THE FIRST Outing FOR 2019 is 33A to TANDORA Q – POSTPONED (4/19)
Tandora is a 4,500-hectare property which runs up to 1,200 Brahman breeder cattle. The property, owned by Lindsay and Noela Titmarsh, is situated on the junction of the Mary and Susan Rivers near Maryborough, Queensland.
Dates for this outing will be Thursday 9th May to Wednesday 15th May.
There is no accommodation on the farm. The outing will be a very basic camp for those with tents or caravans. Participants are advised to BYO toilet and shower. One Portaloo will be available. No fires will be allowed in the present conditions. The farm has not had rain in months. Campers are welcome to kayak on the dam, but there are crocodiles in the river. BYO all food and supplies including kayak. There is no cost to camp on the farm.
Tandora is rich in history. Lindsay grew up on the property with his parents. When he was a boy, he would help his father run cattle through the now 109-year-old concrete dip, and he learnt the hard way to be extra careful around the high walls.
There is now a healthy population of Koalas on Tandora. Researchers will be on the property every 3 months to monitor the re-located Koalas. The next study will commence on 25th March.
In 2011 Lindsay ‘discovered’ the native Watermice in the mangroves on the edge of the river.
The property boasts a variety of habitats that will interest Bird Observers and Botanists. Mangrove Gerygone is just one species that might be found in the mangrove areas. The Botanists will be interested in the Woody Pear and Xanthorrhoea in the bush area.
There will be ample photographic subjects and opportunities.
I am happy to help with any questions regarding this outing.
Valda McLean 0754 762123 firstname.lastname@example.org