Bushwalking NSW represents the interests of over 12,000 bushwalkers and hikers from 69 bushwalking clubs in NSW and ACT.
The organisation represents non-commercial bushwalking and hiking clubs throughout urban and country regions, providing a united voice for bushwalkers to local, state and federal government agencies on bushwalking and conservation issues.
- Strives for the establishment, preservation and wise management of national parks and wilderness areas by creating public awareness of environmental issues and lobbying government agencies
- Encourages government authorities to adequately fund national parks and conservation areas
- Presents NSW and ACT bushwalking issues to Bushwalking Australia, the peak national body for non-commercial bushwalking
- Provides information on conservation, and tracks and access issues, through monthly e-newsletters, The Bushwalker quarterly magazine, and email alerts
- Opposes hunting in national parks and state forests
- Initiates petitions on issues of concern to bushwalkers
- Supports the lobbying efforts of like minded organisations
- Promotes the creation of new walking tracks
- Pursues a policy of Leave No Trace when camping or bushwalking