"The Rock" is an oasis of rugged, unspoiled beauty hidden away amongst hard-working cattle country in the hills west of Brisbane, near Esk.
Natural features at the site include a spectacular bush kitchen and dining area, a natural swimming hole and enough privacy and natural beauty to soothe the most jagged nerves.
The property is leased to Mens Wellbeing by Powerlink and boasts a house perched on the edge of a rock cliff overlooking a permanent creek. Rescued from vandals and certain demolition by past president Chris Johnson, the facilities are now well maintained and suitable for gatherings of men, boys and their families.
Using the Rock
Use of the Rock is available to members and our partners. For more information please contact via email or call (07) 3102 4777.
Members pay $25 per person per night for use of the house or $5 per person per night for camping in the grounds.
Several programs use this venue: Common Ground groups may use the centre for part of their program; retreats can be run for marginalized men; programs can be offered for men and their partners; and our partners at the Pathways Foundation have made this their Southeast Queensland base for the Pathways to Manhood program.
How You Can Help...
We are fortunate to receive a few private donations and are seeking further donations of time and money to improve the resources. The Pathways Foundation (SEQ) use the retreat regularly and often schedule working bee weekends that you can also support.
We particularly thank John Dash and Robert Ah Hoon, Tim Easton, Oliver Bergel, Greg Warren and Andy Roy for the many, many hours of work they have put into The Rock over the years.
We are very grateful to Powerlink Queensland who own this property and surrounding land for generously leasing it to the Mens Wellbeing in return for our committment and effort to care and maintain the property and bushland.