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Kumbartcho Up Update

Kumbartcho (native for Hoop Pine) is a happening thing. Out of the ground and looking very insignificant. Which is great. We tried to minimise its impact but have been overly pleased by the way nature has done it for us. …
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Kumbartcho is starting to take form despite persistent rain and clay type soils that turn gumboots into cement shoes. We’re at the stage of putting joists over the beams so we can nail our floor down. The pace is rapid …
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The Festival of the Farm Gate

Keep Saturday June the 25th free because it is ‘Festival of the Farm Gate’ time again. Part of the Scenic Rim ‘Eat Local Week’ it is a great day for visitor and residents of the great South East. It is …
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Arts in the Olives

The Arts in the Olives is a festival celebrating the creative arts.  The festival is a collaboration between the residents of the Lost World Valley Tourist Collective and BADCAP-Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects. On offer are a variety of workshops in …
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Introducing ‘the pad’

Now we are ready to go. Weather permitting. Just waiting on council approval to commence construction of Kumbartcho. You can see some of the Hoop Pines in the background. This is the Pad – or will be if you click …
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Introducing Kumbartcho

  Wongari Eco Retreat is adding another cabin to complement our original Serenity. After three years, our first cabin, Serenity, has earned her title? But our next cabin, Kumbartcho, is a little harder to encapsulate. Kumbartcho in the native language …
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Everywhere a Waterfall

Just thought I would share with you a before and after of our clearing on Waterfall Creek. Waterfall Creek comes out of the Macpherson Ranges which rises out of our property, just to the south, and are part of the …
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Almost lost to most of the people of Australia is the life and lives of those who work our land. Fortunately, it’s not quite all lost in the Lost World as the Tommerups Farmstay illustrates in their not-to-be-missed family-friendly Open …
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Learn how to light a fire and keep it going

Instructions that may help in lighting a fire and keeping it going …(for dummies) Below are the instructions of a friend and trainee fire guru. I appreciate his generic view but I would like to add specific information regarding our …
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Farm Gate Festival

The Lost World is an evocative name and it doesn’t disappoint.. There is stunning mountain scenery along the tourist drive but did you ever feel like turning in past the farm gate to explore more? Well the Inaugural “Farm Gate …
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