The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc

Log in
  • Home
  • A weekend exploring the Upper Yabba Catchment

A weekend exploring the Upper Yabba Catchment

  • 17 Aug 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • 19 Aug 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • Overnight in Imbil at choice of accommodation.

Registration is closed

Treks & Activities Event

A weekend for guided exploration of the Upper Yabba catchment including Yabba Falls, Ochre Falls, Tumbled Valley, Broken Femur Falls. This is a self-drive weekend staying in Imbil at your choice of accommodation.

The old geologies of the area provide some baffling questions and a wide variety of landforms including moderate and massive jointing in granitic outcrops, surprising volcanic intrusions and vent, and strongly jointed metamorphic structures. The Mary Catchment has captured some of the upper Burnett catchment via Yabba and Kingaham Creeks. The weekend is appropriate for a range of fitness levels:

  1. easy but rough walk to top of Yabba Falls and Weaner Rock;
  2. moderate challenge due to length of slopes gives access into the top of the Yabba catchment and also into Gates of Yabba;
  3. optional: abseiling descent into awesome Baiyambora Gorge with challenging return hiking ascent, price to be advised.

Access to the field site from Imbil requires a 4WD vehicle, so we will be carpooling for those who do not have a 4WD.

People need to assemble at Borumba Deer Park, Yabba Creek Road, Imbil by 7.30am on the Saturday morning and again on the Sunday morning. This trek will involve two days, returning to Imbil on both days.

Please register your Expression by Friday 15 June. Cost to be advised.

Full details will be emailed only to those who have registered interest.

Coordinator: Ian Stebhens, RGSQ Fellow

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc
237 Milton Road, Milton Q 4064
[P] 07 3368 2066 [F] 07 3367 1011
ABN 87 014 673 068

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software