2017 November 18-19 Xmas
19-06-2017, 04:45 PM, (This post was last modified: 19-06-2017, 06:10 PM by daggy.)
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2017 November 18-19 Xmas
At the June meeting we had a quick discussion relating to when and where to have this year's Xmas break up.

Friends of mine own and run Aloomba Lavender at Liston in New South Wales just outside of Stanthorpe.  At the meeting I did say that the cost was $15 per adult and $5 per child.  I have just had this verified as $15 per site (2 persons) and $5 per site.  All level camp sites.  We will be able to camp in a separate area (by ourselves) away from other campers.  Still the same distance from the showers and toilets.  Firewood supplied at no extra charge, as it is for all campers.  

A little bit about Aloomba Lavender, it is run by Peter and Tere Bonner.  Tere was the home economics teacher at the local high school and now makes the best scones.  Devonshire tea or coffee is well worth it.  There are about 6 acres of lavender which hopefully should be in flower in later November, only the weather knows.

More here http://www.aloombalavender.com.au/

The area is easily accessed from the Mount Lindsay Highway and is sealed road all the way in from Stanthorpe, so if towing a van or driving a two wheel drive vehicle there is no problem.  

Some have asked about the possibility of a wine tour.  I have spoken with a local tourist company, pick up and drop off at Aloomba, starts about 9.30am until 4.00pm, includes lunch at a brewery and then a number of stops at the local wineries.  Cost is around $100 each, depending on numbers we could have the bus to ourselves.

I have made a tentative booking for the 18th and 19th.

I am currently looking into some other options to the winery tour.  Undercliffe Falls is a short drive where there are some waterholes that are good for a swim.

Further discussion at the AGM in August.  Any questions, ask me and I'll try and answer.
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13-07-2017, 08:12 PM,
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RE: 2017 November 18-19 Xmas
Bump.  For any other suggestions.
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13-07-2017, 11:02 PM,
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RE: 2017 November 18-19 Xmas
I put up my vote for this option. It sounds like a beautiful place and the surrounding areas certainly offer plenty to see, do and experience.
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Kris
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26-07-2017, 10:02 PM,
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RE: 2017 November 18-19 Xmas
(13-07-2017, 11:02 PM)White Bush Pig Wrote: I put up my vote for this option. It sounds like a beautiful place and the surrounding areas certainly offer plenty to see, do and experience.

Hi is there any water for swimming on ot near the property?
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27-07-2017, 07:40 AM,
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RE: 2017 November 18-19 Xmas
Nundubbramere Falls are about 10-15 minutes away. There are dams on the property, will check whether you would want to swim in them. Will check on other options.

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29-07-2017, 06:09 PM,
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RE: 2017 November 18-19 Xmas
Apologies disregard Nundubbramere and substitute Undercliffe Falls.  There are other places within a short drive for a swim.  If you really wanted, that is if you really needed you could swim in the stock dams, but do you know what the stock do in their dams????
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12-08-2017, 08:49 AM,
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RE: 2017 November 18-19 Xmas
Had a chat with my mate Tim from Aloomba Lavender, last night.  If needed we can loan his BBQ and pizza oven.  His brother Martin is keen to take us for a drive around the property, something around 3000-4000 acres.  There is a hidden waterfall, good for swimming, depending on whether there has been recent rainfall.  For those that are interested there are some feral bunnies.
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01-09-2017, 03:20 PM,
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RE: 2017 November 18-19 Xmas
(12-08-2017, 08:49 AM)daggy Wrote: Had a chat with my mate Tim from Aloomba Lavender, last night.  If needed we can loan his BBQ and pizza oven.  His brother Martin is keen to take us for a drive around the property, something around 3000-4000 acres.  There is a hidden waterfall, good for swimming, depending on whether there has been recent rainfall.  For those that are interested there are some feral bunnies.

Sounds good, looking forward to it.

Cheers
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Steve (Weathermen)

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