Welcome to the Bundaberg Bushwalking Club
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Welcome to our new club website!!!

UPDATE: 6th Aug 2022
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


August 7, 2022 - Camp Creek - Hard, m4d
12.2 km, about 5 h walking time without breaks. First off track walking in creek beds and up a steep incline, then walking on a partly very steep forestry road with wash outs and finally along Wonbah road (same gravel same tarmac) back to the car. Walking up Camp Creek to a side creek about 1 km further up from the sheep dip. Follow this side creek to its closest proximity to the forestry road (marked by a cairn) and climb out off the creek bed to the road, ca 80 m altitude, very steep. This circuit track avoids the necessity for car shuffle and at the same time avoids having to return the same way when walking in Camp Creek between all the beautiful rock pools. Meet at North State School at 6.45am. Contact Angela by text only (0447 226 854) to register.

August 7, 2022 - Lake Monuduran - easy/medium s2a
An easy walk around Lake Monduran. This is up to 8km (you can make it shorter if you wish) on a rough track with some gradient changes. Contact Mary (190 566) to register. Depart North State School at 7.30am or meet at Gin Gin at 8am.

August 13, 2022 - Hervey Bay Seafood Festival - Social Outing
A carfari trip to the Hevey Bay Seafood Festival. More detail to come. Contact Richard Gear (0429 888 552) to register.

August 13, 2022 - Woowoonga Circuit - Hard S4d
Note - this is a Saturday! We are lucky to have Moria Thompson now leading some walks for the club. This walk will include creek walking, bush bashing and steep sections. This is a full day walk (about 8km). Please call Moria (0458 365 051) to register and for details of where to meet.

August trip - Sandstone belt - Mary
Tag Along – join and leave as you please. Depart on or about 15th August for approx. two weeks, travelling from Bundy in an anti-clockwise direction. Day 1-2 make way to Nuga Nuga National Park. This could be done in one day. From here a rough itinerary would be 2 nights Nuga Nuga, 3 nights Lonesome N.P., ( both of these are bush camps); 1 night Injune Caravan Park, 3 nights Expedition N.P. (toilets), 2 nights Isla Gorge N.P. then home. There should be opportunities for easy and harder bushwalks in all these parks. 4WD is needed for access to Expedition N.P. If interested, contact Mary on 0414190566 before the end of May or anytime in July.

August 19 - 21, 2022 - Pilgrimmage
Bushwalking Queensland's Annual Pilgrimmage will be held this August after 2 years off due to Covid issues. Registrations are now open!
Dates: 19th to 21st August 2022
Venue: Crows Nest Showgrounds - powered and unpowered camping options
Activities: A range of Bushwalks primarily in the Crows Nest and Ravensbourne National Parks organised by Ian Savage .
• Cycling
• Kayaking
• Saturday night Bushdance with Band O' Coots Bush Band
• Sunday activities to be confirmed.
For futher details check out the Toowoomba Bushwalkers website - https://toowoombabushwalkers.au
You can also contact Lucinda or Allison for a copy of their flyer.

August 21, 2022 - St Mary's State Forest - Medium/Hard, S4c
This is a half day moderate walk through the state forest. Departure TBC. Contact Richard Joll (0414 345 782) to register.

August 21, 2022 - Woodgate Beach - Easy s1a
A walk along the beach at Woodgate. Depart Thabeban State School at 8am. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

August 26 - 28, 2022 - Isla Gorge Camping Trip (date corrected)
Isla Gorge is near Theodore, about 4hrs drive from Bundaberg. The plan is to drive out Friday, walk all day Saturday, some short walks Sunday morning so people can return Sunday night.
There are a few options for camping. We can stay at the national park campground (NP fees apply) where there is a drop toilet but no showers, although the view makes up for the lack of facilities. Alternatively people can stay in Theodore where there is a motel and caravan park, which is about 30 mins drive from the national park.
Depending on numbers, the plan for Satruday is a full day hard walk first descending the steep edge of the gorge to meet the creek and then climbing up to some spectacular rock formations. There are no marked walks at Isla Gorge, however there are some very spectactular rock formations around the campground which are easy/medium to explore.
Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register or to enquire.

September 4, 2022 - Boolboonda Rock to Dairy Creek - Very Hard M4d
The club hasn't done this walk for many years, so it will be a little exploratory. We will climb Boolboonda Rock, and instead of going back the same way we will descend the eastern side to Dairy Creek and walk out via the creek. This will be a very long day, with very steep sections (both up and down), difficult scrub to navigate, and creek walking. This will also require a car shuffle. Contact Lucinda (0421 011 181) to register.
As this will be such a difficult walk, this will be open to club members only who have already done a hard walk with the club.

September 4, 2022 - River Curz cafe to Baldwin Swamp - Easy s1a
Starting a River Cruz Cafe we will walk on formed paths to Baldwin Swamo (Lake Ellen). Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register).

September 6, 2022 - Monthly Meeting and Annual General 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.

September 10, 2022 - Social Outing at Bargara
As it is a full moon we will watch the moon rise and then head down to wath the Bundaberg Unity Drummers at the beach. Time and details to be confimed. Contact Allison ((0448 846 084)) to register.

September 17, 2022 - Hard walk - details TBC
Contact Richard Joll (0414 345 782) to register.

September 18, 2022 - Vera Scarth Johnson Walk - Easy s1a
A walk through the Vera Scarth Johnson reserve to see the wildflowers that should be out at this time of year. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register. Depart Thabeban State School at 8am.

October 1 - 3, 2022 - Long weekend camp at Gayndah
Due to the Gayndah races accommodation is limited in Gayndah so our base is going to be Mundubbera.
Accommodation options: Mundubbera Three Rivers Tourist Park, 37 Strathdee St, Mundubbera QLD 4626 Phone: (07) 4165 3000
Various accommodation options: powered, unpowered, cabins, motel units with kitchenette
Make your own booking

Arrive Mundubbera & check in
Take picnic lunch & drive out to Auburn River National Park (40km) for an afternoon of exploring

Various options along the Gayndah Rail trail - short & long -car shuffling will be required
Gayndah markets if interested at the Historical Museum
Scenic drive

Pack up & head to Eidsvold (36km) to the RM Williams Centre (entry fees apply)
Make your way home

Contact Allison (0448 846 084) to register.

October 4, 2022 - 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.

October 16, 2022 - Stoney Creek - Hard m4d
Starting at the car park at Mt Walsh, we will walk to the west to Stoney Creek. There should be some waterholes in the creek for a swim. This is a full day walk. Contact Marty (0459 724 294) to register.

October 16, 2022 - Boolboonda Tunnel - easy s1a
A walk along part of the National Trail, through Boolboonda Tunnel. Depart North State School at 7.30am. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

October 21 - 23, Cania Gorge
Members often ask about a weekend camp at Cania, however we struggle to find someone happy to lead/organise the trip.
Our friends in the Gladstone Bushwalkers Club are going to Cania in October (moved from April), and as a fellow BWQ affiliated club they are happy for any of our members to join them. We will have more details in our next newsletter, including the Gladstone leader to contact.

October 23, 2022 - Social Outing, Brooweena Museum
Drive out to Brooweena Museum. We will have a picnic lunch and also take a short walk along the rail trail. Depart Coles Kensington at 8am. Contact Allison (0448 846 084) to register.

October 30 - Cordalba State Forest Hoo Koo e Koo trail - Medium M2b
We are using the underutilised bike trails in Cordalbe State Forest as walking tracks. Encounters with bike riders possible or even likely. We may cros the Gregory River, depending on the water level you may get your feet wet. Meet at Thabeban State School at 7am. Contact Angela (0447 226 854) by text only.

October 30, 2022 - Moore Park Beach - East s1a
Details to come. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

November 1, 2022 - 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.

November 6, 2022 - Gorge Walk - Hard s4c
We will drive out to Coongarra Rock (4wd required), walk the creek and the road (depending on water level will require creek crossings but you shouldn't get your feet wet) before braching off up a gorge. We will climb this and explore the area before returning to the the cars the same way. Meet at Lions Park, Biggenden at 8am. Contact Marty (0459 724 294) to register.

November 13, 2022 - Childers Easy Walk
Details to come. Contact Verlie (4152 8885) to register.

November 13, 2022 - Barolin Nature Reserve Circuit - Meduim M2b
8km. Walk along formed tracks, some sandy, one creek crossing with stepping stones but depending on water level you may get wet feet. Meet at the south eastern entry of the reserve at Bargara State School on Bargara Road at 7am. Contact Angela (0447 226 854) by text only.

November 27, 2022 - Christmas Party
Baldwin Swamp shelter shed (Que Hee St entrance) at 8 am for a BBQ breakfast. More details to come.


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Walk Leaders Guide

Walk Form

Incident Report Form


Online Bushwalking Manual


Club Handbook 2019

Members Application & Renewal Form


This info might be of interest to those members looking to purchase new gear for their next trip:
Backpacking Light
Backpacking Clothing System
Lightweight Backpacking

Or check out this Australia Wide bushwalking forum:

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


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


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
And Bushwalking Australia


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