Show Society Hosts Bushwalking Pilgramage

Bushwalking Queensland 2017 Pilgramage at Killarney. Photo from YHA Bushwalkers Qld Facebook page.

“We can’t praise the people of Killarney enough for a fabulous stay in their town.”

Over the weekend of 8th-10th Sept 2017 the Bushwalking Clubs of SEQ held their annual get together in Killarney.

Basecamp for the 206 attendees was the town’s showgrounds. 18 walks were on offer for Saturday prior to a dinner and bushdance in the Recreational Hall that night. On Sunday there was a choice of a Bike Ride through the 14 River Crossings of the Gorge, walks, bush skill classes, yoga, museums and interclub Olympics. As well as the Rec Hall, we utilised the Pavilion for our walk displays and classes, the Heritage Building for on demand Tea and Coffee and the Rodeo Arena for the Olympics.The facilities we had available for the various activities were fantastic and easily handled our crowd. There was also the choice of visiting the Historical Society Museum or the RSL War Memorabilia over the weekend (and a few may have visited the Killarney Hotel…..).

Everything was easy walking distance from the showgrounds. The spread of camping areas (powered or unpowered) meant groups could choose to be intimate when setting up camp or spread out if they wanted privacy. A supper of soup on Friday night, a full sit down dinner on Saturday night and a freshly cooked hot breakfast on Sunday morning were all provided and served by the Killarney Show and Rodeo Society aided by volunteers from various clubs and committees from within the town.

If you want a country community who pulls together and provides a great location, then Killarney is the place to go.”

M Bowdler   · September 26, 2017