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1 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Griffiths Trail Circuit (#350)
Passes through 2 LGA's.
The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Shoalhaven City Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Ian G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) A circuit walk through varied vegetation including forest and open heathland.  A short detour to a lookout gives views along the coast.  There are many birds and a lovely lunch spot by the creek. Rough track, slippery rocks and creek crossing.
Location: Barren Grounds NP
Map: Robertson 9028-4N Limit: 20. View

4 Oct, Fri 9:30AM Suburbs series : Kenthurst
Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Marilyn C.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longWe will visit the Boongala Native Gardens and Rainforest View

5 Oct, Sat 8:00AM Megalong Creek – Coxs River – 6 Foot Track
Grade:4/6 Length 10km  350m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.Come along and explore a part of the Blue Mountains that few have ever visited as it's hidden away, although it's not that far from the beaten track. Megalong Creek is a waterfall lover's paradise with so many gorgeous cascades and falls with sculptured rocks and pools, all within a place of granite and solitude. We will also follow the Coxs River downstream to where the McKanes Falls (Bowenfels) Bridge is reached as this section of the Coxs River is also in the granite belt and has numerous falls too. All worth a photo and a swim if you're feeling in the mood. Rock hopping and off-track.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Hampton 89304S Limit: 12. View

5 Oct, Sat 8:30AM Waterfall to Wattamolla
Grade:3/6 Length 18km  300m Sydney Branch
Greg L.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Waterfall Station - Couranga Track - Wallumarra Track - Curra Moors Track - Coast Track - Wattamolla. A great one-way walk starting at the train station and finishing near the ocean. Forest, heath land and interesting scenery along the way. Joint walk with Bush Club.    
Location: Royal NP
Map: Otford 91294S Limit: 15. View

6 Oct, Sun 8:00AM Pisgah Rock – Erskine Creek – Jack Evans Track – Nepean Lookout
Grade:4/6 Length 6km  300m Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Swim | A trip that involves swimmingWalk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | 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.Without a doubt this is one of my favourite walks in the Blue Mountains! Why you may well ask? Stunning scenery with surprisingly wild country so close to Sydney, with some superb walking along Erskine Creek, which is rich in pools and cascades, as well as rugged clifflines. One of the pools is about a 100 metres long and it's a fantastic place for a swim of course! Also, expect to see lots of spring blossoms along the way as we meander down the creek. Basically a good hike for hedonists and nature lovers that won't fail to satisfy your inner cravings for the wild side of life! Rock scrambling.
Location: Blue Mountains National Park
Map: Penrith 90303N Limit: 20. View

7 Oct, Mon 8:50AM Peggys Pool and Birdwood Gully
Grade:3/6 Length 10km  250m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Out and back to visit Peggys Pool. Then to Tom Hunter Park and descend to Springwood Creek. Walk through Birdwood Gully with a look at the wind eroded caves. Some steep and loose track. Some overgrown and vague track. Maybe wet rocks at stream crossings.
Location: Faulconbridge
Map: Springwood Limit: 20. View

8 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Jellore Floral Reserve Circuit West (#720)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:3/6 Length 8km  200m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Margie
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA circuit walk on trails through Jellore State Forest with stunning views from spectacular lookouts. Beware of Koalas. Rough fire trail and unfenced cliff edges.
Location: Jellore State Forest Limit: 20. View

9-17 Oct, Wed (17:00PM)-Thu (08:00AM) Kosciuszko Full Pack Walk
Grade:4/6 Length 50km  1,300m Sydney Branch
Richard T.
Accommodation | 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.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longA six night full pack walk involving Daveys Hut, Kidmans Hut, and Mawsons Hut. Exact details will be determined by weather and other factors. We camp near these huts but not in them so everyone needs to be fully equipped for the variety of conditions in the area. We stay at ski lodge in Jindabyne for a night on either side of the walk with our regular BBQ overlooking the lake. Always a pleasure walking in Kosciuszko area and this will feature some great scenery and bush in an area new to the leader.
Location: Kosciuszko NP Limit: 15. View

9 Oct, 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

11 Oct, Fri 9:30AM The Suburbs Series : Cheltenham, Eastwood
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Ian B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Booking opens 2 weeks prior to event.  Walk from Cheltenham Railway Station to Eastwood Railway Station via the Lane Cove National Park. Follow fire trail along Devlins Creek to the junction of the Great North Walk (GNW). Follow GNW until we come to the turnoff to the Terrys Creek Track. Follow this track through various parks to Terrys Creek falls and on to Vimiera Park. Road walk to Eastwood Railway Station. Possible sighting of flannel flowers and other flowers in bloom during this walk. Rough and slippery track in a few spots. Creek crossings. View

13 Oct, Sun 8:00AM Kiama Coast Walk
Grade:3/6 Length 22km  250m Branch
Carol T.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) Covering the north, mid and southern sections of this beautiful section of coast with sublime views, we will start at the sparkling Minnamurra River, passing Cathedral rocks, then onto Bombo Headland for views over the quarry.  Making our way through Kiama’s pristine beaches we will visit both blowholes then head over the rolling green hills on our way to Gerringong.  If the Werri lagoon is unsafe to cross, the walk will be adjusted to suit. Minor hazards include sand walking, slippery rocks, river crossing
Location: Illawarra
Map: Kiama 9028-1S Limit: 8. View

14-27 Oct, Mon-Sun Madagascar wildlife and walking tour
Sydney Branch
Mark G.
Accommodation | An activity that involves an overnight stay, using hard-roofed accommodation such as a cabin, hut or hotel.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.Social | A trip where people will be encouraged to interact and chat with each other.(Fully Booked - Ask leader about waiting list) This trip will be run by the experienced Exodus Tour company which I’ve travelled with on several occasions to parts of Africa and found them to be very professional and extremely informative and exciting in the locations they visit and the guides they provide. Accommodation is of a high standard. This is a small group trip with maximum of 12. Currently 8 spaces left. View

15 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Bangadilly Circuit (#810)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:4/6 Length 14km  320m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Keith W
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(Fully Booked) A circular walk in the Southern section of Bangadilly NP. Combining management tracks, walking trails & open cross country we will walk through an interesting blend of Sydney Basin & Tableland flora & also walk along a rarely visited section of the Wingecarribee River. Steep climbs, some off track, unfenced cliffs, uneven surfaces.
Location: Bangadilly NP (Canyonleigh)
Map: Hansworth 8929-3S Limit: 20. View

17 Oct, Thu 8:30AM Where the waters meet, Guula Ngurra NP
Grade:5/6 Length 18km  480m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Explorer Walks) Neil O.
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 walk to Murrawall where the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Rivers meet. At this junction the Aboriginal story of Gurangatch and Miragan can be appreciated. Steep descent and ascent, scrambling over rocks along the Wollondilly River.
Location: Guula Ngurra NP (Canyonleigh) Limit: 8. View

18 Oct, Fri 10:07AM The Alphabet series.”W”..Wentworth falls lake circuit
Grade:2/6 Length 8km  100m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
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.Cafe | A trip that involves a relaxed stop at a cafe.LEADER: Philip Wright Start with a coffee at the famous German bakery,  Then walk to Wentworth Falls lake. The circuit around the lake shows you the serene beauty of the lake. Admire the water birds, sculptures and the flora...Maples, tea trees, grevillea ( specific to this area), isopogan, sun Orchid, wild strawberries, tree ferns, and of course Waratahs and rhododendrons flowering in October. There are more species unknown to the leader. Botanists  are invited to join the walk to enrich our knowledge. If you are lucky, you will see redbellied snakes. On return to the station, you can treat yourself with the famous pastries at the German bakery. View

20 Oct, Sun 7:28AM Pagoda Spurs and Ravines West of Genowlan Creek
Grade:5/6 Sydney Branch
Yuri B.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind out for yourself why this unique area must be better protected for future generations. Park at Airly Mountain or on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk to the top part of The Grotto, then north to the bottom end of Ladders Defile. After a quick visit, explore the highly dissected terrain of pagodas, slots and spurs to the east, bounded by Genowlan Creek gorge. Return via Lyrebird Defile. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

21 Oct, Mon 9:22AM Federal Pass
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  500m Sydney Branch
Allan P.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) Walk to the old Catalina Raceway and through The Gully to Katoomba Cascades. Then Clifftop Walk to Echo Point and descend to the base of the Three Sisters. It is a short walk then to join the Federal Pass. After Leura Forest climb up to the Amphitheatre Track and on to Leura Cascades. Walking to Leura. Good track. Lots of stairs.
Location: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba Limit: 20. View

22 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Patons Fire Trail (#630)
Fully inside Wingecarribee Shire Council
Grade:2/6 Length 9km  150m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Sue G.
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPatons Fire Trail meanders through forest to a lookout over Bundanoon Creek. Return by the same route. Rough track, steep section, unfenced cliff edges
Location: Meryla SF
Map: Bundanoon 8928-I-S Limit: 20. View

25 Oct, Fri 10:00AM The suburbs series of walk: Dangar Island
Grade:1/6 Length 5km  100m 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: Lynne Hewitt. Join us for a tour to this idyllic island just a hop, skip and a jump from Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn. Upon arrival on this car-free oasis of bush, beach and tranquillity, we will be welcomed by tree-lined palms and jacarandas. On the lower grounds we'll walk past the Bowling Club and Bradleys Beach. On the higher grounds we'll get great views of the Hawkesbury River. We'll also walk past a Blackbutt – Rough-barked Apple Forest. Enjoy the scenic train ride across the Hawkesbury River and a joy ferry ride to the island. Enjoy lunch or Devonshire tea at Dangar Island Depot before taking the ferry back home. Bring money for ferry ($8.50 one way adult, $4.30 one way concession (not sure seniors are considered concession)).
Limit: 15. View

29 Oct, Tue 9:30AM Minnamurra Rainforest (&BBQ) (#365)
Fully inside The Council of the Municipality of Kiama
Grade:2/6 Length 4km  196m Southern Highlands Branch
(SH Tuesday Walks) Mike M
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longSlow pace | A trip where the leader will set an easy pace.(Leader Changed) Starting at the Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, enjoy spectacular rainforest, waterfall and canyon views from several viewing platforms along Minnamurra Falls walk. Finish with an optional BBQ lunch. (BYO) A circuit walk on well formed tracks.
Location: Budderoo National Park Limit: 20. View

30 Oct, Wed 9:00AM St Ives walk
Grade:3/6 Length 12km  320m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) RSVP Direct to heatherlakiss@gmail.com   Commencing Kitchener Street, St Ives and heading towards the fairly steep Management Trail up to the Wild Flower Garden and onto the Information Centre to view the native plants, snake and lizard on display. Coffee is available there from the machine.  Stop for morning tea.   Continue to St Ives Showground where Tree Tops is situated, a challenging climbing area for all ages, view other venues and have our packed lunch.  Return to the WFG.  Option to leave the WFG onto Mona Vale Road for a bus to Gordon Station or continue back to Kitchener Street initially on a different WFG route and return via the Management Trail. Limit: 15. View

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