The Discovery Centre, Ubobo was lucky enough in mid October to have the Dunga Derby swing by bringing financial benefit to local service clubs, including the Boyne Valley Community Discovery Incorporated. We provided camping facilities and the evening meal for the 240 participants. The local LIONS were all on hand to have breaky done and dusted by 7:00am Sunday morning and the The Boyne Valley QCWA provided a take away morning tea. The local kids collected hats full of goodies and then sat and shared them out among themselves. What a great group of people and congratulations on your charity work- Rally for a Cause supporting families with life-limiting medical conditions or who have had their lives disrupted by circumstances beyond their control. May your good work continue and thanks for choosing the Discovery Centre, Ubobo as your Saturday night stop over. We really enjoyed your company.
In June the Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre received this welcome advice:
Thank you for your recent submission for funding assistance via Gladstone Region Council’s,
Gladstone Region Rise Up fund under Council’s COVID-19 Human and Social Recovery Plan.
Your request for financial assistance towards Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre Incorporated project “Ensure Insurance” has been assessed. I am pleased to advise that your application has been approved.
Gladstone Regional Council, the Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre Inc thanks you sincerely. We had asked the Rise Up funding Program for assistance to ensure we could meet our annual insurance premium payments. When the premium arrived this week, in spite of Cocid-19 we had the funds there to meet our committments. Thank you for this much appreciated initiative. Our facilities, our volunteeers, our management committee members, our vehicles and our public liability insurance policies are now covered for another twelve months. What a relief.
Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the #BeautifulBoyneValley, along with the cleanliness of the facility and the friendly welcome offered by volunteers at the Discovery Centre, Ubobo – a camping ground and accommodation facility set on three hectares of flat, open ground on the Ubobo Sports Reserve
Campers and caravaners sit back and relax at this pet friendly site with easy access to hot showers, laundry and barbeque facilities all for just $10 per site per night (max 2 people).
Travellers or those wanting a few days away from it all, for $25 per bed /$50 per room per night, enjoy comfortable, single beds in rooms accommodating one to eight people in a beautiful old Queenslander. Full use of facilities included.
Family groups, couples or individuals wanting a little more cosiness, for $60 per room per night, two air-conditioned rooms with linen supplied are available for your comfort. All buildings have disability access.
What’s to do?
The Discovery Centre is centrally located, an easy hour’s drive to Gladstone, Monto, Kroombit Tops or Agnes Waters, right on the doorstep of Lake Awoonga (20 minutes’ drive from Boynedale Bush Camp) with access to the Boyne River available at Nagoorin and other sites up and down the valley.
Full day 4WD drive adventures:
- Kroombit Tops and the Beautiful Betsy
- Glassford Creek Mine
- Monal and Cania Gold Mine Sites
- Bulburim 4WD loop
- Barrimoon Railway Tunnels
Maps and information are available from the volunteers who manage the centre
More gentle adventures of discovery:
- Cycle the valley. Bicycles are available for hire $5:00 per day with a refundable $50 deposit
- Stroll the streets of Ubobo and unlock its historical story. Ubobo Heritage booklets on sale $5.00
- Drive to historic Many Peaks and view the Many Peaks Railway Dam, stop into the Grand Hotel and study its picture-lined walls for stories of yesteryear.
- Enjoy a coffee and cake at Kirsten’s Cottage Thursday- Sunday. A joy not to be missed!
- Bring your horse and enjoy our 20km horse trail rides.
Come in. Make yourself comfortable. We’ll find you or book on our website;
The Cottage and Dudge Barram Shed will be manned by volunteers from Boyne Valley who will be able answer questions pertaining to the area and the memorabilia in the cottage and shed.
Entry fee $2 per person. Light refreshments (Coffee, Tea and Cake) will be available at a cost of $5, this includes the $2 entry fee.
Enquiries: Lyn Lee phone 0409633802 (please leave a message)
Open hours: Last Sunday of the month from 9am to 2pm (starting March 2018)
The first Open Day will be on the 4th of March, and then Sunday 25th March.
Take a leaf out of the kangaroo’s book –
relax and let the world roll by.
The Discovery Centre is looking beautiful.
Find some time to get away from it all before
the Christmas rush and while the weather is
cool and the country green.
Something new to our Boyne Valley website is the ability for local businesses and organisations to post directly to their page. Watch for your advice. It should be through in the near future as time permits.