The Easter Camp 2018 was Held at Cullendore High Country a private camp ground on Stuart and Wendy Bell’s cattle Property between Warwick and Killarney inland just across the NSW border. The Property is on rolling hills and valleys with rock formations like those on Girraween National Park much of which will be preserved as nature refuge. Thirty plus members aged from newborn to seniors joined us over the weekend as we stayed at a private area on the Mountain Campsite with its own toilet block (less showers) but an easy walk/drive to the main showers on the property. We went walking in Maryland National Park, Girraween National Park, Koreelah National Park and Queen Mary Falls in Main Range National Park, and down to Undercliff Falls. Drives were done to Warwick, Stanthorpe, up White Swamp Road and over the Head Road to Carr’s lookout and around to Killarney and back to Cullendore. The evenings were set a side for Movies, Quiz’s, Discussions and just sitting round the open fire watching the stars pass over. The adventurous participated in a slackline competition. Well done to Mary-ann, Joshua and Amy as the front runners. One highlight for some was the evening when Stuart and Wendy came to join us for happy hour and Stuart’s passion for the property and the native wildlife came to the fore, as he told of his personal trials and tribulations in trying to defend his right to preserve wildlife populations and other threats to conservation in his region. He spoke for around an hour with a thoroughly engaged and captivated audience. In fact Stuart and Wendy’s property represents proof that agriculture and nature can sustainably co-exist.The weather held off with lovely days and cool evenings for the entire weekend. It was great to have families along enjoying the outdoors and some of our national parks.
ABN 60206792095 NPAQ acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Queensland National Park Estate and strongly supports co-stewardship with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC, PSM Governor of Queensland