The Wilderness Wanderer's Hike Camels Back, John's Peak & Tidbinbilla Peak

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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Paddys River Road

Paddys River, ACT 2620


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Spring is here, and it's a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the beautiful Tidbinbilla Range..

About this Event

Spring is well under way, warmer days, longer day light hours and awesome trails just waiting to be explored...

If you enjoy a day out in nature, a challenge, and the feeling of being on top of the world, this hike is for you!

Camels Back Peak, John's Peak and Tidbinbilla Peak is one helluva trail and one worth exploring!

We will be rewarded with epic views, stunning scenery and of course an awesome sense of achievement.

The first 7-8kms are a steady upward climb, there will be uneven terrain, loose trail and in some parts we may need to bush bash although there is a trail of sorts.

This hike is suitable for anyone who has hiked with me before, or has hiking/bushwalking experience, a reasonable level of fitness and a sense of adventure. NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS.

The first & last parts of this trail are along management and fire trails that make hiking a little easier.

Other parts of the trail scale a ridge line, is single trail and requires concentration, rock hopping, and no fear of heights.

If you are interested but feel unsure about whether or not this hike is something you can do, please get in touch with me. I would much rather you get out and enjoy a day in nature, challenge yourself and achieve new things. You have my support and encouragement the whole way.

When: Saturday 03 October 2020 8:30am

Where: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - Mountain Creek Carpark.

(I will send you a pin the day before the hike to make it easy for you to get there and organise to meet and drive out in convoy if needed).

Duration: Allow up to 7-8hrs for the hike, morning tea/lunch, warm up and cool down stretching.

Distance: Approx 21.5km out and return with about 1100mtrs climb.

Grade: Hard (Grade 4)

Cost: $70 per person (includes lunch & morning tea).

Lunch consists of:

Healthy roll (vegetarian on request, grain free on request) with salad/vegetables and cold cured meat.

+ Cheese/biscuits/dip/olives

+ Fresh seasonal fruit

+ Muffin and trail mix

What you are getting:

▪️ Nutritious Snacks (trail mix/baked goodies) and lunch package.

▪️ A hot drink tea/coffee/hot chocolate.

▪️ Qualified and experienced Adventure Leader/Bushwalking Guide

▪️ Current First Aid/Remote Area First Aid

▪️ An epic day out exploring in nature.

▪️ Lots of laughs and good times with like minded people.

What to bring/wear:

▪️ Sturdy worn walking shoes or hiking boots

▪️ Raincoat/wind proof jacket

▪️ Hat

▪️ Sunscreen

▪️ 2 - 3 litres of water

▪️ Any preferred snacks.

▪️ Small backpack/bladder pack for water. It's also good for keys, phone and snacks.

▪️ Camera/phone

▪️ Personal medication

▪️ Sunscreen

It may still be cool and often the higher up we hike the more exposed it is, so it is best to be prepared for all elements.

Gaiters would be a good accessory for this hike and an extra layer for the summits as it can get quite cool and windy up there.


I will update the weather forecast the day before just to ensure we can all be prepared. It is best to layer dress. It's easier to de-layer and to warm up/cool down and layers are easier to carry in your back pack.

The day will only be cancelled if the weather looks really bad and or dangerous.

I will also be in touch with everyone coming via both the Wilderness Wanderer's FB group and email to confirm any last minute details.

If you haven't joined the FB Group and wish to do so, you can join here >>

If you have any questions about this day hike, please contact Candi on 0410451809 or email on

Can't wait to get out and wilderness wander with you!

Love Candi 🌱

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This form will need to be signed and sent back prior to the event and is held to be binding and apply to each ATICA Wilderness event I attend for 365 days from the date first signed.

Please note: By joining ATICA Wilderness you, the attendee freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such Injuries and Damages.

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Paddys River, ACT 2620


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