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CAPRICORN CHAPTER  - ALL QUEENSLAND CHAPTER MEETING - 23 - 26 September, 2022

The Capricorn Chapter of the MGCC of Qld welcomes chapter members from around Queensland this September to come and experience the Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast region.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Coordinator, Jim Armstrong. Jim’s mobile is 0417 544 222 and his email address is: james.armstrong4@bigpond.com

Registration - Click here for registration form.

We are now taking registrations for the MGCC Queensland all-Chapter meeting to be held in Rockhampton this coming September.

Cost: $180 per person  

 

Click here for Accommodation List

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The programme for this event will be as follows:
 

Friday  - 23 September, 2022
 

Registration and Welcome: 2.00pm to 4:30pm Rockhampton Leagues Club, Cambridge Street Rockhampton
 

Noggin N’ Natter: 6:30pm to 10:00pm Rockhampton Leagues Club, Cambridge Street Rockhampton

 

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Saturday - 24 September, 2022
 

Car Display

8:00am to 12:00 noon Car display at Glenmore High School (add address) Cars to be in place by 8:00am and will be open to public by 8:30am. Gold coin donations entry fee for non-registered members.

Trophies will be awarded for:

  • People’s choice

  • Sponsors choice

  • Best MG pre-1960

  • Best MG 1961-1995

  • Best MG post 1995

  • Best non-MG open to those registered members who own marques other than MGs- (not open to the public)

Refreshments Available:

Glenmore High School P&C will have full canteen facilities operational. Burgers, toasties, sandwiches, tea/coffee, soft drinks and bottled water etc will be on sale throughout the morning.
 

Gates close to public at 12noon.

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Lunch

Break for Lunch: 12 noon to 1:00pm (this meal is not included)
 

Options: Glenmore Tavern is across the road. There are also several cafes and bakeries close by at the Glenmore Shopping Precinct and Red Hill Homemakers Centre.

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Kimber Run Options:
 

Kimber Run 1: Archer Street Rail Museum

This tour includes entry to The Archer Park Rail Museum and a Steam Tram Ride. This tour includes morning tea at the Rail Museum followed by guided tour in our MGs to Mt Morgan, via the now famous Golden Mile Hillclimb Track.  We travel through to Mt Morgan township with swinging bridges and the defunct mine that funded the BP Company and many other early industries. At one time, the Mt Morgan mine was one of the richest goldmines in Australia and had the deepest man-made hole in Australia. Lunch will be supplied at one of the old country style hotels in Mt Morgan.

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Kimber Run Options: Kimber Run 2: Capricorn Caves

Visit and explore the Capricorn Caves just 15mins North of Rockhampton. Accessible walkways and ramps allow you to appreciate the breathtaking acoustics of the Cathedral Cave before exploring the remaining natural lime stone caves and rock formations. Morning tea will be supplied as part of this Kimber Run. A short stop over in the local country pub at The Caves township, on the way back into town, is an option for members.

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Kimber Run 3: Koorana Crocodile Farm

Visit the Koorana Crocodile Farm, an approved farm operating under the Australian Government’s strategic conservation program.  It is located near Keppel Sands, 35 mins east of Rockhampton and is where you will witness some of the largest crocodiles in captivity in Australia.

A guided tour and educational talk are part of this tour and who knows, you may get to nurse a baby saltwater crocodile? The tour does not include any of the abattoir functions, however crocodile leather products and souvenirs are available for purchase at the store, including some very nice belts and handbags. Morning tea is supplied as part of this tour.

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* Kimber Run 4: Byfield Tea Tree Farm and Eco Tour

Byfield, is a very pleasant 45min drive from Rockhampton in an MG, with rainforest-edged creeks, rugged mountains and pine plantations.  Visit Byfield Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Farm and ECO tour. Tour the farm and distillery before taking a ride down Waterpark Creek through the dense Byfield Rain Forrest on an electric powered boat. Products from the farm are available for purchase in their store should you wish to buy something whilst you are there. The tour is limited to just 20 people so first in best dressed.  Smoko is suppled as part of this tour.
 

* Please Note: Run 4 is Dependent on numbers

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Tour – Capricorn Coast Tourist Drive: 1pm onwards

1:00pm sharp: Gather back at Glenmore High School Car Park for departure for a guided self-drive tour in our MG’s to the scenic Capricorn Coast. This tour will take in the coastline from Farnborough through Yeppoon where we will have a toilet stop.

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We will then travel through to Wreck Point Lookout at Cooee Bay to admire the amazing views of Keppel Bay.

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The tour will continue south, following the coastline, passing through the local beaches; Lammermoor, Statue Bay, Kemp, Mulumbin, Causeway, Kinka and finally Emu Park.

                              

In Emu Park we will stroll along the recently dedicated Anzac Walk that leads up to the Singing Ship. After this stop, we will return to Rockhampton via the Rockhampton/Emu Park Road and then members are able to disperse to their individual accommodation.

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ACCOMMODATION - Click here for printable version

 

Most accommodation in Rockhampton is located along the Bruce Highway (Gladstone Road – George Street – Albert Street) or in the CBD, mainly along the southern side of the Fitzroy River (Quay Street).

 

The combined Chapter dinner will be held at the Rockhampton Leagues Club - Cnr. Cambridge Street and the Bruce Highway (George Street).

 

Rockhampton and Yeppoon are fast becoming popular holiday destinations.  We recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible.

 

The following motels are listed (closest first) based on distance from the Leagues Club:

 

Rockhampton Court Motor Inn – 4 star – 07 4927 8277

Villa Capri – 4 star – 07 4927 5588

Rockhampton Palms Motor Inn – 4 star – 1800 686 938

Archer Park Motel – 3 star – 07 4927 9266

The Stirling – 4 star – 07 4922 6222

Metro Motel – 3 star – 07 4807 6550

Centrepoint Motor Inn – 3 star – 07 4927 8844

Welcome Home Motel – 3 star – 07 4927 7800

Porky’s Motel – 3 star – 07 4927 8100

Fitzroy Motor Inn – 4 star – 07 4927 9255

 

The following Rockhampton CBD Motels are listed according to their ratings:

 

Quest Rockhampton – 4 star – 07 4920 5300

Mercure Rockhampton – 4 star – 07 4994 5000

The Edge Apartment – 4 star – 07 4930 1000

Empire Apartment – 4 star – 07 4936 0000

The Leichardt Hotel – 4 star – 07 3558 3328

The Criterion Hotel – 3 star – 07 4922 1225

 

The following Yeppoon Motels are listed according to their ratings:

(Yeppoon is a 40 minute drive from Rockhampton)

 

Salt – 4 star – 07 4925 2200

Echelon – 4 star – 07 4939 0900

Oshen Apartments – 4 star – 07 4939 0700

Villa ma Colina – 4 star – 07 4939 3177

Surfside Motel – 3 star – 07 4939 1272

Rosslyn Bay Resort – 3 star – 07 4933 6333

Bayview Tower – 3 star – 07 4939 4500

Saturday Evening - No organised activities.
This is free time where members may like to experience some of Rockhampton’s fine dining venues.
 

Sunday - 25 September, 2022

On Sunday morning we are offering 4 different Kimber Runs. These runs will depart at 8am from the Riverside Carpark adjacent to The Empire Apartments Precinct.

Your choice of one of the Kimber runs predetermined by you when registering, departing at 8:00am at Riverside Carpark, Victoria Parade Rockhampton. The entrance to this carpark is near the Empire Apartments.

As part of the registration process, we ask for you to indicate your choice from the Kimber Runs listed in the next column. This will enable us to finalise details with the venues as well as catering requirements.

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Sunday Evening
 

Formal Dinner:

Venue: Rockhampton Leagues Club, Cambridge Street Rockhampton (Gardner Lounge)

Time:  6:30 pm for 7:00pm until late (Cost included in Registration)

Dress:  Smart Casual with a Gold and Black Theme

Music: Chris Schick, a well-known solo artist from this district

Drinks: Available for purchase and are not included in your registration fees

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Monday - 26 September, 2022
 

Farewell Breakfast

Monday morning from 7:30am please join us for our farewell breakfast at the Rockhampton Leagues Club. Cost included in Registration.
 

This will be followed by a Delegates meeting at the Rockhampton Leagues Club.

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