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Club Activity Program

  • October 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.

Wednesday 1 October: Wednesday walk

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

Thursday 2 October: Jerrabomberra Wetlands PRAMbulation – S/E

A walk designed for parents, and grandparents, with kids in strollers or backpacks. Meet at 1 pm at the car park in the Molonglo Reach District park (see Google maps) off Morshead Drive, near Duntroon. We'll head south across the Molonglo River on bike path through woodland, then along the section of Dairy Road which is now closed to vehicles, then a circuit on paths in the wetlands with a break at a hide to look at waterbirds. About 1 hour 30 minutes actual walking, with options to shorten the route or to take a longer break. The stroller terrain includes some gravel, hard-packed soil and some concrete with uneven sections. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Transport: drive yourself if possible; let Linda know if you need a lift.


Wentworth Falls

(3)4–6 October (Canberra LWE): Blue Mountains – M/M

Leave Canberra Friday night and stay in a comfortable guesthouse in Katoomba for the long weekend. Saturday: Gordon Falls to Leura Cascades, follow Federal Pass into Leura Forest and climb up the giant stairway to Echo Point and return via Prince Henry Cliff top track. Sunday: Wentworth Falls including Vera Falls, Wentworth Pass and National Pass. Monday: Grand Canyon. Each walk has great valley views but involve a number of stairs. Map: Katoomba. Leaders: Edwina Yee and Quentin Moran. Bookings to Edwina. Transport: ~$78 per person with 3 per car. Accommodation: singles $28 per night (dorm room); couples $79 per night (double room, share bathroom). Accommodation includes light breakfast. Limit: 12.


3–6 October: Light to Light walk, with whale watching  – M/E

Camp by the cars and complete this classic coastal walk in Ben Boyd National Park over two days. Optional whale watching trip from Eden on the Monday (Labour Day). The route is all on track with an interesting mixture of cliff top views, rock platforms, beaches and heath land. 29 km walking over two days. As camping and boat trip have to be booked I will need to take money in advance. Maps: Eden, Kiah, Narrabarba. Leader: Austin Kenney 6262 2358 Transport: $220 per car Other costs: camping $30 per person, boat trip $55 per person.

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 4 October: Namadgi anniversary walk #1 – Booroomba Rocks – S/E

Take a walk to the granite cliffs sometimes used by local rock climbers. This is an up-hill walk (200 m climb) ending in an interesting rock platform and panorama, with an option to continue off-track to other nearby viewpoints. About 4 km return. Also to be included in the ACT Parks Service monthly Explore Program. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: Drive yourself. Meet at 10 am at the Booroomba Rocks Car park via the Apollo Road. No booking required.

4–5 October: Border Markers on the East Scabby Range above Sams Creek – L/R, ptX

I have 4 km of the ACT border to complete, NW of Mt Gudgenby on the East Scabby Range. However, it's all above 1600 m and is granite and possibly thick scrub. Insert via Sams Creek Fire Trail to camp below Mt Kelly. Climb to the saddle at the head of Bogong Creek and follow the border south, through the 1730+ m feature, 'The Fortress'. At the north Gudgenby saddle, descend 500 m to the east, and then exit via Bogong Creek. For strong walkers. Around 35 km and 1200 m climb. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: $15 per person. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Bookings: by 2 pm the prior Thursday.

Tuesday 7 October: Mt Boboyan outcrops, Namadgi National Park – L/R/X

The walk starts on the Boboyan Road at the Yerrabi Track car park. Most of the walk is off-track on the steep western side of Mt Boboyan. In the morning we will follow a spur west to the Old Boboyan Road and investigate numerous granite tors hidden in the forest. We will have lunch near Hospital Creek Hut, before returning to Mt Boboyan via another spur and more rocky features. This is quite a long day with thick scrub in places and some steep rocky slabs to negotiate. Minimum distance: 16 km with ~ 600 metres of ascent. Map: Yaouk. Leader: Ian Wright 62861473, Transport: 119 km return. Limit: 8

Wednesday 8 October: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. CBC Contact: John Danaro danaro@bigpond.net.au


The Axeheads

(10) 11–13 October: Axeheads and Vengeance Peninsula – Blue Mountains – M/R

Drive to Yerranderie on Friday afternoon for a 3-day walk. Day 1 from Yerranderie to Lacys Tableland via Tonalli Pass. Day 2 Green Wattle Creek & Bulls Island Creek. Day 3 Vengeance Peninsula Axehead Mountains to Yerranderie. Expect magnificent spring wild flowers. Mostly off-track with some rock scrambling. Maps: Burragorang, Yerranderie. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 6248 0456(h), Transport: ~520 km return, ~$190 per car. Please book by 7 Oct.

Saturday 11 October: 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 rejoin the track. Swing east off track to lunch through attractive eucalyptus forest and return to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk, 5 hours walking, 12 km, 200 m climb. Map: Bombay Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$15

Saturday 11 October: Namadgi anniversary walk #2 – Walk along Rendezvous Creek – S/E

Take a walk with a ranger and the CBC. Also to be included in the ACT Parks Service monthly Explore Program. Walk along this picturesque and scrub-free creek through eucalypt forest and open grassland. Approximately 2 hours of walking. Map: Rendezvous Creek Leader: Irene Davies 6230 1081. Transport: Meet at 10 am at the car park on Boboyan Road 140 m. before Rendezvous Creek Bridge. No bookings required.


Tidbinbilla Peak

Sunday 12 October: Tidbinbilla Mountain – M/R

Starting from the Mountain Creek car park, we'll ascend to the top of the Tidbinbilla Range ridgeline south of Snowy Corner (a 600 metre climb). I'm hoping to find a taped route up to the top of the ridgeline that will minimise the scrub bashing. From Snowy Corner we'll head up to the top of Tidbinbilla Mountain for lunch and great views. We'll return back along the same route. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Gerald Dodgson 0438 119 803, . Transport: ~ $8 per person plus park entry fee. Limit: 8. Bookings: by 2 pm the prior Thursday.

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. See full description in March newsletter. Map: Hema Maps Lamington National Park. Leaders: Linda Groom and Peter Conroy. Contact Linda to get a detailed itinerary , 02 6281 4917. Please note that replies may be delayed during June and July as the leaders will be doing extended walks. Limit: 32 for the full group; limited to CBC members and their partners; 21 places booked as at late May. Some of the harder day walks will have limits in the 8 to 12 range. Book by late August.

Tuesday 14 October: Yankee Hat Slabs and Bogong Creek, Namadgi National Park – L/R/part X

Starting from the Yankee Hat carpark we will ascend to the crest of the Yankee Hat Ridge from near the rock art site. There are excellent granite tors and extensive views at the top. We will then find a route down to Bogong Creek through the extensive slabs on the southwest flank of the ridge. We will then follow Bogong Creek back to the cars. This is a difficult, off-track, exploratory walk. There is thick scrub for most of the day and steep rocky slopes to negotiate. Minimum distance: 16 km with ~ 700 metres of ascent Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 110 km return. Limit: 6

Wednesday 15 October: Wednesday walk

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

(17) 18–19 October – Bundanoon weekend (various)

We will stay at the home of club member Tom Gosling, now living at Bundanoon. Drive down on Friday afternoon/evening. Those who want to can join me at the Bundanoon Hotel for dinner, starting at 6.30 pm. The Saturday walk will be from Thirlmere Lakes to Little River, 12 km and 4 hours, all on track, much of it through spectacular blue gum forest. Sunday will be at Bundanoon, with a walk around the cliff line with great views, ending up at the Riverview lookouts and thence back to Casa Gosling for lunch. About 8 km and 3 hours walking with spectacular views. Casa Gosling is a largish house, which sleeps eight. We will have an 'everyone bring something' meal on Saturday night at the house. Maps: Picton, Nattai and Bundanoon Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: about $40.

Saturday 18 October: Namadgi Anniversary Walk #3 – Namadgi Settlers' Track – a medium loop walk with heritage interest – S/E

Take a walk with a ranger and the CBC to visit early European huts deep in the wild Namadgi National Park. Learn about the trees and rocks, and the tough life of the early settlers. The pace will be moderate, but as it is a 9 km walk, moderate fitness is necessary. Also to be included in the ACT Parks Service monthly Explore Program. Map: Yaouk, Shannons Flat Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Transport: Meet at 10 am at Namadgi Visitor's Centre, with a drive down Boboyan Road to follow before the start of the walking track is reached – last 16 km of road is gravel. No bookings required.

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.

Sunday 19 October: 'Waratahs and Waterfalls', Nattai Gorge - S/M

From Lake Alexandra at Mittagong we will complete a 7 km circuit with two short, return side walks making a total of 10 km and total ascent approx 200 m. We begin on a steep paved road up the lower slopes of Mount Alexandra, then continue to the summit on a gravel track for an impressive gorge overview extending to the distant Blue Mountains. Following a fairly steep, loose stony descent on a foot track we follow the Nattai River to the 'Sixty Foot Falls' as we begin to see occational waratahs in bloom after passing below the M5 Hume Motorway high above. Continuing along, and in places well above the stream we look down on lush vegetation including tree ferns etc. We pass an exposed coal seam and old mine workings as waratahs are seen more regularly before reaching the confluence of the Nattai River and Gibbergunyah Creek where water cress grows in abundance. At this point, having covered about 6.5 km, we do an optional 2km (return) side walk to the spectacular 'Forty Foot Falls' before retracing our steps to then follow the main track south along Gibbergunyah Creek, then SE along the verdant Alexandra Creek valley where many fine waratahs should be seen before arriving back at our start point by Lake Alexandra. Leader: Peter M. Map: Mittagong Transport: ~340 km.


Tuesday 21 October: Geocaches near Coronet Peak – L/R, ptX

An aptly named cache 'In the Middle of @%#$&* Nowhere' lies 500 m south of Coronet Peak. There's another 40 m west which has to be approached from below. I need a fast and cohesive party to find them. Around 30 km and 1290 m climb, so a long day. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Corin Dam. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: $15 per person. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Bookings: by 2 pm the prior Sunday.

Wednesday 22 October: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. NPA Contact: Mike Smith msmith@netspeed.com.au

Thursday 23 October: Ginninderra Creek PRAMbulation -S/E

A walk designed for parents, and grandparents, with kids in strollers or back-packs. Up one side of Ginninderra Creek and back down the other side, on gently undulating bike path and sealed walking paths. About 1 hour 10 minutes actual walking. Meet at 1 pm at the bottom of Swift Place, off Clubbe Crescent, Macgregor. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: drive yourself if possible, Let Linda know if you need a lift.

(24) 25–26 October: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and Budderoo National Park – L/M

Leave Canberra Friday, and stay in cabins at Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve set within the tall forest of the Illawarra Escarpment. Saturday's walk takes us through heath country close to the edge of the escarpment, visiting Drawing Room Rocks, and enjoying several spectacular views of the coast and nearby ranges. Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is home to the rare Ground Parrot and Bristle Bird. The walk is mostly on track traversing a plateau and involves some short climbs with a 3 km scrub bash over rough terrain to reach Drawing Room Rocks. A 22 km walk with about 300 metres ascent in total, which will take us about 8 hours with breaks. Sunday's walk in Budderoo National Park is a 12 km circuit walk to Gerringong Falls which will take us about 4 hours. This is an easy walk on old service trails across moorlands and is relatively flat. There is about 3 km of off-track walking through light scrub. We will be rewarded with spectacular views across the head of the 180 metre high Gerringong Falls. Map: Kangaroo Valley. Leader: Barry Keeley, 6241 3447 or Transport: ~$150 Accommodation: ~$80 per person for the weekend. Book: by 9 October


Orroral Homestead

Saturday 25 October: Namadgi anniversary walk #4 – Orroral Grasslands and Granite

A 5 km walk through grasslands and past historic Orroral Homestead. Includes a climb of about 40 vertical metres to a knoll with valley views and some clusters of granite boulders suitable for kids to explore. Grassy track and some off-track tussocky grass, possibly some muddy sections. Meet at Orroral Valley Tracking Station car park at 10 am. Non-members welcome. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Transport: No need to book, but let me know if you can offer or need a lift.

 

25 October: Wild Cattle Creek – M/M

This walk is south of Captains Flat in the Tallaganda National Park. It is a wander, mostly off track; along ridges through light, open forest and along the wide open valley of Wild Cattle Creek and other watercourses. About 10km and 4 hrs actual walking. Return via the purple eatery. Map: Tinderry Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$20

Saturday 25 October: Mt Tennent M/E-M

For the time poor meet at Namadgi Visitors Centre ready to depart at 0800 for a half day trip up to Mt Tennent and back. Map: Williamsdale 1:25000. Leader: Edwina Y. Transport: drive yourself or let me know if you need a lift when you book. Bookings by 2pm Thursday.

Sunday 26 October: Ettrema cliff top walk to Jingles and Naked Passes – S/R/X

Long drive via Tarago and Nerriga. A walk of 8km (return) from just north of Quiera Clearing to some lookouts over Ettrema Gorge east of Myall Ck. Although short, without major climbs, and likely to cross some open rock slabs, the walk is rated rough because it also includes a crossing of the gorge of upper Myall Creek, scrambles and scrub. Map: Touga. Leader: Jeff B., . Bookings: preferably by email open 11 October and close 2 pm Thursday 23 October. Transport: ~340 km ret, ~$126 per car, ~$30–$40 per person. Limit: 12.

Tuesday 28 October: Upper Coolumburra Creek – M/R/part X

A circuit in Morton National Park, all off-track. From Rolfes Gap (376E 149N AGD 1966) head East, initially around the base of the cliff-line past a camping cave then up a straightforward pass at 389E 150N. Northeast along a rock slab balcony, then find a pass to descend to explore the upper tributaries of Coolumburra Creek. Return via the tops to Pagoda Pass at 385E 143N followed by more cliff-top views. Spring flowers, rough but scenic terrain, scrub ranging from light to thick, and some rock scrambling. Probably 5–6 hours actual walking, 10 km and 250 metres of climbing – unless we decide to expand the circuit. 1 hour 45 min drive from Queanbeyan. Map: Nerriga. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Transport: $80 per car. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 29 October: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. NPA Contact: Mike Smith msmith@netspeed.com.au


Thursday 30 October: Isaacs Pines PRAMBulation- S/E

A walk designed for parents, and grandparents, with kids in strollers or back-packs. A circuit through part of Isaacs and into the adjacent pine forest with occasional views to the Brindabellas. On wide bike path, sealed footpaths, and hard-packed forest trails, with about 5 minutes of somewhat stony forest trails. A bit more up and down than most PRAMBulations, though most of the pine forest route is level. Finish at the grassy playground next to Isaacs shops, with optional time for the kids to play; take-away coffee is available from the shops (but there is no public toilets). About 1 hour 20 minutes actual walking. Meet at 1 pm at Farr Place, Isaacs Shops. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Transport: drive yourself if possible, let Linda know if you need a lift.

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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