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LOWER BELLBIRD & THE CAVES CIRCUIT, BINNA BURRA - FIRST GROUP 9am

IF YOU CAN'T GET A PLACE ON THIS HIKE, WE HAVE A SECOND GROUP NOW DEPARTING AT 10am - SEE SEPARATE EVENT LISTING.

Always a lovely walk, the combination of these two tracks offers lots of variety in terms of geography, geology and viewing points.

ORGANIZER:
Rozanne Wallace - [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 WALK: We will combine the Lower Bellbird Circuit and the Caves Circuit. Extract from the National Parks website:

Lower Bellbird circuit — 13.6km loop (Allow about 4 hours walking time) Class 4
This track branches off the Ships Stern circuit 3.7km from the track entrance. The track passes through a patch of dry rainforest, regarded as an example of the rise of the “dry adapted” flora now widespread in Australia. Follow the track below Bellbird lookout and emerge at a clearing, once a dairy farm. The Lower Bellbird Circuit comes out on the Binna Burra Road. Head up the road for a short way until you come to the National Parks office (lower carpark) and you'll find the start of the Caves Circuit which will bring you back up to the main park entrance where you started.

AFTERWARDS: Coffee and cake (or lunch - depending on when we get back) at the Lamington Teahouse.

WHAT TO BRING: Plenty of water, lunch and snacks, good walking shoes (you don't need hiking boots for this one), hat, sunscreen, first aid kit and insect repellent. Members are asked to bring a first aid kit on all hikes.

COST: We'll pass around the hat again for a $1 contribution to cover our registration on the Meetup website which is around $190 per year. Any additional funds will be donated to the Springbrook SES.

PERSONAL RESPONSILIBITY PHILOSOPHY: The Gold Coast Hiking Meetup Group is not a registered association or official club - it's really just a group of people walking together. As such, we cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may happen at or occur as a result of our events. We also cannot provide any guidance on fitness levels required. I always try to include the description from the NPWS websites but basically, it's up to individual members to decide whether they are hale and hearty enough to undertake the walk. We like to call this our 'PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY' philosophy!

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  • Mairead C.

    Hi all, I was so inspired by the many chats I had with you all about walking trails in our general region north & south of the border and a few of you even mentioned some really great trails or parks or areas that are worth checking out. If you feel like sharing any of those please feel free. My memory isn't my biggest asset!! :)

    October 7, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    We could not have asked for better weather! Perfect for hiking. We breezed through the 12 or so km that we did, despite the road blocks. Thanks, folks.

    October 7, 2013

  • Rozanne

    A great day out - even if we did go a little off course... Thanks everyone for great company. Haven't been to the Upper Ballunji falls before. Sharon some fabulous photo's - thanks

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Deanne

    Thanks Rozanne for a great day. It was perfect and the best people a group could have.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Lucy

    Yet another day in paradise. Great pics Sharon, thanks.

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Mairead C.

    Hi guys, thanks for the walk today. Lovely to meet all of you.

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Jenny

    thanks everyone for the great company on a lovely walk, and thanks to our fearless leaders! looking forward to Mt Warning next weekend

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Sharon J

    Well..... The Bullunji falls were great! Well.... that is where we settled today! Such a magic spot to relax and enjoy good views and good company! Thanks Rozanne, Lucy and others for a fun filled day! :-)

    October 5, 2013

  • Mairead C.

    Does Lamington tea house mean the cafe by O'Reillys?

    October 4, 2013

    • Pete T

      Definitely not. O’Reilly’s is in a different section of Lamington National Park, a fair bit further to get to from the coast. This walk starts from the carpark (Lamington tea house) at the very end of Binna Burra Road. You veer left off Beechmont Road onto Binna Burra Rd., then simply follow your nose.

      October 5, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    Meet at the usual Nerang Shopping centre, Earles' Plaza, I think. 7.45 am for car pooling?

    September 29, 2013

    • Rozanne

      Hi Peter - can meet you under Coles at Mudgeeraba just after 7,30, and anyone else that ants to meet there - then go onto meet anyone else at Nerang at 8.00

      October 2, 2013

    • Pete T

      That would be great thanks. See you under Coles just after 7.30.

      October 2, 2013

  • Sharon J

    I am up for car pooling. Been a while since I hiked.....yay!

    October 1, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    The meeting place is usually Earles' Plaza in Nerang (see my message below). White Street, I believe. On my GPS so just follow it. I leave from Varsity Lakes at about 0720 if anyone wants a lift from there. [masked]

    October 1, 2013

  • Ann B.

    Me too

    October 1, 2013

  • Lucy

    Yes I'm interested in carpooling

    September 30, 2013

  • Mairead C.

    Would love to do this walk. Please let me know if a spot opens up.

    September 29, 2013

  • Tim

    Hey! I'd love to do this walk with you all! But unfortunately I'll be overseas that weekend! ;)

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • isabel

    With

    September 28, 2013

  • isabel

    Hi I woild lpve go come and bring my two beautifjl Swiss girl visitors sith me.

    2 · September 28, 2013

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