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 19th July 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 Meg McKone will give a presentation on "Cliffs and Cactus, Bottle Trees and Blue Gums - Bushwalking in Central Queensland". The six day, 90 km Carnarvon Great Walk climbs from the towering white cliffs of Carnarvon Gorge to the timbered plateau of the "roof of Queensland" nine hundred metres above, and back again, touching on Aboriginal and white history along the way. Meg took an extra day to investigate some of the fascinating geology of the area, then moved on for several days of off-track walking amidst the bounteous wildflowers and elusive rock pinnacles of the Ka Ka Mundi Section of Carnarvon National Park.

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 July 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 from some long standing Club members – Ian Wright explores another great place to walk; Dave Drohan reveals his past achievements as a tiger walker; Matthew Higgins promises more treats in store with two new books soon to be launched. Then we have some newcomers giving us a different perspective – one from baby bushwalker Thea, courtesy of Jenny Horsfield, while Canadian visitor Christine Weisenthal describes her first encounter with the CBC and the Australian bush. For those of you who enjoy the snow, Rowan Peck has arranged some interesting results of a KNP back country visitors survey for you to study.


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