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Club Activity Program

  • June 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 sponsoringd member. Please note that leaders retain the right not to accept any walker.

Short-notice walks are added to this list. Club members who wish to be alerted when Short Notice walks are added, please logon and edit your profile accordingly.

Saturday, 14 June – Black Mt and Aranda bushland – M/E

Meet at 9.45 in the car park opposite 160 Dryandra St, O'Connor. This walk traverses the Bruce Ridge then crosses into the Black Mt Reserve. Traverse the reserve, following the Hat Band track part way up the mountain, then along the lake to Yarramundi Peninsula for lunch. Home via the cork plantation and the Aranda Bushland. We won't do Gossan Hill this time. All on track, back at the cars about 4 pm. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself but please book as usual; there may be someone from your area who needs a lift.


Yankee Hat art

Saturday 14 June: Yankee Hat Indigenous sites, with a geocaching twist – M/E–M

Stroll to the Yankee Hat rock art then via old fire trails to the causeway SW up Bogong Creek. Walk through the open campsite area where artefacts may still be found (and left) on the ground. Only trouble is, we'll have an off-track 3 km detour with 300 m climb to a geocache near the summit of Yankee Hat North. Then further easy walking on fire trails to Frank and Jacks Hut and associated sheep dip. Return via the Old Boboyan Road, with the opportunity to visit an Indigenous rock shelter. Around 12 km and 550 m climb, very suitable for day-walkers who would like to try a little off-track in the Namadgi. 5 geocaches. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au Limit: 12. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book.

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 of Nursery Swamp. This would be suitable as an overnight pack trip for beginners. Maps: Corin Dam, Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield, 62314535. Transport: ~$32 per car.

Tuesday 17 June: Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area and National Park – L/M part X

An exploratory trip, all off-track, in the woodlands and open forests of the Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area and National Park near Captains Flat. Starting from Applebox Flat on Woolcara Lane (GR 129636), we will spend the day walking the ridges and creeks to the southeast. The scrub is generally light. This is a different route to the walk of 29/4/2014. Minimum distance: 20 km with ~670 metres of ascent Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Ian Wright 62861473 Transport: 108 km return Limit: 8.

Wednesday 18 June: Wednesday Walk

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

20-22 June: Budawangs: Track maintenance

The CBC is supporting NPWS with vegetation maintenance on the walking track between Yurnga lookout and Mt Bibbenluke and the southern end of Mt Tarn in the Budawang Wilderness Area of Morton National Park.
The proposed track maintenance on 13-15 June was postponed to 20-22 June because of the bad weather expected.
We would like a few more people to assist the track maintenance effort. This is an opportunity to give something back to National Parks in an area in which we frequently walk.
It is also an opportunity to see an area of the Budawangs that normally requires a 13km walk. We will be accessing Burrumbeet Brook via Sneddens Pass, which will reduce to 6.5km the distance that we have to walk. Sneddens Pass is not commonly walked because it is off the main track. This is a nice little pass through a cliff-line and provides short access to the main walking track near Korra Hill.
We will be meeting the ranger at the Wog Wog Carpark at 10:15am on Friday 20 June, so will be leaving Canberra at about 8:15am.
National Parks will be providing evening meals and breakfast as well as a cooking tent complete with gas stoves. This gear has been helicoptered in. You will need to provide your own snacks, lunches and camping and bushwalking gear, such as sleeping bags, parka, clothing, etc. If you do not wish to carry a tent you may camp in the Burrumbeet Brook caves. Bring long handled loppers if you have them, if not come anyway because Parks does have some.
For further information or to book, please contact Rupert Barnett by Wednesday 18th on 02 6242 5241(h) or Map: Corang or at http://members.pcug.org.au/~kthomas/Maps/. Transport: $90 per car.

Saturday 21 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.

Saturday, 21 June: An open, beautiful ridge – M/E–M

Walk from the Spring Creek car park in the Yannunbeyan Nature Park along a series of ridges through open forest to a delightful lunch spot with a similar return. Part on and part off track, about 10 km, and five hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 (h), Transport: ~$15.

Saturday 21 June: Blatant Boboyan Bounty – L/E-M.

Geocache down the Boboyan Rd – walking too! (1) A quick stop at the lookout just past the Orroral Rd turnoff. (2) Scramble up a tor overlooking the Boboyan Rd. (3) 1.5km amble up a knoll above the road. (4) ~13km walk to the Rendezvous Creek rock art site. (5) ~2km walk along the start of the south Brandy Flat FT to a very strange cache. (6) 4km return walk on the Yerrabi Walking Track to Boboyan trig and marvelous views to the hills at the heart of Namadgi National Park. (7) Shanahans Mountain Walking Track 3km. Total ~24km and 750m climb. Maps: Michelago, Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk and Colinton. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, . Book by Friday morning. Limit: 8. Transport: ~$12 per person. Further details at www.johnevans.id.au/wp/. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book.

Sunday 22 June: Greys Point – S-M/R

Drive via Marulan and Tallong. A walk to a spectacular cliff top lookout above the Shoalhaven Gorge. There are scrubby sections along the way and scrambling across the gully of Bullangalong Creek. About 8 km and 400 m total climbing. Map: Caoura. Leader: Jeff B, Transport: ~300 km return, $111 per car, at least $28 per person. Limit: 12.

21 June–11 July: Kimberleys – M/R/X/W

(a) 3 day canoe trip down the Ord River 21–23 June (b) 9 day walk Cockburn ranges 24 Jun–2 July (c) 8-day walk in the Carr Boyd Ranges 4–11 July. Maps: False Mt Cockburn, Mt. Cockburn, Mt Erskine, Cooee Creek, Carlton Gorge, all 1:50,000. Leaders: Peter Conroy & Linda Groom 0468344381, - the leaders are walking the Larapinta in June so may be difficult to contact.

Tuesday 24 June: Bullen Range South – L/M

From locked gate at entrance to Paddys River Travelling Stock Reserve off Tidbinbilla Road ascend to Barnes Trig (825 m) then N along crest of Bullen Range on fire trails for 10 km past Brett Trig (881 m) to large microwave tower 1 km N of Canberra Deep Space Tracking Station before turning off track to return S along W flank of Range following contour where possible and convenient wombat trails. Occasional views over Murrumbidgee and Paddys River valleys from Range crest. Lunch on hillside overlooking Tracking Station. For off-track leg expect dense scrub in numerous small creek beds (usually dry) but fairly open elsewhere. Detour to locate and inspect Calvery mud brick hut ruins at GR8223-7722 (MGA94) on final climb to Barnes Trig before descent to start. Estimated 22 km and 700 m total climb. Maps: Tidbinbilla, Tuggeranong. Leader: Eric Glass 6286 3316(h), Transport: $20 per car. Limit: 12.

Wednesday 25 June: Wednesday Walk

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

28–29 June: Two south coast hills – Durras Mt and Gulaga – M/M

Escape the Canberra winter with a visit to two iconic peaks on the NSW South Coast. Day 1 (Saturday) – Drive to Pretty Beach, Murramarang NP, set up camp, climb Durras Mt and return to camp. Day 2 (Sunday) – Drive to Tilba and climb Mt Dromedary (Gulaga). Hopefully there will be time for a quick jump in the ocean. Thence, return to Canberra. Maps: Kioloa, Central Tilba Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Transport: ~$45 per person, with four to a car


On Mt Palerang

Sunday 29 June: Mt Palerang – M/M

Palerang is a mountain near the Great Dividing Range south of the Kings Highway (the pointy one on the right as you approach Braidwood). Access is via Rossi and Forbes Creek. On a clear day you can see Braidwood, the Budawangs and the Brindabellas. Views, varied vegetation and terrain add to the enjoyment of this walk. The access ridges have moderate scrub and a few easy scrambles. Map: Bombay. Leaders: Phillip Starr and Edwina. Bookings to Phillip 6161 3835(h), 0419 281 096(m), Transport: ~160 km return, ~$60 per car, ~$15–$20 per person. Limit: 12.

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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).