What's On -
Monday August 31 to Saturday September 5 South West Rocks– Group size limited to 20 FULLY BOOKED
Monday 31st August – South West Rocks – STAY 5 nights
Drive to South West Rocks – 344km from Byron
STAY Ingenia Holidays, Gordon Young Drive, South West Rocks Tel 02 6566 6264. There are options for camping / vans and accommodation in villas.
WALKS are mainly Grade 2/3. This will be the first time I do these walks – so any assistance with leading is welcome. There should be spare time for swimming, whale watching, bird-watching etc. National Park entry fees apply $8 per vehicle - at some locations.
Tuesday 1st September
Walk to Arakoon National Park 8 - 9 kms return (mostly beach walking) > have coffee at Trial Bay Kiosk (or BYO) > visit Trial Bay Gaol (entry fee if open). At the gaol, we will walk 2.5km loop walk on Monument and Powder Keg Track including Little Bay.
Wednesday 2nd September
Drive to Smokey Cape Lighthouse – Captain Cook lookout. Do Jack Perkins walk 1.4km > then Smokey Cape to Little Bay 10kms - one way with car shuffle. NP call this a ‘hard’ walk, taking up to 4 hours….so there is option of just doing the Green Island Lookout track with everyone and returning – 3km return.
Thursday 3rd September
Drive to Gladstone, a largely intact river town. Have a walk around this lovely historic village, have coffee and visit the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery. Continue to Hat Head (29kms from SW Rocks) > walks include Korogoro Trig Track 3.2 km circuit; and Connors track 6.7 km return.
Friday 4th September
This is a low-key day. Options: drive to Crescent Head 47kms > short walks around township; or stay at SW Rocks and walk to Break Wall 7.3km return.
Saturday 5th September Trip finishes.
Contact Jenny email@example.com Please email name and MOB number.
September 13 to 20 Fraser Island Great Walk Plus, Grade 5
This is the Fraser Island Great Walk with some additional on and off-trail side trips, including 2 side trips to the western side of the island and 2 side trips to the eastern side of the island. The side trips include off-trail creek walking and sand walking, which could amount to long days. This walk has therefore been rated as a Grade 5. Only walkers with adequate fitness, experience and gear will be eligible. Maximum 8 members.
Leader: Michelle Martignoni MichelleSSMartignoni@gmail.com
NOTE: The dates may need to change, TBC...
Sunday September 27 Byron Bay
Walk starts from our home at 1.30pm along Dolphin beach towards Cosy Corner, then through rainforest up to the lighthouse, here we can have coffee or ice cream. Then we will walk down via Wategos back to Captain Cook lookout for the return walk via Eric Wright lookout. Grade 2. The walk takes app. 2 1/2 to 3 hours, so we would be back for BYO share plates for savoury/sweets afternoon tea. Group size limit 20.
Leaders Gerd & Inga, firstname.lastname@example.org