Hol­i­day fun for ev­ery­one

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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

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.

NA­TIONAL PARKS

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

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.

LI­BRARY AC­TIV­I­TIES

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.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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.

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