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Humming Hydro

August last year (2016) my micro hydro turbine, a Powerspout PLT, catastrophically disintegrated. I blogged shortly after ‘When Things Go Wrong’ about mistakes I had made which ruined the hydro and gave us all here at Wongari Eco Retreat a …
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The Scenic Rim hosts the Popular Eat Local Week and kicks off with the popular FarmGate Festival. An choice venue would be a Lunch and Picnic at Stinsons Caravan Park in Lamington.   It makes for a great country drive, a …
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When Things Go Wrong….

A hydro system in action is a joy to behold: water turning a (pelton) wheel powers the home/cabin and then continues on its way to the creek from which it came. No harm is done to the environment but a …
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Progressing Rehabilitation on Christmas Creek

Christmas Creek is a beautiful creek. Not big, not small but part of a bigger picture. It is part of the catchment for the Logan river and is used (sometimes abused) for irrigation. It is pristine at our point but …
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Finishing Touches

On Saturday the 30th of January we were to have our official opening for Bimbul. We bravely decided this because we were so close that we thought, sometime near the end of December 2015, a month’s work would see 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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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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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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Revegetation Summer Review

  We’re proud of the tree plantings and weeding on Wongari near Christmas Creek, just three kilometers to walks in the Lamington National Park, in the shadow of Buchanan’s Fort, and stretching up Waterfall Creek to Lamington Falls situated in …
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