February 5th to 7th - Canungra, Qld
March 5th to 7th - Lanikai, Upper Clarence, NSW

Future Camps

General information

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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

February 5th to 7th - Canungra, Qld

Leader: Marion Beeby
Phone: 0401 770 751 or

There are 12 unpowered and 6 powered sites already booked for 5-6th February at Canungra Showgrounds Camping. If you're interested please call or text Marion at 0401770751 to confirm your site. This will also allow her to make more bookings if necessary.

The weekend will start with a walk Friday afternoon around Canungra. Saturday you will drive to Binna Burra for some more birding and then on Sunday you'll go either to O'Reilly's or to Mount Tamborine (that's still to be decided).

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March 5th to 7th - Lanikai, Upper Clarence, NSW

Leader: Margaret Clark
Phone: 0427 681 676 or


NOTE: The COVID-19 situation remains uncertain. At this time (mid-January), this camp is planned to go ahead, however this may change depending on the COVID situation. This notice will be updated in the next newsletter and on this web page.


We will camp at the 2,500 acre property owned by Lyn Wright, in the beautiful Upper Clarence area. There is a variety of habitats, and Pretty Gully Creek runs through the property. There were bush fires in the area late last year, but much of the habitat has recovered.

The large camping area has 2WD access, and is suitable for tents or caravans. There are toilets and hot/cold showers, but no power is available. There is a large under-cover area with tables, seats, a wood barbecue and sink. Creek water is available in the tank, but please bring drinking water.

Cost of the camp is $12 per person per day, children under 12 are half price, and children under 5 no charge.

Camp fees are payable to me on arrival, and people may arrive early, or stay for extra days, if they wish.


Lanikai is approximately 3-4 hours drive from Brisbane. Driving south from Urbenville there are 3 options:

  1. THIS IS THE RECOMMENDED ROUTE: From Urbenville drive to Bonalbo, then to Tabulam (sealed roads). Then take the Tenterfield Road west out of Tabulam, and after 3 km turn right on to Paddy’s Flat Road. From here it is about 21 km to the Lanikai camp ground gate (last 10 km are unsealed). Look for BQ signs into the camp ground.
  2. From Urbenville head to Old Bonalbo, then after 5km turn right into Hootons Road (also known as Lower Duck Creek Road). This turn off is on a sharp bend. This road is unsealed and is rough in places. After about 22 km, at the T-junction, turn right into Paddy’s Flat Road and continue about 10km (mostly unsealed) to the camp ground gate. (4WD recommended for this route)
  3. From Urbenville drive southwest on the Urbenville-Legume Road about 12 km, then turn left into the Upper Tooloom Road (mostly gravel, rough, and narrow), for 38 km to Lanikai (4WD ONLY for this route)

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
April Miles (Possum Park) T.B.A. 3-5 April (Easter Camp)
July Sundown Neil Strode 23-25 July

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