20 March 2012 Rendezvous Creek-Gudgenby River confluence

Cascades on Rendezvous Creek below the walking track

Map: Rendezvous Creek 1:25000

Getting There

This walk was organised and led by me as an irregular CBC Tuesday walk:

Tuesday 20 March - Rendezvous Creek-Gudgenby River confluence - M/M,WptX. A wander along Rendezvous Creek near the access track from the new-ish Rendezvous Creek car park. Up the spur to the NE of Rendezvous Creek to at least SH1342 (maybe to SH1403) and down to the valley. Short walks in to the Ready-Cut cottage and indigenous axe grinding grooves on the Gudgenby River. Less than 15km and up to 400m climb. Map: Rendezvous Creek. Leader: John Evans - jevans@pcug.org.au, 0417 436 877. Transport: ~$15 per person.

4 of us got involved, after last minute advertising.


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4 little mini-walks and, with the gender imbalance, more a Mini Mouse, rather than Mickey Mouse, day.

Walk 1

An aim for the day was to gather some snaps of Rendezvous Creek below the new-ish walk in from the car park to the grasslands. So we wandered in the track, across the foot bridge and up to the crude (in the nicest sense) table and benches. Then back along as near as possible to the right bank (never any need to say "true" - what does that add? - knowing that water flows are 'banked' when facing downstream) of Rendezvous Creek. A poke around the site near the car park.

We then drove in the Old Boboyan Road and parked at the turn off track to the Ready Cut cottage.

Walk 2

An even shorter wander in past the Hudson's Ready Cut Cottage and over the foot bridge spanning the Gudgenby River to the Gudgenby Homestead. Sadly, the old W-G G2 3-4 foot bridge (constructed by hand in 1956 by hand) has been mostly washed away in the 2012 Summer rains.

We then drove a bit further in the Old Boboyan Road to a gate in the side fence.

Walk 3

A stroll down to the Gudgenby River to examine the indigenous axe grinding grooves, last visited by me on 30 Mar 2005. On examining my original photo, what we found today was slightly downstream. It would be nice to have these confirmed as grinding grooves. Morning tea, then back to the car.

We then drove back to the new/current Rendezvous Creek car park.

Walk 4

I was ready to go home, being old and cranky and soon to retire. But the ladies insisted we do some bush bashing, so we headed up the spur through SH1028. I assisted their desire by constantly losing a footpad/animal pad running up there. Slow going in places up to our lunch point on a granite tor at around the 1150m contour. Being a long way short of the desired SH1342, we headed back down S towards Rendezvous Creek. At one stage descending some rocks, 'lending a helping hand' took on a whole new meaning, so I thought it wise to let the ladies help themselves, rather than man-handle them. Back to the car and home to domestic chores.

Karen C, Janet E, Lorraine T - thank you ladies. Short and sweet. I'd delivered the snaps and was back to start work by just after 3pm.

Distance: 7.2km Climb: 300m. Time: 8.35am - 12.45pm (4hrs 10mins), with 45mins of stops and 25mins of driving.
Grading: S/E-R; M(9)

KMZ file for Google Earth/Maps: Rendezvous Creek-Gudgenby River confluence

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