8.30am  | Wednesday 5 January 2022 (open for booking)

DEEP CREEK, NARRABEEN

Meeting place

Meet at Deep Creek Reserve, off Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen.  If coming from the south, the turnoff is immediately on the left after crossing the Deep Creek bridge.  

Leader

Coleen Southall |  0410 549 321

Habitat

Bushland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3km walking on narrow, largely flat track, with steps to the bridge going over the creek.

8.30am |  Sunday 9 January 2022 (open for booking)

LAUGHTONDALE GULLY and WISEMANS FERRY

Meeting place

Meet at the corner of Laughtondale Gully Rd and Old Northern Rd, Maroota.

Leader

Cathy Goswell | 0418 865 421

Habitat

Sandstone woodland, parkland and rainforest

Grade

Grade 2. Approx 3 kms walking on tracks with uneven surfaces and gentle uphill sections and some steps.

8.30am  | Saturday 22 January 2022 - morning only (full - waiting list open)

DAVIDSON PARK, ROSEVILLE

Meeting place

Meet at Davidson Park picnic area at Roseville.   Entry to Davidson Park is from the south-bound lane of Warringah Rd only.  If coming north across Roseville Bridge, it is best to go right to the top of the hill, turn left into Arthur St, turn around somewhere safe, and then turn right at the Arthur/Woodland St lights back onto Warringah Rd to head back down the hill.  Turn left just before Roseville Bridge, following the sign to the boat ramp.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right and follow the road around as far as it goes, stopping at the toilet on the way if necessary.  National Park entry fee of $8 applies unless you have a NP pass.

Leader

Heather Pearce |  0412 051 951

Habitat

Bushland, river foreshore

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3kms on wide bush track.

8.30am |  Sunday 30 January 2022 (nearly full)

CASTLEREAGH and WINDSOR DOWNS NRs

Meeting place

Meet opposite the Northern Auto Wreckers, 557 The Northern Rd, Londonderry. The closest toilets are at McDonalds at 1-21 Cranebrook Rd.

Leader

Daniel McDonald | 0404 374 362

Habitat

Woodland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 2kms at each site on bush tracks and trails.

8.30am  | Wednesday 2 February 2022 (nearly full)

WORLD WETLANDS DAY: SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK WATERBIRD REFUGE, NARAWANG WETLANDS AND MASON PARK

Meeting place

Meet at the south east end of the Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre carpark on Bennelong Parkway.

Leader

Cathy Goswell |  0418 865 421

Habitat

Wetlands, parkland, and woodland 

Grade

SOP: Grade 2.  Depending on the sites, up to 3km of relatively flat walking.
Mason Park: Grade 1.  Approx 1km on flat pathway.

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Location link

TBC

9am |  Sunday 13 February 2022 (fully booked - bookings closed)

CENTRAL COAST WETLANDS (PIONEER DAIRY) and CHITTAWAY BAY

Meeting place

Pioneer Dairy parking area, 1897 South Tacoma Rd.  Veer left off the Pacific Hwy near the Hyundai dealer before the Wyong River bridge, then follow this around to South Tacoma Rd.  After passing under the railway line, the turnoff is on the right.

Leader

Pat Thorn | 0414 248 941

Habitat

Wetlands

Grade

Grade 1 or 2 easy walks, depending on tracks chosen.

8.30am  | Saturday 19 February 2022 (fully booked - bookings closed)

CUMBERLAND LAND CONSERVANCY: WALLAROO & WOMBAT SITES, MULGOA

Meeting place

Meet at the entrance to the property, which is accessed from the turnoff to the Penrith Landfill Depot.  This is just south of the Nepean Christian School.  Once you turn off Mulgoa Rd, parking is immediately on the left opposite the gate on the right.  If the gate is open, drive in and park on the left near the shed.

Leader

Mark Fuller |  0424 440 140

Habitat

Open forest/woodland with clearings and small dams.

Grade

Wallaroo: Grade 2.  Approx 3kms of relatively flat walking with some gentle hills.
Wombat: Grade 3.  Approx 1 km with some steep hills.

8.30am |  Sunday 27 February 2022 (cancelled due to flooding)

MITCHELL PARK AND CATTAI NP

Meeting place

Meet at the second picnic table in Mitchell Park.  National Park entry fee of $8 applies unless you have a NP pass.

Leader

Adrian Dick | 0451 825 403

Habitat

Bushland, woodland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3.2km on bush tracks and fire trails with occasional gentle slopes.

8.30am  |  Wednesday 2 March 2022 (fully booked - nearly full)

WEST HEAD, KU-RING-GAI CHASE NP

Meeting place

Meet at the lookout at the end of West Head Road. National Park entry fee of $12 applies unless you have a NP pass

Leader

Heather Cavanagh and David Cree  |  0419 432 720

Habitat

Sandstone country

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3km of mostly flat walking on tracks and fire trails.

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Sunday 13 February 2022

WARRIEWOOD WETLANDS

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9am | Saturday 19 March 2022 (15 max next year)

BEGINNERS and NEW MEMBERS,

SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

Meeting place

Meet by the Cafe at the Waterview Convention Centre overlooking Lake Belvedere.

Leader

Trevor Waller  |  0467 977 508 

Habitat

Wetlands, parkland, and woodland 

Grade

Grade 1.  Approx. 2km walking mainly on flat paths.

Facilities

Plenty of parking at Bicentennial Park near the café, though it can get busy on the weekends.  Be aware that is a one-way road.  Toilets at the Waterview Café.  Not many picnic tables.

Thursday 20 January 2022

BICENTENNIAL PARK

8.30am | Sunday 27 March 2022 (open for booking)

FLOYD BAY and MIRRAMBEENA

Meeting place

Meet at the end of Hollywood Drive, Lansvale.

Leader

Peter Abraham  |  0451 292 512

Habitat

Parkland, wetlands

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 6km on mainly flat easy concrete paths.

Facilities

Plenty of parking at Floyd Bay but no toilets or picnic tables.  Mirrambeena has plenty of parking, toilets and picnic tables.

8.30am | Saturday 2 April 2022 (open for booking - nearly full)

SHAWS RIDGE TRAIL, WINMALEE and GLENBROOK LAGOON

Meeting place

Meet at the northern end of White Cross Road, Winmalee.   Carry morning tea.   

Leader

Pat Thorn  |  0414 248 941

Habitat

Forest

Grade

Shaws Ridge Track: Grade 2.  Approx 4kms on a fairly flat bush track.
Glenbrook Lagoon: Grade 2.  Approx 1-2kms on a fairly flat track.

Facilities

There is parking in the cul-de-sac at the end of White Cross Rd.  No toilets or picnic tables at either site.  There are toilets at the Winmalee Village Centre, White Cross Road, which is en route to the meeting place.

8.30am | Wednesday 6 April 2022 (open for booking)

FIELD OF MARS, SUGARLOAF POINT and BORONIA PARK

Meeting place

Meet at Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Rd, East Ryde

Leader

Cathy Goswell  |  0418 865 421

Habitat

Forest, mangrove

Grade

Field of Mars: Grade 1. Approx 0.6km Boardwalk loop. 
Sugar Loaf Point: Grade 3. Approx 3 km on bush tracks with short steep hill sections, some rough surfaces and a few steps.

Facilities

Plenty of parking with toilets nearby and some picnic tables.

8.30am | Saturday 23 April 2022 (fully booked)

"WIVENHOE" PRIVATE PROPERTY AT COBBITTY

Meeting place

Meet in the large carpark at the far end of Mater Dei Road off Macquarie Grove Road, Cobbitty.  

Leader

Peter Ridgeway | 0401 481 037

Habitat

Woodland, grassland and riverflats.

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3km on fire trail with occasional small stones, and some gentle hills.  No steps.

Facilities

Plenty of parking with toilets nearby.  No picnic tables.

8.30am | Sunday 1 May 2022 (open for booking)

AIR SERVICES SITE, SHANES PARK

Meeting place

Meet beside the canal in Resolution Ave, Willmot (about 100m from Captain Cook Drive).

Leader

Daniel McDonald  |  0404 374 362

Habitat

Open forest/woodland with clearings

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 5km on level bush tracks.

8.30am | Wednesday 4 May 2022 (open for booking)

CENTENNIAL PARK

Meeting place

Near the crossroads of Parkes Drive and Dickens Drive, Centennial Park.

Leader

Greg McLachlan | 0405 578 967

Habitat

Parkland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3km on relatively flat, even parklands.

Facilities

Plenty of parking, which can get busy on weekends.  Toilets at various locations.

Some picnic tables.

8am  | Saturday 21 May 2022 (bookings closed)

NURRAGINGY RESERVE, WESTERN SYDNEY PARKLANDS

Meeting place

Meet at the Colebee Centre, Nurragingy Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside. 

Leader

Edwin Vella |  0402 067 619

Habitat

Bushland, woodland

Grade

Grade 2.  Approx 3kms on level bush tracks.

Facilities

Plenty of parking.  Toilets at the Colebee Centre.  Some picnic tables near the centre, but these are often being used.

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Location link

Map: Bonnie Vale

 

8.30am | Sunday 29 May 2022 (open for booking)

BONNIE VALE and WARUMBAL, ROYAL NP

Meeting place

Meet at the Bonnie Vale picnic area, off Sea Breeze Lane, Bundeena.  As you come down the hill and around the bend, veer left before the main road turns right,  You will then see the picnic area ahead of you.  Entry fee of $12 applies unless you have a NP pass.  
Leader

Robyn Pedersen | 0438 989 422

Habitat

Forest, shoreline and bushland.

Grade

Bonnie Vale: Grade 2.  Level walking on easy bush tracks.  Approx 3kms.

Warumbal: Grade 3.  Partly eroded and possibly muddy bush track.  Approx 1 kms.

Facilities

Plenty of parking at Bonnie Vale and toilets are near the entrance to the carpark.

Some picnic tables, but not always in the shade.

Parking and toilets available at the picnic area.  Only one picnic table.

8.30am | Wednesday 1 June 2022 (open for booking)

AUSTRALIAN BOTANICAL GARDENS,

MT ANNAN

Meeting place

Meet near the Visitors Centre.  Parking is in the P3 carpark on Cunningham Drive, Mt Annan.

Leader

Heather Cavanagh and David Cree |  0419 432 720

Habitat

Grassland, lakes and forest

Grade

Grade 1.  Approx 3 kms flat walking.

Facilities

Plenty of parking.  Toilets near carpark.  No picnic tables near the carpark.

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Location link

Map: Mt Annan

Sunday 19 June 2022

BICENTENNIAL PARK

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8.30am | Saturday 25 June 2022 (Fully booked)

MISTRAL POINT SEAWATCH, MAROUBRA and CENTENNIAL PARK

Meeting place

Meet at the northern end of Marine Parade, Maroubra 

Leader

Trevor Waller | 0467 977 508 

Habitat

Coastal, parklands

Grade

Mistral Point: Grade 2. Approx. 200m walk to rock platform with some easy rock passage. 
Centennial Park: Grade 1.  Approx 2 kms on flat paved paths.

Facilities

Street parking at Mistral Point, but it can be busy on the weekend. Short walk to toilets.  No picnic tables.
Plenty of parking at Centennial Park but it can get busy.  Toilets available.  Some picnic tables but not usually used by the group.

8.30am | Sunday 3 July 2022 (open for booking)

RICHMOND LOWLANDS AND SURROUNDS

Meeting place

Meet at Pughs Lagoon, Smith Park, corner of Old Kurrajong Road and Francis Street, Richmond

Leader

Greg McLachlan |  0405 578 967

Habitat

Pastureland

Grade

Grade 1. Approx 3 kms, mainly flat on paths or roadsides.

Facilities

Plenty of parking at Pugh's lagoon with toilets and picnic tables nearby.  Depending on route taken after leaving the lagoon, toilets and facilities might not be nearby.