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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 the Join CBC button in the main menu.

Thursday evening, 9 February: Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve – Gooroo Hill – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm 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 Gooroo Hill. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Goorooyarroo NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself


Saturday 11 February: Honeysuckle Creek – Navigation exercise – S/M

A training exercise in map and compass near Honeysuckle Creek, for prospective leaders and regular walkers who wish to learn how to navigate. Participants must bring their own map and compass. They must also purchase and read Finding Your Way In The Bush, obtainable from the Club (see web site), before the activity. Return to Canberra afterwards, or camp by the cars at Honeysuckle Creek and join the Legoland walk the next day. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Jeff B., . Transport: ~80 km, ~$32 per car, $8–$10 per person (+ camp fee if staying overnight). Limit: 6 plus leader.

(optional 11) Sunday 12 February: Legoland – S/M–R

A very short walk (finishing early afternoon) among the granite boulders of Legoland, Trojan Wall and Sentinel Rock on Orroral Ridge. All over 1200 m elevation, so cooler than Canberra. Some (straightforward) scrambling is involved over rocks, through tunnels and onto balconies with fine views. Come from Canberra on the day, or spend a pleasant Saturday night camping by the cars at Honeysuckle Creek with the navigators. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Jeff B., . Transport: ~80 km, ~$32 per car, $8–10 per person (+ camp fee if staying the previous night). Limit: 16.

11–17 February 2012: Du Cane Range and Mt Olympus, Tasmania – M /R, W, X

Two connected walks: from the Overland Track a 4-day circuit along the lofty Du Cane Range and Mt Gould, then restock and continue south to Mt Olympus. The walk ranges from the intricate beauty of the tarns and pines of The Labyrinth, the spires of the knife-edged Geryon and Acropolis, to panoramas over half of Tasmania. Much off track but (mostly) okay; a joint CBC/NPA trip. Leader: Rupert Barnett Limit: 6.

Monday evening, 13 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 pm. Map: TAMS: Cooleman Ridge Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 14 February: Border Markers on the Clear Range from Caloola – L/E–M,WptX

Wander in from Caloola with several crossings of the Naas River. Ascend The Forest Trail and hunt border markers on the Clear Range. Around 27 km and 700 m climb, modified if hot. Map: Michelago. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Thursday 16 February, 5:30pm: Picnic/BBQ at Casuarina Sands

Come along and enjoy Club members' company on the banks of the Murrumbidgee. Bring dinner and swimmers if a hot evening. BBQs available. To get there take the Cotter Road from Weston but before you get there turn right at the Casuarina sands sign then left and along to the covered BBQ area. Preferable (but not compulsory) to book as some people may need a lift. Further information/bookings contact Lois P. or Joslyn V.

Thursday evening, 16 February – Bruce and O'Connor Ridges – S/E

Meet at 6:30 pm in the the car park opposite 160 Dryandra St, O'Connor for a walk in these two pleasant areas. No need to book. Map: TAMS: Bruce Ridge NR Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself


Landscape art

Saturday 18 February: Monga Forest – Painting and/or photography – S/E

A short walk into Monga N.P. where soft light seeps into lush rainforest, inspiring your brushes and your cameras. Map: Monga Leader: Alison M. Transport: ~$88 per car, $22–$29 per person.

18–19 February: Budawangs – M/M–R

Yadboro R, Castle Gap, Clyde R, Yadboro Clearing. If it's not too hot, climbing Byangee Walls is an option. Great views, and plenty of swimming holes in the Clyde. Expect wet feet (boots not suitable unless you want them wet). A short car shuffle is required. Maps: Corang, Milton. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~350 km return, $140 per car, ~$35 per person Limit: 8.

(17)18–19 February: Canoe on and camp by Shoalhaven River – M/W

This is a classic canoe trip set within the stunning Shoalhaven Gorge, so beg, borrow or hire a canoe/kayak for this trip. This is a flat water river trip, (no rapids) and so is suitable for those with no canoeing experience but you must be able to swim and feel comfortable in deep water. We all wear lifejackets. Leave Canberra on Friday afternoon and camp that night at the Bendeela Camping area which is situated just a few kms from Kangaroo Valley. On Saturday morning, if necessary collect hired canoes + life jackets from Kangaroo Valley and paddle from Tallowa Dam to a delightful campsite deep in the gorge. Plan a feast for that night. Campfires are allowed unless there is a fire ban. Take water or water purifying tablets. On Sunday laze around, photograph superb scenery and then we return paddling back to the cars. If you need to hire canoes /kayak please contact Kangaroo Valley Safaris canoe www.kanagroovalleycanoes.com.au Hire cost of a 2 seater Canadian Canoe or single kayak is about $95. Please quote my name and CBC. Map: Caoura and Burrier Leader: Janet E. Transport: 450 kms return ~$180 per car.

Monday evening, 20 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: ACT 1:100K Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself


Precipitous Bluff

21–26 February: South Coast Track – Precipitous Bluff, Tasmania – M/R, W, X

From the end of the road south of Hobart walk around the southern coast to New River Lagoon, then return over Precipitous Bluff and Pindars Peak to Lune River. A rewarding mix of coast and mountain; a joint CBC/NPA trip. Leader: Rupert Barnett Limit: 6.

Thursday evening, 23 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: ACT 1:100K Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 25 February: Flower to Power walk (Botanic Gardens to Black Mt Tower) – S/E

Join me (no need to book) in a morning wander around the National Botanic Gardens and then strolling up to Black Mt Tower. Shortish walk because I am still recovering from knee surgery. Plenty of time for looking at plants, photographing and rests and enjoying it all. Meet at the Botanic Garden entrance by 9.30, expect to return by 12ish so please just bring morning tea and a drink. Leader: Janet E.

(24) 25–26 February: Snowies 2 – M/M/X

Drive down Friday night and stay at the Southern Alps Ski Club Lodge at Charlottes Pass. On Saturday, we do our main walk. At this stage, I am thinking of offering two walks, one to Mt Townsend (22 km, 550 m climb and 7 hrs walking), if I can find someone who wants to lead it, and the other to Twynam and Guthega (car shuffle, estimated 14 km, 400 m climb and 5½ hrs walking). Both are a mixture of on and off track. Brilliant rewards for the effort in both cases. On Sunday, a shorter walk, route to be advised. Map: Perisher Valley. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$50–$60 incl park entry. Accommodation: single room – $116 per person for the weekend, double/twin – $75 per person ($150 for the room) for the weekend.


Monolith Valley

24–27 February: Holland Gorge, Angel Falls, Monolith Valley – M/R

This is a repeat of an enjoyable past trip, starting and finishing at Yadboro. Map: Endrick Leader: Jenny Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: 340 km, $136 per car, $24 per person.

25–26 February: Lolling at the Lagoon and Cruising on the Cascades – S/E–M

A relaxed pack walk of 14 km return on a good track from Wog Wog (some undulations, no large climbs) to a campsite near the Corang River Lagoon and Cascades. (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 or CMW Budawangs. Leader: Linda S., 0403321129 or . Transport: ~270 km, ~$108 per car, ~$27–$36 per person. Limit: 12.

Monday evening, 27 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: ACT 1:100K Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

29 February–5 March: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park—Green Gully Track — M/M/X

Fancy doing an extended walk without carrying a heavy tent and stove? This is a hut-based walk into the Green Gully Gorge, a new section of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. It involves ~65 km of undulating (sometimes steep) terrain over 4 days. It is exploratory in the sense that neither leader has done the walk nor walked in this area before. More information about the walk is at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkWalking.aspx?id=N0043#TheGreenGullyTrack or contact Mike. Map: Green Gully (but a map suitable for the walk will be supplied). Leader: Mike B., Co-Leader: Karen C. Accommodation Hut fees of $120 per person apply (for a total of 5 nights). Transport: ~1600 km return, ~$640 / car. Limit: 6 (hut capacity). There are no plans to find, or even look for, any cairns.

Thursday late arvo-evening-early night 1 March: Honeymooners' walk – sunset from Mt Gingera – M/E–M

A late afternoon walk with the newly marrieds (my daughter and son-in-law) and older marrieds (my son and daughter-in-law) from Mt Ginini car park to Mt Gingera (border option or management trail option). Picnic tea at Mouat's marker and watch the sun set. Torchlight walk back along the Mt Franklin Road. Around 15 km and 600 m (or 250 m) climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$15 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Thursday evening, 1 March: Flat Black Mountain – S/E

Meet 6:30 pm, park at end of Frith St near 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: ACT 1:100K Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

2–11 March: Pine Valley and Maria Island, Tasmania – M/M

This two part trip will begin with a walk into Pine Valley Hut and two full days to explore The Parthenon and The Labyrinth. Following this we return to Hobart for a night before heading to Triabunna and the afternoon ferry to Darlington on the Northern end of Maria. Next day we set off to explore the island, setting up camp at Frenchs Farm and doing side trips to points of interest such as Robeys Farm, Haunted Bay and Encampment Cove. Toward the end of the trip we return to Darlington for visits to Fossil Cliffs and Bishop and Clerk before returning to Hobart via Triabunna. Maps include Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park 1:100,000; Maria Island National Park 1:50,000. Leader: Mark Hopkins 6282 8481 or . Transport: TBA. A National Parks pass will cost $30 per person. Limit: 6

Saturday 3 March: Myrtle Beach – M/M

A delightful mix of forest, beach and rock platform walking with a fabulous lunch spot in a shady casuarina grove at the back of my favourite beach. Opportunities for swimming along the way. Map: Durras Leader: Terence U. Transport: $120 per car.


Bushfold Flats

Saturday 3 March:  Mount Tennent  and Bushfold Flats – M/M

Meet at Namadgi Visitors Centre at 0800 for the steep climb up Mt Tennent. We will have a break at the top, skirt around Bushfold Flats and return via 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.

Monday evening, 5 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: ACT 1:100K Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 6 March: Two Sticks Hill and Mt Dowling – M/E

A repeat of my Nov 2011 walk, at the request of a Club member who is interested in the stone wall found on Two Sticks Hill. A shortish walk mainly along fire trails to Two Sticks Hill and then Mt Dowling. Start is from Blue Range Hut. About 350 metres of climbing. Map: Cotter Dam Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: $36 per car. Limit: 8.



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This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of March onwards. For more walks, click on the Current Month 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 .

Thursday evening, 8 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: ACT 1:100K Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 10 March: Gigerline Trig – M/M

Tharwa Bridge/River. Climb to trig and return. Panoramic view from the top. Map: ACT 1:100K Leader: Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: $24 per car.

Monday 12 March: Gigerline Gorge – M/M/W

Smiths Road–western side of gorge. Swim across the river– part-way down the gorge– another swim across then back to the cars- all providing river levels okay. Map: Williamsdale Leader: Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: $28 per car.


Kanangra Walls

10–12 March (Canberra Day LWE): Kanangra car camp – M/E–M

Kanangra Walls is an isolated sandstone plateau in the southern Blue Mts not far from Oberon, with magnificent views. We will camp beside the cars at Boyd Crossing both nights. Saturday – Box Creek or Morong Falls (west of the sandstone, in granite), S/M and S/R options; Sunday – Crafts Wall (a smaller plateau, beyond the end of Kanangra Walls) M/M and M/M–R options; Monday – Coal Seam Cave and Cottage Rock (S/E–M) or Wallaby Pass and Mt Bulgin (S/R). Maps: Shooters Hill, Kanangra & Yerranderie. Leaders: Stan Marks & Jeff B., bookings to Jeff B., Transport: ~$70 (based on 3 per car), plus park entry if the voucher machines are operational. Limit: 16

10–12 March: Tuross Gorge – M/R, W, partly X

A trip through the spectacular Tuross Gorge and a rarely-visited part of the river downstream of the gorge, with an optional side-trip up Bumberry Creek. Day one: drive to Tuross Cascades and shuffle cars. Follow the tourist track to the viewing platform for Tuross Falls then descend a rough route into the gorge for about 7 km of rock hopping and at least 1 jump and compulsory swim. Camp at the junction with Bumberry Creek or a kilometre or so up Bumberry where I think there may be a better campsite in the rainforest. Day Two: Optional morning trip up Bumberry, a pleasant creek with swimming pools and cascades. Afternoon: a few kilometres down the Tuross until we find a passable campsite. Day three: Continue down the Tuross to its junction with the unnamed creek at E31250 N94500 and exit either via a ridge or the unnamed creek up to Bourkes fire trail, where a shuffled car will await. Map: Belowra. Leader: Linda G. after 29 February Transport: $130 per car. Limit: 8.


Boxvale Gorge

Tues and/or Wed 13–14 March: Bundanoon area

There are a number of superb walks in the Bundanoon area and close vicinity. Do one or both as day walks or stay overnight at the  Bundanoon YHA to save travel time etc. We provide our own breakfast, lunches and cook the evening meal. Please email YHA re booking if you wish to stay and quote my name and CBC so that we are all together. All overnight walkers please notify me janet.edstein@gmail.com (preferred) or ph 6288 1398 by Saturday 10 March midday, so transport can be arranged. Day 1: Tuesday 13 March: Walk in Boxvale Gorge – M/M Meet at 7:30 am at Watson's Craft Centre carpark in Aspinall St, Watson (T/O right from Barton Hwy to Stirling St, then turn L into Aspinall St). This seems quite a safe place to leave cars. Although the drive takes two hours this gorge walk is most attractive. 350 m ascent. We first walk steeply down to view the Forty Foot Falls then continue following a good shady forest track along side steep cliff walls, small rivers, under an arch and exiting by climbing up the very steep 350 m Boxvale Tramway. We drive on the Hume/Sydney highway and turn off at the Mittagong /Welby exit. From here drive a few kms to our starting point. Maps: Bundanoon, Mittagong Leader: Jenny Horsfield. Book with Janet E. Transport: 343 km return $138 per car /$34 per person if 4 in each car. If walkers are staying at the YHA drivers will need to adjust costs. Accommodation: $27.50 if 10 or more walkers, otherwise $31.50 per person per night Day 2 Wednesday 14 March: Fairy Bower Falls to Bundanoon Creek then to a Hidden Waterfall Bundanoon NP – M/R. Day travellers meet by 8.00 am at Watson's Craft Centre carpark in Aspinall St, Watson (T/O right from Barton Hwy to Stirling St, then turn L into Aspinall St) and drive to the Fairy Bower car park in Bundanoon NP before 10.00 am where we meet up with walkers staying at the YHA. Last time we found that the machine to pay the day charge ($7 or $10) was broken . We steeply descend about 100 m to see the Fairy Bower Falls, then continue down another 250 m on a track , taking almost an hour to the Bundanoon River. Here there is a large swimming hole. After lunch and a swim we follow a very rough short track for about 500 m to a tiny gorge, clamber over boulders and swim in very cold water to behind a waterfall into a tiny cave. Look up and see the sky. It is a stunning and surprising little treasure. One of the best sites I have seen; and known in CBC as Vance's Falls after Vance Brown. Return to the cars by re-tracing our route. Return to Canberra about 6.30 pm . Note: it would be better to wear some bathers or something as walking thru the bush is scratchy!!  Maps: Bundanoon, Mittagong Leader: Janet E. Transport: 300 km return $30 per person if 4 in each car.

Thursday 15 March from 5:30 pm: Picnic/BBQ at Uriarra East Picnic area

Come along and enjoy Club members' company on the banks of the Murrumbidgee. Bring dinner and swimmers if a hot evening. BBQs available. To get there take Uriarra Crossing Road but turn left at the sign to Uriarra East before you get to the crossing. Preferable (but not compulsory) to book as some people may need a lift. Further information/bookings contact Lois P. or Joslyn V.

Saturday 17 March: Durras Lake – M/M/W

A circumnavigation of the region's most pristine coastal lake. A mix of on- and off-track walking with some wading, a couple of compulsory swims with packs and probably a bit of mud. Map: Durras Leader: Terence U. Transport: $120 per car.

Saturday 17 March: Square Rock and Smokers Trail – M/M

This is a popular walk but a new one for your leader. A track through bush from the Square Rock car park marks the beginning of this walk to a monumental group of boulders. Hopefully we have a clear day so that we can enjoy the great views. On the way back we peel off to join the Smokers Trail until we come to Smokers Trail car park. We will have vehicles at this point to take us back to Corin Road. Map: Corin Dam, Leader:Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: ~ $10

Sunday 25 March–Morning Stroll: Lake Burley Griffin – East Basin and Jerrabomberra Wetlands – S/E

This walk takes us from the Carillon in a loop around the East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin with an excursion into Jerrabomberra Wetlands. This is a relaxing walk with the possibility of sighting a large number of bird species, especially water birds in their natural habitat. There is some shade but most of the walk is in the open. Total distance only 10 km so home for lunch. Map: Canberra, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: ~ Drive yourself but tell me when you book if you need a ride.

24–25 March: ACT Border, Long Flat to Sentry Box Mountain – M/R/X

Part of the intention to examine those parts of the border that might be included in a longer distance walking track. Map: Yaouk Leader: Rob Horsfield 6231 4535(h) Transport: $60 per car.


London Bridge

Sunday 1 April: Queanbeyan River – L/E/W

This walk starts at the London Bridge car park and follows the fire trail eastwards past Gelignite Crossing to Flynns Crossing. The loop involves some steep but short grades plus two crossings of the Queanbeyan River. Last time I was here the river crossing was knee deep. We may also visit the abandoned London Bridge Homestead on return. Map: Captains Flat. Leader Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport $44 per car

Easter (5) 6–10 April: Kanangra to Vengeance Peninsula – M–L/R

A rugged five day walk to the Blue Breaks. Drive to Kanangra Walls Thursday evening. Descend Brumby Ridge to Orange Bluff on the Kowmung River, ascend to Mt Feld on Scotts Main Range, cross Butchers Ck, drop into Green Wattle Ck with its delightful campsites. Great views from Vengeance Peninsula and Axehead Mountain. Drop into Byrnes Gap, follow the Sydney Water road and Bulga Ridge back to the Kowmung and exit via Cambage Spire. Half the route is off-track, with steep ascents and descents and some rock scrambling. Maps: Kanangra, Yerranderie, Burragorang. Leader: Meg M. Transport: 500 kms, $200 per car. Park Limit:8.

Easter 6 –12 April: Yerranderie to Katoomba – M–L/R

An extended walk traversing interesting country not often visited by the CBC walkers. I was looking at walking from Mittagong to Katoomba but I thought this might be more interesting. The route will include Lacys Tableland, views of the Blue Breaks, Green Wattle Creek, Butchers Creek, the Kowmung and then over (and up and down) to Tarros Ladder, Narrow Neck and Katoomba. I have at least one car to take us to Yerranderie and I am hoping I can arrange another. We will return by public transport from Katoomba to Canberra. The walk will be primarily off track and we will be carrying 6 nights food. Maps: Yerranderie, Burragorang, Bimlow, Kanangara, Jamison – and Blue Mountains South SV Map 1st Ed 1:50,000. Leader: Lorraine T. Transport: ~ TBA Limit: 8 people.

Saturday 14 April: Mt Foxlow – M/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 Mt Foxlow where we will have lunch. Return initially along the fire trail then swing off track along a ridge through attractive light forest to cars. Short car shuffle, about 13 km, 600m aggregate climb, 5 hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: $16

Sunday arvo 15 April: Canberra & region Heritage Festival – Marking the ACT Border – A ramble – S/E

100 years ago Percy Sheaffe and others marked the ACT border. Hear about their exploits as you ramble to see a border marker in Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve. Led by the Canberra Bushwalking Club. Bookings essential. Around 7 km and 200 m climb. Map: Hall. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: drive yourself. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 20

Saturday 21 April – Canberra & region Heritage Festival – Indigenous and European Sites – A Day in the Bush – M/E–M

Walk the grasslands of the Gudgenby valley to see indigenous rock art, remains of European settlement and views to the mountains at the heart of Namadgi National Park. Led by the Canberra Bushwalking Club. Bookings essential. Around 12 km and 150m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: drive yourself. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 10.

Saturday 28 April: Orroral Homestead Heritage Ramble – S/E

A ramble up the valley to the homestead from the Orroral campground. At the homestead light refreshments will be provided by MOTH (Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead) for a gold coin donation and there will also be a talk about the location's European history. This activity is a CBC contribution to Heritage Week. Map: Rendezvous Creek Leader: Jenny Horsfield 6231 4535(AH) Transport: TBA

28–29 April: Orroral Valley–Mt McKeahnie – M/R/X

An easy Saturday walk from Orroral car park– 8 km up the valley– campsite set on Sawpit Creek ~GDA 731602. Perhaps an optional short exploratory walk after we have set camp. Early rise Sunday to climb 600 m to Mt McKeahnie (with daypacks only) and return to camp 9 km round trip, followed by a leisurely amble back down the valley. Suitable for hardy walkers wishing to experience their first overnight walk. Map: Corin Dam, Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: $10, Limit: 8.


Green Gully Hut

11–15 May: Green Gully Track – M/M/W/X

A hut based four day/five night 65 km circuit north west of Port Macquarie in the Apsley Macleay Gorge section of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Includes some walking on management trails and one day of creek wading. Neither leader has done the walk or walked in the area before. Map: Green Gully Leaders: Lorraine T. and Terence U. Bookings to Terence Accommodation $120 per person Transport: TBA Limit: 6.

17–21 May: Yuraygir National Park – M/M/X

Spend four days walking the longest stretch of protected coastline in NSW. A mix of big beaches, heathland plains, coastal lagoons and rocky headlands, starting at Angourie and finishing at Red Rock. Leader has not done the walk or walked in the area before. Maps: Yamba, Brooms Head, Sandon, Bare Point, Red Rock, North Solitary Island Leader: Terence U. Camping Fees: TBA Transport: TBA

17-25 August: West MacDonnell National Park – M/R

A nine day off-track walk. The trip will be run jointly with the Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW. This trip is at present fully booked. Start at Ormiston Gorge, camp in Bowmans Gap, climb the ridge which forms the north side of the Gorge with day packs. Explore the Woolshed Yard area, access the Red Wall from its north-flowing creek. Climb Peak 1307 metres on the NE corner of Ormiston Pound, camp on its southern side. Climb Mt Giles (via Bas’s Ridge?) and camp on top if conditions are suitable. Camp near Giles Yard Springs and finish at the Ochre Pits. Maps: West MacDonnell NP Maps 1&2. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $100+ for bus from Alice Springs. Limit: 8

 



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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).