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Club Activity Program

  • June 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.

Wednesday 3 June: Wednesday walk

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

Ginninderra Creek path

Thursday 4 June: Ginninderra fields PRAMbulation – S/E

A walk of a little under an hour beside Ginninderra Creek and in the open spaces of Dunlop, designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Meet near the turning circle at the eastern end of Clode Place, off Clode Crescent, Macgregor, at 1 pm. Leader: Rene Davies 62301081 or Map: Google Maps. Transport: Drive yourself.

Saturday 6 June: The Beddulluck Waltz – L/E

Someone has to go tropo for Go Topo! 18,000 m² of ACT land are on the Beddulluck 1:25000 map and we have to walk for 200 m / 3 minutes on it to qualify. Walk the northern Canberra Centenary Trail from Forde, passing through the northern campsite. See freestone rock sculptures and border markers beside the track with great views over Canberra. Either there and back, or one-way to Hall and a car shuttle. Around 19 km and 400 m climb. Maps: Hall, Beddulluck. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, Transport: Drive yourself to the Mulligans Flat Road entrance to the (north) Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve. Late bookings considered.

Sunday 7 June: Pheasant Hill and Boboyan Hill – M/R

Pheasant Hill and its companion, Boboyan Hill, are two very high hills in the southern part of Namadgi, near to the Settlers Track. They are often admired but not often visited. There is no track to the hills, though the scrub is 'fairly light'. This is a good opportunity for those interested in visiting two of Namadgi's more obscure hills, and those interested in having a good cardio work out. Pace will be moderate, but with stops to admire plants, rocks and birds. As this is a winter walk, it is especially important to bring some warm clothes. We will leave Canberra from the Kambah Shops at 8:00. Map: Yaouk Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Limit: 8 Transport: $12. Book: by Friday 5 June.

Tuesday 9th June : Bungongo State Forest – L/R/X

Bungongo State Forest is located between Wee Jasper and Jugiong. This is a new area for the leader. This is a long exploratory walk, in native forests and woodlands, with numerous ascents and descents. The walk starts near the western end of the forest and is mainly off-track in the catchments of Parsons and Old Jeremiah Creeks. There is a 2 hour 15 minute drive each way. Minimum distance: 18 km with approx. 900 metres of ascent Maps: Adjungbilly and Wee Jasper Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 400 km return Limit: 8.

Wednesday 10 June: Wednesday walk

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

12–14 June: Budawangs track maintenance

From a car camp (access via 4WD) near “The Vines,” undertake vegetation maintenance on walking track to Styles Plain, Hidden Valley, and possibly Mount Tarn. Meals provided by NPWS. Map: Enderick. Leader: TBA. Bookings/info: Quentin Moran, 6288 9840 (h), - please book by Tuesday 9th June. Transport: TBA.

View NE from Mt Tidbinbilla

Saturday 13 June: Tidbinbilla Mountain – M/R

Lyrebird Trail, Snowy Corner, Tidbinbilla Mtn, Tidbinbilla Peak, Camel Hump fire trail and return. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: $6 per vehicle. (park entry fee may also apply).

Wednesday 17 June: Wednesday walk

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

Thursday 18 June: Curtin and Yarralumla Creek PRAMbulation – S/E

A circuit through the leafy suburb of Curtin and past paddocks, with some steeper sections to improve your fitness. The route is designed for parents and grandparents with kids in strollers and takes about 55 minutes. Includes about 5 minutes of short grass and dirt – the rest is on bitumen or concrete paths. No road crossings. Non-members welcome. No need to book. Meet at the end of Crowther Place, Curtin, off Prendergast Street, at 1 pm. Leader: Meredith H. Map: Google Maps. Transport: Drive yourself.

Saturday 20 June:  Tinderry Twin Peak - M/M-R/E
A partly exploratory walk to Tinderry Twin Peak.  Meet likely at Kambah Village for a 8 to 8:30 departure for Mount Allen via Michelago.  Follow Mount Allen and West Tinderry fire trails to a point at ref 4000/50400 then head roughly east into forest to a large rock at ref 4458/50155, thence into the saddle to north of Tinderry Twin Peak and climb up peak for great views of Monaro over a nice lunch break (weather permitting).  Return same way.  Walk is exploratory as I have not gone beyond the large rock at 4458/50155.  Maps Michelago and Tinderry 1:25000.  Leader Tim W. 0409 847 534   Transport cost $11 per person.

Saturday 20 June: Nursery Creek Rock Art – M/M

This is a great walk for those who’d like a little taste of the Namadgi. Walk 2km of the Nursery Swamp Walking Track, a well-formed and well-used track. Next comes about 1.5km on an old footpad, which has become a little overgrown since the 2003 fires, but is still easy to traverse at a slow pace. This gets us to the Nursery Creek aboriginal rock art (and geocache GC1MXV5 Walking in the Landscape). Plenty of time to wander around the site and climb the granite boulders up the back. To return, we cross to the south side of Nursery Creek and pick up the footpad which goes to Rendezvous Creek. This used to be a bridle path and, before that, no doubt an aboriginal pad. But we follow it east back to join the Nursery Swamp Walking Track and return the 2km down to the cars. Around 8km and 330m climb. If desired, there is plenty to explore in the Orroral Valley to make a fuller day, or we could continue along the Nursery Swamp Walking Track to visit one of Australia’s best montane fens. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877, . Transport: ∼$12 per person. Late bookings welcome.

Tuesday 23 June: Dananbilla Nature Reserve – L/R/X

The reserve is approximately 35 km² in size, covered in native forests and woodlands, and is located 20 km northeast of Young. This is an off-track exploratory walk in steep country. There is a 2¼-hour drive each way. Minimum walk distance: 16 km with approx. 900m of ascent Maps: Koorawatha 1:50,000 and Bendick Murrell. Leader: Ian Wright 6286 1473, Transport: 324 km return Limit: 8

Wednesday 24 June: Wednesday walk

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

Saturday, 27 June 2015 – Parliament House to Mount Ainslie return – M/E

A half day walk starting from the Foundation Stone at 0800 in front of Parliament House. We will follow the trail around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin, up to Mt Ainslie and then return to Parliament House via AWM Cafe. Please bring change for a coffee. Approx 15km. Bookings to me by 4 pm, Friday 26 June please. Map: Canberra Leader: Edwina Y. Limit: 10. Transport: drive yourself but let me know if you need a lift.

Sunday 28 June: Bendoura Hill and Bushrangers Hill – S/R

This is a rare chance to visit these two lovely hills in the Brindabellas. We will leave Canberra early on the Sunday, drive up into the Brindabellas and tackle Bendoura Hill first. Morning tea will be had on its summit. In the afternoon we will climb the nearby Bushrangers Hill where we will have lunch. This is off-track walking and there will be scrub, some of which may be thick. The distances are not long however. Map: Tidbinbilla. Leader: David Dedenczuk 0417 222 154, Book by email before 25 June. Transport: ~$30 per car. Limit: 8.

27–28 June: Mt Scabby – M/R

Day 1: Old Boboyan Road car park, saddle south side of Gudgenby, Sams Creek, Scabby ridge, dry camp. Day 2 Mt Scabby, Sams Creek and return. Maps: Yaouk, Rendezvous Creek. Leaders: Jenny and Rob Horsfield 6231 4535. Transport: $40 per vehicle.

Tuesday 30 June: Budawang National Park, Currockbilly Mountain – M/M/part X

We will follow the track up to Currockbilly and then head north through the heath that was (hopefully) burnt out in the 2013 fires before turning west back down to a fire trail and thence back to the cars. Map: Brooman. Leader: Ian Hickson 6251 6858, Transport: $88 per car. Limit: 8

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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. 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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