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.


The next CBC meeting will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16th August 2017 in The Hall, Hughes Baptist Church, 32-34 Groom Street, Hughes. The Hall is accessed externally via the car park on the left side of the building (as viewed from the street). Members and non-members most welcome.

At the meeting Zac Zaharias will give a presentation on "Trekking in the Owen Stanley Ranges, Papua New Guinea". Zac Zaharias is a Canberra mountaineer and adventurer. He has climbed six of the world's 14 peaks above 8000 metres. He has been climbing, skiing and trekking for over 45 years and now runs his own adventure business. The 2016 and 2017 treks led by Zac up Mount Victoria in the Owen Stanley Ranges in PNG were the first in seven years and only the fourth and fifth treks to complete the full 12 day, 110km traverse. The trek, commencing from Kanga village at 400m elevation climbs steadily through tropical and subtropical rainforest then into montane forest before emerging in grasslands at 3000 metres. The landscape is rugged and pre-historic looking, dotted with many cycads. Highlights include a number of glacial lakes, numerous orchards and rhododendrons and multiple sightings of the McGregor Bird of Paradise.

Some leaders of walks in the current and next month will be on hand with maps to answer your questions and show you walk routes etc.


The August 2017 edition of the Newsletter is now available online. Members will receive an email with a link to it, and can also view it via the Members Page.

This edition includes articles that put the spotlight on walking in Mulligan's Flat Nature Park, a description of snow-shoeing to Whites River Hut in the Snowy mountains and more.


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