CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

After May 2005

For more walks, see the Program for last month or next month.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Information for Walkers for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our disclaimer, search and rescue procedures, equipment hire etc.


If you are interested in taking part in Club activities, contact walkinfo@canberrabushwalkingclub.org.au

Wednesday 8 June – Wednesday Walk

The regular mid-week walk series continues, close to Canberra with a destination to be decided. Contact the leader before 8pm Tuesday to find out destination and meeting place. Leader: Allan M.

Saturday 11 June – Yaouk Peak – M/R

This route is partly on and off track. It’s a great peak just to the south of the ACT border.Map:Yaouk 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny and Rob H. Transport:~$14

Sunday 12 June – Deua N.P. Breakfast Creek and Waterfall – M/MR 

 From the Minuma fire trail we divert across bush to a tall mossy waterfall on Breakfast Creek. We will find a way to the base of the falls. Thence proceed further downstream beneath a beautiful stretch of mature tree ferns before departing the creek and heading back to the fire trail. Map: Snowball 1:25000 Leader: Chris L. Transport: about $12

Sunday 12 June – Shanahan’s Mountain, Horse Gully Hut – M/M

We will take the track to the top of Shanahan’s Mountain for superb views and then drop down to Shanahan’s Falls Creek. This involves some scrambling on scree slopes. We will travel cross country to the picturesque Horse Gully Hut for lunch. We will return along a fire trail to the Mount Clear campsite. Map: Colinton 1:25000. Leader: Gerald D. Transport: ~ $15

11-13 June – Royal National Park – L/E

Leave Canberra mid morning Saturday, lunch at Robertson then to Minnamurra Rainforest for a loop walk (1½ hrs) to the Falls. On Sunday, do Otford-Gairies Beach (17.8km, 5 ½ hrs actual walking) along the spectacular coastline of the Royal National Park and associated features. On Monday, short walk before lunch at the Pig and Whistle, Robertson on the way home. Nights at Gerringong youth hostel. Shared ‘everyone bring something’ meals both evenings. Map: to be provided. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w) stan.marks@dotars.gov.au. Transport: $40-$50 Accommodation: ~$45.

11 - 13 June – Chimney Ridge - Mt Stony, Kosciuszko NP – M/M, alpine.

Mt Stony stands as a prominent bluff of large tors looking out from the southeast edge of the Kosciuszko plateau over the middle Snowy valley. We’ll explore a route to it from Dead Horse Gap and Chimney Ridge, returning via Mt Terrible and the Brindle Bull, total 30km. Its mostly open walking without steep slopes, though an early dump might encourage us to dust off the snowshoes and snowcamping techniques - if you’re unsure about these I’ve notes to help. Map: 1:25k Thredbo. Leader: Rupert B. Transport and part NP fee $50.

11-13 June – Tantangra Plain, KNP – M/M

A ramble around Tantangra Plain visiting huts and hills along the way. Saturday traverse Blackfellows & Blanket Hills to Witses Hut before camping near Tantangra Creek. Sunday, cross plains to Gooandra Hut then more plains to camp at the feet of Mt Tantangra. Monday, climb Mt Tantangra, passing Harveys Hut along the way, before following ridge back to cars on Tantangra Dam Rd. Maps: Denison & Tantangra 1:25000 Leader: Lauraine R.Transport: $30 Limit: 8

Saturday 18 June – Muldoonen Nature Reserve – M/E-M 

This reserve is just south of the Hume Highway between Gunning and Yass. The walk will explore the reserve, which consists of undulating country with a cover of nice, open forest. A mixture of track and easy off track. About 4hrs actual walking. Map: Gunning 1:50,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w), email: stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport:  ~$12

Sunday, 19 June – Black Mountain Reserve – S/E 

Be at the end of Frith St near electricity sub-station at 2pm. The walk goes most of the way up Black Mt to the ‘hat band’ track where you can enjoy some views you didn’t know about.  Then spend the rest of the afternoon wandering around the reserve which has not been badly affected  by the new road. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w) stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a lift.

Saturday 25 June – Ridge above Gibraltar Creek – S/R

This is a short exploratory walk along part of the ridge above Gibraltar Creek and finishing at Woods Reserve. A short car shuttle will be necessary. Maps: Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla 1:25,000 Leader: Rob H. Transport: ~$8.

Sunday 26 June – Enchanted Hill – S/E

A short winters walk in the Canberra Nature Park on the outskirts of Canberra’s southern suburbs. Late start and early finish. Map Tuggeranong 1:25,000. Leader: Roger E. Transport: nil need to make own way to start. Limit 12 

(25)-26 June – Murramarang Winter Solstice Walk – M/E

Escape from Canberra’s winter and celebrate the coming of summer. We drive down to Pebbly Beach on Saturday afternoon then walk along the coast to a magnificent campsite with fabulous views up and down the coast. On Sunday we continue along the coast (with day packs) to Pretty Beach then return over the Durras Range. The coastal section is a combination of pleasant tracks, rocky headlands and beaches, while the Durras Range (up to 300m above the sea) is all on track and features views of the Budawangs and the coast and has a scenic descent through rainforest. Map: Kioloa 1:25000. Leader: George C. Transport: ~ $25.

25- 26 June – Jervis Bay gourmet weekend – Sat S/E, Sun M/E

On Saturday morning, walk 1½ hrs on west rim of Fitzroy Falls, then to Cambewarra Mountain for lunch. 2hr afternoon walk at Jervis Bay from Governor’s Head with views of cliffs and sea. On Sunday, 5 hrs actual walking from Steamer’s Bay to St George’s Head and Summerland Bay through coastal forest and heath with many sea views, and morning tea and lunch on beaches. Cabin accommodation. On Sat. evening, eat out somewhere nice but not too expensive. Map: to be provided. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w), email: stan.marks@dotars.gov.au. Transport: ~$50 (includes park entry). Accomm: ~$30.

Saturday 2 July – Bushfold Flats – M/E-M 

Starting from the Booroomba Rocks car park, walk the recently re-instated Alpine Track along the back of Mt Tennant.  After lunch, take the Bushfold Flats track as it swings off to the west, then traverse the full length of the flats before returning to the cars. Bushfold Flats is a delightful area of open forest and grassland. 4 ½ hrs actual walking, mostly on track. Map: Williamsdale 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w), email: stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: ~$8

3 - 10 July – Cradle Mtn-Lake St Clair on snowshoes – M/M, alpine.

The ‘Reserve’ is a wonderful experience in any season, but not many see those dramatic black mountains capped gleaming white. Most of the well-made track (60km), and the huts, remains free of snow, but we’ll take snowshoes and tents to make the most of the experience. Maps: 1:100 k Cradle Mtn – L St Clair NP. Leader: Rupert B. Transport: tba

Saturday 9 July – Black Range – M/E 

From the Forbes Creek track head, follow the trail north through attractive open forest to South Black Range trig point with its enormous rock for morning tea, then on along an open ridge for about a km to rejoin the track. Then on to lunch before returning along the track. About 4hrs actual walking. Has some of the feel of a coastal forest. Map: Bombay 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w), stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: ~$12

Sun 10 July - Tinderry N.R.- South Tinderry - S/R

From the Michelago - Jingera Rd, a short, slow walk with steep scrambles and (genuine!) "thick bush", but the views across the Murrumbidgee Valley to Namadgi and the Snowies are magnificent. Map: Tinderry 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~$15. Limit 12. 

Saturday 16 July -   Wild Cattle Creek (M/M) 

This walk is south of Captains Flat in the Tallaganda National Park. It is a wander, mostly off track, along ridges through light, open forest and along the wide open valley of Wild Cattle Creek and other watercourses. About 4 hrs actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), 6274 7350 (w), stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: ~$15

7 - 8 August – Kiandra - Four Mile Hut snowtrip, with camera – E/M, alpine

Winter turns the usually drab hills south of Kiandra into sweeps of sparkling white, broken by silhouettes of rugged, burnt snowgums. We’ll head for 4 Mile Hut (6km) on snow shoes, camp nearby, and do a sidetrip towards the Nine Mile. Bring your camera to experiment with the unusual lighting and atmospheric effects. Maps: 1:25k Cabramurra or 1:100 k Yarrangobilly, Tantangara. Leader: Rupert B.. Transport: $33

For more walks, see the Program for last month.


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