PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

THURSDAY 20 – FRIDAY 21 JUNE,NORTHERN RIVERS RAIL TRAIL, ACCOMMODATED WALK
Leader: Russ 0427 743 534
Meet: St Brigid’s Car Park, Red Hill
Time: 10.30 am
Distance: 24 kms
Cost: $35 + accommodation
Grade: M22
Emerg Off: TBA


  

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail was originally a railway line that
operated between the early 20 th century and 2004. This walk
follows the former railway line from Murwillumbah to Stokers
Siding Station (20 May) and then onto Crabbes Creek Station
on 21 May. It anticipated that in the future the track will
continue all the way to Casino. The route is flat, very green with
some stunning views and passes through lush rainforests,
quaint villages and rural farmland.
The overnight will be in a hotel in Murwillumbah. Which one
will be advised shortly.
Along the way on day one we will visit the Margaret Olley Art
Centre which is just south of Murwillumbah. There are a lot of
stairs from the trail up to the Art Centre, but the view of Mount
Warning and the Tweed Valley from the top of the stairs is well
worth the effort, as is the visit to the Art Centre. Margaret Olley
was born in Lismore in 1923 and died in 2011 after living in
Queensland and New South Wales. Entry to the Art Centre is
free.
Day two goes via a long tunnel (500 metres) and weaves
through the cuttings and the hills through the Burringbar and
Mooball areas. Bring a torch for the tunnel.
This is a gentle walk and all are invited. Day 1 is only 8kms plus
the stairs to the Art Centre. Day 2 is 16kms. It is being held on
a week day so as to avoid the crowds of cyclists on the
weekend and to visit the Margaret Olley Art Centre.