Past Events

Andrew Drynan weekend

SE Qld
Andrew Drynan Park weekend
5th and 6th november 2016


With short notice given to members of the Australian CamperTrailers Group, we had a good roll up of 13 camps. Members rigs are changing all the time with a couple more members opting out of softfloor campers and going for a hybrid and caravan.


The group consisted of

three camper trailers: Gary - Retro, Les - Guardian SUV, Ray - Ultimate
two pull out campers: Kevin & Kathleen  - Goldstream, John & Cheryl - Jayco Swift
three hybrids: Robyn & Lindsay - Pacific Allymaster, Kathy & Alan - Pacific Vision, Rod & Rachel - Lifestyle Reconn
five caravans: Ian & Dianne - Crusader, Greg & Lisa - Starcraft, Rick & Carol - Supreme, John & Penny - Sunland Patriot, Ian & D’sley - Jurgens.

The hosts having been camping nearby at the Border Ranges the weekend before arrived nice and early on the Tuesday and had a very quiet time waiting for the rest of the group to arrive on varying days.

The days of the weekend were a little on the warm side but still cool at night for sleeping. We were lucky that we had a breeze most of the days to help cool us down a little. A number of people and especially the kids made use of the various waterholes and rapids to cool themselves down as well as sitting under any big shade structure around. John and Penny’s awning was just the place with awning out plus the side up and out as well gave a good piece of shade. The Patriot was well visited on the weekend.

Morning tea was held under the shade of the big gum trees but as normal shade kept moving and so did the people. We were lucky we had it early as other campers not in our group were looking for places to set up camp and later in the day the spot was taken.

As the nights were not that cold we had a smallish community fire to enjoy the ambience of the area with many conversations and much laughter.

Gary trialed his new retro barbque/fire pit and cooked up a storm. Lots of campfire and cooking tips and ideas were shared around his camper trailer by the three solo travellers.

Thank you to all for making it a great camp once again and we look forward to the next one.


Robyn and Lindsay