A weekend in Bungonia Gorge

Trip type: 
Bushwalking
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 5:30pm to Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 6:00pm

If you're the kind of person who likes strenuous, painful, and exhausting hikes with climbs and descents labeled by NSW Parks as: "difficult", then you're in for a treat. Come along for a weekend overnighter through Bungonia that’s guaranteed to be gorge-ious.

The plan is to leave Canberra from the Sports Centre at around 5:30 on Friday afternoon. From there we will head to Bungonia and set up our first camp. Then, on Saturday morning, the fun begins. We will enter the canyon via the red track (clockwise) and spend the day walking down to where Bungonia Creek meets the mighty Shoalhaven river. At this point we will set up our camp for Saturday night. Then on Sunday morning we'll have a nice, relaxing (read: exhausting) walk up the white track back to the carpark . From there it's just a short drive back to Canberra with a potential pause for dinner in Goulburn.

The tracks in and out of the gorge are definitely difficult, so please only sign up if you are an experienced bushwalker.

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gear Store
Costs: 
~$25 for fuel and park entry
Intended plan: 
Friday April 20th - Drive from the ANU sports car park to bungonia national park. Camp at park campground. Saturday April 21st - Follow the green track from the campsite until junction with red track. Follow red track clockwise into the gorge. Continue down the creek past the red track exit. Follow the creek down to where the white track meets the shoalhaven. Set up camp at campsite. Sunday April 22nd - After a relaxed morning, pack up camp and begin the ascent of the white track with frequent breaks. Follow the white track back to the junction with the green track. Follow the green track to the campsite and the cars. Travel back to Canberra.
Departure and intended return times: 
Depart ANU - 17:30 Friday April 20. Return ANU - 18:00 Sunday April 22.
Local knowledge: 
I have walked this exact track once before and have hiked through the gorge a number of times.
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