Killarney Winter Weekend Getaway – LATEST UPDATE!!!

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Aspley Camera Club Weekend Getaway at Killarney, the Gem of the Southern Downs. 10,11,12 June 2022. Check in Friday 10, Check out Sunday 12. Stay longer if you want to.

Latest update from Daryl, our Master Events Coordinator…


I would like as many members as possible that are going to Killarney, to please let me know, A.SA.P. if you will be at the Hotel on Friday night , as I will have to advise them of capacity needs for the main dining room (hoping we can fill it ).

What makes it hard , is that some members who are coming and may not have r.s.v.p. on the club web page , how can a room be booked for your enjoyment if I don’t know how many will be there. Sorry, but not much needed to R.S.V.P.

Getting away from that, was thinking that members who are going to be possibly doing some walking around the falls areas, maybe a good idea ( if needed) to throw in a small first aid kit , just in case. Better to have one and not use it, if needed. As a thought, anyone going on the Queen Mary Falls circuit , the walk down in a spot or two is a little bit on the steep side, so be careful. Plenty of parrot life here. A good idea for a walking stick or use a monopod. The fall doesn’t hurt , but the stop at the bottom is harder. The track is 2 klm long and the walk to the actual top of the falls is 400 meters, on the shorter side. The full circuit down to the bottom is the tricky bit and then to come up again. The height of the falls is around the 40 meter mark and there is some good spots at the bottom for photography as you cross over the small bridge. Possibly best photographed in the afternoon for the light on the falls.

On Saturday morning, the day is yours for whatever, remembering that Peter has organised for a portrait sitting class of a local icon on the Hotel front verandah, maybe some other locals as well. This is possibly the afternoon some time.

Saturday night, ( lookout !!!!!) It is hoped that as many members that we can squeeze in at the motel into the “community hall ” at the Sundown Motel should be good for a sing-a-long night with some merriment from some of our local members. Our previous camp at Bunya Mountains was a b****** good example of what can happen. Would suggest , if a good night we could be sitting around the log fire pit outside so maybe have a fold-up chair handy and a jacket or three.

There will be several shops open in town, butcher, baker coffee shop and so on if anything is needed.

Not sure, but if needed, there is , I believe , only one garage in town so make sure of your fuel supply as it is about 40 or 50 klm’s back to Warwick.

See y’all soon.

Weekend Getaway at Boonah

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Boonah Weekend Getaway

Important Info about the Weekend, Your Room Allocation at The Lookout, How to find the venue…etc.


Aspley Camera Club is holding a Weekend Getaway in the heart of the beautiful Scenic Rim. We will arrive on Friday 30th June and depart on Sunday 2nd July.

We have 2 Units booked with a 40 person maximum for both units. With this in mind, it is a first in best dressed situation. I don’t need to know if you are not coming, just the definite’s please. Maybe’s need to give me a final answer by the end of April please.

The Outlook is a communal type accommodation, 2 single beds to a room, with a couple of 3 bed rooms. The linen is supplied, but if you are a bit of a cold frog, or like your own pillow, feel free to bring what makes you comfortable. So you will be sharing with another person, if you would like to share with a particular person, let me know and I can do my best.

A large kitchen in each unit with all facilities, so no need to bring utensils etc.

We are looking at a club dinner on the Friday (1st) night, we are still in negotiation with this, but an idea is 2 courses and coffee alternating meal, more details as we get them will come.  The weekend is yours to do what you like, there are lots to do this weekend, as the above link will attest. Of course there are great spots for morning and evening photography, and I am expecting a mass exodus early Saturday morning.

There are lovely cafes and eateries to feed the hunger after your intrepid adventures.

Saturday Afternoon/Evening we are thinking a BBQ, on the deck of one of the units. This will be BYO meat, some great butcher shops in Boonah. Club will be supplying a bit of salad etc. Along with Tea, Coffee and Milk.

I have made a Photography Quiz/ Trivia, so do your homework on all things weird and wonderful. Then if you want to adventure out for Night or Astro shot go for it. Sunday we leave the unit, but still plenty to do before you head home.

A proposed cost for the Getaway is $40 per person per night, so all up 80 bucks. Won’t break the bank. No need to pay just yet and please don’t call the Outlook to make a booking, all bookings are through the club on the sheet provided at the door on club nights or directly to the Events Coordinator Jane Taylor at