Head off the beaten track

A great day out th­ese school hol­i­days

The Gympie Times - - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS NEWS - Jacob Car­son jacob.car­son@gympi­etimes.com

AS the school hol­i­days roll around once again, many fam­i­lies in and out of the Gympie re­gion will be look­ing to take a well-earned break be­fore the Christ­mas mad­ness be­gins.

And while there may be an in­cli­na­tion to set­tle down in front of the tele­vi­sion and let the weeks roll on by, there are a num­ber of beau­ti­ful spots around the re­gion that make for a fan­tas­tic fam­ily day out.

Sit­u­ated a short drive away from pic­turesque Im­bil in the Mary Val­ley, Lake Bo­rumba of­fers an in­cred­i­ble back­drop for your pic­nic or bar­be­cue.

Pass­ing Bo­rumba Dam, the lake it­self stretches far out into sur­round­ing forestry and na­tional parks.

Tai­lor-made for those campers with a love for the out­doors, the camp­ing grounds of­fer a fully equipped lay­out, in­clud­ing hot and cold show­ers, amenity blocks, as well as fire­wood and ice avail­able from the nearby kiosk.

For those who are vis­it­ing just for the day, sim­i­lar fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing park­ing and ameni­ties can be found near the boat ramp.

An im­por­tant thing to note is that boat­ing per­mits are not cur­rently re­quired here as well.

Fish­ing is per­mit­ted both on wa­ter and on-shore at Lake Bo­rumba, pro­vid­ing an in­cred­i­ble view for an­glers.

And de­spite the relaxing and serene sur­rounds, tub­ing and ski­ing are also per­mit­ted for those who’d like to turn up the ante a lit­tle.

Nearby is the beau­ti­ful, lush Im­bil State For­est which also pro­vides stun­ning na­ture walks and look­outs across the beau­ti­ful Mary Val­ley.

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to book a camp­ing spot, call the camp­ing grounds on 5488 6662.

The Gympie Times will be show­cas­ing a new lo­ca­tion for each day of the school hol­i­days.

Tues­day’s edi­tion will see us take a trip to the stun­ning Rainbow Beach.

A DAY ON THE WA­TER: Di Feek­ings, Abby Har­graves, Mac Har­graves, Elias Feek­ings, Ri­ley Har­graves, and Brad Har­graves at Lake Bo­rumba. PHO­TOS: LEEROY TODD

Jake Vas­sallo from Bris­bane cools off in Bo­rumba Dam.

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