2020 WALKS AND ACTIVITIES - PROGRAM

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.)

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19 BEFORE ATTENDING ANY WALKS

Date Description Organiser Phone/Contact Walk Grade
4-5 Jan Upper WangiTabletop swamp to upper wangi creek. Ken Renney 0408583119 (after 6:30pm) Easy
27th Jan 8am Botanical Gardens / Mindil Beach circuit (5.5km) Easy walk, about 2.5 hours circuit. Finish with a drink at Eva's cafe. Benita benitadv@gmail.com Easy
Feb 1st - 2nd Southern Rockhole Staying in Katherine Saturday night and walking to Southern Rockhole either Sunday morning or Saturday afternoon. See the waterfall when it's actually flowing Amanda Robertson chocs98@hotmail.com 0402901286 Easy
Sunday February 23rd 4:30pm DBC Social Meeting Come and find out what the bush walking club is all about! DBC social meeting at Jingili Water gardens under the roof, near the bbq/ playground. The DBC banner will be displayed. BBQ-(sausage sandwich supplied by club) BYO drink and chair. Come at 4:30pm for a walk along Rapid Creek before the BBQ. If raining we will still meet there as it's undercover. New members welcome! Mara Dobrini maradobrini@hotmail.com Super Easy!
Sunday March 8th

Litchfield Waterfalls Cascades, Wangi and Green Ant Creek walks. Leave 6 am. Bring lunch and swimming gear. cancelled due to walk closures caused by flooding

Simon Townsend 0414262064 Moderate
20/21 March Friday-Saturday

Baark WalkA 6 hour circuit walk at Nourlangie Rock. A climb to great views and great art work. We will drive to Jabiru Friday 4pm and overnight in share-room cabins at Anbinik. Dinner at Kakadu Lodge. Early start Saturday morning to avoid the heat as much as possible. Return to Darwin Saturday evening. Cost is $100 for cabin and transport. Plus you need $ for dinner and snacks etc. BYO brekkie and lunch. Limited spaces.

Yasmin Barnes please email me (ylbarnes@gmail.com) your details (or call a/h 0421 154 576) Moderate
29 March Sat/Sun
Sunday 29 March - Buffalo Creek (easy-medium)
Casuarina Coastal Reserve forest path and beach walking. Mascha Friderick (FULL)
Mascha Friderick Ph or sms(your name with "Tjaetaba") currently full Moderate-difficult
Sun April 5th

Cascades to Wangi Falls, Litchfield NP Safe outdoor activity with strict social distancing and max 7 symptom-free participants. Fit kids over 10 welcome. Longish day but plenty of swimming and great country to benefit mental and physical health during these times. Make own way using own vehicle.

Andy Peart due to COVID-19 this walk is cancelled Moderate
April 10th - 13th Tabletop TrackHave fun and get fit while doing your bit to help Litchfield National Park rangers, by flagging and checking the Tabletop Track before it opens. Beautiful country, good camps and swimming. Will be a bit easier than last year, but still a good workout - so join us and get fit for the dry season. New members with good fitness and some bushwalking experience are welcome, loan equipment available. Leave Darwin Thurs afternoon around 4 pm. No drones on this trip Andy Peart due to COVID-19 this walk is cancelled Moderate
April 9th - 13th Gubara Kakadu NPGubara, Kakadu. Drive out to Jabiru at 3pm on the Thursday, staying overnight at Malabanjbanjdju Camp. Hike 14km to campsite in Gubara, and stay over at the same spot for 3 evenings. We will then explore the adjacent area with daypacks, doing extensive hikes for two days. This may require scrambling up inclines and hiking through dense bush. Return hike on Monday morning and drive back to Darwin, to arrive home early evening. Previous overnight hiking experience and high level of fitness will be required. Limited spaces available. Jeff de Jager due to COVID-19 this walk is cancelled Difficult
19th May 7pm. Location online TBA Annual General Meeting Come join us for our AGM. Lucky door prize for those who have led a walk in the last year. Join the committee and help out the club and community. Mara Dobrini maradobrini@hotmail.com Super Easy!
28/06 - 10/07 (12 days) Jim Jim to Twin 12 days walking from Jim Jim to Top of Twin falls Subject to cancellation dependant on COVID_19 Rick Biship rickbish@bigpond.com difficult

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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