The GMNHA aims to ensure every visitor to Lamington National Park has an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We support Queensland Parks and Wildlife by staffing the Green Mountains Information Centre at weekends and school holidays.
The Green Mountains Section of Lamington National Park has a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Information Centre where GMNHA accredited volunteers are available to help you enjoy your visit on weekends and school holidays. Please call into the Centre the next time you are up on the mountain and chat about walks in the National Park with the volunteer on duty. We will advise you of walks to suit various interests, abilities, fitness and current conditions.
GMNHA holds members’ gatherings including Clean Up Australia Day, bush walks, lectures, working bees and social dinners throughout the year. A Newsletter is produced quarterly. New members are always welcome. So why not find out more about us and consider getting involved.
Before you come for a visit to Lamington National Park
If you are planning to bush walk privately, we strongly encourage you to avoid possible disappointment by checking the QPWS website before leaving home for Park alerts due to road hazards and track closure. Bush camping requires a permit (available online) but the camp sites are closed December to January due to fire risks.
Our volunteers are gearing up to keep the QPWS information centre open and ready to enlighten the hoards of summer visitors to Lamington National Park on what makes our park special. Meanwhile our members enjoyed a great day on Sat 26th November to wind up the year, with a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with our tiny little winged wonders of the park. Special thanks to Mel Venz for giving up her weekend and family time to come and share her passion and knowledge of the Microbats residing in and around Lamington National Park.
The day commenced with a morning walk by our active walkers to Pat’s Bluff. After lunch we got down to business GMNHA meeting, followed by afternoon tea. Then the highlight of the weekend, as members, guests and staff were treated to an informative and interactive talk about the the results of twenty years of monitoring the tiny winged wonders, known as microbats. Mel came prepared with some of the the tiny critters in hand to show the audience. Everyone was rather taken and astonished, as to just how little these mammals are. Sunset drinks at the bar were enjoyed, prior to a further show and tell at the harp traps at dusk as the catch from the prior evening were released. The day wound up with a delicious dinner and complimentary wine from O’Reilly’s. To all our volunteers, members and supporters throughout the year we wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.
Mel has been trapping and surveying the micro-bats of Green Mountains for many years now, and provides a fascinating insight into these tiny creatures of the forest.
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Sadly O’Reilly matriarch and GMNHA life member, Rhelma Kenny passed away on the 8th September at age 89. Rhelma was loved and adored by all who knew her as she was always welcoming, and determined to get whatever pleasure she could out of life, despite the challenges. An encounter with Rhelma would always leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. She will be sadly missed by many members and our hearts go out to her close and extended family.