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

Each Friday morning a club social activity qi gong session is organised by Anna at 7.30 am opposite 60 Lawson St Byron Bay. Breakfast / Coffee follows at The Beach Kiosk.  To be registered for the club qi gong email distribution list please sms Anna on 0421 553027


Saturday June 2 to Sunday June 3 Paddy's Mountain Border Ranges NP

Exploratory overnight pack walk  Paddy's Mtn Traverse, Horseshoe Falls and escarpment lookouts. Involves a car shuffle. Unknown exposure.   Grade 7. Map Brays Creek.

Leader Alan G ph 0490 342 883 or email


Sunday June 3 Mt Jerusalem

The climb starts at Huonbrook with a steep climb up to Jerusalem Mountain Road. There are various lookouts and a Flying Fox platform to inspect on the way to the summit. Distance 9 km Grade 2 Map Huonbrook

Leader Heike K. 0438 218 201 or email


Monday June 4  Short n Easy Brunswick Heads Coastal Heath Walk

This is an early morning easy walk through coastal heathland, and along the unspoilt beach. We will start at the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club and head south along the fire trail into Tyagarah Nature Reserve, then east onto the beach and back to the start point for coffee and breakfast.  Grade 1 Distance 5 km Leaders  Maggie n Julian 0410 663 599


Tuesday June 5 Cabarita to Cudgen Creek Cycle

Social Ride, leaving from Cabarita behind the surf club for an easy flat cycle along cycle paths to Cudgen Creek (10 kms). On the return, we will follow the creek in sections and make a welcome stop at Osteria for brunch/lunch. We will then hop back on our bikes for the final 5 kms return to the cars. Total distance 20 kms, but with the option to ride to and from Osteria (10 kms).

Leader Liz 0414 364 252. (Please register after 2nd June).


Saturday June 9 Boggy Creek Whian Whian SCA

Family friendly minimal impact bushwalking training walk. 4 km return. Start and finish at Minyon Falls.

Leader Suzi R  0457 041 613 


Saturday June 16  Upper Tweed and Oxley Rivers Kayaking

Following an optional morning tea/coffee at the Tweed Art Gallery Café we will launch our kayaks mid morning at Byangum Bridge on Kyogle Rd, (about 4 km south-west of Murwillumbah), to explore the very scenic, upper reaches of the Tweed River and its tributary the Oxley River.

It will be a three-pronged paddle - first we head downstream on the Tweed River to the Bray Park Weir, then retrace our steps and paddle up the Oxley River for our picnic lunch. After lunch we head back to the Tweed River, paddle upstream towards Mt Warning Rd until the river becomes too shallow, then return to our cars by mid afternoon. Each 'prong' involves about 4 kms of paddling, total distance approximately 12 kms, grade Easy to Medium.   Leaders Winston & Heike. Text 0414 997722


Sunday June 17 Goonengerry NP      Fully Booked

Walk through sclerophyll forest along management and other trails to the tops of 3 waterfalls with short off track sections. 12km. Grade 3. Map Huonbrook. Leader David R 0427 298339  or


Monday June 18 to Wednesday June 20 Lamington NP    Short notice walk  Fully Booked

Monday Meet at the old tick border gate at Numinbah gap and ascend Mt Hobwee via the bushrangers’ cave route, then walk along the main border track and Toolona Ck track to Green Mountain, staying overnight at O’Reilly’s Mountain Resort. The next day will be a mainly off track middle ridge traverse to Mt Roberts crossing Canungra Ck and Coomera River, staying overnight at the Binna Burra Lodge.  Day three will be a meander along the Coomera track and back to the Numinbah Gap. Grade 5. Map Beechmont

Leader Simon  0421 705 848    


Thursday June 21 to Thursday July 5 Interlaken Switzerland  

The annual walking trip put on by a selection of Lancashire Rambling Clubs that was supported last year by 20 of our club members. The walks are spectacular away from the main tourist areas. The cost is reasonable. The whole experience is unforgettable. The staff at the hotel, including the owner, Stefan are part of the “family” The rambling clubs have been organising this trip for over 40 years and are experts in ensuring a fully enjoyable holiday on the best of the area’s spectacular walking trails. Social evenings are loads of fun.

Organiser Ian 0459 496 194




Saturday June 23 Eltham Valley Cycle Fully Booked

We will now be starting the cycle at Eltham Pantry 10am. I have changed the route to avoid some big hills and bad road conditions on Boat harbor Road. If you would like to arrive around 9.30 the coffee at the Pantry is excellent. We will leave the Pantry at 10am sharp to Eltham Road then up to Bexhill (biggest rise 150m). Down to Corndale Hall along good DIRT road (Cosy Camp road 5.4kms) and back via Corndale Road to Bexhill (hill). So only two rises of 150m and 30 kms in total...quiet flat roads. We will be preordering lunch at the pantry as it is very busy on a Saturday. Gail and myself enjoyed the Pecan & Spinach Roll as the big seasonal salad was delicious. So need to know numbers by the 20th June.

Please register with the leader Sue P 0422 946 746 or to register.


Monday June 25  Short n Easy Fingal Head and Ukerebagh Walk-on-Water at Tweed Heads

This easy walk starts at Fingal Head where we will walk along tracks and beaches on both sides of the “Giant’s Causeway” and lighthouse. Then short drive to the north side of the Tweed River to the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Tweed Heads South.  We will follow a trail through eucalypt forest, woodlands and swamp forests to the elevated walk-on-water boardwalk section. On return we visit the bora ring, site of many aboriginal ceremonies. Coffee at Twisted Fig cafe  Grade 1 Distance  4km.  Leaders  Maggie n Julian 0410 663 599


Thursday June 28 to Monday July 2 Urunga Cycle (4 nights)   Fully Booked

Thursday: Woolgoolga (drive 2½ hrs from Bangalow):

Cycle Arrawara return, start/finish from cnr Beach & Wharf Sts 17km 200m and/or

Urunga Wonona Head circuit,  start from resort by 3:30 pm 25km 203m

Friday: Bellingen (drive 20 mins):

Promised Land Loop: Bellingen to Gleniffer return 32km 422m on-road, 8km gravel, significant hills, light traffic. Picnic lunch on-route

Half the Bello Loop: Bellingen to Urunga via South Arm Rd, on-road, 25km 400m

Saturday: Mylestom:

Yellow Rock Ride: Raleigh circuit and to Mylestom, start/finish at 8:00 am from resort, 33km 180m, picturesque on-road, bumpy, light traffic, coffee at Mylestom Cafe/Post Office 16-18 George St 66554203, back to Urunga for picnic lunch OR branch off this ride after 26 km and do

Bello Loop: Urunga to Bellingen circuit 39km 580m Yellow Rock Ride: Raleigh circuit, and to Mylestom, start/finish at caravan park, 46km 264m loop, picturesque on-road, very bumpy, light traffic

Sunday: Nambucca Heads (drive 20 mins):

Walk the Nyambagga Walking Trail (400m trail connecting Nambucca Heads to Shelly Beach), drive or walk to Captain Cook's Lookout

Drive to the V-Wall (public graffiti art gallery) and park near the Tavern. Walk to the Rotary Lookout

Cycle on the cycleway along the river to Centenary Drive, approx 10kms return. Drive to Macksville (15 min)

Flat cycle 14 kms return along the river to Gumma Docks, starting from cnr River & Princess St (south side of river),  and then either

Macksville to Newee Creek via Wirrimbi 16km loop 180m 4km unsealed, to experience the beauty of the Nambucca Valley   or

Macksville to Pub With No Beer (lunch) and return 54km 382m

Monday: Coffs Harbour (½ hr drive):

Coffs Creek (botanical gardens), Eastside Circuit and Harbourside, start/finish near Cafe Aqua, approx 22km    

Drive home (2hrs 40mins to Bangalow)   Please contact leader asap to book accommodation

Leader Ruth D 0427 846 372


Saturday June 30 North Pinnacle, Mt Barney NP

Ascend Rocky Creek to North Pinnacle and descend North Ridge. Dry weather only. Grade 6-7. Map Mt Lindesay

Leader: Karl Sprogis 0417 549 791

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