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


Thursday February 1 to  Friday February 9 Broughton Island and Bushwalking around Port Stephens.

Broughton Island is a treeless, windswept island 12 nautical miles offshore where seabirds nest. You will camp among Muttonbirds, Little Penguins and the Green and Golden Bell Frog. Thursday 1st February, drive to Nelson Bay and move in to your accommodation for 4 nights. We will be doing walks 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14 and 16 from my guide book Monday 5th Feb. board charter boat for Broughton Island, a 1 hr wild boat trip. Camp on Broughton Island 4 nights. High tide is for fishing, snorkelling and free time to explore the island. Each day at low tide there will be a guided walk, numbers 17, 18 and 19 in my guide book. Cost will be about $100 per person for NPWS campsite fee and boat charter, depending on numbers. In addition there will be accommodation costs at Nelson Bay for 4-5 nights. There is a toilet at the campsite. Byo tent, food and water. Michael has been visiting Broughton Island for 30 years. Here is a trip report    Limit: 12 participants (Members only). Grade: 3.

Leader: Michael Smith


Monday February 5 to Monday February 12 Overland Track Tasmania (Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair)

Due to the demand for this walk and the limit on group numbers, there are 2 walking groups doing this pack walk in February. The itinerary for this walk will be similar to that of Tina’s walk. For more information contact Bob

Leader Bob B. 0416241417


Sunday February 11 Terania Creek

We set off from the Terania Creek Car Park and cross the creek and walk through rainforest eventually coming to a cave where we will hold morning tea overlooking a rainforest full of Bangalow Palms. In the afternoon we will return via a wonderful swimming hole, so cossies and towels will be required for the hardy ones. We will lunch here.  On return to the car park we will pay a visit to Protesters Falls. Map Huonbrook Distance 7km Grade 2  Leader Ruth 0427846372


Thursday February 15 to Saturday February 24 The Tarkine

The Bob Brown Foundation has commissioned a report on a proposed 10 day walking track through the Tarkine forests and out to the coast with 2 days of coast walking, finishing at the mouth of the Pieman River with a ferry ride upriver to Corrina. We are planning to hike the proposed route before it is turned into a Grade 3 walk with a graded path and bridges. The detailed route is in the Full Report:

We will be making a halfway food drop on the Western Explorer road.The first 2 days are along tracks used by commercial operators, but then we will be scrub bashing until we reach the coast. Experienced pack walkers only, Grade 4, Leader Steve. 0414 312 917, 6684 0378


Monday February 19  to Monday  February 26  FULLY BOOKED

Trip 1. Overland Track Tasmania (Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair)

The walk is extremely varied, crossing high alpine moors and rocky screes rising to dolerite peaks and travelling through eucalypt and myrtle forests. This is an extended walk (65km) and participants will need to carry their food, equipment and tent (optional) for the 6 days of walking. Includes side trips to Cradle Mtn, Barn Bluff, Mt Emmett, Mt Oakleigh, Mt Ossa, Mt Pelion East (all optional). Maximum Group size 8. Grade 3. Side trips Grade 4 to 5. . Leader: Tina R email  Tel. 0490184545


Saturday  February 24 Club Social Lismore Art Gallery  at 10.15am

We will be visiting the new Lismore Art Gallery to see an exhibition “Unnatural  History: The Tower Hill Project” by Hobie Porter, a well-known local artist.  Hobie Porter has kindly agreed to meet us to talk about his project at 10.15am.  This exhibition commemorates over 160 years since Australian artist Eugene von Guerard painted Tower Hill, Victoria.  Club members who joined the recent trip to the Grampians, will know about this artist and area!  See for further inspiration and look at his U-Tube.  It is free to visit the Art Gallery, but donation welcome. Booking essential with Jenny   We can meet for coffee at 9.30am at gallery (optional).


Wednesday 28 February to Tuesday 13 March 2018   FULLY BOOKED

Trip 2. Tasmania various routes. Possibilities include: 7 day Western Arthurs, 4 day Frenchmans Cap, 4 day Mt Anne Circuit. For very fit and very experienced pack walkers ONLY.  Alternative walks will be planned, as these will only be attempted in favourable conditions. Involves rock scrambling, serious height exposure, pack hauling, in very remote area. Walkers must be totally self sufficient & carry their own camping gear. Maximum group size 6. Grade7. Leader David R email  Tel. 0490184545



Tasmania Trips 1 and 2 Itinerary