COVID-19 Restrictions lifted

WE CAN WALK AGAIN!!! We have submitted a COVID-19 safety plan that was approved by the government and has been sent to all leaders Please note the following guidelines Walks will be limited to smaller numbers Walkers will walk with 1.5 m between them At start of walk/rest stops/camp sites walkers will ensure the 1.5m rule Car pooling will involve a small number of passengers in cars-depending on the size of the car/4WD Each walker is responsible for sanitising their hands. Each walker will have their own water bottles, cooking equipment and tents. You can see the checklist here: COVID19 ...Read more >>

COVID-19 March 30th Update

Dear members I’m writing to you further to my correspondence last week about the Darwin Bushwalking Club response to the Corona Virus (or Covid-19). This email is to provide you with a further important update. Further to the National Cabinet directive this evening and the closing of many of our NT National Parks, the Darwin Bushwalking Club will not be organising any walks until further notice. All current walks in the near future will be suspended. All these actions are being taken to help slow the spread of the corona virus and to keep Territorians safe and healthy. As it ...Read more >>

COVID-19 Initial Response

Dear members This is an unprecedented time and we hope you are all keeping healthy. The Australian and NT Governments are encouraging us to be vigilant and careful in our lives at the moment. This is all very new to us as a Bushwalking Club and we are not experts by any means in this. We are learning along the way as no doubt you all are. To support you and those walking alongside you, we’d suggest you follow the advice by clicking here from the Australian Department of Health on protecting yourself from coronavirus. This information is kept up ...Read more >>

Jim Jim Falls

After returning from the Graveside Gorge walk, Verena and I had one day to recharge the batteries, shop, pack and be ready for the second adventure for this trip up the top end. Thursday afternoon we joined our leader Mike and fellow walkers Sue, Eric, Pam and Karen for our drive to campsite at Jim Jim Falls. Arriving after sunset, we set up camp and all enjoyed a BBQ before settling in for the night with a very near full moon looming above. DAY 1: After the drive to the base of the falls car park, we donned our ...Read more >>

McMinn’s Lagoon

Darwin’s rural area has a secret, it’s the many lagoons that are readily seen flying into Darwin but hidden behind forests and beyond fences on the ground. Three DBC members on Sunday morning unrevealed the secret of McMinns Lagoon, a public reserve in the Howard Springs area managed by volunteers. At this time of year, the floodplains and many billabongs and lagoons have dried up. Those that remain “watered” are a haven for water birds, and home to water plants. McMinns Lagoon is such a place and did not disappoint. Before seeing the lagoon, the calls of magpie geese ...Read more >>

Bamboo Creek

Off we went, nine in two cars from Andy’s place at “far too early” o’clock on Sunday 15 November 2015 heading towards a hot and steamy adventure in the Litchfield National Park. It is the middle of November so rain was ever present and indeed clearly on the back road to Bamboo Creek there was lots of evidence of precipitation as we slipped through the boggy patches towards our destination. When we arrived we picked up a few extra intrepid hikers willing to risk life and limb in the pursuit of wilderness nirvana! We had a quick look around ...Read more >>