What's On -
Weekend July 31 to August 3 Mt Barney Lodge FULLY BOOKED
Friday afternoon 31 July set up camp at Mt Barney Lodge (book online for 3 nights 31/7, 1/8, 2/8), Limit 10 members with appropriate experience. There will be 3 walks over 3 days from Saturday to Monday. Sequence is to be decided.
Leave Mt Barney Lodge at 6.30am to drive to Drynans Hut. A hard day walk involving some rock scrambling going up to the summit of Mt Maroon and down via two ridges on the southern side. There are views of the eastern cliffs of Mt Maroon plus extensive views of Mt Barney and the surrounding countryside. There is some rock scrambling necessary going up near the summit and coming down to get round a steep section on the SW ridge. You need to cross Mt Barney Creek and depending on how high it is, some wading may be necessary. Take extra water on a hot day. Map Maroon, Length 12 km, Vertical Gain 800 metres, Terrain 4 km forestry roads, 8 km off track with some rock scrambling, Grade 5
Leave Mt Barney Lodge at 7.30am to drive to Drynans Hut. Walk to Paddys Peak and a couple of waterfalls along some ridges with terrific views of Mt Barney and Mt Maroon. Length 9km, Vertical Gain 500 metres, Terrain 2km dirt road, 7km off track and walking pad, Grade 4
Details to be decided. Grade 5
Leaders Peter W 0429 950352 and Michelle MichelleSSMartignoni@gmail.com
Saturday August 1 Mt Barney SE and S Ridges
First light 6.05, sunrise 6.30, sunset 5.19, last light 5.43. Moon 95% full.
Meet at Yellowpinch Carpark, Mt Barney 4.45 am & start the walk in to SE Ridge at 5.00 am. Ascend SE Ridge to East Peak grade 5, estimated time 5 hours (with plenty of breaks). Elevation gain 1000m. Descend via Rum Jungle & S Ridge grade 4, returning to Yellowpinch 4 hours after starting our descent.
Please note this walk will only proceed in good conditions, namely clear blue skies or near to. It will not proceed in rain or if the peak is covered in cloud. Please also note that the ascent & descent times are estimates only as it depends on the ability of the group and how long we take to enjoy various rock scrambling areas (no ropes needed). Limit 6 capable members only.
Some people may prefer to camp overnight at Mt Barney Lodge (Nb. The Mt Maroon – Paddy’s Peak group will be staying 2 nights here 31/7 & 1/8) or Bigriggen campground before driving to Yellowpinch while others may prefer to only meet at Yellowpinch. For more information please see ‘Bushwalking in South-East Queensland.’
Leader Karl S 0417 549 791
Sunday August 9 Tuntable Falls FULLY BOOKED
A pleasant walk down through rainforest along the Nightcap track from Mt Nardi to a T intersection where we turn right. A short distance on we again turn right and follow an old track to the creek - will involve some bush bashing following an overgrown track to the top of the falls, returning the same way. A pretty walk of about 12 -14 km. Grade 3. Group size limit 12. Contact Heike K. 0438 218 201 or email email@example.com
Saturday 22 August - Kayak - Marshalls Creek
Starting at Mona Lane we head across the Brunswick River and into Marshalls Creek. Paddling upstream we have our first stop at the Yum Yum Tree Cafe for a nice hot cup of coffee. From here we head upstream to Billinudgel under the M1 and old railway bridge. We will stop for lunch at a small lake in Ocean shores before heading back with the tide. Distance 18km - Medium. Leader - Graeme M on 0410 667 090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 22 August 6.30pm to 10.00pm VARIETY NIGHT at Moller Pavilion, Bangalow Showgrounds. CANCELLED
Featuring your resident club band, Gone Bush
There will be something for everyone:
- Sing Along - for everyone to join in
- Trivia Quiz
- Open mic segment - please book your slot with the Social Secretary before 22 July
Bring a plate of finger food to share with your table.
Access to Moller Pavillon is via Market Street. We hope to see you there.
Please register by 8 August with the Social Secretary email@example.com
August 28 to September 1, Girraween NP Camp FULLY BOOKED
Limit 16 (two groups of 8), members have the flexibility of staying for only some of the days. Walks will be mostly off track including rock scrambling, negotiating large boulder outcrops and steep sections of rock. Shoes or boots with good grip are mandatory. It may be necessary to use a short rope or tape to negotiate exposed sections at some locations.
There are many places to visit however most likely some of the destinations will be Arrow Rock, Wallangarra Ridge, Valley of the Winds, Slip Rock, Pyramids, Mt Norman, Mallee Ridge, Billy Goat Hill. It will be cool on the Granite Belt so take warm gear. Please book your own campsite at Castle Rock https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/girraween/camping/castle-rock-tent
Organiser Peter W please call 0429 950352
Monday August 31 to Saturday September 5 South West Rocks– Group size limited to 20 FULLY BOOKED
Monday 31st August – South West Rocks – STAY 5 nights
Drive to South West Rocks – 344km from Byron
STAY Ingenia Holidays, Gordon Young Drive, South West Rocks Tel 02 6566 6264. There are options for camping / vans and accommodation in villas.
WALKS are mainly Grade 2/3. This will be the first time I do these walks – so any assistance with leading is welcome. There should be spare time for swimming, whale watching, bird-watching etc.
National Park entry fees apply $8 per vehicle - at some locations.