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

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


The Big Hole

16–17 April: Hanging Rock, Cleatmore Caves, Marble Arch, Big Hole – S/M

A pack walk of about 18 km to several interesting features with a nice campsite below Hanging Rock. Most of the walk is across open country or on track; the off-track climb of Hanging Rock and the rock hop along the gorge below Marble Arch are optional. Suitable for people new to pack walking. Map: Kain 1:25,000. Leader: Linda S.; book after 21 March. Transport: 200 km return ~$74 per car, ~$18–$24 per person. Limit: 8.

Easter 22–25 April: Pretty Plain Hut – M/M

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

Good Friday 22 April: Boboyan Trig, Hospital Hill – S/M

A walk from the Boboyan Rd largely off track to nice lookouts over Namadgi with interesting rock formations. Some scrub but I don’t expect it to be very heavy. You can do this as a standalone day walk, returning to Canberra afterwards, or proceed to Old Yaouk to join Stan’s Morgan/Scabby trip. Map: Yaouk 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B.; book after 21 March. Transport: $52 per car for people returning to Canberra the same day; for people joining Stan’s trip, TBA. Limit: 12.


Mt Morgan and the Yaouk Valley

(22), 23–25 April: Mt Morgan and Mt Scabby – M/M/X

I have booked the cabin at the ‘Old Yaouk’ property on the edge of Namadgi for the weekend. We will drive down on Friday afternoon, walk on Saturday and Sunday, and come home on Monday morning. Both walks are exploratory for me and will take some effort. Saturday will start along the Lone Pine fire trail and then off track, aiming to climb Mt Morgan, a clear peak with great views. Sunday will be Scabby, all off track, following John Evans’ recent route. The cabin is small and most people will need to camp but all can use the toilet and shower and, depending on numbers, the kitchen. Map: Yaouk and Rendezvous Creek, 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$30 Accommodation: $75 in cabin, $30 camping (3 nights)

22–26 April: Budawangs – M/R

This loop trip around the Budawangs into some of the lesser travelled areas. The proposed route is: Nerriga Entrance – Piercy Creek Track – Galbraiths Route – Folly Point Track – Hollands Creek – Mt Tarn – Hoddles Castle Hill – Track East of Foster Mountain – West across Running Creek – Alum Track – Nerriga Entrance. Maps: Endrick & Corang 1:25,000 Leaders: Keith T. and Irene D. Transport: ~$36 Limit: 8

Saturday 23 April: Rendezvous Creek – M/E–M

In town for Easter? Fancy a stroll up Rendezvous Creek? A pleasant ramble along the Rendezvous Creek Track, then along the old vehicle track to Rowleys Rendezvous Creek hut site and nearby yards. A little further up the creek to visit a nearby site. Return the way we came in. Around 12 km and 200 m climb. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Easter Monday 25 April: Naas Valley – M/E

A fairly level walk on a fire trail along Naas Ck upstream from the Boboyan Rd. Views to granite mountains and inspection of historical sites. You can come from Canberra for a standalone day, or join the walk on the way home from Stan’s Morgan/Scabby trip. Map: Yaouk 1:25,000. Leader: Jeff B.; book after 21 March. Transport: ~$60 per car for people coming from Canberra for the day; for people coming from Stan’s trip, TBA. Limit: 12.

Tuesday 26 April: Another try for Sentry Box from the SE – L/M–R,ptX

We didn't make it last time, so this time another long, quick insert via the Settlers Track and new Grassy Creek fire trail to the Scabby Range NR. An assault up the SE spur, picking up the last 18 border markers to Sentry Box Mountain and beyond to Sentry Box Rock if time allows. A long day, around 30 km and 700 m climb. Maps: Yaouk and Shannons Flat. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$10 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au


South Black Range Trig

Saturday, 30 April: Black Range – M/E–M

Park the cars at the South Black Range car park. Walk on track to South Black Range trig point with its enormous rock for morning tea, then off track along an open ridge to rejoin the track. Swing east off track to lunch through attractive eucalyptus forest and return to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk. Map: Bombay 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: $40 per car, ~$15 per person.

Saturday 30 April: Mt Gingera, Little Ginini & Mt Ginini – L/M–R

From Ginini car park at end of Franklin Road we will walk along the fire trail to Pryors Hut then off track to Mt Gingera (great views) then down a footpad to the fire trail and back to Pryors Hut. From here off trail again to Little Ginini and Mt Ginini then a short walk down to the car park for the return home. Around 15 km and 620 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Phillip S. Transport: $50 per car, $13–$17 per person.

Sunday 1 May: Morning Stroll–Farrer Ridge and Wanniassa Hills – S/E

A stroll from Farrer along Farrer Ridge then on to Wanniassa Hills for morning tea with views from Mt Wanniassa. Return to Farrer via a different route over Farrer Ridge. Home for lunch. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: Phillip S. Transport: drive yourself


Bushfold Flats

Saturday, 7 May: Bushfold Flats – M/E–M

Follow the Australian Alps walking track from the Booroomba Rocks car park to Bushfold Flats, an area of open forest and grassland. Transit the flats, then follow the track until lunch on a rocky outcrop with views north, east and west. Follow the track to the Mt Tennent fire trail and then drop down, off track, to the Flats and return to the cars. 5 hours actual walking, all on track. Map: Williamsdale 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$10

Tuesday 10 May: Border Markers between the Federal Highway and Sutton Road – L/M,X

With permission from several NSW landowners, we’ll find out why this is a seldom walked area. Around 26 km and 600 m climb. Maps: Hall and Bungendore. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$6 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

 


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 12 April, 2011
This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of May 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 11 May: Camels Hump and Johns Peak – M/M–R

We will walk up a steep fire trail to Camels Hump. From there we will traverse south along the ridge line to Johns Peak for lunch. We will pick our way down a steep scrubby regrowth-affected spur to rejoin the fire trail that takes us back to the cars. If the weather is clear, we will have 360 degree views. Distance around 12 km. A climb of around 620 m to Camels Hump + 140 m to Johns Peak. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Monika B. Transport: Around 60 km. Meet at Kambah Shops at 8.00 am.

Saturday, 14 May: Harrisons Peak – M/M

A walk through open forest near Captains Flat, initially on a fire trail to Harrisons Peak with views from Mt Coree to the Tinderries. We then walk largely off track along a series of open ridges. Linear distance 12 km, about 500 m total climbing during the course of the day but the spectacular views make it worthwhile. About 5¼ hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat 1:25,000. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$15

Sunday 15 May: Morning Stroll Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – S/E

A relaxing meander along tracks through open woodland and grassland visiting Black Flats Dam and Sanctuary Loop. Experience the wonderful flora and fauna of this magnificent nature reserve. Among possible sightings are wallabies, kangaroos, wallaroos, platypus, echidnas, water birds and other wildlife… so don’t forget the camera. Home for lunch. Map: Tidbinbilla.Leader: Phillip S. Transport: $8 per person, plus entry fees (if applicable)

Saturday 21 May: Orroral Tor – M/M/X

A walk on pathways, trails and some forest to a Tor for lunch. Great views (weather permitting) of Orroral Valley. Map Rendezvous Creek 1:25,000. Leader Tim W. Transport:~$40


Emily Miller Beach

(20), 21–22 May: Durras weekend – Sat M/E, Sun S/M

Leave Canberra Friday night, stay in comfortable cabins at Depot Beach Caravan Park. Saturday will be the spectacular Little Forest Plateau with views to the Budawangs, Pigeon House and beyond. Lunch at Ngaityung Falls. On Sunday, Ross will lead a walk along the coast south of Murramarang, from Emily Miller Beach to Richmond Beach, thence the Garden of Unearthly Gums, Oaky Beach, North Head and the cars. Each person is responsible for his/her own meals. About 5 hrs walking on both Saturday and Sunday. Maps: Durras/Tianjara/Milton 1:25,000. Leaders: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au and Ross A. Bookings to Stan please. Transport: ~$160 per car, ~$50 per person. Accommodation: ~$50–$60.

Saturday, 28 May: Nattai Gorge/Boxvale Tramway – M/M

Walk through light forest then traverse the spectacular and beautiful Nattai Gorge near Mittagong. Lunch at Boxvale Creek then back to the cars along the historic tramway alignment. All on track but a steep climb out of the gorge. About 4½ hours actual walking. Map: Mittagong Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$100 per car, ~$30 per person

Saturday, 4 June: Wild Cattle Flat – S/E–M

Climb via a fire trail east of Captains Flat to the trig station atop the Bollard Ridge from which there are 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. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$20


Jervis Bay

11–13 June: Jervis Bay gourmet weekend – M/E

I have booked a large house at Vincentia for the weekend. Leave Canberra Saturday morning, a 2 hour walk south along the coastline with spectacular views of cliffs and the sea. On Sunday, walk to Steamers Beach, St Georges Head and Summerland Bay through coastal forest and heath with many sea views, and morning tea and lunch on beaches. About 4½ hours actual walking. The house is well equipped so probably shared meals in-house both nights. Return home via Fitzroy Falls where we will walk before lunch. Map: Sussex Inlet. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: $60, Accommodation: ~$90 for weekend

Saturday 18 June: Gorilla Rock, Booroomba Rocks (with possible excursion to Deadmans Hill) – M–L/M–R

We walk along the AAWT from Honeysuckle Creek Camp Ground before heading off into the bush to Gorilla Rock and then to Booroomba Rocks with a steep climb and perhaps some minor scrambling along the way. On the return journey we may detour to the summit of Deadmans Hill. Map: Williamsdale, Corin Dam. Leader: Phillip S. Transport: $9 per person

Saturday 18 June: Uriarra former pine forest – M/M

About half on fire trails and half through burnt out pine forest with the possibility of fallen timber to negotiate. Climb up Uriarra Hill, Mt Blundell and Genges Peak. Map: Cotter Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Roger E. Transport: $30 per car $7–$10 each.


Brandy Flat Hut

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

n 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 luscious pavlova 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

Wednesday 13 July: Mount Coree from Blundells Flat – L/E

Starting at Blundells Flat and walking the fire trails to Mount Coree summit for lunch and (weather permitting) great views. Return by a different route on fire trails. Walking distance is 17 kms as per my GPS, with 700 m of climbing. Fire trails are steep in parts on way up Mount Coree. Meet at the car park opposite McDonalds at Cooleman Court for a 8:30 am departure for Blundells Flat. Map: Cotter Dam. and ACT 1:100,000. Leader: Tim W. Transport: $24 per car. For CBC members this walk would contribute to the 50–50 challenge.


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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).