Bushwalking involves exploring the great outdoors including bush, beaches, mountains, snow, grasslands, gorges, sand dunes, and more. It’s one of the most popular and accessible activities organized by club members and is one of the best ways for visitors to Australia to see the country. Sometimes bushwalking is about meeting the challenges of the outdoors, such as being cold, tired, wet, or hungry, but it is almost always enjoyable (or at least memorable!). Bushwalking can be tailored for all fitness levels, navigation ability and experience.
Club members often run trips ranging from part-day, full-day and multi-day trips. Walking distances may be long or short and involve a variety of terrain ranging from well maintained walking tracks to thick scrub.
Canberra has over thirty national parks and nature reserves within a few hours drive. Regular walks in include Namadgi, Kosciusko, Budawangs, Morton, Deua and Blue Mountains National Parks. Members also venture further afield to places like the Warrumbungles, Nadgee-Croajingalong, the Flinders Ranges, Tasmania and New Zealand. In summer, bushwalks are often in places where swimming is an option, or in the high country where it’s not so hot. In winter, they may be above the snow line with the aid of snowshoes, or they can take advantage of the cooler weather to explore hot, dry regions that are more pleasant in summer.