Toowoomba Grammar School

Adventure Club: Girraween National Park with camping overnight – CANCELLED (Insufficient Interest)

Activity # 19-5
Activity Title: Girraween National Park, with overnight camping at Sommerville Valley (via Stanthorpe)
Overview: Girraween National Park boasts massive granite outcrops, balancing boulders, clear running streams and spectacular wildflowers in spring.

Golden wattles, yellow, red and purple pea flowers, dainty orchids and flannel flowers grow amid forests of red-gum, stringybark and blackbutt. Frogs, lizards and snakes rustle among the leaf litter. Brilliant turquoise parrots, yellow-tufted honeyeaters and superb fairy-wrens splash the granite-strewn countryside with colour, while red-necked wallabies, brush-tailed possums and spiny echidnas weave their way through the wonders of the woodland.

From https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/girraween/about.html#further_information

 

·         Explore the caves around the pyramids and other areas

·         Admire the enormous granite outcrops

·         Overnight camping in a nearby camp ground with full facilities (unfortunately camping in the NP is currently closed)

 

Details:      
Date: Sat-Sun 03-04 August, 2019
Travel: Depart TGS 6:30 am (from Margaret St Bus loop)
  Return TGS 5:30 pm (eta)
  Means Mini bus + trailer
Accom: Camping – 2 person tents available on loan from Adventure Club

The campsite has full facilities.

Catering: self-catering – BYO provisions.  Trangia stoves available on loan from Adventure Club
Equipment: Suitable clothing, including suitable shoes and extra warm clothing

Sleeping bag, crockery/cutlery. (wash up gear provided)

Small backpack and water bottles

Costs: max $85, charged to TGS account.  Once you have committed to this activity, the cost may be charged if you withdraw from the activity or do not attend for any reason.
Staff: Mr Bassingthwaighte, TBC
Sign Up: Use the google form to sign up for this activity.

https://forms.gle/QL9iNTqXS9HYz3xR9

Please sign up by Friday 26 July – this is so transport can be booked.  There is a maximum of 10 places available.

 Other: A parental permission form is required.  Please have a parent/guardian complete the form and return to Mr Bassingthwaighte.

For Forms and other Information:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zDoWQyJBLD4cJeLnsDUvEwa5VhPmHDlX?usp=sharing

Parents are also invited to join this activity.