1-3 Jan (Sat-Mon): CURRARONG (E-M)
On Friday for those who can leave early we will visit Manning Valley Falls and onto to a great unnamed lookout.Then the weekend will be spent exploring the northern side of Jervis Bay visiting Silica Cove and Target Beach, Point Perpendicular and maybe spot a whale and Abraham Bosom’s Reserve. The walks will be all on track and will be easy to medium in difficulty. We will stay in Currarong caravan park where you can either car camp or hire a cabin. Limit: 8. Map: Jervis Bay (2000)1-3 Jan 09 (Thu-Sat): Deanes Creek Traverse (M-X)
(Possibly a 4th day) Our aim is to walk from Newnes via Zobels Gully, Constance Gorge, into Deanes Creek and camping somewhere along Deanes Creek on the 1st night, then following Deanes Creek through to its junction with Rocky Creek and camping there on the 2nd night.
The 3rd day will be walking back to Newnes via the Wolgan River. Expect some wading or short swims, Maybe some scrambling but will be at a leisurely pace.
Leaders have walked about two thirds of the route before but the rest is exploratory so there is a small chance that it may take longer. Limit: 6. Map: Ben Bullen, Mount Morgan (2009)1 Jan to 31 Mar 2013 (Tue-Sun): PACKRAFTING: GROSE and COLO RIVER (M, Exp.)
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Join us for some packrafting trips we are planning in the New Year. These will include day, overnight and extended trips such as Falconbridge to Yarramundi, Devils Wilderness to Yarramundi, Wollemi to Canoe Creek and Capertee to Colo. All trips are subject to water levels. If you are interested please contact us to discuss. Limit: 8. Map: various (2013)1-9 Jan (Fri-Sat): TASMANIAN SW COAST ()
Sign up with SPRATS to keep the invasive weed Sea Spurge out of the SW Wilderness. Either do a two-week stint on a difficult section of coast (limited openings), or join the groups doing 9-day stints in the easier-walking part closer to Strahan. Transport from Hobart to Strahan and return provided, along with helicopter and/or boat transport to the coast. Lots of (easy) weeding to be done, in magnificent settings in the freshest air in the world. Come along to the August club meeting and hear what it's all about. Limit: 40. Map: na (2010)1-8 Jan 2014 (Wed-Wed): WESTERN ARTHURS (LAKE OBERON) (M-H)
The Western Arthurs for wimps - the plan is to visit Lake Oberon, then return, missing the most difficult parts of the traverse. Now planned to start on 2nd Jan, return to civilization on 8th Jan with one day travel either side. Fly to Hobart, hire car to Scott's Peak Dam, to Lake Oberon with plenty of time for side trips. (Camp at Junction Creek, Lake Cygnus, Lake Oberon x 2, Lake Cygnus and return to cars, weather permitting.) Limit: 6. Map: (book) South West Tasmania - John Chapman (2014)2-11 Jan (Mon-Wed): TASMANIA SW COAST ()
It's on again for the 5th year! Forget the Tarkine. Join the SPRATS for a further opportunity to walk on otherwise-inaccessible parts of the magnificent SW and South coast, while doing something for the environment (ridding the wilderness coast of the weed sea spurge). Once again there'll be several sectors, varying from easy to very hard. Most activity will be in January, with the first 3 sectors heading out on 2 January probably for 10 days. Springwood bushies have made an impressive contribution to this program so far—let's keep it up! Contact Andy to get your SPRATPACK with all the information. Limit: 50. Map: TASMAP South West 1:250000 (2012)2-10 Jan 2010 (Sat-Sun): TASMANIAN SW COAST ()
Sign up with SPRATS to keep the invasive weed Sea Spurge out of the SW Wilderness coast. Either do a 9-day stint as above, or a 15-day stint commencing on 16 January. Other options are available on more rugged sections of the coast but are generally only available for experienced spurgers. Transport from Hobart to Strahan provided, along with helicopter and/or boat transport to the coast. Contact Andy to get your SPRAT PACK (which explains everything) and an expression-of-interest form. Limit: 40. Map: (2010)3-4 Jan 2014 (Fri-Sat): HEATHCOTE ()
An overnight camping trip at Boodera Pool. This is a great swimming spot on the Woronora River. There will.be plenty of time for swimming along the way and exploring around the camp site. We will drive to the Heathcote Scout camp to start this walk. The walk is aprox 12 km in length. Limit: 8. Map: Heathcote NP Tourist map (2014)3-10 Jan 2013 (Thu-Thu): TASMANIA, SOUTH COAST TRACK (M-H, Exp.; mud)
This is one of the world's great wilderness walks and the reputation is justified - 84km along the southern coastline of Tasmania, crossing the southern edge of one of the largest temperate wilderness areas of the world - a magnificent 5 to 9 day walk. Apart from the possible muddy track (which has been improved in parts) and possible bad weather, this is not considered a difficult walk. For more information see: http://www.john.chapman.name/tas-sthc.html
We plan to start at Melaleuca (fly in). Dates are flexible, and we hope to work on one of the SPRATTS sectors (so we will either walk before or after SPRATTS). Limit: 8. Map: South Coast Walks (2013)3-12 Jan 2013 (Thu-Sat): TASMANIAN WILDERNESS COAST (E-H)
Join a SPRATS team as the amazing work continues to eradicate the weed Sea Spurge from the Tasmanian wilderness coastline. You will never get to see this coastline unless you fly in by chopper with SPRATS. This timeslot offers choice of an easy base-camping sector, a medium walking sector, a hard sector and a very hard sector. Placings may be competitive. Contact Andy for your SPRATPACK with all the info. Limit: 30. Map: TASMAP South West 1:250000 (2013)5-10 Jan 2010 (Tue-Sun): PRETTY PLAIN HUT REBUILD (E-M)
NPWS is currently rebuilding Pretty Plain Hut in the Kosciusko National Park and is seeking volunteers to lend a hand - no experience necessary! The original hut was burnt in the fires of 2003. The rebuild will be completed at the end of February so you can join me on these dates or go at another time that suits you. I plan to have a 'rest day' to allow for a day walk in the area as well as helping out with the hut construction.
Limit: 4. Map: Jagungal (2010)5-7 Jan 2013 (Sat-Mon): SHOALHAVEN RIVER (M, Exp)
After descending 300m on a track to the river from Matodoro Ridge we will then lilo 10 kms downstream through the Blockup Gorge to the Trestle Track. Here we will exit the river climbing 300m back to the cars. The trip involves passing through some great scenery with good campsites with plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. Total distance of the trip is approx 15kms.
Limit: 8. Map: Touga and Caoura (2013)7-10 Jan (Mon-Thu): BEROWRA CREEK AND HAWKESBURY RIVER (M, kayaking)
A four day kayaking trip camping at the Twin Beaches Marramarra National Park and exploring the surrounding waterways. Free campsite with toilets no power or water Limit: 6. Map: Cowan, Gunderman (2019)8-10 Jan 2019 (Tue-Thu): BEROWRA CREEK AND HAWKESBURY RIVER (M, kayaking)
A three day kayaking trip camping at the Twin Beaches, near Bar Island and exploring the surrounding waterways. Free campsite with toilets no power or water Limit: 6. Map: Cowan, Gunderman (2019)8-18 Jan 2011 (Sat-Tue): New Zealand (M, Notice)
The Milford Track and the Kepler Track. Two Great Walks in New Zealand. Both 4 days each with 1 day in between for a rest day. Bookings for this walk need to be in by the 1st July so I need to know numbers. The Milford track is the best known walking track in New Zealand, with rainforests, alpine meadows and waterfalls including the spectacular Sutherland Falls. The Kepler track was built in 1988 to reduce the pressure on the Milford and Routeburn Tracks. This tramp rivals both in terms of alpine scenery. The Kepler is one of the best planned tracks in New Zealand. Both of these walks are brilliant. You don't have to carry a tent as you stay in huts along the way. The huts have gas for cooking running water, flush toilets and resident wardens. Limit: 12. Map: 1;70,000 Parkmap 33501 Milford track and 1;60,000 (2011)9-15 Jan 2017 (Mon-Sun): JAGUNGAL WILDERNESS AREA (H)
Walk in along the Snakey Plain track to Wheelers Hut, Pretty Plain, Strumbo Range, Grey Mare Hut, Mount Jagungal, Boobee Hut, Far Bald Mountain, down to Happy Jacks Pondage then up to the Cabramurra Road. Good views over the central part of Kosciuszko National Park from some of the less frequently climbed peaks. Approximately 70 kilometres, including 17 kilometres off track with scrub. Limit: 8. Map: Khancoban 1:50000 (2017)9-12 Jan (Fri-Mon): SHOALHAVEN RIVER PADDLE (M-X)
Canoe/kayak the section of river between Larbert House and Oallen Ford (53km). This trip should not be technically difficult; there are two 5 grade 2 rapids and one grade 4 rapid. The grade 4 rapid is easily portaged. There are plenty of views and pleasant campsites. Limit: 8. Map: Braidwood 1:1000 (2009)9-12 Jan 10 (Sat-Tue): Walls of Jerusalem (E-M-X)
Dates may vary slightly. Base camp and explore Walls of Jerusalem. Followed by Overland track (see below for more details) Limit: 8. Map: walls of jerusalem (2010)10-17 Jan 2016 (Sun-Sun): CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H)
Fourth Annual Summer visit to the Snowy Mountains. Stay at a lodge in the heart of spectacular walking country.Experience the wild flowers. Climb Mounts Kosciuszco, Twynam, Carruthers, Townsend, Wheatley, Anton. Limit: 40. Map: Perisher Valley, Geehi Dam (2016)11-18 Jan 2015 (Sun-Sun): CHARLOTTE PASS ()
Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains. Serious expressions of interest for our third annual visit to stay at Pygmy Possum Lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. Walks to Mt Kosciuszko, Mt Townsend, Mt Twynam, Mt Stillwell, Blue Lake, Club Lake. Visit historic huts, Whites, Horse Camp, Disappointment Spur. Very comfortable accommodation. Approximate cost $200 per person. Limit: 25. Map: Geehi Dam ; Perisher Valley (2015)12-19 Jan (Tue-Tue): CHARLOTT PASS, SNOWY MOUNTAINS ()
Advance Notice: There are a few spaces left to stay at a private lodge at Charlotte Pass in the heart of the Kosciuszko Nat. Park. Walk to Mt Kosciuszko, Townsend, Twynam, Dicky Cooper Bogong, Club Lake and Blue Lake. Visit the ruins of the old restaurant at the site of the abandoned chairlift. See the magnificent wildflowers. Numbers need to be confirmed by September. Cost approx. $200 for the week. Limit: 15. Map: Several. (1999)12-19 Jan 2014 (Sun-Sun): Charlotte Pass [Snowy Mountains] (E-M)
Looking for definite EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST to stay at a lodge at Charlotte Pass. The Club has decided to repeat the very successful trip to the Snowys held last January, perhaps on an annual basis. Day walks from a base in the heart of the park. Walk to Kosciuszko, Townsend, Twynam, Stillwell. Visit the abandoned chairlift and restaurant ruins. Walk to Horse Camp, Dago and Whites River Huts. Bicycle trips, both road and mountain biking, are also possible. Approx. cost $180 ea. We need to book early to secure the whole lodge.
Limit: 25. Map: Perisher Valley, Geehi Dam (2014)12-19 Jan 2013 (Sat-Sat): SNOWY MOUNTAINS (E-M)
Day walks in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. Accommodation in a private lodge at Charlotte Pass. Walks to Mt Kosciusko, Mt Townsend, Blue Lake, Mt Twynam, Horse Camp and Whites River Huts. Walk to the ruins of the old restaurant and abandoned chair lift near Mt Stillwell. Bookings need to be made A.S.A.P. (This week if possible). Cost $165 pp for the week. Limit: 8. Map: Kosciusko NP (2013)12-21 Jan 2013 (Sat-Mon): TASMANIAN WILDERNESS COAST (E, M)
More SPRATS opportunities (see above). Another base-camping sector and a medium sector. Limit: 20. Map: TASMAP South West 1:250000 (2013)12-25 Jan 2013 (Sat-Fri): TASMANIAN WILDERNESS COAST (H)
More SPRATS opportunities (see above) – this time a very hard sector. Limit: 5. Map: TASMAP South West 1:250000 (2013)13-20 Jan (Sun - Sun): CHARLOTTE PASS ()
Join us for the 7th annual visit to stay at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains.We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia plus lots of lightly lower peaks.Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. We need to book and pay for the accommodation as soon as possible. Cost approx. $280 per person. Limit: 21. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam (2019)14-21 Jan 10 (Thu-Thu): Overland Track (M, weather)
Following on from the Walls of Jerusalem. 8 days to walk from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair with side trips wherever the weather is nice to us. Dates may vary slightly. Firm bookings must be made (with money) before July. Limit: 8. Map: Cradle Mountain (2010)15-22 Jan (Sun - Sun): CHARLOTTE PASS ()
CHARLOTTE PASS. SUN to SUN. 15th to 22nd. The 5th Annual visit to stay at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia, plus lots of slightly lower peaks. We will be climbing as many as we can for the Club's '50 Peaks for 50 Years'. Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. Limit: 50. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam (2017)15-22 Jan (Sun - Sun): CHARLOTTE PASS ()
Charlotte Pass: 50 Peaks. These peaks are in the vicinity of Charlotte Pass and are all achievable in a day. Mts Kosciuszco, Townsend, Twynam, Ramshead, Etheridge, Abbott, North Ramshead, Alice Rawson, Northcote, The Sentinel, Carruthers, Clarke, Lee, Little Twynam, Muellers Peak, Tate, Perisher, Anton, Stillwell, Duncan, Blue Cow, Paralyser, Gungarten, Porcupine, Wheatley, Dicky Coopers Bogong. Limit: 10. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam (2007)15-21 Jan (Sun - Sat): CHARLOTTE PASS ()
Stay at a private lodge and walk in the Kosciuszko area.
We have had a cancellation . Book now.
See the program for more details. Limit: 8. Map: Perisher Valley (2017)15-16 Jan 2011 (Sat-Sun): LINCOLN CREEK (M-X, Off track)
Scramble down Pisgah to magnificent Erskine Lincoln junction. Upstream through mostly easy rainforest to one of my favourite camping caves - replete with excellent deep pool and twin falls. If cool on Sunday walk out via recently burnt Dadder Ridge. Book after 12 December. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith (2011)15-16 Jan 2011 (Sat-Sun): MT. SOLITARY ()
MT. SOLITARY (E-M)- A nice overnight walk. Camp on top of Mt Solitary at Chinaman's cave (tents optional). Starting at the Golden stairs then onto the Ruined Castle for lunch and up Mt Solitary for the night. Map: Jamison Limit: 8
Limit: 8. Map: Jamison (2011)15-22 Jan 2017 (Sun-Sun): SNOWY MOUNTAINS (E-M-H)
50 PEAKS WALK. Mts Lee, Clarke, Little Twynam, Twynam, Duncan, Carruthers, Porcupine, Wheatley, Stilwell, Perisher, Anton, The Sentinel Townsend, Tate, Ramsheads, Kosciuszko. Walks will be led by members staying at Charlotte Pass. Limit: 10. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam (2017)16-17 Jan 2010 (Sat-Sun): Erskine & Lincoln Creeks (E-M, cli)
Short scramble down from Pisgah Rock to the massive Erskine Creek pool and a choice of great camp sites. Idle indolence punctuated short bouts of swimming, sleeping and socialising or explore the area. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith (2010)17-18 Jan (Sat-Sun): KANUKA BROOK BIVOUAC (scrub)
Depending on fire bans – either camp at the S bend or double creek junction twixt 4 and 1 hour pack walking- then swim- explore- laze or socialise. Happy hour on the beach or in sandstone overhang. Limit: 8. Map: Penrith (2009)18-19 Jan (Fri-Sat): KANANGRA (H)
Kanangra Main. This event was postponed earlier in the year due to high water levels. The ultimate canyoning experience for experienced canyoners. Wetsuit & helmet required. Camp at Boyd River Fri night for early start Sat. Distance 1km down (vert); 3km (slowly) up. [Note change of date due to fires and Park closures.] Limit: 4. Map: Kanangra (2013)20-26 Jan 2010 (Wed-Tue): Snowy Mountains (E-M, Pack Walk)
Day 1. Drive down to Dead Horse Gap, and walk into Cascade Hut, 8km. Day 2. Cascade Hut to Tin Mine, Carters Hut, 19km. Day 3. Tin Mine to Cowombat Flat, 17.5km, plus a side trip to Mt Pilot. Day 4 Rest Day, with a look for the source of the Murray River and the wreck of the RAAF DC3 aircraft. Day 5.Back to Tin Mine. Day 6. Back to Cascade Hut, with a side trip to Tin Mine Falls. Day 7. Back to cars & home. Limit: 8. Map: Thredbo & Suggan Buggan (2010)21-28 Jan 2018 (Sun-Sun): CHARLOTTE PASS (E-M-H)
CHARLOTTE PASS. Join us for the 6th annual visit to stay at a private ski lodge in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. We are within walking distance of the 10 highest peaks in Australia plus lots of slightly lower peaks. Accommodation in a very comfortable lodge. We need to book and pay for the accommodation as soon as possible. Cost approx. $250 per person. Limit: 40. Map: Perisher, Geehi Dam (2018)22-23 Jan 2011 (Sat-Sun): NEWNES (E)
Newnes car camp. Saturday enjoy summer with a cooling walk down and in the Wolgan River and return via the ruins. Sunday, depending on temperature, a return walk to the glow worm tunnel or to a cool canyon. Limit: 10. Map: Newnes (2011)23-26 Jan (Sat-Tue): COLO RIVER ()
Lilo the Colo from Canoe Creek to the Bob Turner Track. It's supposed to be wet this summer so let's make use of it. 3 days maybe 4 depending on the river and events. Limit: 6. Map: Colo Hts, Mountain Lagoon (2010)23-25 Jan (Sat-Mon): Deanes Creek Traverse (M-X)
This is the walk which was postponed in November. Hopefully third time lucky with this one. Starting at Newnes, up through Zobel's Gully to Constance Gorge and on to Deanes Ck where we will camp on Saturday night. Sunday camp at the Junction of Deanes and Rocky creeks and then back up the Wolgan River to Newnes on Monday. You will get your feet wet and possibly some wading. Limit: 8. Map: Mt Morgan & Rock Hill (2010)23-26 Jan (Sat-Tue): KANANGRA - KOWMUNG (H-X, 5)
Access the Kowmung River via Megalith Ridge, this is the usual exit from Morong Deep - about 3 hour walk in, 700m descent. From here we will head 9km downstream walking/paddling to Hatchers Hollow and then on to the Uni rovers trial (8km). The going will be slow with an average river gradient of 8m/km. We think these 2 segments will take 2 days but the packrafts and water level may speed progress. Depending on progress we will head down to Christys creek or beyond.
The exit point will be Mt Armour - Armour Ridge back to Yerranderie Road (6 hour walk out, 530m ascent)).
This is the only bit of the Kowmung we haven't walked so times are a bit of guesswork. Limit: 6. Map: Yerranderie, Kanangra (2016)23-27 Jan (Fri-Mon): LILO THE COLO (M)
Lilo from Canoe Creek to the Bob Turner Track with a Friday start.
Limit: 6. Map: Colo Heights, Mt Lagoon (2009)23-26 Jan (Fri-Mon): SHAOLHAVEN RIVER (M-X, Grade 4)
Due to low water on the Colo this activity has been changed to the Shoalhaven.
We will camp at Bungonia on Friday night before being dropped of at Matador ridge, above the greater Horseshoe Bend (2 km; 330m descent. On the river (manly Grade 2) we will packraft down the Shoalhaven (16km), including Blockup Gorge, exit at Bungonia creek (3km; 490m ascent).
Or if access can be arranged we will shift to Sewells Point (6km, 440m descent) entry. On river (Grade II-III) we will packraft the 25 km down to greater Horseshoe Bend and exit back to Matador ridge (2 km; 330m ascent). Limit: 6. Map: Nerringa, Touga (2015)24-27 Jan 2014 (Fri-Mon): KOWMUNG RIVER (M-X)
Down Kowmung River to Morong Deep and then exit (yet to be determined). Some floatation device required. Limit: 6. Map: Shooters Hill, Kanangra (2014)25 Jan to 4 Feb 2013 (Fri-Mon): TASMANIAN WILDERNESS COAST (H)
More SPRATS opportunities (see above) – this time a choice of two hard sectors. Limit: 10. Map: TASMAP South West 1:250000 (2013)26-28 Jan 2012 (Thu-Sat): BUNGLEBOORI (M-H)
3 days canyoning in the Bungleboori Region, abseiling, scrambling, swimming etc with a base camp in an overhang. I intend to include Bubblebath and Crikey among the canyons. 2 long days out of 3 about 20 odd kms and some great canyons. Limit: 6. Map: Rock Hill/Mt Morgan (2012)29-31 Jan 2012 (Sun-Tue): GOULBURN RIVER NATIONAL PARK (M-X)
On this walk we will explore some of the gorges on the western side of the park. Day 1 will involve walking down Wollar Creek to a creek junction 800258(Wollar).Here we will set up a base camp and on day 2 we will explore up this narrow gorge. On day 3 we will continue walking down Wollar Creek to the Goulburn River junction and then follow this down to our cars. Total distance is approx 23km.
This trip will involve mostly shallow, sandy creek and river walking so there maybe some patches of quicksand to add to the adventure. Limit: 8. Map: Wollar Mount Misery (2012)29-30 Jan 2011 (Sat-Sun): SHOALHAVEN GORGE (E, CANOE TRIP)
Overnight canoe paddle from Tallowa Dam up the Shaolhaven River to the backwaters. No real experience necessary. PFD is required. Please be in contact if you need gear (including canoe). Approx 12 kms each day.
Limit: 12. Map: Burrier and Caoura (2011)29-30 Jan (Sat-Sun): UPPER WOLLANGAMBE ()
Upper Wollangambe Canyon
From Water Trough Hill walk down ridge and cross Bell Creek. Enter the
Wollangambe at about 519912. Lilo down the river camping overnight. It
should be two relatively short days. Some rock scrambling and side creek
exploration. Finish at MT Wilson and complete car shuffle.
max 5 people to fit camp site overhang. Limit: 5. Map: Wollangambe/Mt Wilson (2011)30-31 Jan 2010 (Sat-Sun): Shoalhaven River (E)
Overnight canoe trip up the Shoalhaven River from Tallowa dam. Travel through the scenic Shoalhaven Gorge to where the storage water meets the river. No real experience required, lazy morning tea, lots of time for swims, we will try to get to our camp site for a late lunch and a relaxing afternoon or maybe a bit of exploring further up the river (If you're interested but don't have a canoe I may be able to get you one) Limit: 10. Map: Burrier, Caoura (2010)31 Jan to 1 Feb 09 (Sat-Sun): Tallowa Dam (E)
Overnight Canoe trip up the Shoalhaven River from Tallowa Dam.
Travelling up the scenic Shoalhaven Gorge and camping at the dams back waters.No real experience necessary, approx 12kms each day. Limit: 10. Map: Burrier and Caoura (2009)