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

 

 

 

3rd June Walcha > 5th June Armidale > 7th June New England N P > 10th June

You can attend all or any section of this trip.  Book your own accommodation / camping.

Monday 3rd June   STAY 2 nights at Walcha Caravan Park > has 12 cabins of varying configurations.   Other accommodation available in area eg Motel, Air BNB etc.   WALK: Meet 3pm for town walk > Open Air Gallery, Historic Building Walk.  

Tuesday 4th June  WALKS: Tia Falls, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.  38kms east of Walcha.   Tia Falls 1.5km return; Tiara walk 5kms return; and Apsley Falls 19kms east of Walcha   Gorge Rim Walk 450m and River Walk 500m and Oxley walk 3km return.

Wednesday 5th June   Explore Walcha in morning eg outdoor sculpture park > Drive to Uralla >visit to Saumarez National Trust property.  The historic house may not be open, but the grounds, farm buildings and extensive rose garden are.  Dinner at Bowling Club (optional)

STAY:  2 nights at Armidale Tourist Park, 39 Waterfall Way

Thursday 6th June   10am Meet at Tourist Info Centre > Heritage Tour of Armidale 2.5 hours by bus.  Donation.   As the bus only has 15 seats, I will be booking ahead.  Lunch at Armidale Art Gallery or elsewhere.    WALK:  Meet 2pm at Armidale Tourist Park > Gara Gorge 18kms drive > Threfall Circuit 5.5kms

Friday 7th June   Drive to New England NP – approx. 65kms…..stopping at Wollomombi Gorge on the way.

WALK:  Wollomombi Gorge – approx. 4kms or just lookouts….depending on time.   STAY 3 nights at New England NP.

National Parks have 3 houses to rent in the park – The Residence, The Chalet, Tom’s Cabin – as well as a camping ground at Thungutti

1 house and 2 cabins are at www.twostyz.com.au  > located at entrance to NP.  

WALK:  2pm walk out to Wrights Lookout > using the Robinson’s Knob Trail.  Meet at parking area just inside NP on right (near staff house).  Walk is approximately 4.5kms return > easy walking but a short scramble up rocks to Wrights Lookout.

Saturday 8th June   WALK:  Starting at Tom’s Cabin > walk to Lyrebird Track and Tree Fern Valley > and return along top of escarpment – approx. 7kms and Cascades Circuit (4kms, 2 hours) will be added as another option.  Steep and slippery sections on both walks.

Sunday 9th June   WALK:  Cathedral Rocks – out to Woolpack Rocks and back 12.6kms return; or shorter circuit around Cathedral Rock 5.8kms.

Monday 10th June   WALK:  8.30am Starting at Banksia Point Picnic Area > Eagles Nest Track 2.5kms (2 hours) > has steep sections, walking poles recommended.  This track goes past Weeping Rock…arriving at Point Lookout….then back the easier way to Banksia Point Picnic area.

Or Tea Tree Falls walk >Tom’s Cabin to Thungutti Camping – 45 minutes each way.  

Contact Jenny at jbcobden@gmail.com after 1st February.  However you can book accommodation before then – this is advisable for New England National Park.

 

 

Thursday June 20 to Thursday July 4 Interlaken Switzerland  

The annual walking trip put on by a selection of Lancashire Rambling Clubs that has been supported in the last two years by approx 30 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 (Waldhotel Unspunnen) 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. Click here for more information (from last year's trip).

Organiser Ian 0459 496 194

 

 

Thursday June 13 to Thursday June 20 Cycling in Alsace France

We will be based at two towns during the week, Colmar and Osthouse. The cycle covers the wine growing areas of Alsace and is mainly on cycleways visiting small villages, Strasbourg and the Rhine valley. For full details please click on the link below.

https://www.eurobike.at/en/destinations/bike-tours-france/colmar-and-osthouse-based-in-two-hotels-8-days

If you would like to register then please contact Ian asap as the group accommodation booking has to be made shortly.

Organiser Ian 0459496194

 

 

 

 

 

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