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


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 walksouth 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: ~$240 per car. Accommodation: ~$90 per person for weekend

 

50 Peaks11–13 June: Little Forest Plateau (3 day walks) – S/R, L/M and S/M–R

Car camp on the coast where it’s warmer overnight (mean June minimum 9.8°C at nearby Ulladulla). On Saturday, walk to various crevasses, pagodas and rock formations on Little Forest Plateau (S/R); on Sunday, a long walk across Mt Bushwalker and Gadara Point to Mt Talaterang and return (L/M); on track, obscure in places, with some rock scrambling through cliff lines and ~500m ascent over the day; on Monday, a shorter walk out to Granite Falls (S/M–R) before returning to Canberra via Nerriga. Ron Doughton’s book “Bushwalking in the Budawangs” has more information. Maps: Tianjara and Milton. Leaders: Linda S and Brendan K. Transport: ~520km ~$192 per car. Accommodation: Camping at Bendalong Point Tourist Park; cost ~$30 per person for 2 nights on an unpowered site. There is a camp kitchen. Limit: 12.

11–13 June: Yalwal – M/R

This area is on the eastern side of Morton National Park. It has lower relief and generally offers easier walking than Ettrema. The walk will visit a number of interesting looking crowns and cliffs near Yalwal. The proposed route, subject to change, is: Danjera Dam – Clarke Saddle – Reynolds Saddle – Bundundah Creek – Turrama Pass – Strike Creek – Fletchers Crown – Rhyolite Saddle – Danjera Creek – Morley Saddle – Clarke Saddle – Danjera Dam. Map: Yalwal. Leaders: Keith T. and Rene D. Transport: $150 per car. Limit: 8.

50 PeaksFriday 17 June: Evening Walk up Mt Taylor – S/E

Meet by 7:00 pm at the intersection of Badimara and Nemerang Street, Waramanga. We walk on a paved surface to and from the summit of Mt Taylor, a 230 m climb. Please bring a warm drink and I will supply a yummy cake to eat at the top while we enjoy the lights of Canberra. This is a chance to add more Peak Points for the 50–50 Peaks and still go on the weekend walks. Don’t forget your torch – no need to book. Map: N/A Leader: Janet E.  Transport: make your own way to the start.

50 PeaksSaturday 18 June: Ainslie–Majura – S/E

A relaxing walk for a winter afternoon. Meet at 1:30 pm in the car park atop Mt Ainslie on the airport side. We will walk to the top of Mt Majura and back in a loop. All on track. Finish by 5 pm. Map: N/A Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

50 PeaksSaturday 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. Maps: Williamsdale and Corin Dam. Leader: Phillip S. Transport: ~$40 per car

50 PeaksSunday 19 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. Leader: Roger E. Transport: $30 per car.


Brandy Flat Hut

50 PeaksSunday 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 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. Map: Michelago. Leader: Janet E. Transport: ~$40 per car

50 PeaksTuesday 21 June: Sentry Box Rock from the North – L/R/ptX

In April we reached Sentry Box Mountain from the SE. This time, a long and fast insert from Yankee Hat car park via Gudgenby saddle, Sams Creek fire trail and Maurice Luton Fire Trail to the ACT border N of the objective. Hunt border markers up to(wards) Sentry Box Rock. This may be an ambitious event for the shortest day of the year. Around 28 km and 950 m climb. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

50 PeaksSaturday 25 June: Faunce Hill – M/E

Faunce Hill is on the eastern side of the Queanbeyan River gorge on the northern end of Googong Dam. The walk is a mixture of on and off track, starting at the end of Wanna Wanna Rd (off Captains Flat Rd) thence through open forest to the Hill and south to lunch on an open ridge before wandering back to the cars. Plenty of variety and good views including Gingera and Bimberi. About 5½ hours walking. Map: Hoskinstown. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w), stan.marks@infrastructure.gov.au Transport: ~$40 per car.

50 PeaksSunday arvo 26 June: Mt Taylor – S/E

A combined CBC/Parkway Church short ramble. From the Church car park, walk the edge of Sulwood Drive to gain the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve. Follow tracks north, then south to the top of Mt Taylor for views all round. Come down via the south and follow a track back to the start. Around 7 km and 200 m climb. Map: Canberra. Leader: John E. Transport: Please drive yourself to meet in the Parkway Church car park, cnr Sulwood Drive and Tuggeranong Parkway, at 1:15pm. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Sunday 26 June: Bungonia Gorge – M/M

Bungonia is about 30km east of Goulburn. A walk through a spectacular limestone canyon to the junction of Bungonia Ck and Shoalhaven R. Mostly on track, but there are some scrambles on the descent and the track is interrupted by a few hundred metres of climbing around, over, and under large limestone boulders. There is a steep 500 m climb out. Map: Caoura. Leader: Jeff B.  Transport: ~$100 per car plus ~$2 per person Park entry. Limit: 12

50 PeaksSaturday 2 July: Mount Tennent and Bushfold Flats – M/M

Meet at Namadgi Visitors Centre at 0830 for the steep climb up Mt Tennent. We will have a break at the top, skirt around Bushfold Flats and return via the track down Mt Tennent to the Visitors Centre. All on track but there is a fair climb of 900 m. Map: Williamsdale. Leader: Edwina Y. Transport: drive yourself or call me if you need a lift. Please call to book so I have an idea of numbers.

Saturday 2 July: Split Rock – L/M

From the Orroral Valley we walk along Cotter Hut Rd and AAWT to Cotter Gap. We then climb for 1 km through thick regrowth to the amazing Split Rock (in Cotter Rocks). 21 km mostly on tracks with a 650 m climb. Maps: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek Leader: Brendan K. Transport: ~$40 per car.

Sunday 3 July: Settlers Track – S/E

A short 9 km walk all on track exploring European settlement in Southern ACT. If you are interested in ACT’s settlement history, walk back in time to experience some huts, homesteads and sites of the 19th and 20th century. Map: Yaouk and Shannons Flat. Leader: Linda S. Transport: ~$60 per car Limit: 12

Tuesday 5 July: Clear Range from the ‘bidgee – M/M–R/X

I’ve never seen a walk up the east flanks of the Clear Range before. With permission and guidance from a local land owner (and the use of her canoe!), cross the Murrumbidgee River around 10 km south of Michelago and climb 550 m up onto the Clear Range. A short hunt for border markers. Around 12 km and 550 m climb. This will be the first of many trips in this way, so let me know your interest. Map: Colinton. Leader: John E. Transport: ~$7 per person, including use of paddle. Limit: 10, with 6 already booked. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

 

Advance notice

12 and 24 hour walks

You might like to take on a personal challenge to extend your walking limits. Once we get a few more daylight hours (maybe October, November) we could have a go at:

long time walkabout – 12–hr walk – L/E–M

The aim of this trip is to just walk for 12 hours. A circuit from the Yankee Hat car park via Gudgenby saddle to join Sams Creek Fire Trail. Down the beautiful Naas Creek valley to Lutons Crutching Shed, a short walk down the Grassy Creek Fire Trail, then return via the Old Boboyan Road. View many sites of historical interest. All on fire trail and footpad. Guaranteed breaks each hour and a very manageable 3 km/hr average speed. Around 30 km and 600 m climb. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John E.  Emerging details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

long long time walkabout – 24–hr walk – L/E–M

The aim of this trip is to just walk for 24 hours. Starting from Corin Dam, climb via Stockyard Spur to Pryors Hut. Follow the Mt Franklin Fire Trail (with a side trip to Mt Gingera) to Cotter Hut. Walk out via the AAWT to the Orroral Valley, then via Smokers Trail and the Square Rock Walking Track to the Smokers Gap car park. All on fire trail and footpad. A couple of longish breaks with a hot drink, as well as short breaks. Around 55 km and 2200m climb. Maps: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John E. Emerging 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 Wednesday 8 June, 2011
This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of July 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.

50 PeaksSaturday 9 July: Granite tors of the Tinderries – M/R

A mostly-offtrack walk to two unnamed granite outcrops on the eastern side of the Tinderry Range, through unburnt eucalpyt forest, which is a haven for lyrebirds. Leaving the cars at the junction of Tinderry Road and the Round Flat Fire Trail, we follow the fire trail for about 1.5 km, cut across country and then climb about 220 m to the granite outcrop at 066461 which has large boulders and pleasant views. Then across the head of Roberts Creek and a further climb to the outcrop at 068466 which has massive boulders, even better views and a large flat granite platform for lunch. Expect slow going, steep slopes with a lot of fallen timber, some scrub, and some unexposed scrambling on the tops. Leaving Canberra around 7:30 am. Map: Tinderry. Leader: Linda G. Transport: ~$10 per person

50 Peaks9–10 July: Mt Imlay – S/M–R and Kangarutha Track, Bournda NP –S–M/M

Saturday morning: travel to Mt Imlay (30 km south of Eden). The Mt Imlay track climbs steeply, rising 600 m over 3 km. The last 500 m follows a rocky razor-backed ridge to the trig station. From the summit on a clear day you can see Mallacoota in East Gippsland to the south, Narooma in the north, and to the southern tablelands in the west. About 3 hours (return). http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkWalking.aspx?id=N0023 Saturday afternoon: travel to Hobarts Beach, Bournda National Park. Car camp with BBQ and hot shower facilities. Sunday: walk the Kangarutha Track. This 9km stretch takes in rugged coastline with many small sandy or pebbly beaches and spectacular cliffs. Will require a car shuffle. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0082. Depending on time taken, there are a number of additional small walks from Hobarts Beach that may be included if desired. Maps: Mount Imlay, Bega and Wolumla. Leader: Brendan K. Transport: ~530 km, $191 per car, $48 per person Park Fees: $7 per vehicle per day, $10 per person to camp.

Sunday 10 July: Morning Stroll – Watson–Majura Loop – S/E

Relaxing meander mostly along an equestrian trail of either graded gravel or grass. This is a walk of contrasts with the first part taking us around the lower slopes of Mt Majura, through natural bush with views across the plains to northern Canberra. The second part passes through grassland on the western side of the Federal Highway. The walk finishes with a long stroll under multiple rows of tall trees, mostly eucalypts (including Apple Box) with some pine and oaks. Total distance only 9 km, so home for lunch. Map: N/A Leader: Phillip S. Transport: Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

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 km 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. Maps: 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.

50 PeaksSaturday 16 July: Nursery Swamp and Nursery Hill – M/X

We will leave from the Nursery Swamp car park just off Orroral Road and follow the Nursery Swamp walking trail. From the end of the trail we walk off track to Nursery Hill where will have lunch. We will then return, off track, roughly parallel to the walking track we came in on. We will turn back to meet the walking track at about its half-way point. From there we follow the track back to our vehicles. This walk is almost half on track while the rest will be off track and new for this leader, hence the X in the grading. If the going is too difficult we can return to the walking track earlier. Distance around 15 km with climbs totalling about 450 m. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Phillip S. Transport: ~$40 per car.

Sunday 17 July: Map and compass navigation exercise – S/M

If your leader becomes incapacitated, or you become separated from the party, would you be able to find your way out of the bush? Regular bushwalkers should have at least basic skills in map and compass, even if they are not leading walks. I will be conducting a training exercise for prospective leaders and regular walkers who wish to learn how to navigate. Participants must bring their own map and compass. I strongly recommend that they also purchase and read Finding Your Way In The Bush, obtainable from the Club (see website), before the activity. Map: TBA. Leader: Jeff B. Transport: TBA Limit: 6

Tuesday 19 July: 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.

50 Peaks(22) 23–24 July: Gulaga (Mt Dromedary)/ Bermagui Coast Walk – M/E

Drive to Tilba Waterfront Cottages Friday evening where we stay for the weekend. On Saturday we climb Dromedary. It is about a 6 hour walk, all on track and about 14 km return. The climb is moderately hard because 750 m elevation needs to be ascended over 5.5 km. Sunday’s walk is a scenic ramble about 10km which offers vistas of mountain (Gulaga), lake (Wallaga) and island (Montague), headland and beach. The track winds around Wallaga Lake and continues to Murunna Point, Camel Rock, Haywards Beach, Keatings Headland, Long Swamp and Moorehead Beach. Maps: Wandella, Central Tilba and Bermagui. Leader: Barry K. Transport: ~$170 per car. Accommodation: ~$30 per person per night.

50 Peaks(22) 23–24 July: Mount Colong, Southern Blue Mountains – M/M–R

Drive to Batsh Camp Friday night. On and off track via Mount Meier and the Mount Armour Fire Trail, then ascend approx 400 m up Mount Colong via an eastern spur which I think I climbed over 50 years ago (I hope it’s still there). Lovely grassy campsite in the summit forest close to a permanent spring, with a legal fire to keep warm. Steep descent down basalt scree to Colong Causeway, then return to cars via Kooragang Mountain. A shortish walk to suit the shorter days, with time to explore the large summit of Mount Colong on Sunday morning. Maps: Bindook and Yerranderie. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~$170 per car. Limit: 8.

50 PeaksSunday 24 July: Morning Stroll – Cooleman Ridge – S/E

This circuit takes us from the northern most end of the Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve along a well defined equestrian trail for much of the walk, with views from the northwest around to the south across grassy pastoral leases to the multiple mountain ranges. From the top of Mt Arawang there are spectacular views in all directions. The last part of the walk is along the ridge top and around the backs of houses, overlooking the suburb of Chapman and across to Black Mountain. The total distance is only 8.5 km but with some steep sections, which will slow us down…..home for lunch. Map: N/A Leader: Phillip S. Transport: Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

50 PeaksSaturday 30 July: 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 and another 140 m to Johns Peak. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: Phillip S.  Transport: ~$32 per car, plus entry fees (if applicable).

Saturday 6 August: 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. 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 per person

 

Advance notice

12 and 24 hour walks

You might like to take on a personal challenge to extend your walking limits. Once we get a few more daylight hours (maybe October, November) we could have a go at:

long time walkabout – 12–hr walk – L/E–M

The aim of this trip is to just walk for 12 hours. A circuit from the Yankee Hat car park via Gudgenby saddle to join Sams Creek Fire Trail. Down the beautiful Naas Creek valley to Lutons Crutching Shed, a short walk down the Grassy Creek Fire Trail, then return via the Old Boboyan Road. View many sites of historical interest. All on fire trail and footpad. Guaranteed breaks each hour and a very manageable 3 km/hr average speed. Around 30 km and 600 m climb. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John E.  Emerging details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

long long time walkabout – 24–hr walk – L/E–M

The aim of this trip is to just walk for 24 hours. Starting from Corin Dam, climb via Stockyard Spur to Pryors Hut. Follow the Mt Franklin Fire Trail (with a side trip to Mt Gingera) to Cotter Hut. Walk out via the AAWT to the Orroral Valley, then via Smokers Trail and the Square Rock Walking Track to the Smokers Gap car park. All on fire trail and footpad. A couple of longish breaks with a hot drink, as well as short breaks. Around 55 km and 2200m climb. Maps: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John E. Emerging details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au


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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).