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Art In The Wilderness

With much pride, Wongari played host to an art exhibition by Chris Hayes on Sunday the 8th of July. It was a quite a successful day in many ways, not the least because it is Chris’ first solo exhibition. Colour and Form adds to the bigger picture ‘Art in the Wilderness’ did two things It…

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Weekend Notes Says It Well

It’s nice to be understood and appreciated. That is why Kevin Liepins from Weekend Notes is in our good books. You can see why if you click on this link.  

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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 lot of hassles. It would have been worse but for very understanding guests. But, now,…

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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 lot of good comes form it. The Third and Last Drop on the 300m Lamington…

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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 fails long before it reaches Moreton Bay. Not an unusual scenario for all our river…

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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 through to the finish. You can’t blame us for being optimistic. The build has been…

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Out of the Ground

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 and in the experienced hands of our builders, Kev and Chris, it is certain and…

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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 to read more … It is all cleared with road access (out of frame).  …

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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 means Hoop Pine. The first botanist to see this country referred to these pines as…

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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 Festival” in The Lost World is your chance to do just that! This festival will…

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