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August 08, 2013 10:06 in Events by Nea :: Article Rating

The Great Aussie Camp Out at Mt Barney Lodge

So what is the Great Aussie Campout (GACO)?

On Saturday 12th October 2013, the Great Aussie Camp Out will bring together thousands of Australians for one big night where they will share the experience of camping out under the stars… in their backyards, caravan park or your favourite camping ground (hint)!

The Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) coordinates a ‘camp-out’ across Queensland with the long term goal of promoting healthy active lifestyles by encouraging individuals, families, clubs and friends to enjoy the great outdoors, and the fun and adventure of camping out.

Mt Barney Lodge is encouraging past guests (and new guests!) to drag out that camping gear, tear the kids away from their computers, leave the clutter of suburbia and technology behind, and come join in the fun for the weekend of the Great Aussie Campout!

We will have a ‘special’ GACO activity program with all ‘the favourites’ including our famous Kids Night Adventure, Rock Climbing for the kids (and big kids too), Lantern Making and Bush kids.

See the special GACO activity program

There will even be some FREE come’n’try activities for the kids such as Bird twitching and group games run by our outdoor leaders.  Let the kids meet their fellow campers, and have fun at the same time.  Make sure you book early as places are limited.

Or you might like to choose to do absolutely nothing but relax, enjoy the beautiful mountain views, fresh country air and ‘recharge your batteries’ by the creek.

In the build up to the Great Aussie Campout, Mt Barney Lodge will be posting a series of helpful hints and lists; from a free camping gear check list to help make your planning and packing easier and stress free, to those unwritten rules of camping we like to call camping etiquette.  So look out for all these complete and comprehensive lists on our facebook page and our blog.

During this camping trip, you will never hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored”!  We will also be providing a list of fun things to do when you go camping, and of course, there is always our Special GACO Activity Program.

FREE Damper Making Kit.
Each booking made for the GACO weekend of the 11th and 12th October inclusive will receive a FREE damper making ingredient kit, (including our secret damper recipe that all the kids love from the Kids Night Adventure)!!  Test your damper making skills over the camp fire and don’t forget to pack the golden syrup!

As we limit our number to only 100 campers, make sure you book now.  You can make your camping reservation via our website here, or just give us a call!

Book Now!



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