How to

Want to

- improve your fitness
- explore national parks, reserves and wilderness
- meet new people
- learn bush craft and navigation?



The Canberra Bushwalking Club offers all this and more, with an activity program that caters for all levels of experience. Our walk leaders are experienced and know the best places to walk around Canberra and further afield; they will be happy to share their knowledge with you.

In a typical week, the Club program might offer you

- an evening walk of about two hours to one of the hilltops in the Canberra urban area
- a day walk in a national park or reserve on tracks and through grasslands
- a more challenging day walk exploring a creek that cascades through rain forest
- a weekend walk to, say, the Budawangs, an area of spectacular cliffs, caves and waterfalls.

The Club also offers extended activities - for example a series of day walks from budget accommodation in an alpine area, or a ten day, carry-everything adventure through remote parts of Kakadu. Other activities include cross-country skiing, canoeing, cycling and canyoning. The Club also runs classes on finding your way in the bush – map and compass navigation as well as GPS navigation.

Come for a walk with us if you are interested in becoming a member.


8pm Wednesday 16th April 2014 in The Hall, Hughes Baptist Church, 32-34 Groom Street, Hughes.

The Hall is accessed via the car park on the left side of the building - as you face the main entrance. Members and non-members most welcome.

At the meeting local historian and author Matthew Higgins will present: "Life at the top: Clement Wragge's Mt Kosciuszko weather station". From 1897 to 1902 a group of mainly young men lived on top of Australia gathering weather data for one of Australia's most colourful and unconventional meteorologists, Clement Wragge. His Kosciuszko project saw people live on the summit year-round at a time when it was considered madness to do so.

Also at the meeting some of the leaders of walks being conducted in the following month will be on hand with maps to answer your questions and show you walk routes etc.


The April 2014 edition of the it Newsletter is now available online. Members by now should have received an email with a link to it, and can also view it via the Members Pages of the menu.

Read about the recent River Crossing Training Day at
Pine Island in this issue



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The picture at the top of this page is a view from the top of Mt Feathertop, Victoria's second highest peak, back along The Razorback towards Mt Hotham. The club has organised week long walking trips to explore the Victorian high country based at a lodge in Mt Hotham (photo David Briese).