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Walks  Programme

 

 

Walk Gradings

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

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 Program  November – December 2018

 

BC Fri 16-Sun 18 November  Bunya Mountains – Dandabah Camp Ground

Grade:  M 3 3

Leader: Patrick O’Donoghue

Mob: 0417 757 410

Water: Please bring your own water for the weekend. Carry 2 litres on walks.

Petrol: There is no fuel available on the mountain.

Camping Fees: $6.55 pn/pp

Facilities: Toilets and showers are available at Dandabah Camp ground.

If members are towing a van, check with Main Roads/RACQ, as there are some vehicle towing restrictions on access to Bunya Mountains.

There is a track closure in the National Park from Burtons Well to Cherry Plains lookout but we will be walking on the other open tracks.

We will be camping at Dandabah, please book a site at Bunya Mountains Dandabah Camp Ground through QNPWS at www.npsr.qld.gov.au/ or 13 74 68.

Looking forward to more campers to join us for a walking weekend at this great location.

There is also a group of members who have already booked a house for the weekend to join us for the bushwalk weekend and as an end-of-year get-together.

Bunya Mountain National Park is one of the gems in the N.P. estate and is famous for its Bunya Pines. Why not come along and join us on this basecamp and have a wonderful weekend and a great way to finish the year? 

SOC Tue 20 November   Dinner

Organisers: Chris, Kym Schluter

Venue: Marine World Seafood Cafe – details at seafoodbrisbane.com.au/home.php

Meet: 6.30pm

Afterwards coffee and dessert will be served at the Schluters'. 

EXT 24 November-1 December  South-east Tasmania

Leader: Neil Douglas

Nominations for this outing have closed. 

DW Sat 24 November  Bulimba Creek

Grade: S 1 3

Leader: Alison Horsley 

Distance: 10km                          

Water: 2 litres

This walk has been rescheduled from 13 October when it was cancelled owing to bad weather.

Bulimba Creek is a tributary of the Brisbane River, flowing through at least five Brisbane suburbs, as well as through wetlands and parklands.

Our route will start at Tillack Park, Mansfield then follow the Bulimba Creek Bikeway to Eight Mile Plains. It includes attractive views of the creek as well as some lovely shady parks.

There are also interesting signboards outlining the history of the area and information about the farming families who pioneered it.

We will have morning tea (and lunch, if hungry enough!) along the way.

We will finish the walk at Holmead Park, Eight Mile Plains, and coffee is available at the nearby Brisbane Holiday Village.

There will then be a car shuttle to take the drivers back to Tillack Park to collect their cars. 

DW Sat 1 December  Lower Ballunjui Falls Wanderings

Grade: M 3 3

Leader: Lynne Skaines 

Water: 3 litres min

Petrol: $20 from Sunnybank

An easier graded track walk through rainforest and very suitable for expected hot weather. We will start from "Windy Corner" and join a short track which will take us past Binna Burra's ropes course and to a clearing from where we follow a pretty creek to the top of Bellbird Falls and Bellbird Lookout.

Then we join Lower Bellbird Circuit track from where there are numerous lookouts with views across Kurraragin Valley to Ships Stern.

Some special old trees feature along the way which also passes through a grove of Piccabeen Palms on our way to the base of 150m Ballunjui Falls.

On the return journey we take the other half of the Lower Bellbird Circuit track which will take us past the base of Bellbird Falls. Our return to the cars will be via the recently re-opened Caves Circuit. A lovely "wandery" day!

DW Sat 15 Dec  Tooloona Ck Circuit

Grade: L 3 3

Leader: Euey Mangan 

Distance: 17.4km

Water: 3 litres

Petrol: $20

This has to be one of the prettiest walks in the Green Mountains. We did this walk last year after rain and lost count of the waterfalls and cascades. It's all graded track with creek crossings and lunch at the beautiful Wanungara Lookout. 

Choose your own adventure! This walk complements John Marshall's walk on the Sunday (see below). You can do either or both walks, camp for one or two nights or stay at O'Reilly's Guest House.

If camping, book through QPWS and there are hot showers If you can't be bothered cooking, you can buy meals at O'Reilly's.  

DW Sun 16 Dec  Blue Pool

John Marshall will lead the graded track walk down to Blue Pool, returning the same way. It is intended to continue on to Stairway Falls, track conditions depending, for those interested.

 

Advance notices

 

EXT 16-27 February 2019  New Zealand North Island

Leader: Neil Douglas

Meet: Auckland, 16 February

Number limit: 6 (governed by hut capacity)

This outing will have two throughwalks, comprising about half of the Round-the-Mountain Track in Tongariro National Park (2 full days and 2 half days), and most of the Aotea Track on Great Barrier Island (2 half days and 1 full day).  Overnight accommodation on the walks will be in Department of Conservation huts.

The itinerary for the outing has now been set, as follows:

 17/2 – Bus Auckland to Ohakune

 18/2 – Charter transport to Round-the-Mountain Track (via Ohakune Mountain Road)

 19/2 and 20/2 – On track

 21/2 – Charter transport from Waihohonu Hut access track to Ohakune

 22/2 – Bus or train Ohakune to Auckland

 23/2 – Free in Auckland (possible Waitakere Ranges visit)

 24/2 – Ferry to Great Barrier Island, charter transport to Aotea Track

 25/2 – On Aotea Track

 26/2 – Charter transport from Port Fitzroy, ferry to Auckland. 


                           

PLEASE ASSIST LEADERS BY NOMINATING FOR WALKS BY THE TUESDAY PRIOR TO THE WALK *

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.  


                                                                                                     

   

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