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Nature's Cabins

Eco Power At Wongari

SUSTAINABLE, CLEAN POWER FOR BIMBUL     Newly Installed, Little Understood   Our cabin Bimbul is run by a hydro-electric turbine and totally off-grid. This is a great way to generate power. To be able to access such a reliable source of water on the driest continent on the planet is a rare privilege. Power…

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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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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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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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Working With Nature

Every time I look at our Christmas Creek I can’t but help think about cyclone Dianne. It makes me think about the power there is nature, weather to wreck havoc or sow hope. At Lamington we saw both with cyclone Debbie but the positives far out-weighed the negatives. Huge rains created waterfalls where there were…

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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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Bimbul in Photo

Just a few photos I thought would say as much as needs to be said about our new wilderness cabin, Bimbul, in Lamington’s National Park. Enjoy.

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