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 2nd September cycle

Lismore to Cawongla cycle with lunch at General Store Cawongla Leader Bob B 0416241417


Sunday September 3 Nightcap NP walk to Unnamed Falls

This will be a morning walk to the top of a waterfall above Snows Gully via Perlite Road and return via the Eastern Fire Break. Morning tea will occur at the waterfall which has great views over Upper Coopers Creek. On return to Rummery Park we will enjoy a bbq at lunch time. Bring a picnic if preferred. Distance approx 8 km Grade 2 Map Huonbrook.    Leader Ian 0459496194


Friday September 8 to Sunday 10  Kwiambal NP camp.    FULLY BOOKED  

A weekend of short easy walks in a lovely NP the club hasn’t visited before.

Kwiambal is west of Ashford, south-west of Tenterfield. The climate is dry and should be warm with cool nights in September. Wildflowers, views, birds, roos and feral (but pretty!) goats abound.

It lies at the junction of the Severn and Macintyre rivers with rocky river gorges, granite boulders, and cool swimming holes. There are 2 NP houses, one accommodating up to 20, but ideally 15-16, the other 6-7. All necessities are provided in lovely modern kitchens. BBQ’s on big verandahs at both. BYO linen. Also a pretty camp ground by the river, to suit tents or caravans…no power. Camping is $6 pp pn, beds in the houses will vary in price but will be very reasonable; eg: if there are 10 people in the large house it will be approx $17.50 pn each. We hope to book both houses. Therefore EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ASAP PLEASE.

Gwen will confirm walk details a bit later, but will vary from a doddle on Friday afternoon to a couple of lookouts and a 2km descent into a rocky gorge and swimming hole, on Saturday a 8-9 km mostly riverside walk with some great views, and on Sunday we may drive to Torrington SCA for a few short but interesting walks, which will be on the way home. There will be plenty of time to explore and rock-hop along the river, swim, or just relax. We will have a communal BBQ at the large house probably Saturday night, and a campfire. And of course our usual shared Happy Hours. Leader Gwen Mc 66547988, 0407846599, mcguinavere@yahoo,


Friday September 8 to Sunday September 10 Bushwalking Pilmgrimage

Bushwalkers of South East Queensland, Central and Northern Queensland (and Northern Rivers)…..

Registration is now open for the 2017 Bushwalking Pilgrimage and forms can be downloaded from the link below.

This year the pilgrimage will be hosted from 8th September at Killarney Show Grounds by YHA Bushies, assisted by the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalkers Club. A detailed walks program and site map will be available on the YHA website closer to the event. The program will also be emailed to all registered participants a few weeks prior to the event. We’ve enjoyed exploring the area over the last six months and can confirm we have discovered some rarely visited beauty spots, along with classic walks of the region. YHA Bushies are aiming for bumper numbers at this year’s event and believe we are offering exceptional value for money with a lot of inclusions, yet managing to keep the costs to what you’ve paid at the previous two events held at Kalbar and Samford. Your $50 early-bird registration will provide:-

·         2 nights unpowered camping at the Show Grounds (powered sites available for an extra $10).

·         A Welcome to Country ceremony by the local Githabul indigenous people on Friday night.

·         Friday night supper; catch-up with other club members and view a DVD of the 1968 Killarney Tornado aftermath that devastated the town.

·         On Saturday participate in exciting new walks or memorable old walks, making new friends from other clubs along the way.

·         Saturday night dinner is included (BYO drinks), to be followed by the Bush Dance starring Ridgee Didge, a popular band from the Southern Downs Region.

·         Sunday morning will be your choice of Yoga, Bike Rides and FMR (Federation Mountain Rescue)  conducting bush safety skills

·         Entry into the Killarney Heritage Museum over the course of the weekend.

·         Entry into the RSL War Memorabilia display over the course of the weekend.

·         Optional cooked breakfast on Sunday (extra $10 cost) in two sittings to accommodate the activities

Two of the walks in the Main Range NP will be led by one of our club members David R. on Saturday and Sunday. Grade 3 to 4 off track. 12 to 15 km or 6 hrs. Maps Killarney and Wilson Peak. Leader David 0427 298339 or email





Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September

Clarence River Canoe Trail, Section 1.  Whitewater canoeing on the Nymboida River.

The Junction Campsite to Nymboida, 24km. BYO canoe and camping gear for bush camping. Car shuffle required. You may be able to share someone else's canoe.  Details

As at 20 August, we have 3 going, and there is space in one canoe.

Leader: Michael Smith


Sunday September 17 Evans Head Spring Flower Walk

Walk from headland at south end of town via pretty bush tracks onto Chinamans Beach. Walk along beach to headland at north end of Bombing Range Beach. Return via beach and tracks close to beach. Approximately 9 km. Grade 2 Leader Heike K. 0438218201


Saturday September 23 Recce Abseil down to Rowland's Creek.  A drop of 100m plus down various features.  A climb/scramble out of the same at a grade of 51%. A walk with gear of approx 4kms.   Experienced and capable club members only.  Grade 7 Contact Shane 0427557823 or  FULLY BOOKED  


Sunday September 24 Jerusalem Creek

A 9km return walk up the beach and back along the Creek, coastal scrub and heath, wildflowers and coffee rock. Lunch at the creek. Grade 2 Meeting 9am Woodburn.

Leaders Bill and Ruth 0409151378 or at


Saturday September 30  Boogarem Falls Koonyum Range

A single 80m abseil and a big scramble suit experienced club members only.

Grade 7 Leader Shane 0427 557823 or


Friday September 29 to Monday October 2 Cycling  and Walking Boonah

Provisional Itinerary A mixture of walking and cycling over the long weekend

If members would prefer to walk then Mt Greville can be climbed on the Saturday and the Mt Mathieson track can be walked on the Monday morning.

Friday  Meet for morning coffee at the Moogerah Café before climbing Mt Edwards. Will lunch at top enjoying the magnificent views to the north.

Saturday There will be a 60 km cycle around Boonah stopping for morning coffee at Kalbar and finishing at the Dugandan Hotel. We will then drive to Mount French and walk around the summit.

Sunday Climbing Mt Cordeaux and Mt Mitchell from Cunninghams Gap – the two most scenic walks the club does regularly.

Monday There will be a 60 km cycle from Boonah stopping at Mt Alford and finishing at the Dungandan Hotel. Accommodation will be at member’s choosing either to camp at the Boonah Caravan Park in the Showground or at either of the two cottages reserved in Boonah . As this event is over a long weekend, there is limited accommodation available and registering with Ian if you wish to reserve a room in a cottage is urgent. ( around $325 for a double over 3 nights or around $135 for a single.)  Leader Ian 0459496194


Bushwalking Pilgrimage Information Registration Form