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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

                

Outings Program January – July 2019

Our 6-month walks program is now available. Note, this is subject to change with additional walks or date changes likely as we progress through the year.

Offers of extra walks are most welcome, particularly on Sundays as we are biased towards Saturdays at the moment.

An initiative is the inclusion of midweek Social "Sunset Walks" which will hopefully encourage prospective members to come and try something easy and to consider membership.

The intention is to trial these social walks on selected Thursdays; we will add these to the program on a demand-driven basis through the year.

This will be an opportunity to enjoy relaxing walks in our urban and nearby areas in the cool of the evening for a couple of hours from around 4pm.

Coffee or meal breaks could follow depending on desires of the group.

Please ask your acquaintances if they would like to join us and give it a go.

John Marshall – Outings Secretary

Walks Program   January – February 2019

 

 

DW Sat 12 January  Western Cliffs via Historic Forestry Camp

Grade: M 4 3

Leader: Lynne Skaines 

Water: 2+ litres minimum

Petrol: $20 from Sunnybank

This walk is an extension of The Bluffs DW of 10 November.

After departing on the Border Track we take a short side track to the site of an old forestry camp where the remnant buildings can be seen along with interpretive signage of the interesting history.

Footpads then take us to the cliffs and Lyrebird Lookout, Orchid Grotto, Moonlight Crag and a lunch stop at Morans Falls with further possible options before a return to the carpark.

The walk is considered "off track" but on a well-worn footpad and is mainly through rainforest so most suitable for this time of year. 

 

SOC Tue 15 January  Walk and dinner

Venue: Baba Ganouj Lebanese Restaurant, 6A Little Stanley Street, South Bank

Organiser: Neil Douglas

Nominate by 14 January (be sure to nominate so you can be informed if the walk has to be cancelled because of the weather)

Meet: For the walk – South Bank Pier 1 at 5.55pm SHARP for the 5.59 CityCat downstream

            For the meal only – Baba Ganouj at 7.15pm

Parking: paid parking in adjacent underground carparks, or there are many public transport options

This is the time of year with latest sunsets so, weather permitting, we’ll take advantage of the daylight for an evening river walk.

The idea is to take the CityCat to Sydney Street, New Farm (bring your Go Card if you have one) then walk back along the boardwalk out over the river to the newly opened Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment.

After a bit of time checking this out we’ll continue along the river to the Botanic Gardens, walk through them then over the Goodwill Bridge back to South Bank.

After this, dinner will be at the Baba Ganouj. This has a selection of tasty and rather exotic dishes at reasonable prices.

 

½ DW Sat 19 January  West End river walk

Grade: S 1 1

Leader: Alison Horsley 

Water: 1 litre

Walk distance: 10km if doing the whole walk, including the Brisbane Greeter segment; otherwise 7.4km.

This walk will follow the bicycle/walking path alongside the Brisbane River from Orleigh Park at West End to Kurilpa Park under the William Jolly Bridge in the city, exploring the Davies Park Saturday morning market along the way.

At 10am we will meet up with a Brisbane Greeter who will then lead a guided tour to some West End places of interest. (Warning: It is likely that only 6 people will be permitted to join the Greeter part of the walk, so book in early to do the walk if you are interested.)

Those not participating in the Greeter tour could return to the starting point either on foot or by CityCat from South Bank.

Much of the walk is unshaded, so sunscreen, hat and long sleeves are recommended.

 

SOC Thurs 24 January  Sunset Walk Teneriffe bushland

Grade: S 2 1

Leader: John Marshall 

Distance: 4km

A cool walk along the river, past flashy units and old woolstores, then up through some surprising natural bush to emerge among colonial domestic architecture with great views of the city.

Then descend past modern unit and recycled industrial architecture back to the start.

Bring money for the Swiss Chocolatier shop and coffee afterwards.

CityCat or City Glider Route 60 bus can get you there. Please invite your friends to join us.

 

DW Sat 2 February  Mt Hobwee Circuit

Grade: L 3 3  approx 20km

Leader: Heather Buchanan  

Water: 2 litres min, more if weather is hot

Petrol: $18 ex S’bank,  $8 ex Canungra  

Mt Hobwee Circuit is one of the longer graded track walks starting from Binna Burra. The walk is totally through rainforest and goes to one of the highest points along the border in Lamington. There are specky views down into NSW from a couple of lookouts.

It's a good walk for the hot summer months as the temp is always several degrees lower at that elevation.

Don't forget to pack all the usual daywalk essentials. Please nominate by Thursday 31 January and indicate on the nomination form where you intend to meet.

 

SOC Thurs 7 February  Sunset Walk Bulimba

Grade: S 1 1

Leader: John Marshall

 

Distance: 4km

A lovely flat walk along the river from Apollo Rd to Oxford St Bulimba, passing classic Queenslander homes and boat builder premises with views across to Hamilton, then a path through parkland around to Oxford St.

We will wander up to the Oxford St café strip for afters. Come by CityCat to Apollo Rd terminal.

 

½ DW Sun 10 February  Ransome-Wellington Point

Leader: Euey Mangan

 

Distance: 10km approx.

Water: 1 litre

It's summer, so that means shorter, flatter, easier walks close to home. First up we'll do a car shuffle to Wellington Point. 

We walk through Koala habitat beside Tingalpa Creek, then on the Moreton Bay Cycleway over the creek to Thorneside, through suburbia and parks, through melaleuca along the other side of the creek.

We walk beside Moreton Bay on boardwalks and paths through wetlands and parks and then mainly on footpaths to Wellington Point Reserve.

We can have dinner at the pub, or maybe we'll find something more suitable closer to the reserve. I'll supply afternoon tea and if you don't want to take a backpack. I can carry extra water bottles in my pack.

There are toilets and bubblers along the way and no need for hiking boots – sandals or runners will be fine.

 

 

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Meeting at 7.30pm

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

 
 

 

 

DW Sat 16 February  West Canungra Creek and Bullant Spur

Grade: M 4 5

Leader: Lynne Skaines 

 Water: 3 litres minimum 

Petrol: $20 from Sunnybank

At time of writing, this walk remains closed for reconstruction / repair. It is anticipated, the track will have re-opened by date of proposed walk and a recce will have been completed.

It is proposed to undertake this beautiful, scenic walk in an anti-clockwise direction and incorporate the Bullant Spur which is a steep ascent and off-track.

The rest of the walk is on graded track with 7-8 creek crossings and numerous waterfalls to visit. Be prepared for wet feet, possible muddy, slippery conditions and leeches.

Walking poles (if you use them) and insect repellent recommended. Will be great to experience the repaired track conditions.

 

Advanced notices  EXT 29 July-5 August

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, 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

 

 

EXT 16-27 February New Zealand North Island

Leader: Neil Douglas

Nominations for this extended outing have now closed.

 


                           

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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