Welcome to the Bundaberg Bushwalking Club
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GENERAL INFO

Welcome to our new club website!!!

UPDATE: 4th March 2021
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

March 7, 2021 - Kaliwa Hut - Easy/Med M1b
Approximately 10km return along forestry roads. There is an option to drive closer to the hut to make is a shorter walk. Meet at North Bundaberg State School at 7.30am.
Contact Michelle (0428 957 326) for times and to register.

March 14, 2021 - Kayak - Baffle Creek
Paddle along Baffle Creek. Meet at North State School at 7.30am. Contact Mary (0414 190 566) to register.

March 14, 2021 - Stoney Creek, Mt Walsh - Very Hard, M4d
A hard walk starting from the Mt Walsh car park, heading out to Stoney Creek, then up to Razorback and Bluff Mt and return. Approximately 8 hours, 10 - 11km. Bring AT LEAST 3 litres of water, morning and afternoon tea and lunch. Due to the difficulty, this walk is for members who have already done some hard walks with the club. Meet at 7am at Biggenden.
Contact Marty (0459 724 294) to register.

March 20, 2021 (Saturday) - Mt Walsh, Mt Walsh National Park – Hard S3c
This hard walk will leave from the Mt Walsh picnic area. Mt Walsh is 703 metres above sea level and a reasonable level of fitness is required for this walk. Excellent views from the top. Requirements - 3 litres of water, food, hat, sunscreen and a personal first-aid kit. Leave from Brothers Club car park at 7.00am. Contact Bell (0447 826 149) to register.

March 21, 2021 - Coonarr Beach - Easy S1a
Approximately 2.5km one way (5km return), just along the beach. No track, compacted or loose sand to walk on. Same way back. Beautiful in the morning or evening. Meet at Thabeban State School at 7am. Contact Angela (0447 226 854) by text only.

April 2 - 5, 2021 - Easter Camp at Gaeta
We will camp at Gaeta reserve. The campground has unpowered sites, a BBQ, tank water, a BBQ shelter with table, toilets but no showers. We will do a variety of walks over the weekend, depending on the interests of those in attendance. Please contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register. If you are interested in joining us just for a day walk, you are welcome, but please contact Lucinda BEFORE Good Friday (as there is no phone reception at Gaeta)
to discuss so that we can try to plan a walk to suit. Cost is $5 per person per night (donation to the Gaeta Rural Fire Brigade).

April 4, 2021 - Easter Sunday easy walk - Moore Park, Easy s1a
Details to be confirmed. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

April 6, 2021 - Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 6.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

April 17, 2021 - Kayak - Elliott River
Enjoy a lovely paddle on the Elliot River. Contact Michelle (0428 957 326) for times and to register. You are welcome to stay after the paddle for a BBQ/lunch at Elliott Heads, and if you would like to join us only for the BBQ not the paddle you are also welcome!

April 18, 2021 - Utopia Falls - Hard s3c
The beautiful walk will start at Utopia Falls at walk upstream to a waterfall, and return the same way. Depending on the flow of the creek and the vegetation, this walk will involve a lot of rock hopping and walking through/around the scrub. There are a couple of tricky sections where you need to walk along small rock ledges. Approximately 7km return, 5 - 6 hours.
Bring morning tea and lunch. Contact Bell (0447 826 149) to register.

April 18, 2021 - Cordalba State Forrest Hoo Koo e Koo trail - M2b
A circuit of approximately 11 - 12 km using the mountain bike tracks in the Cordalba state forest for walking. Be aware of mountain bikers to share the track with. Meet at Thabeban State School at 7am.
Contact Angela (0447 226 854) by text only.

April 21 - 22, 2021 - Mid week trip to Gympie Rattler
Travel to Gympie and take a trip on the Gympie Rattler on Wednesday. On Thursday visit the markets at Maryborough. We will look at staying at Gympie.
Contact Mary Buchmann (4157 8159/0497 759 688) to register.

May 1-3, 2021 - Combined Camp
We are waiting to hear from the Gladstone club whether Combined Camp is going ahead this year. We will forward details of the camp to all members once received.

May 2, 2021 - Mon Repos to Burnett Heads - Easy/Med m1b
This scenic walk will be on the formed (mainly concrete) track along the waterfront. Meet at Mon Repos at 8am. Contact Ann (0418 793 848) to register.

May 4 - Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 6.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

May 16, 2021 - Giant's Staircase (Mt Walsh NP) - Very Hard M4e
This is one of the hardest walks on our calendar. We start by rock hopping (and if the vegetation is thick, bush bashing) along the creek. The creek then starts to ascend, and we have some steep "stairs" to climb, before ascending to the top of the ridge. We will then walk across the saddle to the "Devil's Playground", an interesting rock formation, before heading back down a ridge to rejoin the creek and return to the cars. We will likely return to Bundaberg close to/after dark. This is a very strenuous walk and is usually very popular, so this walk will ONLY be open to members (no visitors) who have done at least one hard walk with the club beforehand. Meet at Coles Kensington at 7am. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

May 16, 2021 - Cordalba State Forest - easy S1a
At easy walk on forestry tracks. Meet at Coles Kensington at 8am. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

May 30, 2021 - Coongarra Waterfall to Coongarra Rock - Hard s3d
We start this walk at the waterfall and walk one-way through to Coongarra Rockpools and Coongarra Rock. Most of this walk is relatively flat along the creek, with some rock hopping. However there are some sections that are quite steep. It will take approximately 6 hours, although only about 8km. Bring morning tea, lunch and at least 3 litres of water. Meet at Coles Kensington at 8am. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

May 30, 2021 - Nielsen Park to Mon Repos - easy s1a
A lovely scenic walk along formed paths. Meet at 8am at Quay Street Parklands. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

June 1, 2021 - Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 6.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

June 13, 2021 - Coongarra Rockpools from Coulston Lakes - Medium s3b
Approximately 45 minute walk each way mainly along the creek to the lovely Coongarra Rockpools. If this walk is after rain, it will involve some creek crossings. Meet at Coles Kensington at 7am.
Contact Crystal (0422 171 704) to register.

June 13, 2021 - Coongarra Rock - Hard s4d
We will start at the car park at the base of the rock, walk down along the creek and climb to the top. Coongarra Rock has fantastic 360 degree views from the top. The walk is only about 3 hours return, but this does include some steep rock scrambling and chimney section. Appropriate shoes are essential. Meet at Coles Kensington at 8am. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.

June - Mt Bartle Frere, Babinda Boulders - Expressions of Interest
Michelle is looking at doing a trip to NQ to do Mt Bartle Frere and other walks in the area. Mt Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland, is an overnight walk.
Contact Michelle (0428 957 326) to discuss if you are interested.

June 20, 2021 - Planning Meeting
Details to come.

June 27, 2021 - Coongarra Rock to Coongarra Cave - Hard m4d
Details to be finalised closer to the date, but we will likely climb Coongarra Rock then walk down the other side, climbing back up to Coongarra Cave, a huge cave facing west. We will then return to the cars. 4wd/high clearance required to access this area of Mt Walsh NP. Contact Marty (0459 724 294) to register. Meet at Coles Kensington at 7am, or Lions Park Biggenden at 8am.

June 27, 2021 - Stripey Boulder (Mt Walk NP) - Medium s3b
This is a 3.7km walk 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.

June 27, 2021 - Easy Walk TBA
Details to come.

July 6, 2021 - Monthly Meeting
Meet at Bundaberg State High School (F Block) beside the Administration Building at 6.00pm. Park on Maryborough Street and enter through the gate beside the Administration Building.

2021 - New Zealand Trip
Mary and Michelle are planning a trip to the Abel Tasman National Park (northern coast of the south island) to walk and kaya, most likely in February/March 2021. Plans will probably include The Abel Tasman Coast Track: Travel 60km along the coast of the Abel Tasman National Park to see most of those pristine golden sand beaches. The 3-5 days Great Walk track has a number of huts and campsites as accommodation along the way (as well as a couple of luxury lodges). Also: kayaking in the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Get more intimate with the Abel Tasman coastline and have some close encounters with the wildlife. You have plenty of options when it comes to kayaking in Abel Tasman, including self-guided multi-day hires, guided day tours, and even a mix of kayaking and hiking in day tours. Please contact Mary or Michelle to discuss if you are interested in joining.

CLUB NEWSLETTERS 2021

January 2021 EDITION , March 2021 EDITION

OLD CLUB NEWSLETTERS

2020

January 2020 EDITION , February 2020 EDITION , March 2020 EDITION , June 2020 EDITION , July 2020 EDITION , September 2020 EDITION , November 2020 EDITION

2019

March 2019 EDITION , April 2019 EDITION , May 2019 EDITION , June 2019 EDITION , August 2019 EDITION , September 2019 EDITION , November 2019 EDITION

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 EDITION , August 2016 EDITION , September 2016 EDITION , October 2016 EDITION , November 2016 EDITION , December 2016 EDITION

WALK LEADERS INFORMATION

Walk Leaders Guide

Walk Form

Incident Report Form

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK FORM FOR TEMPORARY MEMBERS

Online Bushwalking Manual

CLUB INFORMATION

Club Handbook 2019

Members Application & Renewal Form

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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