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Holidaying With Hydro – Electric Turbine

Bimbul is powered by a stand-alone hydro-electric turbine (we knowningly call it ‘Hydros’). Water turning a turbine that operates a smart drive generator delivers power 24/7. The water used to generate this ‘free’ power is returned directly back to the creek.  Wongari’s hydro-electric turbine ticks all the boxes in the sustainable production of power –…

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A Tale of Two Well-Behaved and Loved Pets

Wongari Eco Retreat is Pet-friendly because pets, mainly dogs, are so much a part of family life that going on holidays without them is almost as impossible as finding a destination that will accept them. At Wongari, we have no issues with well-behaved and loved pets being part of your shared holiday experience. Of all the…

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Eco Power At Wongari

SUSTAINABLE, CLEAN POWER FOR BIMBUL     Installed Hydro-electric Turbine   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 by…

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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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Serenity In Photo

  Welcome Home To Dream The Good Dream Robes-in-Waiting Bed and Kitchen Sleep, Eat, Re-Connect A Fireplace, A Good Book, and a Bed Serenity Where this Driveway Ends  

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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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