Anyone up for a meet in Central Queensland.

Neilsk

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Yeah i am involved in the Scouts in the area and have been in many of those caves around mount etna national park, they are awesome! when were you thinking?
 

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OK seems we are up for a meet on the morning of sunday the 11th to go and do a walk and a little bit of caving.
If Aussie Forager CQ could post a meeting point and time that would be great.
I have a mate coming up from Gayndah for this one as he would like to see the caves aswell.
 

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Cool sounds great.

Ideally the earlier the better, just for the heat. How does 0800 meet at the caves pub sound?

The caves pub is about 20mins north of rocky. Once we are all there it's only a 5 min drive to where the walk starts. I recommend to pack a light lunch and plenty of water, each to their own though.

If the consensus is for earlier or later start time just let me know.

If you
 

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What is the distance of the walk?

Ill try for 8 or as close to it as I can it would be a 2 hour drive for me.
 

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I'm happy with 0830-0900 if that suits better.

The walk to the main cave area is mixed ontrail and offtrail for about 20mins up a bit of a hill, without stopping. There is plenty more mostly relaxed walking in and around the cave area. It can be as easy or as hard as we want it to be, my thoughts are if we are all prepared we can just go with the flow of the group.....
 

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I love to join you on one of these central QLD outings, I'm from Bundaberg, but I'm currently away till the 20 th November.
 

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Cool sounds like a plan, Caves pub is a great little pub with good meals too!
Which caves were you thinking? Ballroom, Johansens etc...
 

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Cool sounds like a plan, Caves pub is a great little pub with good meals too!
Which caves were you thinking? Ballroom, Johansens etc...
Excellent, yeh I'm thinking of sticking in the cammoo area around the Ballroom. Lost Paradise is not too far away and if we are all still keen we can head over to Larynx Labrynth and Dragon Head......should be sweet!
 

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Right then it is a date. Meet at the caves pub on the morning of the 11th between 8-9am. bring kit for a walk and head torch for caves. see you there. Ill be in a green jeep.
 

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Have fun, wish i could have made it, its been a while since i have explored those caves. Take plenty of photos to share.
 

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Looking forward to Sunday! If any one else is coming just sing out so we know who to expect and don't leave without anyone.

I'll be there with a mate or maybe two. I'll be in a troopy.
 

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I can't make it Sunday as i have the billy lids with me, sounds like it will be a top day.
 

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Was a good day and hope to be the start of some good treks in the area.

Thanks Mal for showing us the caves.
 

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Pictures people, C'mon.
Cheers
Bloffy
Yeh I dropped the ball with photos, my camera was MIA. I did get this pic off my phone though....



Swampy found this fella on the trail on the way back, he was alive but pretty stuffed. I'm thinking we might of stood on him accidentally on the way up. He is perched on the end of Swampy's parang. Fricken Huge!
 
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