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Bundaberg club treks to Mount Perry Show

Mount Perry Show
Petrina Pashley, Sandra Smith & Melissa Telfer helping in the pavilion.

The Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club has had a long history with Mount Perry and with this year’s 75th show run on the Easter weekend we headed up to help again by setting up and volunteering to fill in where we were needed on the big day.

Putting out tables and chairs and helping the kitchen staff organize the food in preparation for the big event was part of the fun.

We even had the help of members from our sister club, the Ipswich 4WD Club, that made the trek up to join the entertainment.

Mount Perry put on great weather for the weekend.

Mount Perry Show
Local legend Arthur Dingle in action.

The festivities started on the Friday Night with the presentation of the Miss Showgirl sash going to Theresa Norris.

Show Day fun kicked off with Woodchop, horse and cattle events, dog showing, sideshow alley, camp draft and ringside entertainment that showcased all that a country show has to offer.

This year’s event had three money giveaways during the afternoon which you were able to join in by getting an entry ticket on arrival at the show.

Prize money up for grabs was $250, $500 and $1000, which you had to be onsite to win.

The $500 prize went to one of our own members, Peter Budgen, which he will happily spend on car accessories.

Music and fireworks into the evening kept the crowd entertained as another great country show wrapped up.

Filling in the weekend our members headed out to check tracks on a private property in the area which the landholder generously allowed us access to, showing us the spectacular views from various vantage points.

Recent rains have turned the district into a lush green oasis, and we even managed to put our recovery skills into action with a vehicle in the group suffering mechanical difficulties and being needed to be towed up the steep terrain.

Mount Perry Show
The club treks through the wilderness.

We even put the winches to action and cleared a fallen tree that was across the track.

The club thanks the property owners for their support allowing us to carry out our offroading adventures.

A trip through the iconic Boolboonda Tunnel, the longest unsupported man-made tunnel in Queensland, rounded out a great weekend spent in the country, and the club looks forward to our next visit to the area.

To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via email,, on the net at or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.

Mount Perry Show.
Members cleaning up before the Mount Perry Show.

Brad Praed
Bundaberg For Wheel Drive Club Inc