Nimbin Bushwalkers Club Walks Program 2019
The Walks Committee has compiled the program with one day walk per month and one weekend/2separate day walks. You can come for one or both and also stay overnight if you prefer.
This program however may be subject to change due to bad weather. In case of any cancellations, there will be substitute walks. Therefore it is advisable to phone the walk leader a few days in advance to check that the scheduled walk is still going ahead and to inform the trip leader that you would like to participate in the club activity. Walk leaders’ phone numbers will be provided in the month before the walk on this website and in the Club's regular feature report published in Nimbin Good Times.
Each Trip is graded according to our Walks Grading System
Upcoming walks .....
Sunday 25th August. Byron Bay Lighthouse by Train
Leader Peter Spearritt 0421055292
Meet at 9.30am at the North Beach Station at the end of Bayshore Drive behind the Industrial Estate for the 10 minute ride into Byron Bay. From there we will follow the beach and coastal tracks to the Lighthouse before returning by a different route. Lunch on the way or a Café stop always an option before the return Train trip.
Sunday 8th September Rocky Creek revisited
Leader Bill West 0429 933544 Grade 4. Bill will be taking us along the Rocky Creek in the Nightcap National Park. There will be off track and rock hopping along the creek, some of this will be slippery, good fitness and shoes required. The usual, hat, lunch and water required. Meet at the Rummery Park camp area at 9.30am
20-22 September Springbrook National Park.
A weekend away at the back of the Gold Coast. Leader Peter Moyle 0412656498 Grade 3, some undulating tracks, may be rough in places and slippery if wet. We came here in March on short notice and had some great short walks. 5-6 km. it was a bit showery overnight but the days were fine and the rainforest and waterfalls were at their best. It will be a bit cooler and dryer but the walks will still be good. $6.65 per person per night. I have booked some sites so if interested register with me as I have some extra spots available.
Upcoming Walks for your Calendar more details later
20-22 September Girraween National Park
Sunday 13th October Billinudgel Nature Reserve
25-27 October Forest Tops Campground in the Border Ranges National Park
Sunday 10th November Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads
canoe, kayak, and paddle board adventure with Robert.
29th Nov to 2nd Dec Woody Head near Iluka for a weekend of walking, relaxing and river activities. We will also hold the AGM.
Past walks this year 2019 ......
Sunday 3rd February – Billinudgel Nature Reserve Canoe/Kayak Marshalls Creek
Leader: Peter Moyle 0412656498.
For our first outing of 2019 we will be doing the paddle from New Brighton to Billinudgel on Marshalls Creek the north arm of the Brunswick River, leaving opposite the Yum Yum café at 8.30 am Tides are assisting so even on a hot day pleasant times to be had. Shady travels with some nice scenery and birds to accompany. Swimming available and coffee and more available at the café.
15th to 17th February – Black Rocks Campground, Bundjalung National Park
Leader: Megan Myers 0415063302
Grade 2-3 Our first walk/camp of the year.
Camp for a night or two or day walkers are welcome on both the Saturday and Sunday. Walkers need appropriate footwear, hats and lunch. Visitors welcome $10 to help cover insurance. Day walks will start around 8.30am this is lovely camp area under trees on the coast just south of Evans Head. Jerusalem Creek runs from here to the ocean so some will be canoeing/kayaking this tree lined and bird active estuary. There is also a lovely walk along side. Beach fishing available with beach worming instruction on show. We will be booking some sites near the estuary at the northern end, to share a site contact Megan or if you want book your own. National Park annual vehicle pass $8 a day and camping is $12 per person per night.
Sunday 3rd March – Kingscliffe to Fingal lighthouse beach walk
Leader: Bill West 0429- 933-544 Meet 9.30am at the carpark north of the bowling club at Kingsciffe. A relaxing walk of 10km along the beach to Fingal Lighthouse. Bring swimmers, lunch, hat and water. I am sure a coffee after will be happening.
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March – Girraween National Park
Leader: Sue Macklin 0402-220-973 Grade: 3 – 4 care needed at drop off, can be slippery after rain and care needed on tracks. Stunning landscapes with huge granite boulders, clear running streams, excellent water holes, some easy and some more difficult walking tracks, some steep grades caution needed at lookouts. We will be staying at Bald Rock Creek camping area. Camping fees of $6.55 per person/night include hot showers. Booking online https://qpws.usedirect.com/qpws/ or by phone: 137468 For more info and to confirm your attendance please ph. Sue. Bring camping and walking gear, swimmers and firewood. You might like to check out: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/girraween/
Sunday 31st March – Nimbin Backyard Adventure
Leader: Triny Roe Grade: 3-4 Meet 9.00am at the carpark opposite the Community Centre in main street Nimbin and we will carpool the short distance to Triny’s. She has spent considerable time and effort working on her property and the work shows a great recovery. Scrub bash and scramble up a seasonal creek and through regenerating bush on an old banana and dairy farm. Lots of lantana. Wear long sleeves /pants and garden gloves and help keep the tracks open. Please ensure boots are dirt and weed seed free. Bring the usual, good shoes, lunch, water and a hat.
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th April - Iron Pot Creek in the Toonumbar National Park
Leader: Peter Moyle 0412656498 one of our favourite camp area 40 minutes west of Kyogle with pit toilets, a camp kitchen and campsites under the rainforest. Camping fees apply. Grade: 4 On the Saturday at we will be going to Eden Creek Falls a special place not visited often. . This will be a serious walk and scramble down and up from the old picnic area. Leaving camping area at 9.00am and with a lunch break on the track we should be back at camp by 3.00pm, there will be slippery sections on loose surfaces and steep grades. On the Sunday we will do the Murray Scrub walk Grade 2-3 in the morning from 8.30 am. Members and visitors can come for the weekend or one or both as day trips. Ring Peter for registration and details.
Sunday 28th April – Whiskey Creek in the Mount Jerusalem National Park
Leader : Bill West 0429 933544 Grade: 3-4 walking on some off tracks and steep grades, slippery conditions will be encountered. Good footwear needed. Meet: 9.00am at the primary school in Uki or if coming from Mullumbimby out past Main Arm on the Uki Road, on the corner of Mann’s Road and Whiskey Creek fire trail in the Mt Jerusalem National Park at 9.30am. It is best to ring Bill re meeting point and details on walk. Bring water, lunch and hat.
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Springbrook National Park
Leader; Sue Macklin 0402-220-973 Grade: 3 – 4 care needed at drop off can be slippery after rain and care needed on tracks. Stunning views, clear running streams, spectacular waterfalls, some easy and some more difficult walking tracks, some steep grades, caution needed at lookouts. We will be staying at The Settlement camping area. Camping fees of $6.55 per person/night. Booking online https://qpws.usedirect.com/qpws/ or by phone: 137468 for more info and to confirm your attendance please ph. Sue. Bring camping and walking gear, and firewood. You might like to check out: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/about.html#springbrook
Saturday 18th – Saturday 25th May – K’gari – (Fraser Island)
Leader: Peter Moyle 0412656498. 8 days 7 nights staying in rental houses at Happy Valley on the eastern/ocean side of the island. We have 14 confirmed others can go on the waiting list. We will be doing parts of The Great Walk and visiting some of the famous lakes and other special places on the island. This trip is booked out.
Sunday 9th June – Terania Creek Basin to Gracies Spire Nightcap National Park
Leader Judy Hales who knows this area well. Register with Peter 0412656498
Grade: 4 Mostly off track there will be some slippery rocks and rough walking particularly after rain. We will walk through wild, rugged rainforest, the site of the historic battle to save this precious patch of pristine forest. Plenty of lush rainforest and hopefully plenty of water over the falls. This is one of the gems of this World Heritage-listed area.
Meet at 9.30 am at the picnic area at the end of Terania Creek Road 15km from The Channon. Bring the usual, hat, drinking water, lunch and good bush walking boots/shoes.
Friday 20th to Mon. 23rd June Washpool National Park via Grafton
Leader: Megan Meyers 0415 063 302
Grade 2 -3 The Washpool another great destination with great walks and a beautiful camp area. Come for 2 to 4 days, walks of different lengths, camping at the Bellbird Camping area, $6 per person per night, plus vehicle access permit. Meet at the campground, it is approx. 3hr drive from Ballina.
Sunday July 14th Ballina to Lennox Headland
Leader: Megan Meyers 0415 063 302
Grade 2 – 3 this year something different, we will be walking through some beautifully restored coastal rainforest before heading up the coast to the Lennox headland and returning. There are some drop-offs o headlands and some slippery rocks to walk over. A 12km walk
Bring the usual, lunch, water, good footwear and a hat.
Fri 26th to Sun 28th July - Yuraygir Coastal Walk - Near Broomes Head
Leader: Peter Moyle 0412656498
Grade: 2 -3 Meet: Most will be camping but you can come for 1 or both of the day walks. We will be leaving from Lake Arragan camping area on the Saturday morning at 9.00 am some will walk to Angourie along the coast while others will drive to Angourie leaving vehicles for the others to bring back to camp, they will walk back to camp. On the Sunday we will do a similar split this time to Sandon River leaving at 8.00am, most will be camping at Lake Arragan on the Friday Saturday nights. $12 per person per night and a vehicle pass required, $8 a day or better value a yearly pass.
Sunday 11th August – A day at The Channon Market
Leader Sue Maklin 0402 220973
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Terania campaign and the creation of The Nightcap National Park. This will be a big day and The Channon is a great market before we add the extras. The club will be supporting the day with a Gazebo set up to showcase our bushwalking club. A relaxing social day out.