CANBERRA BUSHWALKING CLUB ACTIVITY PROGRAM

June 2007

The program for a month usually covers walks from the second Wednesday of the month to the second Wednesday of the following month. This program covers from the second Wednesday of June to the second Wednesday of July.

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
Where an email address is given below in the form [email to mickeym] the actual email address is mickeym@canberrabushwalkingclub.org.au Where an email address is given below in the form the actual email address is

Saturday 16 June – Bundanoon Circuit – M/E

Late start, short car shuffle. A walk combining various tracks near Bundanoon, visiting Coal Mine Falls, Mount Carnarvon, Tooths Lookout, Fairy Bower Falls, The Amphitheatre, Riverview Lookout and (at dusk) Glow Worm Glen. We will have dinner on the way home. Map: Bundanoon 1:25000 Leader: JeffB Transport: minimum $25 Limit: 12

Sunday 17 June – Wild Cattle Flat – S/E-M

Climb via fire trail east of Captains Flat to the trig station atop the Bollard Ridge from which we get views to the west. Then follow the ridge as it descends through open forest until you cross Ballinafad Creek. Lunch on a hill above the creek, then cross wild cattle flats and back to the cars through open forest. All on trail or easy off track. About 4 hours actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: minimum $20

Tuesday 19 June – Bungonia Gorge – S/M

Walk the signposted Red Track through Slot Canyon. Around 4km and 350m climb. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au/ Map: Caoura 1:25000 Leader: JohnE; contact by 6:00pm the previous Sunday. Transport: minimum $15 + park entry

Wednesday 20 June – MONTHLY CLUB MEETING

8:00pm Main meeting room, St John’s Church Hall, Constitution Avenue, Reid

Summer Walks in the Tasmanian Highlands: presented by Andrew Meers. Relive the magic of summer in the Tasmanian highlands as CBC members visit 15 lakes and six peaks over a week. Andrew will present a report on trips to the Walls of Jerusalem and Mount Ossa in January 2007.

Saturday 23 June – Emu Flat – M/M

Emu Flat and the grassy clearings nearby were among my favorite places in Namadgi before the 2003 fires. They are slowly recovering after being badly knocked about by the fires but their integrity is now further threatened by the proposed construction of a new fire trail between Smokers Trail and Honeysuckle Creek. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000 Leader: TerenceU Transport: minimum $10 Limit: 8

Saturday 23 June – Deua National Park: Breakfast Creek Waterfall Crawl – S/R

This is the first of three days walks in the heart of the Deua. All three walks require at least one 4WD to shuffle in via the Middle Mountain road. This walk will visit three waterfalls and a beautiful fernery along Breakfast Creek and one of its tributaries. Map: Snowball 1:25000 Leader: ChrisL Transport: minimum $25

Sunday 24 June – Afternoon Ramble to Castle Hill – S/E

The climb up the hill is about an hour and quite steep. It’s a lovely viewpoint and afternoon tea spot on top. Map: Natmap ACT 1:100000 Leaders: JennyH and RobH Transport: minimum $5

23-24 June – Jervis Bay Weekend – M/E

On Saturday morning, drive to Fitzroy Falls and walk for 1Ό hours on the west rim then to Cambewarra Mountain for lunch. Then walk 2 hours in the afternoon at Jervis Bay with views of cliffs and the sea between Governor’s Head and the Ruined Lighthouse. On Sunday, walk for 4½ hours from Steamers Bay to St Georges Head and Summerland Bay through coastal forest and heath with many sea views, and morning tea and lunch on beaches. We will hire cabins and on Saturday evening, enjoy a nice but not too expensive meal somewhere. Please book early as I have to fix accommodation, etc, well in advance. Map: Sussex Inlet 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: minimum $35 Accommodation: $10 to $12

Saturday 30 June – Emu Flat (2) – M/M

Last week’s walk to Emu Flat followed the northern part of the route proposed for the new Orroral Tors road. This week we’ll try to get an understanding of the likely impact of the southern part of the route on this much loved area. Map: Corin Dam 1:25000 Leader: TerenceU Transport: minimum $10 Limit: 8

Sunday 1 July – Canberra Northern Nature Parks – L/E

Starting from summit of Mount Ainslie head north to Mount Majura, Old Joe and end up at the Gundaroo Road. A car shuffle will be required. Maps: Mulligans Flat, Goorooyaroo, Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie available from the website Canberra Nature Park Maps. Leader: RogerE Transport: TBA on the day

Sunday 1 July – Harrisons Peak – M/E

A walk through open forest near Captains Flat, initially an hour on a fire trail to Harrisons Peak with views from Lake George to the Tinderry Range. We then walk off track along a lovely open ridge, looping round to another ridge with spectacular views and then back to the cars. About 5 hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat 1:25000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: minimum $15

30 June-1 July – Mt Gudgenby – M/R

Mt Gudgenby, camp in the northern saddle, exit via Naas Creek then via south west saddle to lower end of Bogong Creek then car park. Map: Yaouk 1:25000 Leaders: JennyH and RobH Transport: minimum $10

Tuesday 3 July – The Banks Hut – L/E-M/X

Leave from Caloola Farm. Around 25km and 500m climb. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au/ Maps: Michelago and Colinton 1:25000 Leader: JohnE; contact by 6:00pm the previous Sunday Transport: minimum $10 Limit: 8

Sunday 8 July – Greys Point – S/M-R

A re-run of my April walk which I had to cut short because of illness. A walk in Morton National Park east of Marulan to a spectacular clifftop lookout over the Shoalhaven Gorge. It involves some rock scrambling near Bullangalong Ck and some scrub. Map: Caoura 1:25000 Leader: JeffB Transport: minimum $25 Limit: 12

(6)7-8 July – Royal National Park – M/E

This is a walk over 2 days that traverses the length of Royal National Park and covers about 27 km. We head off Friday evening and stay overnight at the Wollongong YHA. On Saturday we drive to Otford, where we leave our cars before catching the train to Cronulla to board the Cronulla-Bundeena ferry. From Bundeena we walk to Garies Beach and stay overnight at Garies Beach YHA. The entire YHA has been booked for Saturday night. Sunday we walk out to Otford to our cars, and then head home to Canberra. Maps: Port Hacking and Otford 1:25000 Leader: BarryK Transport: minimum $40 Accommodation: Friday $25, Saturday $15 Limit: 12

Wednesday 11 July – Wednesday Walk

The regular mid-week walk series continues, close to Canberra with a destination to be decided. Contact the leader before 8:00pm Tuesday to find out destination and meeting place. Leader: AllanM


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