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How to


Want to

- improve your fitness
- explore national parks, reserves and wilderness
- meet new people
- learn bush craft and navigation?

 


 



The Canberra Bushwalking Club offers all this and more, with an activity program that caters for all levels of experience. Our walk leaders are experienced and know the best places to walk around Canberra and further afield; they will be happy to share their knowledge with you.

In a typical week, the Club program might offer you

- an evening walk of about two hours to one of the hilltops in the Canberra urban area
- a day walk in a national park or reserve on tracks and through grasslands
- a more challenging day walk exploring a creek that cascades through rain forest
- a weekend walk to, say, the Budawangs, an area of spectacular cliffs, caves and waterfalls.

The Club also offers extended activities - for example a series of day walks from budget accommodation in an alpine area, or a ten day, carry-everything adventure through remote parts of Kakadu. Other activities include cross-country skiing, canoeing, cycling and canyoning. The Club also runs classes on finding your way in the bush – map and compass navigation as well as GPS navigation.

Come for a walk with us if you are interested in becoming a member.

NEXT CLUB MEETING

Wednesday 17 June 2015 at 8pm - at The Hall, Hughes Baptist Church, 32-34 Groom St, Hughes. Members and non-members most welcome.

At the meeting David Lindley will present "Across the Main Range in Papua on the historic Babauguina Track".

The talk covers two recent trips on-foot following the historic Babauguina Track from the Papuan coast, southeast of Port Moresby, across the Main Range to the Keveri goldfield (discovered 1902) and then into the Ada'u Valley, in the Mt Suckling district. The Keveri Valley, an upland intermontane basin with a pleasant temperate climate, is a little known and much forgotten part of Papua New Guinea. There are no rest huts along the Babauguina Track, so come along for a non-stop journey filled with hungry leeches, terrible stinging "nettles" (pidgin: salat), rare blue mushrooms, the best mullet you'll ever taste, huge fresh-water eels (not my favourite), tropical downpours, tasty okari nuts (almond-like), rice and bully beef (every night), encounters with the highly venomous New Guinea small-eyed and Papuan Taipan snakes, the wonderful company of local carriers and scenery that is second-to-none in Papua New Guinea.

Also at the meeting some of the leaders of walks being conducted in the following month will be on hand with maps to answer your questions and show you walk routes etc.

FOR MEMBERS

The May 2015 edition of the Newsletter is now available online. Members by now should have received an email with a link to it, and can also view it via the Members Page.

This issue includes reports of recent club walking trips on the Larapinta Trail and to the wilds of Patagonia.

   

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