One part of this place really is called The Bedroom. This is an orienteering map for schoolkids on school camp riding in tinnies. Yes really!
This is something special – the back way into Springbrook from the end of Tallebudgera Creek Road. The route has recently been ratified, modified and variously signed by Gold Coast City Council.
I walked the track on 3rd November 2016. It’s tough – 750m climb over 5km.
The landowner at the top welcomes walkers who need to traverse their land BUT ONLY if you get and carry a free permit from www.thecreamtrack.com.au
My new book created with Gillian Duncan is now available for purchase at www.familybushwalks.com.au. It’s our third book, following two books of recreational trails for cyclists; this one is aimed at walkers and runners who want to go bush without committing to long distances or lots of climbing.
300 walks are described in detail including of course a brand new fully researched topo map showing all points of entry, resources like water and shelter, and making clear the effort required to complete the walk.
Here is a map I made for the Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre for the upcoming Duke of Edinburgh Expedition where youngsters walk 15km from Springbrook to NVEEC then kayak 5km to the Western Boatramp.
Varsity College is introducing orienteering into its curriculum so I offered to make a map of the oval across the road. It doesn’t have a school campus like most schools.
The Lab is a weekly opportunity for “high functioning autistic” (aka Asperger’s) teenagers to get together and make things on their computers with guidance from adult mentors. It’s challenging to find so I volunteered a map:
Two A3 maps of a chunk of the Gold Coast for the Great Adventure Challenge 2015 run by Gary at maxadventure.com.au and raising remarkable sums of money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Participants ran, paddled and rode between 4 and 7 hours to complete the courses: