Navigating Modern Masculinity

Manshine 2018 is Coming

Qld Labour Day Long Weekend
Friday 4 May to Monday 7 May

Are you heading in the right direction?

Come to Manshine and discover paths that you may never have considered.

Manshine offers a broad selection of workshops led by men who have experience of modern masculinity. There are workshops that range from drumming and tribal danced to discussions of relationships, self-reflection and many other issues facing the modern man. Our cabaret night allows anyone to show off their musical, comic or other talents while our Heart Circle allows men to honour their deepest truth.

Manshine is all about choice. Throughout the weekend, you choose what you participate in. It’s okay to sit out a session and relax, catch up on some sleep, or simply have a chat.

Manshine allows men of all ages and walks of life to connect in an inclusive, tolerant and confidential environment. Feel what it is to be part of a solid and open community of men. Share with other men what it means to be a man navigating manhood in the world today. Be yourself, open your heart and participate in workshops where you can share the good, the bad and the ugly. Manshine is a place for self-reflection, growth, fun and laughter.

Manshine is an Open Ground men’s gathering by

Men's Wellbeing

Mens Wellbeing is focused on developing the wellbeing of men to foster healthy relationships, families & communities.
We are a not-for-profit community organisation and are not affiliated with any religious or political organisation.

The Venue

Camp Somerset borders Lake Somerset and the western edge of D’Aguilar National Park.  It is a beautiful setting, ideal for this gathering, and for bush-walking, swimming, canoeing and peaceful reflection. Accommodation is in modern self-contained cabins. There is also room for camping and campervans. Meals are provided in the communal dining hall by our wonderful cooks! All meals and workshops are included in your ticket price.



From the South Side of Brisbane

  • 1

    Leave Brisbane via Ipswich Road

  • 2

    Veer left at the Toowoomba exit

  • 3

    Turn right at the Esk turnoff

  • 4

    Turn right into Wivenhoe-Somerset Rd

    Somerset Dam via Splityard Creek Dam, Mt Glorious, Brisbane Forest Park signpost

  • 5

    Turn right into Stanley Pocket Rd

  • 6

    Turn right into gate for Camp Somerset

From the North Side of Brisbane

  • A

    Take the Kilcoy/Caboolture Exit off the Bruce Highway and join onto the D’Aguilar Highway.

    Follow the signs to Woodford/Kilcoy

  • B

    After the D’Aguilar Highway, veering left and right through Kilcoy, turn left into Esk-Kilcoy Rd

  • C

    Turn left into Wivenhoe-Somerset Rd

  • D

    Turn left into Stanley Pocket Rd

  • E

    Turn right into gate for Camp Somerset


and it reinforced that men need help and support (sometimes)
I learnt so much
It was f— amazing
It's like finding my tribe Wolfgang
I am filled to the brim ... Let’s hope it lasts! Andy
It's better than my birthday, Christmas or a holiday Trevor
I want others in the Construction Industry to experience this Ray
I make sure to maintain my relationship, my career, my car and my house. Manshine is maintenance for my masculinity.