Useful and Interesting Links
- Kosciuszko Huts Association
- Canberra Cross Country Ski Club
The Canberra Cross Country Ski Club promotes interest in cross-country skiing and friendship among people who enjoy cross-country skiing, as well as educating, training, coaching and encouraging members of the Club. The CCCSC ski-touring program comes free with membership and swings into action as soon as the snow falls.
- ACT Rogaining
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross country navigation. Rogaines are generally day and night events in which teams of two to five travel on foot, navigating by map and compass. Events range in time from 6 to 24 hours. Teamwork, endurance, competition, and an appreciation of the natural environment are features of the sport.
- ANU Mountaineering Club
The ANU Mountaineering Club is involved in a large range of outdoor activities; bushwalking, snowshoeing, canyoning, climbing, cycling, kayaking, rogaining, orienteering, cross country skiing and mountaineering. The club runs weekend trips and weekly events for a wide range of fitness and experience levels.
- Brindabella Bushwalking Club
The Brindabella Bushwalking Club (formerly Family Bushwalkers Inc) offers day walks on weekends as well as longer pack walks. The club also operates short, slower paced and very easy walks suitable for families with young children. On some of these, use of strollers will be possible. Walks may be in Canberra bushland, typically two hours duration, or outside Canberra, typically a half day duration, often including a picnic lunch.
- ACT National Parks Association
The National Parks Association of the ACT promotes national parks and the protection of our fauna and flora, scenery, natural features and cultural heritage. They do this by lobbying and by hands-on work parties. Outdoor activities include field trips, work parties, day walks and longer pack walks, and car camps, to enable members to better appreciate and enjoy the natural phenomena and cultural heritage.
- ACT Walking for Pleasure
- Bushwalking Australia
- Bushwalking NSW
Bushwalking NSW is the peak body representing 63 Bushwalking Clubs and 9000 members across NSW and the ACT. It promotes the adoption of sound environmental conservation practices, informs member clubs about relevant track and access issues, promotes inter-club social activities, and engages in safety training.
- Bushwalking Victoria
Bushwalking Victoria has been the peak body representing bushwalkers in Victoria since 1934 with a membership of about 80 member clubs and 7000 members. Its aims are to promote bushwalking, engage in activities that add value to the community and proactively represent the interests of recreational bushwalkers.
- Walking SA
- Bushwalking Queensland
- Federation of WA Bushwalkers
The Federation of Western Australian Bushwalkers Inc is the peak body representing bushwalking interests in that state, with about 900 members across 9 different clubs. It monitors legislation which may affect the interests of bushwalkers, lobbies organisations and directs public opinion to improve and preserve of the bushwalking environment, as well as providing a forum for sharing ideas.
- NSW National Parks Association
- Johnny Boy's Walkabout Blog
John Evans' website - provides an immense resource for the Canberra bushwalker. There are descriptions and downloadable GPS track maps of nearly 900 walks around Canberra, as well as lists of huts, waterfalls and other natural and manmade features, complete with photos. Everything you need to plan a walk in the Canberra area can be found here. Regularly updated.
- Quentin's Bushwalking Website
- Feral Kaza
Karen Cody's website - provides access to her log of bushwalking and cross country ski trips undertaken over the last 6 years, including some classic long-distance walks such as the Australian Alpine Walking Track, theHeysen Trail and the Larapinta Trail. It also contains useful information on gear, food, safety and navigation.
- Photodiary of a Nomad
David and Pennie Briese's website - contains descriptions and many photos of over 200 well-known and lesser known walks, covering over 7500 km of tracks in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Turkey, the Himalayas and the Andes. A useful resource for those who want to get a feel for a track before they walk it. Regularly updated with new walks and the odd canoeing, kayaking, cycling or other adventure.
- Gang-Gang Photogallery
- John Chapman Bushwalking
- Every Trail
- Best Hike.com
- New Zealand Tramper
Walkopedia is an interactive directory of the world's best walks and hikes. It has a continually growing collection of walks and hikes, and aims to provide good travel writing about and pictures of each walk described, as well as information to help prepare for expeditions. Walkopedia seeks contributions about new or existing walks form readers.
- Bushwalker magazine
'The Bushwalker' is the official magazine of Bushwalking NSW. One aim of the magazine is to keep our members informed of current events and other relevant information. Another aim is to inspire both members of Confederation clubs and non-members to go bushwalking. The magazine is published quarterly and distributed free to affiliated clubs.
- Australian Alps National Parks