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


Durras Lake

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

Saturday 24 March: The Corn Trail – M/E–M

The Corn Trail runs (for us down hill) through Monga National Park and over its 14 km descends 600 m. The route is all on track though stretches are steep and would be slippery after rain. This lush area of forest is a local gem. There are limited but worthwhile opportunities for distant views whilst the main beauty of this walk is in the foreground. Three creek crossings, all shallow. An early rendezvous in Braidwood to allow for the car shuffle. Maps: Monga, Araluen Leaders: Austin K. and Edwina Y. Bookings to Edwina. Transport: $40 per person with 3 sharing (300 km return).


Booroomba Rocks

Saturday 24 March: Booroomba Rocks – S/M

A walk from the Honeysuckle Creek campground to Booroomba Rocks via the Alps walking track. Spectacular views from the Rocks. Aprox 10 km return with a 200 m climb. Map: 8626-1N Corin DamLeader: Quentin Moran, 6288 9840 (h), Transport: $32 per car. Limit: 12.

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.

Tuesday 27 March: Stockyard Gap sites – M/R

Join Canberra's preeminent natural historian Matthew Higgins in visiting the Stockyard Creek arboretum hut site and the Stockyard Gap ski hut site. On the way back, check out the Little Ginini rope tow pole. Around 9 km and 600 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$15 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au Limit: 8, so be quick to book.


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

Friday 6 April: Mt Palerang – M/M

Palerang is a mountain near the Great Dividing Range south of the Kings Highway (the pointy one on the right as you approach Braidwood). Access is via Rossi and Forbes Creek. On a clear day you can see Braidwood, the Budawangs and the Brindabellas. The access ridges have moderate scrub and a few scrambles; there are also a few kilometres of fire trail walking. Map: Bombay. Leaders: Phillip S. and Edwina Y. Bookings to Edwina. Transport: ~160 km return, ~$60 per car, ~$15–$20 per person. Limit: 12.


Axehead Mountain

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 7 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 Road, use an old logging road to get to the arboretum for lunch, then on track back to the cars with more views. About 14 km, 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~ $20

Tuesday 10 April: More border markers on the Clear Range – L/R,X

With permission from the landowner, drive the Clear Range Fire Trail to west of Mt De Salis. Climb to the crest of the Clear Range and hunt border markers south through Mt Yarara as far as we have time to go. Around 25 km and 1000 m climb. Map: Michelago. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$10 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.


This page covers activities from the second Wednesday of April 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 .

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


Aboriginal rock art at Yankee Hat

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 21 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 Doctors Flat Road above Dingo Dell, walk 2.2 km north on an old vehicular track then swing east, off track along a couple of ridges, much of it open, some of it dense regrowth after the fires, for 1.4 km to the lunch spot on an open knoll. Then head up, mostly off track 2.2 km to Pig Hill and 1.6 km on track back to the road. About 8 km, aggregate climb, 350 m and 4½ hrs actual walking. Short car shuffle. Map: Umburra Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$10


Tidbinbilla Peak

Tuesday 24 April: Johns Peak, Tidbinbilla Peak and Tidbinbilla Mountain – L/R

Wander up the Camel Back management trail then U-turn onto the Tidbinbilla Ridge. Scramble up to Johns Peak. Walk the crest to Tidbinbilla Peak and Tidbinbilla Mountain. Descend through Snowy Corner to the Lyrebird Trail and visit the waterfalls on the Cascade Trail. For strong walkers. Around 14 km and 1200 m climb. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: John Evans 6288 7235(h), Transport: ~$5 per person. Further details at http://jevans.pcug.org.au

Saturday 28 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, 12 km, 200 m climb. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: $40 per car, estimate per person~$15

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.

Saturday 5 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 360 degree views. Then briefly follow the Mt Tennent fire trail for 500 m off track to get to the Flats and return to the cars. 5 hours actual walking, almost all on track, 14 km, 200 m climb. If the group is large and I can get a second leader, we may split the group and give those who want it the opportunity to climb Mt Tennent, an additional 3 km and 200 m climb. Map: Williamsdale. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$10


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

Saturday 19 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 aggregate climbing during the day but the spectacular views. About 5¼ hrs actual walking. Back via the Purple Eatery. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$15


Depot Beach

(25), 26– 27 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 Gedara Point or Ngaityung Falls. On Sunday, we do the Pretty Beach–Pebbly Beach and return walk, with a mixture of coastline and rain forest. Two superb walks, about 4½ hours Sat, 5 hours Sunday. Maps: Kioloa/Tianjara/Milton Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$50, Accommodation: ~$50–$60

Saturday 2 June: Wild Cattle Flat – S/E–M

Climb via fire trail east of Captains Flat to the trig station atop the Bollard Ridge from which 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 8 km, 300 m aggregate climb, about 4 hours actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) or Transport: ~$20

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).