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Wurrkeng seasonal festival camp at Litchfield Camp

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm

A festival to celebrate the season of Wurrkeng

 ‘Walks with Nature’ group invites you to join us in the bush to celebrate the season of Wurrkeng.

(Wednesday 10th July – Saturday 13th July, 2024)

(3 nights camping – during the school holidays

at Litchfield Park Environmental campground. If you are wondering why the dates don’t include Sunday I can’t stay for Sunday as there is an event at Tumbling Waters Holiday Village and I am involved in a workshop there. This event will be open to the public)

This place in Litchfield Park provides a comfortable bush camp, fire places to keep warm at this cool time of year under a sky full of stars.

It is a wonderful area we get to know more intimately each year, because we visit this campground for some of our festivals. We share time together as a community by – taking bush walks, singing together, art/craft activities and night time performances we prepare from story dramas- using puppets or ourselves dressed in character. We will do some bush weaving and dyeing of fibres, felting, lino prints, painting, clay modelling, etc.

If you have some skills to share please alert Di and please save onion skins to bring for a dye, also bring an old pots to boil up the dyes and some fabric or a t-shirt or a pillow cases to dye and/or lino print. Thanks.

Directions to the camp –

Drive through Batchelor and out to the Florence Falls turn off.

Follow the road to Florence Falls and you will see a sign off to the left to Buley Rock hole. Opposite this sign look to the right and you will see a locked gate and a dirt track. Follow the dirt track, about 500 metres, to the camp.

 If you are first to arrive the padlock code is (8999 ) otherwise the gate will be dummie locked so place the hook around the padlock so other people can see this. At the shed it is the same code for the key lock. The key lock is a small box screwed onto a pole next to the storeroom /kitchen area. This key will open the kitchen and storeroom.

If you are first at the camp please ensure you place the key back into the key lock on the shed post and close the key box. Thank you.

For newcomers to this place, bring all your eating and cooking utensils.  There is a small gas fridge but you are better off bringing an esky with big ice blocks.  Dinners, we usually each prepare something and put it all out as a smorgasbord to have as a shared meal. Morning and afternoon tea, bring fruit to cut and share. Breakfast and lunches cater for yourselves.

Bring a candle or lantern for the dinner tables.

Camping is easy, on cut lawns, with showers and toilets close by.

Bring clothes to cover your skin from mozzies at night and to keep warm. Water bottles & shoes for bush walking, and a basket or a bag to collect bush treasures.

The Rangers do not take our rubbish away so please bring your own bucket and bags to take away your own rubbish.  We don’t mind taking the food scraps for our chooks or compost but can’t take other rubbish away. Please bring individual bags to dispose of your own nappies so they don’t stay in the kitchen or bathrooms for flies to gather, and please take them away when you leave, thanks.

Parks and Wildlife charge for camping is – $15  / adult /day and $6 / each day for children over 5years OR $38 / family of 2 adults and 2 children.

I have to pre-pay Parks and Wildlife for the facility so please pre-book and pay into my account as soon as possible –  Thank you.

Diane Lucas NAB account BSB: 085 928  Acc: 63 789 3133

We also ask a small charge of $12 per day per family for materials we supply for daily activities –

( If you are only staying for the day please ensure you find the money box on the kitchen counter and pay $15 for activities for your family) Thank you.

If you have any queries prior to the camp, please email:  Di  anbinic@gmail.com


July 10 @ 8:00 am
July 13 @ 5:00 pm

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