CPSinc Field Trip – May: Granite Gorge

In May we are trialling to have 2 separate outings to the same destination.
This means for any of our members that cannot attend on a weekend, a week day may be just what you would like.

1.  Wednesday 21 May  or
2.  Sunday 25 May  – official CPSinc Field Trip
Meeting time to advised, but it will be morning.

Please let Jennifer our Treasurer, or Larry Russell, know if you intend to come on the Wednesday Outing.
Or Ingrid for the Sunday outing.

Granite Gorge Nature Park
Meet at 9am
Cost $7.50 per person entry fee
332 Paglietta Road, Chewko Via Mareeba, 4880
Located just 12 km west of Mareeba on Chewko Road.

There are three walks of 1km each and smaller circuits. Vast drops reveal spectacular views of the volcanic rock terrain, softened by the verdant native trees and interspersed with creek beds. Of course many wallabies to photograph.Make sure you wear good walking shoes – Camera – BYO your lunch

Cairns to Granite Gorge  is approximately 1 ½ hrs drive by car 76 km

From Mareeba via the Kennedy Highway, keep driving through the town and turn left at the first roundabout and again left at the second roundabout into Chewko Road. Follow Chewko Road out of Mareeba for 7 km to a well signposted turn-off on the right. The entrance is a further 5 km along the side of a picturesque road, take left when the short gravel road forks into two.
Check out the Google Map link here.


Remember following month Club Competition is OPEN so you might just find that winning image at this special location.



Field Trip April: Ravenshoe Heritage Steam Railway

Ravenshoe Steam Train

Saturday 26 April
Head to Lake Barrine  where we will meet up at the Teahouse 10am for morning tea. Photograph at your leisure, chat and enjoy each other’s company.

Remember that we will be sharing our Train journey with fellow photographers from the Townsville Camera Club.

You might wish to double check on the road condition heading up the Range, or make alternative travel arrangements. Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Be at the Ravenshoe Train Station by 1pm.
Here is the distance from Lake Eacham to Ravenshoe.

PAY at the next Club Meeting 10th April or B-pay.
Same as what is on our membership form.

Member Galleries

Again, let us remind our members that you too can have your very own gallery on our webpage.

The format has changed slightly.  You may now supply up to 25 images to Ingrid.
Large file sizes would be great as these will be reduced to fit into the gallery format.

Don’t forget to write a little ‘spiel’ about yourself, which will be added to your gallery.
It is free, so why not promote some of your fine work here.

Your latest member Claire Jones has the new gallery format. Why not check it out now.



Cairns Show 16, 17, 18th July

Download to view the pdf file for Photography Entries for this year’s Cairns Show.
As always be mindful of the rules, regulations and read the definitions – Scroll down to page 17 for all the information.

All exhibits are to be delivered to the Dave Headrick Grandstand between 12noon and 6pm on Wednesday 9 July. The Show Office will not accept delivery of exhibits.

We will remind you and update further information at our Club Meetings.