2020 WALKS AND ACTIVITIES – PROGRAM
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.)
|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.||Benitaemail@example.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 Robertsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 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 Dobriniemail@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) your details (or call a/h 0421 154 576)||Moderate|
|28-29 March Sat/Sun||Wangi Falls to Tjaetaba (Greenant Creek Falls)Help check and flag the Tabletop Track as part of a team while enjoying this beautiful area. Great campsite next to pool. New members welcome. A good warm-up for your dry season adventures!||Andy Peart||Ph or sms(your name with “Tjaetaba”) currently full||Moderate-difficult|
|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||(or sms with your name and “tabletop” in the message for a call back).currently full||Moderate|
|19th May 5:30pm – 6:45pm. Jingili water gardens, Section 2||Annual General Meeting Bring: water/drink, chair, torch, mosquito repellent COVID-19 Social Distancing restrictions still apply and will be taken into consideration.Pizza provided please RSVP for numbers
|Mara Dobriniemail@example.com||Super Easy!|
|May 22-25 Fri-Mon||Tabletop Track checking / flagging Help rangers by checking the track before it opens. Physical distancing rules followed||Andy Peart||Sms “tabletop” and your name or phone Andy 0429 four-two-seven 685.||moderate/difficult|
|May Sat 23-Sun 24||Shorter! Tabletop Track checking / flagging Help rangers by checking the track before it opens. Physical distancing rules followed||Marj King||Email Marj at firstname.lastname@example.org with address and phone number. CURRENTLY FULL||moderate/difficult|
|6-8 June (Queen’s birthday long weekend)||Greenant link walk , part of Tabletop track Walking to and from the campsite with our packs on day 1 and 3. On day 2 we can relax and explore the area. We’ll camp at a beautiful spot right next to a creek, great swimming. Only people with some overnight walking experience. No drones on this trip. Physical distancing rules followed.||Mascha Friderichs||0420508865||moderate|
|June Sat 6th-Sun 8th||Litchfield Park Exploratory walk In the southern part of the park. Walk to base camp and day walk. Numbers limited, permit pending.||Marj King||Email Marj at email@example.com with address and phone number.||moderate|
|27th June||Casuarina Beach area to Buffalo Creek A nice walk in Darwin, partly on the beach and partly on a bush track. Ideal for new members. Physical distancing rules followed.||Mascha Friderichs||0420508865||easy|
|July 4th – July 5th||Southern Litchfield This walk is full Leave Darwin 7 am, Saturday, 4 July, walk along creek, beautiful water hole for swimming and explore around camp site. Back Darwin Sunday 5 July.
Permit pending, looking for a 4WD vehicle
|Mascha Friderichs||CURRENTLY FULL||easy/moderate|
|28/06 – 10/07 (12 days)||Jim Jim to Twin 12 days walking from Jim Jim to Top of Twin falls||Rick Bishipfirstname.lastname@example.org||difficult|
|Sunday July 12th||Casuarina Surf Club to Buffalo Creek Starting at 8am, this is an easy walk in Darwin, partly along the beach and partly along a bush track. Ideal for new members||Morgan Sabbithemail@example.com||Easy|
|18-19 July||Tumbling Waters Bike Ride A 7am start with a 70km+ ride to Tumbling Waters via Humpty Doo (brekky). Lunch at Darwin River Tavern. Dinner and overnight camping at Tumbling Waters caravan park. Sunday morning return cycle via Palmerston.
To come along, you must complete a Sat morning ride with the group.
Bike helmuts compulsory.
|Yasmin Barnesfirstname.lastname@example.org 0421 154 576||difficult|
|July 23rd – July 26th||Koolpin Creek via Freezing Gorge Leaving Thursday making our way to Koolpin base camp and start the walk Friday morning early.
Friday’s walk is long and technical, have to float pack, scale up a steep rock face and there is some rock scrambling. Only walkers with off-track and overnight experience and very limited places available.
If interested, you need to provide your walking experience, fitness level and previous walk leaders’ name(s)- if I don’t know you.
|28 July – 2 August||Jatbula Trail Leaving Darwin Tuesday afternoon, staying at Edith Falls and starting the walk early Wednesday morning. Only for walkers with overnight experience. Very limited places available. If interested, please provide your walking experience, fitness level and previous walk leaders’ names to apply.||Morgan Sabbithemail@example.com||Easy||Aug 7th to Aug 14th||Koolpin Area Eight days walking around Koolpin area, exploring the route to Twin. This is a very difficult walk and only experienced overnight walkers should apply||Amanda Robertson||this walk is full email for waitlist. email firstname.lastname@example.org name, contact details & include previous walking experience with the club and the leader||very 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.|