Events

 

School Holiday Adventure Program

16-Sep-2017

 

 

16th September - 1st October 2017

See our School Holiday Adventure Activity program and how to book here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bushcraft & Survival Introduction Camp Sept 2017

18-Sep-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 have recently launched their new Bushcraft and Survival Introductory Camp. This popular 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

Package option - Although the survival camp is designed to fit into Mum and Dads work hours with convenient drop off and pickup times, you may want to turn this into a short break for the rest of the family. 10% discount on general camping applies to the camp days, as well as the day before and after.

What to bring: All items on gear list to be provided upon booking and a sense of adventure!

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!"

 

 

Mt Barney Expedition

27-Sep-2017

 

For the more adventurous, a guided expedition up Mt Barney is the ultimate challenge and is a class 5 track.

Enjoy the freedom and solitude of the World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park, and take advantage of our experience and local knowledge. When participating on a mountain expedition, you may get to leave the tracks behind and explore some of the more challenging ridges and routes available. Interpretive information on plants, animals, history and geology of the area will contribute to this memorable experience.

This walk is both physically and mentally challenging!

This activity is also on during the school holidays. Click here to see when it is on.


ACTIVITY INFORMATION:

Cost: $150 per person (Includes a full expedition food pack per person, all ropes required, all first aid equipment, fully qualified & experienced Outdoor Guide(s), flower identification books and public liability insurance)

How to Book: Request booking forms HERE or email info@mtbarneylodge.com.au

Age: 15+

Requirement for group numbers: 3 -10 people depending on route taken. Or minimum 3 person tariff.

Start Time: Early morning

Duration of Activity: All day (8-14hrs)

Meeting Place: the Office

What to bring: 3 litres of water, hat, sunscreen, any medication, warm clothes/raincoat, a small day pack and wear comfortable closed-in shoes. (A gear-list will be provided upon reservation.)

Fitness Requirement: This is a full day expedition which requires a high fitness level and the ability to carry a daypack with equipment and own personal gear.


Photo gallery:

Mt Barney Expedition ascent
Next

Navigation Workshop October 2017

20-Oct-2017

 

Navigation Workshop

20th - 22nd October 2017

FULL

Expressions of interest are now being taken for 2018.

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.

Call or email us to request bookings forms.

info@mtbarneylodge.com.au

PH: 0755443233


ACTIVITY INFORMATION:

Cost: $250 per person - Includes shared 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: Friday 5pm sharp

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 WALKS:

For those who have already completed our full Navigation Workshop, we offer single-day refresher walks where you have the opportunity to practice and polish your navigation skills in off-track environments. On these walks we promise NOT to guide you! ... but we will help you problem-solve and set your own course.

Find out when our next next Refresher Walk is on.
If you plan to stay overnight, please see our accommodation options 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 to express your interest for 2018

info@mtbarneylodge.com.au

 


Moonrise on Mt Maroon

04-Nov-2017

The view from Mt Maroon summit on a clear full-moon night reveals expansive scenery bathed in silver light. See nearby Lake Maroon glinting, mountains glowing and the lights of Brisbane in the far distance.

Our "Moonrise on Mt Maroon" guided walk is even more special as there are very few full moons falling on Saturday or Sunday night, when we depart mid afternoon and return to the Lodge at 9pm or later.

Take advantage of the bright light of the full moon to explore the best moon view in SE Qld.
Mt Maroon is achievable by a fit and determined hiker and takes 5-7hrs return from Mt Barney Lodge.

This expedition may take a little longer as we slow down to negotiate the gully and summit areas in moon light.

You can read about our last Moonrise on Maroon walk here.

Email or call us for more information or to request booking forms.

Places are strictly limited.

You can also contact us for future full moon dates.

See below for terms & conditions.


ACTIVITY INFORMATION:

Cost: $125

Includes: guiding and interpretation, first aid equipment, public liability insurance, plant identification reference books, snacks, warm meal plus hot tea/coffee at the summit

Meet: Mt Barney Lodge office. Departure time may be any time after 1pm (to be advised) depending on seasonal moonrise time.

Duration of Activity: approx. 5-7 hours

Requirement for group numbers: 4 - 10 people

Age Recommendation: 15yo +

What to bring: 2-3 litres of water, headtorch (preferable) or torch, hat, sunscreen, any medication, warm clothes/raincoat, small day pack and wear comfortable closed-in shoes.

Fitness Requirement: This is a full expedition which requires a solid fitness level and excellent balance (due to night hiking) and the ability to carry a daypack with own personal gear.


Terms & Conditions
    • Places are strictly limited on a first come/first served basis, and your booking is only confirmed once payment has been processed.
    • A minimum of 5 people are required to make this walk confirmed. If the walk is cancelled due to lack of interest, the participant will be offered the next available walk date, or refunded with no penalty.
    • The Outdoor Leader will make a decision on the weather forecast at 9am on the day of the activity. If cloudy or inclement weather is predicted, then the walk will be cancelled and the participant will be offered the next available walk date, or refunded with no penalty.
    • If the participant cancels the walk within 40 days, there will be no refunds.
    • Transfers to future moon walks are not possible.



 

Navigation Refresher Walk

05-Nov-2017

Done our Navigation Workshop? What next?

Practice your skills gained on the Navigation Workshop under supervision in an un-tracked environment.

This refresher walk is aimed at getting all participants who have completed the Navigation Workshop to continue practicing their new skills in difficult and trackless terrains. One of our experienced Outdoor Leaders will be on hand to assist your planning, decision making, and ensure your navigation techniques are accurate while walking with you. Remind yourself of your navigation skills and knowledge before it fades away!! Camping or accommodation can be booked separately.

The next refresher walk is Sunday 5th November 2017

To make your booking please contact us, or email HERE.


ACTIVITY INFORMATION:

Cost: $60 per person and includes any ropes required for walks, all first aid equipment, navigation training manual and public liability insurance.

Age: 15+

Skills: Must have completed the Mt Barney Lodge Navigation Workshop within the last 2 years

Requirement for group numbers: 6-15 people

Start Time: 8am

Duration of Activity: 3/4 day

Meeting Place: the Office

What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, any medication and wear comfortable closed-in shoes, own navigation gear. A gear list will be provided.

Fitness Requirement: This is a refresher course that has walks which require a solid fitness level and the ability to carry a daypack with equipment and personal gear.

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