Holiday fun for everyone
PARADISE DAM & MINGO CROSSING
PARADISE Dam is the place to go for fishing, skiing or enjoy a boat ride up the Burnett River. There are also a couple of bush walks to check out the old mining sights or just to enjoy nature. Day trippers are most welcome but for those wishing to stay phone 4127 7278 to see if there any sites are available but if you enjoy camping check out the bush retreat where there is plenty of space to enjoy the rural outlook.
GET active these holidays.
Pad up for a game of cricket, pass a football, or head to your local gym or pool. Council pools will be open throughout the season, excluding Christmas Day.
If you’re lacking the right gear, slip into the Eidsvold Sports Library to borrow kayaks, tennis racquets, ball kits and more.
Library membership is free to those who live or travel through the region.
PACK a picnic lunch or enjoy a barbecue at the MtWalsh National Park facilities. Sheltered picnic tables, gas barbecues, and non-potable water are provided. North Burnett Regional Council has also provided toilet and shower facilities beside the day-use area. Experienced bush walkers can hike to the summit from here. This pleasant walk to the rock pool area - a nice place to picnic or just enjoy nature.
WATER SPORTS AND FISHING
THE North Burnett has a treasure trove of fishing spots in dams and along rivers where bass, silver and spangled perch, barramundi, eels and yellowbelly can be caught.
For action-lovers, water sports include water-skiing, power boating, canoeing and sailing.
Camping and recreation facilities are listed under ‘water sports and recreation’ : http://www.northburnett.qld.gov.au/.
SCRAPBOOKING classes will be held at Gayndah Jewellers, 23 Capper St, for $15 per child per class, with snacks provided.
Single page layouts on January 5, 9, 12, 19, and 23.
Off the page and special projects (mini-MDF chalkboard or timber clipboard) are offered on January 7 and 21.
For details and bookings, phone Stacey Duncan on 0407 030 143.
GET reading this summer and win great prizes with the Summer Reading Club at your local library or online: www.summerreadingclub.org.au.
This holiday’s theme of adventure will have you dodging danger, outwitting enemies and journeying beyond imagination.
Eidsvold library will hold games, craft, art and other fun activities from 1–3pm on December 17–19; Jan 14–16, 19, 21, and 23.
START snapping your entries for the Mt Perry Show to be held on April 18, 2015.
There’s lots of scope for creativity with 17 classes to enter, including weather, rural landscape, macro print (insect study), flower study, sunset/sunrise, character portrait, still life study, action shot, child study, Mt Perry Show, auto (cars, trucks, bikes or tractors), people at work or play, Remember Anzacs.
Entries due no later than 8.45am show day.
WHAT EIDSVOLD WEIR COULD OFFER
THE beautiful Eidsvold weir and the waters above it don’t have public access because there is no boat ramp. But the fishing and swimming below the weir is where the local families will be hanging out.
This is a great spot for a barbecue lunch; in fact you can catch the fish and put them straight on the hotplate. Getting out of town for a while and a snooze under a tree might be as simple a solution as we all need.