WOMBATS HIKING CLUB

Last Updated - 1st July 2022


The Wombats were formed in 1979, by myself and a couple of friends, two of whom are Gary and Craig, my best mates. The idea was for us all to get together and to pursue our basic interests, one of which is Bushwalking (or, as it is called in other countries, Tramping, Rambling, Hiking, Trekking or Camping). Over the years many friends have come and gone, but the basic group of bushwalking friends still remain. In 1991 I commenced publishing a newsletter "The Wombats Backpacking Club Magazine" which was printed every 2-3 months and was distributed among these friends. The content of these newsletters featured reports of our walks, photographs, poems, cartoons and other trivial fun. These days the newsletter has been replaced with emails, Facebook posts and this website. Our main area for bushwalking was always The Northern Budawang Range, better known as "The Budawangs" which is situated in southern New South Wales, between the townships of Nowra and Batemans Bay. We also walk in other local areas too, such as Jervis Bay, Booderee National Park and The Kangaroo Valley Area. Namadgi National Park and the many nature reserves in and around Canberra has become a preferred destination over the past few years along with Kosciuszko National Park. We have also done walks in the Sydney and Wollongong areas and have done several walks in Victoria. Below is a link to photographs of my walking friends and links to reports and photographs from some of our walks and hiking trips.

W.O.M.B.A.T. = Weary Old Men Behaving As Teenagers
- Thanks Noel


PHOTO PAGES & SPECIAL EVENTS

WOMBATS PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MONTH
 

WOMBATS PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MONTH ARCHIVES

ARCHIVES 2016

ARCHIVES 2017

ARCHIVES 2018

ARCHIVES 2019

ARCHIVES 2020

ARCHIVES 2021
 

HIKERS PHOTO GALLERY
 

HIKING GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS 2017 Onwards
 

HIKING FRIENDS & THEIR TENTS
 

ROYAL COAST PHOTO'S 2006-2010
 

BUDAWANGS PHOTO'S from 2002 Onwards
 

ROUND MOUNTAIN TO JAGUNGAL PHOTO'S 2011 & 2013
 

THE HUME AND HOVELL WALKING TRACK
 

TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE



WALK REPORTS

Glenbrook (Blue Mountains) 1986
Rusden Head (Budawangs) 1998
Pigeonhouse (Budawangs) 1999
Royal Coast Walk 2001
Mount Bushwalker (Budawangs) 2001
Spit Bridge to Manly 2002
Budawangs 2002
Griffins Trail 2004
Tianjara Camp (Budawangs) 2004
Folly Point 2004 (2 walks)
Wineglass Tor 2004
Overland Track 2005
Corang Circuit (Budawangs) 2005
Mount Dromedary 2006
Wilsons Promontory Southern Circuit 2007
Sandiman Head 2008
Kangarutha Walking Track 2008
Light To Light Walking Track 2008
Three Peaks Walk 2008
The Great Ocean Walk 2008
Snakey Plains/Mt Jagungal (Kosciuszko National Park) 2008
Drawing Room Rocks 2009
Box Vale Tramway 2011
Mount Jellore 2011
Australian Alps Walking Track 2013
Budawangs - Corang Circuit And Beyond 2014
Kosciuszko Main Range 2015
Paradise Rock Walk 2016
Big Hole & Marble Arch 2016



Sub 24 Hour Bushwalks

You're asking yourself "What the Hell is a Sub 24 Hour bushwalk?" For those Bushwalkers who have been restricted with their abilities to do a number of multi day hiking trips due to long working hours and with many of the regular household chores left to be done over the weekend, A member of the Canberra Bushwalkers, Sean Sunley, came up with this great idea. The walk would start on the Saturday afternoon immediately after lunch - hikers would walk a certain track through interesting countryside and reach a suitable camping area late afternoon, pitch tents, enjoy a social evening round the campfire or fireplace, then next morning, return to the car park in time for Sunday lunch via the same route or via a circuit route.

Mt Tennant and Bushfold Flats 2015

Horse Gully Hut 2015

Brandy Flat Hut 2016

Westermans Hut Circuit 2016

Pryors Hut & Mt Gingera 2016

Hospital Creek Hut 2017

Rendezvous Creek 2018

Orroral River Circuit 2018


WOMBATS COUNTRY CODE

EQUIPMENT IDEAS



LINKS

I am also a member of the Shoalhaven Bushwalkers
Click on the logo below to visit their website


 
 

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