5 June 2004 Kambah to Murrumbidgee River (CBC NavEx 3) Photos
Maps: Tuggeranong 8727-3S Second Edition 1:25000
Getting There

We started from a private home which fronts onto the Allchin Circuit Kambah open parkland.


This was the third phase of the Canberra Bushwalking Club navigation course.  The first phase was an evening of map reading and compass theory, the second phase a night walk with short legs near Kambah and McQuoids Hill Nature Reserve.  It was conducted by Rob and Jenny H.  12 of us participated.  We were given a sheet containing bounds and legs, grid references and distances.  We students took turns navigating and all learnt from our leaders.

We headed from Kambah to the saddle between Mt Neighbour Hill and McQuoids Hill.  We contoured around McQuoids Hill and came out onto the Kambah Pool Road.  We crossed the road, walked through Gleneagles, up the side of the golf course and headed for the western corner of Meredith Circuit.

Then to the north-west knoll of Urambi Hills (a lovely rustic bench under the spreading tree).  We had morning tea and practised taking back bearings and triangulation.

We walked south-west to the Murrumbidgee River, then down the river to Red Rock Gorge where we lunched.

Instead of following the Kambah Pool to Pine Island Walking Track to Kambah Pool, we headed north up a gully, crossed the Kambah Pool Road and headed through the (private paddocks) across McQuoids Creek to pick up our outward track.  And so back to the start.  A relaxed learning/practise experience.

Distance: 13.5km  Time: 8.15am-3.00pm with 1 hour 40 minutes of stops.

1 View to Kambah from Urambi Hill 2 View west from Urambi Hill to the Murrumbidgee 3 Red Rock Gorge on the Murrumbidgee River