PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2022, DAVES CREEK CIRCUIT, DAYWALK

Thursday 29 SEPTEMBER 2022,

DAVES CREEK CIRCUIT,

DAYWALK

Leader Phil Murray, 0416 650160

Meet St Brigid’s 78 Musgrave Rd Red Hill

Time 7.00 am

Cost $25

Grade M33

EO Sue Murray 0420 510 214 


This walk is up at Binna Burra. This walk is a very pleasant, interesting walk with

varied vegetation - rainforest, tall eucalyptus woodlands, mallee scrub, open

heathland and sedgelands. There are good views of Numinbah Valley and I think we

can see Mt Warning (it is one of the reasons I want to go back again). The walk is

on graded tracks and starts from Binna Burra. This is an excellent walk for beginners

and experienced walker alike. We will have 2 Banana Breaks but possibly no

morning tea. We will definitely have an early lunch on Surprise Rock which is a dyke

that has resisted weathering and stands above the surrounding country side. It is

well worth the very short climb to the top. We return via a section of the Ships Stern

Track, with a short detour to Nagarigoon Falls and finally the Border Track to the Top

Car Park and café, which is called the Binna Burra Tea House. After a quick break at

the café I was keen to do an ‘encore’ walk and do the short walk to Kweebani Caves.

It is supposed to be just a 2 km return trip. It starts from the information centre which

is about 1 km down the hill from the cafe. I have done this mini walk once before and

wanted to go back again and revisit it.

Please note that Terry Silk’s proposed walk for the 3 rd Sept namely the Noosa Trails

walk was postponed for a month to the Sunday of the October long weekend. The

trip was postponed as he had another commitment come up. We needed a

replacement walk and I suggested this walk to go on the program as the wildflowers

on the walk are supposed to be very good# and after all the rain earlier in the year

the wildflowers should be excellent. No one else suggested anything else so by

default I can only conclude that this is the best walk possible for this weekend.

Notes # see the book by John and Lyn Daly Take a walk in South east Queensland “ at page 202

where he states “(This circuit is the most botanically diverse walk in the park”).