Excursion Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island – 14 June 2023

**This Excursion is now full as there are no more seats on the Island Bus**

Excursion 14/6/23

Naree Budjong Djara NP Quandamookah Country

(Day Excursion)
LEADER: Susan Nelles

We will be walking slowly along the 3 km Kaboora Track through Wallum woodland consisting of dwarf eucalypt trees, wallum banksias and grass trees, making an open canopy. We pass by Tortoise Lagoon, a perched lake, before winding down to Kaboora, Blue Lake. Swimming is discouraged. The track has gently rolling hills with an elevation gain of 169 metres and sections of loose sand. With a local botany group some of us walked the Kabul Track home, but it has steeper sections. An island maxi taxi will meet the Sealink ferry and transport us seven kilometres, returning for any more of the group. We intend to catch the maxi taxi back for the 2.25 pm or 3.55 pm ferry.

MEET AT: The Blue Sealink Ferry terminal at 9.30 am for the 9.55 ferry, at the second, southern terminal, 12 Emmett Drive, Cleveland. Note that parking can be difficult so leave fifteen minutes as you might have to walk several metres from your car to the ferry.

Alternatively, the TRAIN leaves Central Station 8.17 arriving Cleveland at 9.20. Catch the free (Straddie Flyer) shuttle bus but walk the 50 metres to Sealink.

9.30am start.

REGISTRATION: By email to excursion@qnc.org.au (no “s” at end of excursion) with Minjerribah Nth Stradbroke in the subject line. Include name and mobile, contact details of all attendees. Guests are welcome. The leader needs to book the maxi taxi in advance so please register ASAP.

COSTS: The maxi taxi charges $50 one way, seating eleven, so cost depends on numbers attending. Bring cash – $10 and $5 notes and some coins. The Sealink ferry recommends on-line pre booking, but still accepts senior concessions for a $10 return ticket bought at the information centre at the terminal. Allow extra time in case of a queue.

OTHER: The Herbarium at Mt Coot-tha is selling their publication “The Flora of Nth Stradbroke Island – an Identification Guide”. K Stephens, D Sharp 2009 439 pages, a steal at $32.40. I can buy copies if you contact me asap and bring the $$ on the day.

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