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Walks  Programme



Walk Gradings




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  December 2018 – January 2019

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DW Sat 15 Dec  Tooloona Ck Circuit

Grade: L 3 3

Leader: Euey Mangan 

Distance: 17.4km

Water: 3 litres

Petrol: $20

This has to be one of the prettiest walks in the Green Mountains. We did this walk last year after rain and lost count of the waterfalls and cascades. It's all graded track with creek crossings and lunch at the beautiful Wanungara Lookout. 

Choose your own adventure! This walk complements John Marshall's walk on the Sunday (see below). You can do either or both walks, camp for one or two nights or stay at O'Reilly's Guest House.

If camping, book through QPWS and there are hot showers If you can't be bothered cooking, you can buy meals at O'Reilly's. 


DW Sun 16 December  Blue Pool

Grade: M 4 4

Leader: John Marshall     

Petrol: $18

Water:  2 litres

Walk Distance: 10km

We will follow the graded track down to Blue Pool, returning the same way. Relax on the rocks and watch the eels. We may explore further down to Stairway Falls, track conditions depending, for those interested.

The walk back up is a sustained elevation gain, so plenty of water and frequent stops. This will suit any members basecamping or lodging for the weekend and also any coming for the day. All on graded tracks, no steep off track.

The extensive road works on the O’Reilly’s road is virtually complete with just 2 sets of temporary traffic lights near Mt Cainbable on one-lane sections. Please drive carefully and be prepared to stop on the red.


SOC Sat 29 December  Rocks Riverside Park

Leader: Di Edwards 

Bring: Cold evening meal, drinks, plates, etc,  maybe something to share. There are barbeques nearby if you wish. Also torch, mozzie repellent, chair. Sandals or light shoes should be fine for a short walk around 1 hour.

Enjoy a friendly chat beside the Brisbane River. There should be cool evening breezes off the water.  There are picnic shelters nearby if it turns showery.

There is an option to join me for a short walk to explore some of the local area or just an amble around the nearby Rocks River Park.

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Meeting at 7.30pm

Little Kings Hall, cnr O’Keefe & Carl streets, Buranda






Advance notices 

EXT 16-27 February 2019  New Zealand North Island

Leader: Neil Douglas 

Number limit: 6 (governed by hut capacity)

This outing will have two throughwalks, comprising about half of the Round-the-Mountain Track in Tongariro National Park (2 full days and 2 half days), and most of the Aotea Track on Great Barrier Island (2 half days and 1 full day).  Overnight accommodation on the walks will be in Department of Conservation huts.

The itinerary for the outing has now been set, as follows:

 17/2 – Bus Auckland to Ohakune

 18/2 – Charter transport to Round-the-Mountain Track (via Ohakune Mountain Road)

 19/2 and 20/2 – On track

 21/2 – Charter transport from Waihohonu Hut access track to Ohakune

 22/2 – Bus or train Ohakune to Auckland

 23/2 – Free in Auckland (possible Waitakere Ranges visit)

 24/2 – Ferry to Great Barrier Island, charter transport to Aotea Track

 25/2 – On Aotea Track

 26/2 – Charter transport from Port Fitzroy, ferry to Auckland. 

EXT 29 July-5 August 2019  Jatbula

We have obtained approval for 5 participants for the above walk. Please register and commit to the walk before 1 June 2019.  First in best dressed.

Travel Brisbane to Darwin 29 July.  Commence walk at Katherine Gorge 31 July.  Six days, five nights. Complete walk at Edith Falls 5 August. 

Travel to Darwin afternoon 5 August. Can take late night flight (same night) about 1am from Darwin to Brisbane, landing about 5am, 6 August or, if overnighting in Darwin, sometime later that day 6 August – or your own arrangements if sightseeing in Darwin.

The walk is one of the best in the country, with excellent camp sites and swimming holes each night.  The only catch is the heat; about 33 deg Celsius average maximum. Total distance about 60km. This time of the year, crisp mornings and warm days.

Contact Dallas Green 




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.  



 Bushwalkers of Southern Queensland inc.  (BOSQ)    GPO Box 1274 Brisbane Qld  4001      Ph. 07 3349 1949