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School Holiday Program

16-Dec-2016

December January School Holiday 2017 ACTIVITY PROGRAM

December/January 2017 School Holiday Activity program

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
        16th 17th 18th

 

  • Ready to make your booking? See above.
  • Bookings are essential 
  • Phone: 0755443233 or email: info@mtbarneylodge.com.au
  • Full payment required upon booking
  • Strict age restrictions apply
  • Mt Barney Lodge reserves the right to cancel or change this program as necessary.

 

 

5pm - 7.30pm

Kids Night Adventure

5 – 14yo $25pp 

8.45am

Nature Play brief

No bookings necessary.

All welcome. FREE.

 

10am – 11am

Australian Bush Buddies No bookings necessary.

$10pp all children welcome, Parents free

19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th
  10 -11.30am Bush tucker Tracker

$20pp 8 – 13yo

 

  10am – 11.30am Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

5 – 7.30pm

Kids Night Adventure

$25pp 5 – 13yo 

  7am - 12noon Beginners Rock Climb

$60pp 10yo+ 

1pm – 2.30pm

Construct a ‘Christmas’ Lantern

5 – 13yo $15.00

 

  10am – 11.30am Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

2pm – 3.30pm

Bush tucker Tracker

$20pp 8 – 13yo

2pm – 3.30pm Construct a Christmas’ Lantern

5– 13yo $15.00

5 – 7.30pm

Kids Night Adventure

$25pp 5 – 13yo

  8.45 – 9am

Nature Play Brief FREE

No bookings necessary. All welcome

10am – 11am

Australian Bush Buddies No bookings necessary.

$10pp all children welcome, Parents free

 


Christmas Day

26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 1st January

Boxing Day

No activities

  10am – 11.30am Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

 

  10am – 11.30am Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

2pm – 3.30pm

Construct a Lantern

$15pp 5 – 13yo 

  2pm -3.30pm Bush tucker Tracker

$20pp 8 – 13yo

 

  10am – 11.30am Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

5pm – 7.30pm

Kids Night Adventure

$25pp 5 – 13yo

  8.45am

Nature Play brief. FREE. No bookings necessary. All welcome.

 

10am – 11am

Australian Bush Buddies No bookings necessary.

$10pp All children welcome, Parents free

 

2nd January 3rd January 4th January 5th January 6th January 7th January 8th January

No activities

 

10am – 11.30am

Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10am – 11.30am

Bush tucker Tracker

$20pp 8 – 13yo

 

 

 

10am - 11.30am

Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

 

 

 

 

 

10am – 11.30am

Bush Kids

5 – 14yo $15pp

 

 

 

 

 

8.45am – 9am

Nature Play brief.FREE.

No bookings necessary.

All welcome. 

10am – 11am

Australian Bush Buddies 

No bookings necessary.

$10pp All children welcome. Parents free. 

1pm – 2.30pm

Bush tucker Tracker

$20pp 8 – 13yo

5pm – 7.30pm

Kids Night Adventure

$25pp 5 – 13yo

10am – 11.30am

Construct a Lantern

$15pp  5 – 13yo


2017

Wilderness First Aid Course

06-Jan-2017

WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE

 

Leaders Wilderness First Aid (60hr) 9th - 16th January 2017

LWFA/WFR Recertification (28hrs) 16th - 19th January 2017

These 7 and 3 day residential courses are coordinated by Wilderness First Aid Australia and is conducted annually at Mt Barney Lodge, and is ideal for the Outdoor enthusiast.

The course extensively covers response and treatment relating to wilderness first aid situations within South East Queensland. The diversity of simulated first aid scenarios, allows the participant to absorb the content of the course in a practical way.

Mt Barney Lodge recognises the importance of qualified and experienced outdoor education staff to professionally support outdoor education programs, adventure and childrens activities.

All Mt Barney Lodge adventure staff have a current certificate in Leaders Wilderness Advanced First Aid (LWAFA) which is a 7-day / 60-hour course.

Bookings are essential as it is an extremely popular course. Please contact Wilderness First Aid Australia direct to book.

Navigation Workshop

24-Feb-2017

Navigation Workshop

24th - 26th February 2017

This popular 2½-day course is aimed at getting all participants to be competent at navigating in difficult and trackless terrains. It includes theory, a navigation-training manual to keep, and multiple walks based from the Lodge to really test out your new knowledge and skills. We will be accessing some of the wilderness areas and potentially navigating through rainforest. The course begins on the first night and has two full days following, and is particularly suited to a weekend.

Bookings are essential.

PH: 0755443233

ACTIVITY INFORMATION:

Cost: $250 per person - Includes hut accommodation OR camping fees (*participants only), any ropes required for walks, all first aid equipment, navigation training manual and public liability insurance.

Age: 15+

Requirement for group numbers: 4- 10 people

Start Time: Decided upon booking

Duration of Activity: 1 night + 2 full days

Meeting Place: the Office

What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, any medication and wear comfortable closed-in shoes.

Fitness Requirement: This is a course that takes you on walks which require a solid fitness level and the ability to carry a day-pack with equipment and personal gear.

Refresher Walk: Practice your skills gained on the Navigation Workshop under supervision in an un-tracked environment. See more information here.


Testimonial: "I attended the navigation workshop at Mt Barney Lodge during July. It offered fantastic value for money with attentive and constructive instruction from Innes. Yes, the concepts and equipment were a little challenging in the first instance for the navigation neophyte, however the ability to apply my new knowledge on a couple of subsequent (guided) walks was so helpful.

The MBL facilities were, as always, clean and tidy, and the team's assistance was super friendly and helpful. In fact I left with a sense of having been extended the hospitality of a family! On a freezy cold night in the middle of winter, the camp grounds were fully booked and the atmosphere very jovial.
I would recommend that future participants take an extra day following the workshop and put their new found skills to immediate use with a self-guided walk.

To Innes, Tracey, Nea, nav. classmate Hamish, and the rest of the MBL team....thanks again."

Clare - Ipswich

Posted on Tripadvisor


Bookings are essential.

Call or email for booking forms.

Bushcraft & Survival Camp

03-Apr-2017

 

3 days 2 nights.

Ever wondered how you would live if lost in the bush? Have you thought about how easy Bear Grylls makes it look (without the support crew!!) and want to try it out for yourself? Are you an outdoors person and just love getting out and living simply in the Australian bush?… Well, have we got the ideal holiday adventure for you!!

The Outdoor Leaders at Mt Barney Lodge are launching their new Bushcraft and Survival Introductory Camp in the June/July school holidays. This three day camp (Monday to Wednesday) gives the young people (12-14 y.o.) experiences that you once could only dream of.


ACTIVITY INFORMATION:

Cost: $475 per person.

Includes: small leader-participant ratio for 55 hours (no more than 1:6 leader:child ration); experienced Outdoor Leader has Wilderness First Aid training, first aid kit and public liability insurance; full catering; camp fees and all camping equipment ; survival kit to keep including a flint and items to create a personal shelter - tarp, rope, sleeping mat (closed-cell foam)

Age: 12-14 y.o. (age restrictions are not negotiable)

Requirement for group numbers: Maximum 6 participants, minimum 4.

Start Time: arrive at 7am for 7.30am start

Duration of Activity: 3 days/2 nights

Meeting Place: The Office

What to bring: All items on gear list to be provided upon booking.

What not to bring: Lollies, mobile phones, screens

Fitness Requirement: A moderate level of fitness is required for the 6km walk to and from the bush-camp site.

Please don’t delay booking your place, as numbers are strictly limited. We are only able to secure your place based on full payment of the activity on a first-come first-served basis.

EMAIL US NOW FOR BOOKING FORMS.

Day 1

Arrive early between 7- 7.30am to allow parents time to get back to work. The camp starts at 8am at the latest. Today we get straight into learning about the Survival Mindset, we learn about “The Big 5” (Water, Warmth, Signal, Shelter, Fire) and how that applies to surviving, setting up the perfect tent and how to light a fire with flint.

We will also explain bush hygiene and start paring back our kit via the “need it vs want it” principle. Participants will cook their dinner over an open fire which they light using a flint. Camp 1 is in a tent at Mt Barney Lodge giving us a good nights sleep before the next days adventure.

Day 2

Building on yesterday’s knowledge, we leave the Lodge grounds and hike with packs into the bush ready to use some of the skills and gain even more. First we learn how to use a knife correctly and use them to make our swag roll to carry everything in.

On our walk out to Camp 2 we will learn/taste/understand bushtucker principles, understand the “Rule of Three Principle” for equipment, learn the knots needed for the camp and understand the usefulness of everyday objects we may come across on our trek.

Tonight we are constructing our shelter out of a tarp and some rope along with any design features the natural environment gives us.

We are also going to light our fire without flint or even matches … Can you rise to the challenge?? Choose to sleep under the stars, under a fly in the swag you have created, or in a tent, using all the skills you have learnt.

Day 3

As well as having fun around the camp, we will learn what to do if you lose your compass, how to respond to an injury or snakebite, and how to attract attention with minimal equipment. Learn what to carry in a survival kit.

All this and more will be learnt as we trek back to the Lodge for an afternoon swim. Mum and Dad will drop in between 4-5pm for a 5pm presentation and shared BBQ dinner. Additional dinner guests $10pp, bookings essential. They might even decide to spend a few days camping and learning survival skills from you.

Aimed at 12-14 y.o. youth this inaugural camp will be a winner and is sure to fill fast so please get your nomination forms in fast…

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

- Henry David Thoreau

Please don’t delay booking your place, as numbers are strictly limited. We are only able to secure your place based on full payment of the activity on a first-come first-served basis.

EMAIL US NOW FOR BOOKING FORMS.

Testimonials:

"The boys had a fantastic time - thank you to everyone for organising and leading the camp. Both boys learnt lots of new skills and are still talking about the camp now!"

"The leaders helped us a lot with the activities we did."

Standout experiences:

"Meeting new mates and sleeping in my bivvy"

"Making my own tent!"

"The cooking of my dinner over the camp fire on a stick!"

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SPECIAL EVENTS

A World Apart

27-May-2017

27th and 28th May 2017

Not just a food and wine festival!

World Apart Event

-local properties – local gardens – local unique experiences-

Mt Barney is within the beautiful Scenic Rim right on Brisbane’s doorstep to the south, and is the setting for the “A World Apart” food and wine discovery tour.

Here five tourism operators have revived the 'old wooden signposts' for one weekend only to entice and guide you along. The operators are unique in working together for this annual event to help you explore the beautiful Mt Barney Valley.

Each location offers a free “taste of Mt Barney” with local and homemade fare.

This will be the tenth year A World Apart will occur. As always, tickets are FREE, and can be collected from any of the participating businesses on the day, online or from local Visitor Information Centers.

The ticket has a local map, full details of the event, and doubles as your prize draw entry. All visitors to A World Apart are in the running to win prizes such as local products and experiences, just for having a great day out!!

A World Apart had been featured on The Great South East, and included in Great Gourmet Weekends of Australia.

See what RACQ says about A World Apart 2016 here.

Mt Barney Lodge is offering a special A World Apart camping and food/beverage package. See below for more details*.

For further information contact Tracey or Nea:

PH: 5544 3233 or email us at  i nfo@mtbarneylodge.com.au

www.scenicrimescapes.com.au/mt-barney

Tickets will be available closer to the event:


Mt Barney Lodge

This ecotourism retreat is set right at the base of the 1354m Mt Barney massif. You are invited to explore the sustainable gardens and formal hedged herb garden, and join the hourly free bushtucker tour and tastings. A selection of gourmet BBQ bushtucker, bush-lemon meringue pie and tearoom drinks are available for purchase – laze by the creek, or claim a rustic table.

A World Apart camping package:

*As places for camping are limited and were oversubscribed last year, in 2017 we are offering an “A World Apart Camping Package” – that combines 2 nights of camping with a pre-paid $20 food and beverage tab that can be used anytime over the weekend. This applies to adults only – so adult camping prices are $52 for the weekend, and kids remain at $16. Call us NOW to book your 'A World Apart Package', as we anticipate to be fully booked.

Therese Flynne Clarke, Mt Barney Lodge's very own artist in residence, will be showcasing her beautiful works of woven art. Workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Call Therese directly on (07) 3804 0636 to book your spot now.

1093 Upper Logan Road, Mt Barney

PH: 5544 3233

 


Classi di Cucina Italiana

Pietro and Desley created the Schonell Pizza Caffe at UQ in 1991. They now teach Italian cooking. During A World Apart, pizzas, minestrone and gelato will be on sale. Pop in for your free sorbet tasting and see their sculpture garden.

111 Douglas Road, Rathdowney

PH: 5544 1008


Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

Wine tasting is free, so sample the full range of wines from our boutique vineyard and enjoy the artist in residence.

Stroll around our rambling country garden, experience the autumn colours of the garden, or purchase a glass of wine or a barista coffee a vineyard platter and relax while you take in the magnificent mountain scenery.

198 Seidenspinner Rd, Mt Barney

PH: 5544 3287


Scenic Rim Hampers
TBC

Located at the historic 'Triple Peaks' alpaca farm, experience free tastings and product samples of local goods, and enjoy the artist in residence.

Grab the opportunity to purchase gift hampers brimming with locally sourced indulgences.

'Triple Peaks', 10 Mount Barney Rd, Barney View QLD 4287

PH: 0416233114