Trips

Our Facebook page and email list provide the most up-to-date trip information. This page gives a good overview of our long term trip plans, with reports on past trips, and a list of planned events.

Trip List

11-12th January: Bungonia weekender CANCELLED DUE TO FIRES

24-27th January: Yarrangobilly over the long weekend, high chance of surveying CANCELLED DUE TO FIRES

Note: there is the possibility that we may join a ROC volunteer convoy from Melbourne for the long weekend- long days and hard work guaranteed…

6th February: Committee Meeting to plan Semester 1 activities and NUCC’s response to the fires. All welcome, 6pm in the seating area opposite the ANU Sport front desk.

7-9th February: Possible Buchan trip, take advantage of that break CANCELLED DUE TO FIRES

Note: we might be able to organise something for this weekend, depending on the fire situation

11th February: SRT returns for 2020 @ 6-8pm, on the Old Climbing Wall

19th February: Market Day, come along to support us if you can. All welcome!

Note: There will be beginner’s trips in late February and early March, but these will be set at the Committee Meeting on the 6th February, as we will need to assess the current fire situation

We generally post up a Facebook event and send an email in the days leading up to a trip with details on:

But if you’d like to get in early, send an email to caving@anusra.com.au, and the trip leader will get back to you to discuss the trip and confirm your place. We are absolutely happy to have visitors from any other ASF clubs, or other outdoors clubs and organisations that have insurance cover comparable to the ASF cover (see here). Visitors come on trips under their own club’s insurance, but have the same rights (and standards expected) on trips as any NUCC member.

Upcoming Trips

Past Trips 25

Highlighted Trip

Bungonia Canyoning

December 15, 2019 $20

There was a thick haze of smoke as we departed ANU at 7AM which seemed to worsen as we approached Bungonia. Fortunately as we descended into the canyon the smoke seemed to clear (or we just got used to it). read more

Argyle Hole

October 19, 2019 $15

This is an advanced SRT trip in Bungonia. Lots of abseiling, prusiking and rebelays. There is also a nice squeeze at the start. You need to have been to multiple SRT sessions and be confident with rebelays and change-overs to come on this trip. read more

Cooleman

October 5 - 7, 2019

We’ll be heading up to Cooleman plains, and might do some caving at Yagby too. This is a beginner friendly trip.

Yarrangobilly

September 28 - 29, 2019

A mix of pretty and sporty caves in the Snowy Mountains. This is a beginner friendly trip.

Jenolan

September 14 - 15, 2019

Overnight trip to Jenolan. Will probably leave Canberra Friday night (21/9). This is a beginner friendly trip.

Highlighted Trip

New Zealand

September 1 - 15, 2019

Hey everyone, some exciting news! NUCC has (finally) organised (mostly) an expedition for 2019. In the mid-sem break of Semester 2, a small group of us are going to be venturing to the deep caves in the South Island of New Zealand. read more

Punchbowl

August 31, 2019 $15

On Saturday at 8am we will be heading to Wee Jasper 90 kms West of Canberra to visit Punchbowl Cave, It is a fun sporty cave which starts with a 30 metre abseil, some walking, some crawling, some small person challenges (stuff I don’t fit through), some clay modelling in a small chamber which is the only place we get to participate in this type of activity and then we ascend back up the rope. read more

Yarrangobilly

August 17 - 18, 2019 $40

Hi everyone, this weekend we’ll be having an overnight trip up to Yarrangobilly Caves (Yagby) in the Snowy Mountains. These are some very pretty and well decorated caves, and the trip is suitable for all members as they’re mostly horizontal caves. read more

Sporty Beginners trip

August 3, 2019 FREE

We drove to Bungonia only to discover it was closed for aerial shootings. So we decided to change plans and continue down to Wyanbene. This meant we ended up much colder and wetter than originally planned, but we also got to see some much nicer formations than we would have at Bungonia. read more

Easy Beginners trip

July 27, 2019 Free

The trip began with everyone arriving promptly before 8am, except the trip leader who arrived five minutes late (supposedly a tradition). We collected gear from the store room, split into three cars and left for Wee Jasper. read more

Mount Fairy Survey Trip

June 30, 2019 $15

NUCC has been very interested in Mount Fairy over the last year, and continuing the rash of trips there, we’ll be going back out to the area on Sunday (pending access). read more

Jenolan

June 22 - 23, 2019

Wondering what to do with yourself once the exams are over? Start the Uni break off with a trip to Jenolan caves on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd June! read more

Buchan

June 7 - 10, 2019

Hey everyone, finished exams, or just want a break from it? Well, over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend we’ll be going to Buchan Caves in eastern Victoria. The current plan is to drive via Bombala and Cann River. read more

Bungonia

May 25 - 26, 2019

Bungonia overnighter- this trip will have a good mix of sporty caves.

Wyanbene

May 11, 2019

On Saturday the 11th of May, a group of intrepid cavers left ANU bright and early to go and explore Wyanbene cave. Dressed to survive the wet and cold conditions of a streamway cave, we entered the dark and got down to business (eventually, after much deliberation about how many ladders were needed – for the record, 1 x 20m was fine). read more

Snowy Mountains

April 19 - 23, 2019

The March 2019 Easter Cooleman-Yarrangobilly trip, originally planned as a double between Cooleman and Yagby, was rescheduled to a four day Cooleman due to numbers. Initially, four NUCC members headed up on Friday to set themselves up for an early start the next day. read more

Mount Fairy Survey Trip

April 7, 2019 $20

We’ll be going out to Mount Fairy, which is a small area of caves on private property near Bungendore. The main purpose of this trip is for NUCC to begin learning the art of cave surveying. read more

Punchbowl (Beginners)

April 6, 2019 $15

On Saturday we’ll be going out to Punchbowl Cave at Wee Jasper . This is a fun vertical cave, with a 30m entrance pitch that needs to be both abseiled and ascended. read more

Highlighted Trip

Jenolan

March 22 - 24, 2019 $45

Jenolan has long been one of NUCC’s favourite caving locations, as it has a wonderful range of varied caves with plenty to see in them. Plus, it has the added bonus of a caver’s cottage with all sorts of useful bits and pieces, like a microwave for the two-minute noodles. read more

Bungonia Beginner Trip

March 2, 2019 8am - 5pm FREE

This was our yearly beginner trip where we visited B4-5 and Grill Cave in Bungonia National Park. We had a huge turnout of around 30 people.