Capricorn Coast Walk and Events
5 to 15 August 2013
Monday 5th August – Reef Walkers arrive at The Caves. Overnight (O/N) @ The Caves Showgrounds.
Tuesday 6th August – walk from The Caves to Rockhampton (25km). Walk with June and her fellow walkers along Yaamba Road to Kershaw Gardens. Designated walk pick-ups: 12:30 pm @ Cnr Bruce Hwy & Yeppoon-Rocky Rd (6km), 1:45pm @ Cnr Richardson Rd & Bruce Hwy (3km). Meet-n-Greet ReefWalk Event at Kershaw Gardens from 3pm near windmill carpark on Bruce Hwy – music, hear June’s message, refreshments, info stall.
Wednesday 7th August – walking from Rockhampton along Emu Park Road to Keppel Sands turnoff (25km). Overnight Mabel Edmund Park at Keppel Sands. Meet-n-Greet ReefWalk Event with South Sea Islander & Keppel Sands Community, 6pm – 8pm at Mabel Edmund Park. Please bring a plate of food to share. Hear June’s message, share stories, information, campfire.
Thursday 8th August – walking from Keppel Sands turnoff to Emu Park (25km).
Friday 9th August – Rest Day – no walking. ReefWalk visiting Keppel Sands, Cawarral & Farnborough State Schools. Celebrate! Public event at CWA Hall, Emu Park from 5pm – bring a plate of food to share & come to celebrate with ReefWalk as they near journey’s end! Live music, bring your guitar, ReefWalk photos & stories.
Saturday 10th August – Join ReefWalk & KAFDA for a BBQ brekkie from 7:30am-9am at Pier 1, Rosslyn Bay (KAFDA sponsored event). ReefWalk departs 8:30am on a boat for Port Alma, arriving ~ 11:30am. Return Rosslyn Bay ~3pm. Boat trip to Port Alma is available for walkers & non walkers – $150 p/p. Limited seats, booking required 0412 503 852 or email@example.com Walkers going should be prepared to walk from Port Alma that afternoon and camp O/N at Bajool or arrange a pickup. Local walkers not taking boat, need to make own transport arrangements.
Saturday 10th August to Thursday 15th August – ReefWalkers walking: Sat 10th – Port Alma Road, O/N Bajool; Sun 11th – walk to & O/N Marmor. Mon 12th – walk to Hourigan Ck nr Raglan & O/N Hourigan Ck. Tues 13th – walk to & O/N (TBC) Mt Larcom. Wed 16th – walk to Yarwun area, O/N TBC; Thurs 15th – walk to Gladstone.
PLEASE NOTE WALK REGISTRATION: Walkers staying overnight (camping) with ReefWalk need to register on-line in advance at https://reefwalk2013.com/get-involved/ . Day walkers do not need to register. Walking typically starts at 8:30am.
Local contacts: Chantelle 0407 847 327 or Janet 0429 477 985
Reef Walk heads to Mackay
Friday 19 July – 7:15am
Walkers concerned about the reef left Cairns on an epic Reef walk to Gladstone to draw attention to the damage being done to the Great Barrier Reef by the expansion of the coal and gas industry.
On 19 July the walk is going to be in Mackay! If you would like to walk into Mackay, meet us at 7.15am 19 July at the BP Service Station and Harbour Road for a walk to Bluewater Quay. All welcome.
For full event details and to RSVP: http://www.dudgeonpoint.org/join_the_reef_walk
Airlie Beach – 13th July
Saturday 13th July – 8am
Celebrate June Norman’s and Reef Walks’ arrival to Airlie Beach.
June and fellow Reef Walkers arrival to Airlie Beach will mark the halfway milestone of their epic 1200km journey to Save the Reef.
Walk with June and fellow Reef Walkers from the VMR Carpark along the beautiful foreshore to the Airlie Beach Markets, then listen to June’s tales of the walk so far. Kids can enjoy some fun activities at the markets too!
Where: Meet Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Car Park, Altman Avenue, Cannonvale – Airlie Beach Markets.
When: 8am Saturday 13th July
Will you have shirts available to sell before the walk commences on Saturday morning? If needed you can post shirts and wrist bands to Tracey Lord, from Airlie Beach and we can start selling them…
For info Contact Cherry Muddle <firstname.lastname@example.org> or phone 0429 085 047
Reefwalk Information Night, Babinda
Monday 3rd June, 6pm -7pm
Spirit of Babinda Hall, Babinda Taskforce, 51 Munro Street
- Come along and learn about Reefwalk from June and her fellow walkers. A short talk followed by a documentary screening.
- Those who would like to bring a plate and join them for dinner afterwards are welcome
For info contact Nikki on email@example.com or 0412 892 628
Reefwalk Information Night, Cairns
- Saturday 1st June 6pm – 7.30pm
Edmonton Down Park Community Hall
- Come and learn about the walk from June and her fellow walkers. They will speak about their walk, share some food and show a short film.
- Local musician Jamie David
- Bring some food to share
For info contact Nicole firstname.lastname@example.org or 0420 855 472
Reef Walk Launch, Cairns
Saturday 1st June 8am – 10am
Cairns Lagoon, Jabiru BBQ (see map) South-eastern edge of lagoon near the Pier complex
- Local speakers, music by local musician Jeremiah Johnson
- Bring some food to share
- Come join the walk for an hour, a day, a week or a month!
For info Contact Nicole email@example.com or 0420 855 472