Fairbridge to Nanga 2010
Fairbridge to Stringers Walk
Monday 12th April to Sunday 18th April, 2010
We decided to organise this walk once again as so many of our members go to Fairbridge for the festival. Murray River is such a special place to camp – I think this will be our 5th time camping here on the Great Walk. There is always the option on walks like these to walk every day or spend as much time as you like relaxing. The Murray River is one of the best places for swimming & kayaking and canoeing that is so close to the city. If you intend to walk out of Fairbridge Festival you will need to arrive there on the Sunday afternoon. We will email you with a definite place to meet.
Day 1 – Monday 12th April
We leave Fairbridge at 8.00 am to walk 20 km to Marrinup. This walk will be quiet strenuous in parts walking up the escarpment to a lookout - 10 –12 km There will be a pick up there. We will follow bush roads through nice cool areas until we reach Marrinup. This is rather a long walk so think seriously about doing part of the walk.
Day 2 – Tuesday 13th April
We will be doing an overnight unsupported walk camping at Scarp Pool 10-12kms away. People will need to carry food, water & sleeping bag. You will need a good backpack. This campsite is only accessible by 4 wheel drive. A beautiful day walking following tracks through bush to the river. We will cross the river (low at the moment) & follow it until we reach a wonderful swimming spot at Scarp Pool. People not doing the overnight walk have the option of walking part way or going onto the Nanga campsite & optional walks will be on offer.
Day 3 – Wednesday 14th April
Leaving the Pool, we will walk along a gravel road following bush trails along the river.. There are some lovely rock formations & pools for swimming. The track will be hilly in parts giving us lovely views across the river. The walk will be 10-12kms to Nanga Stringers campsite.
Walkers camped at the Stringers can walk back along this track to meet the scarp pool walkers at the half way point
Day 2 – Tuesday 13th April – Sunday 18th April
Those who are not doing he over night walk will be transported directly to the stringers campsite which will be a base to explore the beautiful Nanga area. These activities will include King Jarrah and Bibbilum track walks as well as exploring the river on canoes.
Day 4 – Thursday 15th April
This day will be a rest day where we will have the opportunity to have yoga, talking stick circles & Workshops. If you would like to conduct a workshop contact Debbie on 93356427. If you would like to walk there will be plenty of opportunity to be out there in the bush. We will be hiring canoes so you have the option of rowing along the Murray River There will be a committee meeting at 3pm.
Day 5 – Friday 16th April-King Jarrah Walk
From the Stringers Campsite. We will be going on the King Jarrah Walk which is approximately 22 km round trip. This will be a chance to view one of few remaining old growth Jarrah trees in this area. We can then visualise what this area would of looked like before all the trees were felled. You can be picked up at the Jarrah tree which is 11 km away
Day 6 – Saturday 17th April
Day walk along the Bibbilum Track. This walk will be as long or as short as you would like it as we retrace our steps back to the campsite. There will be a big hill to walk up & beautiful Casurina forest to walk through. A wonderful day walk. Our last night we traditionally have a variety night so be prepared to perform a skit, sing a song or just be silly.
Day 7 – Sunday 18th April
Pack up & return to our everyday life. Please ring Loretta on 93151612 or 0400206058 or Debbie on 93356427 if you have any queries regarding this walk.
For General Walk Information and Maps of Nanga click Here
please check Map with directions prior to leaving
Please everyone post your registrations to:
Tony Saxafoney , 19 Lilly Street, S Fremantle WA 6162 or email
Direct deposits: Bendigo Bank
Great Walk Networking Inc.
BSB 633108 Acc. No 139551089
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