8.00am – 8.45am Bus departs Maryborough to Emery’s Bridge
8.45am – 9.30am Emerys Bridge Road, Gundiah (where it crosses the Mary River) – gateway to the Butchella land; Turtle nesting site; water quality improvement project.
9.30am – 10.15am Possible speaker: Luke or his Auntie Nai Nai; Tiaro Landcare and/or MRCCC
10.15am – 11.30am Private Forestry Service Queensland, Araluen incl. Woodworks tour

We would include a 20 min presentation on the current state of the Private native Forest resource, the management processes we advocate, the results of 220 permanent growth plots we have across southern Queensland, the landholder education program we have in place (30 x 1 day field days and 8 x 4 day workshops) as well as the management guides, youtube videos and facebook posts we utilise to raise the awareness of the importance of managing the 3 million ha of the resource.

Plus morning tea at venue.

11.30am – 12.10pm Bus departs from Araluen to Kandanga (40 mins)
12.10pm – 3.00pm Kandanga Farm Store
Creek Restoration Project at the farm – education
Local Producers showcasing their products; economics of the region And threatened species of the Mary River.
3.00pm – 4.30pm Bus departs Kandanga to Lychee Devine
4.30pm – 5.00pm Lychee Devine – tastings and local produce.

5.00pm – 5.15pm Travel back to Maryborough


9.00am – 9.30am Group to walk to Downer Rail via Military walk
9.30am – 11.30am Downer Rail (specialised tour providing overview of the facilities manufacturing and maintenance capabilities, including some of our current projects and methods of overhall and manufacture).

2 Ellena Street, Maryborough

Plus morning tea at venue.

11.30am – 11.50am Bus departs to go to Hyne Timber
12noon – 1pm Tour – Group 1 (25 pax)
BBQ Lunch – Group 2 (25 pax)
1.15pm – 2.15pm Tour – Group 2
BBQ Lunch – Group 1
2.25pm – 2.40pm Bus departs to go to the Bond Store and Customs House
2.40pm – 3.40pm Bond Store and Customs House (afternoon tea/a wine tasting
/local produce – jams and macadamia nuts).Buildings and walk through; purpose of the Bond Store;
Customs House talks about immigration; founding
families of Maryborough.Additional afternoon tea (as outside caterers req)
3.45pm – 4.25pm Bus departs to go to Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay
4.30pm – 6.30pm Sunset Cruise on Amaroo
(incl. Nibbles and glass of bubbles)
6.40pm Bus departs back to Maryborough


8.30am Group to walk to boat Cruise
9am – 12 noon Cruise on Amaroo from Maryborough – Hervey Bay
Incl. Coffee/Tea and Biscuits Tour Guide – Lindsay Titmarsh
12.20pm Lunch at the Boat Club (Hervey Bay)
1.30pm – 2.15pm Bus Departs from Hervey Bay back to Maryborough
2.30pm – 3.30pm Tour – Group 1 (25 pax)
Afternoon Tea (Activity)– Group 2 (25 pax)
3.30pm – 4.30pm Tour – Group 2
Afternoon Tea (Activity) – Group 1
4.40pm – 4.55pm Bus departs to go to the Bond Store for some local wine tasting
4.55pm – 6pm Wine Tasting – Tipples and Tales
Short walk back to Brolga Theatre


8.45am – 9.45am Bus departs from Maryborough to go to Wide Bay Water (via Carriers Arms/Oceans)
10.00am – 12 noon Wide Bay Water – Effluent Waste Water Management Recycling Tour Nikenbah sewerage plant (Piggford lane); Hebblewhite Effluent plantation (off Booral Road)

How sewage gets treated; the effluent quality; how we reuse it rather than a waste product. Waste and recycling – education trailer (if interested).

12.10pm Bus departs from Wide Bay Water to go to Urangan/Pialba
12.15pm – 1.15pm Lunch at the Boat Club/Golf Club (Hervey Bay)

(possibly join Maryborough Group Option 2)

1.20pm – 1.30pm Bus Departs from Urangan to QMulching, Nikenbah
1.40pm – 2.40pm Tour – QMulching (Green Waste Mulching and Innovation)
2.45pm – 2.55pm Bus Departs from Nikenbah to Discovery Sphere
3-00pm – 4.00pm Discovery Sphere/Art Gallery (w/ afternoon tea)

(Volunteer tour guide provided by Discovery Sphere)

4.15pm – 4.25pm Bus departs to go to Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay
4.30pm – 6.30pm Sunset Cruise on Amaroo
6.40pm Bus departs back to Maryborough


7.45am – 8.45am Bus departs from Maryborough to go to Hervey Bay Marina (Pick up Carriers Arms and HVB on the way)
9am – 5pm Tour Hervey Bay Eco Marine and Study Tour
5.15pm – 5.45pm Bus departs Hervey Bay Marina to go to Brolga Theatre

(Drop off HVB and Carriers Arms on the way)



9am – 10.15am Bus departs from Maryborough to go to Bundaberg

Brewed Drinks

10.15am – 10.45am Morning tea on arrival
10.45am – 11.45am Half of Group to do Tour/Half of Group to do

Taste Testing

Swap (each will take approx. half an hour)

12.00noon Bus departs from Wide Bay Water to go Bundaberg Agricultural Showcase
12.20pm Bundaberg Agricultural ShowCase (partnering with AusChilli; Australian Macadamia’s/Fine Fresh Foods (BFVG); combine with lunch and talk on produce
2.00pm – 2.20pm Bus Departs to go to Bundaberg Rum Distillery Tour and Museum Tour takes 1 hour and Museum takes 1 hour
5.15pm – 5.45pm Bus departs Bundaberg to go back to the Brolga Theatre


7.15am Pick up at Brolga Theatre to go to River Heads (via Carriers Arms)

NB: If delegates are staying in Hervey Bay, Kingfisher to arrange pick up and drop off at either commercial accommodation provider; Marina Kiosk and transit centre Stocklands.

8.30am – 9am Barge departs River Heads to go to the Wanggoolba Creek landing on Fraser Island
Tour: Full day guided 4WD tour

Buffet lunch at Eurong Beach Resort

  • Central Station – this former logging station is now a tourist stop. Stroll along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk to discover the ancient King Ferns, towering Gum and Pine trees.
  • Lake McKenzie – enjoy a revitalising swim in the crystal blue waters and relax on the sandy white beaches…it’s picture perfect!
  • Seventy-Five Mile Beach – as you drive along this sandy highway, you may spot birds of prey flying above or humpback whales as they migrate past (between July – November). You may wish to join the Air Fraser team for a scenic flight over the island – book with your guide on tour (optional extra)
  • Eli Creek – float down this fast-flowing freshwater creek pouring out 80 megalitres of water daily into the ocean.
  • Maheno Shopwreck – enjoy a photo stop at the rusting wreck of the Maheno washed ashore during an out-of-season cyclone in 1935 – it’s one of Fraser Island’s most recognisable sites.
  • The Pinnacles Coloured Sands – learn how these technicolour sand formations were created and the Butchulla legends surrounding them. We stop to take a picture as we drive along Seventy-Five Mile Beach.
5pm – 5.30pm Barge departs Fraser Island to return to River Heads.
5.30pm – 6.15pm Bus to depart River Heads to Brolga Theatre (via Carriers Arms)

Or Kingfisher to drop off delegates from pick up point in Hervey Bay