Happy Snappers (Photography Group)
Mackay Golf Club
The U3a Snappers Group is committed to teaching photography in a fun and friendly environment.
We will help with the technicalities of your digital camera whatever the make or model number.
We meet at the Mackay Golf Club from 10.00 am – 11.00 am on the last Friday of the month. We also have an outing each month on the previous Friday to different locations to practice and have a little fun.
We learn by doing and sharing in a friendly atmosphere.
Geoff Cunningham (and U3A Committee)
contacts: Margaret 49551414 or Alan 49540682 .
12th MARCH, 2021
The Happy Snappers Group will be visiting the Komma Toera Trail from 10.00 am. to 11.00 am. Remember Hats, Sunscreen, Repellent and Water are necessities.
Komma Toera Trail
This magnificent walking track allows you to meander under the shade of towering Melaleuca trees to observe a distinctly unique wetland ecosystem.
To access the walk, drive 15 minutes north of central Mackay towards the Mackay Marina along Harbour Road. Turn left on Slade Point Road and once you reach the Melaleuca forest, turn left onto Keeleys Road. The entrance to the trail is on the left with a small car park and information boards.
Also known as paper bark trees, the Melaleuca forest is home to a diverse range of wildlife and plant habitats. The trail is approximately one kilometre long, and takes approximately 50 minutes to complete.
Keep an eye out for the tree-top storm debris which embedded itself amongst the tree tops during a wind storm. The debris has been up there for more than 20 years, surviving many wet season cyclones.
As it is an active eco-system, watch your footing as snake sightings are common in this area. If you do encounter a snake on the trail, remain still and allow it to pass. Try not to startle it and never attempt to pick one up.
Insect repellent is extremely advisable as this area has a very prominent mosquito population. There are no fresh water stations or toilets along this walk. The nearest public facilities can be found further along Keeleys Road, which turns into Oak Street, at the Andergrove Shopping Centre, or at the Mackay Marina or Slade Point Beach.
If you would like to join this group, please contact Alan Porter 49540682
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If you would like to join the Happy Snappers Group or speak to someone about it, please send us a message on our contact page.