Past Events

 Myall River Weekend

myall river camp weekend

Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st January, 2018


Twenty-five couples attended the Australian CamperTrailers weekend with quite a few arriving on Thursday and some staying on until Tuesday. As we had been camping at the River Camp since the middle of December we were able to get those attending camping in basically two groups. Half the group camping on or near the waterfront and the rest establishing camp towards the centre in their own area. These members formed their ring of trailers and a password was required to enter. Apparently one of the “river group“ penetrated the barrier at one stage and sabotaged Mal’s new Lifestyle Van. This forced him to drive to Brisbane to get a new kitchen.


Camp managers Elaine and Henry kindly allowed us to erect a Marquee on a water front so that all could enjoy the breeze and a view of the water. The weather was in fact too good and a fire ban was installed for three of the days. This meant that the annual Bar-b-que dinner was changed to nibbles and drinks on the river—a quick run back to the vans to cook dinner and then a return to tables under and around the marquee for dessert. Although not perfect this seemed to work well for all the campers.


People enjoyed going into Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens with a large group even taking on Aqua aerobics at the local pool. Most also enjoyed a swim in the river to get out of the heat.


As this camp was in the school holidays it was a little busier than usual but most seemed to survive without too much trouble. Comments on this would be appreciated for future river camps.


Our thanks to all who attended and it was great to see new members Bruce and Peta, Darren and Kylie fit in and seemingly enjoy the established members. It was also great to catch up with Capt. Rob and Carol who made a day visit as he is slowly getting back to good health.


To those going to Tasmania we wish you a great and safe trip and anyone with photos can add them to this report.


Anita and Beery