QNC Events


Type Date Description  Person/Presenter Information
Camp 2/11/201 Green Mountains - 100 year anniversary tba The celebration of the centenary of the Naturalists Camp at Mt Bithongabel will be held over three days in November at O’Reilly’s,Green Mountains
See September October Newsfor details
Excursion 11/11/2018 Pullenvale Forest Park Helen Schwencke Pullenvale Forest Park has a large open grassed area with shaded picnic and BBQ facilities, popular with families and recreational users. For the nature enthusiasts, there are walking tracks that extend deeper into the 12 hectare park, through rainforest, vine forest and eucalypt forests.
A highlight of the park is a newly constructed boardwalk along Pullen Pullen Creek providing a place to sit and
enjoy the beauty of the park. This boardwalk is ideally suited for wheelchair visitors.
Meeting 19/11/2018 Long Excursion Report various members A full report on the 2018 long excursion to Binya National Park and Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary will be given. The wildlife seen will be documented by members.
Excursion 25/11/2018 Mt Cordeaux, Main Range National Park Barney Hines This walk ventures onto the upper slopes of Mount Cordeaux, the northern of the two peaks that guard Cunningham’s Gap. The walk follows a graded track through rainforest, before entering some montane heath towards the end. There are cliffs along the upper part of the track and limited space at the lookout such that the group may have to split if we have large numbers. The walk is 6.8km long. Please bring water and lunch, hat and sunburn cream. Expect leaches if it has been raining.
There are giant spear lilies Doryanthes palmeri near the lookout which may be in flower. Butterflies are likely to be active in the warm weather.
More information: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/main-range/about.html#mount_cordeaux
Excursion 8/12/2018 CHRISTMAS BREAK UP at MINNIPPI PARKLANDS, Tingalpa Peter & Leith Woodall This northern end of Minnippi Parklands has a large well vegetated lagoon, with a flat, sealed walkway all the
way around. There is usually an abundance of birds (eBird lists 189 species from 1185 lists), some interesting
plants and usually some dragonflies that can be observed from a pontoon
Camp 25/1/2019 Australia Day camp – Cullendore High Country Murray & Jeanette Watson Our camp for the Australia Day long weekend will be to Cullendore High Country. This is a private 4000 acre
working cattle property with 2000 acres set aside for camping and exploring. The property adjoins Maryland
National Park and is within the Great Dividing Range half an hour from Warwick. We will be exploring various
areas of the property and also visiting the National Park. There are lots of wallabies, wallaroos, kangaroos, plenty
of birdlife and maybe a glimpse of the spotted tail quoll.

QNC General Meetings

Learn about natural history at our meetings with talks presented by specialists from the club or from various scientific institutions, and from members exhibits. Visitors are welcome

Where:    We meet at the Toowong Uniting Church Hall. This is located at 82 Sherwood Road, Toowong and is less than 200 metres from Toowong Village Shopping Centre, Toowong Railway Station & bus stops.

There is parking at 76 Sherwood Road for 12 cars., Street parking is available.  Toowong Village parking is free  provided you enter after 6pm.

When: 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, February to November inclusive

Note that each meeting will commence with the presentation by the guest speaker


The Club arranges at about ten field excursions each year to locations of natural history interest and tours of specialist institutions such as the Queensland Herbarium or museums. They range in duration from short, half-day, local trips through week-end camps to longer excursions lasting from one to two weeks in more remote locations. Visitors are welcome on short excursions. 

Excursion leaders click here for attendance form