What's On - April

Three days notice must be given to the Leader if you want to participate in any of the walks.

A club cycling event is held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. See the Cycling Page for further details. Qigong sessions are held each Tuesday morning in Ballina and Friday morning in Byron Bay

Monday April 1 Mt Warning

A 8.8 km return climb up Mt Warning (1156m) mainly through rainforest with a short scramble up rocks supported by a chain to access the summit. Grade 3

In the afternoon we drive to Binna Burra Lodge via Natural Arch. On Tuesday the Coomera Circuit 19km Grade 3 and the optional Lower Bellbird Circuit 13 km Grade 2 will be offered. On Wednesday Ships Stern Circuit 22 km Grade 3 and Daves Creek Circuit 13 km Grade 2 will be walked. Leader Ian 0459496194

Saturday April 6 Abseil Mulgum Falls Mt. Nardi

Off Googarna Road/Trail about 1~2km walk in then 80m ~ 90m double pitch. You will get wet but wetsuit not required. Hefty scramble back to the top. Leader Shane 0427 557823 or email abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

Sunday 7th April Creek above Protesters Falls, Nightcap NP

We walk up the overgrown McKay's track at Terania Creek and then circle around and well above Protester Falls. There are a number of small falls, cascades and picturesque swimming holes on the Creek where we will have lunch. We then scramble off-track further uphill before descending by an easy spur down into Terania Creek about 1km upstream from the picnic ground where we will have an early afternoon tea. 7km, 350m climb, Grade 3. Leader Steve 0414 312 917 millard.stephen@gmail.com.

Friday 12th Saturday 13th Sunday 14th April Abseil Thru Walk - Lynch's Creek Warrazambil Wilderness (Not an easy abseil).

Friday Camp at Forest Tops. Saturday start really early, we want to be at the top of the falls by 9:00 ish, and it is all off track and thick scrub. The start point is at the Pinnacle Car Park. We follow the creek gulley as it progresses from nothing to a good flow over the edge. From then on its one big drop after another. I remember seven or eight. Some are into pools and some onto rock slabs with the occasional slippery tree truck. It will take all day to get us all down to the bottom. Wetsuits are required as it gets very cool in the breeze of the falls waiting around all wet. Setting up anchors and retrieving ropes can add a lot of time to each pitch. So need to be focused. Once at the bottom there will not be enough daylight to make it out so will have to make camp beside the creek. Last time we left the camp spot at about 9am and were back at Forest Tops at 1pm. This time if we have time we will make a little detour up a side creek to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Be aware that the climb back up to Forest Tops is vertically 400m with a grade of 33% and we will be carrying gear. I have to limit the participants to 6 including myself due to time constraints. Leader Shane 0427 557823 or email abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

Sunday 14 April Lost Valley via Watts Folly Rd, Nightcap NP

We will use all-wheel drives to drive up North Rocks Rd to the locked gate into Nightcap National Park and then walk along Peates Mtn Rd, then down Watts Folly Rd, lunch at the creek and then returning via the club's usual route into Lost Valley. 10km, Grade 3. Leader Steve 0414 312 917 millard.stephen@gmail.com

Tuesday 16 April Kingscliff ShortnEasy Walk

From Kingscliff we will walk through the park along the creek to the mouth, and then along the beach to Salt, returning along the footpath. About 5km. We could either break for a coffee at Salt, or grab a coffee at Kingscliff on our return. We will start from Ed Parker Rotary Park, adjacent to the Cudgen Creek Bridge on Sutherland Street Kingscliff at 9 am. Plenty of parking there.

Leader Martin F mob 0415 465618

Friday April 19 to Monday 22 Gibraltar Range-Washpool World Heritage Walk FULLY BOOKED

A 4 day pack walk of 60 km on good tracks through very diverse scenery with granite tors, waterfalls, swamps and rainforest.

Day 1 - 8am start, Mulligans campground to Coombadjha campground via Granite lookout & worlds largest coachwood forest.

Day 2 - Option to do Washpool walk in the morning 8.5 klm circuit then to Grassy Creek campsite

Day 3 - Grassy Ck to Boundary falls campground with options of climbing the Haystack plus side trip to Duffer falls

Day 4 - Boundary falls to Mulligans campground with side trip to Dandahra Crags for spectacular views over area.

Water is available at all campsite plus toilets except for Grassy ck, cold weather gear is recommended because of the altitude & good physical fitness is required. Group size limited to 8 with several spots available at this stage.

Leader Kevin W preferrable by email kevwebster@yahoo.com or (ph 0467885454)


Friday April 19 to Monday April 22 - Lamington National Park - O’Reillys to Christmas Creek FULLY BOOKED

After leaving two cars at the Christmas Creek end & a possible brief day walk from Stinson Park, the plan is to camp at O’Reillys on Friday night and then do the three day classic pack walk through to Christmas Creek – via Echo Point, Rat-a-tat hut remote camp site (Saturday night), Mt Throakban, Point Lookout, Stinson remote camp site (Sunday night), then steeply downhill, via Westray’s grave to the end of the Christmas Creek road and the waiting cars. Day 2, in particular, will be quite challenging: there is likely to be much lawyer vine & fallen trees without much of a foot pad – up to 8 hours of walking. Grade 5. Group size is limited to eight. Leader Cam, 0413117 142.

Saturday April 20 Cudgera Creek Paddle at Hastings Point

Cudgera Creek is a shallow sheltered estuary that is attached to the Coral Sea at heavenly Hastings Point. It is a wonderfully non-threatening environment for anyone who has never been paddling before and a fantastic place for experienced paddlers to relax and go with the flow. We will be launching from the beach adjacent to the Hastings Point Foreshore on Tweed Coast Road in Hastings Point. The GPS coordinates are 28° 21′ 31.6″ S, 153° 34′ 27.2″ E.

The plan is to paddle to the weir on the western arm of Cudgen Creek and back. We will have morning tea in the Hastings Point Foreshore park after we return. Total distance = 9km with grade easy.

Leader Scott R email scott@globalpaddler.com.au or text 0413 756 414

Saturday April 27 Uralba NR Walk

Mostly on trails through the woods, some old road bits, one steep section with creek crossing. Short steep off-track excursion around fence. Occasional views from escarpment to ocean and north to Ballina. Some fallen trees may have to be negotiated. Approx. 10 km. Grade 2. Map Wardell. Leader Heike K. 0438218201 or email heikekerber@yahoo.com.au

Saturday April 27 Paddling Film Festival Star Court Theatre Lismore POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER


Saturday April 27 Blackbutt Plateau, Mt Jerusalem National Park Walk

We climb up a very steep path to the plateau which was the scene of preservation battle in the early 80's. The plateau is known for its extensive snow lichen in the open rocky areas. Extensive views from our lunch spot. We return the same way. This is a very long day. We have permission to ascend/descend through private property which makes the walk a little easier. Grade 3, 12km.

Leader Steve 0414 312 917 millard.stephen@gmail.com

Saturday 27th April Abseil Kinannes Falls Main Range NP Qld. I think that we all know it by now , follow the link for video.

Saturday Night Koreelah Camp

Sunday 28th April Abseil Watsons Falls Mt Clunie NP NSW / Main Range NP Qld. There is plenty of information about.

Follow the link or Google it you will find us there.

I believe that the recent rain will have flushed out the creeks and it should be perfect. Best we do this before it gets too cool. I think 6 participants is a good number.

Leader Shane 0427 557823 or email abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

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