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Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc

PO Box 31, Red Hill Qld 4059

www.bcbc.bwq.org.au

e-mail: briscathbushclub@yahoo.com.au

For General Enquiries, Phone Greg on Ph: (07) 3351 4092

For Specific Information About Events, Phone The Nominated Leader

 

 

COMING EVENTS

 

WARNING: All persons, adult or child, member or visitor, undertake all activities of the Club at their own risk.

 

Please read the Important Notice at the bottom of this page.

To The Acknowledgment of Risks and Obligations by Non-Members (Visitors)

To The Full 2017 Events Calendar

BCBC Membership Application Form

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TRIPS still leave from St Brigid's car park at Musgrave Rd, Red Hill unless the Jilalan Article states otherwise.


MONDAY 16th OCTOBER

MONTHLY MEETING

 

Contact: Greg 3351 4092

Time: 7.30pm – Doors open & meeting starts soon after.

Where: St Michael’s Parish Hall, 250 Banks St, Dorrington (in the lower carpark behind the church. Drive down the ramp at the left.)

Web: http://www.bcbc.bwq.org.au/page4.html

 

Come along to hear about what has been really happening at recent club events, as well as our coming events and past walks.

Ask questions of our leaders about their coming events, so that you can make up your mind as to whether to come on the walk.

Nominate for a walk.

Nominate to lead an outing.


THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER

SHIPSTERN (Q)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Phil 5522 9702.

Meet at: St Brigid’s Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.  

Time: 6.30 am 

Cost: $20 (car pool), $2 (private).

Distance: 18 km.

Grade: L35.

Emergency Officer: Sue 5522 9702.

 

The Shipstern walk is a lovely graded track walk but there is a bit of uphill walking late in the day.

 

The walk is mainly through rainforest but also through a few areas where it is dry eucalyptus forest with an understorey of wildflowers. There are some lovely view spots along the way.

 

The circuit walk is 18.37 km.  The plan is to do the full circuit starting at the Binna Burra café and will head south out along the Border track and do the circuit in a counter-clockwise direction.

 

Bring the usual day walk stuff, plus I suggest you bring at least 3 litres of water as it will probably be very warm.

 

I would like to start walking before 8.30 am and hopefully finish before 4.30 pm.

 

The Shipstern track was closed due to the storm damage from ex tropical cyclone Debbie (31-3-2017).  The track was re-opened again to the public on Sat 12th August. As an aside the message from the Rangers was sent out to the contacts like Bushwalking Queensland on Thursday 10th August but our Club didn’t receive the message by email until 30th August 2017. Thus there was a strange delay in passing the message on to the individual Clubs.


FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER

LA DOLCE VITA

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Phil 0416 650 160.

Address: 20 Park Road, Milton.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

What For: A chat and a beer and a meal.

Emergency Officer: Phil 0418 122 995.

Web:  http://ladolcevita.com.au/

 

The Club has a regular gathering for a social drink and a chat on the third Friday of the month. 

 

For the month of October we are going to a venue at Park Road Milton. We last came to La Dolce Vita 2 years ago but only for desert last time. We had beers at the Scratch Bar and the main course at the Thai Temple. This time we are just going to the La Dolce Vita.

 

Come along and see a different part of Brisbane. Transport from the City is via a bus or a train to Milton Station. So come along for a good night out.

 

The venue is reputedly named after the film called La Dolce Vita which translates as the “The sweet life”.


SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER

BOHGABAN FALLS (Q)

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

Meet at: St Brigid’s Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.  

Time: 6.00 am 

Cost: $20 (car pool), $2 (private).

Grade: M45.

Distance: About 14 km.

Height Gain: About 750m.

Emergency Officer: Greg 3351 4092.

 

Bohgaban Falls is a small waterfall on Nixon Creek in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. The walk starts from the Numinbah Valley along the Gold Coast Great Walk before entering Nixon Creek. There is a 3km rock hop up the creek to the falls therefore the walk is dependent on the water level in the creek.
 
Once at the falls we climb them before following Rifle Bird Creek to a series of falls. After leaving the creek a ridge is followed to the Binna Burra track system. The return is via the Lower Bellbird Track and the Great Walk track.
 

This is not an easy walk and walkers should be competent rock hoppers as well as proficient in steep and possible scungy terrain. Otherwise it has great scenery and provides a different viewpoint of Binna Burra.


SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER

TOOMBUL TO BOONDALL & RETURN

BIKE RIDE

 

Leader: Phil 0416 650 160.

Meet at: Hedley Avenue, Nundah. Near the bike track at Albert Bishop Park.

UBD ref: Map 140 Q4 Toombul.

Time: 7.45am. 

Distance: approx. 30 km.

Grade: easy.

 

This will be the second bike ride for the year.  This is a fairly easy ride along the bikeways on the north side of the city. 

 

The plan is to ride from Nundah to Boondall and return. The plan is to return via the same way. The plan is to finish before 11.30am.

 

Approximate distance is about 30 km.


SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER

ITHACA AND ENOGGERA CREEKS CIRCUIT

DAY WALK

 

Leaders: Liz 3356 4874.

Meet at: Outside Coles at Newmarket Village, corner Newmarket and Enoggera Roads. (Bus No. 345 from the Roma St Bus Station to stop 20).

Time: 9.00 am.

Cost: $2.

Grading: L12.

Distance: 15 kilometres.

Location: Inner northern suburbs.

Emergency Officer: Liz 0414 252 003.

 

This walk follows bike tracks along the Ithaca and Enoggera Creeks.  It is mostly through parkland with occasional sections through pretty suburban streets.  There is one ugly part at Waterworks Road at St John’s Wood.  There is also one short uphill bush track at Bardon.  There are a couple of other minor hills.

 

The walk starts and ends at the Newmarket Shopping Centre on the corner of Newmarket and Enoggera Roads, just behind the Newmarket Hotel, and moves through the suburbs of Newmarket, Ashgrove, Bardon and St John’s Wood.  There are a couple of toilets along the way.

 

You will need to bring morning tea and lunch as well as all the other requirements of a day walk.


SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER

TWIN FALLS

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Kylie 0432 095 659.

Meet at: St Brigid’s Car Park, 78 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.  

Time: 7.00 am 

Cost: $20 (car pool), $2 (private).

Grade: S32.

Distance: About 4 km.

Height Gain: About 80m.

Emergency Officer: Greg Endicott 3351 4092.

 

Twin Falls are a lovely set of falls on the Springbrook Plateau. This is a short walk and involves a small climb and all members of the Club would be able to do this walk.
 
Before commencing the walk we will visit a couple of lookouts. We start the walk from Tallabana carpark and follow the track in a clockwise direction. After a brief stop at Canyon Lookout the track descends to the start of the Warrie Circuit before branching off. There is the chance of a paddle at the base of the falls before we climb back out via an interesting cliff line.
 

Join me for a morning stroll in one of southeast Queensland’s beautiful National Parks.


SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER

 REMEMBRANCE DAY RAMBLE

DAY WALK

 

Leaders: Liz 3356 4874 and Paddy.

Meet at: Toombul Station, western side (the non-Sandgate Road and non-shopping centre side). Pick-up at Red Hill is possible if required.

Depart: 7.00am.

Cost: $2 plus $3.90 GoCard bus fare.

Bring: Club Shirt, newest one if you have it.

Grade: M11.

Distance: 13 kms.

Location: Kedron Brook.

Emergency Officer: Liz 0414 252 003.

 

This year, 11th November marks the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). 

 

At 11 am on 11 November, 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement.  Although the armistice ended the actual fighting, it took six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles.  The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month became associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. After the end of the Second World War, Armistice Day was changed to Remembrance Day, a day that would commemorate all war dead.  Each year, on this day, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11.00 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. 

(https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance-day/traditions)

 

To honour this day, BCBC shall join the Gaythorne RSL Club for its Remembrance Day Service in Sid Loder Park, following a walk from Nundah, beside Kedron Brook.

 

After the service, we will have lunch at the Club and then walk down to Mitchelton Station to catch a bus back to Nundah.  Bus 369 runs every half hour on Saturdays.  Don’t forget your GoCard!

 

The walk is easy, but we will need to keep it moving to get to our destination on time. We will have a morning tea break along the way, so bring some food. The track is a cement bike path through parkland, except for a short road walk. The area is very pretty and the walk will be pleasant as we will be doing it before the heat of the day.

 

Please bring or wear your BCBC shirt, the newest one if you have it, to wear at the service.  As we have advised the RSL that we will be attending, it would be nice to be identified as representing our Club.  Other groups (scouts, schools etc) will be in uniform.


SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER

KATE QUINLAN SOCIETY

A LUNCH SOCIAL

 

Leader: Greg 3351 4092.

Meet at: The Royal George Hotel, 24 John Street, Rosewood.

Time: 11:45am.

Cost: Your meal and drinks.

Grading: M11.

Duration: 3 hours.

Location: West of Ipswich.

Travel: Come by car – address above. Come by train – Ipswich/Rosewood Line. 10.33am Ipswich train from Platform 8.

Emergency Officer: Greg 0418 122 995 – take this number with you.

 

Our Spring Social Sunday Lunch will be at Rosewood, a lovely little village west of Ipswich. We have been here before a few times, but always gone to the Rising Sun Hotel on the outskirts of town on the wrong side of the tracks. 
 
This time we are heading for the heart of the CBD to be in the glitter and glamour of Rosewood. See the main street, see the railway station, see the main street, see the bank, see the main street, see the other hotel, see the main street. And there’s more. 
 
The Royal George is a quaint country pub in the old style – small but welcoming. You will not be getting lost in the many rooms nor in the crowd. The new management has renovated and improved the service. There are many good recent reviews on the web. Try the real old fashioned country pub menu. Get the generous servings. 

 

Hopefully you will join me on the train. You may come by car. Walk if you have to. But, please do come.


FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER

THE BITTER SUITE

JOHN TOOHEY SOCIETY

 

Leader: Michael 0409 620 714.

Address: 2/75 Welsby Street, New Farm.

Time: From 4pm till 9ish.

What For: A chat and a beer and a meal.

Web: http://bittersuite.com.au/

 

The Club has a regular gathering for a social drink and a chat on a Friday once a month on the third Friday of the month.

 

For the month of November we are going to the Bitter Suite (as an aside the Bitter Suite doesn’t include Tavern or Bar in its name)

 

This venue was Graham’s suggestion as he came across a great write-up in the newspaper. We tried it in August last year and were very impressed and wanted to come back again.

 

Bitter Suite has 7 taps (with an occasional 8th when the hand-pump is on) and over 40 bottled craft beers & cider.  The beers on tap change almost weekly so for an up-to-date you can email enquiries@bittersuite.com.au. The beers are Australian and mainly local beers sourced from the smaller, boutique micro-breweries as they do not stock mainstream beers.

 

The venue is a beautiful, old red brick building situated on a leafy corner at the end of James Street, with ample outdoor seating.

 

Travel details

By Car: Plenty of parking in nearby streets.

By Bus: Bus 199

Departs – 3.42pm (goes every 10 minutes) from Adelaide Street Stop 26 at Anzac Square, City.

Arrives - 3.59pm at Merthyr Rd and Alford Street, stop 12, New Farm.

Travel time: about 17 minutes.

 

Beers on Tap (at time of printing)

Fonzie Abbott Lager – Pilsener – 4.5%,

Coopers Brewery – Strong Ale – 7.5%,

Colonial Brewing   Ale – 3.5%,

Coopers Brewery – Sparkling Ale – 5.8%,

4 Pines Brewing – Pale Ale – 5.1%,

Stone & Wood – Pacific Ale – 4.4%.


MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING

 

Contact: Greg 3351 4092

Time: 7.30pm – Doors open & meeting starts soon after.

Where: St Michael’s Parish Hall, 250 Banks St, Dorrington (in the lower carpark behind the church. Drive down the ramp at the left.)

Web: http://www.bcbc.bwq.org.au/page4.html

 

Come along to hear about what has been really happening at recent club events, as well as our coming events and past walks.

Ask questions of our leaders about their coming events, so that you can make up your mind as to whether to come on the walk.

Nominate for a walk.

Nominate to lead an outing.


THURSDAY 30th NOVEMBER

BROKEN HEAD TO BRYON BAY

DAY WALK

 

Leader: Phil 5522 9702.

Meet at: TBA.  

Time: 6.30 am 

Cost: $25 + $4.00 Bus Fare (car pool), $2 + $4.00 Bus Fare (private).

Distance: Approximately 16 km.

Grade: M33.

Emergency Officer: Sue 5522 9702.

 

This is a great beach walk in northern NSW. Lovely views and a great walk along a beautiful beach and the view from Cape Byron is magnificent. The drive is about 2 hours each way. The walking time is about 5 hours so a longish day but so worth it.

 

The exact plan is to drive to Byron Bay and leave our car(s) at Border Street Byron Bay (which is just west of the shopping centre), then catch the bus (Blanch’s Bus Service Route 640) at 9.10 am opposite Woolworths. It is then a 10 minute bus ride to Clifford St Suffolk Park. We then walk about 1 km down the beach and out to the point at Broken Head. We then retrace our steps a bit back to Suffolk Park and head to Cape Byron along the beach (called Tallows Beach) then up and over Cape Byron then around to Byron Bay. There is a bit of a hill to climb to get up and over Cape Byron. There should be time to have a swim or two on the day.


 

  

WARNING: All persons, adult or child, member or visitor, undertakes all activities of the Club at their own risk.

KEY – Walk Types

KEY – Walk Gradings

Distance

Terrain

Fitness/Endurance

Short Under 10km per day

1 - Smooth reasonably flat path

1 - Basic - Suitable for beginners. Up to 4 hours walking. Flat

 

2 - Graded path/track with minor obstacles

2 - Basic - Suitable for beginners. Up to 4 hours walking. Minor Hills

Medium 10-15km per day

3 - Graded track with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings

3 - Easy - Suitable for beginners. Up to 5 hours walking. Undulating terrain

 

4 - Rough unformed track or open terrain with obstacles such as rock, roots, fallen debris or creek crossings

4 - Easy - Suitable for beginners. Up to 5 hours walking. Up to 300m gain/loss per day

Long 15-20 km per day

5 - Rough or rocky terrain with small climbs using hands or rock hopping

5 - Moderate - Up to 6 hours walking. Up to 450m gain/loss per day. Agility required

 

6 - Steep, rough or rocky terrain with large climbs using hands or rock hopping

6 - Moderate - Up to 6 hours walking. Up to 600m gain/loss per day. Agility required

Extra Long Over 20 km per day

7 - Climb/descend steep rock using hands or footholds. May be some exposure. Good upper body strength

7 - High - Up to 8 hours walking. Up to 750m gain/loss per day. High fitness. Endurance and agility required

 

8 - Climb/descend near vertical rock with exposure. Climbing skills may be required

8 - High - Up to 8 hours walking. Up to 1000m gain/loss per day. High fitness. Endurance and agility required

 

9 - Sustained climbing or descending of vertical or near vertical rock with exposure. Advanced climbing skills required. Good upper body strength

9 - Challenging - Up to 12 hours walking. Over 1000m gain/loss per day. Very high fitness. Endurance and agility required

Example: M48 is a medium walk 10 to 15kms long, over unformed rough ground with obstacles, in which the trip is hard or strenuous for fit walkers requiring agility and endurance.

Please Read The Important Notice Below.

RELEASE, WAIVER & INDEMNIFICATION

All persons, adult or child, member or visitor, undertake all activities of the Association at their own risk.

I the undersigned, hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns as follows.

I waiver, release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the following from any and all liability, responsibility and claims, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter result from my participation in any activity of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   The Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   The Management Committee of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   The leader of any activity of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

   All members of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

I acknowledge that activities of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc. carry with them the potential for death, serious injury and property loss.

I hereby assume any and all risks associated with participating in any activity of the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club Inc.

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