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

Check out the Abseiling Page for any club mid week abseils


Wednesday August 2 Boogarem Falls Abseil Recce

Recce Abseil of Boogarem Falls at Koonyum Range

Grade 7 Shane 0427557823


Saturday 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


Saturday August 12  to Sunday August 13 Kayaking  Sandon River and Lake Arragan

This time we will be exploring Candole Creek, the north arm of the Sandon River. Lunch will be enjoyed somewhere along the way. If you're coming to Brooms Head for the Sandon River kayaking on Saturday 12th, why not stay over and join us for a paddle on Lake Arragan as well. Yes, we have confirmed that it is currently full of water, unlike our comical attempt late last year when it was a desert. We'll have a leisurely late morning start, wind our way down the creek leading into Arragan, cross the Lake, then explore the winding narrow creek that flows in from the north west. 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


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  | . Please register with Ian after booking you accommodation

Leader Ian 0459496194





Saturday August 19 to Sunday August 27 Walking in Gardens of Stone and Wollemi NPs

Sat 19 Aug - drive to Capertee, stay at Royal Hotel. Capertee for 3 nights.

Sun 20 to Tue 22 August. Day walks in Gardens of Stone, Mugii Murum-ban SCA.

Blackheath as follows:

Tue 22 to Fri 25 - drive to Newnes, stay in cabin for 3 nights.

Wed 23 to Fri 25 Aug. Day walks in Wollemi NP.

Fri 25 Aug. Drive to Blackheath. Stay at High Mts Motor Inn, Fri 25th & Sat 26th.

Grades exploratory. Map: The Gardens of Stone Visitors map. Topo maps: Glen Alice, Ben Bullen, Cullen Bullen, Mt Morgan.

Leader David Robertson 0427298339 email


Sunday August 20 The Cougals and Boyds Butte  

This walk in the eastern section of Springbrook NP starts along Currumbin Creek and cascades. It has some very steep off track and dense rainforest as well as rocky scrambling sections with good views following a ridge line.  From Mount Cougal east peak we follow the border fence down and an old road to The Garden of Eden Road so a car shuffle will be necessary. Distance 8km  Grade 4.  For members with experience only. Map Springbrook. Detailed map -  Leader Phil S. Tel 66770153   0424301221


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 - 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


Wednesday, August 30, 7pm. Social night at Crawford House, 10 Wardell Rd Alstonville.


Suzie Rosedale on Minimal Impact Bushwalking

Shane Malone showing slides and clips of the amazing abseiling that he has led, right here in our own backyard.

For those members who haven't been to a Club social night, it is a chance over tea and bickies to catch up with friends and a presentation

of a recent activity. All very welcome.




Blackheath Caravan Park Six Foot Track Eco Lodge