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Roy’s Run in June
7 June - 14 June
Mid-year Rally to Central Queensland: if you are still interested, please contact Roy on 0427 922 661 urgently – as accommodation and dates have now been finalised.
Roy’s run in June – if you are interested please let Roy know. Also, remember that with COVID-19 still around there may not be ease of booking accommodation. If Roy can have an idea of numbers and what type of accommodation you would prefer then a decision can be made on people going ahead with booking their accommodation. As Roy has said it would be good to stay at the one motel or caravan park but depending on numbers that may not be possible. Also, note that you don’t have to do the whole trip you can come along for part of the run.
HETNR Qld. Inc Mid-Year Rally to Central Queensland
Updated : 21/04/21 – Peter W.
Proposed Dates 7th – 14th June 2021
I have prepared a quick plan (of our Rally/Tour) of some sites that I thought would be of interest and which I would like to visit again. Of course, it will be good for Helen and I to catch up with old friends in our CHMC club.
I think you would enjoy the club CHMC rally as well. It usually consists of some competitions and tours to surrounding places of interest. All up, this tour is 7 days long and over 1500km but during the cooler months.
Roy is prepared to do a “Planning Trip” beforehand if that is what you think is needed? There is no definite word that the CHMC Rally is a “goer” but I can check if there is sufficient interest. Participants would need to book their own accommodation but we would like to have everyone in the one motel at each town, if possible. We most likely would only go for the CHMC rally (if it is on!) if no one is interested in this tour.
Monday 7th June Leave home (for us Mt. Mee)/Gatton/Toowoomba (meet up with others)/Miles/ Possum Park. World War 2 ammunition bunkers.
Cabin accommodation – Distance = 390km
Tuesday 8th Possum Park/Taroom (Leichhardt Tree) /Moura mine (drive through mined area and Moura information centre – history)/Biloela.
Overnight: Motel Biloela – Distance = 320km
Wednesday 9th Biloela (Callide Mine/Dam and Power Station)/ Mount Morgan (view old mine site-no tours available at present, Connection with British Petroleum and Caboolture identity, Malcom Newman) (Visit info centre)/Rockhampton (History of the Archer brothers).
9-10/6 : Rockhampton motel – Distance = 140km
(Option – tour to Yeppoon/Emu Park add 104km).
Thursday 10th Rockhampton/ Gladstone (view coal loading terminal)
11-12/6: Gladstone motel – Distance = 108km
All towns seem to have both motels and caravan parks (with cabins) for accommodation with prices varying according to quality of accommodation. If you are interested in attending the rally a suggestion is that you check out the accommodation online. Due to COVID people are holidaying in Queensland and therefore good accommodation may prove difficult if we don’t get in early.
Friday 11th Free Day in Gladstone.
Saturday 12th CHMC (vintage/historic cars) Rally
Sunday 13th CHMC Rally.
Monday 14th Gladstone/Boyne Valley/Builyan/Many Peaks (old Gold Mine)
– Lunch at Many Peaks Hotel/ Monto/ Mundubbera.
Overnight: Mundubbera motel – Distance = 268kms
Overnight: Kingaroy motel – Distance = 385kms via Biggenden
Monday 14th: Head for home.
A few things to take into consideration:
• as a group, decide if you wish to do the option to Yeppoon before making an accommodation booking at Rockhampton. Yeppoon seems to have quite a lot of accommodation but it also seems to be quite popular;
• you can join the rally from wherever suits you but let Roy know when and where you will be joining the event;
• you don’t have to stay with the whole program you may only want to go until, for example, Friday at Gladstone and then head home – feel free to do so.
Please contact Roy on 0427 922 661 as soon as possible so if any planning is required it can get underway.