Welcome to our walking club.
Bushwalkers of Southern Queensland Inc. (BOSQ) is one of the oldest bushwalking clubs in south-east Queensland.
If you have
an interest in walking with a club as a safe and healthy recreational
activity, we’d love to meet you.
Please see our monthly Walks Programme web page for a detailed Walk & Social guide for the upcoming month.
Club Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm. We meet at the Little Kings Movement Hall, at the corner of O'Keefe and Carl Streets, Buranda.
New Members and Guests are asked to come along to our monthly meeting and say Hi. You can then nominate for your preferred walk, or social event.
To assist visitors or potential members, our club has a wide range of walks, to cater for different fitness levels and experience.
We usually like to welcome you with an "easier" type of walk, so that you can feel at ease and get to know us.
There are a combination of Graded Track walks, Off Track walks, Half Day social walks held on a monthly basis as well as Base Camp" weekends and "Through Walks".
Late changes in proposed walks
**New Membership Renewal form for 2019 has been uploaded. Membership fee for 2019 is now due**
Details of these walks were received too late for the July newsletter.
DW Sat 20 July
Grade- M 6 6
Leader: Tom B.
Water: 2.5 litres
Walk Time: 7hrs (NB- bring LED head torch and spare batteries in case of delay)
Elevation 950 m
This walk will test the group’s ability to get back by dark. The first hour is relatively easy following Christmas
Creek to the turnoff to the steep spur to the wreck. Scrambling will be required up the spur. There are a few
steep sections up to the final 3 metre cliff line. Rope is in position to assist this last obstacle. Once we pass
these cliffs the steepness decreases but it is still a slog up to the Stinson campsite. From the campsite, it is a
short scrambly walk down to the wreck site. The return is retracing the ascent. This is a “rite of passage” walk
and you will feel good after its completion: an appreciation of Bernard O’Reily’s ability to find the survivors;
lunch at the famous Stinson campsite which was used to stabilize the survivors before taking them on the
“Stretcher Track”; a visit to the wreck site before it rusts away; pay homage to the two pilots and two
passengers whose remains are buried under the memorial stone. It’s a tough and steep walk but with some
history attached. Again, this walk runs on a very tight schedule and any delays will put the goal of the trip in
jeopardy, so please consider the schedule and grading well. Note Westray’s grave and Point Lookout are not
included in this walk.
DW Saturday 3 AugustNeglected Mountain
Grade: M 6 6
Leader: Tom B.
Petrol: $20.00 from Sunnybank, $ 10.00 from Beaudesert.
We will leave the cars at Stinson Park and proceed on Gap Creek Rd. for 300metres to a private farm where we will utilize a road through the farm and head straight up the face of Neglected Mountain. This is a very steep scramble and has been used in the past by the
Broncos for their preseason drills. Once we reach the southern summit at 789metres we will have a break and admire the spectacular views of the northern peak of Neglected Mountain (740m), and the distant Mt Maroon, Mt May, Mt Lindsay, and Mt Barney
DW Sun 11 August Mt Maroon Hidden Lake
Grade M 4 4
Leader : Neil G
Meet Neil’s place @ Coochin
Late meet for an easy day out. Starting at Cotswold Road carpark for the start of Mt Maroon. This walk explores the terrain on the eastern side of the mountain using the national park fire trail (mostly). Start is via the Mt Maroon track then peeling off east to go around a small block of private property. (This is a bit rough). Following the official easement of Forest Home Road to the firebreak and then around the eastern fall. Up to hidden lake (Not at the moment due to drought), and then maybe along to Barney Creek if the party is feeling energetic. Return the same way. Interesting forests and geology for those with an eye for detail otherwise it is just a nice day out.
The walk will not go ahead if the firebreak is in use for official purposes (fire control).
DW Sunday 18 August Karawatha Forest
Distance: 14 km (easy - suitable for beginners)
Leader: Mal D
Water: 2 litres
We will meet at the Acacia Picnic Area carpark. Access is via Acacia Road, Stretton just off Compton Road. From here we will do a large circuit walk taking in most of the prominent points in the reserve, including Frog Hollow, Poet’s Rock and the lovely Melaleuca Circuit. There are some new tracks to explore on the western side of the park. We will experience a range of vegetation types, including wetlands.
Lunch will be at the Illaweena Picnic Area at the other end of the reserve. You can visit the excellent Discovery Centre after the walk if you wish. This bush area really is a hidden gem in an urban setting, so if you haven’t been here before, come along and be surprised at what is on your doorstep.
Emergency assistance app.
Emergency+is a government app that gives your latitude and longitude, a map showing where you are, and touch-dial displays for Triple-0, SES and Police. Download from app store- IOS/Google Play Store.
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