COOROY MOUNTAIN SPRING FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended last year- the number of climbers and visitors exceeded all our expectations. We were delighted to donate funds raised to good causes. Local disability support group Sunshine Butterflies was presented with a cheque for $12,500. $1,000 was given to the Cooroy SES and to the Noosa District State High School Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and $500 each to the Noosa District High School Interact Club and the Black Mountain Rural Fire Service.

COME AND ENJOY THE FUN THIS YEAR

And also a big THANK YOU to to our sponsors: - Cooroy Mountain Spring Water - McDermott Aviation - Greenwood Grove - Bendigo Bank -  Cooroy Chamber of Commerce - Cooroy Rag - John Madill Motors - ATV Mowers Cooroy - who help make it happen.


Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival

Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival

The Rotary Club of Cooroy is proud to advise that our 4rd Annual Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival planning is well under way. This Festival held on Sunday 15th October at the Cooroy Mountain Spring Water property is a once a year opportunity to view our mountain and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and at the same time have fun.

This is a great event which enables the Rotary Club of Cooroy to raise much needed funds for local charities. The main beneficiary will be Sunshine Butterflies, A local disability support service and charity supporting babies, kids, tweens, teens and adults with a disability and their families.

In 2015 we added a Rainforest Walk which was a huge success. We attracted over 2,000 visitors to our fun filled day and those that climbed the mountain to enjoy the views of the beaches to the East and Hinterland to the West.

As well as the walk and climb, McDermott Aviation will provide helicopter flights over Cooroy and the hinterland. This is a great attraction and those who arrive early and purchase tickets are enthralled by what they see. There are food and drink stalls and entertainment by way of the Pineapple Crush Ukulele Band and a Bush Poet to interest visitors whilst they enjoy some billy tea and damper or a well-earned coffee and hamburger after the climb

SEE THE VIDEO 2015 Video with kind permission from Timeline Images - Peter Syson 2015.

One hour will be ample time to walk to the top up a rocky track; closed footwear is mandatory for walking up the mountain and we recommend you bring a hat, some water and sunscreen with you. Pink marker tapes every 50 meters or so makes it quite easy to follow all the way to the summit.

Cooroy Mountain Track 

A hundred metres from the top, there is a rocky slab with some great views to the West over the sunny coast hinterland and further up on the south eastern side of the summit there are views to the East from the sand patch beyond Lake Cootharaba down the Sunshine Coast to Mount Coolum

View to the East Mountain View West

Before you start enjoy billy tea and damper and a hearty BBQ breakfast and when you return sit and listen to the wonderful stories from bush poet, John Major. Entertainment will be provided by the wonderful local UkeCrazy People singing well-known songs with their own arrangements, presenting great harmonies and toe tapping rhythms and beats.

Billy TeaBBQ

 

For those seeking less energetic exercise, there is the rainforest walk including an ‘Observation Trail’ that follows a winding path through the rainforest

Rainforest Walk

With a very generous sponsorship donation from McDermott Aviation; the largest privately owned and operated Heli-Aviation Company in Australia and based here in Cooroy, there is a chance to see Cooroy from the sky for only $50.

Helicopter Rides

 

Thanks to the generosity of visitors to the Festival the Rotary Club  of Cooroy was able to donate funds to Sunshine Butterflies, a disability support group based in Tewantin, DoE students at the Noosa District State High School, support for victims of the February fires in NSW and Queenslanders distressed by Cyclone Debbie, teacher training in rural Nepal, and many more.