GOANNA SEASON LAUNCH MUSTER 2013
DATE: 6TH & 7TH April 2013
VENUE: Mookerawa State Recreation Park
COST: $10 per head. Kids under 16 FREE + Camping fees (Paid to Mookerawa Park Management)
*Please note that the $10 registration fee does not cover entry or camping fees. The registration fee is to cover the costs of amenities, entertainment, running costs etc.
REGISTER NOW: It is important to register early to secure cabins or powered sites as they are in low supply. It also helps us with our planning to make the Muster a huge success.
MUSTER DETAILS: You are free to arrive days before the Muster starts & enjoy some camping, prospecting or fishing (with a Current NSW fishing licence). The early bird gets the best camping spots. The actual Muster officially starts on Saturday 6th April at 10 am. The Mookerawa Park management will open the Golf Course for us to camp on. The putting greens are strictly off limits. The central picnic shelter will be our official area. The muster ends on Sunday @ 4pm but anyone who wants to stay beyond that time can book & arrange that with the park also.
This is a social get-together where we can meet other detectorists & fossickers & discuss settings, share tips, compare detectors & coils, learn new stuff & share experiences. This is NOT a sales weekend however Goanna Gold Detectors will take along some basic gear to show & sell.
Industry guests have been invited along. We are hoping to secure a couple of Tour operators & hopefully a Minelab representative this time. Doug stone was at the last Muster & he is mapping in the area again around that time & may also make an appearance.
We will have live entertainment at the Pine Hill campsite on Saturday evening.
Your dog is welcome on a leash (park rules). And, if he POOPS you SCOOP!
The main feature of this Muster is the presence of NAPFA (NSW & ACT Prospectors & Fossickers Association). They will be reporting on their recent activities in our battle to reclaim our bushland access. They will also be having their 1st AGM & office bearer’s elections. We need a good turn-out for this as it is important to support OUR association in their battle on our behalf. NAPFA will be signing up new members all weekend & everyone who signs up or who has already signed up will go into a draw to win a GPX 5000 which will be drawn at the “GO MINELABBING FUN DAY” on 18th May at Windeyer. It is the best $20 you will spend this year.
Of course, we will be running FREE TRAINING on the GPXs, GP & SD machines & will also have training available for owners of Garrett AT’s & Minelab X-Terras. We endeavour to take along a few detectors for people to test drive also.
If you want a cabin or a powered site you need to book promptly with the park. For the rest of us, we need to provide our own camping gear. The area is fairly flat & the grass is mowed so it is suitable for swags, tents, campers, caravans, roof-top tents, slip-ons & even motor homes.
NAPFA will be running a BBQ on Saturday for lunch to raise money so we urge everyone to support them by buying a sausage sandwich but you will need to bring along your own food for other meals.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Make your way to Stuart Town & proceed down the main street, cross over the railway line & follow the road out for 12 kms until you arrive at the boomgates at the entrance to the park. When you are paying or signing in at the entrance, tell the receptionist you are there for the Muster & you will be supported in the right direction. If you arrive early/late [out of hours] you can still enter the park by keying in [333444#] on the key pad near the boom gates. However, if you wish to exit the Park again you will have to attend the office during working hours, pay your fees & get an exit code for the boom gates. We suggest you register early & then you can come & go as you like.
Mookerawa State Recreation Park: 02 68468426
Snail Mail: Mookerawa Waters Caravan Park
Mookerawa Rd, Stuart Town. NSW. 2820
Phone: Bob or Judy [Goanna Gold Detectors]
02 49387670 or 0418225587
Camping fees can be paid by credit card, debit card or cash to Mookerawa admin. Registration can be paid by CHQ, money order, cash, credit card by phone or direct deposit to Goanna Gold Detectors.
v The Ranger reserves the right to restrict access to ANY area of the park. Their decision on ANY event, camp site, fire size or other, is final.
v Speed limit to be capped @ walking pace within the Muster area.
v Fires strictly in designated areas [provided no fire bans are in force]
v ALL detector holes must be filled in.
v ALL generators are to be off by 10pm.
v ALL unnecessary noise to be stopped by midnight [no loud music]
v ALL dogs on leads
v Rubbish to be binned or taken home.
v No detecting on the golf course. No holes are to be dug.
v Part of your registration requirement is to sign the waiver. This MUST be done.
v ALL people over 18 who are fishing must carry a current NSW licence on them.
v NO FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED in the Park.
v Smoking is prohibited in the main gathering area.
v NO BAD or DRUNKEN behaviour or Police will be called.
v ALL vehicles, quadbikes, motorbikes must be registered & seat belts must be worn.
v NO drunk driving
v Your behaviour reflects on us all so control it.
v No dumping effluent from motor homes & caravans on the open ground
v Daylight saving ends on the Sunday of the Muster
v You must have your licence ON YOU if you are fishing
v Your friends & family are welcome. They don’t have to own a detector or even be interested to join us.
v There are native animals in the park so drive carefully.
v DO NOT handle snakes & lizards.
v You cannot light camp fires on the golf course.
v Remember to wear a hat, sunnies, sunscreen & long sleeves in the day time for your protection.
v FILL ALL HOLES you dig.
v Protect your belongings.
v Have fun