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This page covers activities for one 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 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 12 February: Wednesday Walk

Walk details will be advised a few days before the walk, via the Wednesday Walks email list. Walkers who are not members of the BBC, NPA or CBC must contact the walk leader before the walk to discuss the level of difficulty of the walk. (Please note that walk leaders retain the right not to accept any walker.) Non-members must be accompanied by a sponsoring member. CBC contact:Janet E.


Depot Beach

12–14 February: Depot Beach – E

(Swimming, surfing, snorkelling)

Forget bushwalking and pushing through scrub. Join me for a day idling at the beach or stay for a few days. Meet at Spotlight in Queanbeyan, 6 Bungendore Road, aka Kings Highway by 8.30 am on Wed 12 Feb. Day walkers, plus those wishing to camp leave Queanbeyan on the Wed 12 Feb and travel to Depot Beach, just north of Murramurang. After morning tea we all walk around to Pt. Upright along a spectacular wave cut platform and enjoy the beach. Day walkers then return to Canberra and those staying overnight can erect tents and settle in. On Thursday with snorkel gear etc plus lunch, we will walk along to Pebbly Beach to snorkel and surf. On Friday continue to enjoy the beach, maybe a short walk in the rainforest if we feel like it then return to Canberra. This is an opportunity for Wednesday Walkers to enjoy a 3 day camp at the Depot Beach Campground. Campers need to bring all gear including tent and food, as there are no shops nearby. Please book as soon as possible with me so I can arrange for tent sites and for joint car travel. Maps: TBA Leader: Janet E. Transport: ~$40 each person. Accommodation: Tent sites with 2 tents $10 per person.

Thursday evening, 13 February: Flat Black Mountain – S/E

Meet at 6.30 pm. Park at end of Frith St near electricity substation 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: www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/390595/cnpmapblackmountain.pdf Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: Drive yourself

Sat 15 February: Afternoon/evening cycle around Lake Burley Griffin

Departing from the leader's place in Narrabundah at 5 pm, cycle down to the Kingston Foreshore. From there we shall cycle in an anti-clockwise direction around the whole lake. The distance is about 37 km. The pace will be moderate. It's a good idea to bring safety/cycling glasses or sunglasses as a protection against the bugs. Map: Canberra. Leader: David D. Transport: n/a

Sunday 16 February: Walk/drive trig bagging north Canberra/Hall – S/E

A walk to blatantly bag more 3 trigs for the time poor. The walk will start at Hall with a return walk up the Canberra Century Trail to One Tree Hill (1st Trig) upon return to Hall, a car trip to Nicholls to bag Harcourt Trig (a short wander) followed by another short drive down the highway to bag Crace Trig. Estimated total walking of only about 5–6 km. Morning only 2–3 hours at most. Maps: Hall and Canberra Leader: Barb V. Transport: ~$5 per person.

(14) 15–16 February: Budawangs – M/M–R

From the Long Gully campsite, climb 450 metres to Castle Gap and on to the summit of Byangee Walls if time allows. Descend to the Clyde River to camp. Walk downstream to finish at Yadboro Flat. Great views and swimming in magnificent waterholes. There are several river crossings so boots are not suitable. Short car shuffle required. Also advertised on the CMW program. Map: Corang. Leader: Meg M. Transport: $34–46.

Tuesday 18 February: Cotter to Uriarra Crossing – M/R/X

Battle the blackberries in the Stoney Creek Nature Reserve (more likely stroll the dry tops) to follow the Murrumbidgee River from Casuarina to Uriarra Crossing. Early start, early finish. Around 10 km and 200 m climb. Maps: Cotter Dam and Umburra. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$10 per person (car shuttle required). Limit: 8. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.

Wednesday 19 February: Wednesday Walk

Walk details will be advised a few days before the walk, via the Wednesday Walks email list. Walkers who are not members of the BBC, NPA or CBC must contact the walk leader before the walk to discuss the level of difficulty of the walk. (Please note that walk leaders retain the right not to accept any walker.) Non-members must be accompanied by a sponsoring member. BBC contact: wellmanp@iinet.net.au

Saturday 22 February: Tributaries of Sugarloaf Creek – M/R/W/X

A hot-weather circuit designed for maximum time near creeks and in rain forest, in the interesting country that is to your right as you drive down Clyde Mountain. From the Misty Mountain Fire Trail (708E, 597N GDA94) descend a scrubby ridge to Sugarloaf Creek; follow its tributary from junction at 711E 605N upstream, then cross a ridge, roughly near spot height 435, to meet another tributary and follow it back down to Sugarloaf Creek. Around 8 km but can be shortened if the going proves slow or the pools too hard to resist. Height changes, apart from the gentle gradients of the creeks, are: down 200 metres, up and down 150 metres on the intervening ridge, back up 200 metres to the cars. All off track. Depart Queanbeyan 7.30 am for the 1.5 hour drive. Map: Monga. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: $48 per car. Limit: 12.

Saturday 22 February: Kowen Forest 3 Trigs – L/E

Borrowing on Ian Wright's earlier walk but only doing 3 trigs within the Pine Plantation of Kowen. Hoping to capture Cohen, Amungula and Atkinson Trigs as well as see some of the interesting historical features that have previously been spotted such as the "falls-downs" and Glen Burn Homestead. Distance about 20km mostly on Fire trails. Maps: Canberra and Tuggeranong. Leaders: Phillip Starr and Barb V. Please contact Barb. Transport: ~$5 per person

Saturday 22 February: Booths Hill – L/X

I couldn't get there recently, so come and help me bag my last trig. May visit Brandy Flat Hut on the way back. Early start. Around 12 km and 900 m climb. Map: Michelago. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$15 per person. Limit: 8 Further details at www.johnevans.id.au.

Saturday 22 February: Day trips in Namadgi #1 – Ridge east of Nursery Swamp – M/R

Part way up the Nursery Swamp track then head south. Some interesting feature and good views. Return via Nursery Swamp. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

22–23 February: Budawangs – Wog Wog, Cockpit Swamp, Yadboro River, Yurnga Lookout, Wog Wog – L/R(X)

From the Wog Wog car park we will follow the track to the Sneddens Pass turn off and then down through Cockpit Swamp to the Yadboro River. We will travel along the Yadboro then up Viney and Murrumbooie Creeks to a ridge to take us up to Yurnga Lookout. We will then get back onto the track to take us back to Wog Wog. While much of the walk will be either on the Wog Wog Track or along river bank there is likely to be some scrub. Map: Corang. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: $25

Tuesday 25 February: Bombay Creek circuit – M/M–R

A shady circuit in the Tallaganda State Forest and State Conservation area. No spectacular points but varied forest, ferns, a charming unnamed creek with two granite cascades, and some dry-foot crossings of Bombay Creek. Parking at ~431E, 706N (GDA94) on the Jinglemoney Fire Trail, walk NE for ~5 km to the junction with Bombay FT, then off track down an unnamed tributary to Bombay Creek. We then follow informal tracks up Bombay Creek and another of its tributaries, to rejoin our morning route at ~350E, 713N. Some light to moderate scrub, loose stoney ground underfoot and level rock-hopping. About 15 km, an undulating route that descends and climbs 480 metres. Map: Bombay. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: $40 per car. Limit: 12.

Wednesday 26 February: Wednesday Walk

Walk details will be advised a few days before the walk, via the Wednesday Walks email list. Walkers who are not members of the BBC, NPA or CBC must contact the walk leader before the walk to discuss the level of difficulty of the walk. (Please note that walk leaders retain the right not to accept any walker.) Non-members must be accompanied by a sponsoring member. NPA Contact: msmith@netspeed.com.au

Saturday 1 March: Cotter Cave, Paddys River Mine and environs – M/R/W

Examine the abandoned caves, pits, tunnels and adits of the Paddys River Mine area. Wade up Paddys River in shin deep water. Climb Sugarloaf Hill. Less than 10 km and 250m climb. Map: Cotter Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$6 per person. Limit: 8 Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Saturday 1 March: Last minute trigging – L/M/pt X

A chance to bag a heap of trigs before the end of the challenge. We'll bag nine trigs, driving between each of the trigs. We'll start at Boboyan trig in Namadgi National Park, stopping at McCormack, Tharwa, Tuggeranong, TG84, Stranger, Melrose, Mike, and Quartz trigs. Walks to each of the trigs range from less than a kilometre to around 7km. About 25km long. Maps: Canberra, Tuggeranong, Williamsdale, Yaouk, Michelago Leader: Nathan Holt 0414 628 429 or Transport: ~$15 per person.


Tuross Falls

Saturday 1 March: Tuross Cascades and Canyon – S/R/W

From the Tuross Cascades carpark ~266E, 883N (GDA94), down the Tuross for 1.5 km, the last part through a fun canyon, to the top of the spectacular Tuross Falls. Exit up a reasonably scrub-free ridge to join the Tuross Falls track. We'll get a good view of the falls from the NPWS platform, then make a 15 minute off-track detour to explore some granite domes, then back along the track. Total distance: around 6 km, ~150m descent and ascent. Driving time from southern Canberra approx 2 hours. Compulsory swims, one of which is about 80 metres. Some rock scrambling but no abseiling. Fit beginner rock scramblers welcome since the pace will be moderate. Map: Belowra. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: $100 per car.

Tuesday 4th March: Jerrabattgulla Creek, Southern Tributaries – M/R/W/part X

The walk is in a Preserved Forest area in the Tallaganda State Forest, east of Jerangle. We will revisit the southern Jerrabattgulla Creek system where I led a walk on 5/3/2013. The going was slow on that trip so we didn't have time to explore one of the bigger tributaries. I also plan to have another look at the waterfall that we found, this time from below. Start on the Jerrabattgulla Forest Road at approx Krawaree 277278. Follow a fire trail north for 2 km to Jerrabattgulla Creek. We will then follow a creek to the base of the falls and continue upstream for a few hours until we intersect the Jerrabattgulla Road. Note: The southern tributaries are densely vegetated and much of the walking is difficult and suitable only for experienced walkers. There may be some wading to reach the base of the waterfall. An alternative walk will be run, at short notice, if the forest access tracks are wet. Maps: Jerangle, Krawaree & South Coast Forest 1:150,000 Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 200 km approx $74 per car Limit: 8

Saturday 8 March: Murrays Gap/Bimberi Peak – L/M

Depart Canberra at 6:00am and Drive via Snowy Mountains Highway, Tantangara Rd and Pockets Saddle Rd to the gate at Gurrangorambla Creek. We will stop for a coffee and breakfast at Adaminaby. Walk the AAWT via Oldfields Hut to Murrays Gap and ascend Bimberi. Return the same way. Around 22km and 800m climb. For fit and reasonably quick walkers only. Maps: Rules Point and Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096, phillipstarr1945@gmail.com Transport: ~$40 per person. Limit: 5


Wattamolla Beach

8–10 March: Royal National Park Coastal Track – L/M

This walk on the Canberra Day long weekend traverses the length of Royal National Park (RNP) following the Coastal Track. We will walk along cliffs, beaches and escarpments, taking in magnificent ocean views and the rugged beauty of RNP's coastline as we go. On Day 1 most of the track is exposed with no shade making the walk long and arduous. There are many climbs and ascents along the way on stony surfaces with some rock hopping and climbing around headlands, so a good level of fitness and experience carrying an overnight pack is essential. Sat: we drive to Otford and park cars. We then catch the train to Cronulla, board a ferry to Bundeena and camp at Bonnie Vale campground overnight. In the afternoon we will do a short walk around the headland. Sun: from Bundeena we walk 21 km to North Era campground and camp overnight, surrounded by stunning coastal scenery. Swims possible along the way. Monday: walk out to Otford (300 m steep climb), about 10 km. Maps: Port Hacking, Otford. Leader: Barry Keeley, 6241 3447 or Transport: ~$60 Camping fees: ~$25. Limit: 10.

8–10 March: Bundanoon weekend – S–M/E–M

Drive down straight after lunch on Saturday. We will stay at the home of Club member Tom Gosling, now resident at Bundanoon. There will be three walks on this weekend. The Saturday afternoon walk will be shortish, perhaps to Erith Coal Mine, about 1 hr. The Sunday walk will probably be in Kangaroo Valley but won't exceed four hours as I am still working my hip in. We will do another walk e.g. from the Boxvale Car Park to Lake Alexandria on the Sunday, about 3hrs. Casa Gosling is a largish house but, while some will get beds, some will be on mattresses in the lounge and maybe there will be a tent in the back yard. We will dine out at the local Pub on Saturday evening and have an everyone bring something meal on Sunday night at the house. Maps: Bundanoon, Burrier and Mittagong Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) smarks@live.com.au Transport: $35–$40.

8–10 March: Southern Namadgi #1 – Mts Scabby & Murray – L/R

Bogong, Naas & Sams Creeks, Scabby, Yaouk Gap, Murray, Orroral Valley; car shuttle needed. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$50 per car.

Tuesday 11 March: Mt Gingera – L/M

Great alpine views. Mainly on track except for descent of Mt Gingera which will be off northern end. Afterwards visit Mt Franklin and Bulls Head trigs and probably Blundell trig. Maps: Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863, rosemarie@grapevine.com. au Transport: ~$60 per car. Limit: 8.



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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.

Saturday 15 March: River Crossing Training, Pine Island South picnic area – S/E/W

Learn how to cross fast flowing rivers more safely, using solo and team crossing techniques. Start with easy wades and move on to faster currents. Learn how to waterproof your pack. Then relax and dry out with a picnic tea. You can arrive any time between 3.30 pm and 5 pm and expect to finish training about 1.5 hours later. The trainers Keith Thomas, Lorraine Tomlins, Peter Conroy and Linda Groom, are all familiar with New Zealand river crossing techniques. The Pine Island location may be changed if water levels are not suitable. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: Bookings to Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: Drive yourself; tell Linda if you need a lift.

Tuesday 18th March: Rocky Outcrops Eastern Flank of Mavis Ridge – L/R/part X

From the Nursery Swamp carpark we will follow tracks for 90 minutes to Rendezvous Creek. Most of the day will then be off-track. We will follow a meandering route south along the side of Mavis Ridge, climbing to about 1500 metres (GR733486) and investigating a few large granite outcrops hidden in the alpine ash and mountain gum forests. We then return to Rendezvous Creek via a different route and follow the tracks back to the cars. Note: This is a long and very hard walk with some rock scrambles and possibly six hours of walking through scrub. Map: Rendezvous Creek Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473,   Transport: ~$37 per car Limit: 8

Saturday 22 March: Day trips in the Namadgi #2 – Orroral Tor – M/R

Out and back from the Orroral campground. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$28 per car.

Saturday 22 March: Border Markers from Yaouk Gap to Mt Scabby – L/R/X

Very early start and very late finish. A long drive to the S of the ACT then NW to Rowleys Hut. Walk up Yaouk Trail to Yaouk Gap, then SE along the ACT–NSW border on the crest of the Scabby Range searching for border markers. Lunch on Mt Scabby with later opportunity to view the source of the Cotter River. Steep and scrubby 600m descent. Around 14km and 700m climb. Maps: Rendezvous Creek and Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$35 per person. Limit: strictly 8 strong walkers. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au


Oldfields Hut

22–23 March: Oldfields Hut and Mount Morgan – M/E–M

This walk provides an opportunity to climb Mount Morgan (1875m), a prominent peak in the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park near the NSW/ACT border. We'll depart Canberra at 1:00pm on Saturday and drive, via Cooma and Adaminaby, to the locked gate at the northern end of Pockets Saddle Road. With overnight packs we'll walk to Oldfields Hut where we'll camp overnight (3.5 km). The next morning, with day packs, we'll follow the Lone Pine Trail to its junction with the Mt Morgan Walking Track (7.4 km). We'll then take the Mt Morgan Walking Track to the top of Mt Morgan (2.2 km and 320m climb). Following lunch with fabulous 360 degree views we'll return along the same route back to Oldfields Hut and then back to the cars. I'll be overseas until 1 March so only email bookings before then which I'll confirm following my return to Canberra. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Rules Point or Rooftop's Kosciuszko Northern Activities Leader: Gerald D. Transport: ~425 km, $150 per car, $40–$50 per person

Thurs–Sun (3) 4–6 April: Budawangs – M/M–R

Day 1 – Long Gully campsite, via Kalianna Ridge to campsite. Possible trip to the Castle. Day 2 – Monolith Valley past the Seven Gods and to a camping cave on the side of Mt Cole. Day 3 – Around Mt Cole to Mt Owen, down into Monolith Valley, Kalianna Ridge and returning to Long Gully campsite. Map: Corang. Leader: David D. Transport: $34–$46 per person

16–23 April: Walls of Jerusalem to Mt Ossa, Tasmania – A Deciduous Beech Walk – S–M/M–R

Australia's only winter deciduous shrub, Fagus, reaches peak autumn colours about Anzac Day. Our route takes us from the intricacies of the Walls of Jerusalem past alpine tarns fringed with Fagus and Huon Pine to a camp high above the Mersey River and a grand panorama of 'The Reserve'. From the Overland Track we'll climb Mt Ossa (the State's highest), and exit through Lees Paddocks. Maps: 1:100 km Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair NP or Mersey. Leaders: Rupert Barnett ; Philip G. Contact the leaders promptly, preferably by email. From February to mid-March contact Philip only. Limit: 6.

(17) 18–21 April: Mootik Plateau and Tonalli Range – M/R/part X

A chance to explore an interesting but seldom visited part of the southern Blue Mountains. Drive to Batsh Camp Thursday night. Leave cars at the Mt Armour Fire Trail and access Mootik Plateau via Colong Gap. Explore the Plateau for a view of Yerranderie Peak, and aim to descend near Woolpack Head – if not possible, we will descend the northern side of Colong Gap. Camp on the Tonalli River. Ascend the Tonalli Range near Zucchetti Head, check out the narrow, rocky ridge near Mount Yuburra. Descend near Coventry Head to Butchers Creek (camp). Kowmung Mtn, Chiddy Obelisk, Kowmung and Tonalli Gaps, Mt Colong (camp near spring). Return to cars via Mt Armour Fire Trail. Mostly off-track with scrub and rock scrambling. Views of well-known features from unusual angles. Run jointly with Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW. Maps: Bindook, Yerranderie. Leader: Meg M. Transport: ~$180 per car. Limit: 8

26–27 April: Southern Namadgi #2 – Coronet Peak – S/R

An easy half-day to Pond Creek campsite, an early morning climb then an easy half day out. This would be suitable as an overnight pack trip for beginners. Maps: Corin Dam, Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

26–28 Apr 2014: Mt Olympus, Tasmania – S–M/M–R

From the historic Echo Point Hut by Lake St Clair we climb to a hidden shelf on Mt Olympus, and camp amongst the autumn colours of fagus for two nights. On the second day a moraine gives us an easy route to a northern plateau in the Range, and the option of continuing along a rocky arête to big views from the southern summit. If there is interest, a further couple of nights could be spent on The Labyrinth. Maps: Olympus. Leaders: Rupert Barnett ; Philip G. Contact the leaders promptly, preferably by email. From February to mid-March contact Philip only. Limit: 6.

17–18 May: Southern Namadgi #3 – 1646 spot height above Little Creamy Flat – L/R

Day 1: Nursery then Rendezvous Creeks, roughly west via spot heights 1406 & 1571 to Little Creamy Flat. Day 2: Early morning climb then return via Pond Creek and AAWT. Maps: Corin Dam, Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield. Transport: ~$32 per car.


Flinders Ranges

19) 20–31 May (1–2 June): Flinders Ranges: Day Walks – M/M

My plan is to showcase the best of the Flinders Ranges by doing day walks which include Alligator, Hidden, Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorges, Wilpena Pound, Aroona Valley, climbing Mt Remarkable, Rawnsleys Bluff, St Marys Peak and swimming in the Blinman Pools. Some of the tracks follow the Hans Heysen Trail. We would stay in cabins, tents or vans at two campgrounds, Melrose 20–24 May and at Rawnsley Bluff May 25 to 31 May. Accommodation is self-catering, although at Melrose you can dine each night at a delightful cafe or at a hotel. You will need to be fit. This is a joint activity with CBC and BBC. Email expressions of interest to Janet E. Maps: To be advised at the information evening in February when a $50 accommodation deposit will be collected from participants. Leader: Janet E. Transport: Petrol will cost about $600 per person for plus 3500 kms. Accommodation: $30– $50 per person per night in 3–4 person (1 couple + 2 singles) cabins, half that for tents, 12 nights. Limit: 20

2–16 June: Larapinta Trail – M/R/X

Leave Alice Springs on the afternoon of 2nd June, local 4WD transport to Hugh Gorge. From 2nd to 7th walk from Hugh Gorge via Birthday Waterhole, Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap to NP Headquarters. All on track except for side trips. Back to Alice Springs by minibus. Two nights in Alice Springs to restock, then on 9 June, travel by minibus to Red Bank Gorge for the second stage of the walk. Walk Redbank to Serpentine Gorge from 9 to 16 June, climbing Mt Sonder, and collecting a food drop at Ormiston Gorge where we leave the Larapinta Trail to climb Mt Giles, then to Giles Spring, then rejoining the Larapinta and by minibus back to Alice on the afternoon of the 16th. Includes three days of off-track walking. Walkers should be experienced in trips of 5 days or longer. Maps: tba. Leaders: Peter Conroy & Linda Groom, 6281 4917, Expressions of interest to Peter; full payment of land transport will be required by February. Air Transport: Air fares for this walk and the Kimberleys (Canberra–Alice–Darwin–Kununnurra–Darwin–Canberra) ~$1700 per person. Land Transport: ~$300 per person assuming 8 in the party. Limit: 8.

22 June to 9 July: Kimberleys – M/R/X

From Kununnurra, local transport to Argyle Dam and then by boat to Revolver Creek. Walk west and north through the spectacular Carr Boyd ranges, back to the dam wall in 8 days. Back to Kununurra for the nights of 29 and 30 June. Then by local transport, via Wyndham and the King River Road, to the Cockburn Ranges. 9 days exploring the Cockburn's two massifs, and its gorges and waterholes. All off track and very rocky underfoot. Walkers should be experienced in trips of 5 days or longer and confident rock scramblers. Possibly followed by a commercial canoeing trip for 2–3 days in the Ord River Gorge from 10–13 July. Maps: tba. Leaders: Peter Conroy & Linda Groom, 6281 4917, . Expressions of interest to Peter; full payment of land transport will be required by February. Transport: for air fares see 2–16 June listing. Land Transport: ~$340 per person assuming 8 in the party. Limit: 8

12–18 October: Binna Burra in the Spring – S/E to L/R

A week of day walks from Binna Burra Lodge, Lamington National Park, Qld, based in your choice of catered cabin accommodation or self-catering furnished tents. At least two day walks on offer each day – one off-track and one on the excellent graded track system. Also specialist bird-watching and botany walks led by Binna Burra guides at a gentle pace. The scenery includes magnificent and extensive rainforest, waterfalls, cascades and volcanic rock formations. Option for those driving from Canberra to Qld to break the drive with a stay at the Smokey Cape Lighthouse cottages or camping area for 2 nights (10–11 October), with a coastal day walk on the 11th. Also an option to do an overnight walk from Binna Burra to Fountain Falls on 18–19 October. Map: Hema Maps Lamington National Park. Leaders: Linda Groom and Peter Conroy. Contact Linda to get a detailed itinerary , 02 6281 4917 Transport: Linda will put people who want to share car transport in contact with each other. Fly/bus option also available. Accommodation: many options e.g. ~$20 per person per night if four share a furnished 'safari tent', $158 per single or $234 per couple per night in a log cabin with shared bathroom, includes dinner and breakfast. These are discount prices for the CBC. Limit: 32 for the full group; limited to CBC members and their partners. Some of the harder day walks will have limits in the 8 to 12 range.



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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).