Friends of Binna Burra (FOBBS) came into existence in 1985. The idea arose from a group of like-minded people who shared a love of nature and the bush and were interested in preserving and maintaining the special beauty that is Binna Burra. Over the years this has evolved to also include, within this mantle, an interest in the buildings and history of this World Heritage Listed site.
We are a voluntary, Not-for-profit organisation.
Four times a year, FOBBS meet for a weekend of work and friendship.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP or financial support will help sustain the vision by encouraging young people to become involved gifting to others an enduring love of nature, plant propagation and tree planting, removal of bushland weeds stabilisation of ground to prevent erosion track maintenance projects in response to specific requests enabling the purchase of tools and safety equipment safety education.
In truth, Binna Burra is dynamic. Fobbs strive to meet the changing needs of a unique natural environment.
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There is a variety of accommodation at Binna. For a nominal fee, shared accommodation is available to FOBBs in the Bunkhouse. You will need to provide linen/sleeping bag and book with FOBBs prior to the weekend if you intend staying in the Bunkhouse. On-site tents, caravan sites, tent sites and Binna Burra Lodge are alternative options. Bookings are essential on 1300 246 622 or 07 5533 3758.
Most of the group arrives Friday evening or Saturday morning. A few elect to come earlier and fit in a Friday walk. If you are booked into the Lodge, some meals may be included. For other accommodation options you will need to provide food or purchase from the Teahouse. On Sunday there is the opportunity to have either a breakfast, provided free of charge by the Lodge.
On Saturday, Fobbs gather about 8 am at the Arthur Groom Cottage, where the activities for the day will be posted. This can include weeding, planting, clearing paths, cutting lantana or generally cleaning around the Binna Burra environment. Painting and maintenance work is occasionally scheduled. Everyone chooses their own niche, works at their own pace, and there is always plenty of laughter involved.
On Saturday evening the FOBBs regroup for a reasonably priced meal. Each person/couple usually brings an item(s) to be raffled. The raffles raise money towards new equipment belonging to/used by FOBBs.
Sunday morning activities are optional. Sometimes there is an organised bushwalk for those interested. Others choose to have a leisurely breakfast and leave for home afterwards.
Annual membership fees are collected in February. Newsletters are sent out at regular intervals to financial members and supporters.
At least quarterly by email and bi-annually by snail mail.
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