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Abseiling and Caving

  • Apr 28, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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According to the survey you filled out when you joined this group, Abseiling rated Number 2 (behind Skydiving) as the most popular activity people wanted to try.

Here is your chance!

Z Access Adventures will be our hosts for the day, and all skill levels will be catered for.  The beginners will learn how to abseil before putting their skills to good use in a cave.  Those with previous abseiling experience will be doing a more challenging version.

The venue will be Bungonia State Conservation Area which is about 1 hour from Canberra (roughly between Braidwood and Goulburn).  We will car pool for this one, so as per usual please use the comments area below to volunteer your car/driving services or to request a lift.

I have listed the start time for the day as 9.30am.  Note: this is the time we need to be at Bungonia, so we will need to leave Canberra around 8 am (ish)

No food or drinking water is available in the park so BYO food and water for the day.   Wear clothing suitable for outdoors, bearing in mind it might be sunny or raining, shoes  should be enclosed. Group limit for this adventure is 40 people, so there are plenty of spaces.

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  • Natalie

    If anyone wants to step it up a notch and try the intermediate level caving and abseiling, you can do so with Zaccess Adventures on Saturday 18th May. Cost will be $99. Maybe comment here if you are going to let others know who might be interested as well. Here is the link to the website http://www.zaccess.com.au/

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • Karen M.

      I'm booked for the day already if anyone is interested in car pooling :O)

      1 · May 8, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Fingers crossed I'm booking a spot for canyoning on Saturday. Anyone else keen? After Nat's email and the great discount I'm sold! I've emailed Pat just waiting to hear back :-)

    April 30, 2013

    • Sam

      Almost did but changed my mind to do with the girls may be later in the year.have fun Karen say hi to the guys :)

      1 · April 30, 2013

    • Karen M.

      Pretty sure this is going to be the first of many canyoning experiences to come!
      Hope to join another one with the group later in the year when it warms up again
      :O)

      April 30, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Thank you so much for organising a fantastic day Nat! Looking forwarding to what our next adventure is going to be!
    :O)

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome day - thanks Nat and ladies.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome challange, loved it!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent! So much fun

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Eve

    Wow! What an incredible day. Totally unexpected and I had to overcome a lot of hurdles (real and mental) to get through that cave! Thank you to the amazing bunch of woman who got me through, was great to meet you all. And a huge thank you to Natalie for all your hard work organising an event such as this. Know that your efforts are most appreciated, I am still buzzing from such an awesome experience!

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Natalie,

    Thank you for organising such a wonderful event.

    Also thanks everyone for supporting me during my first abseiling and caving experience, it was very much appreciated.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Karen M.

    ALSO.... Who is watching 60 minutes tonight... Climbing frozen waterfalls!!!
    Natalie our next adventure? ;)

    April 28, 2013

    • Natalie

      I saw the shorts for it! will have to watch it on the internet, looks amazing.

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • Natalie

    What a great day! Very challenging personally but it feels great to have done it all, especially the extreme caving. The best part was we were all still smiling at the end. I am so proud of our group, well done girls.

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • Karen B.

    Fantastic day Natalie, and great to meet such wonderful women.

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • Kim

    A big thank you to Natalie and all the other Wagers for making yesterday's adventure such an a fantastic experience. I was challenged physically and emotionally and am still on a high.

    3 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to seem like a nark but there have been 113 posts about this trip and, despite not rsvp'ing to it, I've received them all in my personal (non-meetup) email account as I've linked it to my meetup groups. Obviously some of them are validly sent to all attendees, enquiring about lifts etc, but many (e.g. discussing the details of car pooling and addresses for pickup) could have been the subject of personal messages to specific recipients. There has been such an unusual amount of messaging re this trip that, honestly, I'm going to be happy when Sunday has come and gone and I no longer see "new comment in abseiling and caving" in my inbox subjects. Apologies to any others who get this 114th message and who aren't going either. Please PM me if you have comments in response.

    April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Interestingly, although I've unchecked ALL the boxes in my email settings so that I don't get any emails at all from this CWAG meetup site (I'm willing to rely on me regularly checking the site) I got one for this post (which I've liked anyway)! Maybe we could have two entries/sites for each event: one advertising the event where we could rsvp and ask general questions about the event itself safe in the knowledge that we won't be inundated with logistical emails and a second one for those transport and 'did you get my payment'-type logistical questions????

      April 28, 2013

    • Cassy La C.

      This doesn't happen for me in this or any other meetup group. You should try unlinking from your non-meetup email account.

      April 29, 2013

  • Sam

    It was absolutely amazing and great great team we had:)

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I have lots more photos but didn't want to take up all the space! Let me know if you want me to add more photos!
    :)

    April 28, 2013

  • Leanne

    Great day, big thanks to Nat

    4 · April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sick. Anyone is welcome to my place. Please contact the host

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another tip: bring some thick gloves - e.g. rockclimbing or gardening gloves (cheap from Woolies) to avoid possible rope friction burns.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Kathy

    Hi ladies,
    I live in Campbell. Anyone passing through that area? It's hard to keep track of who still has room left in their car.

    April 24, 2013

    • Natalie

      Hi Kathy, can you drive to my place in Palmerston? I have room in my car.

      April 24, 2013

    • Kathy

      Yes. Can you let me know the address and departure time and i will make sure I get there by that time.

      April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a brief reminder for those on the Northside that Macs Reef Road has been closed for road works. Not sure if it is open yet or not. Google map directs me that way if I go through Tarago.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Natalie

    If anyone is a bit confused about how to get to Bungonia National Park the back way through Tarago, there is alternate route through Goulburn that might be a bit easier, although it is a longer route. Google maps says 1 hour and 30mins from Dickson. Here is the link: http://goo.gl/maps/7bqhA

    April 26, 2013

  • Kerstin W.

    Natalie
    I would like to thank you for all the work and effort you put in to organising this trip.
    Kerstin

    3 · April 26, 2013

  • Sam

    Hi Natalie

    I wasn't aware that we can get lunch:)Is it too late to order?if not pls let me know how to order.Thanks

    Sam

    April 24, 2013

    • Natalie

      ok Sam, I have ordered lunch for you.

      April 25, 2013

  • Erica

    Just find this one. Is this too late to join? I can pay cash on the day or drop the money to you if you need it in advance ( not sure whether there is enough time for online transfer.)

    April 24, 2013

    • Natalie

      Over a week ago. We might have something similar to this coming up soon though. Keep your eye out!

      April 25, 2013

    • Erica

      Morning Natalie, thanks for getting back to me. In this case, I see you at the next similar event. Have a great fun.

      1 · April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in Dunlop and can take 3.

    April 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Karen B - I'm sorting out car pooling with someone in Belconnen. Will discuss option of going via Hall, but I think she is keen to drive so I might hop in with her.

      April 22, 2013

    • Karen B.

      Hi Karen, I'm driving down to Nat's place to go with her. Thanks, I got a bit confused. Karen B

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I will have room for 3 in my car also. I live in Braddon if anyone lives close by or on the way and needs a lift.

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Kaz - I will help out with petrol costs also. See you soon, Lisa C

      April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're all very welcome :) Berni and Lisa have my number (and I have theirs) in case you guys need to contact me, and I'll confirm timings with you all just before the weekend. Otherwise, see you in Sun! :D

      April 22, 2013

  • Cassy La C.

    Tip: bring a change of clothes to get home in after the caving (caves are muddy!).

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Suri

    Hi gals, i'm still not so familiar with areas in Canberra. So, is there anyone who can give me a lift at Civic?

    April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thats ok Suri - yes, offer still avaliable :) Just need to work out easiest place to pick you up on the way through!

      April 18, 2013

    • Suri

      Jess, would you mind to text me to this number[masked], so that we can communicate the picking up matter?

      April 21, 2013

  • Kerstin W.

    Hi Janet
    I emailed you my address and phone number. I am still a bit unfamiliar with the site and just wanted to check if you got it and we are organised for next week. I am getting so excited, this will be so much fun!

    April 21, 2013

    • Janet

      Hi Kerstin I emailed and replied to your email ... Maybe I'm in your spam? You ok if I pick you up about 7.30. Cheers

      April 21, 2013

  • Janet

    Hi, nervously looking forward to this ... hope my legs stop shaking by the time I step over the edge. Happy to give a lift if anyone still needs one.

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok that's not a problem, but I'll need to check if Jess still has room in her car. Jess do you still have a spare seat?

      April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thats fine Alex :) Just need to work out the easiest place/way to pick you up on the way through!

      April 18, 2013

  • Kerstin W.

    Jess, if you have room I would like to join you. I am in Duffy (Weston Creek). Will contribute to petrol costs let me know if that's ok.

    April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds perfect Janet - good thinking :)

      April 17, 2013

    • Kerstin W.

      Janet Thanks for this. Not sure how we exchange addresses and phone numbers. Do we post these on here or how does it work?

      1 · April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey there everyone, I will be driving from Gowrie - happy to give people a lift if needed... It's my first meetup too and am more than happy to have the company! ;)

    April 9, 2013

    • Karen M.

      Awesome! Sounds great! Sounds like your car is the car to be in this trip! I'll bring road trip nibbles to share too ;)

      1 · April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Haha - well I hope my car handles the pressure of such popularity! LOL Very much looking forward to the day, and now the roadtrip there is shaping up to be just as much of an adventure ;)

      1 · April 17, 2013

  • Natalie

    I have three spots available in my car, leaving from Palmerston in Gungahlin. Anybody want a ride?

    April 15, 2013

  • Kerstin W.

    I would love to have a lift and live in Duffy. My first meet up and I am sooooooo excited. This will be so much fun.

    April 12, 2013

  • Anna

    This will be my first meetup up and I'm nervous and excited! I live in Weston and would be happy to give anyone a ride from surrounding suburbs, the inner South or inner North. :)

    April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Anna, I'm in Woden if that works for you

      April 9, 2013

    • Sam

      HI Anna ,i got another offer and she is local to me so i will take up on her's.thank you very much for your kind offer.See you there then :)

      April 9, 2013

  • Sam

    Hi I don't drive yet and live in Spence.If there is anyone who d like to give me a lift that would be awesome.happy to share the cost of the trip :)Thanks

    Sam

    April 7, 2013

    • Sam

      Hi Lindsay,Thank you so much I d really appreciate it.Will KIT.Thanks

      April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Nat, do you know if we need to BYO head torches for the caving?

    April 8, 2013

    • Natalie

      Hi Berni, I will find out!

      April 8, 2013

    • Natalie

      They have a limited amount of torches, so if you have a headlamp or a torch please bring it along.

      April 9, 2013

  • Chelsea

    This is very appealing but timing is an issue with a family holiday planned.... Please do this one again :)

    April 8, 2013

  • Karen M.

    I'm up for any caving offered and as it's my first try at abseiling I'll be with the newbies.
    I'm in Fadden if anyone wants a lift or work out car pooling
    :O)

    April 5, 2013

  • Karen B.

    I've missed a couple due to family "stuff". Planning on getting there this time. Looking forward to seeing my fellow adventurers.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Karen B.

    OK with abseiling, but not keen on crawling!!!

    January 20, 2013

    • Mel

      Hi Karen as we are both neighbours in Palmerston do you want to car pool? Cheers from the other mature one. Melinda

      April 5, 2013

    • Karen B.

      Hi Mel, I am now up north of Hall so will be going via Yass, sorry...

      April 5, 2013

  • Mel

    Howdy girls have missed quite a few outings and cant wait to have a bit of fun again and feeling like a daredevil!. Left a message for Karen about car pooling. Hope my paypal has gone through as it was slow to load. Cheers

    April 5, 2013

    • Natalie

      Hi Mel, payment received thank you very much. If you want a lift with us just let me know.

      April 5, 2013

  • Suri

    Hi guys, I don't have a car. So, is there anyone who would kindly give me a ride to Bungonia?

    March 23, 2013

    • Natalie

      What suburb do you live in Suri?

      March 24, 2013

    • Suri

      It's Acton as I live in an on campus lodge at ANU.

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds terrific, unfortunately I am committed elsewhere, definitely next time!!

    March 22, 2013

  • Suri

    Hi Natalie, I just want to let you know that I got this message after making the payment:
    "Sorry PayPal is taking a really long time getting back to us. Please don't submit another payment until you check back later to see if this one went through".
    Hope my RSVP is successful.

    March 21, 2013

    • Natalie

      Hi Suri, its all good! payment received thank you very much.

      March 22, 2013

  • Anna P.

    Sorry guys, I so wanted to make this but I will be in Brisbane for the weekend. Have a great time. I will totes be there next time.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have RSVPd and paid before I could wimp out & change my mind - although its not showing up on here?
    Excited but also having a bit of "eek, I dont know anyone, what have I done!!?"...!

    March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Jess I am fairly new to the Group, having only been to 2 outings, but both times I have have found everyone very welcoming and people feel like friends. We are a lovely bunch of girls!!!

      2 · March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Bernadette :)

      March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Natalie - this sounds great.

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Should be able to offer a lift to the area

    January 18, 2013

  • Sue

    phooey....I'll be sailing around the Whitsundays then...will do the next caving/abseiling day!!

    January 17, 2013

    • Natalie

      Oh you lead a hard life Sue :)

      January 18, 2013

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