Luise Arle with granddaughter Georgia Spearing at the Muster
Luise Arle with granddaughter Georgia Spearing at the Muster Renee Pilcher

Nanna wouldn't miss Feral Hill

THE best thing about the Optus Gympie Music Muster is the atmosphere back at camp, they say, and no way was Nanna Luise Arle going to miss any of this year’s action.

Her regular Muster camping buddies were unable to attend this year’s festival, but this did not stop Mrs Arle from setting up camp at Amamoor Creek for her seventh year running.

Grandchildren, Nathan and Georgia Spearing, helped their nanna set up her camping trailer on Feral Hill – known for being “party central” during the Muster festivities.

“This is my seventh Muster on Feral Hill,” said Mrs Arle, from Redcliffe.

“I don’t mind the noise. I have earplugs for that.

“Most of the people camping here are the same people as in past years... We all get on well.”

Age is no barrier to making friends at the Muster, she says.

“2007 was the best. It rained really hard and turned out to be good fun.

“Everybody chipped in to help each other out. A big load of woodchip was brought in for campsites.

“The rain brought people together.”

Mrs Arle’s son-in-law and her grandchildren were busy putting up her new camper trailer at Amamoor Creek campgrounds on Wednesday.