4th Friday of each month

  • 22 October at ‘Villa Romana’, 99 The Esplanade, Cairns.
  • Service begins at 12.00;
  • Two courses (Entree & Main) for $30. This may include a glass of wine (negotiations underway).
  • Enquiries  to tknoch@gmail.com or ph 0412 805 693.
  • Payment by Cash at U3A Reception or by bank transfer to P Knoch BSB 633 000 Account 167 738 756, reference your name.
  • Bookings close 15 October.
  • Please write name in ‘Expressions of Interest’ green folder.

For tutor/convener contact details see the time table in the current bulletin.

3rd Wednesday of each month.

  • 20 October → The Bump Track – Mowbray River Road
  • Meet at 7.15am at either Raintrees or Smithfield – please confirm  at which point you will be.
  • This is a reasonably strenuous walk some 2 to 2.5 hours, with a 1 hour drive drive to begin of trailhead.  We will be walking an interesting piece of local history along an old historic bullock wagon road to the goldfields from Port Douglas with views over the Mowbray Valley. 
  • We will lunch at Port Douglas after.
  • You’ll need suitable shoes, hat, plenty of water, snacks, insect repellent, and good walking shoes – a good walking stick is also useful.
  • If interested, please contact the convener to book.   



For tutor/convener contact details see the time table in the current bulletin.

Please remember that we are still required to comply with social distancing regulations, including:

  • Keeping 1.5 metres distance from each other at all times.  
  • DO NOT attend if you have any signs of illness.
  • Carry your own hand sanitiser.

Our walks are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air and exercise, and the company of like-minded people.  We have a varied selection of walks, one each month, which range from easy to moderate to the odd strenuous ones. We have a strong core group who like to meet socially as well. We generally recommend to bring water, hat, strong shoes, sunscreen/repellent and snacks.  

Some of our trips have included:

  • Glacier Rock, both from Speewah and Rainforest Estate
  • Lakes Barrine and Eacham
  • The Bump Track, Port Douglas
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Goldfields Trail, Babinda
  • Behana Gorge
  • Blue, Red and Green Arrow walks
  • White Rock Peak
  • Copperlode
  • Fitzroy Island 
  • and more ….

We always carry drinks and snacks, but if a suitable café is available we will have a light lunch after our walk. 

New members are always welcome.  Stay fit and healthy and enjoy our beautiful bush.  Come and see this beautiful place we live in!