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 November 4 and Sunday November 5  Canyoning Burnett Creek Mt Barney NP.

Friday afternoon drive 4WD on the mountains trails for 15km and set up camp at the rabbit fence.  Next morning we will walk to the top of the creek and commence the drop of over a hundred metres. The days will be long in November so we should be able to have a leisurely, cool, thrilling adventure.  An epic event 5 falls and several slides in a row, a real thrill.   Changed to Sat 9:00am rendezvous  Woodenbong

Grade 7 Abseiling Club members only Leader Shane 0427 557823  or shane@mse.net.au

 

Saturday November 4 Rowlands Creek Jerusalem NP

A walk along Rolands Creek. We start at the end of Middle Range Road Jerusalem NP, walk down a fire trail to Rolands Creek. We walk downstream, go up a side creek to the bottom of a waterfall near Nunga road, there are plenty of pools. We go upstream to the base of Hell Hole Falls. We scramble steeply uphill to the top of the falls where there is a local popular swimming hole. We then continue uphill on the fire trail to return to our start. Grade 4. 9 km. Map Buringbah. Leader Tom 0413398395

 

Sunday  November 5 Paddle Simpson’s Creek, Brunswick Heads

This is a relaxing and beautiful paddle that follows the creek as it makes its way south from Brunswick Heads through the Tyagarah Nature Reserve. The high tide of 1.89 m at 10:10am will enable us to explore mangroves and to reach the end of the navigable part of the creek. Crystal clear water, birds, fish, great scenery and few people! Distance: 12-15km; Grade:  Medium,  Leader:  Peter  peter.farmakis@gmail.com   0488 715 565      

 

Friday November 10 to Monday November 13 Dorrigo Mountain Resort

A weekend of Walking in the rainforest and in the cooler high areas based in Dorrigo. There will be easier and harder walks on the itinerary. Cost for camping is $30 pn  for 2 , $25 p n for 1. All sites are powered. Cabins are available They each cost $70 pn for a family ( double bed, 2 bunk beds and a divan) or a double featuring a double bed. Linen, toweling excluded. To book a cabin please ring 0266572564. No need to book a campsite. Please register with Ian. There will be a happy hour each evening – you should bring a folding picnic chair.

Friday Afternoon Stroll Wonga Walk Rainforest Centre Dorrigo

A 5km Grade 1 walk past Crystal Shower Falls, Tristania Falls, ancient trees, fungi in very special rainforest. Meet at the Rainforest Centre start of Skywalk at 2.30 pm

Saturday Cathedral Rock and Woolpack Rocks

Walk from Barokee to Native Dog Campground via Cathedral Rock and the Woolpacks. Distance 12km Grade 2 (Grade 3 if option taken of climbing to the summit of Cathedral Rock) Map Ebor We will eat out at the Dorrigo hotel on the Saturday evening

Sunday Rosewood Creek Blackbutt Track Dorrigo Option Casuarina Falls

Joint Walk with the Clarence Valley Bushwalkers Club

Walking from the Never Never Picnic Area along the Blackbutt Track via the Red Cedar Falls Circuit. Map Brooklana Distance 12 Grade 2 Option Red Cedar Falls adds 5 km with a down and back up from the Falls..

Option Casuarina Falls Circuit Walking from the Never Never Picnic Area Grade 1 Distance 5km

Monday Mt Hyland Lucifers Thumb and the Escarpment Walk Chaelundi NP

We will start the day with a 3km Grade 2 circuit walk around the summit of Mt Hyland in a cool temperate rainforest followed by the spectacular walk to Lucifers Thumb via Chaelundi Falls and continue on to the Escarpment Track that offers glimpses of the Guy Fawkes River 700m below. Map Chaelundi Distance  8 km Grade 2  Leader Ian 0459496194

 

Saturday November 18 Mt Barney-Mezzanine Ridge

Weather permitting only. Grade 7

Meet at Yellowpinch carpark, Mt Barney NP at 5.00am. (First light 5.18, sunrise 5.45).

Start the walk as soon as possible as it will take about six hours to reach the summit.

The walk in, is the same as the South Ridge. Shortly after entering the National Park, where the track/road divides, we start ascending Mezzanine Ridge, which once you’re on it, it is very obvious. Three hours later we should be at the extended razorback section to have morning tea with views. The razorback section is a treat. Safe for people with a head for heights and worth doing, for it alone. For safety, a rope or tape will be used to descend off the end of the razorback into the saddle. After a short rocky climb up the other side of the saddle we follow an obvious track (if it is still there, nine years since I last climbed it and any fires etc.). Before we reach the cliff line, we avoid turning left off it, and stay high (on an obvious track which is easy to miss). This leads us to a steep, rather narrow exit crack which leads us up through the cliff line and onto the rocky summit plateau. Once through the exit crack we pick our way through the scrub and boulders to arrive at the summit at 11.00am (six hours after the start) where we will have an early lunch. Time permitting, I’d like to descend the Mezzanine Ridge as I have never descended it before and the entry into the exit crack through the cliff line will be fresh in our minds. If time or conditions don’t permit this descent, we’ll probably descend the SE ridge. If the ascent takes us six hours, the descent should take us five hours & if we descend the SE ridge that should take three and a half hours.

Leader Karl: 0417 549 791, Email: sprogis@bigpond.net.au

 

Saturday November 18 to Sunday November 19 Overnight walk Mt Nardi and Blackbutt Plateau

We walk from Mt Nardi across Doon Doon Saddle via the Historic Nightcap Track, camping on the headwaters of Coopers Creek near the old flying fox, then over Mt Jerusalem to Blackbutt Plateau, descending into Wilson's Creek Valley near Mill Rd. Grade 4.

Leader Steve 0414312917 66840378 millard.stephen@gmail.com

 

Saturday 18th November, Dorroughby Grass, Whian Whian Falls, Tehuti Falls and Protestor Falls.  

Dorroughby Grass is an easy 500m walk, near Dunoon (views and interpretative signs), followed by swims at 2 local hippy swimming holes (100m walking each, a little bit of scrambling near the falls). Then Protestor Falls 1.4km return. 26 km of driving between sites. Bring lunch and swimmers. No sunscreen in the swimming holes. Grade 2. Leader Michael Smith koonorigan@gmail.com

 

Sunday November 19  Kayaking Teven- Ballina

One way paddle from Teven Golf Course down Maguires Creek and Emigrant Creek to West Ballina. Car shuffle required. Details TBA

Leaders Heike and Winston Text/call Winston on 0414997722

 

Saturday November 25 to Sunday November 26  Abseiling Canyoning  Kinnanes Falls and Watsons Falls  

Friday afternoon drive to Koreelah Camp Ground and set up camp next to the creek.  Next morning we will drive to Mt Wilson and walk/scramble to the top of the creek and commence canyoning and the two drops which add to over a hundred metres.  Saturday arvo return to Koreelah to camp Saturday night.  Sunday a short drive and following the rabbit fence line towards Mt Clunie.  Watsons is just a short walk down from the fence.  Another thriller, 3 falls in a row, a real thrill. Grade 7 Abseiling Club members only

Leader Shane 0427 557823  or shane@mse.net.au

 

Sunday November 26 Rocky Creek Nightcap National Park Short Notice

We meet at corner Nightcap Range Road and Rummery Rd Nightcap National Park. Walk west along Rummery Rd, cross the concrete causeway at Rocky Creek until an old logging track on the left. Head south along the traces of the track until we reach Rocky Creek again. Follow the creek on west side where the creek opens into a large crescent shaped lagoon, cross the creek on the south end of the lagoon and return north on the east side. Follow the creek upstream back to the causeway. There are spectacular rock formations, waterfalls, pools, cascades along here. If time we will go upstream from the causeway and back - more nice cascades etc. Back east along Rummery Rd to cars. Some bush bashing and slippery rock scrambling required. May need to step through water 50mm deep in places. Take 4 or 5 hours. Distance ~7km Grade 4 Huonbrook Map Leader Tom 0413398395

 

Wed Nov 29 Club Social Crawford House Alstonville 7 pm