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

 

Sunday Aug 5 Blackbutt Plateau

We start where the NP touches Huonbrook Road near Mill Road and go up to the abundant unusual flora on the rocky outcrop on Blackbutt Plateau. We have a steep climb. A bit of hands and feet for a couple of hundred metres until we join the ridge track above the private property. We continue up till we reach the plateau with the flora where there is good outlook for lunch. We return the same way. Distance 13 km Grade 4 Burringbar Map

Leader Steve 0414312917  0266840378   millard.stephen@gmail.com

 

Saturday August 12  Kayaking  Sandon River

This time we will be exploring Candole Creek, the north arm of the Sandon River. Note that we may add a paddle on Lake Arragan on Sun 13 Aug, if it happens to have enough water in it. Details

Leaders Heike and Winston Text/call Winston on 0414997722

 

Sunday August 13 Angourie to Lake Arragon

This is  a beach and headland walk with some board walking. The coastal views are stunning.  Distance 25km return. Grade 2/3

Leaders Bill and Ruth on 0409151378 or at presidentnrbc@gmail.com

 

Saturday August 19 to Sunday August 27 Blue Mountains and Six Foot Track Option

One day walks in the Blue Mountains plus Six Foot  Track option staying in the Eco Lodge. Based at Blackheath Glen Caravan Park.

Six Foot Track Option August 24 to August 25  Leader John F. 0438527286   This will involve a car shuffle to make the walk 2 days, 1 night. Staying at the Eco Lodge either in a cabin or  camping in the grounds. Please register with John if you wish to walk the Six Foot Track and have booked your accommodation at the  Six foot track Eco Lodge

We will arrrive on August 19 ready to start walking on the Sunday. A programme of day walks featuring the best walks in the Blue Mountains.There will be a choice of walks depending on the weather conditions. Walks planned are National Pass, Ruined Castle, Sassafrass Gully, Lockley Pylon / Fortress Rock, Grand Canyon / Rodriguez Gully, Pierces Pass and Blue Gum Forest

Please book your own accommodation.  NRBC members will receive a 15% discount

Tel  02 4787 8101  email  blkheath@tpg.com.au  | www.bmtp.com.au . Please register with Ian after booking you accommodation

Leader Ian 0459496194

 

Sunday August 20 to Tuesday August 22 Orange Bluff

Sunday a 2hr drive from Blackheath to Kanangra Walls or camp overnight at Boyd River camp ground . Walk  Monday walk to river via Coal Seam Cave and Brumby Ridge, 11km, 850m descent to Orange Bluff. Camp overnight nights at Orange Bluff and return on Tuesday up Brumby Ridge to Kanangra Walls. Need plenty of warm clothes as it can get very cold.  Leaders Paul and John F.0438527286

 

Wednesday August 23 to Saturday August 26 Kanangra Circuit Walk

Walk from Kanangra car park along Gangerang Range to Ti Willa Plateau and camp at 100 man cave. Explore Ti Willa Plateau and creek and return to cave or time permitting walk to Mt Cloudmaker and then down a ridge to camp at Kanangra Creek. Next day walk upstream to another ridge back up to Gangerang Range and return to Kanangra car park. Grade Exploratory. Maps Kanangra and Yerranderie.

Leader David 0427 298339 or email tinar@lis.net.au

 

Sunday August 27 to Thursday August 31 NRBC has rented the Pittwater Youth Hostel Fully Booked

To get to the Pittwater YHA hostel we catch the ferry from Church Point to Halls Wharf. We walk up the hill to the hostel, using the wheelbarrows where possible.(Graeme will provide info on public transport, carparking and food shopping details a bit later). You will need to bring your own sheets, towels and pillow cases. No alcoholic spiritsw are allowed. (Beer and wine fine!)

Hiking. From the rear of the hostel we take the Towlers Bay track up to the West Head Road (Note: Towlers Bay is now know as Morning Bay, but some old signage is still around). We walk along this sealed road and take any of the western tracks as our walks including: Topham Track; America Bay Track; Challenger Track. They’re all worthwhile and it’s probably worth exploring the three if we have time. West Head itself is probably too far to hike but well worth the visit so my suggestion would be we access this headland by car and do a walk once at West Head (see the attached map).

Kayaking. We will take the kayaks to Coasters Retreat and walk up the Basin Track to view the aboriginal engravings gallery. These are quite extensive. There are 6 double kayaks. Other kayak trips can be organised if this is attractive to members.

Relaxing. The hostel environment is so beautiful and tranquil some people may prefer to spend a day or two of leisure, reading a book or doing their own thing around the hostel.

Here is the link to the park that may be of assistance to those coming along on this trip -

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov. au/visit-a-park/parks/Kuringgai-Chase-National-Park

Staying at The Pittwater Youth Hostel we will explore some of the best of Sydney’s non-coastal walking tracks

Leader Graeme 0410667090

 

 

 

Blackheath Caravan Park Six Foot Track Eco Lodge