26 February 2011 Billy Billy Rocks

Maps: Corin Dam and Tidbinbilla 1:25000

Getting There

This walk was organised and led by Rob H as a CBC walk:

Saturday 26 February - Billy Billy Rocks - S/R. Always a magic walk, despite the scrub. Aboriginal Bogong cave en route, spectacular lunch spot atop the rocks. Maps: Corin, Tidbinbilla 1:25,000 Leader: Rob H. Transport: ~$36 per car.

13 of us met at Kambah and we drove to the Square Rock (Smokers Gap) car park.


You can access all photographs here.


Track map: thumbnail is active
- click for a larger picture

As Rob briefed us, a short and simple walk - NW over a knoll, down and across the top of Kangaroo Creek, up to the knoll and round the side to Bogong Cave, down and across the top of Billy Billy Creek and up to the top of Billy Billy Rocks.

A little more difficult to execute, as the regrowth is getting thicker. It was hard going, making the way up front (so I'm told), a little easier in the middle of the party and getting even better towards the back of the group after several people had walked ahead of you. I see from the walk description on 12 Jan 08 that we took an hour longer today. Either that regrowth is getting thicker or we're getting older and slower.

Lovely to see the two creeks running (and tasting good), a few patches of sphagnum. A nice poke into Bogong Cave.

A short hiccup as the cairn marking the start of the ascent to the top of Billy Billy Rocks was no more, but Rob quickly found the way. Kaz reckons he has a 3D photographic memory of significant navigational places in the bush - I marked it in my GPS coming back. An easy scramble to the top for the absolutely magnificent views. We enjoyed them for an hour, sunning ourselves like a colony of fruit bats (so Linda suggested) whilst we lunched.

We returned the same way. I even got to ground-truth KHA 699, the weather station.

Many thanks Rob and Jenny H - a great destination on a perfect walking day - and Karen C, Peter C and Linda G, Christine D, Gavin F, Russell H, Brendan K, Stephen M, Therese P and Phillip S.

Distance: 5.6km Climb: 350m. Time: 8.35am - 2.35pm (6hrs), with 70mins of stops. This included a Karen-length 1hr lunch break/view/talk/zizz.
Grading: S/R; M(10)

KMZ file for Google Earth/Maps: Billy Billy Rocks

Back to Walks Index

This page last updated 25Aug22