Bushwalking Queensland Inc.

Peak body of bushwalking clubs based in Queensland, Australia

Pilgrimage 2019

Friday 27 – Monday 30 September

Camp Laurence, St.Lawrence Rd, Lake Moogerah via Aratula

Aerial view of Camp Laurence


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If coming from Brisbane, take the Cunningham Highway to Aratula, continue on the Cunningham Hwy. for another 5 km and turn left onto Lake Moogerah Rd. (signposted Spicers Gap, Lake Moogerah).

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Ski Zone Road is on the left just before the bend.

Drive 0.8 km and take first turn left into Ski Zone Rd, just past Sandy Creek

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Then drive another kilometer and turn right into St.Lawrence Rd.

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Intersection of Ski Zone Road and St Laurence Road
The entrance to Camp Laurence.


Watch this overview of the site on YouTube.


Come for the weekend, and extend to the Monday if you wish. It is school holidays, supervised children are welcome to join in as a family group.


To be held Saturday and Sunday

Bush Dance

Saturday night from 6:30 with ‘Band’O’Coots’

Pilgrimage History Project

We are seeking memorabilia from past Pilgrimages to compile a digital record. We would appreciate flyers, programs, photos, anything at all of interest connected with Pilgrimages for copying, borrowing, returning. Contact Nancy Hodge or BWQ secretary if you have items you would like to share.

Other activities

  • BYO Kayak,
  • BYO Bike
  • Special childrens’ activities are being planned.


  • Choose to stay any number of nights between 27/09/2019 and 30/09/2019.
  • You can either camp in your tent, camping trailer, van or caravan on the large sports field or under the trees.
  • Alternatively, choose from cabin or dormitory style bunk accommodation.
  • There are 7 cabins each with 4 rooms and with 2 double bunks per room.
  • There are 3 dormitories with 7, 12 or 15 double bunks per dorm.
  • The bunks have mattress only, you will need to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag or bed linen.
  • Requests for room sharing will be indicated on the booking form.
One of the cabins
Typical cabin layout

Toilet/shower block

A 60 to 100 metre walk from the bunk room accom. and between 100 and 200 metres from the camping spots. The female have 5 shower cubicles and the male 8 shower cubicles.


Potable water from taps in the kitchen and around the hall. Other taps have lake water which should be boiled before consumption.


There are 3 open fire sites with 44 gallon drum braziers. Ample firewood on site.

One of the fireplaces


We will not be catering for any main meals, but will provide the traditional soup on Friday night and supper for Saturday night along with tea and coffee during the weekend. Attendees will need be to be self sufficient with main meals, but you can cook in the camp kitchen.

The camp kitchen

Camp Kitchen

We do have use of the commercial kitchen which has a walk-in cold room, 2 gas oven/cooktops, microwave. Food stored in the cold room should be labeled.

The cold room


Tea, coffee, soup & supper monitors will be required. Also we have to keep the kitchen clean. Please advise if you would like to assist.

Walks Program

We are inviting each club to run a walk or two on the Saturday and/or Sunday. So far these clubs have offered, or suggested others … All subject to fine tuning, and still open for offers. We can run some walks both days.


  • Brisbane Bushwalkers Club
    • Bare Rock
  • Bushwalkers of Southern Qld:
    • Telstra Track
  • Glasshouse Bushwalkers Club:
    • Boonah Fassifern Rail Trail Circuit
  • Gold Coast Bushwalkers Club
    • Mt Greville, up Waterfall gully & down Palm
    • Bike Ride around Lake Moogerah
    • Mt May
  • Ipswich Bushwalkers Club:
    • Teviot Falls
  • Redland Bushwalkers Club:
    • Mt Edwards
  • Toowoomba Bushwalkers Club:
    • Mt Maroon


  • Camp Laurence:
    • Kids Kayaking (min. 8 years of age)
  • Brisbane Bushwalkers Club
    • Mt Mitchell
  • Brisbane Catholic Bushwalkers Club:
    • Mt May 
  • Glasshouse Bushwalkers Club:
    • Mt Matheson Trail 
  • Gold Coast Bushwalkers Club:
    • Mt Cordeaux
  • Redland Bushwalkers Club:
    • Mt Bangalore
  • Toowoomba Bushwalkers Club:
    • Mt Edward
    • Mt Greville


Camping and bunkroom fees are calculated on a per person per night basis.

PILGRIMAGE FEES – $25.00 per adult and $0.00 per child

ACCOMMODATION FEES – per night [Child=school aged] *

Bed (Adult $27.50 & Child $22.00)

Campsite (Adult $17.50 & Child $10.50)

NB. Early bird extended to 8th September 2019

Booking Form

The booking form is here. Also the PDF is available if you prefer to print and complete and mail or print for your own records and submit online:



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