CHERP Mid-week Walkers

Draft

Program for the CHERP Mid-week Walkers Stradbroke Island Campout

Intended Participants: 22

Max & Pam B, Ellis and Bronwyn N, Barb and Bob G, David and Sue DD, Geoff and Bernadette G, Ray and Robyn L, Pat and Rhys J, John and Kerrie S, Kay and Ian S, Fran L and Elva D, Greg and Dell B

Tuesday June 6

Low tide                     12:15 pm

AM                              Drive to 3 Emmett Drive Cleveland to catch your booked ferry. This is 4.5 hours nonstop driving from Coffs Harbour on the Pacific Highway. Embark at Dunwich and make your way to your booked camping site at Adders Rock Campground

1:00 – 2:00 pm            Lunch

2:00 pm                       Meet near Reception for a wander northwest along the beach. We might reach the Flinders Beach campsites. (It is 10 km to Amity Point)

5:00 – 6:30 pm            Happy Hour. Kitchen Block of the Adders Rock Campground. Trivia quiz (maybe).

Evening                       As you desire

Wednesday June 7

Low tide                     12:50 pm

9:30 am                       Meet near Reception of the Adders Rock Campground

9:40 am                       Beachwalk southeast towards Point Lookout via Cylinder and Frenchmans beaches and ending on the Gorge Walkway.  This is an easy walk of about 5 km.

This is the only scheduled walk for the day.  Walking back along the road takes about 50 minutes or there are buses that run hourly.

There is an ocean beach at Point Lookout, picnic facilities and a small range of shops and food options.

6:00 pm                       Group dinner at the Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel.  For a look at the menu go to http://www.stradbrokehotel.com.au/dine

 

Thursday June 8

9:00 am                       Meet with vehicles at the entrance to the Adders Rock Campground. Bring morning tea and lunch.

9:10 – 9:35 am            Drive to the Brown Lake “Bummiera” via Dunwich

See http://stradbrokeisland.com/straddie/view/brown-lake-on-north-stradbroke-island

10:35 am                     Drive on to the carpark for the Blue Lake “Karboora”. Walk the 5.2 km (return) track to the lake through wallum woodlands, flowering heath and stunted eucalypts. Wear good walking shoes, take a hat and water. Medium level of fitness required. This lake is of special significance to the aboriginal people who request that you do not swim in its freshwaters (but people do, so it’s up to you).

See http://stradbrokeisland.com/straddie/view/blue-lake

PM                              As you desire

Friday June 9            Return on your own by whatever route you choose or explore further with or without others from the group.

 

Max and Pam Brinsmead

Updated May 8, 2017