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Drumley Walk

drumley walk

The Drumley Walk is a project of the Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre. The Museum aims to record and promote the traditional knowledge of our region, especially the Yugambeh language, which was spoken throughout south east Queensland.

An easy 4km walk to mark the official start of The Drumley Walk 2013, in Beaudesert.

It leaves with a starting ceremony at The Centre, Brisbane St, Beaudesert, travels down the main street of Beaudesert and then along the dusty Birnam Range Rd. Share a yarn over morning tea on the property of Jack and Elaine Egan, that Drumley himself travelled over, all those years ago. Jack remembers meeting Drumley when he was just a young boy.

Suitable for most fitness levels. Price includes light refreshments and a bus return to the start.

Here’s a more detailed description of the event

Friday 3rd May 2013-Wongari Walk BEAUDESERT

(6hr, 17km walk)

Come to the official start of The Drumley Walk 2013, at The Centre, Brisbane St, Beaudesert, then join in for the entire day.

About 20km in total, with local stories and language shared along the way.

Includes a couple of shoes-off moments when we cross Flagstone Creek and the Albert River, with the Ludwig Family’s bemused dairy cows as spectators.

Price includes light refreshments only and a bus return to the start.

Lunch is B.Y.O.

Commences: 9.30am return to start by 4.00pm

Registration at The Centre – 82 Brisbane St BEAUDESERT: 8.00am – 9.00am
Cost: $30 adult, $15 conc

Saturday 5th May 2013 – Mibbun Walk (13 km) Mt TAMBORINE

(13km walk, 4hrs)

Starting from one of the Mountain’s most beautiful lookouts, It travels through the boardwalks of the Tamborine National Park at Curtis Falls, and meanders through the popular Gallery Walk coffee shop precinct on Long Road before dropping down through the tall timbers of the Tamborine National Park at Wongawallan Road, through rough bush tracks, emerging at Tarata Rd, Guanaba, with views of the Gold Coast and the Pacific Ocean. Price includes a bus return to the start.

Event date: Saturday 5th May 2013
Commences: 9.00am, return to start by 2pm
Registration at The Basement Theatre: 8am – 9am
Cost: $20 adult, $5 conc

Sunday 6th May 2013 – Gowonda Walk SOUTHPORT

This is the final part of The Drumley Walk experience. It starts with Heartbreak Hill – an aptly named feature of Nerang State Forest. It’s bush tracks to Nerang, then through Cararra and includes a stop at the 5 star RACV Royal Pines Resort with an exhibition to visit. Then it is back to the footpaths through surbubia to arrive finally in Brighton Parade, by the Nerang River, at the very spot Drumley visited almost a century ago. At the Eagles Rugby Union Club, walkers can relax, enjoy some live music with Yugambeh man Lann Levinge, share some stories and a BBQ.

Commences: Registration 8.30am, walk starts 9.00am
Cost: $20 adult, $5 conc.

You can purchase your tickets here