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

Saturday March 9 Brunswick River Kayak

We will be setting off from Brunswick Heads middish morning and riding the incoming tide up the river. We hope to cover much of the distance towards Mullumbimby before stopping somewhere for a lunch break. By then the tide should be turning to offer assistance for our return, which should be by about mid-afternoon. Likely distance around 12-15 klms, Grade medium. Leaders Winston and Heike 0414 997722

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 POSTPONED

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

Saturday March 23 Silent, Meditative Deep Ecology Walk Nightcap NP

The Deep Ecology ideology views every species to be just as valid as the other and rejects the concept of humans being the dominant one. We will meet at Rummery Park and walk in silence to a secret chasm on the edge of Wanganui Gorge after absorbing some readings to help us feel as one with all the creatures and plants in the forest. Limit 8. Leader Steve 0414 312 917

Sunday March 24 Upper Tweed and Oxley Rivers "3 pronged paddle"

Near Murwillumbah, paddling to weir, then into Oxley River and then exploring the upper Tweed River up to Mt Warning Road. Each prong involves about 4 klm of paddling, total distance approx. 12 klms. Grade easy to medium. Leader Cam 0413 117 142

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 Maroubra 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 POSTPONED to April 1

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 Option Rummery Park to Quondong Falls via top of Minyon Falls. Grade 2 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 an afternoon walk to Flat Rock (12km return). Grade 2. On return we will enjoy some fish and chips. Leader Ian 0459496194.

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

Thursday April 4 The English party leave for Brisbane Airport

Friday March 29 to Sunday March 31: Upper Portals - Mt Barney National Park

An overnight walk to the Upper Portals, a spectacular rock/water feature of Mt Barney Creek – suitable for walkers that are interested in joining the overnight walking fraternity for the first time or after a long lapse! The idea of this walk is to visit and enjoy an interesting, remote place for two nights in the bush, with minimum effort.

Meet at around noon on Friday 29 March near Rathdowney; Travel together to the car park at the end of Waterfall Creek Rd, via Boonah-Rathdowney Rd & Newman Rd. The last 5km are on a 4WD track – we may need to walk this section depending on the number of 4WD vehicles available & the condition of road. Walk (approx 4km, 1.5 hrs max) on track to Yamahra Creek campsite, set up camp & explore Upper Portals (on Mt Barney Creek).

Sat 30 March - day walk up a ridge (foot pad) to Montserrat Lookout & “some of the best views of Mount Barney”, returning via a different ridge (foot pad) to the top end of Yamaha Creek & then back to the Yamahra Creek campsite for a second night. Depending on walkers’ ability & energy levels on the day, there may be a longer option to explore another peak in the vicinity.

Sun 31 March – leisurely start with more exploration of Mt Barney Creek, then walk back to the cars via a different ridge, north of the Upper portals with more good views (approx 6km, 2.5 hrs max - assuming cars are at the end of the 4WD road).

Maximum of ten walkers. Grade 3 Leader Cam 0413 117 142

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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