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EASY OPTION: GWONGOOROOL POOL-BINNA BURRA

  • Jun 9, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Bruce has suggested a nice short walk along the Gwongoorool Pool track at Binna Burra. And before you start wondering: He has checked and, yes, the walk is open

ORGANISER:
Bruce McCabe - Ph: [masked]

RSVPs:
Please make sure your RSVP is up to date the night before and text the Organiser on the day if you find you can't make it at the last minute.

THE HIKE - 6km - approx. 2.5 hours; Grade - easy: 
This is a 6 km walk from Binna Burra Information Centre. It is a gentle walk and will allow you time to relax, admire the scenery and to get to know others.  On the way we will pass Barrabareen Falls and zigzag down past piccabeen palms to reach the pool. Eels are to be found there.We should be back in time for lunch at the tea house.

After lunch those still keen can wander up to the lodge and admire the magnificent views or try out one of the 1 or 2km walks. We can decide on the day.

MEETING PLACE:
Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park - bottom carpark - near the National Park office

AFTERWARDS: 
Lunch at the Lamington Teahouse

DIRECTIONS: 
From Nerang, take Price Street out of town and follow the signs 26km to Beechmont. Binna Burra is another 10km on from the roundabout (or go to www.whereis.com, using Binna Burra as destination). Allow 50mins from Surfers, 60 mins from Coolangatta or 90 mins from Brisbane

WHAT TO BRING: Plenty of water, lunch and snacks, good hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Recommend a hiking pole and a spare pair of hikers for the creek crossings as it's highly likely you'll get wet feet. Members are also asked to bring a first aid kit on every hike.

COST: 
We'll pass around the hat again for a $1 contribution to cover our registration on the Meetup website which is around $170 per year. Any additional funds will be donated to the Springbrook SES.

PERSONAL RESPONSILIBITY PHILOSOPHY: 
We are not a formal organisation or association and take no responsibility for any mishaps that may occur as a result of our activities. As such, it is up to each individual to make sure they are capable of attempting this track.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Many thanks, Bruce, for organising such a fun bushwalk! The scenery was fantastic, the company was great and the cafe afterwards had a nice atmosphere.

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • Jann

    No rain, a little wet underfoot but no problem as the area was so fresh and beautiful after recent rain. The Gwongoorool pools pretty but not inviting enough for a swim in winter...summertime they would be great. Excellent company and the Tree House at Binna Burra such a welcome relaxed atmosphere after the hike. Thanks for leading Bruce:)

    2 · June 9, 2013

  • jacquie s.

    im driving towards ndfang now..so need go know if its on or ogf plz..

    June 9, 2013

  • jacquie s.

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    June 9, 2013

  • jacquie s.

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    June 9, 2013

  • jacquie s.

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    June 9, 2013

  • jacquie s.

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    June 9, 2013

  • jacquie s.

    plz text me..im assuming uts raining and cancellwd?

    June 9, 2013

  • Jann

    Carpool meeting timr st Nerang is[masked]am.

    June 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Jann, myself and my friend Christie would love a ride, and our bus is scheduled to arrive in Nerang at 8:33..does that work? Unfortunately there is no earlier buses :(

      June 8, 2013

    • Michelle A.

      Maggie r u still coming & need a lift?

      June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See y'all at Binna Burra. I'll bring my rain poncho just in case!

    June 9, 2013

  • Jann

    For those who want to carpool please meet in the carpark beside the real estate shop on the corner of Price St & White St Nerang Please confirm if you plan to be thete so we know who to expect, otherwise we will not stop & wait :)

    June 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Michelle do you have room for myself and a friend as well?

      June 8, 2013

    • Michelle A.

      Should be fine for Jann +2. Still steadily raining right now, so don't think I will be up for it if it's this wet but let's see what tomorrow brings.

      June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rats! The Gold Coast Sunday weather forecast is for 'showers'. Since that can mean anything from light sprinkly rain to more like full-on rain, I might pull out by 7am if it's more on the full-on rain side. I'll post tomorrow 7am to let y'all know.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Bruce, Great talking with you this evening. I'll meet you at Canungra petrol station at 8:30am so we can carpool up to Binna Burra. I'm in a Mazda 2 silver hatchback.

    June 8, 2013

  • jacquie s.

    i have tro be at Burleigh for lunch but looks like i can fit both in..

    June 8, 2013

  • Margo K.

    Cant walk when maybe rain ...see you next time ..thankyou for the wonderful walks

    June 8, 2013

  • Lucy

    Sorry can't come now, not feeling well, have got a cold - got it late last night noticed it when I got home from Sharks. That explains why I was feeling so tired and had a headache.

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • Tim

    Hey Maggie, I have a ute and therefore have only room for one.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have room for 2 coming from surfers paradise/southport :)

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    I am coming from Brisbane, Camp Hill, if anyone would like a lift. If you do then please call on my mobile. It is on this page.
    Other wise, see you there.
    It should be a good day.
    Bruce

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • jacquie s.

    Sorry didnt realize it ws a long weekend. Next one :)

    June 7, 2013

  • Denis c.

    Anyone car pooling from nerang

    June 7, 2013

  • Denis c.

    I will come

    June 7, 2013

  • Margo K.

    yes I will take the spot that has become available

    June 7, 2013

  • Maureen G.

    My apologies for cancelling ....hoping that someone on the waiting list is able to fill the spot

    June 7, 2013

  • Tim

    I'm coming from Surfers and can pick someone up on way if would like a door to door lift. :)

    June 6, 2013

  • Jenny

    Sorry have to pull out of this one, I'm sure you'll have no problem filling the spot, see you next time!

    June 6, 2013

  • Margurete B.

    Hi i received an email saying space is
    available? l am bringing a guest can you let
    me know if I'm in?

    June 4, 2013

  • Denis c.

    Anyone carpooling at nerang thanks

    June 4, 2013

    • Jann

      Yes I am keen to carpool so what time?

      June 4, 2013

  • Margurete B.

    Hi I am thinking of coming along for my first trip with the group! Not sure how long it will take me from Ballina?does anyone know?

    May 31, 2013

    • Karen R.

      Margurete - this walk is currently full. You will need to put your name on the waiting list and see if a place becomes available.

      June 1, 2013

    • Margurete B.

      Hi yes that would have been good but it's full! i put self on shortlist

      June 1, 2013

  • Susan M.

    Sorry, Brent and I will not be able to come on this walk after all, as we seem to have doubled up on activities for this day! But hopefully it will open up a spot for some-one else to enjoy.

    May 31, 2013

  • Gabriella

    Hi, It sounds like fun, but that weekend I am going to be interstate visiting relatives at an event, so can't go. I dont think Ive ever been to Lamington, so Ill hopefully get there another time. : )

    May 28, 2013

  • Barry B.

    Hopefully some of you may get to Rainbow Bay SC for our Walk & Wine beach walk @ 2pm!

    May 27, 2013

  • Miao L.

    back to hiking, yayyyyyyyy

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location for this Meetup

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location for this Meetup

    May 19, 2013

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