Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List

 

Date Type Grade Destination Leader Phone

Updated 23/02/2018

           

February 2018

       
         
Sat 3rd

DW

M T5 F5

Mt Barney falls via Lower Portals. 3km track walk in, then swim at Lower Portals. Continue upstream to Falls, pausing to swim or wade through rock pools. This will be a wet walk.  This section is all rock hopping, you need to be nimble to come on this.  Swim back via lower portals.  Packs need to be water proofed. Meet Rathdowney 0800.

Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297
         
Sun 4th        
         
W/E 3-4        
         
Sat 10th        
         
Sun 11th

DW

M T5 F4

Walk, Rock Hop, and Swim up Northbrook Creek. 

This walk takes in the picturesque Northbrook Creek located in the back country of Brisbane Forest Park. There are several waterholes which may be compulsory to swim through depending on the creek level so you will need to waterproof your day pack.  A car shuttle is necessary for this walk.

Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
         
WE 10-11        
         
Tue 13th

DW

M T3 F4

Daisy Hill Conservation Park- start 8:00am at the Buddhist temple at the very eastern end of Underwood road, (Underwood Park) Priestdale/Rochedale.  Park beside the dam just outside the Temple.  A partial circumnavigation of the Conservation Park.  Four Hours maximum, some uphill but mostly clear roads and paths under the cover of tall gum trees.  Prize given to first person to spot a koala. Option to have coffee/lunch at the Temple from noon.

Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413940747   macanne71@bigpond.com

Malcolm

Thomson

0413 940 747  
         
Wed 14th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

Club Membership are now overdue.  Please click on the link for our online banking details or if you prefer you can pay cash on the night.

   
         
Sat 17th S T3 F3 Mount Cotton Walk– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 6:30 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.  Click here for directions and what to bring. 

Tuija Orth

Amanda Fichna

0497 086 807

0401 017 941

         
Sat 17th ABS

Practical session at Kangaroo Point.  It’s an advanced training/practice session.  Prussiking and going past a knot will be exercised.  Only experienced abseilers accepted.  Priority given to those going to Blue Mountains.

Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297
         
Sun 18th

DW

M T4 F4

Stairway Falls. We are heading to O'Reilly's for this walk. 

We will head down Bull Ant Spur to the Blue Pool, where we will turn left and leave the West Canungra track to follow the creek down to Stairway Falls. This track has beautiful scenery and as we will be continually crossing the creek you should be prepared for your feet to get wet.  This walk involves a lot of rock hopping as we follow the creek or you can walk in the creek to keep cool. We will have lunch and a swim at Stairway Falls.  We return the same way.

Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
         
W/E 17-18 BC

Combined Goomburra Camp.  We have been invited to attend a combined camping weekend for members of the Gold Coast, Queensland and Redlands Bushwalking Clubs.  The camp is to be held at the Manna Gum campground at Goomburra, Main Range National Park.  Click here for further information.  Enquiries to geoffarnell12@gmail.com or 0448 946 682.

Geoff Arnell 0448 946 682
         
Tue 20th

DW

M T3 F4

Daves Creek Circuit at Binna Burra - Start 8.:0am at top carpark  - option to lunch at the café.

Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413940747   macanne71@bigpond.com

Malcolm

Thompson

0413 940 747
         
Sat 24th DW-SOC

Southbank – Kangaroo Point - Botanical Gardens – Goodwill Bridge.  Morning Tea at a South Bank Café.  Click here for more info.

 Joan Arnell 0417 637 609
         
Sun 25th        
         
W/E 24-25        
         
Tue 27th

DW

M T3 F4

Mt Cordeaux and Bare Rock - 13km in pure rainforest -

good views at top - meet at Cunninghams gap carpark 8.30.

Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413940747   macanne71@bigpond.com

Malcolm

Thomson

0413 940 747
         

March 2018

       
         
Fri 2nd   Full Moon    
         
Sat 3rd

DW

L T4 F4

Warrie circuit walk at Springbrook.  Walk starting at 7:30 am. 

Bring the usual, morning tea, lunch water, hat, etc.  For meeting place contact Nicole on 0407 173 539.

Nicole Honey 0407 173 539
         
Sun 4th

DW

M T5 F6

Mudgeeraba Creek - this walk consists of three parts 1. A rock hop up beautiful Mudgeeraba Creek.  2. An off-track steep rain forest section up to the base of the Springbrook Cliffs.  3. A ridge walk with some scrambling around the Springbrook Pinnacle.  On this section we pass through one of the biggest stands of Cycads in S.E.Qld.  Agility is required as we rock hop for most of the morning.  Shoes with very good grip.  Garden gloves for the rainforest section. Mats Andersson 0423 718 811
         
Sun 4th

DW

M T4 F4

Mount Coot-tha.  Track walk through shady eucalypt and rain forests. 

A circuit starting at Hoop Pine Picnic Area and finishing at Simpsons Falls picnic area, and then a short walk back to the cars.  This walk has steep ups and downs.  Poles essential.

Approximately 14 kms, 5 hours.

Jean Perlin &

Leisa Harris

3206 9598

0418 138 153

         
W/E 3-4        
         
Tue 6th

DW

M T3 F4

Mt Mitchell- 13km of mixed vegetation - good views and wildlife -

meet at Cunninghams Gap carpark 08.30

Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413940747   macanne71@bigpond.com

Malcolm

Thomson

0413 940 747
         

Sat 10th

       
         
10th to 14th

TW S-M

T1-T5 F1-F5

New Zealand Walk.  Trip includes staying on a working

Sheep station, Through walk on Lake Waikaremoana 3 days/nights, overnights at DOC huts. Staying/walking in the Bay of Plenty region, Walking the Coromandal Coastal Peninsular, nights spent in DOC huts while exploring the Coastal walking tracks in this area.  Numbers are Limited. 

Contacts: Mike Vose E: mike@baystitch.com.au.  

Carmel  E: carmelcash@bigpond.com

Mike Vose &

Carmel Cash

 
         
Sun 11th

DW

S T5 F5

Bally Mountain - We walk up a forest road to Little Bally Mountain.  A dilapidated building is located near the top.  From the top we climb down to a short razorback and climb up steep grass slopes to a ridge.  We follow this ridge to the top, some scrambling is involved.  There is a small cave near the top, nice views of the coast from spots along the ridge.  The way down is via a series of steep grass slopes.  Must be comfortable with exposure. Mats Andersson

0423 718 811

 

         
W\E 10-11        
         
Tue 13th

DW

S T5 F5

Wagawn via Bushranger Caves- 10km max up and back but some steep, off track bits - interesting sections of the Border Track not often seen as too far from Binna Burra and O'reillys for day trippers. Poles and gaiters recommended. Meet at the Numinbah border gate 08.30am.

Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413940747   macanne71@bigpond.com

Malcolm

Thomson

0413 940 747
         
Wed 14th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

   
         
Sat 17th S T3 F3 Mount Cotton Walk – this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.  Click here for more information. Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
Sun 18th

DW

M T3 F3

Mount Matheson Circuit 

A track walk in Main Range National Park through a variety of terrain and vegetation.  Some steep sections. Approx 10 km with option of extra 4km loop. Good views from our lunch stop at Governor’s Chair.

Hilary Martyn 0438 217 801
         
W\E 17-18        
         
Tue 20th

DW

S T3 F4

Purling Brook Falls, Canyon Lookout, Bilbrough Lookout,

Best-of-all lookout - less than 10km of walking - most is graded path.  Meet at start of Purling Brook Falls (Springbrook) 08.30.  Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413940747  macanne71@bigpond.com

Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
Sat 24th

DW

M T5 F5

Branch Creek  - The club has not been to Branch Ck since the 2011 storms due to significant tree damage in the creek.  This is an off track walk rock hopping along the creek. There are sections where we may have to enter water to get through.  We will need to negotiate around at least two waterfalls. At a specific spot we leave the creek and follow a fire break road for a short while then it’s a bush bash to the top of a small hill and descend back to where we started.  We meet at Woodford at 0800.

Ted Wassenberg

0428 753 297
         
Sun 25th

DW

L T4 F5

Toolona Creek Circuit. 

This graded track walk starts from O'Reilly's.  Toolona Creek Circuit branches off the Box Forest Circuit near Elabana Falls, then continues beside Toolona Creek, up through a gorge, and past its headwaters to emerge on the Border Track.  The narrow Toolona Gorge creates a protected moist and shady refuge for many ancient flowering rainforest plants.  There are various waterfalls along the way. We join the Border Track near Wanungara Lookout and return via the Border Track where we pass many large clumps of Antarctic beech trees.

Julie Cummings

& Jillian Wilson

0422 318 283

0412 331 205

         
W\E 24-25        
         
Fri 30th   Good Friday    
         
Sat 31st   Easter - Full Moon    
         

W/E 30 Mar to

2 April

TW Easter Basket Swamp Through Walk David Rae 0400 459 519
   


   

April 2018

       
         
Mon 2nd   Easter Monday    
         
Sat 7th        
         
Sun 8th

DW

M T4 F4

Purlingbrook from Apple Tree Park 

This is a track walk and forms part of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.  We start at Apple Tree Park car park and follow fire trails to Warringa Pool were we pick up the Purling Brook circuit.  This walk involves quite a few steps.  We will have morning tea at the top of the falls and return the same way for lunch at Apple Tree Park.

Julie Cummings

& Betty Murray

0422 318 283

0408 129 241

         
W/E 7-8        
         
Wed 11th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

   
         
Sat 14th

DS

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk – this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.  Click here for more information. To be advised  
         
Sun 15th

DW

M T4 F4

Mount Joyce  We will start at Wyaralong Dam and walk along fire trails following the Shoreline trail to the Mt Joyce campsite for morning tea before ascending Mt Joyce where we will have lunch and return via fire trail back to the dam.

Jillian Wilson &

Julie Cummings

0412 331 205

0422 318 283

         
W/E 14-15        
         
Sat 21st        
         
Sun 22nd        
         
W/E 21-22 BC Base Camp at Glen Rock.  2 x Day Walks Mats Andersson 0423 718 811
         
Wed 25th   Anzac Day    
         
Wed 25th

DW

L T4 F5

Ships Stern Circuit via lower Bellbird Circuit. This is a midweek walk.  Ships Stern Circuit is a graded track walk from Binna Burra. The circuit crosses Nixon Creek and ascends through Hidden Valley to the top of Ships Stern range into an open eucalypt forest. We come back via the Boarder Track. Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
         
Sat 28th

DW

M T6 F6

SE Mount Barney Ted Wassenberg

0428 753 297

 

         
Sun 29th DW Mount Greville Laurel Santry 0438 080 157
         
W/E 28-29        
         
Mon 30th   Full Moon    
         

May 2018

       
         
Sat 5th        
         
Sun 6th        
         
W/E 5-7

TW

L T4 F4

Labour Day Weekend.  Girraween, South Bald Rock, Bald Rock Mats Andersson 0423 718 811
         
Wed 9th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

   
         
Sat 12th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk To be advised  
         
Sun 13th

DW

M T6 F5

Mount Bangalore Mats Andersson 0423 718 811
         
W/E 12-13        
         
Sat 19th        
         
Sun 20th        
         
W/E 19-20        
         
Sat 26th        
         
Sun 27th        
         
W/E 26-27        
         
Wed 30th   Full Moon    
         
June 2018        
         
Sat 2nd        
         
Sun 3rd        
         
W/E 2/3        
         
Sat 9th        
         
Sun 10th        
         
W/E 9-10        
         
Sat 16th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton
To be advised  
         
Sun 17th        
         
W/E 16-17 BC Hellhole Gorge Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297
         
Sat 23rd        
         
Sun 24th        
         
W/E 23.24 BC Lake Moogerah Geoff Arnell 0448 946 682
         
Thu 28th   Full Moon    
         
Sat 30th        
         
July 2018        
         
Sat 28th   Full Moon    
         
W/E 28-29

BC-DW

S T4 F4

Mount Warning Base Camp.  We will leave Brisbane around lunchtime to travel to Mt Warning Rain Forest Park to set up our tents.  Mid-afternoon we car pool for our walk up Mt Warning to watch the sunset and full moon rise. This is a graded walk.  Torches are essential for the walk down. We will have nibbles at the top and dinner around a camp fire back at the camp grounds.

Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
         
August 2018        
         
         
         
Sun 26th   Full Moon    
         
September 2018      
         
Sat 15th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
         
Tue 25th   Full Moon    
         
October 2018        
         
Mon 1st   Queens Birthday    
         
         
         
Thu 25th   Full Moon    
         
November 2018        
        0413940747  
         
         
Fri 23rd   Full Moon    
         
December 2018        
         
         
         
Sun 23rd   Full Moon    
         
Tue 25th   Christmas Day    
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