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1 Feb, Thu 9:00AM Paddle Illawong to Sandy Point (#K310)
Grade:4/6 Length 20km Southern Highlands Branch
Keith H.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripThis paddle will explore the Georges River & tributary creeks as they pass through the Georges River NP. From Illawong we head upstream passing under the Alfords Pt Bridge enjoying the NP bordering both banks of the river. We will break for lunch at one of the numerous beaches beside the Park’s picnic areas, before returning along the same course. En route we will have the chance to explore Mill Ck and a section of Salt Pan Ck. Participants to provide their own craft & are required to wear a correctly fitted PFD. Hazards: Tidal. Deep water. Possible wake from motorboats.
Location: Georges River Limit: 12. View

1 Feb, Thu Wollangambe Two
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Limited numbers. Swim/float/walk/scramble down the gorge. Side forays into Serendipity and Whungee Wheengee Canyons. Must be able to swim well. Lilo/flotation device and helmet are mandatory. Bring dry bags. Wet suit recommended. About 10 km.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N View

2 Feb, Fri 1:10PM Gorgeous by Day, Magical by night series : Horseshoe falls, Fairy Falls, Burgess Falls, Glow Worm Nook falls; Oakland Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Leaders: Allan Porter and Philip Wright. Starting from Hazelbrook, we walk once during the day so as to familiarise with the route in day light. Then we have a break to have dinner before we walk in the dark to see the Glowworms. Chinese/Thai/Foodworks/Petrol Station available at Hazelbrook village. You must commit to both day and evening walks before RSVP. Bright headlamp with spare batteries is essential for your safety. If you arrive with no headlamp, you will be turned back. The evening hike will be shortened to ensure we make the last train at 10:35 pm. Steep steps, tree roots, slippery sections. Limit: 8. View

2 Feb, Fri 9:00AM World Wetlands Day Special
Grade:2/6 Length 6km  50m Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.It is World Wetlands Day (the theme is "It’s Time for Wetlands Restoration"). We'll be looking at several sites on the Kurnell peninsula; the order depends on tides, but we shall cover Boat Harbour and Quibray Bay. Some walking, but also opportunities for those with long lenses to record the waders. Sandy tracks, some rock hopping.
Location: Boat Harbour Limit: 12. View

3 Feb, Sat 8:00AM The Cascades trail and Clover Hill trail
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  300m Sydney Branch
Richard Y.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Leader Changed) This is a trip with 2 sections and both are a waterfall lovers paradise with many falls and pools to explore and savour and if you dont mind the chilly water, a great place for a dip or two! I plan to go as far up these 2 watercourses as I can and in the process we will encounter a hellva lot of waterfalls. Rock scrambling/hopping.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP Limit: 15. View

3 Feb, Sat Wollangambe Seven
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe next instalment of our Wollangambe exploration. Limited numbers. Park one car at GR 652 942 near Tessellate Hill access track and another one on Danes Way, Mount Irvine. Walk/swim/boulder/scramble down the gorge to the planned exit point at GR 646 967 (new to the leader). Climb towards Tessellate Hill, visit the Tessellated Pavements and the area around it, then walk back to the vehicles. Bring helmet (mandatory) and dry bags. Wet suit strongly recommended. Lilo optional. Must be able to swim well. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Wollangambe 89312S View

4 Feb, Sun 8:02AM Darvall Park to Lane Cove NP
Grade:3/6 Length 24km  533m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Updated Details) We start the walk at Darvall Park, Denistone. The walk will continue at Terrys Creek and then at Browns Waterhole to join the Great North Walk; finish at Lady Game Drive, Lane Cove NP. The walk will follow the creeks, Lane Cove River and will pass through remnants of shale blue gum forest. At Darvall Park the circumference of a massive blue gum is 6.5m. There are also turpentines & blackbutts. This valuable bush land provides a corridor for wildlife such as water dragons & rosellas. Hopefully, Anthony, a NPA member & volunteer bush worker, will join & enlighten us with his knowledge of Darvall Park. Slippery when wet.
Location: Lane Cove National Park
Map: lane cove river park Limit: 20. View

4 Feb, Sun Green Island Visit and Picnic
Milton Branch
Helen M.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicSwim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longVisit Green Island and/or swim, laze, float, paddle, socialise and picnic at Cunjurong Beach (park at nearby Cunjurong Point boat ramp). We will cross to the island around 9:30 am (tide and swell dependent) for a swim/snorkel/walk and return by around 11:15 am. Join us for the crossing or after we return to Cunjurong Beach. View

5 Feb, Mon 8:42AM Springwood south side
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  320m Sydney Branch
Janet R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAny new walkers please state your experience. Lawson L/O, Blue Gum Lodge loop, Magdala Creek, Yondell extension track. Springwood Station. Loose leaves, steep sections.
Map: Springwood 90304S Limit: 15. View

5 Feb, Mon 9:35AM Watsons Bay to Bondi
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  330m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is a great coastal walk to escape the heat. There are great views en route and the invitation to have a surf at Bondi at the conclusion of the walk. You can purchase your lunch at Bondi, too. Booking essential. Include your mobile, emergency contact and NPA numbers. Some stairs and not much shade, so bring a hat and plenty of water.
Location: Eastern Suburbs
Map: Sydney Heads 91302N Limit: 20. View

5 Feb, Mon Wheeny Gap from the South
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark at GR 792 887 on Bells Line of Road, climb onto the ridge to the north and continue to GR 800 906, where the ridge splits. Take the left branch and find a way down via this narrow spur to Wheeny Creek at around GR 798 921. Walk to Wheeny Gap, stop for a swim. Find a way up to the east of Wheeny Gap – there are currently two options that can be investigated. Both these options lead back to the ridge, from where we will walk to the cars. Exploratory. 10-13 km, depending which option goes. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Kurrajong 90304N and Mountain Lagoon 90313S View

6 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Bundanoon – 3x short walks (#600)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Martyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Fully Booked) Three short but different walks to Erith Coal Mine, Lovers walk, and Dimmocks Creek. Hazards: Slippery rocks, rough track, some off track, steep climbs, rock hopping.
Location: Morton NP (Bundanoon)
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S Limit: 20. View

7 Feb, Wed 8:51AM Bell – Submarine Rock and back
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  440m Sydney Branch
Bandula G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Starting at Bell Station, walk along track to Centre of the Universe and on to "Submarine Rock" on the banks of the Wollangambe River. We will walk through beautiful pagoda country. Steep and slippery sections, creek crossings. Limit: 15. View

7 Feb, Wed 9:35AM North Head loop
Grade:2/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
Jill M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Manly Wharf via Shelly Beach to North Head, and back via Collins Beach. Wonderful harbour and ocean views.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park Limit: 15. View

7 Feb, Wed 8:30AM White Sands Walk – Hyams Beach to Vincentia
Grade:2/6 Length 6km Milton Branch
Jon R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Leaders: Jon and Elaine Rigter. From base at Blenheim Beach we explore the beautiful shores of Jervis Bay including Hyams Beach, Chinamans Beach, Greenfields Beach and the White Sands Walk to Plantation Point, and maybe the shared pathway to Vincentia for coffee. Various lengths of walk are possible depending on participants. Car shuffle possible. View

8-9 Feb, Thu (10:30AM)-Fri (16:23PM) Gorgeous by day Magical by night series: Burralow Creek
Grade:3/6 Length 3km  60m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(Fully Booked) Leader: Allan Porter and  Philip Wright. The most spectacular display of glow worms in Blue Mountains is found at Burralow Creek . It is Australia’s answer to New Zealand’s Waitomo Caves. The rock walls around Bulcamatta Falls are inhabited by thousands upon thousands of glow worms. It’s like standing in the middle of a galaxy surrounded by billions of stars. Starting from Burralow Creek campground, we walk once during the day so as to familiarise with the route in day light. Then we have a break to set up camp or to check in at accommodation, then have dinner before we walk in the dark to see the Glowworms. Allan is planning to camp. Philip is planning to stay at Archibald Hotel at Kurrajong. Camp ground is available at Burralow Creek. Booking is walker’s own responsibility. You must commit to both day and evening walks before RSVP. Bright headlamp, preferably with red light, with spare batteries is essential for your safety. If you arrive with no headlamp, you will be turned back. Next day, we will do some other hikes, maybe Mount Tomah and Mount Banks before heading home, depending on weather.... how much rain and state of trail.. Crossing creek. Limit: 9. View

9-12 Feb, Fri (14:00PM)-Mon (10:00AM) Bundeena Car Camping Weekend
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  120m Southern Sydney Branch
Bob C.
Camp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPaddle | A canoe or kayak tripSwim | A trip that involves swimmingSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) Car camping weekend Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2024. As it will be in the middle of summer and possibly hot, activities will not be set in concrete. However walks from the campsite to Jibbon Beach, Jibbon Head, Aboriginal rock carvings and possibly a litter further on Saturday will be available, and on Sunday, wander across the bridge up to Maianbar.  Plenty of opportunity the rest of the day for swimming, kayaking, paddle boards etc and a quiet supper on the beach watching the sun go down. Kayaks can be hired, or bring your own watercraft. PFDs compulsory. Explore the beautiful Cabbage Tree Basin! Small tents are the go.  No Taj Mahals. Bookings for Bonnie Vale Camping Ground are essential.
Location: Royal National Park Limit: 30. View

10 Feb, Sat 8:30AM Smugglers Ridge circuit walk
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  250m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingSmugglers Ridge - Marramarra Creek - Marramarra Ridge. Interesting walk in Hawkesbury sandstone country. Possible swimming in Marramarra Creek. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Marramarra NP
Map: Cowan 91304N Limit: 15. View

11 Feb, Sun Chatswood to Woolwich Wharf
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  240m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This relatively easy walk is selected to keep us cool & shady for now. We start from the heart of north shore suburbia to get to the middle of the harbour. There are many tall trees along the way before we reach Lane Cove NP. We then follow the Great North Walk to get to Woolwich. We will see many historic & heritage listed houses in Hunters Hills. Wet when slippery.
Location: Lane Cove National Park
Map: Lane Cover River Park Limit: 20. View

12 Feb, Mon 9:10AM Bondi to Coogee
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  194m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Escape the heat as much as possible and walk along the coast to Coogee Beach, where you can buy your lunch. You can stay on and have a swim at Coogee, at your own risk. Great coastal views and sea breezes. Booking essential, giving your phone, emergency contact and NPA numbers. Many stairs, including one long climb and some street walking. High UV and not much shade on the walk.
Location: Eastern Suburbs
Map: Bondi 91302S Limit: 16. View

12 Feb, Mon 9:00AM Hazelbrook to Lawson
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  400m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Visit Terrace Falls, Victor Falls, Cateract Falls, Federal Falls, Adelina Falls and Junction Falls. This requires a bit of out and back walking, because of track closures. Some rough track. Slippery wet rocks. Creek crossings.
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

12 Feb, Mon 9:15AM Kings Cross to Rose Bay Ferry
Grade:2/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
John M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.We walk around 4 bays and through 5 parks to the Rose Bay Ferry. From Kings Cross we head to Elizabeth Bay, then around Rushcutters Bay and across Darling Point to Double Bay Beach. From there to Rose Bay. All with good harbour views.
Location: Sydney Harbour Limit: 15. View

13 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Clover Hill Rd to Balancing Rock (#540)
Fully inside Shellharbour City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  250m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) 34586
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Clover Hill Rd is a management track leading to a rough track down to the Macquarie Rivulet.  After crossing the rivulet there is an indistinct track which leads to Balancing Rock and a lovely waterfall.  Return is by the same route. Hazards: Rough track, slippery creek crossings, steep sections.
Location: Macquarie Pass NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

13 Feb, Tue 8:30AM Kayak Kangaroo R. – Bendeela towards Hampton Bridge (#K100)
Fully inside Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 6km  1m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Keith H.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Slow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.Bring your own kayak or rent.  Book kayaks with leader at least 1x week beforehand. From Bowral Pool we depart at 8:30 am which is one hour earlier than normal departure time. We drive to Safari Kayaking located in Kangaroo Valley arriving around 9’ish where we select our kayaks/canoes and life jackets. Kangaroo Safari will transport our kayaks to Bendeela and the car pool follows on. Once set up and in the water, we head upstream for about 3km to a lunch spot and then make our way back to Bendeela where our boats are returned to Safari Kayaking and we drive back to Bowral. The cost per person for boat hire (TBC). Leader will provided details when established with hire co. Cash payable on the day. Please have the right amount of cash as we need to make a single payment. Cossies, hat, sunscreen and plenty of drinking water will be the go. Mostly still water. Possibility of one short section with quick flow if river is flowing. Participants required to wear a correctly fitted PFD.
Map: Bundanoon 8928-1S and Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View

13 Feb, Tue 8:30AM Narrawallee Inlet Kayaking
Length 10km Milton Branch
Herbert F.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripLeaders: Herbert Frey & Leslie Reddacliff. Grade: Easy, PFDs compulsory. Paddle upstream with tide through mangroves with crystal clear water. Morning tea and lunch on banks.
Map: Milton 89272N Limit: 12. View

14 Feb, Wed 9:30AM Cronulla Circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
Jenny R.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A short but pleasant walk with beautiful water views, beaches and parks. We walk along the Esplanada, Darook and Gunnamatta Parks and back to the station. Mostly paved paths, a little sand walking and street walking. Mainly flat but with a few ups and downs. Limit: 14. View

14 Feb, Wed 8:24AM Glenbrook to Tunnel View Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  400m Southern Sydney Branch
Loan
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Cancelled) Down to Jellybean Pool crossing Glenbrook Creek at the Causeway. Up Campfire Creek to the Link Track and on via Portal Waterhole to the Tunnel View Lookout. If a clear day, views northeast across Sydney Basin and northwest to Mount Banks and Mount Hay. From Tunnel View Lookout steep track down to Glenbrook Creek and back to Glenbrook Station. Steep, a little of off-track and creek crossing. Limit: 15. View

14 Feb, Wed 11:30AM Walkers get together
Sydney Branch
Mal
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalkers lunch at O'Donoghues, Emu Plains. View

14 Feb, Wed 9:00AM Washerwomans Beach to Cunjurong Point
Grade:2/6 Length 7km Milton Branch
Wendy
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.Walk from Washerwomans Beach via Red Head, Inyadda Beach and Manyana Beach to Cunjurong Pt. This is a mix of beach and road for the best views ever! Coffee etc. at Cunjurong Point Café. View

15 Feb, Thu 8:30AM Rocky Waterhole Creek via Chasm LO Hilltop
Grade:5/6 Length 15km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSocial | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) From Wattle Ridge carpark track head we will walk to Chasm Lookout and then backtrack to an abandoned fire trail to beautiful Rocky Waterhole. And return via as yet unchartered tracks. Off-track, unfenced cliff tops, slippery, navigation and heavy terrain. Steep ascent/descent.
Location: Nattai NP (Hilltop) Limit: 10. View

16-18 Feb, Fri (15:19PM)-Sun (15:19PM) Colo Gorge, Boorai Creek and Barakee Pass
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Swim | A trip that involves swimmingA 3-day adventure. Day 1: From Culoul Range Trail, descend to the Colo River. Establish a base camp. Day 2: A recce day to explore a route up through the cliffs on the western side, and beyond for a future trip (around Barakee Pass). Day 3: Walk up Boorai Creek to about GR 737 220 and then climb back to the ridge and the cars. About 20 km total. Great swimming in between walking. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Colo Heights 90313N and Six Brothers 90314S View

16 Feb, Fri 1:09PM Gorgeous by Day, Magical by night series : Adelina Falls, Junction Falls, Federal Falls, Cataract Falls, Convict Hole
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  250m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(Fully Booked) Leaders: Allan Porter and Philip Wright. Starting from Lawson, we walk once during the day so as to familiarise with the route in day light. Then we have a break to have dinner before we walk in the dark to see the Glowworms. Chinese/Lawon Hotel/IGA/Bowling Club/ Petrol Station available at Lawson. You must commit to both day and evening walks before RSVP. Bright headlamp with spare batteries is essential for your safety. If you arrive with no headlamp, you will be turned back. The evening hike will be shortened to ensure we make the last train home from Hazelbrook at 10:35 pm. https://www.caveanimaloftheyear.org.au/2023/glow-worms Steep steps, tree roots, slippery section. Limit: 8. View

17 Feb, Sat 8:31AM Lockyers Track – Coxs River Road – Mt York
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  330m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This walk through history as part of Lockyers Track was handbuilt by convicts and Coxs River Road was commissioned by Governor Macquarie and built by Cox in 1814/15. Gorgeous mountain scenery with superb views along the way.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Hartley 89304N Limit: 20. View

18 Feb, Sun 8:30AM Mount Kembla Tracks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  350m Illawarra Branch
Col M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEducational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Walk on tracks, fire trails and short section of a quiet road from Mt Kembla Lookout to 3 locations - Mt Kembla Summit, Ring Track and Ridge. Great bush scenery and coastal views. Possible leeches.
Location: Illawarra Escarpment SCA Limit: 16. View

18 Feb, Sun 9:00AM Point Upright and Durras Trails
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Shauna G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longStunning scenes including pristine beaches, remnant rain forest and spectacular cliffs with steep headlands, followed by a gentle forest amble along the shoreline of Durras Lake and its nature trail. The swell on the day will define how far we can travel along the rocky shoreline, but we will anyway have to pay close attention to the prevailing local conditions as we scramble over sometimes slippery boulders. Options for swim if conditions are right.
Map: Durras 89261S View

19 Feb, Mon 8:34AM Grand Canyon
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  420m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Note early train. From the station, walking to Evans Lookout via Braeside Trail. From Evans Lookout follow the Grand Canyon to exit up Neates Glen. Aiming to catch bus to Katoomba for express train back to Sydney. Wet rocks and stairs. Short tunnel has uneven floor. Sometimes you will need to duck your head and crouch where the path goes underneath rock overhangs.
Location: Blackheath
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

19 Feb, Mon 10:02AM Taronga Zoo to Balmoral
Grade:3/6 Length 7km  130m Sydney Branch
John H.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFirst time friendly | A trip that is perfect for most new members (assuming you have a reasonable level of fitness)Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.A shortened summer walk around the cool and scenic shores of Sydney Harbour. You can see a preview of the walk at https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/australia/new-south-wales/balmoral-beach-to-taronga-zoo?mobileMap=false&initFlyover=true, but we are only going from the Zoo to Balmoral - the second part of the preview. Booking is essential, giving your mobile, emergency and NPA membership numbers, please. There are steps and some longer stairways. Can be muddy.
Location: Sydney Harbour National Park
Map: Sydney Heads 91302N Limit: 20. View

20 Feb, Tue 9:30AM Drawing Room Rocks & Brogers Creek & Swim (#102)
Fully inside Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 5km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) 35148
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Fully Booked) This is a short walk but leads to a beautiful lookout over the coast. The track is steep but is well worth the effort. After returning to the cars, we will take a short drive to Brogers Creek for a bonus short walk to a lovely waterhole so bring along your cossies if you feel like a swim.       Hazards: Rough track, steep sections, unfenced cliffs.
Location: Barren Grounds NP (Woodhill)
Map: Kangaroo Valley 9028-4S Limit: 20. View

20 Feb, Tue 7:00PM Zoom Talk: Darryl Jones – Surviving and thriving in the suburban wilderness
Southern Sydney Branch
Brian E.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8102670640?omn=84015111024 Surviving and thriving in the suburban wilderness. They are often so familiar we hardly notice them. But all those magpies, lorikeets, cockatoos, ravens, ibis and the rest are special. Against all the odds, they have survived the immense changes wrought by humans and have announced: "We belong here too!". This talk explores why some birds are so successful in the urban landscape and how we can enhance it for less resilient species. Darryl Jones is Professor Emeritus of ecology at Griffith University in Brisbane, where he has spent over 30 years investigating the interactions between people and birds. He has written over 200 scientific articles and 8 books, the latest being Curlews on Vulture Street (2022) and Getting to Know the Birds in Your Neighbourhood (2023). View

21 Feb, Wed 9:00AM Box Vale Tramway and Forty Foot Falls
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  420m Southern Sydney Branch
Paul L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Box Vale Tramway has a closed section that will be avoided on this walk. The Tramway itself with historic 85m tunnel to the lookout over the Nattai Gorge Lookout is muddy and open. This walk will start at the Box Vale Track carpark and branch off to visit the Forty Foot Falls on the Nattai Creek and the confluence of the Nattai River. Then return to the Tramway Track to proceed to the lookout for lunch. While the Tramway is flat walking, the track down to the base of the falls includes steps and a ladder. Hazards include muddy surfaces and slippery steps.
Location: Mittagong
Map: Mittagong 8929-2S Limit: 16. View

21 Feb, Wed 9:30AM Cheltenham to Cheltenham
Grade:3/6 Length 9km Sydney Branch
Sylvia C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Walk from Cheltenham Station and return through lovely bush tracks with creek crossings. Some street walking.
Location: Lane Cove National Park Limit: 15. View

21 Feb, Wed 9:00AM Secrets of St Georges Head
Grade:4/6 Length 15km Milton Branch
Maureen C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will mostly follow ‘walk 28’ in the book Best Walks of The Shoalhaven beginning on Steamers Track and, amongst other beautiful places, visit Kittys Beach, St Georges Head and Steamers Beach, returning via Blacks Waterhole. Limit: 10. View

23-29 Feb, Fri (00:00AM)-Thu (00:00AM) Central West Cycle Trail
Length 364.2km  2,121m Sydney Branch
Rob G.
Cycle | A cycling tripAccommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.Those who are seriously considering joining us, will be provided with our itinerary and accommodation bookings, however you will need to make your own accommodation bookings. Numbers are limited! The Central West Cycle (CWCT) Trail is the premier Western New South Wales cycle route with relatively gentle gradients the majority of the way and plenty of resupply points, pubs and small town take away joints. It is suggested that you bring morning and afternoon teas and lunches as there may not be facilities when we stop for breaks. This is an unsupported trip, therefore there will be no support vehicle. Thursday 22 February, arrive in Mudgee, NSW
Friday 23 February, commence CWCT,  Mudgee
Friday 1 March, finish CWCT, Mudgee
Length: 364.19 kms. Route type: circular. This route is a mixture of lovely gravel roads and sealed tarmac. Although gravel might not be every ones cup of tea it makes for nice riding with less traffic.Taking everything you would need for bicycle repairs, including two (2-3) spare tubes is essential for this ride as well as a first aid kit, sun screen, water, helmet.
Location: Mudgee View

23 Feb, Fri 10:51AM The Alphabet series: “U”Umina Beach to Woy Woy, Heather Birthday walk
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.RSVP only accepted from 2 weeks prior to 7 pm the day before event. Enjoy a bit of Italy. Celebrate Heather's birthday: Walk from Umina Beach to Woy Woy via Ettalong where we have lunch at a unique Mediterranean inspired village. Take a scenic train ride to Woy Woy and then bus to the start of the walk at Umina Beach. Walking mostly beside beaches and Brisbane Water; mainly on footpaths and cycle paths. Occasional uneven ground.
Location: Brisbane Water Limit: 15. View

23 Feb, Fri 7:25AM Wheeny Gap Passes from the South
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Park at the corner of Old Coach House Road and Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong Heights. Walk north on the ridge on the fire trail to its end, then find a way down to Wheeny Gap at around GR 802 923. Visit the pool and find another way up to the east. Return to the cars. Exploratory. 13-15 km, some on trail. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mountain Lagoon 90313S and Kurrajong 90304N View

24 Feb, Sat 8:00AM Grand Canyon – Cliff Top Track – Braeside walk
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  200m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.This is one of those classic Blue Mountains walks which never fails to satisfy with its combination of waterfalls, spectacular views, sections of superb canyon and so much more!
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: CMA Katoomba Limit: 20. View

25 Feb, Sun 8:30AM Bundeena circuit
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  270m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSwim | A trip that involves swimmingBundeena - inland track - Marley Beach - Coast Track - Jibbon Head - Bundeena. Beautiful coastal walking in Royal. Loop walk with plenty of views, aboriginal rock art and a number of beaches. Finish with a swim near Bundeena. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Royal NP
Map: Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 15. View

25 Feb, Sun 9:00AM Lake Tabourie Paddle
Length 12km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Paddle | A canoe or kayak tripPaddle Lake Tabourie from the ocean to Lucy Kings Creek. PFDs compulsory. Experience the abundant bird life of this tranquil lake. Paddle distance approximately 12km. 9 am launch. Contact leader by email helenmd12@gmail.com for details. View

25 Feb, Sun 3:17PM The Middle Valleys
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longGardens of Stone SCA/Ben Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more.  This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 8k. All off-track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Gardens of Stone SCA
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

25 Feb, Sun 8:05AM Thornleigh to Eastwood
Grade:3/6 Length 15km  600m Sydney Branch
Geoffrey.L
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Hopefully, this is the last Sunday of walking in the shade. We will start from Thornleigh Station & follow the GNW along the creeks, river & tall trees to Browns Waterhole. We then again follow the creeks with birds chirping above to Eastwood. The GNW section is moderately challenging with creek crossings & can be slippery. Creek crossings & slippery.
Location: Lane Cove NP Limit: 20. View

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