Welcome to the Bundaberg Bushwalking Club
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GENERAL INFO

Welcome to our new club website!!!

UPDATE: 19th July 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

July 26 - 28, 2019 – Weekend trip to Bunya Mountains
Weekend trip to Bunya Mountains for various walks. Reservations are now closed.

July 21, 2019 - Planning Meeting for Bunya Mountains Trip
Walkers joining the Bunya Mountains trip are asked to attend this meeting to discuss the trip and finalise details. Meet at 10am at the Bush Chapel area in the Botanic Gardens (tip - park on Young Street and walk through the pedestrian gate). Contact Barry (0403 736 420) if you have any questions.

July 28, 2019 - Moore Park to Kolan River Beach Walk, Easy s2a
Walk along Moore Park Beach to the Kolan River and back again. Walk will be approximately 7.6 km return. There is no vehicle access to enable walkers to do the walk one way. The walk will be subject to good weather. Meet at 9am at North State School. Contact Allison (0448 846 084) to register.

August 4, 2019 - Buxton - Easy S1a
This is an easy walk of about 6.5km through the national park on formed tracks. The walk should take about 2 hours, and then if anyone would like to continue on to Buxton for lunch there is a classic car and motorbike festival on. Depart Thabeban State School at 8am. Contact Dee (0407 805 125) to register.

August 6, 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.

August 11, 2019 - Mt Bania, Medium S4c
Mt Bania is near Gaeta. This is an off track climb, relatively steep but no rock scrambling. There are beautiful views to the north from the rocky outcrop at the top. Walk should be approximately 3 hours return. Depart North State School at 7am. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

August 11, 2019 - Granite Creek - Easy S1a
An easy walk along a forest road. You drive along the Granite Creek Forest Road (OK for conventional vehicles) to the start of the Dawes Range Road. On the way in, stop and inspect 3 nice water holes on Granite Creek. This area is within the Bulburin National Park. We will have morning tea at the Granite Creek Rest Area. Meet at the toilet block at Gin Gin at 8.30am. Contact Chris Officer (0429 809 282) to register or if you have any questions.

August 25, 2019 - Mt Woowoonga - Hard M4d
Details being refined, more information to come - hopefully something new! Depart Coles Kensington at 7am. Contact Andrew (0434 965 603) to register.

August 25, 2019 - Crater Lakes, Coulston - Easy S2b
Approximately 5km walk to both lakes. The beginning of the walk has a steeper section, and there can be some loose rocks underfoot. There is an option to only do one lake and not go on to the second lake. After the walk we will also drive out to look at the historic Chowey Bridge, and on the way home go via Paradise Dam to do the short mine walk. Depart Coles Kensington at 7.30am. Contact Allison (0448 846 084) to register.

September 3, 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.

September 8, 2019 - Woodgate - Easy S2a
An easy walk at Woodgate, details to be confirmed. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

September 8, 2019 - Eel Creek - Hard M3c
A lovely walk in the Utopia section of Mt Walsh NP. Walk along Eel Creek (rock hopping and scrambling required), with an optional side trip up a gorge for some views. Depending on rain there should be waterholes for swimming. Depart Coles Kensington at 7am. Contact Martin (0459 724 294) to register.

September 14-15, 2019 - Overnight Walk, Palm Valley - Hard M3c
An overnight walk to Palm Valley, Mt Walsh NP, to (hopefully) see the fireflies at night. More details to come. 4WD/AWD required, and if camping must provide own equipment. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

September 22, 2019 - Wildflower walk - Easy
To be confirmed - this will either be a Vera Scarth Johnson reserve or Kinkuna NP.

September 27 - 30, 2019 – Annual Pilgrimage, Aratula
The Pilgrimage for 2019 will be held at Camp Laurence, via Aratula 27-30 September 2019. There will be a range of bushwalks, plus bike rides and kayaking with direct access to the lake. More details at www.bushwalkingqueensland.org.au/pilgrimage.php. This is the 50th Anniversary Pilgrimage, so it should be a great weekend!

September 29, 2019 - Bike Ride
Join Darryl and Cameron for a bike ride starting at the Burnett Heads marina. Meet at the car park at the marina at 8am. Contact Cameron (0401 435 954).

October 1, 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.

October 5 - 7, 2019 - Weekend camp at Ubobo
Date claimer at this stage with more details to come. Spend the Queen's Birthday long weekend camping at Ubobo. Bring your own tent/van, or use the dormitory accommodation available. Variety of walks/activities on offer.

October 20, 2019 - Goodnight Scrub - Easy S1a
A walk through Goodnight Scrub on national park tracks. Visit the old ranger's house, ancient grass trees and the "Magic Faraway Tree". About 5-7km. Depart North State School at 8am. Contact Michelle (0428 957 326) to register.

October 20, 2019 - Camp Creek - Med/Hard S3c
A 3 - 4 hour walk up Camp Creek (near Mt Perry) and return. The walk will involve a lot of rock hopping and scrambling, and there should be a pool at the end that this suitable for swimming (depending on whether we have had rain). If it is raining or showers the walk will be cancelled as the rocks are extremely slippery in the wet. Depart North State School at 7am. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

November 2-3, 2019 - Weekend trip to Gympie Rattler
Date claimer at this stage for a weekend trip to go on the Gympie Rattler, with some walking/kayaking to be included. More details to come.

November 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.

November 17, 2019 - Baldwin Swamp - Easy S1a
An easy walk through Baldwin Wetlands. Meet at the BBQ shed on Que Hee Street. Contact Crystal on 0422 171 704 to register.

December 1, 2019 - Christmas Party
Mary and Willi have again offered the use of their property at Bucca. All attendees to please bring a plate of nibbles/sweets to share, your own cutlery, chair and drinks. BBQ brunch will be provided by the club. Partners are welcome (even if they are not members).
Meet at North Bundaberg primary school at 8.30am to travel out. Don't forget to bring your photo competition entries!

December 22, 2019 - Social Outing, Paragon Theatre
That's right, we aren't finishing with the Christmas Party this year! The historic Paragon Theatre in Childers will be showing the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street on Sunday, 22nd December at 10am. Cost is $10 per person. Depart Thabeban State School at 8.45am.

CLUB NEWSLETTERS

March 2019 EDITION

April 2019 EDITION

May 2019 EDITION

June 2019 EDITION

OLD CLUB NEWSLETTERS

2018

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

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 per year or $10 after Jan
Under 18 $10 per person for one or more children of one family
(2) Walk fees:
Member Type Cost
Adults $0 per walk
Children 5-18 yrs $0 per walk
Visitor $5.00 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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