Camps

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS ON THIS PAGE

2021

April 2nd to 5th - Possum Park near Miles
May 1st to 3rd - Mingo Crossing, (North Burnett)

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

April 2nd to 5th - Possum Park near Miles

Leader: John Walton
Phone: 0427 573 955
Email:

The Easter camp previously announced for Bolivia (NSW) will not proceed, due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Easter Camp will now be held in the Miles region and we will camp at Possum Park. This is a 350 acre property and it was a military base in days gone by. Over 140 bird species have been sighted on this property.

A range of accommodation from cabins, military bunkers, igloos and train carriages as well as powered (including some ensuite) and unpowered sites are available. Those wishing to share accommodation will have to organise this amongst yourselves. See the Possum Park website for more details.

Bookings

Book your accommodation with the owners Julie and David Hinds as early as possible as this can be a very popular Easter get-away. Mention that you are with Birds Qld. Phone/Fax Julie and David on (07) 4627 1651.

Please to advise that you will be attending.

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May 1st to 3rd - Mingo Crossing, (North Burnett)

Leader: John Walton
Phone: 0427 573 955
Email:

Mingo Crossing Caravan and Recreation Park is situated along the banks of the beautiful Burnett River, approximately 125 kilometres west of Bundaberg via Gin Gin and 350 kilometres north west of Brisbane.

There are 12 powered caravan sites as well as a large camping ground, kiosk and barbecue areas.

The caravan park is on the upper reaches of Paradise Dam and can be visited by large flocks of waterbirds.

Make bookings directly with the caravan park stating that you are with Birds Queensland. An unpowered area has been reserved for BQ campers.

Contact Information for Mingo Crossing Caravan Park:

Phone:
(07) 4161 6200
Email:
mingo.crossing@northburnett.qld.gov.au
Address:
2670 Gayndah Mount Perry Road MOUNT PERRY QLD 4671

Please to advise that you will be attending.

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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
June TBA TBA 12-14th June (long weekend)
July Sundown Neil Strode 23-25 July
October TBA TBA 2nd-4th Oct (long weekend)


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