Australia Day WeekendSaturday 25th to Monday 27th January 2020

Trip Leader Adrian Walker

Mobile - 0419 725 276

Location: 260 Thornside Road, Widgee

(West of Gympie), approx. 3hrs from Brisbane

Trip Rating: Easy to Moderate

Pets allowed - advise Trip Leader beforehand.

Meeting place and time: Make own way to property or arrange own groups and meeting points, remember convoy rules in doing so.

Departure time: Anytime Friday

This is a private property owned by my good friend Ted Kennedy, who has very kindly given his permission to have a great Australia Day in his company and surrounds.

The property will have a well set up bath room with facilities to use, a very large shed with lighting and power (cooking only), and plenty of room for caravans, camp trailers and tents. Water on site.

Very lovely undulating country offering some 4wd, great camping and a very relaxed environment, will be a great weekend for the club members and friends.

Add your name to the Event Board at the meeting or on the website.


Friday: 24th January

Start of arrivals for the weekend, no activities planned for this day, just setup and enjoy the facilities and surroundings.

Happy hour at 1600hrs in Main Shed

Saturday: 25th January

Official registration for weekend – sign in.

Explanation of activities and welcome by President

1600hrs – Happy Hour

1830 – 1900hrs - Dinner at Combined lunch in Main Shed (BYO lunch/drinks)

1400hrs – Australia Day activity No. 1

1500hrs – Australia Day activity No. 2

1600hrs – Happy Hour – around pool in Main Shed

1900hrs - Combined dinner in Main Shed to celebrate Australia Day (BYO dinner/drinks)

1900hrs – Australia Day activity No. 3

Sunday: 26th January – Australia Day

0900hrs – Scenic drive, convoy up into the hills, easy driving, also 4WD Moderate tracks if not attending Scenic Drive.

1230hrs - BYO Picnic Lunch on Trail

1400hrs – Australia Day activity No. 4

1430hrs – Australia Day activity No. 5

1500hrs – Australia Day activity No. 6

Bushman’s Bar –

Widgee Sport & Recreation Ground

Monday: 27th January

0800hrs – 4WD mod. - hard tracks in local area.

Combined lunch in Main Shed (BYO lunch/drinks)

Free afternoon, relax or pack up if leaving

1600hrs – Happy hour, for those staying extra night.

Tuesday: 28th January

No activities for the day, just pack up, tidy up property and break camp when ready - Final sign off

Microwave, Hot Water Urn and bench area in main shed.

Plenty of shade and weather protection in main shed.

Fuel, ice & basic supplies available at Widgee store – 4km away.

Things to consider/Bring:

Sunscreen and hats.

Own water if not used to tank and bore water.

Aussie decorations for camp site and main shed if you have spare.

Table and chairs for relaxing in main shed.

Doggie waste bags if attending with pets.

Things to be aware of:

As this is a rural property, be mindful of snake activity.

Enjoy our pets but keep away from property cattle.

Camp fires to be approved by trip co-ordinator (if allowed, depending on fire bans).

Be aware that this an enjoyable time for the Club, so above all - have a good "aussie" time.

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