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

 

Saturday December 2 Cycling Christmas Party Ewingsdale

Cycle into Byron for morning coffee and then to Suffolk Park, Broken Head for ice cream and return to Ewingsdale for a dip in the pool, a bbq and a game of donkey table tennis followed by lots of live music featuring  our bush band. Being Christmas there will be other routes decided on the day so all can enjoy a cycle ride. Open to all club cyclists and their member partners. Please bring meat or equivalent to bbq and nominate a plate of something to share (nibbles, salads, or dessert) on registration. Bring a folding chair. This is traditionally the biggest cycle of the year so if you have a cycle, then join us for a fun day.   Leader Ian 66847733

 

Saturday December 2 to Sunday December 3 Abseil Lynch's Creek abseil. Border Ranges NP.  

Friday night camp at Forest Top.  Early pre-dawn start with car shuffle organized.

Off track from Forest Range Road following the creek down to the valley floor.  A multitude of continuous difficult abseils.  Then follow the creek downstream for about 2.5km before heading directly uphill to Forest Tops.  This part is an extremely arduous 600m climb that is at least 70%.  Limit of 4 participants because of time constraints.  Grade7+  Only very competent Club Abseiling Members  Leader Shane 0427 557823 or shane@mse.net.au

 

Monday December 4 Paddle Marshalls Creek, Brunswick Heads  

We will paddle along Marshalls Creek heading North from Brunswick Heads to New Brighton, then South Golden Beach (optional side trip) and finishing at Billinudgel.  Most of the waterway is sheltered by Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Marshalls Creek Nature Reserve, which feature distinctive coastal vegetation including mangroves, sea hibiscus, saltmarsh, floodplain swamp oak, and littoral rainforest.  The shallow conditions are perfect for oysters and water birds. This paddle has been timed to take full advantage of the unusually high tide allowing us to navigate the shallow waters.  High tide (2.0 m) will be at 9:50 am at Brunswick Heads and Low tide (0.13 m) at 4:54pm.   Distance: 16 km (or 20km with optional side trip)  Grade: Medium

Leader:  Tim   tshanasy@gmail.com  0403 201 670

 

Sunday December 10 Nunga Road Mt Jerusalem National Park

Short 1 to 1 1/2 hour off track walk to an interesting sandstone rock outcrop and back. About 2 km total. There is about 50% canopy cover to give us some shade if it’s a hot day. About half the walk is on tracks, and then we go off the track for the rest. Fairly easy off track, but watch out for sharp sticks on the ground, slippery dry leaves on the sloping ground, one place where you slide down on your backside for 1/2 m, you will need proper shoes or boots, gaiters or long pants. We park 5 km from Crams Farm, at the locked gate at the end of Rockface Road.  We then return to Crams Farm for the start of the party. Distance 2km Grade 3 Huonbrook Map Leader Tom 0413 398 395

 

Sunday December 10 Club Christmas Party Clarrie Hall Dam Dairy

Crams Farm is a stunningly beautiful venue and we will have a great day.  The Dairy will be available to us exclusively all day so we will have plenty of time to walk, bird watch and kayak.  This year we are asking participants to bring a Christmas decoration, the bigger the better, as the object of the exercise is to “Deck the Dairy”. Catering will be as usual, i.e. bring a salad or dessert to share. BYO drinks and meat if required (there are bbqs).   If you have a Christmas tablecloth you can bring, that would be great. The club bush band will supply the music so bring your dancing shoes.

Please contact Steve 0414312917 0266840378  millard.stephen@gmail.com  to book in and arrange your food contribution

 

Friday December 15 to Sunday December 17 Border Ranges Camp

We will be camping at Sheepstation Creek whilst the rest of the world will be doing their Christmas Shopping. Maximum daylight hours will make this a great time of the year to camp. Sites are available for tents, campervans and car camping. You will need to bring drinking water. The cost is $6 pp per night plus park entry fees. Arrive Friday afternoon and set up camp. We will walk to nearby swimming holes in the rock pools on the Rosewood Loop before returning to camp for happy hour. On Saturday we will enjoy walking along the Booyong Track stopping for a dip again in one of the rock pools near camp. Distance 10 km. On Sunday we will hike along the Brindle Creek Track (12 km return) in pristine rainforest, past waterfalls to the Antarctic Beech picnic area for lunch before returning back to the cars. Some experienced walkers may want to walk down the creek. Both on track walks are Grade 2.  Leader Kirsten 0413535950

 

Saturday December 16 and Sunday December 17  The Warrazambil Creek Recce abseil. Border Ranges NP.

Friday night camp at Forest Top or Sheep Station Creek.  Early pre-dawn start with car shuffle organized.  Off track from Forest Range Road following the creek down to the valley floor.  What lies ahead is completely unknown.  If you have been on the Black Hand Mountain walk this starts the same but will follow the creek just West of Black Hand and East of Paddy's Mountain.  Suspect it will be a multitude of continuous difficult abseils.  Then follow the creek downstream for about 2.0km to Warrazambil Creek road below Shah Mohammad Saddle.  This has never been attempted by any club member before or possibly anyone for that matter.   It will be limited to 4 extremely competent participants.  We will be carrying a lot of gear so could also be laborious.  Willing to change the dates to accommodate the right people.  Grade7+ Only very competent Club Abseiling Members

Leader Shane 0427 557823 or shane@mse.net.au

 

Thursday December 28 Barefoot Bowling Bangalow Bowlo

Late afternoon barefoot bowling starting at 4.15 pm. Hopefully not a repeat of last year when the club closed the green on us after we had booked it. In any case it will not matter as Brian and Judy will be on hand to supply lots of substitute games. We will stay on for dinner later. Booking is essential and must be made by first thing Wednesday morning after Boxing Day. Organiser Ian 0454961194