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 June 3  Hidden Valley (Nightcap National Park)

Nightcap NP, SW of Mullumbimby, NSW contains many wonderful walks, this is one of them. We walk to 3838 Chasm a huge crack in the rock forming the escarpment overlooking the Wanganui Gorge and Coopers Creek. We walk along the bottom of the crack amidst lush rainforest and massive boulders. Some rock scrambling is required here. We climb out to a lookout for morning tea. A small amount of exposure on the climb out. We then return . Distance 9 km Grade 4 Map Huonbrook

Leader David W.66337017

 

Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 Cycling Long Weekend

Option to stay at the Tyalgum hotel over the weekend tel no.66793229  tyalgum_hotel@bigpond.com over the weekend. When booking say you are from the NRBC Or Cam & Cecily are happy to have people stay (nil cost) at their place, at Eungella, about half way along Tyalgum Road.  They have a small cottage (one double bed & two single beds) that is available and there is plenty of space for camping (tent or campervan). There is also the possibility of a campfire in an adjacent paddock.  Please call Cam direct (0413 117 142) if you like to “book in” with them.

Saturday meet at the junction of Tyalgum Rd and Kyogle Rd at 9 am and cycle into Tyalgum. We then explore the Tweed Valley by following Tyalgum Creek Rd as far as we can before returning to Tyalgum. We then cycle to Chillingham and continue on to Upper Crystal Creek where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. After lunch we return to the start of the cycle. Distance around 65 km  if the full route is cycled.

Leader Ian 0459496194

Sunday We meet at Uki at 9 am ( The old Buttery car park – turn right before the pedestrian crossing driving in from Murwillumbah) and explore Rowland Creeks Rd and Chowan Creek Rds before heading back to Uki for morning coffee. We then drive along Kyogle Rd to the junction with Doon Doon Rd. We cycle along Doon Doon Rd to Crams Farm on Clary Hall Dam for a picnic lunch. either exploring Midginbil Rd on the way or on the return. We will stop at the Uki pub for a drink on the way back. Distance around 45 km. Leader Faye 0427867626

Monday We will meet at the Tweed Endeavour river Cruise car park at 2 River Terrace Tweed Heads at 9 am. We will follow the river then make our way to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast Cycleway before returning via Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creeks. We will stop for morning coffee en route and have a picnic lunch at one of the creeks. Leader Ian 0459496194

 

Saturday June 3 to Sunday June 4  Abseil Training Course being held by Federation Mountain Rescue

Our club has been invited to attend this event.  A useful training course for beginners to competent abseilers.  A link to the FMR website and the venues is attached. http://fmrqld.bwq.org.au/  Murphy’s Creek is a small township at the bottom of the Toowoomba range. The training is being based at Murphy’s Creek Escape see attached link: https://www.murphyscreekescape.com.au/  Plan at this stage is for day 1 to be at Murphy’s Creek Escape and day 2 to be at Redcliffs: https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/redcliffs There is a $50 instruction/equipment and camping fee. Coordinator Shane 0427557823  or shane@mse.net.au

 

Sunday June 11 Hayters Hill  cancelled

This walk is on a mix of reserves and the private land of two families – the Hollands and the Trevor-Jones. Both families have links to the original Hayters. We first meet the Hollands who will lead us through parts of their farm with remnant rainforest; regeneration areas, and a cabinet timber plantation. They also have a mountain bike trail, part of which we will walk. After morning tea we continue to the neighbouring property to meet Owen & Julie Trevor-Jones for a look at the Hayters Hill beef cattle and free-range chook and pig enterprises, as we walk across the farm. These are run by their sons Dave and Hugh who sell at Byron and Bangalow Farmers Markets. It’s then a short ramble to the Coopers Shoot trig for lunch with 360 deg panoramic views. After lunch we explore part of the Hayters Hill reserve, finishing around 2.30 -  3 pm back at the cars for a cuppa with more great views. While most of the walk is very open and Grade 2, a small area of Lawyer vine may be encountered and there can be a couple of steepish and slippery creek crossings ie Grade 3. As we are going through private property, there is a limit of 20 participants. In past years, these have filled quickly. On booking, directions will be given to the meeting time and place. A gold coin donation to Brian to pay for the 2 bottles of wine given to teh families would be appreciated.

Leader Brian 66872427

 

Sunday June 18 Cycling around Ballina

A morning ride with a stop for coffee, cycling in the Ballina area – no hills. We will meet at the Scout Hall and cycle into Ballina for morning coffee before heading off for  2 hour cycle and a stop for a picnic lunch. Leader Louise 66816308 0432880729

 

Sunday June 18 Walking Lennox Head Ballina

We will meet at the Shelley Beach Surf Club car park and walk to Rocky Point, Boulder Beach and return. The new pedestrian walkway advertising the history of the local indigenous peoples will be a highlight. Distance about 12 km. Grade 2

Leader Carmel 0414231389  carmeldoth@gmail.com

 

Sunday June 18 -  Kayaking - Lap of Ballina Island  (then Club Social at The Scout Hall Ballina):

Always a good trip. We circumnavigate Ballina township. Start & finish places to be advised closer to the paddle date (due to the challenges this paddle presents depending on wind and tide). This paddle will take place on the morning before the club social at the Ballina Fishos Club. Itinerary may vary according to conditions on the day. Leaders: Winston and Heike: WinstonLamont@yahoo.co.uk  0414 99 77 22

 

Sunday June 18 Mid Year Club Social at the Scout Hall  33 Canal Road Ballina near Ballina RSL Bowling Club  

This event has yet to be planned but will involve walking, kayaking and cycling events in the morning and early afternoon followed by a bush dance and a bbq  at the Scout Hall  which the club has hired from 1 pm.. Bring food, cutlery and plates for the bbq. There is no need to register with Stephen to attend if you are registering for one of the club morning activities. BYO food and alcohol. There will be a very special birthday to celebrate. The club band will be present to accompany a bush dance that will take place in the afternoon. In the evening there will be a campfire. Organiser Steve 0414312917  0266840378   millard.stephen@gmail.com .

 

Thursday June 22 to Thursday July 6  Walking in Switzerland based at Interlaken

Walks include the Jungfrau, Eiger and  the Shilthorn ( Mountain Top HQ of the baddies attacked by James Bond). Grade 2 walks.  The NRBC has been asked to participate in an event organised  by the Torrisholme Rambling Club UK. Ian and Gail (who are members of both clubs) will be participating. The walks are brilliant. The scenery dramatic. Ian will be leading a walk on the summit of the Jungfrau which will be unforgettable. Taking advantage of a Swiss Travel Pass we will be using trains, cable cars and cog railways each day to do incredibly spectacular walks. Choice of walks each day.  For more information contact Ian 0459496194.

 

 Saturday June 24 Christies Creek Mooball NP- changed to 3838 Chasm

Mooball NP is closed so the walk has been switched to 3838, meeting at Rummery Park. The walk ascends towards Peates Mountain and then descends to Fork Fire Trail, and then down into the 3838 Chasm which is an amazing crevase leading into the side of the Wanganui Gorge. Lunch is on a cliff, high up above Wanganui Gorge and opposite Gooengerry Falls #3 on the other side of the Gorge. Return is by a slightly different route, 12km return, Grade 3 Huonbrook map Leader Tom 0413398395

 

Sunday 25 June - “Peak 688” & Brummies Lookout - Wollumbin National Park

These are two separate walks with a short drive and lunch in between.  Lunch will probably be on the banks of the Oxley River, near the village of Tyalgum. “Peak 688” is a 688m high point accessible from Tyalgum Rd, about 5 km east of Tyalgum.  The walk is through open forest, initially on a dis-used fire trail, then (off-track) up a steep, prominent ridge to the top. From the top, after a height gain of about 640m, there are good views between the trees to the north face of Wollumbin, Mt Warning.  We will then retrace our steps back to Tyalgum Rd.  Distance is about 3.5 km each way. Grade 4. Maps: Murwillumbah & Burringbar (both 1:25,000).

After lunch, we will drive up Tyalgum Ridge Road to the locked gate at the boundary of the National Park.  From here, the walk up to Brummies lookout comprises a 3 km walk on a fire trail & then a short, steeper walk on an obscure & rough track to the edge of a cliff face with attendant fantastic views of the south west face of Wollumbin, Mt Warning.  The elevation gain for this walk is about 350m.  We will then retrace our steps back to the locked gate.  Grade 4.  Map: Brays Creek (1:25,000). This day of walks will follow Tom's Christies Ck walk on Saturday. Anyone wanting to make a weekend of it is welcome to camp at Cam & Cec’s cottage on Saturday night.

Leader Cam 0413 117 142

 

 

 

 

 

Map of Interlaken Mountains Switzerland trip Info Walks Wald Hotel Ballina Scout Hall Map