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Karara Camp

BQ  Camp at Karara

April 28th – May 1st

Coolmunda Dam, Durikai State Forest and Mosquito Creek Road are some of the places usually visited during the camp at Karara. Some of the specialties of the area are Black-chinned Honeyeaters, Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters, White-winged Fairy-wrens, Diamond Firetails, Turquoise Parrots, Bluebonnets, Squatter Pigeons and Southern Whitefaces.

Camping will be at Karara Recreation Grounds. There are powered sites, hot showers, flush toilets and a covered cooking area. There is also a hall where people may put their sleeping bags on the floor if they do not wish to camp. Camping fees are $10 per person per night – please pay Lorraine on arrival. All payments must be in cash. Anyone who wishes to stay in one of the rooms at the adjacent Karara Tavern and Motel should contact them direct on (07) 4667 4141.

Birding activities are planned for those who arrive on Friday.

Lorraine will be organising a group meal at the Tavern on Saturday night for $20 per person. Please confirm with Lorraine if you are interested in participating in a group meal. Again all payments must be cash.

DIRECTIONS: Access to the sports ground is between Canal Creek Bridge and railway line on the Toowoomba Road, follow the signs. From Warwick, travel the Cunningham Highway towards Inglewood for approximately 54 km. Turn right at the Toowoomba road at the Karara Hotel. After crossing the railway line proceed approximately 50 metres and turn right to the sports ground. From Toowoomba take Route 48 through Leyburn. After approximately24 km turn left into the sports ground, before the railway crossing.

Please contact Lorraine Welsh on (07)46674163 or 0447467163 or Anne Nichols on 0409644122 or anne.nichols2@bigpond.com if you have any questions or require further information.

  • Date and Time
    Friday, 28th Apr 2023
    to Monday, 1st May 2023
  • Location
    Karara Recreation Grounds
  • Leaders
    • Lorraine Welsh
    • Anne Nichols

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja