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    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Sunshine Coast Hinterland

    Treks & Activities Event

    A relaxing day by bus to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for morning tea and a walk in the rainforest. Followed Xmas lunch at Tranquil Park Maleny

    Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
    The reserve comprises 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest. It is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which delights with its tranquillity and beauty. Take time to explore the Rainforest Discovery Centre and/or take a short stroll through rainforest tracks.

    Tranquil Park
    Enjoy the beautiful views overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains for the Traditional Christmas Roast with meats, ham, roast vegetables and plum pudding or pavlova for dessert. Drinks not included

    Pick-up Location Map  Bus Stop 27 Park Road, Eagle Jnc Railway Station at 8.00am.

    Also a second pick up at Landsborough Railway Station at 9.00am.

    Return to Brisbane by approx 3.30pm.

    Cost/Numbers: $72 Members, $77 Non-Members including lunch and bus.

    Register and pay on line by 30 June.

    It promises to be a very relaxing and enjoyable day. Do hope you can join us.

    Coordinator: Jeanette Lamont

    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 26 Aug 2020
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)

    Members Only: Australian Geography Competition Answer Sheet Scanning

    When and where:

    Location: "Gregory Place", Level 1, 28 Fortescue Street, Spring Hill Qld 4000.

    Dates: Monday 20 July to Wednesday 26 August 2020
    Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. A few hours on any of these days would be greatly appreciated.

    For further information, please call 07 3330 6907 or register online and we will contact you.

    Event Description:

    Due to COVID-19, the return of answer sheets has been extended to Friday 14 August. A number of schools have already returned their answer sheets and these are ready to be scanned. Timing for volunteers after this initial batch will be dependent on the arrival of other answer sheets up to Friday 14 August.

    This task only requires one or two volunteers at a time to open, remove and check all contents returned from schools; record date of receipt; and, scan the school batch. Concentration in watching the scanning and recording number of sheets scanned for each school is required.

    Please register the dates you are able to assist and we will contact you when we know what the Answer sheet returns are like?

    • 5 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • TBA

    Map Group Event

    The Queensland Globe provides an online interactive application to view Queensland's location based information.  Use “the Globe” to access hundreds of spatial data layers on Queensland roads, property and land parcels, topography, mining and exploration, land valuations, natural resources (vegetation, water, soil etc.) and more.  To navigate this application requires an understanding of what datasets are available and how to access and combine the datasets to produce a detailed map. This tutorial will make mappers of us all.

    Coordinator:  Len Lowry

    • 20 Aug 2020
    • 8:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Boonah
    • 3

    Map Group Event

    This will be a two day event with the options to stay at the Boonah Caravan Park/Showground, local motels or a local B&B or alternatively to join us each day after a trip from Brisbane. A great variety with Surveying, Explorers, Name that Mountain, Historic Sites, Panoramic Views, Railway History, Pioneer Churches, Starry Winter Nights and Good Company.

    Members are to make their own accommodation and catering arrangements.    Plan early if not using the Caravan Park, as the Motels are always booked out with travellers. More details will be available for members who register for this event.

    Car-pooling will be organised where practical.

    Cost for the two days for RGSQ Members $30, Non-members $50. If you wish to attend for one day only the cost will remain as above. The cost covers RGSQ administration and daily information handout sheets.

    Register on the RGSQ Website. Limit 20
    This event will comply with the CORVID-19 requirements as set by Queensland Health see

    RSVP: Wednesday 12 August 2020

    Meet: In the Boonah Showground, entry near 8 Melbourne Street, Boonah.,+Boonah+QLD+4310/@-27.9981082,152.6828318,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b97282aaa02e4a5:0x591d28595049a963!8m2!3d-27.998113!4d152.6850205

    Coordinator:  Neville McManimm

    • 9 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Alice Springs to Adelaide
    • 4

    Treks & Activities Event


    This exciting 12 day trip includes return air-fares from Brisbane, a luxury 4WD Tour Coach with a driver/guide and camp cook. Many included attractions, as well as all breakfasts and dinners and most lunches. Some camping and some motels/cabins.

    The Lambert Centre was created by the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, as a Geographical Icon, to commemorate the Bicentenary of Australia in 1988. The monument is a flagpole modelled on parliament house in Canberra. The commemorative plaque will be replaced during this trek.

    Along the way we will visit a number of significant sites in the 'centre', including the West MacDonald Ranges, Uluru & Kata-Tjuta National Parks, Coober Pedy and William Creek and finally Roxby Downs, Woomera and Port Augusta, before departing home from Adelaide.

    There is a limit of 20 people. The cost is not finalised but is not expected to exceed $4500 per person twin share, with single supplement of $575. An initial non-refundable deposit of $850 is required to confirm your registration by the 30th of March and the final balance by 9/7/2020.

    All payments are non-refundable (subject to conditions) and it is recommended that participants arrange appropriate travel insurance. Participants must also be financial members of RGSQ at the time of the trek.

    The itinerary is available for viewing and members will be advised as costs and details are updated.

    To learn more about the Lambert Centre please click here.

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Boonah
    • 11

    Treks & Activities Event


    16 September 2020


    Members and Guests Limited to 16

    Meet at Boonah 9.30, Arthur Clive's Family Bakehouse, 12 High Street, Boonah Morning tea will be on arrival at our own expense where we will meet Wendy Creighton.

    Boonah is an interesting country town in the Scenic Rim. We will be guided through the centre of town by Wendy  who is the editor of local newspapers and author of "Blumbergville to Boonah, the early history of the Boonah Business District". It tells of fires, floods, droughts and the resilience of local people.

    There may be time after the guided walk to have another look at the town before meeting at the Dugandan Hotel, 400m south of High Street, for lunch. (See menu on registration form). There is plenty of parking here.

    After lunch we will drive up the winding, all bitumen and sometimes steep road to the top of Mt French, a climbers' haven, at 579m. There is a picnic area, camp ground and toilets here, also much information regarding care of Queensland National Parks and the role of Rangers.

    There are two tracks to the lookouts.

    Track 1: Logans Lookout. 720m return on bitumen.

    Track 2: Mee-boo-run Circuit. 850m unsealed with some flattish rocks to walk on in one section to the East Cliff Lookout.

    A Boonah map will be sent to those who register nearer the time.

    Coordinator Mary Comer.

    Cost: Members $30, Guests $35, including lunch.

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000

    Map Group Event

    by Greg Hallam from the Queensland Railway Historical Society.

    Costs:  $2:00 contribution towards morning tea

    Coordinator:  Neville McManimm

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000

    RGSQ 2020 Annual General Meeting

    2020 Annual General Meeting of The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc will be held at RGSQ headquarters - Gregory Place, Level 1, 28 Fortescue St, Sprig Hill

      • 22 Oct 2020
      • 8:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
      • Binna Burra
      • 10

      Treks & Activities Event


      22 October 2020

      We meet at Canungra Hub Cafe (opposite the Post Office) at 8.00 or arrive earlier and have a coffee/breakfast.

      Limit 12. Members $5.00.Guests $10.00

      This is a 12 km moderate circuit walk on Graded Tracks in Lamington National Park. We will pass through areas of rainforest and heathland, visit a waterfall, cave, Surprise Rock and have some great views.

      A retired geologist Andrew Willson will tell us about the formation of Lamington National Park and how the differing rocks give rise to the various vegetation.

      It is a favourite walk of mine and I hope you can come along.

      Please call me if you would like to make other travel arrangements.


      A backpack with morning tea, lunch, hat, raincoat, sunscreen and insect repellent.

      Wear good walking boots or shoes.

      A walking stick might be useful too.

      Mary Comer 3844 6231

      • 7 Dec 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000

      Map Group Event

      Details:   A fitting finale to 2020!  Members are encouraged to bring along an item of geographical interest and provide some insight into what are its special characteristics.  Members are to bring along a plate to share at the end of the presentations.

      Location:  Gregory Place, Level1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill  Qld  4000

      Costs:  $2:00 contribution towards cost of tea and coffee.

      Coordinator:  Len Lowry

    The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Ltd
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