Social Connections & Other Activities

For tutor/convenor contact details and for other details of these monthly activities see the time table in the current bulletin.

Walking Group

This will be a new activity commencing in February 2023.   See the January Bulletin and updates on this web site for details

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 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!

BIRDWATCHING

“Have you ever seen a Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher?

Led by expert Graham Snell, it is possible to sight over 100 different birds just locally. If you are an early riser and would like to spend a pleasant couple of hours one morning, with perhaps a coffee and chat after, then please consider joining one of our Birdwatching expeditions.

All field trips are within the local area, are definitely not too strenuous and guaranteed to get results as Graham not only knows where to look but can identify by bird calls. He also has a wealth of knowledge on facts like history and migration from places like PNG.

No special equipment is required. Just a hat, insect repellent, sunscreen and binoculars are helpful if you have them. You can take photos on your phone, but a camera is better.

Fresh air, gentle exercise, and the excitement of some new discovery. Who could ask for anything more?”