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This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of January onwards. For more walks, click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

If you are a non-member interested in taking part in Club activities, and want information about activities in the program click on to contact the club. Click on if you are seeking other information about the club.

Please note: Bookings for all walks on a weekend must be made to the walk leader by 2pm on the Thursday immediately before. Some walks may be fully subscribed before this time so early booking is advisable.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information (see menu at left) for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our requirement that all walkers sign an acknowledgement of risks and obligations, equipment hire, search and rescue procedures, etc. For membership enquiries click on .

This symbol indicates a walk that will count towards points in the 50 Peaks in 50 Weeks event.

Wednesday 12 January: Wednesday Walk

The regular mid-week walk series continues, close to Canberra with a destination to be decided. Contact the co-ordinator before 8 pm Tuesday to find out destination and meeting place. Co-ordinator: Janet E.

Thursday evening, 13 January: Mulligan’s Flat – S/E

Meet 6.30 in the main Mulligan’s Flat car park. Go down Horse Park Road, turn into Francis Forde Drive as per sign, then left into Amy Ackman Drive which will take you to the Mulligan’s Flat car park. Nice open bushland. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

(14) 15–17 January: In Strzelecki’s Footsteps (KNP) – L/R, X

Around 40 km, 2000 m climbing, mostly off track. Having recently been foiled by torrential rain and floods, we are going to try it again! We’ll drive down Friday night and camp at Dr Forbes Hut near the Swampy Plain River. Day 1 We’ll climb Hannels Spur ascending ~1500 m (over 8 km), and set up camp near where Strzelecki did, below the crest of Abbott Ridge. Day 2 We’ll ascend Mt Kosciuszko, returning to climb Muellers Peak, Mt Townsend, and Alice Rawson Peak, and then head north along Townsend Spur to camp near the trig station at 1,838 metres. Day 3 we’ll head northwest down to the Geehi River. (I’m thinking that it only makes sense to combine a trip up Australia’s greatest ascending spur with the longest continuous descent I can find.) The descent itself is described in Snowy Mountains Walks by the Geehi Bushwalking Club 8th edition p55. Maps: Mount Kosciuszko 8525-II&III or Youngal 8525-3S, Perisher Valley 8525-2S, and Geehi Dam 8525-2N 1:25,000. Leader: Karen C. Transport: $160 per car, Park entry $16 per car. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Saturday 15 January: Long Point – Shoalhaven River – S–M/E–M

From Long Point Lookout near Marulan, we descend the track into the Shoalhaven Gorge late morning for an afternoon of exploring McCallums Flat, relaxation and swims. We will climb back out in the evening when it should be cooling down, so a late return to Canberra. About 8 km, with 500 m descent and alas the same up again. Map: Caoura 1:25,000. Leader: Linda S. Transport: ~270 km return, ~$100 per car, ~$25–33 per person. Limit: 12.


View of Guthega from Mt Tate

(14) 15–16 January:Tate rekkie – M/M/X

Drive down Friday night and stay at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlotte’s Pass. On Saturday, we will do a rekkie from Guthega to the Guthega trig and perhaps to Stephen Consett pass which I hope can form the final leg of the Mt Tate walk in February. Home on Sunday morning. Map: Geehi Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $110 for the weekend, double/twin – $71 per person for the weekend.

15–16 January: Genoa River – S/M–R

Drive on good tar roads past Bombala to Hopping Joe Creek. Walk downstream several kms and return with little repetition of the route as we can cut across bends in one direction and walk via the river in the other. Minimal ups and downs with plenty of time for swimming in beautiful pools. Lots of river crossings – boots not suitable. Map: Nungatta 1:25,000. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~$42 (distance ~480 km return).

Monday evening, 17 January: Goorooyaroo Nature Park again – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from its junction with the Federal Hwy (the Gungahlin exit). Will probably do Old Joe. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 18 January: NE Border from the Kings Highway – L/E,X

Tromp boring fire trails in the Kowen forest to visit exciting border markers. We found excellent examples of 8” posts NW of here of a previous trip. Around 26 km and 300 m climb. Map: Bungendore. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$5 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Thursday evening, 20 January: Mt Majura – S/E

Be at the entrance to the park beside 39 Mackenzie St, Hackett, just north of the Grayson St intersection at 6.30 for a walk up Mt Majura. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 22 January: Crack-of-Dawn 3: Murrumbidgee River Corridor Casuarina Sands to Kambah Pool – M/M

An early start and off the track before the heat of the day. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leader: Terence U. Transport; drive yourself


Lake Albina

22–23 January: Mt Townsend, Lake Albina and Club Lake – M/M

An alpine pack walk. We go to our campsite in Wilkinsons Valley via lovely Mts Clarke and Northcote, and return via Lake Albina and bubbling Club Lake Creek. We will visit Mt Townsend (2209 m) for some of the best views in Australia, as well as nearby summits on the Abbott Range, with day packs (possibly viewing the sunset from one). Mainly open walking but there is a bit of scrub getting onto Mt Clarke and some of the short climbs are steep little buggers. Maps: Perisher Valley, Youngal (edge) 1:25,000 or Mt Kosciuszko 1:50,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~400 km return, ~$144 per car, ~$36–$48 per person, plus park entry. Limit: 8.

Monday evening, 24 January: Yarramundi Peninsula – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the Black Mt Reserve car park which is accessed only from William Hovell Drive. Just follow the signs but, if going west (e.g. from Parkes Way or the Tuggeranong Parkway), you will need to do the U-turn west of the interchange but before you get to Bindubi St. We will wander through Black Mt Reserve, along the lake shore to the Peninsula before returning via the Himalayan Cedars and cork planation. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au

Saturday 29 January: Bullen Range – M/R

Kambah Pool– top of range, descend to bottom Red Rock Gorge– possible optional and compulsory swims. Map: Tuggeranong 1:25,000 Leader: Rob H. Transport: drive yourself, phone for details.

28–31 January: Holland Gorge – M/R/W

A repeat of a strenuous but enjoyable trip last year. Yadboro–Castle Gap –Clyde River –Holland Gorge –Angel Creek –Crooked Falls –Mt Cole –Monolith Valley –Yadboro. Map: Corang 1:25,000 Leader: Jenny H. Transport:~340 km return, ~$126 per car.

(28)29–30 January: Watson’s Crags weekend – M/M

Drive down Friday night and stay at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlotte’s Pass. The Saturday walk is Charlotte’s Pass to Blue Lake junction on good track then via a basic track then off track to the Crags. Return will be via Twynam, Little Twynam and Hedley Tarn. Shared meal Sat night. Another shorter walk on Sunday, route to be decided. Map: Perisher Valley 1:25,000 Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $110 for the weekend, double/twin – $71 for the weekend.

(28) 29–30 January: Cobberas 1 & 2, Moscow Peak & Cleft Peak (ANP) – M/R, X

Around 20 km, 750 m climbing, all off track. We’ll drive down Friday night and camp near Bulley Creek gate. Saturday we’ll ascend the spur to Moscow Peak and then Cobberas 2, camping that night on the saddle to the south of Moscow Peak (hopefully). Sunday we’ll visit Middle Peak, Cobberas 1 and Cleft peak returning to the car that afternoon. The Cobberas are in the Alpine National Park and form part of Black & Allan’s triangulation scheme for the NSW/Vic border. Maps: Suggan Buggan 8524-S 1:50,000 or Jacobs River 8524 1:100,000. Leader: Karen C. Transport: $225 per car. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8.

Monday evening, 31 January: Gossan Hill – S/E

Meet 6.30, park in the car park behind the old Aranda shops in Bandjalong Crescent, Aranda. We will cross over Belconnen Way, transit Gossan Hill, Bruce Ridge, Black Mt Reserve, the edge of the Aranda Bushland and back to the cars. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 1 February: Brayshaw territory – L/E–M

Visit many of the sites of European settlement in the Naas Creek valley. Around 27 km and 250 m climb, mostly on fire trails. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$20 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Thursday evening, 3 February: Mulligan’s Flat – S/E

Meet 6.30 in the main Mulligan’s Flat car park. Go down Horse Park Road, turn into Francis Forde Drive as per sign, then left into Amy Ackman Drive which will take you to the Mulligan’s Flat car park. Nice open bushland. There are loads of walks in this area, we won’t duplicate the last one. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 5 February: Crack-of-Dawn 4: Canberra Nature Park Isaacs Ridge to Lake Burley Griffin – L/E

An early start and off the track before the heat of the day. Map: ACT 1:100,000 Leader: Terence U. Transport; drive yourself


View from Ginger Ale

Saturday–Sunday 5–6 February: ACT Western Border: Mt Ginini & Gingera etc – S/M

An overnight pack walk in Namadgi along the ACT western border. We’ll walk south from Mt Ginini, peak to peak taking in Little Ginini, Pryor’s Hut, Mt Gingera & beyond. Some on Mt Franklin Road but mostly off track. May do side trips without packs. Flexible with camping spot. Approx 18 km over 2 days with a few 200 m climbs. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leaders: Peter J. and Quentin M. Book with Quentin. Transport: $59 per car. Limit: 8.

Saturday 5-13 February: Wilsons Promontory  M-L /M

Around 110km mostly on track. Two consecutive loop walks on southern end (tidal river, sealers cove, roaring meg, return) and northern end (5 Mile Road Carpark, Johnny Souey Cove Camp, Tin Mine Cove Camp - Lower Barry Ck, return). Walking approx 17km per day carrying up to 4 days food.  Description of walks at: http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources05/05_0857.pdf Map: The Wilsons Promontory Leisure Map 2000 Edition (1:50,000) Leader: Brendan K. 6166 1589(h) . Co-leader: Karen Cody Transport : approx 1482 km return - $533 per car Park fees: $8/person/day.  Limit: 5

Sunday 6 February: Bundanoon Creek – M/E

We descend the Tooths Lookout Track to Bundanoon Creek, where there are good swimming holes and a short side trip to a narrow gorge with waterfall (Vances Falls). Return via the cooler rainforest of Fairy Bower Creek. All on good track but there is a 300 m climb out. Map: Bundanoon 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: ~300 km return, ~$108 per car, ~$27–$36 per person, plus park entry. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 7 February: Mt Ainslie east ridge – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in car park atop Mt Ainslie on the airport side then another route on and around the mountain. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself


For more walks, return to the top of the page and click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.


Page last modified on Tuesday 7 January, 2011
This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of February onwards. For more walks, click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

If you are a non-member interested in taking part in Club activities, and want information about activities in the program click on to contact the club. Click on if you are seeking other information about the club.

Please note: Bookings for all walks on a weekend must be made to the walk leader by 2pm on the Thursday immediately before. Some walks may be fully subscribed before this time so early booking is advisable.

If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information (see menu at left) for details of booking on a walk, gradings, our requirement that all walkers sign an acknowledgement of risks and obligations, equipment hire, search and rescue procedures, etc. For membership enquiries click on .

This symbol indicates a walk that will count towards points in the 50 Peaks in 50 Weeks event.

Wednesday 9 February: Wednesday Walk

The regular mid-week walk series continues, close to Canberra with a destination to be decided. Contact the co-ordinator before 8 pm Tuesday to find out destination and meeting place. Co-ordinator: Janet E.

Thursday evening, 10 February: Goorooyaroo Nature Park–Garroo Hill – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from its junction with the Federal Hwy (the Gungahlin exit). Will do Garroo Hill. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 12 February: Gigerline Gorge – M/R/W

From the car park off Smiths Road, walk the western side of the gorge above the scrub level, cross the river to descend along the gorge to the measuring station, recross the river, then return to start point. Optional and compulsory swims. Map: Williamsdale 1:25,000 Leader: Rob H. Transport: ~$25 per car.

Saturday–Sunday 12–13 February: Mt Tantangra – M/MR

Morning climb to top of Mt Tantangara. Then on to the Wild Horse and the Blanket plains. Next day possibly climb up to Blanket Hill and follow ridge to Blackfellows Hill. Fuel stoves required. Maps Tantangara and Dennison. Leader Roger E. Transport ~$120 per car, ~$30–$40 per person.

Monday evening, 14 February: Cooleman Ridge west – S/E

Meet at the very end of Kathner St, Chapman for a walk along the ridge. No bookings, just turn up at 6.30. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 15 February: Boot and Bulbeck sites in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – M/M

In 1991 a Cultural Resource Survey and Conservation Plan was prepared by David Bulbeck and Phillip Boot for TNR. Let’s see what the years and fire has changed. Around 15 km and 300 m climb. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$8 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Thursday evening, 17 February: Bruce and O’Connor Ridges – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the car park opposite 160 Dryandra St, O’Connor for a walk in these two pleasant areas. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 19 February: Crack-of-Dawn 5: Mount Tennant – M/E–M

An early start and off the track before the heat of the day. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000 Leader: Terence U. Transport; drive yourself


Corang Cascades

19–20 February: Corang Lagoon and cascades – S/E–M

A pack walk of 14 km return on a good track from Wog Wog to a campsite near the Corang River. (There is an alternative campsite 1 km further on if the main one is occupied.) Opportunities for swimming and exploring the cascades (off track) on the Saturday afternoon; return to cars Sunday morning before the day gets too hot. Maps: Corang 1:25,000 or CMW Budawangs. Leader: Linda S. Transport: ~270 km return, ~$100 per car, ~$25–$33 per person. Limit: 8.

Saturday 26 February: Billy Billy Rocks – S/R

Always a magic walk, despite the scrub. Aboriginal Bogong cave en route, spectacular lunch spot atop the rocks. Maps: Corin, Tidbinbilla 1:25,000 Leader: Rob H. Transport: ~$36 per car.
(25) 26–27 February: Mt Tate – M/M/X

(25) 26– 27 February: Mt Tate – M/M/X

Drive down Friday night and stay at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlotte’s Pass. On Saturday, we do Mt Tate. Outward will be along the dam then straight up to the ridge and on to Tate. Return route will depend on a rekkie of the route from Guthega Dam to Guthega Trig in mid January (and on when we get to the top). On Sunday, probably do Guthrie Ridge (i.e. start at the Charlottes Pass car park (from where you leave to do the Main Range) and follow ridge to Spencer’s Creek). Short car shuffle. Map: Perisher Valley, Geehi Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $110 for the weekend, double/twin – $71 for the weekend


Advance Notice

Fri, Sat–Sun (4) 5–March 2011: Talbingo area – L/E, M/E

Stay in simple group accommodation at Talbingo Mountain retreat arriving Friday. Saturday, Buddong Falls, just over 20 km plus an ascent of 400 m, all on track, one steep section. The falls are spectacular as are the views. This walk follows the Hume Hovell in the morning and the return to the cars is via a fire trail. Sunday, Warogong Sugar Loaf, 11 km, again all on track, views and interesting bush. Short car shuttles both days. Both walks described in 70 Walks in NSW, T. Thomas. Shared meal Saturday night. Maps: Talbingo, Yarrangobilly and Blowering. Leader Austin K. Transport: $180 per car (i.e. $60 pp with 3 sharing), accommodation $22 per person i.e. $44 total pp with a minimum 10 people.

Saturday–Sunday 5–20 March: Walls of Jerusalem, Overland Track (Tasmania) – M/E–M

Three days in the Walls of Jerusalem area, with a clockwise circuit on tracks through Herods Gate to Lakes Ball and Adelaide plus side trips to several summits. Then a rest day followed by 7–8 days along the Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. Mainly short days with full packs and optional side trips with day packs to various peaks, lakes and waterfalls. The pace will be moderate but you must be able to cover 58 km with a long haul back pack (without side trips). We will stay in huts where possible on the Overland Track, but tents need to be used in Walls of Jerusalem, and must be carried on the Overland Track. Maps: Walls of Jerusalem NP 1:25,000, Overland Track 1:100,000 Leaders: Linda S. and Jeff B. – expressions of interest to Jeff ASAP after 15 November – remaining places are expected to be taken quickly. Transport: TBA, +$160 track fee + $30 park entry fee. Limit: 8.

9 April to 27 June 2011:Heysen Trail, South Australia – L/R

The trail is ~1050 km long and takes ~65 walking +10 logistic days on track. We’ve organized 10 stages that vary between 4 and 10 days. It traverses the Lofty and Flinders ranges between Cape Jervis in the south and Parachilna Gorge in the north. Expressions of interest are invited before December 2010 from persons wishing to do all or part of the trip. Leaders: Karen C, Jenny & Rob H.



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The picture at the top of this page is of the Murramarang National Park on the South Coast of New South Wales. Club walks extend to the coast and the area around Mt Durras (on the right of the photo) is a favourite destination for cabin-based walking weekends (photo David Briese).