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.

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

Upcoming Trips 6

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Punchbowl

August 31, 2019 $15

A daytrip to Wee Jasper to explore a large cave including a 30m abseil and prusik. You need to have been to an SRT session before this trip.

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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

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Jenolan

September 14 - 15, 2019

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

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Yarrangobilly

September 28 - 29, 2019

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

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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.

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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

Past Trips 17

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.

Dip Cave Wee Jasper

February 9, 2019 8am - 6pm $20

We left Canberra at the usual time of 8am plus some stuffing around, and made quick time to Wee Jasper. Once there, we were all keen to get underground, and barrelled off to the pitch into Series 4 of Dip Cave. read more

Wee Jasper Prospecting

December 23, 2018 $15

A small group of foolhardy NUCCers decided that they weren’t content to wait for presents in two days time and that they wanted to go caving instead. So we trooped off to Wee J for a poke around in Punchbowl Cave. read more