Winter Solstice clean-up

Twelve intrepid souls crossed the lake in ideal lake-crossing conditions, to spend a few hours maintaining the Information Centre. Two of those folk were inducted on-site, adding to our volunteer base.

General cleaning, painting and minor repairs carried out, plus listing future tasks to be tackled. As usual, morning tea offered a chance to re-group and chat.
It was our first dedicated maintenance trip with the new vessel "Jabiru", with passengers suitably impressed.

Official Jabiru launch Saturday 18th June 2022

Finally we had perfect weather for the launching of Friends of Kinaba's new boat, "Jabiru".

November working bee and new members get to work

Perfect weather conditions greeted eleven intrepid souls to cross the lake in four vessels, to tackle some long-overdue tasks at the Information Centre.

Two of those folk were inducted on-site as new volunteers. 

General maintenance and a friendly and social morning tea consumed the morning, before the pleasant return journey to the ramp.

10 years of maintenance celebration

 Saturday 12th June saw about 15 enthusiastic folk brace the chilly but calm lake crossing to mark the 10th anniversary of the inception of Friends of Kinaba organisation. An enjoyable morning had by all.

Revitalising displays, information and display area

On 27th April Friends of Kinaba committee met at Kinaba with QPWS staff to begin planning for the entire display area to be revitalised with lots of exciting and new display and information for visitors to the centre.

This has been a long time vision and is very exciting.


March working bee

Eight intrepid and dependable Friends of Kinaba made the journey across the lake in idyllic conditions. General cleaning and much oiling of boardwalks was achieved.

Final bee for 2020

Fine conditions prevailed for the final maintenance event for 2020. Nine dedicated volunteers spent a pleasant morning keeping the Information Centre presentable for visitors.

Boardwalk oiling and general cleaning were the dominant tasks, and the crew were rewarded with champagne, beer and yummy snacks, after the obligatory morning tea.

October's working bee

Eight of our regular volunteers spent a pleasant morning at Kinaba Information Centre oiling boardwalks, painting inside the women's restroom, plus floor and window cleaning and several general maintenance tasks. All efforts are most appreciated. As usual, morning tea was a pleasant interlude.

Great working bee 19th August 2020

Great conditions prevailed for a maintenance morning at the centre. Four boat crew and one walk-in got stuck into painting, window cleaning, minor fixups here and there, plus observing the huge group of college students arriving in several canoes and departing on foot, plus another group arriving on foot and departing in canoes.

Morning tea was a welcome diversion with a chance to relax and chat.

Many thanks to those volunteers...You know who you are......your efforts are appreciated. Another caretaking event will be announced for mid September.

Great crowd at working bee

Sat 18th July saw the first maintenance event at Kinaba for several months. Ideal conditions to cross the, calm & sunny.

Four vessels ferried eight volunteers, plus six new enthusiastic folk who were inducted as volunteers, on site on the day. 

Cleaning, oiling boardwalks, painting women's toilet and various small tasks were completed, including morning-tea with tea & coffee supplied plus some yummy treats. 

Everyone enjoyed the experience and are keen to return to our regular caretaking program.      


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