Darwin Bushwalking Club Newsletter November 2021.
In this newsletter:
Christmas event 2021
Planned Walks for 2020
NT Parks Masterplan 2022 – 2052
Short Walk ideas
Buy Swap Sell
CHRISTMAS EVENT –
Wednesday 1st December 2021- 5:30pm
Dripstone Cliffs, near parking lot (there will be a DBC flag)
Come along and connect with people who have similar interests. This month’s social catchup will be for celebrating Christmas! Grazing platters will be provided by the club, BYO drinks and chair.
Secret Santa: This is optional. If you want to participate, please bring a wrapped present (spending guide about $15).
RSVP: Please RSVP by Sunday 28 November to Mascha firstname.lastname@example.org Please let me know if you are participating in the Secret Santa, and any dietary requirements.
All ages welcome!
Club activities planned for 2022
A passion for the outdoors, natural environment and adventure around the top end and beyond inspires the Darwin Bushwalking Club and provides a common bond. The attractions of walking in the Top End include natural beauty, diverse landscapes and habitats, and pure unpolluted water to drink.
Making new friends and promoting skills such as navigation, first aid and leadership is our focus. We seek to leave no trace of our passage through the bush. Trip leaders are essential to the Club – the Club will support and assist any member wishing to try their hand.
The dry season will arrive again soon so some planning now and you could again be camping under the stars. The following walk schedule has been put together with the input of many of our leaders. So keep an eye on the website.
There is still plenty of opportunity for the 2020 Walk Schedule to be improved with further input-so let us know of your suggestions and input. Email email@example.com.
|DBC 2022||Walk Schedule -watch the website for updates|
|26 Jan to 30 Jan. Expect hot and wet weather. Subject to permit||Gubara, Kakadu, MULTI DAY WALK||Rick|
|An overnight walk (not day walk). Aim for 16-17 April, dependant on permit availability. Suitable for new walkers||Wangi to Florence, Litchfield||Yasmin|
|A weekend trip, 5-6 March. Overnight in Jabiru. Suitable for new walkers||Baark Walk, Kakadu (DAY WALK)||Yasmin|
|April 8th-10th||Table Top, Litchfield (MULTI DAY WALK)||Benita|
|May TBA||Sweet Water, Edith Falls (Overnight Walk)||Mara|
|May -2nd week||Jatbula, Katherine (MULTI DAY WALK)||Sophia|
|???||Table top, Litchfield (MULTI DAY WALK)||Morgan|
|May / April TBA||Motor Creek, Kakadu (MULTI DAY WALK – BEGINNERS / New members)||Shai and Amanda|
|June long weekend||8th gorge, Nitmiluk Gorge, Katherine (MULTI DAY WALK)||Benita|
|June TBA||Maguk (Barramundie Gorge) Kakadu, (MULTI DAY WALK for BEGINNERS / New members)||Amanda|
|June 17 – 20- 3 nights/4 days –||Barramundi Gorge/ Allosyncarpia pool||
|July Show Day long weekend 22-24 July||Twin Falls, Kakadu (MULTI DAY WALK)||Verena|
July 30 July to 1Aug long weekend
|Twin Falls, Kakadu (MULTI DAY WALK)||
Sophia and Dara
|Early August||Jim Jim long Loop, Kakadu, (12-14 day walk)
Small group. Preference given to those who missed the two attempts in 2020/21 -cancelled due to Covid, those offering to be a back up /co-lead or wishing to practice navigation.
Backup/ co leader sought
|August 5 -8||Koolpin Gorge – 3 nights/4 days||Chris|
Walker Creek, Litchfield (Overnight / MULTI DAY WALK)
|???||Umbrawarra Gorge||Leader needed|
|Further away||Kimberley (eg Mitchell Falls, Drysdale River, Price Regent Nature Reserve) Two to three weeks. Cost will be several $k due to aircraft charter||Members should contact Rick if interested and willing to participate with planning/ organising/ leading.|
|Other walks to consider||Dinner Creek
We are approaching the time of year when Leichhardt grasshoppers can be seen. Various locations around Nourlangie including Gubara car park are worth a try.
NT Parks Masterplan 2022 – 2052
The Committee provided DBC input to the Parks Masterplan discussion paper.
Comments made supported limited development and the objects of DBC as set out in its Constitution, including ongoing independent access for DBC to short and overnight walks.
DBC members may be interested in the following short walks and day walks: an non exhaustive list.
Particularly at this time of year remember to keep well hydrated and carry essential first aid.
East Point Reserve Interactive Science Trail
Lee Point Reserve
Charles Darwin NP
Search Avenza for Fogg Dam: Fogg Dam
Mary River NP- various short walks and the more challenging Walk to Coast via Memorial day walk
Litchfield NP short walks
Search Avenza for Litchfield National Park
Kakadu Day Walks
See the Parks Australia for all information
Jim Jim Falls- Barrk Marlam walk
A very challenging walk, perfect for experienced bushwalkers to enjoy some stunning views above the Jim Jim Falls escarpment. https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/do/walks/barrk-marlam-bushwalk/
Nourlangie Barrk Walk
Enjoy spectacular views, experience a variety of habitats and see the Nanguluwurr art site.
A series of interconnected walking tracks
Want, Buy, Sell, Swap…
Have extra bushwalking or camping gear you no longer need? Want to buy or borrow gear? Drop us an email with your name, contact details, item & price to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advertise them in the three monthly newsletter. Or, connect with other walkers at the monthly get togethers.