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Lemon Myrtle Iced Tea recipe
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June 20, 2014 08:52 in Recipes by Nea

Lemon Myrtle Iced Tea is a favorite at the annual A World Apart, and is perfect to enjoy chilled on a hot day. Method: Fill a large saucepan with Lemon Myrtle leaves. Cover with water. Bring to boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit for one hour for flavours to infuse, then strain. Pour tea into a jug and sweeten the concentrat...

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Francis Undery - Our 'guy Friday'!
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June 20, 2014 08:13 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Francis grew up in the neighbouring Lost World Valley on his family’s dairy farm. Growing up in one of the most beautiful corners of the world developed Francis passion for the outdoors. Francis has been working at Mt Barney Lodge since 2012. He started during grade 11, working alongside the senior staff at the Lodge on weekends. Since gra...

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June 18, 2014 15:20 in News by Nea

Mt Barney was the very first “Life on the Green Road” destination, and it was a pleasure to meet Katie Bennett and her lovely family as they set off to “live” a unique travel story around Australia.          This was the perfect partnership between Our Planet Travel, and the Advanced Ecotourism ...

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June 18, 2014 15:06 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

A World Apart 2014 wrap-up Bright blue skies and 28 degrees was the inspiring backdrop to the seventh, and possibly most scenic “A World Apart” event held yet. Mt Barney Lodge was one of the five unique locations at Mt Barney that opened their doors across the weekend of the 24th and 25th May to entice visitors to discover a div...

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Corporate Campout
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June 18, 2014 12:25 in News by Nea

"Escaping the office has never felt so good!" by Melanie Grevis-James  of Our Planet Travel In our modern age, and our obsession with communication technology, nothing appealed to me more recently than the invitation to attend the launch of ‘Corporate Campout’ at Mt Barney Lodge. To have some down-time away from the city, away fr...

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Australian Bush Buddies
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May 21, 2014 14:18 in Events by Nea

Have you ever been curious about how a python REALLY feels like to touch? Ever wanted to get up close and personal to a bearded dragon? Have you ever wondered how big a squirrel glider really is? Living in the city and suburbs we tend to over-look that these Australian native animals. They often live right in our very own backyards where we very...

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Does your child have 'Nature Deficit Disorder'?
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March 07, 2014 13:46 in News by Nea

Getting back to nature. Do you think your kids have 'nature deficit disorder'? What about you??!! Richard Louv first coined the term 'nature deficit disorder'** in 2005 to describe the trend of people disconnecting with nature as our city lives become increasingly bound by the urban setting, the increase in “screen time” and lack of ...

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What is Phytophthora cinnamomi?
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February 21, 2014 15:03 in News by Nea

Phytophthora cinnamomi (pronounced fy-tof-thora), also known as dieback, root rot, Jarrah dieback or Cinnamon fungus, was first detected in Australia in 1935 and has since spread across the country infecting hundreds of thousands of hectares of native vegetation.  Heath lands, coastal woodlands and dry Eucalypt forests are most at risk. ...

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Earth Hour 2014
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February 21, 2014 10:55 in Events by Nea

EARTH HOUR 29th March 2014 http://www.earthhour.org/ What is Earth Hour? The conception of Earth Hour was originally founded by the World Wide Fund (WWF) in Sydney back in 2007, where it started with a lights-off event.  Since then it has grown world- wide where it is now embraced annually by over 7000 cities and 152 nations across the glob...

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Plastic Bag Free March
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February 20, 2014 16:08 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Plastic Bag free March is a Queensland Conservation initiative to put the challenge to ALL Queenslanders, to not use single-use plastic shopping bags during the month of March and “Kick the plastic bag habit” Did you know: South Australia, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and the ACT are already plastic shopping bag free. ...

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Meet the Northern Banjo Frog
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February 07, 2014 12:15 in Wildlife by Nea

Northern Banjo Frog or Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk (Limnodynastes terraeregina) Tracey was destined to bump into this common, but infrequently seen ground-dwelling burrowing frog during recent gardening work as she prepared the permacuture garden for summer crops. The Northern Banjo Frog can be found right up the east coast of Australia from the...

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Green Smoothie Recipe
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February 07, 2014 09:44 in Recipes by Nea

The most personal way to have a positive impact on the environment is through your diet. If you think about it, we all have a little bit of the ecosystem inside us, and the inputs and outputs to your body through diet choices directly affect the environment. Mt Barney Lodge has been a keen advocate of protecting the environment for many years now....

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A World Apart 2014
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February 06, 2014 11:50 in Events by Nea

        ... discover the hidden tastes of Mt Barney... 24 and 25 May 2014 Imagine... 5 properties – 5 gardens – 5 unique experiences … being drawn toward the iconic peak of Mt Barney and entering  A World Apart that is a short 40 minutes drive from Beaudesert and Boonah, ...

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Staff Profile - Cameron Nichol
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January 27, 2014 14:47 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

You will be hard pushed to find anybody as passionate and dedicated about exploring the great outdoors, than Cam! Cameron has been working at the Lodge since 2010.  After finishing School in 2009 at Hillbrook, he realised that Outdoor Education was something he wanted to pursue as a job and lifestyle.  During a rock climbing camp at Mt...

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Best Job in the World - Elisa Detrez, Park Ranger
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January 27, 2014 14:01 in News by Nea

Elisa Detrez has the ‘Best Job in the World’  - she is a “Park Ranger” in Queensland. Elisa was selected by Tourism Australia to work alongside experienced guides and tourism operators to explore Queensland’s natural attractions including the world’s oldest rainforest, the largest coral reef ...

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Beautiful Boolamoola Homestead
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November 18, 2013 12:14 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Set at the front of Mt Barney is an elegant Queenslander Homestead, who is like an elegant lady from the turn of the century. She is well turned out in cream, her palisade petticoats reach almost to the ground, and there is a flash of underskirts and glass hoops below. Trim of always-fashionable heritage red and green trim highlight the windowsills...

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MT BARNEY LODGE  SHOWCASES SCENIC RIM IN WA
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November 15, 2013 16:27 in News by Nea

Delegates from around Australia gathered in the Margaret River in WA for the annual ARTN (Australian Regional Tourism Network) recently. Margaret River is known as a premier wine production destination and has a thriving tourism sector. It is within one of Australia’s National Landscapes – known as the Great SW Edge – for its int...

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November 15, 2013 15:52 in Newsletters by Nea

It’s Summer, time for Adventure!

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Mt Barney Lodge goes Mobile!
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November 12, 2013 13:03 in News by Nea

When Innes and Tracey drove around Tasmania in summer 2012, they realized just how frustrating it was to try and research, and book accommodation while on the road from their iphone. Not only do bumpy roads make you carsick when you are trying to view a hand held device, but more often than not a link is mistakenly pushed, that takes you to a websi...

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2013 QORF Awards
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November 10, 2013 15:38 in News by Nea

Innes, Cameron and Hamish swapped their polo shirts and climbing shoes for smart attire to attend the annual QORF Awards, and contest the Environmental Award category again. Although Mt Barney Lodge has been awarded several winner’s trophys in the past for outstanding Outdoor Recreation programs and environmental actions at the Lodge, this...

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Fires of Mt Barney September 2013
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November 09, 2013 15:00 in News by Nea

So why did it burn?? Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) had been monitoring the mountain for several years now to select the most ideal time to burn, and they have cancelled these plans several times when the conditions became unfavourable. So they were aware that the mountain was carrying a high fuel load. Unfortunately...

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Fishing in The Scenic Rim - where to go fishing when staying at Mt Barney Lodge
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November 09, 2013 11:50 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

A common question: Can we go fishing in the creek or waterholes when we stay at Mt Barney Lodge. As we are situated at the upper reaches of the Logan River within the Scenic Rim (South East Queensland), it is quite narrow and shallow so we find that any decent fish worth catching do not live this far upstream.  You may find the odd catfish ...

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How to make a Campfire like a pro!  Follow these 5 simple steps.
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October 24, 2013 14:21 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

When camping at Mt Barney Lodge, there is nothing better than sitting around a roaring fire with the boys,  a gently crackling fire with your lady, or preparing the perfect coals to cook marshmallows with the kids. So we thought we might give you a few helpful tips on how to get that perfect flame and impress your mates and family! Step 1: G...

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Meet Sammy Brain
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October 22, 2013 15:50 in News by Nea

Sam has been an experienced member of the Mt Barney Lodge Outdoor Leader team since early 2012. Sam took up a position as an Outdoor Educator for the school based programs run at the Lodge, and in the surrounding Mt Barney National Park. He has been conducting inspiring programs for young people with just the right mix of education and real adventu...

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Our new favourite recipe - Choc Banana Cheesecake!
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October 19, 2013 12:11 in Recipes by Nea

Choc Banana Cheesecake Recipe We all love cheesecake.... we all love bananas.... and we all love chocolate!!!  Who doesn't! So when Tracey recently tempted the staff at Mt Barney Lodge with a combination of the above, it instantly become a staff favorite! It is so simple to make! Ingredients: ANZAC biscut base ¾ cup  plain fl...

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Why you need to do a Wilderness First Aid Course.
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October 10, 2013 13:06 in Events by Nea

Are you an outdoor guide, teacher, instructor or someone who enjoys spending time away in beautiful natural places with your friends or family? If so then this 7-day Leaders Wilderness First Aid course could be for you. When '000' is not an option, would you know how to handle that situation? Wilderness First Aid Australia was established in 20...

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The COMPLETE ‘Camping Gear Check List’.
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October 04, 2013 15:58 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Have you been heading out to your favorite camping grounds (hint!) with your car (and/or trailer) bursting at the seams, be only 10 minutes from your destination, and it suddenly dawns on you that you forgot to pack the hose for the gas bottle or the marshmallows or even worse, the sleeping bags!!   Don’t laugh… it does happ...

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"It's Better Outdoors" Photo Competition
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October 01, 2013 11:13 in Events by Nea

Mt Barney Lodge is excited to support two of our favorite interests – the great outdoors and photography – by supporting the 2013 ‘It’s Better Outdoors’ Photo Competition. Mt Barney Lodge will be providing a prize to be awarded to the most outstanding photo – whatever it is and wherever in Queensland (people out...

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Bird Watching with Barry Davies
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September 28, 2013 11:59 in Wildlife by Nea

Barry Davies is a renowned bird watching guide who just so happened to stay for a weekend at Mt Barney Lodge recently. He is actually a “local” – that is, he also lives within the Scenic Rim – but his outlook is quite different. He lives on the edge of the lush rain forest of the Lamington National Park, and as you can imagi...

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Innes Larkin and the Conservation of Mt Barney.
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September 18, 2013 09:50 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

Join Innes Larkin, owner of Mt Barney Lodge as he shares his passion for the conservation of the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo and the wildlife in and around Mt Barney Lodge. Located within the Scenic Rim, the adjacent Mount Barney National Park makes up part of Australia's Green Cauldron. The Australia's National Landscapes Nature Series i...

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Try Tracey's famous Bush Lemon Meringue Pie at home!
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September 09, 2013 14:23 in Recipes by Nea

Tracey's famous Bush Lemon Meringue Pie is a fail-proof all-time favorite recipe. Try your hand at making it or come to  A World Apart  where it will be available for you to enjoy! Preparation time: 20 minutes Total cooking time: 35 minutes Serves: 6-8 pieces Oven: preheat to 200 degrees Celsius INGREDIENTS: Pastry Make your...

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10 simple tips - Camping Etiquette!
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August 14, 2013 10:05 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Love getting outdoors?  Love to get away from the “rat race”?  Love camping? You have arrived to the point where you have convinced your family how important 'family time' is, you FINALLY drag ALL your camping gear out of the shed, torn the kids away from the play station, packed the car and headed towards the country&helli...

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Australian Government invests in Eco Basecamp at Mt Barney Lodge
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August 13, 2013 12:48 in News by Nea

Mt Barney Lodge has been successful in gaining assistance from the Australian Government to build a new multipurpose function room, office and interpretive complex they have named Eco Basecamp. This project is co-funded by the Australian Government under the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants Program and required dollar for d...

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The Great Aussie Camp Out at Mt Barney Lodge
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August 08, 2013 10:06 in Events by Nea

So what is the Great Aussie Campout (GACO)? On Saturday 12th October 2013, the Great Aussie Camp Out will bring together thousands of Australians for one big night where they will share the experience of camping out under the stars… in their backyards, caravan park or your favourite camping ground (hint)! The Queensland Outdoor Rec...

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GACO Activity Program 11th October 2014
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August 07, 2013 10:20 in Events by Nea

Are you coming camping to Mt Barney Lodge for the Great Aussie Camp Out on the 10th and 11th October??   If not, book your camping site NOW! We will have a ‘special’ GACO activity program with all ‘the favourites’ including our famous Kids Night Adventure, Rock Climbing for the kids (and big ki...

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Camping at Mt Barney Lodge
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August 05, 2013 13:37 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Not too many camping grounds can boast creek frontage, breath- taking mountain views, space around you and your own camp site.   All this and more is waiting for you at the Mt Barney Lodge camping grounds, just 90 minutes drive away from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Everyone who checks in at Mt Barney Lodge cannot believe that a pla...

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EKKA Getaway
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July 25, 2013 11:59 in Events by Nea

Would you rather find yourself in busy Brisbane or take advantage of the bonus show holiday to get out of town during Ekka time? Brisbane’s annual show is coming to town for the 8th to the 17th of August, with a public holiday on the Wednesday 14th.  What better time to take advantage of the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful area...

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Local High School Work Experience a Mt Barney Lodge
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July 23, 2013 13:35 in News by Nea

Hi , my name is Yannick and I have been doing work experience 1 day a week at Mt Barney Lodge for the past couple of months. I am 15 years old and am  in year 10 at Boonah state high school. In my spare time I am an active member of the australian navy cadets and we spend a lot of our time outdoors, on the water and camping. I also ...

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Mt Barney Lodge Lime and Poppy Seed Cake
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July 18, 2013 10:57 in Recipes by Nea

This deliciously moist cake is so simple – throw it all in a mixing bowl and beat with the mixer. It can be drizzled with any citrus that is in season – I have made it with any citrus in season  in the orchard at Mt Barney Lodge - mandarin, bush lemon and cumquat ...  and all require 2 serves per person!! Ingredients: For c...

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Top Walks at Mt Barney
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July 18, 2013 09:22 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

Cold clear winter nights make way for sparkling winter days in the Scenic Rim. There is no better time of year to exhume your walking shoes and head for the hills to do some of the classic walks in the Mt Barney valley. The mild weather and clear skies make winter the perfect time to “bag a peak” – and there are plenty to choose f...

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Daily weather report - Moods of Mt Barney
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July 16, 2013 11:48 in News by Nea

Daily Mt Barney weather report now on Facebook! Mt Barney is such a fascinating mountain to contemplate from anywhere at Mt Barney Lodge – be it from the elevation of a Queenslander veranda, relaxing on the hut steps, sitting in the Glamping annexe, or gathering around a campfire. The mood of Mt Barney is changed constantly by seasonal weath...

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Camping and Rock Climbing
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July 09, 2013 10:16 in Guest Testimonials and photos by Nea

Thank you very much Innes & Nea for the wonderful time we had camping and rock climbing at Mt Barney Lodge in the holidays.  It truly was one of the most awesome experiences we have done as a family.  I tried to post a couple of our photos to your facebook page but was unsuccessful.  If you would like to use any of our photos for...

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Back to School
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July 03, 2013 11:21 in Events by Nea

Plan for an “A” experience. What will your child write in their back-to-school activity “What I did on my holiday” ?? Mums and Dads have just a few days left to make the most of the return of ideal camping weather before school starts. Nothing could be easier than heading 90 minutes down the road from Brisbane to Mt Barney...

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Moringararah Homestead
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July 02, 2013 12:44 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Walking into this turn of the century farmhouse usually makes people exclaim that it is “just like my Grandmas house!!”.  A visit evokes fond childhood memories of shared family moments, home cooked meals, and lazing on the veranda in the sunshine. The colonial furniture (which even includes a piano!) is in perfect keeping with the...

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Mt Barney Lodge earns 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
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July 01, 2013 13:41 in News by Nea

Mt Barney Lodge has received a TripAdvisor®  Certificate of Excellence award.The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.  Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award...

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Eat Local Week - Wild Pizza
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June 25, 2013 13:18 in Events by Nea

The Scenic Rim Regional Council  is again organising a unique local food event in 2013 to showcase the food bowl of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The extensive program  goes for 8 days – from June 23-30, and is region-wide. There is a focus on fresh food, wine and all things grown and produced in the Scenic Rim. Mt Ba...

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Eat Local Week - Mojito recipe
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June 24, 2013 11:37 in Recipes by Nea

Lime Mojito The Lime Mojito is a favorite Mt Barney Lodge "local food". (and with the staff!) 23rd -30th June is Eat Local Week. Local foods are those that are grown within 100km of their consumption - but closer is better. All the ingredients in this recipe are sourced from the Lodge, even the crushed ice which is frozen creek water from our c...

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World Environment Day
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June 05, 2013 15:07 in Events by Nea

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme . There is now a smorgasbord of WED activities and events around Brisbane to educate and encourage personal positive environmental actions. ...

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May 03, 2013 15:07 in Newsletters by Nea

See our April 2013 Newletter Here!

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Light Painting Photography
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May 03, 2013 14:06 in News by Nea

Exploring Photography at Mount Barney.  In the last weekend of April, Boolamoola Homestead was again transformed into a high-tech photo lab for Foto Frenzy Photography Centre’s regular workshop “Exploring Photography at Mount Barney”. Participants live and breath the capture, processing and printing of their photographs o...

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World Pinhole photography day
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May 03, 2013 12:41 in News by Nea

At Mt Barney Lodge We celebrated "World Pinhole Photography Day" with the talents of Foto Frenzy Pty Ltd yesterday. Here is the the outside scenery in real time LIVE and INSIDE one of the rooms here - thanks to a small hole and a camera with slow shutter speed.  To see images and how its done, follow this link http://wotwedid.wordpress.com/2...

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May 03, 2013 11:28 in Newsletters by Nea

Read our November 2012 newsletter here

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Annual Glossy Black Cockatoo survey
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March 16, 2013 12:02 in Wildlife by Nea

The annual Glossy Black-Cockatoo survey in on Sunday May 19th. You can volunteer to survey anywhere from Noosa to Tweed - check out the website. Mt Barney Lodge is offering FREE Sunday night camping, or a bed in a hut (places are limited) to those who are experienced glossy spotters and can survey from Sunday morning.

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Recipe Stuffed Figs
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March 14, 2013 16:12 in Recipes by Nea

Figs are in season! Here is our NEW favorite fig recipe.

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March 01, 2013 13:35 in News by Nea

Don't let this happen to you! See the SES  rescue a stranded school group. When traveling in National Parks, including Mt Barney National Park,  ALWAYs check conditions and weather forecasts before adventuring into the wilderness. Here are some invaluable websites you MUST check before your leave for your trek into the bush: Bureau of...

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Innes leads Channel 7's Creek to Coast on a guided walk of the Upper and Lower Portals
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February 19, 2013 10:17 in News by Nea

Did you see Channel 7's 'Creek to Coast' on TV last week? If you missed it, click on the link below to see Innes at the Upper & Lower Portals. Warning - some images will entice you to visit!!

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We have just achieved our Advanced Ecotourism Certification (ECO IV)!!
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February 18, 2013 14:45 in News by Nea

We have just achieved our Advanced Ecotourism Certification (ECO IV)!!  Mt Barney Lodge is proud of its commitment to sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.

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February 13, 2013 15:07 in Newsletters by Nea

See our February 2013 newsletter on the title above!

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SPECIAL Australia Day weekend Activity Adventure Program
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January 22, 2013 09:56 in Events by Nea

Mt Barney Lodge will be holding a special Australia Day themed Activity Adventure Program this coming Australia Day long weekend.   Make sure you book early!               Australia Day long weekend Adventure Activity program 2013 Saturday 26th January ...

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Book Camping Online
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January 18, 2013 16:11 in News by Nea

NEWS FLASH...... You can now book camping at Mt Barney Lodge ONLINE!! 

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Lower Portals Cave Shower
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January 18, 2013 16:02 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

This is the best way to cool the family down in the Lower Portals... The boys really really enjoyed this small waterfall in the cave.

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Keep Cool!
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January 18, 2013 15:47 in General Mt Barney Lodge by Nea

Have you noticed it is record-breakingly hot today today? Look to nature to find ways to cope ... find a cool hideaway like a red-eyed tree frog, lay low like a wallaby in the shade, snooze like a Glossy Black Cockatoo at lunchtime, mist the air like a noisy circada, and sit on a rock in the creek like the dragonflies. The human race is so busy rac...

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December 03, 2012 13:35 in Newsletters by Nea

Check out our November 2012 Newsletter HERE!  

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August 10, 2012 13:30 in Newsletters by Nea

See our August 2012 newsletter HERE!

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May 17, 2012 14:58 in Newsletters by Nea

Check out our May 2012 newsletter HERE!

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