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Scroll down for Base camp info, documents needed, locations, etc. Some information will only be provided upon registration.

Basecamp

Our base camp will be at the Koonjewarre. This is where registrations and inductions will take place. There will also be catering on site, stalls with information and resources, workshops and accommodation and all the data will be processed on the spot!

Koonjewarre

2806 Springbrook Road, Springbrook

www.koonjewarre.com


Accommodation

If you would like to make a weekend out of this event and camp with other participants and our survey leaders… well, the option is there!

There will be the following options for your overnight stay, please book through our Eventbrite ticket sales:

  • camping spot: Pay per person per night, shared facilities. $25 p.n.p.p.
  • bunk bed in dormitory style rooms (sleeps 6 people per room, shared facilities) $25 p.n.p.p.
  • book your own private accommodation elsewhere on the mountain.

Catering

There will be a drinks station available all weekend with coffee, tea and water.

You will have option to purchase meal tickets ($15 per meal) for the following meal times:

  • Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday (hot food)
  • Lunch: Saturday and Sunday (Set meal (there will be a vegan and gluten free option)
  • Dinner: Friday and Saturday (Set meal (there will be vegan and a gluten free option)

You are NOT allowed to bring your own meals to Koonjewarre and you HAVE to pre-purchase your meals for the event!

If you have a serious allergy, please email us on events@watergum.org to find out what meals you can and can’t eat.

Friday Dinner (gluten free and vegan option available)
Honey Soy Chicken with Fried Rice & Veggies
Honey Soy Tofu with Fried Rice & Veggies
Fruit Salad & Ice-cream

Saturday Breakfast (gluten free and vegan option available)
Fried Eggs, Bacon & Grilled Tomatoes
Tofu, Onions & Grilled Tomatoes
Served with toast and spreads & choice of cereal

Saturday Lunch (gluten free and vegan option available)
Hamburgers & Fillings
Veggie Burgers & Fillings

Saturday Dinner (gluten free and vegan option available)
Spaghetti Bolognese with mixed salad
Spaghetti Puttanesca with mixed salad
Apple Crumble & Custard

Sunday Breakfast (gluten free and vegan option available)
Scrambled eggs, Hash browns & Baked Beans
Mushrooms, Hash browns, & Baked Beans
Served with toast and spreads & choice of cereal

Sunday Lunch (gluten free and vegan option available)
Mexican beef burritos with salad fillings & sour cream
Mexican bean burritos with salad fillings


Activities at the Basecamp

– Yoga 
– Piccabeen bookshop
– Book Launch by Damian white and Narelle Power
– Museum species display
– Putt Putt golf
– iNaturlist all weekend
– Workshops 
– Presentations 
– Bonfire
– Smoke ceremony and dreamtime stories
– Room to kick a ball
– Kids craft
– Kids activities
– Mingling with like-minded people



Children are most welcome

This is a family friendly event! However, children need to be under supervision at all times. Before you purchase survey tickets, make sure the survey type is age appropriate as mentioned in the individual ticket descriptions.

Children 3 and under will be able to join at no cost (accommodation and catering). Survey tickets will need to be purchased, however it is recommended that the little bubs stay at the basecamp and join the basecamp activities as the surveys go for long hours.

Safety for yourself and others

Please take into account your physical abilities whilst purchasing tickets. Please make sure to read each individual ticket description carefully as this will mention if it is easy/medium or mountain goat. Don’t overestimate yourself as you will be out in the bush for multiple hours! There are plenty of free presentations and workshops at our basecamp throughout Saturday and Sunday so you will be able to enjoy the event if you can join our surveys.

COVID SAFE

We are following the COVID-Safe Event Checklist for events of up to 1000 people during this event. We will have a COVID entry where you have to scan the QR code to be able to enter the event space and confirm that you don’t show any symptoms, haven’t not been in a COVID hotspot in the last 14 days and some other questions. There will also be a COVID Controller on site to make sure that everyone adheres to our COVID safe plan. Hand sanitiser will be available at 10 different locations at our event for you to use.