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Excursion information

Excursion Information


 2024 Easter Excursion

2024 Easter Excursion to Mt Cameron Field Study Centre

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024

The Mt Cameron Field Study Centre is located in Tasmania’s far North-east. It is about 4.5 hours’ drive from Hobart (about 1.5 hours east of Scottsdale).
It is located at Cameron Regional Reserve at the base of the easily climbed Mt Cameron. The area is of biologic, scenic, and historic interest, featuring granite geology. There is easy access to coastal reserves such as Cape Portland and Mt William National Park. Nearby there are abandoned mines and the unusual Blue Lake. There is also gem fossicking. A list of activities will be distributed prior to the excursion.
The Field Study Centre has bunk accommodation with one room sleeping 16 people, another sleeping 14 and a third sleeping four. Alternatively, there are unpowered campervan, caravan and tent sites available. There is a large heated main room, a full kitchen for large groups and separate male and female rest rooms with hot showers. More information is available from fsc_brochure.pdf(schoolzineplus.com) .
Bookings for each night can be made through TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/CNYJO . The cost is $25 per person plus $1 booking fee per night, regardless of whether you are staying in the bunk accommodation, a campervan, a caravan, or a tent. Before purchasing, ensure that you have a ticket for each person for each night of the booking.
To help with the organising, please book early. If you book and find out you cannot attend, refunds are available until Sunday 24 March.

Posted 5 Jan 2024

More information here (printable)  (posted 20 Feb 2024)

 


About iNaturalist and TFNC

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Carry list

List of items recommended to be carried by members on excursions.

Carry list

Excursion Guidelines

Excursion Guidelines

Bush Hygiene notes

Bush Hygiene notes

Some past excursion photos

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http://tasfieldnats.weebly.com/excursion-archive.html