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 July 1 Tuntable Falls

A pleasant walk down through rainforest from Mt Nardi, all on track, to a T intersection where we turn right. A short distance on we again turn right and follow the track to the creek. We follow a track which follows the creek to the top of the falls, returning the same way. A pretty walk of about 12 km. Grade 2  Leader Heike K. 66281880  0438218201

 

Saturday July 1 to Sunday 2nd NIghtcap beginners overnight hike

Ideal shakedown walk for those who want to try overnight walking close to home with some possible assistance with equipment.

The walk will be along Rummery Rd to Tungun rd, on to Hidden Valey where we will camp overnight, returnig to Rummery Park on Sunday afternoon. 25km, Leader Steve, 0414 312 917 6684 0378 millard.stephen@gmail.com Grade 3

 

 

Thursday July 6 to Monday July 17 Cycling around Lake Constance

https://www.augustustours.de/en/cycle-holidays/lake-constance-cycle-path/lake-constance-12days.html

Travel Insurance is essential and you will be asked to give details before departure.

Leader Ian 0459496194

 

Saturday July 8 Cycling Broadwater to Coraki

We meet at Broadwater. Travelling south on the Pac Hwy, turn right after the Sugar Mill and cross the bridge, bear left and park about 100m up in a car parking area off on the left. We cycle along the Broadwater Coraki Rd turning into Kilgin Rd that takes us to Woodburn for morning coffee. OPTION Join us for the cycle at Woodburn. We then ride to Coraki along peaceful country lanes and enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Richmond River. We return the same way. Total Distance 70 km ( Option 38 km) No Hills  Leader Ron 0423357440

 

Sunday July 9 Salty Lagoon Broadwater National Park

Walkers will meet at the seaward end of Broadwater Beach Road (accessed just a short distance south of Broadwater on the Broadwater Evans Head Road) at Broadwater Headland, and will walk the 5km to Salty Lagoon. Half of the walk will be along access and fire trails through coastal heath and scrub, which should be nicely in flower at the time. Bird watchers will have a field day. There is a tiny (50m) section of easy bush bashing. The second half of the walk will be along the open sandy beach. We will have lunch at Salty Lagoon. The return 5km walk will be up the beach and probably back along the trails. Depending on the tide, there may be an option for a group to scramble along the beach and coffee rock outcrops back to Broadwater Headland. We will celebrate this famous club walk at the end of the walk with tea and cakes at the picnic area at the nearby Finns Trail picnic area. Bring lunch, morning and afternoon tea and the usual sunny weather gear. Total distance 10km, grade 2-3. Map 1:25,000 9539-1N Woodburn.

Contact Bill and Ruth on 0409151378 or at presidentnrbc@gmail.com

 

Saturday July 15 Iluka/Yamba walk.

This is a little different from our usual Iluka walk. Beach, bush and riverside tracks, a beautiful ferry trip to Yamba, even an on board bar!. Then around a couple of headlands and Convent beach and back to ferry. BYO afternoon tea on board, (drinks, snacks available for sale though) as finish will be later than usual because of limited ferry timetable. Return to Iluka Bluff via the World Heritage rainforest. Easy grade 2 approx 16km. (Option 12km) Fares: $16 return, seniors and concession $8 return. Car sharing from Cedar St Woodburn

Leader Gwen Mc, 66547988, 0407846599,  mcguinavere@yahoo.com.au

 

Sunday July 16  Kayaking Iluka to Esk River.

One way paddle upstream from Iluka harbour through the Clarence Estuary and to the mouth of the Esk River through a series of channels between islands to the Bill Weiley Bridge near Woombah. Lots of bird life and variety of scenery. Car shuffle required. For some members this may dovetail nicely with Gwen's Iluka/Yamba walk on Sat 1 Apr.  Grade: Medium. Distance: 11-12km. Maps: Woombah & Yamba. Leaders Heike and Winston Text/call Winston on 0414997722

 

Saturday 22 July - “Three Tops” -  Wollumbin National Park.

These peaks, of approx 600 m, are located about 3 km north of Wollumbin, Mt Warning in the Tweed Valley.  Access will be through private property (dependant on approval from the landowner) starting from Carilla Place, off Tyalgum Rd, about 14 km west of Murwillumbah.  The walk up will be mainly off-track, with some steep sections on rocky outcrops and a significant amount of pushing through scrub. The rewards are great views (Tweed Valley & Springbook etc to the north, Mt Warning up close to the south), variety of vegetation and an energetic workout! The return journey will be via two small peaks to the east, with some rock scrambling, and then down a well-defined, long-ish ridge to Hidden Valley Rd.  The final part of the walk is down Hidden Valley Rd and then a short walk along Tyalgum Rd back to the start.Total duration will be 5 - 6 hours. Limit of twelve walkers. Grade 6. Map – Murwillumbah, 1:25,000. There is an open invitation to camp at Cam & Cecily’s cottage on Saturday night for anyone interested, particularly those that are also doing the (easier) walk across to Mt Warning Road on Sunday. Leader Cam 0413 117 142

 

Sunday 23 July  Tweed Valley cross country walk: Eungella to Rainforest Café (Mt Warning Rd)

This walk is exclusively through private property and passes through banana plantations, grazing land & open forest.  It mainly follows farm vehicle tracks & climbs into a hidden valley with intimate views of Wollumbin, Mt Warning & other surprises.  Lunch will be at the Rainforest Café & will be followed by an optional return walk, via the same route, back to Eungella.  The distance is about 8 km one way with an elevation gain (& fall) of about 350 m.  Limit of 20 walkers. Grade 2. Leader Cecily, 02 6679 3285.  Map: Burringbar (1:25,000).

 

Sunday July 30 Minyon Circuit  Nightcap NP

We will meet at Rummery Park and walk to the top of Minyon Falls along the Boggy Creek Track. We will continue on the Minyon Circuit descending to the base of Minyon Falls for morning tea. We then climb up to Minyon Grass where we will return to Rummery Park by means of a car shuffle. We will then enjoy a bbq lunch. Bring a salad to share and folding chairs and a picnic table if you have one. Map Huonbrook Grade 2 Distance around 9 km. Leader Ruth 0427846372