Bushwalkers Pilgrimage 2017

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Bushwalking Pilgrimage and the forms can be downloaded from our website from this page. We would appreciate distribution of the link within your club. This year the pilgrimage will be hosted from 8th September at Killarney Show Grounds by YHA Bushies, assisted by the Brisbane Catholic Bushwalkers Club. Take advantage of the EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION and you will be in to win!!


The view from the bottom of Dolly.

The view from the top of Dolly.


A detailed walks program and site map will be available on this page closer to the event. The program will also be emailed to all registered participants a few weeks prior to the event. We've enjoyed exploring the area over the last six months and can confirm we have discovered some rarely visited beauty spots, along with classic walks of the region.

YHA Bushies are aiming for bumper numbers at this year's event and believe we are offering exceptional value for money with a lot of inclusions, yet managing to keep the costs to what you've paid at the previous two events held at Kalbar and Samford.


Killarney Heritage Centre.

Your $50 early-bird registration will include:-

  • Two nights un-powered camping at the Show Grounds (powered sites available for an extra $10).
  • A Welcome to Country ceremony by the local Githabul indigenous people on Friday night.
  • Friday night supper; catch-up with other club members and view a DVD of the 1968 Killarney Tornado aftermath that devastated the town.
  • On Saturday participate in exciting new walks or memorable old walks, making new friends from other clubs along the way.
  • Saturday night dinner is included (BYO drinks), to be followed by the Bush Dance starring Ridgee Didge, a popular band from the Southern Downs Region.
  • Sunday morning will be your choice of Yoga, Bike Rides and FMR (Federation Mountain Rescue) conducting bush safety skills
  • Entry into the Killarney Heritage Museum over the course of the weekend.
  • Entry into the RSL War Memorabilia display over the course of the weekend.
  • Optional cooked breakfast on Sunday (extra $10 cost) in two sittings to accommodate the activities.

The earlier we know the numbers, the sooner we can finalise the catering and whether we need to increase the number of walks required, so please take advantage of the EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION. Everyone who registers prior to 31st July will go in the draw to win over $100 worth of goods donated by Adventure Survival Gear.

We look forward to seeing you for what promises to be a great weekend. Lynn (ph 04 1181 1241) will gladly answer any queries you may have so don't hesitate to contact us.


Ridgee Didge in action at the Jondaryan Woolshed.