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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Protestors on Peaks
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October 11, 2011 15:39 in Events, Exploring Mt Barney Area, News by Monica

The wave is building... Protestors on Peaks has achieved its first mission - mainstream media preview coverage the main event is THIS Sunday Oct 16 We need your help to hold a banner for this unique media helicopter fly-over, to help stop coal or coal seam gas mining impacting on our lives We need a sea of banners everywhere: 5 people ar...

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June 21, 2011 12:08 in General Mt Barney Lodge, News by Monica

Dear friends of Mt Barney Lodge, Innes and I very much need your active support to protect the Mt Barney valley from a proposed industrial helicopter landing pad.   Reference: Development Application  Number: MC.Bd211/00014 Application Type: Material Change of Use - Beaudesert Planning Scheme Proposal: Industry - General (Industri...

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<a href="/Portals/MtBarney/AWA%20Flyer%20Final.pdf" target="_blank" title="A World Apart Flyer">A World Apart</a>
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February 16, 2011 15:17 in Events, Exploring Mt Barney Area, General Mt Barney Lodge, News by Monica

Yes, it's that time of year again to get together with family and freinds and bring them to the beautiful Mt Barney to discover the hidden tastes Mt Barney Lodge has to offer. For those who visit 3 of the 5 destinations on the list, we are offering the chance to win over $600 in prizes. Just think, your next trip to Mt Barney could be free! Visi...

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Queensland Tourism Awards 2010
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November 25, 2010 12:59 in General Mt Barney Lodge, News by Monica

Mt Barney Lodge have received a finalist award from the Queensland Tourism Awards for another year! Well done to Innes and Tracey for all your terrific work!

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***Mt Barney Lodge Competition***
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October 01, 2010 14:35 in General Mt Barney Lodge, News by Monica

Want your chance to WIN a voucher valued up to $200, which you can spend on any accommodation or adventure activies (or both!) at Mt Barney Lodge? Here is your chance! Follow the below link for more information on how to WIN! MT BARNEY LODGE COMPETITION

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Michael Snedic will be attending Birdweek at Mt Barney Lodge 2010
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July 13, 2010 11:19 in Events, News by Monica

Michael Snedic is one of Australia’s most accomplished nature/wildlife photographers, with a special interest in native birds. His photos have been published in numerous publications and he is a regular feature writer on nature photography for different magazines which include Australian Photography, Wildlife Australia, and Wingspan (Birds Au...

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Helicopter Rescue
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February 04, 2010 08:15 in News by Monica

Its not every day you get to see a helicopter wreckage being transferred from the top of a mountain to the back of a truck! On the 28th of January, 3 men from the ‘Chopperline Flight Training Company’ were involved in an unfortunate crash landing of a helicopter on Mt Barney. Don’t worry- the 3 men walked away uninjured! The wr...

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