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  • April 2015
  • 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.

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


Orroral Homestead

Saturday 11 April: Orroral Valley Heritage Walk – S/E

CBC is organising this walk in conjunction with Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead. Meet at 1.30 at the Orroral River campground, just inside the entry to Namadgi National Park. The walk of ~ 4kms goes from there into the Orroral Valley and along to Orroral Homestead, former home of decorated Light Horseman and intrepid pilot Anny Cunningham. Afternoon tea will be served after a talk about Cunningham and his colourful career. Return the same way. Gold coin donation. Bookings required, contact Jenny Horsfield 62314535(h) or

Saturday, 11 April: Mt Foxlow – M/E–M

From the car park just off Woolcara Lane at the entrance to the Yanununbeyan Conservation Area, we will head along attractive, open ridges close to Foxlow. Return is along another ridge to end the day at Apple Box Flat. Short car shuffle, about 10 km, 400 m aggregate climb, 4½ hours actual walking. Map: Captains Flat. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568(h) or Transport: ~$20


Yankee Hat rock art

Tuesday 14 April: Yankee Hat Slabs and Bogong Creek, Namadgi National Park – L/R/partX

Starting from the Yankee Hat carpark we will ascend to the crest of the Yankee Hat ridge from near the rock art site. 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 an 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 62861473, Transport: 110 km return. Limit: 6.


Tuesday–Wednesday 14–15 April: Family walk and camp – S/M

A half day walk in and out, and an overnight camp near a creek, suitable for families. Details via short-notice walks list or on request. Map and transport: TBA. Leader: Linda Groom 6281 4917.

Wednesday 15 April: Wednesday walk

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

15–21 (22) April: Mittagong to Katoomba – L/R/X

This is classic long distance walk. From Mittagong the route will go via Starlight's track, McArthurs Flat, Beloon Pass and the bushwalkers allowed corridor through the Wollondilly to Yerranderie. From here there are a number of routes and the one to be used is yet to be decided. Public transport will be used – train to Mittagong and then taxi to the start of Starlights Track – with train and bus for the return. Much of the walk will be off track and we will be looking to avoid road walking as far as possible. Maps: TBA. Leader: Lorraine Tomlins, 0434 078 496, Expressions of Interest: ASAP. Transport: TBA. Limit: 6.

Thursday 16 April: PRAMbulation – Lake Ginninderra Peninsula – S/E

Designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers, this walk follows Evatt's green corridors and the edge of a peninsula that juts into Lake Ginninderra. Water views, stands of eucalypts, small beaches, and patches of autumn colour. About 1 hour actual walking, all on bike path or paved path. No need to book. Non-members welcome. Meet at 1 pm at the end of Read Place, off Fitzhardinge Cres, Evatt. Map: Google Maps. Leader: Linda Groom , 02 6281 4917. Transport: Drive yourself.

Saturday 18 April: Quiltys Clearing – M/E

Starting from near Nerriga, this Budawangs walk mostly follows fire trails and old vehicle tracks across the Endrick River and Ti Tree Ck cascades and passes below the bold cliffs of the Sassafras Plateau. There will be an optional exploratory side trip of 2 km return (potentially rough) to see if a ramp in a crevasse provides access to a cliff top lookout – or you can have an extended morning tea instead. Map: Endrick. Leader: Jeff Bennetts 6231 5899 or 0418 662 870 Book: by 2 pm the Thursday before. Transport: 250 km return, ~$95 per car, $25–$30 per person. Limit: 12.


Sunday 19 April: Bike Ride at Googong – Queanbeyan River ride, 19.7 km return, difficult

This ride starts at the London Bridge car park (9:00 am) and follows the management trail towards London Bridge Homestead. Before reaching Burra Creek, we follow the management trail branching eastwards and travel past Gelignite Crossing to Flynns Crossing. We follow the trail to loop back to Gelignite Crossing and then London Bridge car park. Track markers define the route. The loop involves some steep grades plus two crossings of the Queanbeyan River. You will need a sturdy mountain bike or similar. Map: Googong Foreshores. Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Limit: 8. Transport: drive yourself. Book: by Friday 17 April.


Westermans Homestead

18–19 April: Sub 24 hour camping #3 (S24C#3) – Lutons – Day 1 M/E. Day 2 S/E

Day 1: An afternoon stroll along Settlers Track via Brayshaws Hut, Westermans Homestead and Waterhole Hut. Camping by Lutons Shed. Day 2: A morning return by Boboyan Road via Lone Pine Homestead Ruin and Boboyan Homestead Ruin. Ideal bush break for busy people. Suitable as an overnight pack trip for beginners. Map: Yaouk. Leader: Sean Sunley 0433 073959, Transport: ~$60 per car. Book: Preferably by email before 1800 Thursday. Limit: 8. Transport: $60 per car.

Tuesday 21 April: Coolumburra Cliffs – M/R/X

A circuit to continue my exploration of the cliffs above Coolumburra Creek in Moreton NP. The circuit begins at the clear spot on the Touga Road at approx – 385E 184N (AGD 1966) then west through scrub and along a rock balcony above 44 metre cliffs. From there southwards, with a combination of cliff-top views, great cliff-base scenery and some interesting routes in between and a few small creeks. Back via a few km of the Touga Road. Between 6km and 14 km depending on whether my feet are as improved as I hope by 21 April, climbs and descents in the 400 to 700 metre range in total, but not more than 100 metres at a time. Some rock scrambling. Approx. 1 hour 55 min drive from Queanbeyan. Map: Nerriga. Leader: Linda Groom , 6281 4917. Transport: $90 per car. Limit: 12.

Wednesday 22 April: Wednesday walk

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

Friday 24 April: Mt Majura – S/E-M

Starting at 10.00 AM from the end of the houses in Antill Street, Hackett, walking to the summit of Mount Majura (trig), before heading downhill to the saddle and returning to the cars in Antill Street. About 7 km long, all on track, with approx. 280m of climbing. The walk will take 2-2.5 hours at a steady pace that suits the whole party. Maps: Hall, Canberra. Leader: Rene Davies 62301081 or Transport: Drive yourself. Park in the parking area behind the bus shelter at the end of the houses in Antill Street.

Saturday, 25 April – Serenity Rocks (M/M)

Park the cars at the South Black Range car park. Walk on track to Mulloon Creek for morning tea, then soon after, head off track to Serenity Rocks for lunch with spectacular views before returning to the cars. A pleasant and relatively easy walk, about 12km, 200m climb. Map: Bombay. Leader: Stan Marks 6254 9568 or Transport: ~$15.

25–27 April: Sentry Box – M/R

From Brayshaws hut the route follows the ACT border over Sentry Box Mountain (dry camp), along to Sams Creek then down the Naas, with an early exit on the last day. Map: Yaouk. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: ~$48 per vehicle.

Tuesday 28 April: Keverstone State Conservation Area – L/R

The reserve is 35 km north of Crookwell. It is rugged country of about 6 km x 5 km, with steep gullies and ridges covered in dry grassy woodlands and light scrub. The walk is mainly off-track with numerous ascents and descents. There is a 2 hour 15 minute drive each way. Minimum distance: 15 km with 700 metres of ascent. Map: Bigga 1:50,000 Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 356 km return. Limit: 8.

Wednesday 29 April: Wednesday walk

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

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. Since April 2014, these are included in the monthly program. Those prior to 2014 are listed here and can be searched with other archived walks via the search box below.

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