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"Back to Barracks" Trip 2021

BACK TO THE BARRACKS-10th Intake
SUGGESTED PROGRAM ONLY:
SUGGESTED DATES: MAY 2021


CARAVAN PARK: SECURA LIFESTYLE THE LAKES TOWNSVILLE
• 196 WOOLCOCK STREET, CURRAJONG. TOWNSVILLE
• info.lakes@securalifestyle.com.au
• 0747251577
• securalifsetyle.com.au/parks/lakes

DAY 1-SUNDAY 4.30pm-join us in the Camp Kitchen for a meet and greet (Happy Hour every arvo
4.30pm
DAY 2-MONDAY –10.00am-Morning Tea in Camp Kitchen-BYO CUP
• 2.00pm-trivia with Professor Richard Irons in the Camp Kitchen
• 4.30pm-Happy Hour at Camp kitchen
• Optional dinner at ??-organise PARTICIPANTS FOR BARRACKS TOUR
DAY 3-TUESDAY – 8am.
• BUS TO PICK UP FOR TOUR OF BARRACKS
• LUNCH SUPPLIED BY BARRACKS
• MARCH ON PARADE GROUND FOR 10TH INTAKERS
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY: 8am— WREATH LAYING AT ?? (SUGGEST RSL AND BREAKFAST
• BRING ALONG VIDEOS OF YOUR VIETNAM MEMORIES-TO BE SHOWN ON SCREEN IN RSL
DAY 5 - THURSDAY 9.00am-State of Origin-Organised by NSW AND not tooooooo strenuous!
• 4.30pm-Happy Hour Camp Kitchen-DETERMINE BUS NUMBERS FOR CITTY TOUR
• 6.30pm-DINNER OPTIONAL ??
DAY 6 -FRIDAY -8am
• BUS TOUR OF CITY-INCLUDE MUSEUM
• 4.30pm-Happy Hour Optional DINNER AT CAMP KITCHEN
DAY 7 - Saturday –9.30am-Morning Tea in Camp Kitchen-BYO CUP
Do your own thing- tennis, bowls, golf or whatever
• 4.30pm Happy Hour at Camp Kitchen -Continuing for dinner provided by 10th intake
Chefs and FUNDS –and SINGALONG-EVERYBODY PLEASE COME ALONG FOR OUR LAST NIGHT
DAY 8 -Sunday -tears as we say goodbye-till 2022 Just as Healthy and Happy!

ORGANISING AND JOBS AND PEOPLE:
DISCUSSIONS AND DECISIONS TO BE MADE:

1.DATE-Suggest May OR early June 2021 before the rush of school holidays and southerners to the
North. School Holidays in Queensland are 2nd to 18th April and 26th June to 11th July 2021
Weather should be excellent
2.Non Caravaners can fly to Townsville and Caravaners can travel up together. Max and I worked
out a route with free stops etc starting off at Standown Park. Allow a week from that point so
perhaps NSW and Victorians could meet at Sawtell then up to Standown
3.CARAVAN PARK-We called into 6 Caravan Parks and thought that the LAKES was most suitable for
the reunion with on suites for all caravans as well as units available. The price was similar to all
others and the Park is next to a shopping centre with access to local buses and coffee shops.
Not one Park would give a price for sure but the ball park figure was a bit less than all the others.
The Park is on the beach and a 20 minute walk to the Strand or by bus. There is a large
lake next to it as well for walking groups. All parks that we visited were not interested in a
discount for a group booking but as time gets closer I am happy to push the negotiations. If
anyone is going North-please check it out and give feedback.
4.SOMEBODY TO LIAISE WITH ARMY-I have a name provided to me by our daughters friend who is
still in the army and will be posted there by then. Peter Beauchamp also has a name and the
RSL Manager said he would assist. I think it needs to be a man to organise this part as I
wouldn’t have a clue what you boys got up to!! I am suggesting Peter.
5.SOMEBODY TO LIAISE WITH RSL- For the memorial service as well as a room to show slides and
photos. I am throwing Owen and Richard in for this one
6. SOMEBODY TO ORGANISE A BUS and TOUR TO THE MUSEUMS -Richard Irons has volunteered to
do this as he has already done the museums. Address and name is Army Museum North Queensland
army_museum_nq@bigpond.com 0467734749 PO Box 381 Belgian Gardens, Queensland
Australia 4810
7. SOMEBODY TO ORGANISE CLOSE RESTAURANTS FOR DINNER?- At the RSL as well as around
the town -I am suggesting Joan and her mobile fingers
8.SOMEBODY TO FIND OUT WHERE THERE IS A BOWLING GREEN AND ORGANISE A GAME-Suggest
Darto
Caravan Route from Standown Park
Day 1 - Gaynda 184 kilometres Stop for a Cuppa
and Citrus
Eidsvold 80 kilometres
Mulgildie Hotel 62 kilometres -FREE CAMPING
DAY2 - MONTO, BILOELA, DULULU, DURARINGA,
BLACKWATER - 320 kilometres - FREE CAMPING
DAY 3 - FREE DAY IN BLACKWATER -MINE TOURavailable
Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30 0749827755
$45.00 Suggest we co ordinate this one as we go
Back to Blackwater free camp for the night
DAY 4 - EMERALD, CAPELLA, CLERMONT - 187 kilometres
-FREE CAMP-FILL UP WITH PETROL
DAY 5-LONG DAY-NOWHERE TO PULL OVER-STOP AT
BALYANDO CROSSING FOR LUNCH THEN TO CHARTERS
TOWERS TOURIST PARK-375 kilometres
DAY 6-TOWNSVILLE -140 kilometres
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