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This page covers activities for one 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 walks in the program send an email to . For other general information about the club email .

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.

Wednesday 10 April: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Barrie R.

10–12 April: Big Badja Hill–Woila Creek–Eurambene Mtn – M/R

Day 1 from Pikes Saddle via Big Badja to Woila Creek. Day 2 explore Woila Creek and clearing. An easier day. Day 3 Eurambene ridge and Mtn to Pikes Saddle. Mostly off-track but ridges pretty good. Maps: Snowball, Badja. Leader: Mike B. Transport: $120 per car. Limit: 4.

Saturday 13 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 up to 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. Distance around 13 km with climbs totalling about 600 m. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: $50 per car ($13 – $15 per person).


13–14 April: Clear Point, painting and photography – S/E

A weekend of various activities around a camp at Clear Point near Pebbly Beach. You can walk around to study bird life and take photos, you can draw or paint the seascapes, you can even climb Durras mountain if you so wish. Leaders: Alison Milton 6254 0578 and Gösta Lyngå, Map: Kioloa Transport: ~$40.

13–14 April: Tullyangela Clearing – Wineglass Tor – Tims Gully – M/R

We start near Tulleyangela Clearing and proceed N of North Oaky Creek to the old diggings at Peach Tree Canal. From there we ascend gently to Wineglass Tor for spectacular views of Great Horseshoe Bend, then via open ridges to camp on the Shoalhaven between Tims Gully and Little Horseshoe Bend. Next day we will visit Sparkes Falls then follow a series of mainly open ridges back to the cars. This trip has great scenery, historical sites, and, thanks to an early start, plenty of swimming opportunities. The walk is mostly as described in Fitzroy Falls and Beyond, p178ff. Map: Touga. Leader: Alan Vidler 6290 0490 Transport: ~$150 per car.

Sunday 14 April: Canberra and region Heritage Festival – Mt Stromlo milestones – ten years on – S/E

Walk around 7 km distance and climb around 125 vertical metres, taking around 3 hours, to view the recovery in the buildings and the bush at Mt Stromlo. There are extensive views to Canberra and the new Molonglo suburbs, and superb views to the west to the Brindabella and Tidbinbilla Ranges. See the new Cotter Dam in the distance and the Murrumbidgee River. Look right and left before we cross the mountain bike tracks! Map: Canberra. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: drive yourself. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au Limit: 20.

Tuesday 16 April: Bogong Creek, Middle Creek – L/R pt X

Yankee Hat carpark – Bogong Creek to source – Peak 1730 (optional) – Yankee Hat Ridge to SH1526 – descend to Middle Creek and return. Plenty of easy kms at the start and end of the walk, and a good introduction to YH Ridge which avoids the rough part. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Brian S. 0438 276 350 Transport: ~$50 per car.

Wednesday 17 April: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Doug F. (for BBC)

Saturday 20 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 hours actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~ $20


Cotter Hut

Saturday 20 April: Mt Kelly, Kelly Spur – L/R/ pt X

Yankee Hat car park – Middle Creek – Burbidge Spur – Bogong Gap – Mt Kelly – Kelly Twin Peak (optional) – Kelly Spur – Cotter Hut – Cotter Gap – AAWT to Orroral. Extended day walk. Early start, walk to Cotter Hut by nightfall. After a decent break continue by torchlight on footpads and fire trail to Orroral. Car shuttle, night walking. ~35 km, ~1200 m. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam. Leader: Brian S. Transport: ~$60 per car.

20–21 April: Wambagugga Creek – S/R with M/R option

A morning's walk to spacious grassy campsite beside Wambagugga Creek in the Deua NP, with an option to do an afternoon circuit without packs to the Shoalhaven River. On Sunday, a short optional climb (100 m up, 0.5 km) to a knoll; back to the cars, probably before 2 pm. Apart from the optional knoll, gradients are gentle. There is 3 km of fire trail and the rest is off-track – tussocky grass and fairly light scrub, and some logs to climb over. There is some rock hopping and thicker scrub on the side trips. 7 km to the campsite and a further 10 km in the optional afternoon circuit. Suit walkers with experience of several CBC day walks who wish to try an overnight walk. Drive is about 2 hours from Queanbeyan, and needs Subaru Foresters or similar. Map: Snowball Leader: Linda Groom Transport: $80 per car. Limit: 12

Sunday 21 April: Grand Ettrema Lookout – S–M/R/X

Drive via Tarago and Nerriga. A walk of 10 km (return) from just north of Quiera Clearing to a magnificent lookout over the sandstone cliffs of Ettrema Gorge east of Myall Creek (451257 WGS84). No big climbs but some undulations. There will be some small rock scrambles and scrub but I will try to cross flat and open rock slabs wherever possible. Map: Touga. Leader: Jeff B., Transport: ~340 km return ~$126 per car, ~$30–$40 per person. Limit: 12.

(21) 22–25 April: Wollemi NP – M/R

Sawmill ruins (GR487 612), Mount Coricudgy, camp on saddle SW of Middle Hill, climb Mt Davis without packs, ridge W of Mt Davis (fab views), camp in comfy cave near Coricudgy Creek junction, wade/scrub bash two kms up Coricudgy Creek, explore eastern tributary (iron oxide stalactites, beautiful rainforest) (camp), Jones Hole, Gavins Swamp, Sawmill ruins. A rugged trip taken at a leisurely pace in the wonderful Wollemi. Wet feet in the creeks (boots not suitable), possible rock scrambling. Drive to Dunns swamp near Rylstone afternoon or evening of 24th. Run jointly with Coast & Mountain Walkers. Map: Coricudgy. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $310 per car or minimum of $78 per person. Limit: 8

Tuesday 23 April: Renns Bluff – L/R/W/pt X

Bungonia SCA – Mt Ayre – Shoalhaven River – exploratory spur – Renns Bluff – Mt Pollock – Rainbow Ridge –Shoalhaven River – return via Mt Ayre. Tracks, off-track sections mostly open scrub. Nice views, steep descents/ascents, river crossings, some exposure. ~14 km, 1000 m total ascent. Map: Caoura. Leader: Brian S. 0438 276 350 Transport: ~$100 per car, + park entry fee.

Wednesday 24 April: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Mike S. (for NPA)


Gungartan

25–28 April 2013: A walk in classic Kosciuszko country – M/M

Our objective will be to visit Mawson Hut and some other high country huts and surrounding country, with the possibility of a day trip to Mount Jagungal. We will need to do a car shuffle as the walk will commence at the Snowy River Trail Head (adit site) and finish at Guthega Power Station (Munyang). The route is up the Burrungubugge River valley to near the Cup and Saucer and the Mailbox Hills. The return journey will be via the Kerries and Gungartan Mountain, Schlink Hilton Hut and Whites River Hut to Guthega Power Station. The area that we traverse is very popular ski touring country. Half the walking will be off track through open snow grass and occasional scrub with the rest on tracks and trails. Maps: Geehi Dam, Jagungal (currently hard to get), Kalkite, and SV Kosciuszko Alpine Area 1:50 000. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: ~$60 per person.

Saturday 27 April: Serenity Rocks – M/M

Park the cars at the South Black Range car park. Walk on track to Mulloon Creek for morning tea, then soon after, head off-track to Serenity Rocks for lunch with spectacular views before returning to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk, about 12 km, 200 m climb. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~$15.

Saturday 27 April: Border Markers near Hall – L/M, X

From Binns St Fraser and the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve, follow the ACT border across Wallaroo Rd and the Barton Highway through private property to One Tree Hill and return. Permission has been obtained from relevant landholders. Check out the Crowajingalong site and osage-orange trees. Around 18 km and 350 m climb. Map: Hall. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$10 per person. Limit: 8. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Sunday 28 April: Mount Woolpack – M/E.

Starting at Round Flat fire trail on Tinderry Road follow fire trails through forest to Mount Woolpack for lunch with great views. Trip is on fire trails with some walking through paddocks, about 14 kms distance with ascent of about 700 metres. Short car shuffle required, will need to leave Canberra at 8:30 am for an 80 km drive to start. Map: Tinderry Leader: Tim W. Transport: ~ $20 each based on 3 passengers per car.

Tuesday 30 April: Stockyard Gap sites with Matthew HigginsM/M–R

From the Mt Ginini car park, follow the old track via Cheyenne and Morass Flats to the former Stockyard arboretum. Then to the Stockyard Creek hut ruin. Climb onto Stockyard Spur and come back around via the fire trail to Stockyard Gap to see the ski shelter ruin there, and back up the fire trail to the car park. Around 10 km and 400 m climb. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$18 per person. Limit: 12. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Wednesday 1 May: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Peter W. (for BBC)

Saturday 4 May: Bushfold Flats M/E–M

The basic walk will 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 before 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. The alternate, assuming that someone books who can lead it, will allow 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) Transport: ~$10.

4–5 May: Mt Gudgenby – M/R

Climb Gudgenby day 1, camp in the saddle to the north, and return via Naas Creek and saddle south east of Gudgenby day 2. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535 Transport: $40 per car.

Sunday 5 May: Goorooyarroo Nature Park and Sammy's Hill – S/E

A walk of around 2 hours, mostly on fire trails and tracks through pleasant grassland and to a hill with views. Rendezvous at 9 am on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5 km toward Gungahlin from the Federal Hwy junction (Gungahlin exit). A Sportenary event. Map: Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve at www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/390580/cnpmapgoorooyaroo.pdf Leader: Phillip Starr Booking contact TBA. Transport: drive yourself.


Flinders Ranges

6–20 May: Flinders Ranges – Mostly M and one at L/R

Two base camps from where we will do day walks in the beautiful Flinders Ranges including some of the Heysen Trail. Make your way to Melrose S.A. (2 days drive from Canberra) by Monday 6 May ready to start walking on Tuesday. First week day walks including Alligator Gorge, Hidden Gorge, Devils Peak, Mt Remarkable, plus a rest day. Second week 12–20 May staying at Rawnsleys Bluff, day walks including St Marys Peak (v tough), across the Pound, walks in Aroona/Wilpena NP, Blinman Pools, a rest day and drives through beautiful gorges. You will need to be fit. There will be an information evening in February. This is a joint activity with BBC. Leader: Janet E. Expressions of interest to Janet who will then email out a more detailed walking program. Transport: each car to arrange. Maps: tba. Accommodation: ~ $30–$55 per person per night in 4 person (1 couple + 2 singles) cabins or in vans, or $120/ $165 per night for a double cabin, or tent for ~ $15 per person. Accommodation needs to be booked asap. Limit: 20.

Tuesday 7 May: Owl Rocks Ridge & Prairie Dog Creek – L/R part X

The main objective is a beautiful 600 metre ridge of granite tors, shaded by Mountain Gum and Alpine Ash forest at 735 555 (my name for it is Owl Rocks Ridge). From the Orroral Tracking Station site we will spend the day on a meandering route mainly off track to the west and north in the headwaters of Prairie Dog Creek. We will eventually join the Alpine Walking Track near the Cotter Hut road and follow the road 6 km back to the cars. Expect slow scrub. Note: This walk is a repeat of the 9 Oct 2012 trip, with some variations. Minimum distance: 16 km with 550 metres of ascent. Maps: Corin Dam, Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: ~100 km return. Limit: 8.



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 May 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 walks in the program send an email to . For other general information about the club email .

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.

Wednesday 8 May: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Tim W.


South Black Range

Saturday 11 May: 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 re-join 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) Transport: ~$15.

Saturday 11 May: Trigonometric exercise – L/E

Wander over 5 trigs in the Weston Creek area. From my home in Duffy, top Narrabundah, Cooleman, Arawang, Taylor and Oakey trigs. Flexible arrangements – you can do the lot or join me wherever you want; ring me on 0417 436 877 to find out where and when we are. But please book on the walk as usual. Back at my home, I'll drive you back to wherever you started. Around 20 km and 500 m climb. Maps: Canberra, Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: Drive yourself. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au


Gudgenby

11–12 May: Yankee Hat Car Park – Old Boboyan Road – Naas Creek – Gudgenby Saddle S/M

This walk that is mainly on fire trails and tracks will allow participants to experience the Namadgi area in autumn. It will provide views of mountains and the Boboyan valley and is based on a 23 km walk in Graeme Barrow's Namadgi and Tidbinbilla Classics. Instead of doing the walk in a day we will take a weekend. The walk is at the upper limit of the "short" category and for those who want to do more I will be offering the opportunity to climb Sentry Box Mountain and Rock on Sunday morning. The walk is suitable for those who would like to extend their day walking experience and start overnight pack walking. Fuel stove use is recommended. Map: Yaouk. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: ~$20 per person

Tuesday 14 May: Border Markers NE off Pabral Rd through Coree Creek M/R, X

Walk Pabral Rd to the border. Turn NE and hunt border markers down through Coree Creek and up to Blue Ridge and Genges Trail. I'd suspect the bush will be very thick. Visit the Mt Blundell adit and pits. Return S via Mt Blundell and an unmarked fire trail SW down a spur. Around 10km and 550m climb. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$6 per person. Limit: 12. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Wednesday 15 May: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Peter W.

Saturday 18 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. Some spectacular views. About 5¼ hours actual walking. Back via Purple Eatery. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~$15

Tuesday 21 May: High Swamp on East Side of Mavis Ridge, Namadgi NP – L/R/X

Start at the Nursery Swamp car park and follow tracks 5 km to Rendezvous Creek, via Nursery Swamp. We then follow a spur to the remote swamp high on Mavis Ridge at grid reference 712 513, which we will reach via the granite outcrop at Spot Height 1406 m (Ref: 725 518). From the swamp it is another 500 metres to Mavis Ridge if time allows. We will then head east to Rendezvous Creek via the shortest route and head back to the cars via the Nursery Swamp track. Most of the day is exploratory for the leader, but it will be a long day and scrubby and slow off-track. Minimum distance: 20 km with 750 metres of ascent. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: ~90 km return. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 22 May: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Mike S.


Depot Beach

(24), 25, 26 May: Durras weekend – Sat M/E, Sun M/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 Gadara Point. On Sunday, Ross Andrews will lead a walk along the coast south of Murramarang, from Emily Millar Beach to Richmond Beach, thence the Garden of Unearthly Gums, Oaky Beach, North Head and the cars. Two superb walks, about 4½ hours Sat, 5 hours Sunday. Maps: Kioloa, Tianjara, Milton. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: ~$50. Accommodation: ~$60 depending on numbers.

Saturday 25 May: Ridge parallel to Apollo Road – M/R

Climb from the low end of Apollo Road to follow the ridge along then down to Honeysuckle Creek camp ground. An interesting route with a high outcrop and associated panorama. A short car shuttle is needed. Maps: Williamsdale & Corin Dam. Leaders: Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: $30 per car.

Tuesday 28 May: Kowen Forest Trigs – L/M–E

Trig bagging around Kowen Pine Forest; Mt Cohen, Mt Atkinson, Amungla, Poppet Hill and possibly Bald Hill and possibly a few more trig points that are marked on an older and earlier 1:100,00 map but which probably no longer exist. Approximately 32 kilometres and lots of short steep climbs. Map: Bungendore. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: ~$20 per car. Limit: 8

Wednesday 29 May: Wednesday walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Mike S. (for NPA)

Wednesday 5 June: Wednesday Walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: John E. (for BBC)


Billy Billy Rocks

Saturday 8 June: Billy Billy Rocks from Tidbinbilla side – S/R

This trip is an EPR (as in 'an Eric Pickering Route'; hopefully not one requiring first aid) entering the scrub part-way up the Fishing Gap trail. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Jenny Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: $28 per car.

8–10 June: Jervis Bay

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 in the afternoon. 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. 4½ hrs actual walking. The house is well equipped so shared meals in house both nights. We will do Abrahams Bosom track, about 2½ hours, on the Monday morning before returning home, at Callala Bay, on the northern side of Jervis Bay. Maps: Sussex Inlet, Huskisson, Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h), 6274 7350(w) Transport: $60, Accommodation: ~$90–$100 for weekend, assuming a full house.

Tuesday 11 June: The Granite Labyrinth, Namadgi NP M/R

Start at the Nursery Swamp car park. Head west and up the steep ridge that eventually leads to Spot Height 1447 (Ref: 756 528). Centred on a 1.5 km radius of SH 1447 there is a labyrinth of granite tors, slabs and knolls hidden by scrub. The day will be spent on a route that links up some of the granite features. We will follow a meandering route to the west and drop down to upper Nursery Creek then return via the Nursery Swamp track. The scrub is thick, and it will be slow going for most of the day. A small torch is useful for investigating some of the granite features. Note: This walk is a repeat of the 26 June 2012 trip, with some variations. Minimum distance: 12 km with ~680 metres of ascent. The walk may be postponed if it is wet as the rocks will be slippery. Map: Rendezvous Creek Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: ~ 90 km return. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 12 June: Wednesday Walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leaders: Peter/Truus F. (for CBC)

Wednesday 19 June: Wednesday Walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Steven R. (for BBC)

Tuesday 25 June: Booth Range, Bog Hut site, Namadgi NP – L/R/part X

Starting at the lookout on the Boboyan Road (grid ref: 809401) we will climb to the Booth Range and cross at grid ref: 834391. The main objective is a remote sub-alpine swamp at about 1300 metres altitude where the ruins of a stockman's hut, known as The Bog Hut, are located at grid ref: 844417. If time and scrub permit, we will also climb to the ridge 1 kilometre to the east of the hut site. The afternoon return route will descend the range from Spot Height 1401 on a different spur to the morning's course. This will be an arduous walk, all off track, with an early start and late finish, possibly by torch-light. Minimum distance: 15 km with ~950 metres of ascent. Maps: Colinton, Michelago. Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: ~120 km return. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 26 June: Wednesday Walk

For fit and experienced walkers. Leader: Mike S.

26 June–20 July: Kakadu – M/R/X/W

Three walks in succession in the South Alligator River and Jim Jim Falls area. Maps: El Sherana, Callanan, Koolpin, Goodparla and Jim Jim Falls, all 1:50,000. Transport. Share 4WD costs. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Limit: 9. This trip is fully booked; waiting list commenced.

Early July: Macdonnell Ranges NT – M/R/X

We will be walking for about 9 days from Ormiston Gorge through the Chewings Range and back to The Ochre Pits. You have read Meg's account of walking in this area in it so now you can experience it. Leaders: Ian H. and Rupert Barnett . Transport: Lots – but cheaper if you combine this trip with the trip to Kakadu. Limit: 6.

18 July–2 August: Kakadu – M/R/X/W

The walks in Kakadu offered by Walks Secretary Linda for this year's dry season are full. However some of us from her waiting list now have permits for two of those walks, i.e. Dinner Creek (S Alligator R) and Jim Jim–Twin Falls. Maps: El Sherana, Callanan, Jim Jim Falls, all 1:50,000. Leader: Rupert Barnett If you are interested please contact me promptly. Transport: Airfare currently $633, plus share of 4WD either ~$300 or $1200, depending on numbers. Limit: 6. I expect to drive up, and would meet others at Alice Springs to spend some days in the West MacDonnells before the NT walks.

November 2013: Australian Alps Walking Track (Kiandra to Tharwa) – M/M – L/M

Looking for walkers interested in joining me for a possible 10 days full pack hiking along the AAWT. Approx walking distance each day will be 14–20 km. Will have a day plus stop at Blue Waterholes area. Car shuffles involved and option to join or leave group at Blue Waterholes. Experienced full pack walkers only. Joint activity with Shoalhaven Bushwalkers. Maps: See the AAWT sketch maps available from http://www.australianalps.environment.gov.au/walktrack/map-guide.html Leader: Paul Ellis 5258 1949, borstal@shoalhaven.net.au Transport: tba. 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).