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Club Activity Program

  • November 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.

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Saturday 1 November: In the shadow of Palerang – S/E–M

A walk in the Tallaganda National Park. From the Forbes Creek track head east of Hoskinstown, follow trails to Mulloon Creek, then along the Palerang firetrail before swinging west off track for about an hour to the creek and the Mulloon firetrail back to the cars. Mostly on track. About 5hrs actual walking. Map: Bombay Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$15

Saturday 1 November: Two creeks adventure – S/R

This walk, an off-track circuit to the Gudgenby River and back across Rendezvous Creek, is designed for families with active kids in the 5 to 12 range who want to try some 'rough' walking. The walk is just 2 km, with only a couple of 40 metre changes in elevation, but we will take time – 1 to 2 hours – to explore granite boulders, climb over logs, do three creek-crossings, examine potholes and other interesting creek features, and have lunch. A mid-morning start. Rendezvous in Tharwa for the 40 minute drive, all bitumen. Non-members welcome. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 Bookings: please book by 8 pm the night before. Transport: drive yourself. Limit: 16 (max 8 kids)


Corang Peak

1–2 November: Budawangs – Corang Peak Burrumbeet Brook and Corang Lagoon – M/M–R

Mostly on walking tracks, this walk is suitable for reasonably fit people who have had some experience carrying a pack. Spectacular views. Wog Wog Car Park – Corang Peak – Burrumbeet Brook – Canowie Brook – Broula Brook – Corang Lagoon – Wog Wog car park. Maps: Corang Leader: Rene Davies 62301081 or Transport: ~$100/car Limit: 8

Monday evening 3 November: The Pinnacle – S/E

This is the first of a series of walks of 1½ to 2 hours on most Monday and Thursday evenings during daylight saving, starting at 6.30 pm and ending around sunset. Meet at 6.30 at the end of Dungowan St, Hawker for a walk with views of the Brindabellas. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself

Monday 3 November: Weston Park PRAMbulation – S/E

A morning walk designed for parents, and grandparents, with kids in strollers. A circuit of Weston Park, largely on the peaceful winding bike path next to the lake shore; this bike path gets little use during the week. Near the end of the walk, an option to visit the Oaks Brasserie for a coffee. Stroller terrain includes about 100 metres of hard-packed soil; the rest is bitumen. About 1 hour actual walking. Meet at 10 am at the dirt car park at the corner of Brown and Banks Streets, Yarralumla. No need to book. Non-members welcome. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Jenny H. Transport: drive yourself.

Tuesday 4 November: Sassafras Mountain (but not the Trig)

Starting at the usual Nerriga entrance to the Budawangs of Meangora Rd, we will proceed along the walking track to cross the Endrick river and follow Redgrounds Track to approximately where the track turns south. From there it will be off track to find a path up to the top of Sassfras Mountain. Head toward Gilberts Gap to locate a path down to the valley and return. The bush at the top of Sassafras is very scrubby – all slow going. This is an exploratory walk for the leader. Approx 8 .5 km on track and 4.5 km off track. Depart Spotlight at Queanbeyan 7.30 am. Possible late return. Map: Endrick Leader: Max Smith. Please register interest with Max Smith Limit: 8 Transport: TBA

Wednesday 5 November: Wednesday walk

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

Thursday 6 - Sunday 9 November: Main Range circuit - M/M

A circuit in the Kosciuszko NP from Charlotte Pass via Club Lake Creek and Wilkinsons Valley, returning via the Upper Snowy, with time for side trips to peaks. A great time to see the Snowy Mountains - most of the snow has gone and the flies are not yet out. Maps: Perisher Valley & Geehi. Leader: Peter Conroy, 6281 4917, Transport: $140 per car.

Thursday evening 7 November: Goorooyarroo Nature Park, One Tree Hill – S/E

Be at the parking area on the northern side of Horse Park Drive about 1.5km toward Gungahlin from the Federal Hwy junction (Gungahlin exit) at 6.30 for a walk around the park. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself


Saturday 8 November: 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.

Saturday 8 November: Mt Namadgi birthday drinks – L/R

In conjunction with the CBC Worn Boot Bash. This old codger wants company to day walk (for the last time?) to Mt Namadgi. A very long and hard trip for quick and competent walkers. Very early start. Around 30 km and 800 m climb, 13 hours walking. Maps: Rendezvous Creek, Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: $12 per person. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Bookings: by 2 pm the prior Thursday.

Saturday 8 November: Corin Dam to Pryor's Hut/(maybe Gingera)-return L/E-M

Follow Stockyard Spur from Corin Dam to Pryor’s Hut. Not sure if I will feel up to the further climb up to Mt Gingera but we can see how we go. Return the same way down the hill to the cars. Meet at Kambah shops at 0700 for an early start to beat the heat. Trip limit: 10. Around 20 km and 1000m climb (if we complete Gingera). Map: Corin Dam 1:25,000. Leader: Edwina Y. Bookings by Thursday 2pm please. Transport: approx $10 per person.

Monday evening 10 November: Cooleman Ridge – S/E

Meet at the car park on Namatjira Drive just on the Kambah side of Fisher near the speed limit sign. Great views along the ridge. No bookings, just turn up at 6:30pm. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 11 November: Tallaganda National Park – L/R/X

The walk starts at the junction of the Forbes Creek road and North Black Range fire trail. The walk is mainly off-track in the northern section of Tallaganda National Park. We will visit South Black Range Trig, then take a long meandering route northeast then southwest, through forests, swamps and undulating ridge country back to the cars. This is a long exploratory trip with steep and scrubby ridges in places. Minimum distance: 18 km with ~ 600 metres of ascent Map: Bombay Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 106 km return. Limit: 8

Wednesday 12 November: Wednesday walk

See the Wednesday walks information at the head of the Activity program, for conditions on participating. CBC Leader: Peter/Truus F.

Thursday evening 13 November: Red Hill – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in the car park on Red Hill, near the restaurant. We will walk along the ridge to Hindmarsh Drive and back again. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself


Nursery Swamp

15–16 November: Weekends in the southern Namadgi #9 – Nursery Hill- Rendezvous Creek – M/M

Day 1: Wander up Nursery Swamp, climb Nursery Hill and return, then over saddle and down to Rendezvous Creek. Camp at Black Sallee grove on creek. Day 2: A short day climbing back to Nursery Swamp and then back to cars. This is an easy overnight trip for people who would like to try combining a bushwalk with camping. Some scrub on Nursery Hill and on descent to Rendezvous Creek, remainder on reasonable bush tracks Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: $32 per car.

Saturday 15 November: A circuit of the upper Orroral Valley – L/E-M-R,ptX

Enjoy an amble up the Orroral Valley grasslands on footpad from the Tracking Station car park to join Smokers Trail. Continue north along the fire trail to cross the Orroral River and to the saddle between SH1164 and SH1157. Off-track to the east and down to Booroomba Creek (this 500m leg will be scrubby). Follow the creek (wet feet?) back down to the open valley (unknown to me). Here a geocache in a cave has previously eluded me. Return via the east side of the Orroral River (off-track but open going). Around 20km and 500m climb. Maps: Corin Dam and Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, . Transport: ~$12 per person. Late bookings considered.

Sunday 16 November: Camels Hump – M/E–M

A fire trail leads from the back of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to the base of Camels Hump. A further short climb provides spectacular views over the west side of the Range into the Cotter River valley. Around 13.5 km and 650m climb. Map: Tidbinbilla 1:25,000. Leader: Edwina Y. Bookings by Thursday 2pm please. Meet at Kambah shops at 7am for an early start to beat the heat. We will car pool from there. Transport cost: approx $7. Trip limit: 10.

Monday evening 17 November: Mt Ainslie – S/E

Meet at 6.30 in car park atop Mt Ainslie on the airport side then walk to the west, north and east of the mountain. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 18 November: Hospital Creek and around with Matthew Higgins – M/M

Starting from Yankee Hat Carpark, walking via track and bush to the beautiful little waterfall on Hospital Creek. Then follow the creek upstream to Hospital Creek Hut for morning tea. Perhaps a look at the granite a few hundred metres south of the hut. Return via Frank and Jack's Hut with a lunch stop on one of the small hills just west of the hut. Return to cars through the Gudgenby regeneration grounds. Map: Yaouk. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, (with contracted assistance from Matthew Higgins). Transport: $12. Book: by 2pm the prior Sunday.

Wednesday 19 November: Wednesday walk

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

Thursday 20 November: Fadden Pines PRAMbulation – S/E

An afternoon walk designed for parents, and grandparents, with kids in strollers or backpacks, through suburban Gowrie to the delightful Fadden Pines Park, where we will stop of about 20 minutes play time at the playground. All on bike path, fairly flat, with about 1/3 of the walk in good shade. The playground also has a shaded area, and public toilets. About 1 hour actual walking. Optional coffee at the Common Grounds Café afterwards. Meet at 1 pm in the Gowrie Shops car park, outside the café. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Sue Vidler 6290 0490. Transport: drive yourself.

Thursday evening, 20 November: Mulligans Flat – S/E

Meet at 6:30pm in the main Mulligans Flat car park in the suburb of Forde. Go down Horse Park Drive, turn into Francis Forde Boulevard, then left into Amy Ackman St which will take you to the car park. Nice open bush. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself

 (21) 22–25 November: Blue Mountains – Upper Grose Valley & Newnes Plateau – E/M


Grose Valley

Saturday AM: Goochs Crater, Upper Wollangambe River, BMNP (S/E) Spend a half day exploring the crater's pagodas, caves, and wetlands. All on track

Saturday PM: Zig Zag Railway / Lithgow Valley Reserve (S/M 7km & 150m climb). Visit the famous sandstone arches of the No 1–3 viaducts and the No. 1 tunnel. We'll do a loop along the escarpment through open heath and exotic rock formations to get a good view of the arches, and will return via the zig zag rail line. Mostly on track, short car shuttle required.
Sunday AM: Jungaburra Brook & Canyon, Upper Grose Valley, BMNP, (S/M) A great introductory canyon with no swims or abseils required. Note: a short hand over hand rope decent is needed at one point.
Sunday PM: Monkey Creek Gorge, Dargan (S/R/X 2km–270m climb) Short exploratory scramble through an untouched rainforest featuring an over story of mature tree ferns and coach wood trees. All off track
Monday: Upper Grose Valley and The Rim, BMNP (M/M 10km & 600m climb) Starting near The Pinnacles, we'll walk to Lockley Pylon, descend via Dufaur Head to the Blue Gum Forest and exit via Perrys Lookdown. All on track, car shuttle required.
Tuesday: The Engineers Track, Surveyors Creek, Upper Grose Valley, BMNP (S/M 9km & 200m climb) This 1860's survey track aimed to identify an alternative rail route through the Blue Mountains, which would see trains travelling along the Grose Valley and then under the Darling Causeway. All on bush track. Maps: Wollangambe 8931-2, Lithgow 8931-3S, Mount Wilson 8930-1-N, Katoomba 8930-1S Leader: Karen C. Transport: ~$80 per person with 3 per car. Accommodation: Free camping available on 7 acres of private property in Dargan, with hot showers and toilets available. Feel free to "wag" one of the walks to visit nearby tourist attractions. There will be a self catered BBQ on Saturday night. Limit: 12 Please book by: the 14th November. Further info on each walk is available at: https://sites.google.com/site/feralkaza/home under Upcoming Trips – Blue Mountains

Saturday, 22 November: Mt Aggie and Bendora Arboretum – M/E

Follow the track from the car park to Mt Aggie (1471m) with its spectacular views then along the border ridge track toward Bendoura Hill. After crossing the Mt Franklin Rd, use an old logging road to get to the arboretum for lunch, then on track back to the cars with more views. About 14km, 5 hrs actual walking. Map: Tidbinbilla Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$20

Saturday 22 November: Bells Creek Adventure – S/M with S/R option

A walk in a nature reserve between Braidwood and Araluen, designed for families with adventurous children aged around 5 to 12. A one kilometre / half hour walk off-track through open forest and down Bells creek leads to a pleasant area of flattish granite and a shallow pool with a sandy bottom, suitable for water play. This section of the walk includes some scrubby patches and a descent of a very steep earth bank. Younger kids can set up base at the shallow pool with one adult family member while older kids can continue down the creek, with their other adult family member, for another half hour to an area of granite cascades and pools, ending in a waterfall. Careful supervision needed near the falls, but it is possible to stay well back from the falls and still have fun scrambling around the cascades. Meet in Queanbeyan at 9.30 am, then a 1 hour 10 min hour drive, all bitumen except for 200 metres of 2WD dirt. Map: Monga. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917 . Bookings: Please book by 8 pm the night before. Transport: drive yourself. Limit: 16 (max 8 kids).


Broom in flower

Sunday 23 November: Broom clearing at Cotter Hut

The Parks and Conservation Service have again asked for our help in the location and removal of Broom plants in the Cotter Hut area. No special skills needed but you will need to bring small handsaw or loppers or a maddock. You will have the opportunity to travel to the Upper Cotter and Bimberi wilderness area by vehicle and spend the day in a remote part of Namadgi. We will also have access to Cotter Hut itself with tank water and gas to make tea etc. You need to wear a hat, long pants, gaiters and boots and bring your lunch, sunscreen, water and a GPS if you have one. Map: Rendezvous Creek. If you're interested contact Quentin Moran, 6288 9840 (h), Transport: $44 per vehicle.

Monday evening, 24 November: Mt Majura – S/E

Be at the entrance to the park beside 39 Mackenzie St, Hackett, just north of the Grayson St intersection at 6:30pm for a walk up Mt Majura. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself

Tuesday 25 November: Nadgigomar Nature Reserve Western Section – L/M

The walk is in the Sunset Mountain section of Nadgigomar Nature Reserve 35 km north of Braidwood. The terrain is hilly or slightly undulating and there are extensive mature, dry sclerophyll woodlands. A fire has recently burned through some of the reserve and our route will take us in and out of burnt areas. The route is mostly off-track with only light scrub, except near the creeks. Emergency contact details must be registered/provided to book. Minimum distance: 18 km with approx. 400 metres of ascent Map: Oallen Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 192 km return, $71 per car Limit: 8

Wednesday 26 November: 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 evening 27 November: Black Mt Reserve – S/E

Meet at 6.30 at end of Frith St near electricity sub-station. We will do a walk in the reserve, through to Caswell Drive and loop back. No need to book. Map: n/a Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: drive yourself

Saturday 29 November: Woolcara's Molonglo Ridge to Yarrow Pic – L/M

'Woolcara' is a private property owned by a mate. Here's a great opportunity to stroll along the Molonglo Ridge to the lovely cairn at Yarrow Pic. Open grazing land walking, although a bit of a huff and puff to get up to the crest. Extensive views across Googong Dam to the Brindabellas. Around 16 km and 600 m climb. Map: Hoskinstown. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: $12 per person. Late bookings considered.

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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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