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Walks  Programme



Walk Gradings




S  -  Up to 10 km

1 to 3  - Graded track or open terrain. No scrub

1 to 3  - Easy, suitable for beginners

M  -  Up to 15 km

4 to 7  - Bush. Minor scrub, rainforest,rock,creek,rock-hopping, scrambling.

4 to 7  - Medium, reasonable fitness required.

L  -  Up to 20 km

8 to 9  - Bush.  As above + thick scrub, major rocks, scrambling using hands, technical.

8 to 9  - Hard, strenuous.

Fit walkers only.

X  -  Over 20 km

Activity Type

Daywalk  DW       Basecamp  BC      Throughwalk  TW       Social  SOC      Rogaine  ROG

Safety & Training   S&T       Federation   FED       Federation Mountain Rescue   FMR


Walks Programme   July - August 2017

DW Sun 16 July Mt. Ernest ridge - Cronan Creek

Grade:  M 5 5

Leader: Neil Douglas


Petrol:  $22.00 ex Sunnybank (plus possible car shuffle contribution)

Water:   about 1½ litres

After a fairly long car shuffle between Yellowpinch and a point near Collins Gap (Mt. Lindesay border gate) we’ll head off along the border fence for several kilometres to a knoll where we’ll turn off east onto the ridge that runs out to Mt. Ernest. After a couple of kilometres walking along this undulating ridge, which may have a faint footpad along it, we’ll turn down a steep ridge to the north and descend to Cronan Creek.   There are spectacular views of the southern side of Barney from this ridge in places. Once at the bottom we’ll meet the old forestry road and follow it out to Yellowpinch. The vegetation is partly rainforest along the border but otherwise open forest.

I did this walk several years ago but will need to do a recce – this hadn’t been done at the time of publication. Any changes resulting from the recce will be notified at the meeting or by e-mail.   

Soc Tue 18 July Social dinner and optional walk

Venue: Pineapple Hotel

Organiser:  Neil Douglas

Contact:    07 3875 1090

Meet:    6.45pm outside restaurant for walk,  7:15pm for dinner

Parking:     On-site or in adjacent side streets.

Nominations: Please nominate by the day before and indicate whether or not you’ll go on the walk.

Usually about once a year we have our monthly dinner at the Pineapple Hotel with an optional walk to the Kangaroo Point cliffs beforehand, so this is it!  There should be enough time to do a short circuit walk along both the base and the top of the cliffs to see the city lights and the rock-climbing. If it’s raining on the night, we’ll just eat.

The restaurant has a range of mains in the $18-25 bracket, or you can go for higher priced steak meals and fancier dishes.


DW Sat 22 July Mt Beau Brummell

Grade:  M44

Leader: Brenda Keough

Fuel:     $15.00

Water:   2 litres

Mt Beau Brummel is located in the Little Liverpool Range which is an offshoot from the Great Divide, stretching from Mt Castle to Laidley. Our approach will be from Mt Mort, on the eastern side of Beau Brummel. There is a short distance of good dirt road to travel as we approach our starting point. Any vehicle would manage this section. Parking is limited to a maximum of three vehicles. 

This is an off-track walk. Initially it follows a steep, graded farm road with a loose, stony walking surface. We then leave the road and head off track up a ridge. The spear grass has sharp seeds so gaiters are recommended. Gloves will make the scrambling sections more comfortable. At the top of a knoll we will have morning tea and then it's up and up to the summit.

We climb both peaks to get excellent views of the surrounding country. Beau Brummel has special vegetation features, in particular, masses of giant grass trees. Many of these have been burnt so be prepared to get a little blackened and dirty. Lunch will be in a shady spot near the repeater station at an elevation of 710m. We will retrace our footsteps to make a careful descent to our cars and once again to savour the views. 

Refreshments will be in nearby Bigges Camp Park, Gordons Road, Grandchester so BYO drink of your choice, tea, coffee, etc plus cup.  A delicious afternoon tea will be supplied.  This walk is not a long day so breaks will run early and we should arrive home in daylight. Reasonable fitness is required.


BC Fri21 – Sun 23 July Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba

Leader: Patrick O’Donoghue

Contact:      0417 757 410

Arrive:   Friday afternoon 

Distance:   165km from Brisbane,

25km from Bruce Hwy.

Meet:          8:30am Sat at Boreen Point Camp Ground.

There will be a full Saturday Day walk from near the Elanda Point area and will be in the Fig Tree/Lake Como area and also a Sunday morning walk.

Great opportunity for newer members/base campers to walk, explore and camp in a great part of the sunshine coast Lake Cootharaba waterways system.

The club has not walked this area for a few years and this is a great time of the year to enjoy the natural beauty. Night time dinner will most probably be at the Apollonian Hotel nearby.

Directions:At approx 140km from Brisbane turn right from the Bruce Hwy at the 2nd Pomona turnoff “Signposted Pomona Kin Kin- Pioneer Rd” and follow the road through Pomona, over the railway line and turn left towards the sign for Kin Kin,Boreen Point. Follow the road through to Boreen Point, and turn right at the water to the camp ground.

The managers of the camp ground are very helpful, and if members are a bit late, there is not an issue getting access to the camp ground, by contacting members already booked in for access to site. Unpowered sites are from $26.00 per night per site.


Location has been changed as there is more variety of walks accessed from Boreen Point.


Bike Ride Sat 29 July 17 Miles Rocks – Dinmore, Return

Leader: Euey Mangan


Distance:    Approx 40km

Bring:         Lunch and water bottle.

We ride beside Brisbane River to The Centenary Cycleway, past Mt. Ommaney to Richlands, where we join the Ipswich Cycleway to Dinmore. We take the bridge over the motorway & travel back on the Redbank & Goodna side of the highway. We'll have lunch at The Pan Pacific Peace Gardens, where we can ponder, perplexing paradigms or perhaps placate, perilously, poignant people. There are some hills, but not too steep or long & while not on cycle ways, no busy roads. For anyone wanting to ride unencumbered, I can take extra water bottles & food in my pack. P.S. We only ride as fast as the slowest rider.


DWSun 30 July Rocky Creek Portals and Yellow Pinch

Grade:  S44

Leader: Neil Gray

A relatively easy day exploring the Rocky Creek Portals from the Lower Portals carpark and later (after lunch and a short drive), Yellowpinch lookout and Logan River at the start of access to Mt Barney.

Rocky Creek Portals morning will be a circuit via the ridge east of the Portals to the lower end of the creek and out to Drynan’s Hut. Return via the firebreak through Minjela Dhagun country to the carpark. This is a short off-track hike, there is some rocky, scrubby terrain to traverse, but not for long.

We will then drive to the Mt Barney carpark and picnic area for lunch, climb Yellowpinch and then checkout the Logan River and park boundary. 

Should be an easy relaxed day. Only minimal gear needed to be carried and lunch can be a more glamorous affair than would usually be the case.


EXT TW Sat 5 – Tues 8 August (plus travel time from/to Brisbane)

Yuraygir Coastal Walk

Leader: Neil Douglas


Significant interest has been shown in this walk so it should proceed. It is a 4 day, 65 km walk from Angourie (south of Yamba) to Red Rock largely following the coast. There are 2 bus transfers and 3 boat crossings to be arranged. We will probably camp for 2 nights of the TW and use a caravan park on the middle night so that people can clean up. Expenses would be car travel from Brisbane to Yamba, the bus and boat transport, accommodation in Yamba (2 nights) and probably caravan park fees for one night on the walk. A rough estimate of costs per person Yamba to Yamba (i.e. not including car travel from Brisbane) would be about $180 based on 4 people going.

The walk is accessible by road at some points so members who just wanted to walk short segments of the track with the group would be welcome.


DW Sun 6 August Bushrangers Cave – Wagawn

Grade:  L 6 7

Leader: Euey Mangan




Petrol:  $20.00

Water:         2 litres

We start at the border at Numinbah after a car shuffle. We follow the fence until Bushrangers Cave, then scramble up to Wagawn Lookout. Then on to Binna Burra where we will have lunch or can be bought from the lodge, along with cold drinks. We walk part of the Great Walk past the prison farm to Numinbah Valley.


Tuesday 8 August 2017

Monthly Club Meeting    7:30 pm

Little Kings Hall, cnr. O’Keefe & Carl Sts.    Buranda



½ DW Sun 13 August Mystery White Rock Area

Grade:        S 3 3

Leader:       Di Edwards


(There is limited parking at the start of the walk)

Bring:   water 2 litres, snack and lunch.

A short drive down School road at Redbank Plains brings us to the conservation park with toilets and picnic tables. We will explore away from the signed walking routes, passing deep sandy creek gorges, surprise lakes, small rocky scrambles, and plenty of gradually undulating open tracks. We complete our circuit on a high view spot for lunch before using easy tracks back to the cars by early afternoon. Come along and experience a lesser known area close to the city - you will get a few surprises.


Other Items of Interest

Pilgrimage 2017

YHA Bushwalkers Club, assisted by Brisbane Catholic Bushwalkers Club, will host the 2017 Pilgrimage at the Killarney Showgrounds on the weekend of 8th-10th September 2017.

Make sure to set aside 8-10th September in yourcalendar for Pilgrimage. For more info contact Lynn (YHA Pilgrimage Coordinator) on 0411 811241 or see




Sponsored by

BEAUDESERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC. Tele/Fax: (07) 5541 3740. Email:hsb@hotkey.net.au


DATE OF WALK:          SATURDAY 15th JULY 2017 

Intending walkers MUST REGISTER THEIR NAMES BY 12th JULY with the SOCIETY

Business Hours: 10.00am to 2.00pm Daily. Except Good Friday and Christmas Day. 

Note: Full details have been circulated via E-comms due to space limitations.


***Advance Notice***

EXT 3-9 September Flinders Ranges (Mt Remarkable NP and Wilpena Pound)

Leader: Neil Douglas

Details of this outing were published in the May (and earlier) newsletter


*** Advance Notice ***

Sydney Icons trip.

Another club trip back to Sydney is being proposed for November. 

Suggested dates 13 - 16 Nov 2017.    Mid-week Monday to Thursday inclusive.

The intention is to do some of the iconic tourist walks and attractions in the Sydney region when hopefully the tourist crowds will be lesser. Members to arrange their own flights or alternative transport down. Half day activities could be arranged for first and last day to allow for flexible arrival and departure times. Participants to book own accommodation; we suggest Sydney Central YHA. They have 2 or 4 bedded rooms if you want to share.

Bucket list possibilities could include: Manly Scenic Walkway, Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, Bundeena Ferry - Royal NP, The Three Sisters and Scenic Railway, Lane Cove NP. Also perhaps: Taronga Park Zoo, Opera House tour, historic homes, The Rocks Observatory, and (why not) the Harbour Bridge Climb. 

Participants could do the group walks/activities or mix and match with their own preferences. You would need to get an Opal card to use the public transport system.

If you have any particular wish list suggestions - please Reply.

John Marshall - coordinator





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DW – Daywalk           BC – Basecamp           TW – Throughwalk           SOC – Social        S&T – Safety & Training

GTW – Graded Track Walk         ACC – Accommodated weekend           OS – Outings sec. to confirm leader

New or Potential Members and Guests are asked to come along to our monthly meeting and say Hi.     You can then discuss the walk with the Leader and nominate for your preferred walk, or social event.

Existing Members:-  If you are interested in nominating to come along to a walk or social event please contact the relevant Leader, preferably by the Tuesday night prior to the walk or social.





 Bushwalkers of Southern Queensland inc.  (BOSQ)    GPO Box 1274 Brisbane Qld  4001      Ph. 07 3875 1090