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This page covers activities for one month starting from the second Wednesday of March. For more walks, click on the Future Walks and Walks Archive tabs.

For privacy reasons, the names and telephone numbers of some leaders have been removed. 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.


Crossing the River Styx

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.

Sunday 16 March 2014: Bullen Range from Kambah Pool – M–L/R/W

It is presently possible to rock hop over the Murrumbidgee River at Rock Pool, near Kambah Pool. This affords the wonderful opportunity to explore the rough terrain on the other side. The plan is to scramble up the gullies and ridges to the high point of the range. Depending on the wishes of the party and the time taken, there is an opportunity to visit the Moon Rock cafe near Tidbinbilla. There will be rock, scrub, and potentially a dunking in the cold muddy Murrumbidgee. 15 km in distance, 400m climbing. Pace medium. Maps: Tidbinbilla, Tuggeranong. Leader: David D. Book by Thursday 13 March. Transport: TBA

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

Wednesday 19 March: 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: Peter W.


Jervis Bay

(21) 22–23 March: Jervis Bay – M/E (day 1), S/E or S/R (day 2)

Day walks from car-based camps at Greenpatch on Jervis Bay – white sand beaches, clear water, cliff-top views, lovely forest, swimming and snorkelling. We will probably walk on track to Kittys Beach on Saturday. On Sunday, a choice of a shorter walk on track or a rougher walk to an unnamed canyon in the sea cliffs north of Steamers Beach. Depart Canberra on Friday at drivers' choice of time; when you book, please let us know your preferred departure time. 3 hour drive. Campsites are $22 each plus $11 per person (includes hot showers). Map: Jervis Bay 1:50,000. Leaders: Linda Groom and Peter Conroy, 6281 4917, Transport: $180 per car.

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


Buckenbowra River

Tuesday 25 March: Upper Buckenbowra River – M/R/partly X

A circuit through the varied forests of the Monga escarpment and the rainforest and cascades of the upper Buckenbowra River. With luck we will see Liparis reflexa in flower. From the Dasyrus picnic area, along the Corn Trail, then off track east and south along the top of the escarpment to ~655E 588N (GDA94), descend steep loose slopes to the Buckenbowra, follow the creek upstream through the cliffs at its head, to rejoin the Corn Trail. Scrub, slippery rocks in the creek, possibly some shallow wading. About 11 km, main descent and climb 450 metres. Map: Monga Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Transport: $80 per car. Limit: 8

25–27 March: Another Depot Beach 3–day Camp – E

We camp at the attractive Depot Beach campground again, just north of Murrumarang. Please bring all tent gear, stoves + food, etc as there aren't shops nearby. BBQs are available. This camp is very suitable for first time tent campers. Each day opportunities for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, lazing around and short walks. And the water will be warm! On Tuesday we'd drive and erect tents, then walk around along stunning cliffs to Pt Upright. Wednesday's walk would be to Pebbly Beach. Thursday walk up the hill and across to Nth Murrumarang Beach then return to Depot Beach and drive back to Canberra. Please book so I can arrange transport. Leader: Janet E. please book by email to Janet with your name, address, and whether you wish to provide transport. Transport: ~$40 per person. Accommodation: Two tents on one site, grand sum of $20 per person.

Wednesday 26 March: 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 29 March: Pinnacle to Black Mt – S/E

Meet 9.30 at the car park at the end of Frith St near the electricity sub-station. We will leave most of the cars there and car shuffle to the end of Dungowan St, Hawker where we will start the walk at about 9.45. We will climb the Pinnacle and then walk to Mt Painter, both of which have good views to the Brindabellas thence lunch near the Aranda Bushland. Back to the cars via Black Mt Reserve by 2 pm. Map: Canberra Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself but please book as I may need to ask you to give someone a ride.


Saturday 29 March: Geocaching on NW Namadgi Spur above Little Creamy Flats – L/R, ptX

From Orroral Tracking Station, mountain bike to AAWT footpad. Then walk to anthill just past Pond Creek. Maybe drop a stove for tea on the way out. Follow alignment of old road on 1st edn Rendezvous Creek map to Little Creamy Flats. South and up 300m to the Namadgi bulb. Search for two remote geocaches. Return the same way if we're still alive. Around 38km and 1600m climb. Maps: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek. Limit: 4 very strong walkers. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$15 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au

Tuesday 1 April: Cuumbeun Nature Reserve, Four Ravines – L/M–R

We start 10 minutes from Queanbeyan and walk in the northern and southern sections of the Cuumbeun Nature Reserve to a point overlooking Googong Reservoir, before returning via a different route. Where possible we will walk off-track but there are sections of fire trail. The off-track walking is quite fast in open eucalypt woodlands and there is only light scrub, apart from short sections in the ravines. The four ravines are all short but require steep scrambles with some exposure on the exits. This is a long walk so we will need an early start. Minimum Distance: 26 km with approx. 1000 metres of ascent. Maps: Bungendore, Hoskinstown Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Limit: 8 Transport: Approx. 50 km return

Wednesday 2 April: 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: Peter W.

Saturday 5 April: Mt Tennent (Part 1) – L/E–M

From Apollo Road, we will follow Tennent Fire Trail to the summit and then down to the Namadgi Visitor Information Centre along a footpad and the AAWT. ~13km + ~700m ascent, all on tracks or fire trails. Map: Williamsdale Leader: Terence U. Transport: Drive yourself. Short car shuffle.

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



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.

For privacy reasons, the names and telephone numbers of some leaders have been removed. 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 9 April: 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.

Saturday 12 April: Mt Tennent (Part 2) – L/M

From Apollo Road, we will climb steeply to the summit along a spur line to the south of the trig point. Return to the cars will be via Tennent Fire Trail. ~13 km + ~800 m ascent, on an off-track negotiable route through scrub and a fire trail. Map: Williamsdale Leader: Terence U. Transport: Drive yourself.

Saturday 12 April: 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. One creek crossing, otherwise all on track or easy off track. 8 km, 300 m aggregate climb, about 3¾ hrs actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$20

Tuesday 15 April: Washedaway Creek & Little Horseshoe Bend – L/R/W/partly X

From the fire trail junction at ~ 309E 333N (AGD 1966, 2nd ed of map), south to join the intriguingly rocky Washedaway Creek, follow it downstream to the Shoalhaven River. Here the 'exploratory' part of the walk ends. Down the Shoalhaven, noting a great campsite for future reference, then up the spectacular ridge from Little Horseshoe Bend to rejoin fire trail near Monitor Mount. Rock scrambling in Washedaway Creek, two thigh-deep wades of the Shoalhaven. About 12 km, main descent and ascent 400 m. 1 hr 50 min drive from North Canberra. Map: Touga Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: $100 per car. Limit: 8.

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

Saturday 19 April: Moonlight Hollow – M/E

We will walk from Bulls Head to Bendora Arboretum (lunch) and loop back all on good tracks through lush forest, with running creeks and ferny gullies. 14 km and about 5 hours actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$15

Saturday 19 April: Mt Tennent (Part 3) – L/M

From the Namadgi Visitor Information Centre, we will follow the AAWT to Bushfold Flats before climbing through the scrub to pick up Tennent Fire Trail, which will take us to the summit. Return along a footpad and the AAWT. ~14 km + ~1000 m ascent, on a mix of track, fire trail and off-track negotiable route through scrub. Map: Williamsdale Leader: Terence U. Transport: Drive yourself.

21 April (Easter Monday): Tidbinbilla to Gibraltar Peak Grade – M/E

Meet at Kambah Village shops for an 8:30 departure to Tidbinbilla Visitors Centre. Follow footpaths through reserves to the recently opened trail up Gibraltar Peak. Great views from the top. Return via Birrigai and coffee/tea at the shop at the Visitors centre – it should be open on a Public Holiday. An easy walk on footpaths of about 12 km with climbing of about 400 metres. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: Tim W. 0409 847 534 . Transport: cost $24 per car.


Saturday 26 April: Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 1 – Parliament House to Horse Park Drive – L/E

From Scrivener's Camp we will climb to Parliament Drive, head across the lake and up Anzac Parade to Mounts Ainslie and Majura and then down to Horse Park Drive. ~20 km + ~600 m ascent. Map: download at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/recreational_activities/centenary-trail Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA

Sunday 27 April: Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 2 – Horse Park Drive to Old Gundaroo Road – L/E

This section of the trail will take us through Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve and Mulligans Flat Nature Sanctuary. ~17 km + ~300 m ascent. Map: download from http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/recreational_activities/centenary-trail Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA

Monday 28 April: Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 3 – Old Gundaroo Road to Hall Village – L/E

Much of the day will be spent following the northern part of the ACT Border, including an ascent of One Tree Hill, before dropping down to the village of Hall. ~19 km + ~300 m ascent. Map: download at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/recreational_activities/centenary-trail Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA

25–27 April: Bundanoon weekend 2 – S–M/E

We will stay at the home of club member Tom Gosling, now resident at Bundanoon. Drive down on Friday morning in time for lunch at Tom's place (each to provide his/her own). There will be three walks. The Friday afternoon walk will be in the Bundanoon area, about 3 hours, taking in a series of lookouts over Bundanoon Gorge. The Saturday walk will probably be in the vicinity of Fitzroy Falls, a mixture of track and off track, to see some old ruins c.1850 and then, through open bush, to a lookout overlooking Mt Carrialoo. We will do another walk of about 6.5 km on Monday morning, in the vicinity of Nellies Glen and Carrington Falls. Will return to home via Belmore Falls with lunch at Sutton Forest pub. Casa Gosling is a largish house but, while some will get beds, some will be in on mattresses in the lounge and maybe there will be a tent in the back yard. We will have everyone bring something for the meal on Friday night at the house and we will dine out at the local Pub on Saturday evening. Maps: Bundanoon Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: $35–40.

26–27 April: Weekends in the 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.


Tuesday 29 April: Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 4 – Hall Village to Black Mountain – L/E

Urban walking through Belconnen plus Gossan Hill Nature Reserve and the fringes of Black Mountain. ~19 km + ~200 m ascent. Map: download at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/recreational_activities/centenary-trail Leader: Terence U.

Wednesday 30: April Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 5 – Black Mountain to Stromlo Forest Park – L/E

Today's highlights include the summit of Black Mountain, the Cork Oak Plantation and the National Arboretum. ~21 km + ~500 m ascent. Map: download from http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/recreational_activities/centenary-trail Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA

Thursday 1 May: Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 6 – Stromlo Forest Park to Tuggeranong Town Centre – L/E

A day of ridge and river walking as we head over Cooleman Trig and Mount Arawang to the Murrumbidgee River. ~21 km + ~500 m ascent. Map: download at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/recreational_activities/centenary-trail Leader: Terence U. Transport: TBA

Friday 2 May: Canberra Centenary Trail – Section 7 – Tuggeranong Town Centre to Parliament House – L/E

Return to where we began seven days ago via Isaacs Ridge and Red Hill Nature Reserve. ~28 km + ~500 m ascent. Map: download at http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-recreation/recreational_activities/centenary-trail Leader: Terence U.

Tuesday 6 May: Tumanmang Mountain – M/R/X

The walk is on the crest of the Great Dividing Range in the Tallaganda State Forest, about 20 km northeast of Jerangle. It is an exploratory trip for the leader. We will visit the tall forests on Tumanmang Mountain and the route is mainly off-track. Start on the White Ash Forest Road at Krawaree 275357. Visit Bald Peak, Tumanmang Mtn, Tumanmang Trig. From the trig we will follow a spur north and east then follow the creeks down to the White Ash Forest Road. Follow road south for 2 km then off track up a spur to the Gourock Range and back to the cars. Total Distance: About 13 km, with a steep ascent and descent, each about 350 m, through forests with thick scrub in places. If the forest access tracks are wet an alternative walk will be scheduled. Maps: Jerangle, Krawarree and South Coast Forests Map 1:150,000 Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473,   Transport: Approx. 220 km return. $80 per car Limit: 8

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

Saturday 24 May: Day trips in the Namadgi #3 – The Spinnaker – S/R

A morning ramble from the Honeysuckle Creek Camp ground. Map: Corin Dam. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$24 per car.

Saturday 24 May: Mount Gingera. Grade – L/M/X

Early start from Corin Dam and follow footpath up Stockyard Spur to Mount Franklin road then up Gingera via a footpath. Return a slightly different route. Great 360 degree views from Gingera summit. This is a fairly hard walk of more than 20 kms and climbing of around 1000 metres. Walk is graded X as the leader has not walked it for some years but will reccie the route beforehand. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Tim W. 0409 847 534 Transport: ~$36 per car.

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.

14–15 June: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #4 – Nursery Hill, Rendezvous Creek circuit – S/R

Nursery Swamp, saddle north of Nursery Hill, latter as a side trip, descend to camp in Rendezvous Creek, track back via top end Nursery Swamp. 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.

Saturday 18 June: Day trips in the Namadgi #4 – Bushfold Flat – M/R

Apollo Road, Bushfold Flat via convenient spur, AAWT to Visitors Centre. Car shuttle needed. Maps: Williamsdale, Corin Dam. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$24 per car.

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

5–6 July: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #5 – Gudgenby Circuit – M/R

Over Gudgenby to camp at the top end of the northern saddle. Return via top of the Naas and the saddle southeast of Gudgenby. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$40 per car.


Billy Billy Rocks

Saturday 26 July: Day trips in the Namadgi #5 – Tidbinbilla–Smokers Gap cross–over – M/R

Meet on top of Billy Billy Rocks for lunch. Maps: Corin Dam, Tidbinbilla. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

Tuesday 5 August: Navigation Refresher #1

An evening with map and compass at the home of Jenny and Rob Horsfield. 6231 4535.

Tuesday 12 August: Navigation Refresher #2

An evening Dead Reckoning exercise consolidating use of map and compass for conditions of poor to no visibility at the home of Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

Saturday 16 August: Navigation Refresher #3

A day on the hills west of Kambah following a route in relation to position fixing skills. Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

30–31 August: Navigation Refresher #4

A weekend off-track in the southern Namadgi, navigating with map and compass. See accompanying trip description, Sentry Box Mtn. Jenny & Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

30–31 August: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #6 – Sentry Box Mountain – M/R

Day 1: Naas car park, Boboyan Hill, Waterhole Hut, Sheepstation Creek, Lutons Crutching Shed. Day 2: Early morning climb, then down the Naas to the car park. This trip is in conjunction with the Navigation Refresher #4 event. All welcome. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$50 per car.


Tuesday 2 September: Navigation refresher #5

An introduction to GPS using Etrex (2000–2004) and Etrex 20 (~2008+) at the home of Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

Saturday 6 September: Day trips in the Namadgi #6 – McKeahnie Trig – Kangaroo Creek – M/R

From Smokers gap, leave the Square Rock track on the ridge out to the trig. Descend west then north to Kangaroo Creek. Car shuttle needed. Map: Corin Dam. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

Tuesday 9 September: Navigation refresher #6

An evening using GPS: Waypoints, Routes and Tracks with a short ramble. Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535.

20–21 September: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #7 – Shanahans Circuit – M/R

Day 1 North from Shanahans Mtn along Booth Range then down to Max & Bert's Hut. Day 2: Naas River, Horse Gully Hut, Shanahans Falls Creek, Shanahans Mtn. Maps: Michelago, Colinton. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$45 per car.

Saturday 4 October: Day trips in Namadgi #7 – Gudgenby River west of Fitzs Hill – M/R/W/X

In a recent conversation with John we speculated as to the nature of this trip. A gorge perhaps? Map: Williamsdale. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$24 per car.

Saturday 11 October: Day trips in the Namadgi #8 – Worn Boot Bash #11 – L/R

Mt Namadgi via Middle Creek from the Old Boboyan road car park. A demanding day hopefully logging ~30 km and one or two peaks. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$40 per car.

12–18 October: Binna Burra in the Spring – S/E–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.

18–19 October: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #8 – Mts Kelly & Burbidge – M/R

Day 1: Bogong, Naas Creek then top end of Sams Creek. Day 2: early morning climb, Burbidge as a short side trip from Bogong Gap then down Burbidge spur. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$40 per car.

Saturday 8 November: Day trips in the Namadgi #9 – Blue Gum Hill – M/R

An old favourite: Smokers trail car park, then around the perimeter of where the dog-proof fence may still be, then to the rocky summit of Blue Gum Hill (also called Mt Lincoln). Good views. Descend crossing Blue Gum Creek then roughly direct to the finish. Map: Corin Dam. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

15–16 November: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #9 – Mt McKeahnie – M/R

Day 1: Wander up the Orroral to Sawpit Creek to camp. Day 2: Early morning climb then return down valley. 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.



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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).