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Club Activity Program

  • May 2014
  • Archive of Activities
Not yet a member? You are welcome to participate in up to three activities before joining. To express interest to a leader whose contact details are not displayed, email - the leader will contact you. If you are not familiar with the procedures of the Club, please read the Walk Information.

Wednesday Walks: Wednesday walks are run jointly with the Brindabella Bushwalking Club (BBC) and National Parks Association ACT (NPA). Details are emailed a few days before each walk. Contact Janet, co-ordinator of Wednesday Walks to be added to the email list. If you are not a member of the BBC, NPA or CBC you must contact the leader before the walk to discuss the level of difficulty and must be accompanied on the walk by a sponsoring member. Please note that leaders retain the right not to accept any walker.

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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 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 Leader: Terence U.

Saturday 3 May: Tidbinbilla Range and Mount Domain – M/R

Starting from the Mountain Creek car park, we will ascend to the Tidbinbilla ridgeline south of Snowy Corner (a 600 metre climb through regrowth from the 2003 fires). Once on the crest of the ridge the going is much easier and there are great views. We will head south and pass over the top of Mount Domain before descending to Fishing Gap and then along the Fishing Gap fire trail. We will leave a car at the locked gate at start of the Fishing Gap fire trail. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Gerald Dodgson 0438 119 803, . . Transport: ~ $8 per person plus park entry fee. Limit: 8. Saturday 3 May:

Saturday 3 May: 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 ~20 km mostly on fire trails. Maps: Canberra, Tuggeranong. Leaders: Phillip Starr and Barb Vaschina. Booking to Barb V. Transport: ~$5 per person Sunday

4 May: Gudgenby meadows – M/E

A circuit in the Gudgenby grasslands. From the Rendezvous Creek car park, south and up 100 metres to a knoll (the main climb of the day), then along a gentle grassy ridge and round to a small hanging swamp where Pheasants Creek enters the grasslands. Mostly off-track short grass or tussock, some grassy track, one gently sloping granite dome and an optional steeper granite outcrop. In this open country, even a little elevation provides great views of the Gudgenby Valley and its surrounding peaks. 11 kilometres, about 3.5 hours actual walking. Depart Kambah Shops 8.30 am. Bookings appreciated but not essential. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: $40 per car.

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

Wednesday 7 May: Wednesday Walk

See the Wednesday Walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. BBC Contact:

Sunday 11 May: Tuggeranong Creek, Enchanted Hill – M/M

Meeting at 8.30 am at the entrance to Tuggeranong Homestead on Johnson Drive, we follow the creek under the Monaro Highway bridge and on to the, now abandoned, Goulburn/Bombala Railway, then via a ridge to the top of Enchanted Hill. Return via Callaghan Hill. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: Mike Morriss 6287 5304 or Transport: Drive Yourself (If you need transport contact the leader)

Tuesday 13 May Tallaganda National Park – M/M

A walk around the western side of the Tallaganda National Park. Mixture of off track, fire trail, and foot pads through generally open forest and along Mulloon Creek for a bit. Visit a nice bouldering boulder (not Serenity Rocks) with hopefully good views to the west, and an abandoned mine shaft. Map: Bombay. Leader: Roger Edwards 6288 7863(h) or Transport: ~$50 per car. Limit: 8

Wednesday 14 May: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday Walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. CBC Contact:

Saturday 17 May: Square Rock – M/E

From the Smokers Gap car park, a steady but mostly gentle climb towards the Orroral Valley. Short detour to Orroral Valley Lookout, then onwards to the magnificent boulders of Square Rock for lunch, taking in lovely views of the Brindabella ranges. Backtrack to Smokers Flat, and then follow Smokers Trail to Smokers Trail car park. All on-track ~13–14 km, ~270 m ascent. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Cynthia Burton, Transport: ~$23–$28 per car (involves a short car shuffle). Limit: 12.

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 (This trip is now full).

Sunday 18 May: Nil Desperandum Cottage plus an optional walk up Hurdle Creek – S/M, or M/M

This walk is a good one for beginners. It's about a 3 km walk, each way, with hill climb. At the cottage people can explore around the area and relax on the verandas. If people wish to do more walking they can follow a track up Hurdle Creek and return for an additional 3 km. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Mike Morriss 6287 5304 or Transport: $32 per car.

Tuesday 20 May: Mt Mavis Summit – L/R Part X

Starting at the Nursery Swamp car park we will follow tracks to Rendezvous Creek. We then head off-track to the 1700 metre summit of Mt Mavis GR723493, before returning on a different route to Rendezvous Creek. The off-track section is exploratory for the leader but it will be thick scrub in places with some rock scrambles. Minimum distance: 18 km with ~ 900 metres of ascent. Maps: Rendezvous Creek Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: ~ 90 km return. Limit: 8

Wednesday 21 May: Wednesday Walk

See the Wednesday Walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. BBC Contact:

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.

Saturday 24 May: A ridge with a view – S–M/E–M

This walk will take participants to two points from which spectacular views are available. We will follow the Beverley Hills fire trail then take the track to the ridge with the view for morning tea. We will then go, partly on and partly off track, to Harrisons Peak, with views from Lake George to the Tinderries, for lunch. The return to the cars will be a mixture of on and easy off track, ending up at the Purple Eatery before returning home. About 4 hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport:~ $15.

Jagungal sunset

24–25 May: Kosciuszko National Park – Mt Jagungal – M/M

Walk in from Round Mountain along the Round Mountain fire trail to camp by Tumut River, below Mt Jagungal. We will ascend Mt Jagungal on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday our return will be east along the Grey Mare trail then Farm Ridge to wade the Tumut River and onto the Round Mountain car park. Fuel stoves only and winter clothes and equipment. Map: Kosciuszko Alpine Area SV maps 1:50,000 Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: min. $160 per car

Tuesday 27 May: Granite above Groggy Creek, Tinderries – M to L/R/partly X

A circuit to explore some Tinderries granite. From the Round Flat Fire Trail, up Roberts Creek and its north branch to the large area of granite, both boulders and slabs, at ~066 E, 470 N (GDA 94). Should have good views to the north. Then we'll decide the rest of the route from a number of options. Mainly off track, thick scrub in places, some steep slopes loose underfoot. Ascent in the range of 250–500 metres, plus minor ups and downs. Map: Tinderry. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: $48 per car. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 28 May: Wednesday Walk

See the Wednesday Walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. Leader: Philip G.

Saturday 31 May: Nursery Swamp from Orroral Valley to Boboyan Road – M/M

A car shuffle will be required. It is about 9 km, mainly on tracks or open grassland. The final 3 km is steep and rocky in places. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Mike Morriss 6287 5304 or Transport: $42 per car.

Saturday 31 May: Saturday 31 May: Square Rock – S/E

This is a popular walk and one suitable for beginners and slower walkers. A track through bush from the Smokers Gap 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 at morning tea. Expect to be back in Canberra in time for lunch (about 1 pm). Map: Corin Dam Leader: Phillip Starr 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: ~ $8.

Previous monthly walks programs can be viewed by mousing over the year in the archive box below and then clicking on the month required. To return from older program pages, just click the back button of your browser. Alternatively, you can search for a particular walk destination using the search box below.

From 2011, a system was set up to send out emails advising of walks that for various circumstances are planned outside the normal monthly cycle. These "Short-notice walks" are listed here and can be searched with other archived walks via the search box below.


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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).