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Walks  Programme

 

 

Walk Gradings

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

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

Activity Type

Daywalk  DW       Basecamp  BC      Throughwalk  TW       Social  SOC      Rogaine  ROG

Safety & Training   S&T       Federation   FED       Federation Mountain Rescue   FMR

 

Walks Program

January  – February 2018

 

½ DW Sat 13 January Bicentennial Bikeway Walk

Grade:  S 1 1 (one way – M 1 1 return walk)

Distance:   5.5km one way, plus optional City Botanic Gardens tour and return walk

Leader: Alison Horsley Water:   2 litres min

Bring:   Snacks, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent

This river walk is on the walking path adjacent to the Bicentennial Bikeway from Toowong to the City Botanic Gardens. There are good views of the city and of the Brisbane River. Participants can choose to walk both ways (11km total) or to return via the CityCat from the QUT Gardens Point CityCat terminal.

There is also an optional free volunteer-guided walk through the Gardens, starting at 11am and lasting about an hour.

It is proposed to have a leisurely ‘coffee’ break at the Gardens Club Cafe on arrival at the Gardens, before joining the tour of the Gardens, if desired. An easy walk, suitable for all. 

SOC  Tue 16 January  Social dinner

Venue: Breakfast Creek Hotel

Organiser: Neil Douglas

Nominations not essential

Meet: entrance to "Staghorn Beer Garden" from carpark 6.45pm.

Being January, it's time for our annual steak night at the Brekky Creek. Steaks are $33-44 (slightly down from last year!), but there are a few non-steak menu options as well, $27-35.  There’s also a counter for dessert and coffee available. You can just turn up, but if you nominate we’ll keep an eye out for you if you’re not there by the meeting time. 

D/W Sat 20 January  Albert River Circuit

Grade:  L 3 4

Leader: Heather Buchanan

Water:   2 litres min, extra if weather is hot

Petrol:  $20 ex Sunnybank, $8 ex Canungra

Map:     Lamington NP track map

Walking distance: Approx 21km

This long track walk is one of the "jewels in the crown" of Lamington NP. It passes through very pretty creek scenery, superb stands of the ancient Antarctic Beech forest, and a couple of lookouts with good views into NSW. Being January, do expect mud and leeches.

As the walk is around 21km we'll need to keep up a steady pace and it may be a good idea to bring extra snacks to keep energy levels up.

If weather is hot, Hydralite type drinks are also good to bring. Also be prepared for wet weather and always have something warm to put on as the temp can plummet quickly when it rains at this altitude. Refer to the "essentials checklist for daywalks" for what to pack. Please nominate by Thursday 18 January and please indicate on nomination form where you intend to meet. 

½ DW  Fri 26 January  Sylvan Stroll and Fireworks

Grade:    S 1 3

Leader:  John Marshall

Walk:      8km:   Water: 1 litre

Most Australians live in a city, so come along on this stroll through some of Brisbane’s more sylvan suburbs on Australia Day and finish with a flourish with fireworks! 

We will meet at the Regatta CityCat ferry jetty near the corner of Coronation Drive and Sylvan Rd, Toowong for a 4.30pm start. Then we follow the bike path and back streets via Guyatt Park, St.Lucia, UQ – John Oxley Walk, the Eleanor Schonell Bridge and then through Dutton Park with its classic Queenslander homes on the hills by sunset.

We finish at the War Memorial Park at South Brisbane to see the fireworks at 7.30. This will be all urban/parkland walking mainly on pavement. Do wear comfortable footwear and bring water but there are taps and toilets en route. I suggest you use public transport this day to get to the start and home again. 

DW Sun 28 January  Wagawn Track

Grade:  L 3 4  

Leader: Lynne Skaines Petrol:  $15

Water:   Minimum 3 litres

This is a graded track walk of approx. 18km return in Lamington National Park. A side track to Garragoolba Lookout (600m one way) features uninterrupted views of Springbrook, Tweed Valley and Mt Warning. There may be similar views from Wagawn depending on regrowth after weather events. Much of the vegetation here is said to be significant species in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.  

½ DW Sun 4 February  Bribie Low Tide Sunset Walk

Grade:    S 3 3

Leader:  John Marshall

Walk:      8km:   Water: 2 litres

Cool your heels in the waters of Moreton Bay as we explore the southern coastline of Bribie Island from Woorim on the ocean side to Bongaree on the passage side. For those who like long walks along the beach in the cool of the afternoon – this one is 8km and we have the advantage of a falling tide to enable more sand between the toes as we watch the sun slowly sinking in the west behind the bridge, Glasshouse Mountains and the pelicans.

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PLEASE ASSIST LEADERS BY NOMINATING FOR WALKS BY THE TUESDAY PRIOR TO THE WALK *

DW – Daywalk           BC – Basecamp           TW – Throughwalk           SOC – Social        S&T – Safety & Training

GTW – Graded Track Walk         ACC – Accommodated weekend           OS – Outings sec. to confirm leader

New or Potential Members and Guests are asked to come along to our monthly meeting and say Hi.     You can then discuss the walk with the Leader and nominate for your preferred walk, or social event.

Existing Members:-  If you are interested in nominating to come along to a walk or social event please contact the relevant Leader, preferably by the Tuesday night prior to the walk or social.

 

 


                                                                                                     

   

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