2017 WALKS AND ACTIVITIES

To add something to the program, please contact walks@darwinbushwalkingclub.org.au

Cycling Group - a group of Club members meet regularly on Saturday morning, cycling about 40km - to join the group, contact Yasmin Barnes on 0421 154 576. (Note - this is not a formal club activity, so is not covered by club insurance.)

Date Description Organiser Phone/Contact Walk Grade
Long WE 30 Dec - 2 Jan Litchfield Loop Walk - subject to permit and weather. Mike Dunbar sueandmike1@bigpond.com Moderate
Sat 28 Jan Anniversary Ck to Robin Falls - POSTPONED - SEE BELOW. Amanda Robertson chocs98@hotmail.com or 0402 901 286 Moderate
Long WE 26 - 29 Jan Gubara area, Kakadu NP - 4-day walk; leaving Wednesday pm (25th) and staying 1st night in Jabiru; permit wait-listed. FULL Mike Dunbar sueandmike1@bigpond.com Moderate
Sat 4 Feb Nourlangie Rock, Kakadu NP - could be a hot and wet walk of about 14km. Staying in Jabiru overnight (shared cabin at $30-50 depending on numbers). Ken Renney Email if you've walked with Ken before, otherwise phone 0408 583 119 after 6pm Moderate
Sat 11 Feb Anniversary Ck to Robin Falls - hot walking and cool swimming. Amanda Robertson chocs98@hotmail.com or 0402 901 286 Moderate
WE 11-12 Feb Depot Creek - driving down very early on the 11th or overnighting at Emerald Springs on the 10th. Camping dependent on weather. Contact Russell for more details. (Dog friendly.) Russell Willis rrwillis@internode.on.net Easy/moderate
Sun 26 Feb Litchfield Waterfalls Part 1 - leaving at 7am to visit Tolmer, Florence, Green Ant and Wangi Falls and walk various short tracks. Itinerary flexible but swimming unlikely due to closures. Full day. Simon Townsend 0414 262 064 or dwntraveller58@hotmail.com Easy
Mon 27 Feb Club Meeting - at the Nightcliff Scout Hall, 7pm. Come and meet some experienced Top End bushwalkers to find out what you will need for multi-day walks. New members welcome.
Sun 12 Mar Rapid Creek - starting at the seaward end and walking upstream and back; about 2 hours. Ruth Eberhardt 0429 214 140 or ruth_e_pitt@hotmail.com Easy
Sun 26 Mar Palmerston Escarpment - approximately 2 hours on this lovely bush track in the heart of Palmerston. Ruth Eberhardt 0429 214 140 or ruth_e_pitt@hotmail.com Easy
Sun 2 Apr Litchfield Waterfalls Part 2 - leaving at 6.15am for places not visited in Part 1: Wangi Falls walk (Parks & Wildlife grade: moderate), Upper Cascades walk (moderate to difficult) and Walker Creek walk (moderate). Some swimming; bring food. Full day. Simon Townsend 0414 262 064 or dwntraveller58@hotmail.com Moderate/Difficult
16-17 Apr Noorlangie Rock, Kakadu NP - leaving Darwin around 3pm on the 16th and staying in Jabiru (shared bungalows/cabins $60). Early start on the 17th for the 12km circumperambulation before driving back. Yasmin Barnes ylbarnes@gmail.com or 0421 154 576 Easy?
WE 22-23 Apr Southern Litchfield NP - suitable for beginners, but limited places so be quick! Amanda Robertson chocs98@hotmail.com or 0402 901 286 Easy
14-25 Apr Hill 420 & Gubara return, Kakadu NP - 9-day walk; permit wait-listed. FULL Mike Dunbar sueandmike1@bigpond.com Difficult
Sat 29 Apr Grove Hill area - walk to be decided, but will finish with free BBQ, open-mike night and camping at the iconic pub. Amanda Robertson chocs98@hotmail.com or 0402 901 286 Easy
WE 30 Apr - 1 May Florence Falls to Wangi, Litchfield NP - meeting at Florence Falls carpark at 7.30am. Suitable for new members. Check Yasmin for details. Yasmin Barnes ylbarnes@gmail.com or 0421 154 576 Easy
WE 20-21 May Upper Wangi Ck, Litchfield NP - about 5km. Phone Ken after 6pm before 12 May. Ken Renney 0408 583 119 Easy
Mon 22 May AGM at the Scout Hall, Nightcliff, starting at 7pm - see Notice, Minutes of 2016 AGM and Financial Report.
9-12 June Motor Car Creek, Kakadu NP - leaving Friday (9th). FULL - send email to get on waiting list. Verena Tinning 0438 881 904 or gv.tinning@bigpond.com Moderate
Jim Jim Falls area, Kakadu NP - leaving Thursday pm (8th). FULL Mike Dunbar sueandmike1@bigpond.com Moderate
Gunlom Falls area, Kakadu NP - first night (9th) at Gunlom, then 10km to a beautiful campsite. Permit wait-listed. FULL Amanda Robertson chocs98@hotmail.com Moderate
Sun 18 June Lee Point bush track - starting at the Casuarina Surf Life Saving Club/De La Plage at 4pm and walking for about 1.5hr to Lee Pt and return - for drinks and food while listening to the live music. Or just do the latter from 5.30pm. Ruth Pitt 0429 214 140 or ruth_e_pitt@hotmail.com Easy
Fri 21 July Trailer Boat club to Mindil - and return. Meeting at 5.30pm; roughly 40 minutes return. Dogs welcome. After the walk, sunset drink and meal optional. Mara Dobrini 0438 842 138 Easy
WE 22-23 July Tumbling Waters by cycle - leaving Sat am and camping overnight at TW. All cyclists must have previously participated in a Saturday morning ride. Check details with Ros. Ros Tait 0427 325 474 or rmandpj.tait@bigpond.com Unclassified
27-30 July Maguk area , Kakadu NP - leaving Wednesday pm (26th); permit wait-listed. FULL Mike Dunbar sueandmike1@bigpond.com Moderate
WE 27-30 July Jim Jim Ck, Kakadu NP. Ruth Pitt 0429 214 140 or ruth_e_pitt@hotmail.com Moderate
WE 6-7 Aug Litchfield NP (Revised) - overnight off-track walk with back-packs. Simon Townsend 0414 262 064 (after bh) Moderate
4-7 August Twin Falls area , Kakadu NP - leaving Friday pm. Lots of rock scrambling but a short overall walk to a sandy beach camp - with lots of swimming and day-walk options. Permit wait-listed. FULL Amanda Robertson chocs98@hotmail.com Easy
29 Aug - 2 Sept Jatbula Trail , Nitmiluk NP - leaving 28th after work (5 days/4 nights). Amanda Robertson 0402 901 286 or chocs98@hotmail.com Moderate
Fri 1 Sept East Point walk and BBQ - meeting at East Point (Lake Alexander) at 4pm for a stroll, before the BBQ around 6pm. BYO food, drinks, chair and bathers. Mara Dobrini 0438 842 138 Easy
Sat 2 Sept Social Bike Ride - meeting at Nightcliff pool at 6.30am for a 7am start. Approx 20km circuit followed by a leisurely breakfast near the start. Speed and lycra not essential, but helmets are. Yasmin Barnes 0421 154 576 Unclassified
Sat 9 Sept Kayaking among the mangroves - on Ludmilla Bay with local expert Adam Bourke, followed by optional brunch at The Groove. Kayak hire will be $30. FULL Jan Allen jajallen30@gmail.com Unclassified
Sun 24 Sept Morning stroll - from 7am, a 6km walk around the Nightcliff foreshore finishing at the markets. Mara Dobrini maradobrini@gmail.com Easy
Sat 7 Oct Social Bike Ride - meeting at Nightcliff pool for a 6.30am start. Approx 20km circuit followed by a leisurely breakfast near the start. Speed and lycra not essential, but helmets are. Yasmin Barnes 0421 154 576 Unclassified
Mon 23 Oct Club Meeting - at the Nightcliff Scout Hall, 7pm. Buy, swap and sell your bushwalking gear; the club will bring a supply of Tyvek light-weight, multi-purpose ground sheet. BYO cup for tea/coffee.
Sat 4 Nov Social Bike Ride - meeting at Nightcliff pool for a 6.30am start. Approx 20km circuit followed by a leisurely breakfast near the start. Speed and lycra not essential, but helmets are. Yasmin Barnes 0421 154 576 Unclassified
WE 4-5 Nov Tjaynera Falls, Litchfield NP - see the dry season out swimming at a beautiful spot near a waterfall. Optional excursion nearby. Suit new members and others; equipment available. Andy Peart 0429 427 685 (phone, don't SMS) Easy/Moderate
Sat 2 Dec Social Bike Ride - meeting at Nightcliff pool for a 6.30am start. Approx 20km circuit followed by a leisurely breakfast near the start. Speed and lycra not essential, but helmets are. Yasmin Barnes 0421 154 576 Unclassified

Note - Walk leaders for National Parks (Kakadu, Litchfield, etc) need to apply for permits weeks or months in advance. If you are interested, contact the relevant leader early to make it easier for everyone and to avoid disappointment. However, please don't register interest then drop out.

         

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