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

 

 

July 12-13 Springbrook Club Weekend

The club has booked Koonjewarre, Springbrook to stay for 2 nights – with meals being included in the cost of our lodging.  There will be walks and a number of other activities planned for the weekend.  On Saturday night, the Club’s band, Gone Bush, will provide music for dancing, but we will also be calling on others to help with the evening’s entertainment.

Please put this weekend in your diary, as it will be a great opportunity to get together as a club.

Bookings for the weekend can be made after 7 January with Lou social.nrbc@gmail.com  and a deposit will be required to secure your place.   More details about cost and activities will be on the website in 2019.

If you don’t wish to stay at Koonjewarre, there are 11 National Parks tent/campervan sites at The Settlement, which require booking and payment in advance.

 

 

July 22 to 26 2019  Cycle along Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Monday 22nd July – drive to Wulkuraka (2¼ hrs from Bangalow) and stay the night (arrange own accommodation).

Click here for Brisbane Valley Rail Trail itinerary

Register after 1st February.  Leader Jenny 0415447235

 

 

August 2019 Trekking in Ladakh  

More details, Steve 0414 312 917, 6684 0378 millard.stephen@gmail.com

 

 

August 2019  Terania Creek

There will be walk and picnic at Terania Creek to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Terania logging protest that led to creation of Nightcap National Park.

Date and details to be advised.

 

 

Thurs 12 to Thurs 19 Sept Mt Kaputar and Warrumbungle National Parks, NSW

This is a 2-part trip.  You can join for one section or both.   The size of the group will be limited.

National Park camping grounds at both locations have hot showers and flushing toilets.  Drinking water is not provided so bring water for drinking and cooking.  It is not possible to book sites ahead at either location.  At Mt Kaputar, you pay in envelope at campsite (bring change to do this); and at Warrumbungle, you pay at National Parks visitor centre.

 

ITINERARY – SECTION 1

Thursday 12th  Drive to Glenn Innes and stay night - book own accommodation and arrange dinner together (optional).  This stopover is to make our drive the next day manageable.

Friday 13th  Drive to Inverell > Sawn Rocks – 1.5 km return walk and BYO lunch.  Drive to Narrabri > Mt Kaputar National Park.

Mount Kaputar National Park – 3 nights

Caravans are not allowed on the steep road to Mt Kaputar.  There is camping at Dawsons Spring with limited camper trailer parking.   There is another campsite at Bark Hut if required.  There are 3 small National Park cabins at Dawsons Springs.  These can be booked 12 months in advance.

Saturday 14th  Short walks Bundabulla circuit 3 kms (medium) walk and Lindsay Rock Tops 2kms (easy); 2kms return walk to summit; drive to Mt Coryah walk 4km return (medium); and Nature Trail 1.4kms return (easy) near campsite.

Sunday 15th

Car shuffle > Kaputar Plateau walk (medium/hard) 6kms; and later the Governor Track 2kms (medium) return.  Watch sunset at Mt Kaputar summit with almost 360* views.

TRIP LEADER – Contact Jenny - jbcobden@gmail.com  after 1st March.  If you wish to book a cabin you can do that now.

 

ITINERARY – SECTION 2

Monday 16th

Pack up and drive to Coonabarabran > along the way, there may be opportunity to visit Piliga Nature Reserve / Sandstone caves.   Warrumbungle National Park is 36kms from Coonabarabran.  The closest accommodation to NP is the Warrumbungle Mountain Motel, 882 Timor Road – 20 mins drive away.  It has a mixture of self-catering rooms with kitchenette and a restaurant (check website for current details)….OR you can stay at

Warrumbungle National Park – 4 nights

Camp Blackman has facilities for camping, trailers and vans with 32 powered and 70 unpowered sites.  This is a Dark Sky Park…with exceptional starry nights (with some rules about using lights). There is a possibility of an overnight hike depending on interest.

Tuesday 17th Walks / activities to be advised before 1st March.

Wednesday 18th  

Thursday 19th  

Other activity options > Piliga Forest Discovery Centre at Baradine or Sliding Springs Observatory

TRIP LEADER - Contact Gail -  gailpb@live.com.au  after 1st March.

 

 

Saturday October 5 to Sunday October 20 Walking Tour in Southern Japan

Click here to download the Southern Japan Itinerary

For more information contact Ian 0459496194

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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