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Kleber’s Karaoke Karryon
Friday November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday November 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Event is fully booked!
0 km cycling, your choice km walking pace, flat.
This will be a NON cycling long weekend, open to all CTA members. On Friday, members will have the opportunity to take their non cycling partners on a pleasant drive through the areas that we cyclists have had the pleasure of riding through. We will be staying at the Stirling Range Retreat in the Stirling Range National Park. Saturday there will be an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the area, with walks viewing the bird life and wild flowers. Saturday night, at the Bluff Knoll Cafe we will enjoy dinner, and hopefully be entertained by everybody participating in the Karaoke, organised by our host Chris. Sunday you can sleep in, after the Karaoke night, before your drive home or extend your stay and explore more of the South West.
Friday, 10 November 2017
Tony H advises that it would take about three and a half hours to the Stirling Range Retreat from Perth by car, with rest / fuel stops at Williams or Kojonup. It would be a good idea to car pool with a friend to save fuel costs and help pass the time.
Recommended route: Leaving Perth, head South on Albany Hwy., through Williams to Kojonup. Continuing for 61km on the Hwy., turn left onto Frankland / Cranbrook Rd. to Cranbrook. Through Cranbrook onto Salt River Rd., then 48km to right onto Formby Road South. Then 10km to a left turn onto Chester Pass Rd. It’s then only 6km to Stirling Range Retreat on the left, opposite Bluff Knoll Rd.
After settling into your accommodation and an afternoon nap, you can get ready for tonight’s BBQ, with your friends, in the camp kitchen at the Retreat. It would be great for a buffet style meal to share with everyone, so, bring nibbles, salads etc. BYO frozen meat and drinks. No need to bring cutlery, crockery etc, as the accommodation is equipped to self – cater.
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Today you can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings of the Stirling Range National Park, with many walk trails close by. The Retreat has a guide to show us the native flora of the area, and if we can encourage Barb, Gus and Stan to come along, we would have an informative treatise of the fauna so abundant to this area. The afternoon can be spent warming up your vocal cords for tonight’s Karaoke. It’s only a short walk to the Bluff Knoll Cafe, where our hosts Chris and Jacqui, are providing our set menu dinner, at 6.00pm, of roasted meat, gravies/sauces, seasonal veg, potatoes, bread rolls and butter, dessert and dressings/sauces at $35 per head. No BYO, the cafe is fully licensed. A vegetarian option is also available. After the dinner and a few drinks I’m sure everyone will be ready to participate and enjoy the Karaoke which Chris will be organizing. Please think about a song you would like to sing and Chris will endeavor to make it available on the night.
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Sleep in, have breakfast, don’t make the bed, pack the car, hug your cycling friends goodbye and have a safe drive home, or explore more of the South West.
I hope you have enjoyed the NON cycling weekend.
Accommodation: The Stirling Range Retreat has a large range of units available. Participants will need to book their own accommodation. Details can be found on their website, www.stirlingrange.com.au, and book on their email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on 9827 9229. To take full advantage of the units available and to reduce costs, it would be advisable, if appropriate, to share with someone. It is essential to book early for the two nights, as the Retreat will take what ever bookings they can get from the public, and not reserve the units. The Retreat advises that the units are equipped to self – cater and for you to bring clothes, food, toiletries and a torch. When you book, mention that you are with the Cycle Touring Association.
Food: As well as what was previously mentioned, the Bluff Knoll Cafe opens for breakfast from 8.00am to 10.00am and also do lunches.
Confirmation: Please confirm with me, 1: If you require the vegetarian option for Saturday night. 2: The chosen Karaoke song you will be singing. 3: That you have booked a unit. 4: The number of people in your booked unit.
Hope to see you there,