April 28, 29, 30 & May 1

Labour Day Long Weekend

Mate, we can provide the workplace, the shovel and show you how to use it but the truth is becoming a better man is very much a do-it-yourself project!
It all begins and ends with “ME”

All willing men are invited to engage in sharing their life experience, their lessons, challenges and triumphs in conversation and processes including group circles, ceremonies, Open Space discussions and workshops. Every man has the opportunity to explore his own path in this respectful, non-judgemental, affirming and healthy environment for men.

Another 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.