4-5 Jun (Sat - Sun): BROOKLYN DAM ()
Beginner/Child-friendly Overnight Hike - Trying again after I had to cancel this walk last time! Very short walk (3km) on the Great North Walk from Brooklyn to Brooklyn Dam, where we'll camp overnight, and return the same way the next day. There's a very steep ascent at the start on a concrete fire trail, but apparently after that it's fairly easy. If you're a beginner I'm happy to give you a list of recommended things to bring. I'll be bringing my 9 year old and very happy to have other children along Limit: 8. Map: Cowan (2022)5-8 Jun (Fri-Mon): MT AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-X)
WALK FULL Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings. Two separate groups of 10 with proper distancing for all activities. Limit: 10. Map: Glen Alice (2020)6-8 Jun (Sat-Mon): Mt Coricudgy (M-H)
Drive to the top (or as near as possible) of Mt Coricudgy, walk to Mt Kerry and establish a base camp. Explore northerly ridge on Sunday towards the Widden Valley and return Monday with a detour for the view near Middle Hill. Walking, maybe a little scrambling MX. Someone needs to bring a 4WD. Actual limit depends on transport.
Limit: 8. Map: Coricudgy, Mt Pomany (2009)7-10 Jun (Fri-Mon): MT AIRLY CAR CAMP (E-M, Exp.)
Car camp with good road access near Capertee. A variety of walks, gradings and leaders on offer exploring Mts Genowlan and Airly pagodas etc. Possible mountain bike rides as well. Evenings with camp fires, camp ovens. Relaxing and short walks optional as well. Shelters and toilets provided, bring everything else (incl water). Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice (2013)7-10 Jun (Fri-Mon): MT AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-X)
Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings. Limit: 25. Map: Glen Alice (2019)7-9 Jun (Sat-Mon): MT COLONG & MOOTIK WALLS (H-X)
Mt Colong dominates the skyline in the southern Blue Mountains. Start at the head waters of Colong Creek, climb Morton Head to Roaring Wind Mountain and the Colong causeway. Join us on this challenging but spectacular walk. Approx. 17km with interesting climbs! Limit: 6. Map: Bindook & Yerranderie (2014)
7-22 Jun (Fri-Sat): PILBARA & KARAJINI NATIONAL PARK ((E-M-X, planning sta)
(North West WA.. stage 1) Fly in on Friday, leave Saturday am.
So much to see - Millstream-Chichester National Park (remnant palm forest), Karijini (gorges and desert), aboriginal art on the Burrum Peninsula, cultural tour, stay in Karijini eco lodge, possibly snorkelling around Dolphin Island, Hammersley Gorge, history and perhaps a mine tour.
Return air fare to Karratha is around $1100 with Qantas, 4wd hire around $1000 a week (split between, say, 4 people), less if we don't need 4wd. Accommodation - camping. Additional costs would be day tours perhaps. Limit: 8. Map: google so far.. (2019)8-11 Jun (Fri-Mon): MT AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M-X)
Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings. Limit: 25. Map: Glen Alice (2018)9-11 Jun (Sat-Mon): GOULBURN RIVER NATIONAL PARK (M-X)
Explore the heart of this national park, starting from Mogo Road heading west across Wollar Creek leading into pagoda country. Distance approx 40km. Limit: 6. Map: Wollar (2012)9-12 Jun (Fri-Mon): MT AIRLY (E-M-X)
Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings.
51+ Parks Limit: 25. Map: Glen Alice (2017)10-13 Jun 2016 (Fri-Mon): AIRLY (E-M-X, Car camp)
Car camp at Airly in Mugii Murrum-ban SCA via Capertee. Exploring old Airly village and oil-shale site and surrounding pagodas and canyons on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Various grades of walks and distances to suit all. Camp fires and camp oven cooking in evenings. Bring everything, toilets and communal shelters provided. Limit: 20. Map: Glen Alice (2016)10-18 Jun 2011 (Fri-Sat): WOLLANGARRA OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROJECT ()
Wollangarra is a not-for-profit education facility near Licola, Victoria. Access is by flying fox across the river that transports you back into a world without modern conveniences and teaches self-sufficiency and pioneer skills. This week is about putting something back and enjoying the walking in the area. We'll spend a few days helping with a project, then have plenty of time for a heap of walks. (The Crinoline, McMillans Lookout etc.) Cost---- $20/day for full board, payable by the April meeting. ($160). B.Y.O. campgear, or hire a tent. CAR POOLING Limit: 12. Map: see SecondHand and Solid in the club library (2011)11-13 Jun (Sat - Mon): BUDAWANGS ()
Wog Wog to Monolith Valley out and back via Burrambeet Brook, Mt Owen (weather permitting), loop around Mt Cole track to Natural Arch and through Monolith valley to come back to Wog Wog track.
A three day full pack walk in from Wog Wog Campground camping at Burrambeet Brook exploring the possibility of using camping caves. About 45ks, all on track using AllTtrails app for navigation.
Limit: 8. Map: Corang and AllTrails app (2022)11 Jun to 2 Jul (Mon-Mon): KUNUNURRU AREA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA ()
BUNGLE BUNGLES AND EL QUESTRO, WA- Hire 2 x 4WDs from Kununurra. Drive to the Bungles for a week including a 4 day walk to a base camp in Piccaninny Gorge to explore all the fantastic side arms. Then a week in the El Questro area and maybe the Keep River, Hidden Valley National Parks. End with a 5 day guided trek in the Carr Boyd Ranges. Walk fully booked.
Limit: 10. Map: Bungle Bungles (2012)11-14 Jun (Fri-Mon): MT AIRLY VIA CAPERTEE (E-M)
CAMP FULL Car camp at Mt Airly. Day walks from camp with various leaders and grades. Camp in Mugii Murrumban SCA in a grassy area below pagodas on Mts Airly and Genowlan. Bring everything but pit toilets provided. Camp ovens and good fires in the evenings. Limit: 25. Map: Glen Alice (2021)11-13 Jun (Sat-Mon): WILD DOG MOUNTAINS (M-X)
See how many of the '50 peaks' we can bag in one weekend. Get an early start from Dunphy carpark, Megalong Valley. Climb Mt Mouin and Mt Debert on the way, and camp at Mobbs Soak. Next day, we'll continue on to Mt Dingo and Splendour Rock, returning via the ridge where we should be able to claim Mt Merri-merrigal and Warrigal as well. Limit: 8. Map: Jenolan (2016)12-13 Jun (Sat-Sun): CARRA BEANGA CANYON OVERNIGHT (H-X, Limit of 4)
Walk out to Mt Thurat on Friday night. Up to 15 abseils on Saturday. Exit via Kanangra Ck to Mt Berry and back to Kanangra Walls.
High fives all 'round on public holiday Monday as we do the technically easier Dione Dell... Limit: 4. Map: Kanangra (2010)12-14 Jun (Thu-Sat): COLO WILDERNESS (M-H-X, 5)
Drive to the end of Culoul Range (off the Putty Rd, 55km N of Windsor). Descend Boorai Ridge, then gradually ascend the W side of the Colo River along Woolshed Gully, prior to climbing up to a broad un-named ridge, camping at spot height 476 for the first night under moonlight. Just SE of here is an eroded geological fault/sill/intrusion exceeding 80m in height that was prominently viewed on the walk in. 2nd night will find us camping on a Colo River beach prior to our departure. Unfinished business - I have a gear stash riverside... And of course there will be abseils, helmets please. Limit: 6. Map: Six Brothers (2014)12-14 Jun (Sat-Mon): DUNN'S SWAMP (E-M)
Long weekend car camp and day walks. Walk amongst pagodas, magnificent views. Visit the "Hobbit Cave" and some settlement ruins. Plenty of time to relax or you can bring your canoe and have a paddle on the weir. Limit: 8. Map: Olinda (2010)12-14 Jun (Sat-Mon): KANANGRA TO KATOOMBA (H)
This is the classic K to K walk. This is a great walk to get used to carrying a full pack. Kanangra is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view. Great time of the year to do it as the cool days make for great walking at night time sit around the camp fire to rest the weary bones. Limit: 10. Map: Kanangra , Jenolan, Katoomba (2010)14 Jun to 11 Jul (Tue-Mon): SOUTH AFRICAN WALKING SAFARI WITH DRAKENSBERG'S OP ()
Two weeks walking and camping out in the African bush. Get up close and personal to a myriad of critters. Elephants, lions, the lot. Scared? Dont be. The risk is minimal as our guide, Wayne, is one of the best in the business. His knowledge of the African bush and the creatures that inhabit it will ensure we avoid any dicey situations. This is the ultimate wildlife experience. Viewing animals from a vehicle can't even come close. This is a bespoke trip created for our group. It will be conducted in the Kruger National Park and adjoining game reserves and will be split 50/50 between multiday backpack trails, where we carry overnight packs with our food, tent etc. and fixed camps from where we will do day walks. Price at the present exchange rate is approx $3100, and includes road transport and internal flights, food, accommodation, park fees and professional guide for the full 14 days. Return international airfare to Johannesburg and pre/post safari accommodation and activities not included. To make it happen I will need 7 takers. For those interested, we will also be including some walks in the Drakensberg Mountains post safari. The details to be confirmed amongst those taking part. Limit: 8. Map: (2016)15-16 Jun (Sat-Sun): NEWNES (M-X)
Walk up Pipeline track and explore the pagoda ridges above Canobla Creek. Camp on creek and Sunday climb to Red Rocks before exiting by Little Capertee Creek. A walk with great vistas! Approx 15km and a few hills. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Ben Bullen (2013)19-22 Jun (Fri-Mon): Deua National Park ()
4WD adventure weekend.Fri night camp at Araluen(or meet sat morn) Sat travel to bendethra valley via Merricumbene fire trail(approx 4 hrs) then set up camp and explore before happy hour and a roaring fire.Sun morn more exploring and walk to bendethra caves(7km return med grade).Sun arvo leave the valley via Dampier Mt fire trail(approx 2.5 hours)and camp at Berlang camp area(another happy hour).Mon morn walk to The Big Hole and Marble Arch(13 km return,med grade)Mon arvo return home via Braidwood.Fire trails around Bendethra are not to rough but are very steep,some shallow creek crossings.Only fully equip 4WD with experienced drivers.Trip is weather dependent due to steepness of the hills.May be some spare seats available
Limit: 5. Map: Sth Coast Forest Map (2009)19-20 Jun (Sat-Sun): MOUNT ERSKINE (M-X, M-X)
From the Oaks we follow a old fire trail which starts near the wheel, then via the Massif Ridge to reach Mount Erskine (and place a visitor book). Overnight in the large flat basin to the north. On Sunday return via Aquila Point. Exploratory ridge walking in the heart of the Erskine. No big hills but may be scrubby. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith (2010)20-29 Jun (Mon-Wed): YURAYGIR/BUNDJALUNG NP (M-X)
We are doing the 4 day coastal walk from Angourie to Red Rock (66 km) and then spending 3 days doing daywalks in Bundjalung NP from a cabin base at Iluka.When we are doing the coastal walk we are also staying in cabins each night (to travel light)but camping is an option at both parks. We have booked our accommodation butif you would like to join us please let us know so that the necessary changes can be made. You would need to add travelling time up and back to the North Coast to these dates.
Limit: 6. Map: NP publications (2011)22 Jun (Wed): LIZARD ISLAND ()
Fly from Cairns for a week's camping at Lizard Island. Return to Cairns.
Hire a car to travel on the Savannah Way to visit Innot Hot Springs, Forty Mile Scrub N.P., Mount Hypipamee Crater and the lava tubes at Undara. This is for ladies only. Limit: 9. Map: Google (2016)23-24 Jun (Sat - Sun): NAVSHIELD ()
We've entered the two-day bushwalkers event, with a team of four ancient navigators including another keen rogainer from the Coast and Mountain Walkers. This will be the 30th NavShield. The organisers, the Bush Search and Rescue mob, have recently divorced themselves completely from the bushwalking club community which gave birth to them by becoming a group within the SES. Now there's a rumour going around that this NavShield may be the last which bushwalkers can enter! Limit: 3. Map: Unknown (2018)24-29 Jun (Mon-Sat): 6 DAY WALK TO BLACK COOLA, IN THE BLUE BREAKS (M-H, steep, scrub, )
A chance to explore that seldom visited wilderness on the other side of the dam with a trip into the Blue Breaks and to the seldom visited Black Coola. We will start at Kanangra Walls, go down the Gingra Track, cross the Kowmung, go up and over Scotts Main Range and then down to Butchers Creek. Then there is a steep climb to a pass onto the Broken Rock Range where we will spend a night camped on top before visiting the Black Coola itself. The views will be spectacular. Our return trip goes down a different pass to Green Wattle Saddle, different ridges into and out of Butchers Creek and back down to the Kowmung before climbing Fourth Top Ridge back onto the Gingra Range and then back to Kanangra. 33.1 km off track; 32 km on track; 4.3 km fire trail. You need to be an experienced multi-day walker with an ability to keep your pack light. Trip will not proceed if significant rain is likely. Limit: 6. Map: Kanangra, Yerranderie, Bimlow, Burragorang (2013)24-25 Jun (Sat-Sun): NAVSHIELD ((E-M-H-X, all grades)
Register now to compete in this world class navigation event. Great navigation practice and you can go at your own place (unless you want to win). Registration and more information at http://www.bsar.org.au/navshield-registration/. You need a team of between 2-4 people to compete. A club subsidy applies to the team fee. Limit: 8. Map: tba (2017)24-27 Jun (Tue-Fri): WOLGAN VALLEY (M-H-X)
A walk down the Wolgan to explore the historic but elusive Binnings Hole Gap, and climb Mount Morgan while we're at it. (This is NOT a Friends of the Colo trip - all weeds will be studiously ignored!) Limit: 6. Map: Mount Morgan (2014)25-26 Jun (Sat-Sun): KANANGRA-KOWMONG ()
Overnight walk from Kanangra Walls down to the Kowmung and back. Probably down Brumbies, camp on the Kowmung and back up Roots. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie (2011)25-26 Jun (Fri-Sat): NAVSHIELD (E-M-H, self paced)
Missed out! Registrations closed early because of the covid-imposed limit of 500 participants, and we didn't register in time. Next year... Every year Bush Search and Rescue NSW (BSAR) organises and runs the Australian Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield or NavShield. The 2021 event will be held 26-27 June 2021.
arrive on Friday night to get course information and map, and set a course to follow the next day. The one-day comp runs from 9am to 6pm, and can include some night navigation.
This year the venue is Tarlo River National Park, a rarely visited park with (usually) no public access, 20km north of Goulburn and south of Wombeyan Caves. We have arranged special access to the park for this event with NPWS and local landholders so you have a rare chance to see this hidden gem.
The base site will be on a private farm bordering Tarlo River National Park, approx 2 hours from Sydney. Toilets provided, everything else including water must be brought in.
SBC will subsidise the entry fee. Limit: 8. Map: tba (2021)26-27 Jun (Sat-Sun): KANANGRA WALLS - THURAT SPIRES (M, Limit 8)
Early start Saturday, but a relaxed pace. Brennan Tops - Kilpatrick Causeway - down a not-so-tricky 500m scree slope to Kanangra Ck - up to camp on Thurat Spires under tonight's full moon. Sunday has two 2-rope abseils off each spire to finish early Sunday afternoon. Beginners to expeditions welcome! Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra (2010)26 Jun to 11 Jul (Fri-Sat): LARAPINTA TRACK (M-H)
This iconic full pack walk has exceeded the expectations of many who have walked the 224km spine of the Western Macdonald Ranges. The walk is directly west of Alice Springs and it takes about two weeks staying predominantly at camp-sites mostly with water and often with vehicle access. I will be taking my car so there will be some vehicle support - with all walkers who are competent drivers taking turns being driver/shopper for the day. The walk is designed for those who can escape for NSW school holidays. Express your interest via our web site and booking by the 3rd of June. Come to the planning meeting on Monday 16th of March. Limit: 8. Map: Larapinta Walk and strip sheets (2015)27-28 Jun (Sat-Sun): Kanangra Boyd National Park ()
Walk: Overnight walk from Kanangra Walls car park down to the Kowmung and back.
Probably down Brumbies, camp on the Kowmung and back up again on Sunday. It's a relatively easy on track walk however there is a significant climb back up on the Sunday.
Note: In the event of bad weather we may postpone.
Contact: Alicson Anderson/Shane Anderson 02 4758 9730 or
Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie (2009)28 Jun-2 Jul 2021 (Mon - Fri): WISEMAN'S FERRY ()
Camp or cabin at the Ski Gardens Wiseman's Ferry with day trips, kayaking and walking. Limit: 12. Map: St Albans (2021)30 Jun to 1 Jul (Sat-Sun): KANANGRA BOYD NATIONAL PARK ()
Overnight walk from Kanangra Walls down to the Kowmung and back. Probably down Brumbies, camp on the Kowmung and back up either Brumbies or Roots depending where we camp. About 10km each day. It's approximately an 800m descent/ascent to/from the Kowmung. Limit: 8. Map: Kanangra & Yerranderie (2012)30 Jun-2 Jul 2016 (Thu - Sat): NORTH QUEENSLAND ()
50 Peaks. Mt Hypipamee Crater. A walk for those on the trip to Lizard Island and The Savannah Way. Limit: 7. Map: Google (2016)