Camps

2018

August 3-5: Peach Trees, Jimna State Forest

Future Camps

General information

image - Little Friarbird
Little Friarbird © V. Jones

Birds Queensland also runs a number of camps during the year, mainly at rural locations requiring over-night camping, bunkhouses, caravans or like accommodation. This is particularly necessary since they tend to be located some hours of driving distance from Brisbane and often with fairly "rustic" living conditions. If required, Camp leaders should be contacted to determine whether part of the planned activities could be attended by other members prepared to do the necessary night or early morning driving to attend.

To cover the costs of running camps, and to finance the occasional gift to those who invite us to use their properties for camps, all members attending each camp are asked to donate a fee of $2 per camp. This is run on an honour system where we rely on people to place their $2 in the donation box. Thank you for supporting this scheme.

The details of some of the camps listed are yet to be confirmed, and additional camps may be added as the year progresses, so keep checking here each month. If the details of the meeting place, etc. given are insufficient, please call the Leader for more precise directions. It is important to notify the leader to confirm your attendance, prior to the camp. We encourage car-pooling wherever possible.

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Beach Stone-curlew
© J. Sneddon

August 3-5: Peach Trees, Jimna State Forest

Leader: Margaret Clark, Phone: 3878 1896 or Mobile:0427 681 676

Peach Trees camping area is approximately 45 km north-west of Kilcoy along the Kilcoy - Murgon Road. Birds Queensland last camped here in May, 2016, when over 100 species were recorded, including Powerful Owl, Glossy Black Cockatoos, and Painted Button-quails. The habitat consists of sustainable pine forest plantations, and native forests, and we will be camping on the grassy area beside the Yabba Creek. The camping area is suitable for tents, caravans and campervans. There are walking tracks close to the camp ground. Facilities include picnic tables, fireplaces (bring your own firewood), taps, and two flushing toilet blocks. Please bring your own drinking water. Camping cost is $6.35 per person per night. Camping permits should be booked in advance, either by phone 13 74 68 or on line at https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/jimna/camping.html

Directions from Brisbane: All areas of travel are accessible by two-wheel drive. The camp ground is approximately 2 hours drive from Brisbane. Head north along the Bruce Highway, turn onto the D'Aguilar Highway at Caboolture, heading to Kilcoy. Look for the sign saying Jimna/Mt Kilcoy, and follow signs all the way to Jimna. Continue past the turn into Jimna on the Kilcoy-Murgon Road, and look for the sign to Peach Trees 4 kms on your right. Continue along this road, straight ahead (unsealed road), which will bring you to the cattle-grid at the campground's entrance

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Future Camps

Birds Queensland future campouts for 2018
Month Location Leader Date
September Karara, West of Warwick Lorraine Welsh 29 Sept-1 Oct
October Sundown NP Ross & Thea Monks 19-21 Oct
November Kinbombi / Kilkivan region Kelvin & Amelia Nielsen 9-11 Nov

Note: Public holidays / long weekends 2018:
Easter - 30 March-2 April
Labour Day - 7 May
Queen's Birthday - 1 October


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