What's On -

July

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

Club cycling events are held on many days each week. See the Cycling Page for further details. See the Qigong Page for details of regular Qigong sessions in Byron Bay and Ballina.




Saturday 6 July Rocky Creek Nightcap National Park

We meet at corner Nightcap Range Road and Rummery Rd Nightcap National Park. Walk west along Rummery Rd, cross the concrete causeway at Rocky Ck until an old logging track on the left. Head south along the traces of the track until we reach Rocky Ck 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. Expect to get your feet wet. Take 4 or 5 hours. Distance 7km Grade 4 Map Huonbrook Leader Tom 0413398395




Saturday 6 July Mezzanine Ridge, Mt Barney NP

Meet at Yellowpinch carpark and start walk-in well before first light. (First light 6.13, Sunrise 6.38, Sunset 5.01, Last light 5.27) Mezzanine Ridge is considerably harder than both the South and South-East Ridges, with an awkward and exposed razorback about halfway and some hard scrub-pushing and route-finding in the upper sections. Start off on the South Ridge track and turn-off and ascend Mezzanine Ridge at the appropriate position. ETA East Peak midday at the latest. Descend Mezzanine Ridge time permitting, if not then descend SE Ridge. Dry weather only. Grade 6-7. Time 5 hours one way. Limit 8 very experienced and fit club members only.

Leader: Karl Sprogis sprogis@bigpond.net.au


Saturday July 6 – Paddle Maguires Creek.

Late morning start, riding the incoming tide upstream towards Teven Golf Course and return. A picturesque stream in the Teven Valley near Ballina. BYO lunch. Distance approximately 12-14 klms, grade easy to medium. Leader Winston. Text please to register 0414 99 77 22.


July 12-14 Springbrook Club Weekend

The club has booked Koonjewarre, Springbrook to stay for 2 nights – with meals being included in the cost of our lodging. There will be walks and a number of other activities planned for the weekend. On Saturday night, the Club’s band, Gone Bush, will provide music for dancing, but we will also be calling on others to help with the evening’s entertainment.

Please put this weekend in your diary, as it will be a great opportunity to get together as a club. The cost of the weekend including accomodation and meals is $130-$134 . Registration closed June 1. Contact Lou M on 0431074462 or social.nrbc@gmail.com

If you don’t wish to stay at Koonjewarre, there are 11 National Parks tent/campervan sites at The Settlement, which require booking and payment in advance.

July 12 to 14 Springbrook weekend walks

Friday pm

Natural Arch 1km, on the way

Purling Brook Falls Circuit 4km or Twin Falls Circuit 4km

Best of All Lookout 600m or Goomoolahra Falls Lookout 200m

Saturday

Warrie Circuit 17km, Leaders Graeme and/or Steve

Warrie Circuit 17km with off track rock scrambling side trip to The Pinnacle 21km, Leader David

Purling Brook Falls Circuit with sidetrip to Warringa Pool 7km, Leader Gwen

Sunday

Twin Falls Circuit 4km, Leader Gwen

Purling Brook Falls Circuit with sidetrip to Warringa Pool 7km, Leader Graeme

Page's Pinnacle off track steep exposed grade 4, Leader Tom

Western Cliff Circuit off track steep grade 4, Leader David


Saturday July 20 Hell Hole Falls Mt 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. Distance 9km Grade 4 Map Burringbar Leader Tom 0413398395


Sunday July 21 Mt Hobwee Walk – 13km return, 800m vertical ascent. About 8 hours. Grade 4.

At 1164m, Mt Hobwee is higher than Mt Warning (1156m). This full day trip will start at the Numinbah Gap border gate (417m). It’s mostly uphill all the way there which means downhill all the way back! Whilst there are no views from Mt Hobwee we will have spectacular views along the way from Wagawn, Warumblebah lookout and Darrayabroo lookout. We will pass by Bushrangers cave and you will discover that this is a back route into Lamington National park (O’Reilly’s and Binna Burra). Its winter so this will get you warm. Having said that it can be icy up there if it is windy and you will cool down at lunch so bring a warm jumper and wind & waterproof jacket, and a beanie won’t go astray. Bring lunch and 2L of water. There are some quite steep sections. Meet in Murwillumbah and carpool from there. Leader Lucy Baker (Cranitch) – 0420664631, lucy.baker@path2u.com.au



July 23 to 25 2019 Cycle along Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Fully Booked

Monday 22nd July (if you want to stay the night before) or Tuesday 23rd July – drive to Borallan Station (2¼ hrs from Bangalow)

Click here for Brisbane Valley Rail Trail itinerary updated 15 Jan 2019 Leader Jenny 0415447235


Sunday July 28 Rummery, Tungun and Peates Mtn Rd circuit, Whian Whian SCA

15km circuit with short car shuttle: Grade 2: approx 5 hours walking. Meet at Rummery Park near Minyon falls and we will car shuttle 2.5km to the start of the Rummery Management trail. Downhill (thank goodness) for 1.5km to Rocky creek which we cross on the causeway. Uphill (Oh No) gradually for 5km or so to the junction with Tungun Rd. Then 3.5km to Peates Mountain Rd and a 5km walk mostly downhill back to Rummery park. For the birdwatchers we will be looking for the Regent Bowerbird and the Paradise Riflebird. All of the walk will be in old growth forest with plenty of stops and shaded all the way. There might be the odd leach so bring insect repellant. Bring little lunch, BIG lunch and afternoon tea to share back at Rummery Park.

Leaders: Mark and Karen 0457 788300


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