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Glengarry Astrocamp (Current Members and family only)

Astro Camps for 2017 will be June 23rd to 25th / Oct 20th to 22nd

Click here for: What's on and what's up on the 2017 June weekend

Please email us if you are coming.
Fees are shown below (please bring cash to the camp):

RATES FOR 2017

  • CAMPING - unpowered $30
  • CAMPING - with power $34
  • DORMITORY - without ensuite - $50
  • CABINS - ensuite (shared) - $50 (limited numbers)
  • Day Visitors $7

It doesn't matter whether you stay one or two nights the price remains the same.

What to Bring

White light severely affects our night vision, so please use RED lights only where possible. It can take up to 30 mins to get your night vision.
Haven't got a red-light torch? Just wrap 4 or 5 sheets of red cellophane over your torch secured by elastic bands.
If staying in the dormitories, you'll need to bring your own pillows and bedding (it can get cold!)
The kitchen is fully equipped, so you'll only need to bring food for the weekend.
Don't forget your scope, binoculars and a chair. If you don't own a scope, you can hire a club one or just turn up - there are plenty of telescopes on the field and members are always happy to let you view.

Don't forget to book: Please contact the club and let us know if you are coming.

Directions to Glengarry

From the North and West of Brisbane (90 minutes)

Direction (A) City Route

  • Take the Centenary Highway in Brisbane to Ipswich Motorway and proceed as below for the Southside of Brisbane
  • Direction (B) Country Route
  • Proceed to the Brisbane Valley Highway via Woodford and then southward through Esk towards Wivenhoe Dam
  • Take the Coominya turnoff (right)
  • Proceed through Coominya towards Atkinsons Dam as signposted
  • Proceed past the main turnoff to the Dam and turn right at the next intersection into Watson Road
  • Travel 3km down Watson Road and Glengarry Centre is on the right

From the South of Brisbane (60 minutes)

Direction (A) Straight Route

  • Take the Ipswich Motorway to Ipswich
  • Take the Toowoomba turnoff just before Ipswich (Warrego Highway 54)
  • Continue past Marburg, Minden and Plainland
  • Turn right at the second hand shop 3 km past the Plainlands overpass (Forest Hill - Fernvale Road)
  • Travel towards Coominya for 16Km
  • Turn left into Watson Road
  • Travel 3km down Watson Road and Glengarry Centre is on the right

Direction (B) Shorter Route via Tarampa

  • Take the Ipswich Motorway to Ipswich
  • Take the Toowoomba turnoff just before Ipswich (Warrego Highway 54)
  • At the Minden crossroads, turn right (towards Tarampa and Lowood)
  • At the T-Intersection turn left (towards Mt Tarampa)
  • After 5 km, turn right into Mt Tarampa Road
  • Follow to the end then turn right
  • Travel 100m, turn left into Watsons Road
  • Travel 3km down Watson Road. Glengarry Centre is on the right

If you are planning ahead: Astro Camps for 2017 will be June 23,24,25 / Oct 20, 21, 22