Camps

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2021

November 5th to 7th - Jandowae
December 3rd to 5th - Bunya Mountains

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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image - Beach Stone-curlew
Beach Stone-curlew
© J. Sneddon

November 5th to 7th, Jandowae

Leader: Kevin Delahoy
Phone: 0408983633

I did this camp about 2 yrs ago in the drought of 2019, lucky for us the Jandowae area received some rain in the weeks leading up to the camp which attracted the birds in.

This year we will be staying at the showgrounds which has more room to fit everyone in and we can use their kitchen and bbq as well. The people who prefer accommodation can stay next door in the accommodation park

Accommodation:
Options are

  • Jandowae showgrounds, Call Lillian Krog on 0458 595 796 and mention you are with Birds QLD. Price:
    • powered $15 P/N
    • unpowered $10 P/N
  • AAOK Jandowae Accommodation Park, Call Julie on (07)4668 5071 and mention you are with Birds QLD to get a discount.
    • Room with one Queen bed $ 70 P/N
    • Room with one Queen and two bunks beds $ 90 P/N

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December 3rd to 5th - Bunya Mountains

Leader: Denise & Raymond Downham
Phone: 0435 006 234 or

As is traditional we will be looking to have a shared Saturday evening meal (Covid19 restrictions dependent) so if you are attending please bring a 'plate' to share. It is also planned to organise a 'Bird Quiz' on the Saturday evening.

Accommodation: Dandabah is the main National Park campground and should be booked online before arriving. The booking service link is https://qpws.usedirect.com/QPWS/Facilities/SearchView.aspx. Camp fees are $6.85 per person per night.

BQ has booked the Toolburra Chalet for those who prefer not to camp. The chalet sleeps up to 22 people in 4 rooms with a mix of double, single and bunk beds. There are 3 bathrooms and 2 toilets. You will need to bring your own bedding and towels. The cost of staying at the chalet will be $75 per person for the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights). If you wish to stay at Toolburra Chalet, email .

Bookings will be confirmed once payment is received on a first come first served basis. We will place anyone on a waiting list if the accommodation becomes fully booked. Alternatively, you can access the following link to view further accommodation options https://bunyamountains.com.au/accommodation-search/.

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Future Camps

The planned camps listed below will be held under the current easing of Covid-19 restrictions and may be subject to change should the situation alter. See the COVID-19 actions on our website.

Birds Queensland future campouts for 2021
Month Location Leader Date
November Jandowae Kevin Delahoy 5th to 7th November
December Bunya Mountains Denise & Raymond Downham 3-5 December 2021


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