S - Up to 10 km
1 to 3 - Graded track or open terrain. No scrub
1 to 3 - Easy, suitable for beginners
M - Up to 15 km
4 to 7 - Bush. Minor scrub, rainforest,rock,creek,rock-hopping, scrambling.
4 to 7 - Medium, reasonable fitness required.
L - Up to 20 km
8 to 9 - Bush. As above + thick scrub, major rocks, scrambling using hands, technical.
8 to 9 - Hard, strenuous.
Fit walkers only.
X - Over 20 km
Daywalk DW Basecamp BC Throughwalk TW Social SOC Rogaine ROG
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Walks Programme May - June 2013
DW Sat 18 May
Grade: M 2 2
Leader: Bronwyn Menkens
Water: 2 litres
The Gantry Day Area car park,
This is just a lovely day out – a pleasant walk that is suitable for beginners. We’ll start off with the 1km Piccabeen Trail that winds through; you guessed it, a grove of piccabeen palms. Then we’ll follow the 13km Somerset Trail through scribbly gum forests, rainforest and drier open forest. There are views to the west over Somerset and Wivenhoe dams. Have a snack ready to eat after the Piccabeen Trail or smoko might seem a long time coming. But it is a short day so we can relax and enjoy it.
Coffee at The Pitstop (if it is open) for the views, or at Dayboro Bakery.
TW Fri 17 – Sun 19 May
Grade: M 4 6
Leader: Alan Cox
Friday morning for 8:30am ferry
Friday 15km with pack, Sunday 12km with
Water: 2 litres
Moreton Island, Mt. Tempest, also
Island ferry $55.00, camp fees
This is nearly a repeat of the very successful trip the club did three years ago. We walk down the western beach until the Big Sandhills where we turn east. About 3pm we should arrive at our campsite, a beautiful grassy area with ocean views and good water nearby. Plenty of time to set up camp and relax.
Saturday we set out with day packs to explore the Little and Big Sandhills. There are two semi-permanent lagoons in the Little Sandhills, and we will visit at least one. Then it's north and east across the highest of the Big Sandhills to come out near camp. We will be back at camp early afternoon and anyone interested can join me exploring the extensive World War 2 fortifications nearby.
Sunday we head north on the on a fire trail, cross "The Desert" and come out in time to catch the 4.30pm ferry. I always like to get out early as we can always fill in the time drinking coffee, eating icecream and other unhealthy products at the Tangalooma Cafe.
SOC Club Dinner Tue 21 May
Elio's Osteria Restaurant
Organiser: Neil Douglas
Please nominate by 19 May
Meet: 6:45pm outside
This Italian restaurant is an old favourite with the Club, although we haven't been there for a while now. Noted for the tasty food and generous servings.
Leader: Di Thornthwaite
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Hanlon Park, Lincoln St
Distance: Approx 35km
You will need a bike in good condition, helmet, bell, water, spare tube and sunscreen.
This ride will follow bike tracks to Mt Gravatt then we will be on major roads with wide shoulders as we cross over to the Bulimba Creek track. We will then follow the creek along a very pleasant route through to Meadowlands Picnic area, stopping at Carindale for a morning coffee along the way. Then it will be back to Stones Corner via back roads.
It is an interesting ride, a little more challenging than the ones the club has done recently. Expect a few hills!
DW Sat 1 June
1/2 DW/Social Sun 2nd June
Grade: S 3 3
Leader: Di Edwards
Water: 2 litres
8:30 am at
Jonas' house in Goodna CBD, or at
This morning walk is situated south of Redbank Plains and features a large area of natural bushland with some interesting rocky outcrops. There are a variety of short tracks from near the carpark. We will be doing the full circuit including a short section off track quite steeply downhill. We return on an attractive ridge top route which includes a very short scrambly rock section. This walk is suitable for reasonably fit beginners (there are no steep climbs). We plan to be back in the picnic area to enjoy lunch together. There will be no coffee shop stop after this walk.
Lunch at Paperbark Flats picnic area in White Rock Conservation Park. UBD page 255 H3
Time: around 12:00 noon
There are optional short track walks nearby - you could arrive around 11:00 am to do one or more of these before lunch. See the notice board at the picnic area for details of these walks.
Road Directions: Take the Ipswich Motorway to Goodna (turnoff is before Goodna!) then the Redbank Plains road from Goodna. After approx 5km take right turn at traffic lights (shopping centre on the right). Still on Redbank Plains Road approx 2-3 km, turn left into School Rd at traffic lights. Follow School Rd to the end approx 3 1/2 km. The final 1km is dirt road with a sharp bend. BYO food, drinks, and chairs in case picnic tables are in use.
Grade: M 4 4
Water: 2 litres
Paddy’s Peak is situated between Mt. May and Mt. Maroon just south east of Paddy’s Plain.
Seemingly unremarkable, this sprawl of spurs and ridges gives some excellent views of the northern aspect of Mt. Barney and Mt. Lindesay as well as Mt. Maroon. Also in the area are two impressive waterfalls. These are usually dry however after all the recent rain; they may be flowing a little. This is an area not often visited, so some along and see this interesting area, well off the beaten track.
It is an off-track walk but within the capabilities of any moderately fit person.
Fri 7 – Mon 10 June
Grade: M 5 5
Leader: John Holt
of route to Swan Creek and
$10.00 per person (collected by John
1:25000 Mt Superbus and Cunningham's
Toilets: Pit Toilet
Bring own water for drinking, cooking
Bring plenty of warm clothes and make
The dirt road Swanfels Rd east
Local residents are meeting with
Swan Creek is a fascinating bush property close to the Main Range, owned by the inimitable Helen Hall. Unfortunately, Helen will not be in residence - but we will be welcomed by her caretaker Janette. Camping on private property allows us the pleasure of a big campfire on Friday and Saturday night – and we can stoke it into action for the morning cuppa.
On Saturday we will walk up to the Main Range/Swan Knoll which offers superb views of the scenic rim and eastwards towards Brisbane, as well as a fascinating stint along a great knife edge ridge in a rainforest setting. This is an off-track M55 grade walk suitable for reasonably fit members – it is not technically difficult and most of the walk is along well-used pads. We should get back to camp about 3:30 pm.
At 9.00am on Sunday we have a shorter M55 grade walk through Hell Hole Gorge, looping through Helen's property to see her sawmill and other features, then returning up and over the ridge immediately to the east of the camp site. We follow cattle pads in the bush to get to the top, where we have lunch on a cliff edge overlooking the camp site, then make a steep descent back to base.
Helen has a laissez fare approach to life and the camping area may be used by horses, the dog, ponies and other members of her considerable menagerie. Please keep the gate locked.
Non-camping members are welcome to join us for either of these day walks.
Please arrive by 08.45.
ExtTW Tue 11 - Wed 19 June
Leader: Dallas Green
The details of this walk were published in the April issue of Footnotes. (Reprinted
Changed arrival date at Edith Falls and subsequent dates.
I’ve booked 5 places, walk commences from Katherine NP on Thursday 13 June.Proposed Timetable is,
Depart Brisbane Tuesday 11 June, arrive Darwin 11 June. There’s a shuttle from airport to all common accommodation locations for about $15.00 pp. Taxis are cheaper if multiple participants arriving on common flights. Do last minute shopping for gas cylinders etc in Darwin. I’ll be staying at Banyan View Lodge.
· Depart Darwin 12 June for Katherine by bus. Arrive Katherine 12 June, transfer to local shuttle to National Park and arrive at campground at NP 12 June.
· Depart NP 13 June for walk, 5 overnight camps. Arrive Edith Falls around midday, early pm 18 June.
· Depart Edith Falls by shuttle for Katherine 18 June. Depart Katherine 18 June for Darwin by late bus, arriving in Darwin 18 June around 9 pm.
· Depart Darwin 19 June for Brisbane at convenience of walk participants.
Do’s for Participants.
Arrange own flights.
Each participant to arrange own accommodation in Darwin. I suggest doing so early; it’s high season in Darwin in June.
Leader’s Group Arrangements
When numbers of participants are finalised, cutoff
date 16 May, I’ll book return bus trips and shuttle transfers, to be
reimbursed to me later.
Leader’s Comments and Suggestions
I’ve done part of this walk last year.
Water should be plentiful, but you’ll need enough for some longer hot stages, minimum 2L.
The walk is not particularly demanding at all; the longest day is about 15 kms, but you will need adequate food and snacks; running on empty for days on end isn’t an option.
Travel as light as possible. Wash clothes daily rather than bringing copious changes. You won’t (shouldn’t) need a tent fly – leave it at home, but some form of shelter (inner tent) is essential to keeps bugs at bay at night. One very light jumper is required for nights.
Leader: Di Thornthwaite
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Rosewood Railway Station. Train
Distance: Approx 65km
You will need a bike in good condition with gears, helmet, bell, spare tube, sunscreen, water and morning tea
This is a lovely flat ride from Rosewood on a quiet sealed country road with one fairly steep hill up to Cunninghams Lookout where we will have morning tea as we gaze over the extensive views of the local countryside. It is then an exhilarating down to Harrisville where we will stop for lunch at the iconic Maccas Café – not MacDonalds!. The return trip is via back roads and includes some undulations and maybe a little dirt.
This is one of my favourite country rides as it takes in areas where you would
probably rarely venture in your car. Come and give it a go.
Sun 16 June
Grade: L 4 7
Distance: 21 kms.
Leader: Jonas Bernotas
Meet: 5:45 a.m. (sharp)
Limit: 20 (Note B.C.B.C. may be joining us.)
Travel: Bus hire.
Bus Cost: $30.00.
Also Petrol Cost: $1.50 as allowance for support vehicle (see below)
Water: 3 litres.
This walk involves bus transport with a support vehicle to assist with transport arrangements by driving the bus driver to the start of the walk, as the driver will be joining us on the walk.
This beaut scenic route is an invigorating winter walk commencing near Moss Gardens on the Spring Creek Road to Killarney. The walk follows the border fence, with undulating sections. Not steep, with scenic open country views.
Note: Vehicles can be left in my yard, however please assist by limiting number of vehicles with car-pooling before arriving at my place.
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