What's On - March

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, Wednesday and Thursday. See the Cycling Page for further details. Qigong sessions are held each Friday morning in Byron Bay

Saturday March 2 Lismore Art Gallery

The Terania Creek Protest 1979 - David Kemp has captured images of this historical event. Hugh Nicholson will be speaking about the Terania Creek Protest. Hugh was a key figure in the protest, with he and his partner Nan owning the property close to where the logging at Terania was planned. He and Nan became involved in the fight to save Terania Creek from logging and his subsequent interested in rainforest grew out of that. https://rainforestpublishing.com.au/. You will hear Hugh’s personal story of the Terania Creek Protest and the events that took place to secure it for the future. Hugh comes from the background of someone who was protecting his backyard, but his extensive botanical knowledge and interests grew out of understanding that forest, and building a strong argument to save it.

9.30am Meet at gallery coffee shop down stairs if you would like coffee beforehand.

10.30am Talk given by Hugh Nicolson (Please note that this talk is open to the public, but seating will be reserved for our group)

12.30 Adjourn for lunch at Richmond Hotel

Bookings required before 22nd Feb. Indicate if you are attending morning tea and/or lunch. Contact Jenny - jbcobden@gmail.com

1979 Protestors at Terania Creek, the constabulary and the workmen with their hard hats and bulldozer. One of the protestors is a current NRBC club member ... see if you can recognise the person beside the dog

Tuesday 5 March AGM at Bangalow

The Club AGM will be held at 6.30pm in the Moller Pavilion in the Bangalow Showgrounds. Access to the Moller Pavilion is via Market Street, beside the Primary School, and runs off the main street (Byron Street) of Bangalow. When you enter the Showgrounds, continue straight ahead to the building on the high side of the show arena. There is plenty of parking around the building. Toilets are in a separate building, but close by.

Social slide night will follow the AGM at 7.15pm. The slides will show highlights of recent club trips to the Victorian Alps (November) and the Snowy Mountains (February). Tea/coffee will be available. Please bring something to share for supper.

Friday March 8 to Sunday March 10 Mann River Lilo FULLY BOOKED

Friday night camp at Mann River caravan park Jackadgery - (02) 6647 4662 Saturday morning we will drive to Nymboida NP and walk down to the Mann River. We will follow it down stream before inflating lilos and waterproofing gear. Then we will embark on a paddle and wade towards the junction of Mann and Nymboida Rivers and camp there overnight. Sunday we will continue downstream on Mann River to exit at Jackadgery. Grade Exploratory. Leader Alan G. 0490342883 or email: albyandsas@gmail.com

Sunday March 10 Mt Jerusalem

The climb starts at Huonbrook with a steep climb up to Jerusalem Mountain Road. There are various lookouts and a Flying Fox platform to inspect on the way to the summit. Distance 9 km Grade 2 Map Huonbrook Leader Heike K. 0438 218 201 or email heikekerber@yahoo.com.au

Saturday March 16 Bundjalung National Park

Bundjalung National Park walk through coastal scrub down to Jerusalem Creek and back along the beach past the coffee rocks. Bring swimmers for a dip along the way. Stay for a picnic lunch at the end. Park entry fees apply if you are taking your car. Meeting at Woodburn at 8:30 in Cedar St to car pool. Grade 3, distance approx 11km Leaders Ruth and Bill 0409151378

Saturday March 16 Mt Jerusalem Abseil FULLY BOOKED

The abseiling members of NRBC have volunteered to give the local Girl Guides Troupe a taste of abseiling at Gilwah Road.

Leader Shane 0427557823 abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

Wednesday March 20 to Thursday April 4 Lancashire Ramblers Visit to Australia

A party of 7 ramblers is visiting NSW in March / April 2019. They comprise the main organisers and walk leaders who look after us on our annual visits to Interlaken.

Wednesday March 20 to Sunday March 24 Sydney Harbour Walks

The official walks start March 22. However, early arrivals will visit West Head and the Northern Beaches on the Wednesday. Ray and Karen (0413592090) will lead the day’s trip and supply lunch. On Thursday we take a ferry to Rose Bay, walk to Watsons Bay for fish and chips via South Head. Distance around 10 km. We will be staying at the Rocks YHA. On the Friday we will walk from Bondi to Bronte and further and on Saturday we walk from The Spit to Manly. Leader Ian 0459496194

Sunday March 24 to Wednesday March 27 Blue Mountains FULLY BOOKED

On Sunday we arrive at Katoomba by train or car. In the afternoon we will visit Wentworth Falls before checking in to our accommodation. Monday we will walk along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk starting at Gordon Falls and passing many lookouts to reach Echo Point before returning to Leura Cascades via Federal Pass and Leura Forest. Distance around 11 km. Tuesday We will descend into the Grand Canyon for a 5.5 km circuit walk before lunching at Evans Lookout. In the afternoon we will travel to Pulpit Rock and a walk to Govetts Leap. Leader Ian 0459496194

Wednesday March 27 Travel to Northern Rivers

The English party will be billeted in some of our homes

Thursday March 28 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 Later in the afternoon we will walk around Cape Byron Lighthouse Circuit followed by a surf and bbq at Wategos Beach. Leader Ian 0459496194

Friday March 29 Club Social Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

We will attend a full day’s programme of events at this park followed by dinner at Twin Towns Services Club. Organiser Ian 0459496194

Saturday March 30 Minyon Circuit

Walk from the picnic area at Minyon Grass to the base of Minyon Falls and on to Quondong Falls before returning via the top of Minyon Falls. A picturesque walk through rainforest on maintained tracks. Some rock scrambling at the bottom to get to the base of the falls and some rock hopping across the creek. Distance 10 - 12 km. Grade 3 Leader Ian 0459496194

Saturday March 30 6.30-9.00pm Social Night with Lancashire Ramblers

At the Moller Pavillion in Bangalow Showground, Graeme McGregor will present a slide show of the club trip to Switzerland, with input from our guests the Lancashire Ramblers. Come and meet our guests, and find out more about the club yearly trip to Switzerland. All welcome. Bring a plate of finger food to share for dinner before the presentation. Please contact Lou Miller for further details, social.nrbc@gmail.com or 0431074462.

Sunday March 31 Coastal Walk Lennox Head to Shelley Beach

Meet at the Pat Morton Lookout for a 18 km return walk to Shelley Beach. Option to walk as far as Flat Rock (12km return). Grade 2. Leader Ian 0459496194

Monday April 1 to Thursday April 4 Binna Burra Lodge

On Monday we drive to Binna Burra Lodge via Natural Arch. On arrival we will have a picnic lunch before walking the Tullawallal or Caves Circuit. Both will be on offer. After the walk we will check in at the Lodge. 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

Thursday April 4 The English party leave for Brisbane Airport

Saturday March 30 to Thursday April 4 Green Gully Track Oxley Wild Rivers NP

An iconic 4 day pack walk of 64 km between 3 historic stockman huts starting from Cedar Creek cottage. Limit 6 NRBC members with 3 places available. Leader Kevin W preferrable by email kevwebster@yahoo.com or (ph 0467885454)


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