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

UPDATE: 10th May 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



May 18, 2019 – Cycle the Turtle Trail
This event has been rescheduled. 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. Option for lunch or coffee the ride. If you need a lift with your bike, please discuss this with the leader. Contact Cameron (0401 435 954) to register.

May 18, 2019 – Moonlight Walk - Elliott Heads - Easy S1a
Meet at the kiosk at Elliott Heads at 5pm for a walk along the foreshore. Everyone can walk as far as they like - up to 2 hours return, but if you would like to do a short walk you can return earlier. The kiosk closes at 6.30, so you can either purchase food their after the walk or bring your own. You should also bring your own insect repellent. Contact Peter (0447 134 211) 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 26, 2019 – Kayak at Burnett River, Wallaville
Mary has found a new entry to the river. Meet at North Bundaberg State School at 7.30 am or opposite Wallaville pub at 8.10 am. We will enter the river nearby from the south side and paddle upstream. Go at your own pace and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Leave from North State School at 7.30 am 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 2, 2019 – The Pinnacles, Mt Walsh and Stripey Boulder - Hard S4d
As there wasn't enough interest for a long weekend camp-out, we will have a normal walk day instead. This walk at Mt Walsh NP will start at the Pinnacles, go around the back to summit Mt Walsh, and then on down to Stripey Boulder before returning to the cars. Leave from Coles Kensington at 7am. Contact Martin (0459 724 294) to register.

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 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!

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
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)
Weekend trip to Bunya Mountains for various walks. Reservations are now closed.

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.


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Walk Leaders Guide

Walk Form

Incident Report Form



Club Information Booklet

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
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
And Bushwalking Australia


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