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1 Sep, Sun 8:00AM Otford to Bundeena
Grade:4/6 Length 28km  240m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFast pace | A trip where the leaders will set a fast pace.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Otford Station - Coast Track - Bundeena (ferry wharf). The classic long walk in Royal. Beautiful country and beautiful coastline. A long hard walk with no time for loitering. Very fit walkers only. Joint walk with Bush Club.
Location: Royal National Park
Map: Otford 91294S and Port Hacking 91294N Limit: 10. View

1 Sep, Sun 8:30AM South from Batemans Bay Walk 3 – Rosedale Beach to Tomakin
Grade:3/6 Length 10km Milton Branch
Helen M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAt a relaxed pace and does include a slightly challenging 1km long rock shelf. More gorgeous coastal scenery as we traverse Guerilla Bay, Burrewarra Point, Long Nose Point and Barlings Beach. Walk past Jimmies and Barlings Islands with views of Broulee Island at the end. There are no public toilets and no water supplies along the walk. One-way walk with a car shuffle. View

3 Sep, Tue 9:00AM Bungonia Gorge Green Track (#850)
Fully inside Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Grade:3/6 Length 9km  360m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Leanne W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circular walk staying on high country. A number of magnificent look downs into Bungonia Gorge and the Shoalhaven River. Bring headlight to explorer the entrance of some caves. Some rough track and some steep sections.
Map: Bungonia 8828-2N Limit: 20. View

6 Sep, Fri 9:00AM The Alphabet series.”W”. Wild Flower Garden at St Ives
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.Leader: Philip Wright. Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and down to the creek and fire trail via creek, Mueller Track, where the stillness of nature surrounds you, and up to The Wildflower Garden. Continues to Solander Track. Pretty along the creek, with a waterfall (Phantom Falls). Some quite wet tiny tracks. Lots of ups and downs. Those who use hiking sticks, bring them. Visitors/info centre, next to Senses Track, has a coffee machine and native plant nursery.  Return via a slightly shorter route. Slippery sections. Limit: 15. View

7 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Shaws Ridge – Shaws Creek – Hawkesbury Heights
Grade:4/6 Length 7km  230m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
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.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) In my local area is the beautiful Shaws Creek, which I only have partially explored, so in this walk I plan to visit its upper reaches via a rocky and very scenic ridge, before following its length down to a track, which I know well. Along the way you can expect some stunning swimming pools and patches of rainforest along with gorgeous views along the ridge that leads down to the creek. Rock scrambling and off-track walking.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Springwood Limit: 12. View

10 Sep, Tue 7:14AM Balmain East to Circular Quay (#S600)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Inner West Council
Council of the City of Sydney
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  300m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) The first/last leg of the Harbour Circle Walk with short detours in Balmain, Pyrmont and The Rocks/Barangaroo as time permits. Fully paved with plenty of steps, coffee stops, public amenities and a touch of Sydney’s history. Return from Circular Quay Station to catch the 4.00pm train from Central. Paved paths, steps, coffee shops
Location: City of Sydney Limit: 20. View

10 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Faulks & Blakemans Lookouts (Near Fitzroy Falls) (#195)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  100m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Martyn M.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFrom Yarrunga Rd Fitzroy Falls, head out to Faulks and Blakemans lookouts.  Good views over Kangaroo Valley. Indistinct track in places.
Location: Morton NP (Fitzroy)
Map: Bundanoon 8928-I-S Limit: 20. View

11 Sep, 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

13 Sep, Fri 10:00AM The suburb series of walk: Second Ponds Creek; Allan Porter’s birthday walk
Grade:1/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Allan P.
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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.This walk starts and finishes at The Ponds Shopping Centre. Morning tea and lunch here or at adjacent park. Bring own morning tea and lunch or buy from the shops. Bring a snack in case we end up having a late lunch. The suburb of The Ponds straddles Second Ponds Creek. This creek flows north over 10km from Parklea, through The Ponds and Rouse Hill Regional Park, to join the Cattai River at Annangrove. Along our walk we will see remnants of the woodland that covered this flood plain. As well, we visit Dragonfly Pool and the pretty Ironbark Lake. Mostly on shared concrete pathway.
Location: The Ponds Limit: 30. View

14 Sep, Sat 8:00AM Girrakool – Piles Creek – Scopas Peak – Staples Lookout
Grade:3/6 Length 14km  400m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) This is one of my favourite Springtime walks because the flowers and views on this circuit are spectacular and varied! Expect masses of blooms, and if lucky, we should see plenty of orchids along the way. The Hawkesbury sandstone country we will be travelling through has a lot to offer the intrepid walker, so come along and see for yourself why this area is a must-visit location.
Location: Brisbane Water NP
Map: Gosford 91312S Limit: 20. View

16 Sep, Mon 9:00AM Long Angle and Cripple Creeks
Grade:3/6 Length 13km  300m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Mostly roads and fire trails. Follow Long Angle Creek and Cripple Creek trails to Blaxland. Creek crossings. Cyclists and horse riders also use the fire trails. Some steep sections. Some loose surface on trails.
Location: Springwood Limit: 20. View

17 Sep, Tue 9:30AM Ahearn’s Lookout (#210)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  350m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) Ahearn's lookout is found by following the beginning of Starlight's Track.  Take a left fork leading to Rocky Waterholes Lookout and just past this junction look for a right turn which meanders along the ridge to Ahearn's lookout.  This gives views over the Nattai with Mt Jellore easily identified.  Return by the same route. Rough track, fallen trees and unfenced cliffs.
Location: Nattai NP (Hilltop) Limit: 20. View

17-24 Sep, Tue (08:00AM)-Tue (17:00PM) Nadgee Nature Reserve Bushwalk
Grade:4/6 Length 40km  800m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | An activity that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Nadgee Nature Reserve is a real delight, especially in spring with the wildflowers and hopefully a ground parrot or two. And the coastal scenery is wonderful, with perhaps a sighting of whales! The Reserve is south of Eden and runs down to the border. This full pack walk is out and return featuring multiple nights at two of the best locations in the Reserve – Newtons Beach and Nadgee Beach. From Newtons Beach we spend the time enjoying the beach and the  lovely scenery. From Nadgee Beach, we will do a couple of lovely day walks including a visit to Bunyip Hole and the border marker at Cape Howe.
Location: Nadgee NR Limit: 8. View

19 Sep, Thu 9:00AM Stevos Pass Track to Kangaroo River and up Missingham Steps Circuit
Grade:5/6 Length 9km  430m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Jerry
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) A circular walk from Carrington Falls down Stevos Pass to the Kangaroo River. Cross the river after lunch and up through magnificent rainforest to the Missingham "steps". Very steep descent, off-track, leeches, river crossing, steep slimb up rocks and "steps". Unfenced.
Location: Nellies Glenn and Carrington Falls - Budderoo NP Limit: 8. View

20 Sep, Fri 9:20AM Suburbs series of walk: Campbelltown
Grade:2/6 Length 10km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long
Leader: Lynne Hewitt.  The Alphabet Series: "U" ..UWS Sculpture and Art Gallery Walk A visit to see the sculptures in Western Sydney University, the Art Gallery of Campbelltown and the Japanese gardens behind the Art Gallery.   The Art Centre is a large outdoor sculpture and manicured park area which features a range of permanent and changing exhibitions. Experience the unique sculptures in a beautiful outdoor setting. Experience the Tether of Time - a 15-metre sculpture and meet Esmeralda, the 10-tonne granite prehistoric wombat. Spring time will enhance our visual and smell sense in our visit to the Japanese Gardens. The Japanese Gardens are a special gift from Koshigaya, Campbelltown's Sister City in Japan.   The Gardens symbolise the beliefs and religion of both Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, and Zen Buddhism. The Campbelltown Japanese Gardens feature a traditional waterfall, koi pond, timber bridge, stonework pathways, lush plantings and a 16th Century designed teahouse, handcrafted by Japanese craftsmen. The aim of the garden is to obtain quiet solitude. The design represents elegant simplicity, lending itself to contemplation and heightened awareness. The Gardens is also home to the Arts Centre Cafe, a scenic dining location that overlooks the tranquil gardens.
Limit: 15. View

21 Sep, Sat 8:00AM East Creek exploration
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  250m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Date Changed) Deep inside the Newnes State Forest is an unprotected area worth saving and of course visiting, East Creek. Within its deep sculptured walls, there are wonderful overhangs and sections of towering forest, along with a few superb waterfalls which we will visit along the way. Come see why this area should be included within the Gardens of Stone National Park. Rock scrambling.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

24 Sep, Tue 9:00AM Wanganderry Pass Fire Trail to the Escarpment (#710)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 13km  400m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mark P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThis walk is along the first part of the Bonnum Pic track.  Leaving the fire trail there are a couple of steep gullies to negotiate before joining an old fire trail and then a bush track leading to the escarpment.  Wildflowers are prolific and the view is spectacular. Steep rough track, slippery creek crossing, fallen trees, unfenced cliff edges.  NOTE: Sections of this track have become quite overgrown.
Location: NattaNP (HighRange)
Map: Hilltop 8929-2N Limit: 20. View

27 Sep, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs: Chatswood to Macquarie Park
Grade:3/6 Length 11km  200m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Brad S.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.
Rail to River walk from Chatswood to Macquarie Park via Lane Cove River and The Great North Walk. Slippery sections
Slippery sections Limit: 15. View

28 Sep, Sat 7:30AM The Devils Throat. Top and bottom
Grade:5/6 Length 7km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Following Camp Creek we will visit the incredible Devils Throat, a narrow, deep, short canyon with several spectacular waterfalls, sculptured walls and plunge pools. We will view this natural marvel from the top and bottom. Expect lots of scrambling and the odd tricky bit! Rock scrambling and off-track.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N Limit: 12. View

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