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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 Programme   November - December 2017


DW Sat 18 November   Springbrook-Settlement to Apple Tree Park

Grade:       S 3 3 / S 3 3

Leader:     Patrick O’Donoghue

Contact:     0417 757 410


Petrol:       $19.00    95km

Water:       2 litres   

We will meet at the Sunnybank Railway Station and carpooling is encouraged. The walk will commence at the beginning of the Great Walk from the Settlement-National Parks Day Use Area, Carricks Rd, Springbrook Mountain. (aim to arrive there around 8.20am subject to traffic).  A car shuffle is involved with some cars to be left at the Apple Tree Park Car Park on the way up.

The ONLY road access to Springbrook is from Numinbah Valley side (via exit 69-Nerang, Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Pine Creek).  NB: Road from Mudgeeraba to Springbrook is closed indefinitely.

This is the start of the SEQ Great Walk on a graded track. Part of the loop track closed, but this does not affect us. There is a creek crossing at Warringa Pool and also at Little Nerang Creek. During the recce, I was able to cross with minimal water in shoe, or otherwise just paddle across.

The track down to Little Nerang Creek has lots of steps in place to assist getting to the creek and lots of steps and a very steep climb back to road level and down to Apple Tree Park.

Lunch will be at Apple Tree Park and the Canyon Walk (approx 6km) is offered and proposed. Coffee and cake at Springbrook.

We walk past lookouts and Purlingbrook Falls and the Springbrook Mountain area is a wonderful place to walk. The club has not done this walk for a long time.

Looking forward to members coming along for good days walk in a wonderful area.


DW Sun 19 November  Byron Creek

Grade:       M 5 4

Leader:      Dallas Green


Water:        2 litres

We have walked this option once before. We start from a parking spot on the back road from Dayboro to the Gantry Picnic Area, traveling down a winding access track to Byron Creek. Most of it is then along Byron Creek, which is a very attractive walk.

There’s some rough walking in the middle, climbing down to and around a waterfall. There’s only one real road walk back to the cars.

On our return will be to Dayboro for a late coffee etc.

Being November, this walk could be cancelled because of very hot weather or very wet conditions. Then again, we could be lucky; a decision would be made in the week preceding the walk.


Soc Tue 21 November  Social dinner

Venue:       Marine World Seafood Café, 19/1029 Manly Rd, Tingalpa

Organiser: Chris Schulter


Meet: 6.30pm at the Schluters   and then we will walk to the café, followed by coffee and dessert at the Schluters – $5.00 contribution towards ingredients. Nominations by Sunday 19th.    


DW Sat 25 November Wivenhoe Hill Trail

Grade:      M 3 4

Distance:  13km

Leader:     Mal Dorricott


Fuel:         $10

Water:       2 Litres

This is a multi-use trail along the shore of Lake Wivenhoe with scenic views of the lake. It is quite hilly with some steep sections, but is suitable for reasonably fit beginners.

We will car pool from Goodna to the start of the walk with a pit stop at Fernvale. It is a loop walk with a portable toilet at the start. We will have morning tea on the walk and drive a short distance to Captain Logan day use area for lunch after the walk, where there are excellent picnic facilities and a swimming enclosure.

Please call me for directions if you intend to meet us at the start of the walk. It should be a lovely walk in early spring. It is election day, so you will need to vote on the way home, unless you do a pre-poll vote. The walk will be cancelled if the forecast maximum temperature for Esk is more than 30°C.



Soc  Sun 3 December Christmas Party

Time: 4-7pm Venue: Sir John Chandler Park Indooroopilly (end of Meiers Rd) RSVP:

To Judy Whitehorne by Wednesday, 29 November for catering purposes.

 Food will be provided – bring your own drinks, plates, cutlery, cups and chair.

Wear something festive – you know the kind of things! Cost $5 per person.

Also, a contribution to a Christmas food hamper to be given to those in need this Christmas will be most appreciated.

Come and enjoy the cool of the evening by the river and celebrate the conclusion of another great year of walks with our club.  

DW Sat 9 December  Toolona Ck Circuit

Grade:       L 3 5

Distance:   17.4km

Leader:     Euey Mangan

Water:        3lt

Fuel:          $15

This has to be one of the prettiest walks in the Green Mountains, with five waterfalls and two lookouts. If it's hot and sticky in Brisbane it'll be cool in the mountains (pun intended) I'll be camping Saturday night and doing John Marshall's Lyrebird Circuit walk on the Sunday. Campsites can be booked with QPWS, there are hot showers and I'll be having dinner at O'Reilly's Guest House. 


DW  Sun 10 December  Lyrebird Lookout Circuit

Grade:   M 4 3

Leader:  John Marshall 


Walk:   10km

Petrol:   $20

Water:  2 litres

This is the classic “grand tour” taking in many of the scenic and historic features near O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Walking a combination of graded track, taped off track routes and farm roads we will visit the Old Forestry Camp recently restored as an historic site, Morans Ck, several spectacular lookouts over the Albert River gorge including Lyrebird Lookout, Castle Crag, and Morans Falls.

The going will be relatively easy but moderate fitness is required to negotiate the rougher sections and the steep pitches on the farm roads. Plenty of photo opportunities with some of the best scenery in south east Qld laid out before you. We should have time after the walk for coffee in Canungra.


Tuesday 12 December 2017 Meeting    7:30 pm

Little Kings Hall, cnr. O’Keefe & Carl Sts.    Buranda






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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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