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  http://puggle.byethost14.com/bushwalkingPORTstephens.pdf 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  http://www.bushwalkermagazine.org/the%20quartelys/bushwalker391.pdf    Limit: 12 participants (Members only). Grade: 3.

Leader: Michael Smith koonorigan@gmail.com

 

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

 

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. www.overlandtrack.com.au . Leader: Tina R email tinar7724@optusnet.com.au  Tel. 0490184545

 

 

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 tinar7724@optusnet.com.au  Tel. 0490184545

 

 

Tasmania Trips 1 and 2 Itinerary