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This page covers activities for a month starting from the second Wednesday of February. 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.


Corang Cascades

Wednesday 9 February: Corang Lagoon – M/M

A summer splash in a lovely lagoon! Drive to Braidwood and through Mongalowe to Wog Wog car park. From there, the walk is along tracks across undulating country to Corang Lagoon. After a swim we will return on the same track. Back in Canberra around 7.30 pm unless we stop in Braidwood for a quick dinner. Bring: plenty of drinking water min. 1.5 litres; Distance: 17.6 km; Climb: 507 metres – all undulating not all in one go. Maps: Corang and Endrick: 1:25,000. Leader: Ann G. Meeting place: Queanbeyan Swimming Pool at 7.15am. Transport: TBA

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

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.

Monday evening, 21 February: Aranda Bushland and Frost Hollow – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the car park accessed via the lane beside 57 MacKellar Circuit, Cook (go through the gate) and we will walk through the Aranda Bushland and Black Mt Reserve and return to the cars via the Aranda frost hollow. No bookings. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself


Coronet Peak

Tuesday 22 February: Coronet Peak via Mavis Ridge – L/R,ptX

From the Nursery Swamp track head via track and footpad to Rendezvous Creek. NW up over Mavis Ridge and down to Little Creamy Flats. Further NW to Coronet Peak. N to Pond Creek and back via the AAWT. Around 29 km and 1200 m climb. A long day requiring ideal weather for completion. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Wednesday evening 23 February: Blackberrying

It may be a little late in the season but lets meet at the parking area of the old Cotter Pub at 6:30 pm and go foraging for blackberries in the Pierces Creek area before returning to the picnic area by the Cotter River for a late evening snack. Leader Doug W. No need to book. Transport: drive yourself.

Thursday evening, 24 February: Red Hill – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the car park on Red Hill, near the restaurant. We will walk along the ridge to Hindmarsh Drive and back again. 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 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

(25) 26–27 February: The lost cairns of the Black Alan Line–Mt Buckle to Mount Tennyson (SENP) – S/R, X

Depart Friday night, leaving Civic at 4:00 pm. If you’d like a taste of this ongoing adventure, without the foot slogging, then this is the trip for you. We’ll travel the fire trails of the South East Forest National Park and Bondi Forest plantations in the relative comfort of a 4WD, ducking out ever so often to walk 1–2 km to relocate long lost border cairns. Maps: Mount Tennyson 8723-4S, Nungatta 8723-1S, Yambulla 8723-2N, Timbillica 8823-3N 1:25,000 Leader: K. Transport: approx $200 per car. Limit: 5


Oldfields Hut

26–27 February: Oldfields Hut Mt Morgan – M/M

From a locked gate on the Pocket Saddle Road north from Tantangara Dam we pack walk along an easy fire trail for 3 km to camp at Oldfields Hut. Saturday afternoon those who wish can walk up to Murrays Gap/Mount Murray to work up an appetitie for the bow tie Gourmet dinner. An early Sunday morning start to walk along the track to the top of Mt Morgan before returning to Oldfields Hut to pack up and walk out. Maps; Rules Point and Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000 Leader Doug W. Transport 280 km $100 per car.

Monday evening, 28 February: Burley Griffin – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the car park on the right of the road outside the Governor General’s residence on Dunrossil Drive for a wander along the lake to Weston Park and back. 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 March: Murrumbidgee Canoe Trail

Paddle 26 km with the current from Gundagai to Lime Kilns Reserve. This is stage 4 of the Murrumbidgee River Canoe Trail. Car shuffle required. Map: http://www.lpma.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/99729/ Murrumbidgee_web.pdf Leader: Mike B. Transport: 420 km, $155 per car.

Thursday evening 3 March: Flat Black Mountain – S/E

Meet at 6.30, park at end of Frith Road near the electricity sub‑station for a wander over and around the little known, low mountain to the north of the main peak for some different views. 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 March: Boboyan Trig – M/R

Naas car park – Sheep Station Creek – Old Boboyan Road – Boboyan Trig and return. Map: Yaouk 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: ~130 km, $48 per car.

(4) 5–6 March: 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, Yarrongabily and Blowering. Leader: Austin K. Transport: $180 per car (i.e. $60 per person with 3 sharing). Accommodation: $22 per night i.e. $44 total per person with a minimum 10 people.

Sat–Sun 5–20 March: Overland Track (Tasmania) – M/E–M

Bookings have closed.


Woila Mountain

6–8 (9) March: Mother Woila, Tabletop, Woila Creek – M/R/X

Day 1 from Currambene Creek Road via Mt Dampier to vicinity of Mother Woila. Day 2 Table Top Mountain to Woila Creek. Day 3 Woila Creek to Carranbene Road. This walk is exploratory and routes may vary. A safety day is planned to allow scope for exploration and avoid stress. Maps: Snowball 1:25,000 & Badja 1:25,000. Leader: Mike B. Transport: $120/vehicle. Limit: 6 experienced wakers only.

Monday evening, 7 March: Ainslie/Majura Reserve – S/E

Be at the entrance to the park beside 39 Mackenzie St, Hackett, just north of the Grayson St intersection at 6:30 pm for a walk in the saddle between Mt Ainslie and 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


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 8 February, 2011
This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of March 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.

Thursday evening, 10 March: Mt Painter – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the car park accessed via the lane beside 57 MacKellar Circuit, Cook and visit this nearby peak with great views. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself.

Friday 11 March: Early evening climb to Black Mt – S/ E

Meet and park cars by 6.00pm at Firth Rd, off Barry Drive or Clunies Ross St. (Refer Yellow Pages Phone Bk Map 48 P-Q 12-13) From there we will follow the track to the summit of Black Mt. Climb of 200 m. Please bring a torch for safety for the return journey. Leader Janet E. No need to book.

Saturday 12 March (Canberra Day long weekend): Main Range Loop – L/M

A combined CBC/Parkway walk. Can’t get away overnight? In town the Canberra Day long weekend? Walk the classic Summit Walk and Main Range Track from Charlottes Pass to Mt Kosciuszko. Home via Mt Northcote, Mt Lee and Caruthers Peak before dropping down to cross the iconic Snowy River. Around 23 km and 1000 m climb and mainly on track, but not insignificant if you are not a regular walker. Map: Perisher Valley. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$155 + park entry per car. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 12.


Ettrema Creek

12–14 March (Canberra Day long weekend): Ettrema Gorge – M/R

Three days Friday – Monday. A leisurely trip in this pristine area. Entry into the Gorge possibly by Bullfrog Creek and then proceeding downstream with some side trips (notably the picturesque Jones Creek) and exit via Myall Creek. Those interested are asked to contact the leader by 5 March for further details. This is a most beautiful area with crystal clear pools. There will be plenty of time for swimming. Expect maximum temperatures around 25°C+. Entry and exit to the gorge are steepish. Once in the gorge walking is relatively flat but involves rock-hopping with a pack and at least one compulsory swim. Side trips are likely to involve rock-scrambling as well. Maps: Touga, Nerriga 1:25000 Leader: Eric P. Transport: ~$36 Limit: 8.

Tuesday 15 March: Sentry Box from the SE – L/R,ptX

Insert quickly via The Settlers Track and Grassy Creek fire trail to the Scabby Range Nature Reserve. Follow the border up to the top of Sentry Box Mountain. Around 28 km and 650 m climb. Maps: Yaouk and Shannons Flat. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$20 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Sunday 13 March: Early morning climb Mt Tennant – L/ R–M

If you missed out climbing this mountain with Terence about a month ago here’s another opportunity. Climb of 750 m. We meet at Kambah Shops before 7 am to beat the possible heat. We’ll sort out transport and then park cars just past the Namadgi Centre. From here we start the steep climb up Mt Tennant which is 1383 m above sea level, – we start at about 450 m. Morning tea on the way and lunch at the top. Hopefully return to the cars by about 2ish. Leader: Janet E. Transport: $5 No need to book.

Saturday 19 March: Mt Lincoln/Bluegum Hill – M/R

Smokers Gap car park–dog proof fence – Bluegum Hill – Bluegum Creek – old brumby yard – Smokers Gap. Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000 Leaders: Jenny & Rob H. Transport: ~100 km, $36 per car.

Saturday 26 March: Mt Painter and Black Mt – M/E

Meet 9.00am at end of Frith Road near electricity sub‑station. We will then car shuffle to the start point of the walk at the Pinnacle at the back of Hawker. The walk traverses the Pinnacle and Mt Painter nature parks, the Aranda bushland and frost hollow before ascending Black Mt (lunch) and back to the cars. Finish by 2.30. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself


Canoeing on Talbingo Reservoir

26–27 March: Talbingo Paddle and Walk – S/M

Paddle from “Sue City” (O’Hares Rest Area) 4 km to the campsite on Talbingo Reservoir. Options for the afternoon and next morning include paddling, swimming or walking up some of the many nearby hills for views over the reservoir. A beautiful location suitable for beginners. BYO canoe or contact leader to discuss options. Map: Yarrangobilly 1:100 000 or Ravine 1:25,000 and Yarrangobilly 1:25,000. Leader: Mike B. Transport: $178 per car. Limit: 8.

Saturday, 2 April: Mt Aggie and Bendora Arboretum – M/E

Follow the track from the car park to Mt Aggie (1471 m) with its spectacular views then along the border ridge track toward Bendoura Hill. After crossing the Mt Franklin Rd, use an old logging road to get to the arboretum for lunch, then on track back to the cars with more views. About 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~ $20

Saturday 9 April: Pig Hill – M/M

This romantically named walk is on the eastern edge of the Brindabella National Park. The hill itself provides spectacular 360 degree views. From the locked gate on Doctor’s Flat Road above Dingo Dell, walk 2 km north on an old vehicular track through forest then diverge east, off track along a couple of ridges, much of it open, some of it fairly dense regrowth after the fires, for about 4km before heading up off track to Pig Hill and then, on track, back to the road. Short car shuffle. 4¾ hrs actual walking. Map: Umburra 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350 (w),  stan.marks@dotars.gov.au Transport: ~$10


View from Axehead Mountain

10–13 April: Lacys Tableland, Axehead Mountains – M/R/X

Day 1 from Yerranderie to Lacys Tableland via Tonalli Pass. Day 2 Explore Lacys Tableland. Day 3 Green Wattle Creek & Bulls Island Creek. Day 4 Vengeance Peninsula Axehead Mountains to Yerrangerie. Maps: Burrogorang 1:25,000 & Yarranderie 1:25,000. Leader: Mike B. Transport: $190 per car. Limit: 6.

Saturday 16 April: Mt Foxlow – M/E–M

From the car park just off Woolcara Lane at the entrance to the Yanununbeyan Conservation Area, we will head off track until almost up Foxlow where we will have lunch. Return initially along the fire trail then swing off track along a ridge through attractive light forest to end the day. Short car shuffle, about 5½ hrs actual walking. Map: Captains Flat 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$15

Easter 21–24 April: Pretty Plain Hut – M/M

How wonderful to have this hut re-built. Included is a day trip from there out to Finlay’s Lookout. Two nights at Pretty Plain and one at Wheeler’s. Mostly on fire-trails and foot pads. Total distance 48 kilometres with no really big climbs. Home on Easter Monday. Map: Khancoban 1:50,000. Leader: Steve G. Transport: ~$190 per car.

Easter–ANZAC Day (21) 22–26 April: Kanangra–The Axeheads M – L/R

Drive to Kanangra Walls Thursday evening. On Friday, descend to Orange Bluff on the Kowmung River via Brumby Ridge, ascend Orange Bluff Ridge to Mt Feld, cross upper Butchers Creek and Broken Rock Range to Green Wattle Creek where there is lovely camping, either in myrtle forest or amongst the blue gums. Ascend Vengeance Peninsula for exceptional views, traverse Axehead Mtn, follow the Sydney Water road to Scotts Main Range, descend Bulga Ridge to the Kowmung, then climb back up to Kanangra Tops via Cambage Spire. Five days of scenic, rugged walking in the southern Blue Mountains. Half of the route is off-track. Expect steep climbs, some rock scrambling and creek walking. Maps: Kanangra, Yerranderie, Burragorang 1:25,000. Leader: Meg McK. Transport: ~500 km return, $185 per car, ~$46–$74 per person. Possible Park Entry fees. Limit: 8.

 

Advance Notice


Flinders Ranges

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.

Sunday 19 June: Winter Solstice. Brandy Flat Hut – M/E

In former years the club held a Winter Solstice Feast on this, the shortest day and longest night and to welcome back the Sun. Traditionally many club members came – waiving the 16 walkers only rule. So please come prepared to join in a shared celebratory feast bringing savouries, making pancakes, prepare cheese fondues, or even a lucious pavalova to share – whatever yummy foods you would like to contribute. We‘ll meet at the Kambah Shops by 9 am, sort out transport, then drive 1/2 hour to Glendale Crossing. We walk on a gentle undulating track for about 7 km to a lovely grassy area at Brandy Flat with The Hut (and toilet) Here we can prepare and enjoy our feast and salute the sun. Return to the cars on the same track, but with lighter packs!! Please consider bringing a stove to help cook. Please book. Leader: Janet E. Transport: $10.


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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).