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.

Thursday July 2 Abseil Recce Rayners Trail waterfalls

Leader Shane 0427557823 abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com


Sunday July 5 (morning) - Kayak - Coraki to Moonem via Richmond River and Bungawalbin Creek

This is the last paddle of the five series - Eltham to Moonem. Car shuffle required.

These waterways are tidal and the tide will be on our side for most of the way. We will have snacks on the water and lunch at the Coraki Hotel afterwards. Distance – 26km. Grade Hard.

Contact Scott R on 0413 756 414 or email scott@globalpaddler.com.au


Sunday July 5, Coopers Creek + Cliffline Walk, Mount Jerusalem NP, FULLY BOOKED

We start by climbing Mount Jerusalem Road before turning into a secret entry towards the national park and eventually onto Coopers Creek. We then rock / boulder hop upstream and take a look at a secret campsite. We then do a little more rock-hopping, including climbing a steep waterfall or two, before taking an old logging road back towards Mount Jerusalem Road, which we then turn off towards the failed Flying Fox. Most people are familiar with the failed Flying Fox and how to get to it, however this walk is a little different because after getting to it via the conventional trail and enjoying its views, we'll walk along the cliffline for as long as we like (possibly even up to Mount Jerusalem, depending on time) to enjoy the views for longer. We will then turn around and return to the cars on the more conventional roads / trails. The boulder hopping and waterfall climbing is quite challenging, so this event is suitable for agile climbers and rock-hoppers with good grip shoes. Maximum 10 members, Grade 4, Map Huonbrook

Leader: Michelle Martignoni, MichelleSSMartignoni@gmail.com


Sunday July 5, Abseil G1 Recce

Leader Shane 0427557823 abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com


Friday to Sunday July 10 to 12 Nightcap NP Packwalk FULLY BOOKED

As a training exercise for our Larapinta Trek we will walk for 3 days along fire trails, walking tracks and off track and camp out along the way for 2 nights. We will visit Quandong and Minyon Falls, Boggy Creek, 3838 Chasm, Hidden Valley, Peates Mountain and Rocky Creek. Grade 3 to 4. Group limit 8 members with the appropriate experience and gear. Map Huonbrook. Leader David R david.rob1367@gmail.com



Saturday July 11 - Iluka Paddle

To avoid having a car shuffle this year, we will leave middish morning from the upstream end of Iluka and head up the beautiful Esk River on the incoming tide. By the time we get somewhere near the road bridge and have lunch, the tide should have turned to assist our return paddle. Our participants always seem to enjoy this paddle.

Note that Heike K will be leading her popular Iluka/Woody Head walk the next day (Sun 12th), so why not make a weekend of it? We are meeting for dinner on Sat night at the pub if you would like to join in. Approx 12 kms. Grade medium.

Just text leader Winston to register. 0414 997 722.


Accommodation at Iluka is available for a few people at the Clarence Head Caravan Park. They have 2 x 2 bedroom cabins, double plus two singles, at a cost of $164 for the night. Contact Ruth mobile 0427846372


Saturday July 11 - Abseil N1

Recently surveyed and a good venue.

Leader Shane 0427557823 abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com


Sunday July 12 Iluka Walk

This walk is mostly on the beach with some headlands to get around. The walk starts in Iluka and there is a stretch of arboreal rainforest which is pleasant and interesting. Walk along the beach to Woody Heads. We return the same way. About 15 km. Grade 2. Contact Heike K. 0438 218 201 or email heikekerber@yahoo.com.au

Please note that Winston L. is leading the Iluka/Esk River paddle on Saturday July 11 for people who are interested to enjoy a walk and paddle weekend.


Saturday July 18 Terania Creek

From the picnic area we will cross the creek 3 times for a steep climb along an old trail up the western slope to a rock slab and find a way around. Then we will head towards ‘Devils Teeth’ and to the top. Steep descent to the pool in Terania Creek and steep climb up the other side of the valley to a large rock overhang in the eastern cliff line. The route back to the picnic area will follow the base of this cliff line through fire damage with many tree falls and the old overgrown logging road with more fallen trees and creek crossings. Grade 4 and part exploratory. Map Huonbrook. Group size limit 10 experienced offtrack walkers. Leader Phil S philthepianoman@gmail.com


Friday 24 July - Kayak - Yum Yum Tree Cafe, Marshalls Creek & return

This is a lovely paddle that is one of the few that starts and finishes at a cafe - yes twice the chance for a coffee hit! We start in the vicinity of the Yum Yum Tree Cafe and head downstream on Marshalls Creek to Billinudgel. Bring lunch as we will have the opportunity to hop out for a nice break. Distance 9km - Easy. Leader - Faye H - 0427 867 626 or email fayelillian@hotmail.com


Friday to Sunday July 24 to 26 Main Range Traverse FULLY BOOKED

Spicers Gap to Teviot Gap through walk with car shuttle required. Approx 27km off track with rock scrambling and use of rope/tape. Grade 5 to 6. Group size limit 4. Maps Cunninghams Gap and Mt Superbus.

This is a hard 3 day pack walk traversing a series of peaks and ridges with very steep ascents and descents. Day 1 starts from Spicers Gap and climbs very steeply over Spicers Peak, Cuthbertson Peak, Double Top, 2 knolls and a razorback ridge. Distance 9km, time 8hrs. Camp at Mt Huntley saddle with no water available nearby! Day 2 starts with climbing up the northern cliff along an exposed and narrow ledge. On the southern side water should be available at Treefern Gully. Mt Asplenium and Panorama Point offer more outstanding views and challenging cliffs along the way. After 9km 8hrs we camp at The Steamer saddle with water nearby. Day 3 starts with climbing Mt Steamer and negotiating the cliffs going down. The walk (9km/8hrs) heads east to Lizard Point and then south over Mt Roberts to Mt Superbus and steeply down southeast to Teviot Gap. Endurance and rock scrambling experience with height exposure and heavy packs is required.

Leader Alan G 0490342883


Sunday July 26 Walk Lennox Head to Flat Rock and return FULLY BOOKED

- over 2 headlands, some beach walking. There is a rocky section at Boulder Beach – bring walking poles if this concerns you. The new bike/walk path in this section may be finished. Walk 11 km return, Grade 1-2. Meet at carpark at Pat Morton Lookout at 2pm. Group size limited to 16.

Contact Jenny jbcobden@gmail.com and please include your MOB number.



July 27 to August 17 Larapinta Trail, West McDonnell NP, Throughwalk, Fully Booked

The trail follows the Heavitree and Chewings Ranges for 223km and crosses several gorges. We will fly to Alice Springs on Monday July 27 and organise the 3 food drops. On Tuesday we will get dropped off at the western end at Redbank Gorge and then have 20 days to walk back to Alice Springs. From Ormiston Gorge we have planned a 3 day sidetrip to Mt Giles. We will fly back from Alice Springs on Monday August 17. Limit 6 fit and experienced club members. You will need good gear for any weather as it could be very cold, windy and wet or hot and dry.

Organiser Tina R 0490 184545 tinar7724@optusnet.com.au

More info is available here

https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/plan-your-visit/bushwalking-hiking/larapinta-trail

https://www.larapintatrail.com.au/


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.

Mt Maroon

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

Paddy's Peak

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

Mt Barney

Details to be decided. Grade 5

Leaders Peter W 0429 950352 and Michelle MichelleSSMartignoni@gmail.com

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