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, Wednesday and Thursday a club cycling event is held. For further details see the Cycling Page

 

 

 

Tuesday February 5 to Saturday February 9 Tarkine Coastal Walk.

Starting with a ferry ride to the mouth of the Pieman river from Corrina,  five days walking north along the ruggedly beautiful Tarkine coast to the tiny fishing village of Temma. The walk varies from clifftops to rocky coves then long beaches, passing numerous Aboriginal middens. There are several small river and creek to be walked through but this means there are plenty of camp sites to choose from. This coast in famous for its photographic beauty. All weather conditions need to be planned for because it is the west coast of Tasmania even though we are walking in summer. There will be a car shuffle along the Western Explorer road. Grade 4

Leader  Steve 0414312917 millard.stephen@gmail.com

 

Saturday February 9 to Saturday February 16 Crackenback / Thredbo Walking and Mountain Biking

During the week we will run two separate programmes with bushwalking or mountain biking each day. Gail will lead the bushwalks which will be a mix of full and half day walks. There will be a choice of staying at:

*Lake Crackenback Resort and renting one of the 1, 2 or 3 bedroom properties, the cost of which is significant (see details below);

*Camping at the nearby Ngarigo NP or The Diggings free campsite which is situated on the banks of the Thredbo River, both on the road to Thredbo, both having access to the Thredbo Valley track for mountain bike riding and walking; or

*Staying in Thredbo in a townhouse. If you prefer this option, please contact Ruth D cycling.nrbc@gmail.com asap if you think you want this. There is currently a few options to choose from, staying in Thredbo, accommodating between four and eight adults in each unit, ranging in price from $350 to $400 each person for the whole week.

In the first place register with Kerrie as the organiser and she will match you up with others staying at Crackenback. Resort guests will also have access to free resort activities: 9 hole par three golf course, tennis courts x 3, badminton & volleyball courts, heated indoor swimming pool, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, gymnasium & sauna, spring-free trampolines, archery, low ropes course, 2.4 km fitness track, mountain bike skills course & over 25 km of mountain bike and walking trails.

This is the quote for the Crackenback resort including a range of accommodation. The accommodation is grouped together on the lake and includes a buffet breakfast at their restaurant. Dinner - suggest self catering group BBQ. Lunch- suggest make sandwiches and take with you. The bedding allows for beds to be separated (providing for singles and couples). The quote outlines three different options for accommodation:

Option 1:2 bedroom/2 bathroom + buffet breakfast $107.50 pp/per night

Option 2:1 bedroom/1 bathroom + buffet breakfast $147.50 pp/per night

Option 3:3 bedroom/2 bathroom + buffet breakfast $93 pp/per night

Note- Additional expected costs after accommodation include:-

* $10 per day for the shuttle if required (as you can ride back to the resort from Thredbo this is the best way to go and it eliminates the need for a NP pass - see details below re NP pass)

* Own Transport to Crackenback

* Chairlift Pass if doing the walk to Thredbo to the summit

* Cycles can be hired at Thredbo or Crackenback

Individual Bookings can be paid directly to the resort but please mention NRBC, so that we will be grouped together. There is no discount.   50% of accommodation cost is to be paid within 2 weeks of making the booking. The remaining 50% is to be paid 30 days prior to the booked dates.

A NP pass will cover camping in the park and you have to pay for every day you enter the park. There is a 5 day short break pass for $68 a saving of $17 even if you buy 6 or more days you will get a free day included. Pension card holders can get a free exemption but must produce their Centrelink card and ID only at the Visitor entry station which are located on the Alpine way and Kosciuszko road. An All Parks Annual pass is $190 and includes Kosciuszko National park and all NSW parks for one year. There is also a one year seniors pass for $152 after producing a seniors card and ID. See links below for more information.

 

https://www.lakecrackenback.com.au/faqs.html

 

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/ngarigo-campground

 

 

Organiser Kerrie  0432 472416 or kerrieexley@hotmail.com

 

 

Monday February 11 to  Friday February 15 Tarkine Forest

One of Tasmania's most experienced walkers has given us a GPS route through the Tarkine forests that is used by commercial operators. The route follows disused (and in some cases heavily overgrown) vehicle tracks between the Keith River Road and the plateau south of Hoof Hill, and between Farquhars Road and Pinner Creek. A sidetrack at the western edge of the circuit is certainly worth doing, as it runs past Tarkine Falls and accesses a hill with commanding views over the Tarkine rainforests.  Grade 4 Leader  Steve 0414312917 millard.stephen@gmail.com

 

 

 

Saturday October 5 to Sunday October 20 Walking Tour in Southern Japan

For more information contact Ian 0459496194

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