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The Dunethin Rock

Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher © Rosemary Braithwaite

May camp will find us on the banks of the Maroochy River.In 1985 I spent a weekend here with my cub sons as Lady Saturday,cooking for 80 cubs and scouts (on a rainy weekend).I remember making scones to accompany the soup and saying Hail Marys so they would not be tough.!!Was not used to making 80 at a time.

This is a scout camp.It has no power(for camping) but has a hall with a kitchen and a cool room(with power).We can congregate in the hall for bird call and use the kitchen and cool room.There is a large oval for camping and it is adjacent to the river(if you fish or kayak).There is an amenities block for toilets and showers but to be truthful I have not checked them out yet.

We will also be visiting Maroochy wetlands,walk up to Dunethin Rock and Finland Road Bli Bli. Easiest access to camp is to turn off the highway at Nambour -Bli -Bli turnoff drive towards Bli-Bli and turn left at the roundabout Follow the old Yandina road to Pearce Road on the right. After a couple of kms ,turn right (see BQsigns to entrance to scout grounds on right.Bitumen car park,drive to site depending on rain!!!!.

Price per night is approx. $14

  • Date and Time
    Friday, 10th May 2024
    to Sunday, 12th May 2024
  • Location
    The Dunethin Rock
    Dunethin Rock Road, Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia
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  • Leader
    • Anne Nichols
      anne.nichols2@bigpond.com
  • Walking Grade
    No information given.

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Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja