We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about bushwalking with NPA. If your question is not answered below please contact our Activities Coordinator
How do I join a bushwalk?
All NPA activities appear in the program. To join a walk, follow the contact information for that walk. Introduce yourself to the leader if you’ve never done a trip with them before. Make sure your expectations, fitness, stamina and fitness is a good match for the walk. If unsure, discuss with your leader.
What should I do where it says ‘no need to contact’?
These are walks where the leader is happy for you just to turn up. These walks have clear meeting points and times in the description.
Am I insured?
All NPA members are covered for personal injury and professional indemnity providing they are participating in a club activity.
How do I keep up to date with the program?
When you join the NPA you are automatically added to the Short Notice Bulletin email list. Each week we email out a list of the most up to date activities program.
If you require a hard copy printed program, please call the office (Tel: 02 9299 0000) and we can mail a copy to you.
How do I submit a photo?
We love receiving photos from the walks you’ve been on. Please email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short description of where it was taken and who’s in the photo.
What to do if I’m injured or sick on a walk?
If you aren’t feeling well or become injured on the walk, let your trip leader know immediately. Your trip leader will be able to assess the situation and help.
Can I bring my kids?
Although we don’t run activities specifically for families, children under 18 year olds may take part in the NPA activities program under supervision of a responsible adult. We encourage the child’s parent or guardian to contact the trip leader beforehand to discuss the trip, and find out if is appropriate. Have a conversation around the child’s previous experience, skill set and their expectations of the trip. Discuss how you can all make the experience a positive one.
- bushwalking101.org – bushwalking training and interactive guide
- bushwalk.npansw.org.au – NPA’s bushwalking program
If you would like further information about bushwalking with NPA contact our activities coordinator using the form below or call the NPA office on (02)9299 0000.