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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
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
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
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
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