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Nunnock Swamp – a hidden treasure perched on the escarpment (extract from Sarah Ferguson NPWS )

GRADE: Grade 3 (Medium) 

Walk with some hilly sections and rougher terrain. Opportunity exists to walk on defined and distinct tracks and footpads with some steep sections requiring a moderate level of fitness.

DISTANCE: 9+ Kilometres (Approximately) Formed track, some obstacles.

RISKS:  Covid-19, No mobile coverage.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS 

In regards to our responsibilities in stopping the spread of COVID-19, the following protocols will be in place:

  • All participants are asked to adhere to social distancing measures
  • This includes limiting the number of people in each car to three for non-family car pooling
  • During Covid-19 the Club will be advising against non-family group car pooling. If individuals wish to share a car they can, but it is advised that all vehicle occupants should wear masks
  • Maximum group size of 20 participants, so it is important to contact walk leader prior to the day of the activity
  • Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19
  • Please bring your own pen for signing onto our Walk Register
  • Also bring your own Hand Sanitiser
  • Geehi Bushwalking Club will be making your name and contact details available to authorities in case we are asked to assist with contact tracing

Driving: driving on gravel roads, the road to Nunnock Swamp can become boggy when it rains,

Walking: injury from tripping and falling, snake bite, dehydration, March flies.

GEAR: 

Sun Protection: hat, sunscreen, 

Clothing: warm clothing, rain gear, good walking shoes, 

Personal protection: hand sanitiser, toilet supplies-drop toilet at halfway point, insect repellent. 

Personal Medication: eg Asthma inhaler

Food: Morning Tea, Lunch, fluids of choice and water-essential, day pack 

Since May 2016 smoking has been banned in all parks, with some minor exceptions. NSW National Parks are no smoking areas.

DESCRIPTION: The group will drive out in convoy on the Snowy Mts Hwy.(56Kms) to Packers Swamp Road (8 kms) which is gravel  with a low creek crossing. Enjoy the eucalyptus of South East Forests National Park as we drive out. Drive should take approx. 1 hour. We will regroup at Nunnock Camping Area and walk out following the road to the Northern platform to investigate Nunnock Swamp before joining the Keys Walking Track. From there we will follow the Wilkinson’s Walking Track to Alexander’s Hut for lunch. We will continue the WWT loop joining the Keys Walking Track and back to the Camping Area through the bush. Good opportunity to learn about the unique landscape, Indigenous and European grazing history in the area.

All queries, by Thursday 11 March 20221, to the Geehi Bushwalking Club at:  geehiclub@hotmail.com