Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club

 

Three days notice must be given to the Leader if you want to participate in any of the walks

On each Monday and Wednesday a club cycling event is held. For further details see the Cycling Page

 

 

 

Friday May 11 to Monday May 14  2018 Binnaburra Weekend. Deposits paid on 34 of the 37 cabins available

The lodge has been booked out. A weekend comprising walks of all grades, non walking events  and much fun and entertainment. Optional activities include, archery, bird walks, yoga, meditation, painting, photography sessions. Nightly live entertainment will be put on. For those staying in the lodge, they will pay for 2 days and get the third day free. The final costings have now been calculated. For 2 people staying in an Acacia cabin with ensuite the total cost will be $799.98. This tariff includes  full board for 3 days and nights ie breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, cheese and biscuits and dinner. For those staying in a Casuarina cabin with a shared bathroom, the cost for 2 people is $579.99. Cabins will take 3 people, an extra person will be charged a total of $240 for full board. For those camping and attending the bush dance on the Saturday night, the charge will be $42pp for cheese and biscuits followed by dinner. If you are camping book now as there will be a big demand for sites following the Commonwealth Games. The itinerary in detail has yet to be worked out, but there will be a short afternoon walk(s) on arrival after lunch on the Friday. Also the Lodge will offer a guided walk each afternoon. There will be a presentation on Friday night on the history of Binna Burra followed by live entertainment. Each morning there will be yoga and / or qui gong. Walking options for the following 3 days will include full day on track and off track, half day and short walks led by various club members. There will be a quiz on Sunday evening followed by more entertainment. The aim of this weekend is for everyone to have fun doing what they like. A fully refundable ( up to April 1 2018) deposit of $100 per cabin would secure your cabin.This deposit to be paid into the club trip away bank  account  Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club BSB 062565 Acc No. 10869944) ref BB followed by your name– not the main club  account. Please register with Ian first. If you need to be paired up with somebody please contact Ian. Organiser Ian 0459496194

 

Thursday June 21 to Thursday July 5 Interlaken Switzerland

The annual walking trip put on by a selection of Lancashire Rambling Clubs that was supported last year by 20 of our club members. The walks are spectacular away from the main tourist areas. The cost is reasonable. The whole experience is unforgettable. The staff at the hotel, including the owner, Stefan are part of the “family” The rambling clubs have been organising this trip for over 40 years and are experts in ensuring a fully enjoyable holiday on the best of the area’s spectacular walking trails. Social evenings are loads of fun

Organiser Ian 0459496194

 

 

 

Friday August 10 to Tuesday August 14 Tenterfield Walks and birding watching on the last day.

Tenterfield in winter. What could be better than to bunk down in a cosy cabin and have happy hour in the camp kitchen and then head off in the cool of the morning to some great walking in the National Parks nearby. Three days of walks generally grade 3 with some on granite slopes and others following  babbling mountain streams or joining the local fauna for a look around the quiet forest and open grasslands. We will be doing some of the iconic walks in the Parks and others that are out of the way and little visited. Option of a 1 day cycle led by Winston and Heike.

For the bird watchers we have scouted out some to the secret locations known to the locals for off the beaten path bird watching to get a sights of Turquoise Parrots, Speckled Warblers, Plum Headed Fiches etc

We will be based at Tenterfield Lodge Caravan park run by new owners Barry and Di O’Connor (02)67361477. You can ring direct or book online for non ensuite cabins, ensuite cabins, The Lodge Guesthouse, powered and unpowered sites. You can book accommodation now but please advise the owners you are with Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club. Non ensuite cabin for 2 people is $65 pn and $8 for an extra person. Standard ensuite cabins are $85 pn plus $8 for an extra person. Powered sites are $29 pn for 2 people. These are  this years’ prices which will change next financial year.

Leaders Mark and Karen 0457788300 but please do not contact them before mid July.

 

Monday November 19 Trip to Australian Alps for 2 weeks.

This trip will depart Melbourne airport and include 3-5 night stays in Bright, Dinner Plain and Bogong Village or Falls Creek…with moderate-easy walks most days.  Accommodation will be self-catering.

Further details will be available in Feb 2018 and bookings/deposits will be taken then (not before).  

Trip leader Jenny  0427913599

2018 Swiss Trip Information Sheet