Sunday, May 27, 2012

A WORLD APART (Mount Barney)

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim
26-27 May 2012
Ambassadors are here today
Absolutely gorgeous place 1.5hours drive from Brisbane CBD

Check out these two border collies making out

Scenic Rim is actually a group of forested mountain ranges of the Great Dividing Range
straddling the border between south-east QLD and north-eastern NSW
Today we're visiting Mount Barney

We were welcomed by complimentary coffee and tea
at our first stop Mount Barney Lodge

Kylie enjoys a nice UV-exposure

Chicken Skewers in Lemon Myrtle BBQ
amongst other tasty treats such as Lemon Merinque Pie etc

Hussain (Saudi Arabia), Kylie (Australia), James (Singapore), Marjorie (USA) and myself (Singapore)
enjoying a little tea party

Fresh Lemon that you can't buy in stores

Imogen showing off some of her mum's great works
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Free Bushtucker Tour

Learning more about native plants and delicious recipes

Lemon that adapted to the OZ climate
we call them Bush Lemon

Sweet old couple who joined the tour with us

Macadamia Nut

Guillaume (France) at the ecolodge
Prices as low as $35 per room night!

Shao (Malaysia) and Claire (China) sharing a photo moment

Autumn at its best

Silly cows

Our next stop
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

Chillin' by the lake just enjoying the beautiful climate and fresh air

The main crop is Petite Verdot

Lovely wine selection at affordable prices

Free Wine tasting

Next stop
Thistledown Country Retreat

Beautiful old house

Traditional High Tea in the enchanting garden

Enjoy a game of Croquet
(or pretend to be Thor)

Little Chapel on the hill

Next stop
Rathdowney Alpaca Farm

Nom nom nom..

Elsa (Indonesia), Malli (Germany) and Yiki (Hongkong) 
having a fulfilling time learning about Alpacas

Claire and the Black Llama

Next stop
Classi di Cucina Italiana

Wesley (Taiwan) enjoying a free Nutella Gelato

Baby Alpaca drinking from a milk bottle

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Pare Xavier (Philippines) taking a funny shot of Guillaume

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