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Welcome to join one of the most popular, active and happy meetup group in Australia! Meet other local people who are interested in exploring more about this beautiful city Sydney and its outskirt area! This group is a private, not-for-profit group. Therefore donations have been introduced some of the events we run. Apart from urban walks and bush walks, we have also introduced a series of fun social activities during week days such as dining out, movies, festivals, expos to maximize your social networking experience. So JOIN US NOW, and see what is our next life adventure will take you to. Let us Meet, Play, Laugh, Walk and Explore....(All members by joining the group is under acknowledgement and acceptance of our public waiver shown as below, please read before you join).

Public Waiver

By RSVP Yes" to any events of our group is on the acknowledge and acceptance of our Public Waiver Section. You must answer the question"Do you understand that you are responsible for your own safety for this meetup" to be able to reserve your attendance of the meetup events!

Acknowledgement and Waiver The Sydney Walking and Social Meetup Group advises all intending and actual participants in any of the activities of the group that any or all of those activities may be considered “adventure sport” require appropriate physical fitness, competence and equipment and may involve an element of risk. Participants in any activity of the group do so voluntarily and in the knowledge of the fitness, competence and the equipment required and fully understanding and accepting the risks involved. All participants acknowledge that they take part in such activities at their own risk and will hold none of the Group, the leader(s), others involved in organising or assisting with the activity or any of the other participants in an activity responsible for any death, injury or loss that may result to them or to others through participation in the activity whether due to negligence, misadventure, accident or otherwise. Those inviting visitors on activities or deliberately or otherwise providing details of Group activities to others indemnify the Group and agree that in doing so they have made the terms of this Acknowledgement and Waiver clear and that those participating in an activity as a consequence do so in full acceptance of this Acknowledgement and Waiver. The Group, its leaders, those assisting in organising and those participating in an activity may, to the fullest extent permitted by the law, rely on this Acknowledgement and Waiver as a bar or limitation to any claim for death, injury or loss that may result from such activity.
You must read the public waiver section before you RSVP any of the meetup events. When RSVPed" Yes" to any events, you warrant that all of the information you have provided is both complete and correct and you agree to the terms of this Acknowledgement and Waiver and indemnify the Group, its leaders , those assisting in organising and those participating in an activity for any death, injury or loss that may result to them or to others through participation in the activity.

BUSHWALKING REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES:

1. Walks are planned ahead of time as best they can be. Sometimes unforeseen events require the organiser of the walk to change the date. If you've signed up, you will be notified if this occurs. Hopefully you can still participate.

2. Walks can also be cancelled. This is typically due to the organiser being ill or bad weather. Often these cases arise on the last minute. All organisers need to cancel a walk no later than 7:30am the day of the walk. Waiting later than that is very unfair to the participants.

3. You should always check your email and meetup.com prior to leaving your home before attending a walk to make sure there are no last minute changes.

4. If a walk fills up and you still want to go, email the walk organiser and see if they'll let you come along.

5. First aid kits need to be taken on all Blue Mountains or major bushwalks! I have one that I'm happy to let other organisers use if they don't have one and I am not going on the walk. Please make sure to return it to me the week after the walk is over.

6. Your walk ideas are encouraged so send them to me or another organiser. It would be nice to offer more walks so come on and volunteer to be an assistant organiser.

Upcoming events (5)

[4.5km] Lake Parramatta Reserve Loop

Location visible to members

Starting Point: Outside Lake parramatta cafe at Illawong drive, north parramatta
Start time : 11 am
Finish Point: return to the start point
Finish Time: 1 pm
Grade: Moderate
Distance: 4.5 kms

Transport Op: Lake Parramatta Reserve has a free car park right at the entrance of the park, with a capacity of 68 parking spots. If this is full, you should be able to find suburban street parking nearby. You can easily access the reserve via Lackey Street off Bourke Street in North Parramatta If you prefer to use public transport, bus route number 609 stops at Bourke Street. For time please check the schedule on: https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip. Don't forget to bring and wear your mask in public transport.

Host: Karishma[masked] (text only pls)

Gratuity Fee: $5 for meetup running costs (will be collected in the beginning of walk, please prepare the right change) =========================================
The Lake Parramatta Reserve is a man-made reservoir just north of Parramatta, and 30 kilometers west of the Sydney CBD. Lake Parramatta was officially opened for swimming in the beginning of 2015 after more than 70 years of closure due to unclean water.

The Lake Parramatta Reserve is home to a lot of native birds and animals that you may spot, such as rosellas, cockatoos, kookaburras, frogs and lizards.

The great thing about Lake Parramatta Reserve is that it gives you the opportunity to experience bushwalking in Sydney and wildlife whilst still being close to both the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs.

Hiking in the Lake Parramatta Reserve offers a great day out, as you walk through 75ha of bushland, around an idyllic lake with a decommissioned dam.

Lake Parramatta was created as a result of the damming of Hunts Creek in 1856. The lake is now a recreational area with picnic facilities and three marked bush walking trails.

The longest trail is the full circuit walk that loops around the entire lake. The other two walks are much shorter and easier to do.

We will be doing the full circuit loop walk around the lake. =========================================
IMPORTANT NOTES:
- You are responsible for looking after your own health and safety. You must also take care not to put other people at risk.
- please keep the 1.5m social distancing within the group the entire event.
- You are a healthy individual with no symptoms of illness ie: cough, flu, cold or other underlying health issues etc. If unwell, please stay at home!
- Wear comfortable outfit and sturdy walking/hiking boots.
- Bring at least 1.5L water, hat, sunscreen, hand sanitiser, raincoat just in case of wet weather etc.
- The gratuity of $5 cash/person is used towards the running cost of this group. Please bring correct change on the day.

[8 kms] Parramatta river walk

Cafe W

Starting Point: Cafe W, Ermington
Start time : 11 am
Finish Point: return to the start point
Finish Time: 1.30 pm

Transport Op:
For public transport, please check the schedule on: https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip.

The Parramatta River is such a tranquil setting that you'll forget you're in Sydney. You can enjoy the sunshine, Marvel at a passing ferry and get your daily dose of exercise.

Starting out at Cafe W, we will take a walk along the beautiful Parramatta River. There are plenty of rest spots along the way where you can sit on a park bench for a snack/lunch and enjoy the scenery. We will walk till the fork and spoon cafe in Meadowbank. In case you don’t end up carrying lunch/snacks, you can grab something from the cafe:)

Host: Karishma[masked] (text only pls)

Gratuity Fee: $5 for meetup running costs (will be collected in the beginning of walk, please get the right change.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
- You are responsible for your own health and safety.
- Bring at least 1.5L water, hat, sunscreen, hand sanitiser, lunch picnic.
-Please be respectful as organisers put a lot of effort into organizing events; and update your RSVP as soon as you couldn't attend. 3 No-Shows with no news at all, and you'll be permanently banned from all future events.

Please get the right change of $5 gratuity fee!

[7 kms] Parramatta park loop

Location visible to members

Starting Point: The Gatehouse Tearooms which are inside the park, just on the corner of Pitt Street and Macquarie Street.
Start time : 11 am
Finish Point: return to the start point
Finish Time: 1 pm
Grade: Easy

Transport Op:
For public transport, please check the schedule on: https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip.

Nearest station: Parramatta is a 20–25 walk away
Nearest ferry: Parramatta Wharf is a 20–25 minute walk away

Parking: There is a large car park to the left of the entrance on Pitt Street. There is a two hour time limit Monday–Friday, three hours at the weekend.

Host: Karishma[masked] (text only pls)

Gratuity Fee: $5 for meetup running costs (will be collected in the beginning of walk, please get the right change)
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Parramatta Park is a beautiful setting for walking and cycling with its 3.2km loop cycle lane and shared paths. We will take two loops of the park. The tranquil oasis of parramatta park has several kilometres of roadway running through it, all on a one-way system and with a dedicated pedestrian lane, and also a cycling lane. There’s masses to explore within the 85 hectares of the park!

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IMPORTANT NOTES:
- You are responsible for your own health and safety.
- Bring at least 1.5L water, hat, sunscreen and hand sanitiser
-Please be respectful as organisers put a lot of effort into organizing events; and update your RSVP as soon as you couldn't attend. ⚠️ 3x No-Shows with no news at all, and you'll be permanently banned 🚫 from all future events. 🚷

Please get the right change of $5 gratuity fee!

[5km] Platypus Loop Track

Bidjigal Reserve

Starting Point: 251 Excelsior Avenue, Castle Hill.
Start time : 11 am
Finish Point: return to the start point
Finish Time: 1 pm
Grade: Moderate
Distance: 5 km (2.5 kms each loop)

Transport Op: Bus 600 For time please check the schedule on: https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip. Don't forget to bring and wear your mask in public transport.

Host: Karishma[masked] (text only pls)

Gratuity Fee: $5 for meetup running costs (will be collected in the beginning of walk, please prepare the right change) =========================================
This walk provides the opportunity for views into Coachwood and Excelsior Creeks and then a walk along the shady valleys of these creeks amongst ferns and Coachwood trees. On warm days Eastern Water Dragons can be seen in Excelsior Creek.

Distance: 5 kms
Grade: Moderate
Time: 2 hours (One hour each loop)

Possibility to exit the walk in one hour, at the end of the first loop if you prefer an earlier get out point.

Facilities: Toilets are located at the edge of the playing fields in the adjacent Eric Mobbs Reserve There is a picnic spot at the beginning of the track with tables and a wood fired barbecue.

Track Status: Mostly bush paths with an uneven surface. We will be doing two loops in both clockwise and anti-clock wise direction. In case, you wish to stop at the end of the first loop, you will finish in one hour. =========================================
IMPORTANT NOTES:
- You are responsible for looking after your own health and safety. You must also take care not to put other people at risk.
- please keep the 1.5m social distancing within the group the entire event.
- You are a healthy individual with no symptoms of illness ie: cough, flu, cold or other underlying health issues etc. If unwell, please stay at home! - Wear comfortable outfit and sturdy walking/hiking boots.
- Bring at least 1.5L water, hat, sunscreen, hand sanitiser, raincoat just in case of wet weather etc.
- The gratuity of $5 cash/person is used towards the running cost of this group. Please bring correct change on the day.

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