Welcome to the Bundaberg Bushwalking Club
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GENERAL INFO

Welcome to our new club website!!!

UPDATE: 22nd Jan 2019
Site is in process of being updated to latest info for club.

If you are interested in hiking, bushwalking, tramping or whatever it is you'd like to call it, you have come to the right place. Our club was started back in 1984 and conducts walks around the Bundaberg region each fortnight, as well as extended trips. We are planning more overnight treks as well so if your interested don't hestiate to get in touch!

The club’s activities include bushwalking, kayaking, overnight hikes and social events. As a club member, you’re kept up-to-date by our monthly newsletter which advertises day trips on most Sundays as well overnight trips. Visitors are most welcome.

We also venture out for extended trips of 4-14 days as well.

Check us out on **[http://www.facebook.com/BundabergBushwalkingClub

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar

February 5, 2019 – Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 7.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

February 10, 2019 - Moore Park Beach Moonlight Walk - EasyS1a
We will start with afternoon tea and then take a moonlight walk along the beach. Everyone is welcome to stay and have fish and chips on the beach. Meet at North State School at 4pm. Contact Barry on 0403 736 420 to register.

February 24, 2019 - Riverview Walk - Easy S1a
An easy stroll along the path at Riverview, followed by a BBQ lunch. BYO BBQ.
Meet at Thabeban State School at 8am. Contact Margot (4153 5595) to register.

February 24, 2019 - Riverview Kayak
Meet at Thabeban State School at 8am. Contact Mary (0414 190 566) to register.

March 5, 2019 – Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 7.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

March 10, 2019 - Secret Garden - Hard S4c
We start walking along a forestry track, but then head down a steep bush slope to find the secret garden – a hidden mini-gorge full of staghorn ferns. If everyone is interested, we will also walk out to Coongarra Cave, a large cave with a great view to the west. This is an off-track walk that involves some rock scrambling. Agility a must. 4WD required, so if you need a lift let the leader know. Requirements - 3 litres of water, food, hat, sunscreen and a personal first-aid kit. Leave from Coles Kensington car park at 7.00am. Contact Darryl (0409 796 723) to register.

March 10, 2019 - Coongarra Waterfall - Easy S1a
Coongarra Waterfall is in Mt Walsh NP. 4WD vehicles are required to get us to the car park, and then there is a short walk in to the waterfall, which is often only a trickle. You can then spread out and explore the area. Leave from Coles Kensington car park at 7.00am. Contact Darryl (0409 796 723) to register.

March 17, 2019 - Kayak - Bucca Crossing
Kayak at Bucca Crossing. Meet at North State School at 7am. Contact Mary (0414 190 566) to register.

March 24, 2019 - The Bluff, Mt Walsh NP - Hard S4d - introduction to hard walks
This is a steep walk and climb up Mt Walsh on a marked national park track. The top section requires rock scrambling and there are some steep sections. From the top there are fantastic views over Biggenden and the surrounding area. As we go up and back the same track, and the round trip is about 2.5 - 3 hours, we will run this one as an introduction to hard walks. If you want to give a hard walk a go but aren't sure if you can make it, join us for this one. If you need to stop at any time, you can either walk back to the cars or wait and we will collect you on the way back. The leader will be able to tell you how you will go on other hard walks. Meet at Kensington Coles at 7am. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

March 24, 2019 - Stripey Boulder, Mt Walsh NP - Medium S2b
This walk is in Mt Walsh NP. We start at the car park with the hard walkers, but veer off before it gets to steep to see the striped boulder. This is an off track walk. Meet at Kensington Coles at 7am. Contact Allison (0448 846 084) to register.

April 2, 2019 – Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 7.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

April 7, 2019 - Dingo Track - Easy and Medium walks - S2b
This off track walk in Goodnight Scrub starts along the road, then veers off down a hill and along a valley before returning to the road. Approx 8km. For the easy walkers, we won't go off track- a shorter walk of about 4km along the road through the bush. Option for a swim at Booyal crossing after the walk. Meet at North State School at 7am. Contact Michelle (0428 957 326) to register.

April 13 & 14, 2019 - Overnight walk at Boolbunda Rock - Hard - M4e
We haven't walked this before, so this walk is to see if we can find a track. We will start by walking up to Boolbunda Rock and camping the night in the vicinity (as there is a tank on the rock). The climb is very steep, with rocky scree slopes so with a pack this will be a test of your fitness. Sunday we will walk along the ridge to the south, and try to come back down another ridge to return to the cars. You will need to provide your own equipment (pack, tent, food etc). Meet at Contact Lucinda on 0421 011 181 to register.

April 19 - 22, 2019 - Easter Camping weekend at Kroombit Tops
More details to follow. There are several walks in the area but no facilities (including toilets) in the campground.

May 4-6, 2019 – Combined Camp (members only)
This years combined camp will be hosted by the Capricornia club. Members will be forwarded details over the coming months.

May 7, 2019 – Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 7.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

May 12, 2019 – Cycle the Turtle Trail
We haven't done a bike ride before, so it's nice to have a new activity on the calendar! This will be a cycle along the Turtle Trail from Bargara to Mon Repos and back. Meet at the turtle playground at Bargara at 8am. Contact Cameron (0401 435 954) to register.

May 19, 2019 – Waterfall Creek - Hard S3c
This is a lovely walk in Mt Walsh NP. We start at the Utopia rock pools and walk up the creek to a waterfall (could be a trickle if no recent rain). Approx 3 hours return. Meet at Kensington Coles at 7am. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

May 18, 2019 – Moonlight Walk - Easy S1a
Details TBA

May 26, 2019 – Kayak at Mingo Crossing
Kayak at Mingo Crossing - this will be a long one, about 10km. Meet at North State School at 7am or consider camping the night before. Contact Mary (0414 190 566) to register.

May 30 - June 2, 2019 – Show Holiday Weekend
Date claimer at this stage - weekend destination to be advised.

June 4, 2019 – Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 7.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

June 16, 2019 – Giant's Staircase - Hard S4e
This walk is a full day walk at the back of Mt Walk NP. We will walk along the creek, which involves over an hour of rock hopping in both directions. Then there is a steep climb and scramble up the "staircase", with some great views up high. We walk back the same way. This is one of the hardest walks on our calendar, so this is for fit walkers only and you must bring at least 3 litres of water. Meet at 7am at Kensington Coles. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

June 16, 2019 – Cordalba State Forest - Easy S2a
This is an easy walk along the forestry tracks in Cordalba State Forest. Meet at 7am at Kensington Coles. Contact Margot (4153 5595) to register.

June 30, 2019 – Palm Valley - Hard S4d
4WD into Mt Walsh NP (Coongarra Rock side, beyond the waterfall) to find Palm Valley. This will be a 2hr drive each way. The walk involves a very, very steep descent through scrub to reach the valley full of palms, where the terrain flattens out. Meet at 7am at Kensington Coles. Contact Darryl (0409 796 723) to register.

June 30, 2019 – Barolin Nature Reserve - Easy S1a
An easy walk through Barolin Nature Reserve at Bargara. Leave Thabeban Sate School at 8am. Contact Verlie (4152 8855) to register.

July 26 - 28, 2019 – Weekend trip to Bunya Mountains
Weekend trip to Bunya Mountains for various walks. So that Barry can investigate accommodation options and costs, if you are at all interested please let Barry know by the 5 February (next meeting) - this will not be an RSVP, this is just so that options can be investigated.

June 23, 2019 – Planning Meeting
This meeting will be to plan the walk calendar for the second half of the 2019. If you cannot make the meeting, we are still happy to receive ideas beforehand, especially if you are interested in leading the walk. Meet at the bush chapel area (next to Cafe 1928) at the Botanic Gardens at 10am. We will have lunch and a catch-up after the meeting. BYO chair, food and ideas!

Date TBA - Dairy Creek/Hogsback Range Waterfall - Hard S3c
This walk is best done shortly after rain, when the falls are flowing, so whenever it rains near a weekend Lucinda is free, this walk will be scheduled and notified to members via email. The walk is up Dairy Creek which in April was fairly thick with regrowth, and after rain can be slow to navigate. We then have a steep climb up to the first drop of the waterfall, then another short, steep climb up and around the lower drop to the top drop. This is a full day walk. When scheduled (likely in summer) contact Lucinda on 0421 011 181 to register.

CLUB NEWSLETTERS

February 2018 EDITION

March 2018 EDITION

April 2018 EDITION

May 2018 EDITION

June 2018 EDITION

July 2018 EDITION

August 2018 EDITION

September 2018 EDITION

November 2018 EDITION

OLD CLUB NEWSLETTERS

2017

February 2017 EDITION March 2017 EDITION May 2017 EDITION June 2017 EDITION July 2017 EDITION August 2017 EDITION October 2017 EDITION November 2017 EDITION December 2017 EDITION

2016

July 2016 EDITIONAugust 2016 EDITIONSeptember 2016 EDITIONOctober 2016 EDITIONNovember 2016 EDITIONDecember 2016 EDITION

WALK LEADERS INFORMATION

Walk Leaders Guide

Walk Form

Incident Report Form

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK FORM FOR TEMPORARY MEMBERS

CLUB INFORMATION

Club Information Booklet

Members Application & Renewal Form

MEMBER EMERGENCY CONTACT & MEDICAL INFORMATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK FORM FOR MEMBERS

GEAR GUIDE

This info might be of interest to those members looking to purchase new gear for their next trip:
https://www.trailhiking.com.au/
http://www.bushwalkingaustralia.org
Backpacking Light
Backpacking Clothing System
Lightweight Backpacking

Or check out this Australia Wide bushwalking forum:
http://www.bushwalk.com

or talk to another one of our members to learn some do's and dont's!

Paddy Pallin Webb Stite
Montane Air eVENT Rain Jacket Review

WALK RELATED INFO

Mt Walsh Geological History
Mt Walsh Native Species
Goodnight Scrub Native Species
Coalstoun Lakes Geology
Coalstoun Lakes National Park Species
Woowoonga National Park Species List

FEES & MEMBERSHIP

Current Fees (due July 1 each year)

(1) Membership Fees:
Member Type Cost
Adult $20 per person
Under 18 $10 per person for one or more children of one family
(2) Walk fees:
Member Type Cost
Adults $2 per walk
Children 5-18 yrs $2 per walk
Visitor $4.00 per walk

Visitors attending a walk are temporary members for the walk, upon signing the acknowledgment of risk and obligations until the walk outing is complete. Subsequent attendance will also require temporary membership, until application is made to join the club, usually after the second walk.

Housekeeping Rules

All persons take part in outings on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk. They agree that the responsibility, which they take for their own safety, is the same that they would apply if they were on their own organised outing.

Those intending to participate on outings are asked to contact the nominated walk leader prior to the walk. This particularly applies to newcomers to club outings. Comfortable walking shoes/boots and suitable clothing should be worn on all club outings. A suitable day pack should also be carried (see inside for suggested packs)

Our club is affiliated with Bushwalking Queensland
http://www.bushwalkingqueensland.org.au/
And Bushwalking Australia
http://www.bushwalkingaustralia.org/

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