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Bushwalking

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Bushwalking covers a wide spectrum of walking experiences in natural or green areas.

A bushwalk might be a walk along a trail through urban parks or forest near where you live, or it could be a full day walk or camping trip to a national park or reserve.

At the other end of the spectrum, a bushwalk can be a multi-day expedition where you are self-sufficient carrying a tent and food.

No matter which option you choose it is all bushwalking and because Australia has such a great network of natural areas and a wide variety of landforms there are many opportunities to get into bushwalking whether it be on designated trails or in remote wilderness areas.

Season and times

Year-round

Location played

Typically goes for an evening 2-hour walk to one of the hilltops in Canberra urban area; a day walks in a national park or reserve on tracks and through grassland; even weekend walks to areas such as the Budawangs.

Clubs in Canberra

You don’t need to join a club in order to bushwalk, however there are a number available:

Canberra Bushwalking Club
Brindabella Bushwalking Club

Cost

Free, however club membership rates vary.

Level of experience required

All levels, but a decent level of fitness generally required for longer bushwalks.

Web

act.gov.au/browse/topics/sport-and-recreation/bushwalking

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