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A weekend exploring the Upper Yabba Catchment

  • 17 Aug 2018
  • 5:30 PM
  • 19 Aug 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • Overnight in Imbil at choice of accommodation.

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Treks & Activities Event

REGISTRATION OF INTEREST ONLY AT THIS TIME.

NON MEMBERS who wish to participate in this event may register an interest, however must be a member of the RGSQ before the 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.Cost of abseiling per person is an additional $180 GST Incl, maximum for 5 people. Qualified abseiling guides (not RGSQ members) will provide this activity. There will be two descents each between 40 and 60 metres.

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.

Staying at Imbil in your choice of accommodation: Imbil Country Cabins (economical quality accommodation) or B&Bs or camping at Deer Park, camping at Imbil Island Reach Campground, or at Borumba Dam camping area.

Staing at Imbil in your choice of accommodation: Imbil Country Cabins (economical quality accommodation) or B&Bs or camping at Deer Park, camping at Imbil Island Reach Campground, or at Borumba Dam camping area.

Borumba Deer Park www.borumbadeerpark.com

Camping $15pp pn

Budget Cabins $75 for first 2 persons pn + $15 per extra adult

Deluxe Cabins $95 for first 2 persons pn + $15 per extra adult

Own Van $32 for first 2 persons pn + $17 per extra adult.

Alternative quality accommodation (rating by the Coordinator ****) at Imbil Country Cabins for upto to 6 persons (1 Queen, 2 bunks, 1 double fold out sofa) is $181 pn.

Please register your Expression by Wednesday 27 June. Cost to be advised.

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

Coordinator: Ian Stebhens, RGSQ Fellow
Inquiries: info@rgsq.org.au





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