What's On - May

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.

Friday May 3 Lismore Star Court Theatre Mountainfilm on Tour Start time 7pm

NRBC will have a display table at this Mountainfilm night . The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours – HEART. Join us for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit. Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world. Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. The event will feature prize draws and a free program for all attendees. Interested? Text Ruth and Bill on 0409151378

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mountainfilm-on-tour-lismore-tickets-53892111757 NRBC members can receive a $5 discount when buying their tickets by entering a promo code which is available from david.rob1367@gmail.com

Sunday May 5 Shaws Bay, Ballina to Lennox Head Walk– group size limited to 16.

Walk past Boulder, Sharpes, Angels, Shelleys and Lighthouse beaches and over 2 headlands. There is a rocky section at Boulder Beach – bring walking poles for this section if you wish. 12 km Grade 1-2.

Meet at Lennox Head to catch 2.10pm bus to Shaws Bay ($2.50 concession).

At the end of the walk, we will have dinner at Lennox Bowls Club at 6pm (optional).

Book by 1st May - Contact Jenny jbcobden@gmail.com

Sunday May 5 Abseil Koonyum Range Waterfall– Single Pitch 95m +.

An opportunity to get wet if there is a good flow, but if there isn't you will be with the sweat on the climb out. Has to be Sunday as Mountain Film Festival is on Friday. Limited to 10 capable participants. Leader Shane 0427 557823 or email abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

Sunday May 5 Midginbil to Mt Neville Nightcap NP FULLY BOOKED

Exploratory off track walk/scramble from GR 260463 following a ridge. Elevation gain is 720m over a distance of 3 km. Limit 8 experienced fit members. Grade 7. Leader Cam 0413 117142

Monday May 6 Nerang State Forest Mountain Biking and Hiking

This day caters to both mountain bikers and walkers. Nerang State Forest has a network of over 60 km of shared trails, for bikers and walkers. We will be doing several large loops and covering some of the trails used for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. We will meet at 9.30am at the Nerang Velodrome Carpark on Hope Street Nerang. When coming up the M1 take the exit to North Nerang/Surfer's Paradise Exit 69 and turn left down Nerang Connection Road to the Velodrome. It should take you just over an hour to get there from Bangalow as it is a public holiday. Jeff will be leading the mountain bikers and Carmel the walkers, so something for everyone to enjoy. We plan to finish the biking and walking about 1.00pm and have a picnic lunch in the beautiful parklands at the Velodrome. Please bring some lunch and a chair or rug. There are no BBQ's in the parklands. There is a cafe nearby that does sandwiches and coffee if you want to pick something up there. Carpooling is possible depending upon who registers for what activity. Please contact Jeff and Carmel at 0435992639 or hodgins@live.com.au to register for either biking and/or walking.

Thursday 9 May Morning cruise on the Brunswick River CANCELLED

Leaving from Brunswick Boat Harbour at 10 am and finishing at 12. Morning tea is provided plus a detailed commentary of birds, wildlife and fish. Cost is $42. To register, please contact Lou Miller on 0431074462 or social.nrbc@gmail.com

Saturday May 11 Rocky Creek Scramble, Nightcap NP

We will use AWDs to drive up North Rocks Rd to the Nightcap NP gate. On a recent trip a Forester and Rav4 negotiated that road quite well. Then we will walk down Tungun Rd until we reach Rocky Creek. It is then the most picturesque scramble up an endless series of cascades and waterfalls, across Gibbergunyah Rd and up to the very source of the creek which is just below the postman's tree on the Nightcap track. Return by this track to the 4 ways and then back to the cars. Grade 4. Leader Steve 0414 312 917 millard.stephen@gmail.com

Sunday May 12 Abseil Mt Jerusalem Waterfall – Two Pitches 30m and 50m.

Secretive about the spot but if 30,50 doesn't give it away you haven't been there.

You probably will get wet. A bit of a walk in at 2 km+ but well what else would you be doing.

Leader Shane 0427 557823 or email abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

Wednesday 15th May to Monday 20th May Stanthorpe Cycling, leader Ruth Dare 0427846372

Wednesday 15th May

Drive to Stanthorpe (3 hrs from Bangalow)

Dinner: BBQ

Thursday 16th May

Drive to cnr Junabee & Roona Rd Warwick (¾ hr)

Cycle Warwick Killarney loop 79km 474m

Option to cycle shorter version 61km 324m

Coffee at Veronica's on Willow, Willow Street Killarney (25km) 4664 1919

Picnic lunch at Anstey Rd creek crossing (54km) or Yangan Bicentennial Park (63km)


Friday 17th May

Drive to cnr Pyramid & Eukey Rds (15 mins)

Cycle Girraween Ballandean circuit 54km 665m

Option to cycle shorter version 47km 620m

Both have 7km on New England Hwy

Coffee at Ballandean General Store & Bakery 28192 New England Hwy Ballandean 4684 1270 (32km)

Picnic lunch cnr Pyramid & Nielsens Rds (1km from cars)

Dinner: Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant,146 Glenlyon Dam Rd 4681 1370

Saturday 18th May

Cycle Stanthorpe Glen Aplin Ballandean Mt Tully circuit 67km 864m

Coffee at Jamworks Cafe & Larder 7 Townsend Rd Glen Aplin F-Tues 9-4:30 4683 4171

Lunch at Hidden Creek Winery & Cafe, 2271 Eukey Rd Ballandean, 4684 1383 F-M 11-3

Option to return via the bikeway which isn't shorter, but is a lot easier

Dinner: BBQ?

Sunday 19th May

Cycle Stanthorpe Dalveen Amiens circuit 59km 443m

Option to cycle to Dalveen and return 40km 370m

Coffee at Suttons (12km) 10 Halloran Dr (cnr New England Hwy & Maryland Rd) Thulimbah 4685 2464, open 9:30am to 4:30pm, famous for its apple pie

Picnic lunch somewhere along Amiens Rd

Dinner: Omaras Pub 47 Maryland St 4681 1044 or Anna's Restaurant 1 O'Mara Tce 4681 1265

Monday 20th May

Drive home

Saturday May 18th Goonengerry N.P. - Basic Abseiling Training (Postponed due to Federal Election)

Limited to 10 by NPWS and only for 6 days a year. For the complete novice . So if you want to do this you had better get in quick

Instructors Shane and Debbie 0427 557823 or abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

Saturday May 18 Iluka

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. Leader Heike K. 0438 218 201 or email heikekerber@yahoo.com.au


Sunday May 19 - Kayaking Iluka / Esk River

Leader Winston L 0414 99 77 22

Sunday May 19th Goonengerry N.P. - Beyond Basic Abseiling Training

Limited to 10 by NPWS and only for 6 days a year. We will cover passing a knot, ascending, self rescue and vertical rescue.

Instructors Shane and Debbie 0427 557823 or abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

Thursday 23 May, 7pm (& Sat 1-Sun 2 June). Overnight hiking workshop and camp-out.

This workshop on lightweight equipment and dehydrated food will show you how to pack for multi-day hikes which can get you to otherwise unreachable places as well as iconic walks like The Overland or the Larapinta.

We will follow this up with an overnight hike in Nightcap National Park: up Red Rd, camping on the Mt Jerusalem track near the lookout across Doon Doon valley. Day 2 is along the Nightcap track, past the tea tree lookout with views to Byron Bay, past the postman's tree and returning down North Rocks Rd. New people will be able to borrow some gear before they decide what to buy. Grade 3 Leader Steve 0414 312 917 millard.stephen@gmail.com

Saturday May 25 Mt Cougal – East Peak - Springbrook NP - FULLY BOOKED!

This is a day walk on the NSW/Qld border, starting from the Garden of Eden Rd, Tomewin, near Murwillumbah. There is a rough track (steep in places) following the border fence for most of the route and then some rock scrambling near the peak. The track initially passes through some tall grass and then some beautiful rainforest with fantastic Tweed Valley views from the top. Distance is 8.5 km return & total time will be about four hours, with an early lunch on top. Maximum of ten walkers. Grade 4.

Leader Cecily, ph 0467607825

Sunday 26 May Abseil Mackays #3 Nightcap NP

200 vertical climb up track to top of creek, down the creek a couple of little ones then double pitch in water 95m. A rock hop, swim, then walk out. Leader Shane 0427 557823 or email abseiling.nrbc@gmail.com

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