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  • 9 Oct 2021
  • 7:00 AM
  • 11 Oct 2021
  • Gayndah

BOOKED OUT , Sorry


Weekend Run

The Ghost Train Drive

October   Saturday 9th - Monday 11th

We will be visiting Boolboonda Tunnel on the way to Gayndah. Boolboonda Tunnel is an abandoned heritage-listed railwaytunnel at Tunnel Road, on the Gin Gin/Mt Perry Road. The tunnel is 192 metres in length making it the longest unsupported man-made tunnel in Queensland. Its construction represented an important engineering feat for rail transport in Queensland. We will be able to drive through and return. Hopefully, there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

We will make 2 mini lunch stops at Maryborough and Gin Gin to coincide with the collection of any members from the Wide Bay group.

Number of Rooms: 18

Essential equipment: Picnic set and tables and chairs

Saturday 9th October 

Brisbane to Gayndah with stops at Maryborough and Gin Gin 

Total distance: approx. 560km Total travelling w/o stops: 6.25hrs

Brisbane to Maryborough 

Approx.distance:  approx. 215km Approx travelling time: approx. 2.5 hrs

7:00am - depart BP Roadhouse Northbound Burpengary [UBD Map 58 L18] to arrive at Oliver’s Real Food, North Maryborough at approx. 9:30am

 Maryborough to Gin Gin 

Approx.distance:  approx. 110km Approx travelling time: approx. 1.25 hrs

10:00am - depart Oliver’s Real Food, North Maryborough arriving at Gin Gin Clock Tower Park (north end) at approx. 11:15pm

Gin Gin to Boolboonda Tunnel 

Approx.distance:  Approx. 40 km Approx travelling time: approx. 30 mins

12:00pm - depart Gin Gin Clock Tower Park (north end) arriving at Boolboonda Tunnel at approx. 12:30pm

[Warning: There will be 8km of gravel road to the tunnel to test the hardiest of us]

Boolboonda Tunnel to Gayndah

Approx.distance:  approx. 180 km Approx travelling time: approx. 2 hrs

[Please Note: This section of road will have single strip bitumen in parts – we are going country after all!!]

1:30pm – depart Boolboonda Tunnel. As you come into Mt Perry turn right onto the Monto/Mt Perry Rd (State Route 12). Approx 25.3km from the turn-off, turn left onto the Kerwee Rd heading for Ceratodus (43.4km) and Eidsvold. At Ceratodus, turn left and head on the Burnett Hwy arriving in Gayndah at approx. 3:30pm at Country Roads Motor Inn, 56 Capper St, Gayndah. [Mob: 0484 772 415] 

[Please Note: this route is the only all-bitumen road from Mt Perry to Ceratodus]

5:00pm: BYO drinks and nibbles get together remembering social distancing followed by a BBQ carpark dinner

hosted by Graham Orr. Picnic gear is essential for the dinner as there is limited furniture available.


Sunday 10 th October - Gayndah

8:00am – 9:30am – breakfast hosted by Graham Orr



5:00pm: BYO drinks and nibbles get together remembering social distancing followed by a BBQ carpark dinner

hosted by Graham Orr. Picnic gear is essential for the dinner as there is limited furniture available.

Monday 10 th October – home

Following breakfast, return home or continue your exploration of the district

Costs:

$410/couple - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 dinners, and Sunday morning breakfast

or $380/couple - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation and 2 dinners

or $325/single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 dinners, and Sunday morning breakfast

or $310/single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation and 2 dinners

if sharing

$205/ shared single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 dinners, and Sunday morning breakfast for a total of $410

for two

or $190/shared single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation and 2 dinners for a total of $380 for two


Deadline for payment is Friday 10 th Sept. Direct deposit into the club’s Suncorp Account: BSB 484 799, A/C No. 200009415

with the reference membership number/name/gayndah.

Please Note: When you make your payment please contact Terry Philip at events@mbcq.com.au so your payment

can be registered.



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