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Gympie Discovery Weekend

  • 1 Nov 2019
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GYMPIE DISCOVERY WEEKEND Draft Programme

Friday 1st November to Sunday, 3rd November

Come and join us for an interesting weekend at Gympie and Surrounds, including visits to the Woodworks and Gold Mining Museums as well as a ride on the Mary River Rattler and a visit to a Camel Dairy.


This event is for financial members only.


Accommodation: Various Motels and accommodation options.

Gympie Caravan Park will be the “Trip Centre”. https://www.gympiecaravanparkgympie.com/. There are reasonable costs for cabins or powered and unpowered sites, also pet friendly.


Draft Programme:


Friday 1 November: Check into accommodation (at own cost) at about 11am, and meet for lunch at 12pm at the Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre at 8 Fraser Road, on the Bruce Highway just North of the Town.  1pm. Guided Tour.

5pm Happy Hour at Caravan Park. 7pm. Possible Group dinner at a local restaurant at own cost.


Saturday 2 November: Gather at the Old Gympie Station, Tozer Street at 8.30am for a 9.00am departure on the Mary River Rattler to Aramoor arriving at 10am (One hour Stop and Turnaround). Return to Gympie by 12pm. https://www.maryvalleyrattler.com.au/.

12.30pm Meet at Gympie Gold Miming and Historical Centre for lunch and the Café. 1.30 Museum Guided Tour.

5.00pm Happy Hour at Caravan Park. 7.00pm. Possible Self Catering at Caravan Park.


Sunday 3 November: 9.30am. Gather at Caravan Park 10.00am Arrive at Camelot Camel Dairy, 49 Waugh Road, Scrubby Creek (about 20 minutes drive SW of Gympie) https://www.camelotcameldairies.com.au/. Tour of dairy and camel rides available! 12.00pm Lunch at Dairy Café. 1.00pm Depart for home via Scenic Route or of your choice.


Summary of costs, at $70/participant:


Inclusions: Entry and Guide for Woodworks Museum; Mary Valley Rattler Steam train (BYO snacks and drinks); Entry and Guide for Goldmining Museum.

Exclusions:  Accommodation costs, Meals and Transport.

Trip Organiser: Wayne McKenzie 0414 432 476




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