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Baralaba Things to Do

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    by BerniShand Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Myella covers 2600 acres and is 120km SW of Rockhamptom

    transfers from and to Rockhampton are at 6.30am and 6.30pm respectively

    a 3 day / 2 night stay costs $250, every extra day add $75, prices include everything, no hidden extras for riding, motorcycles etc

    check out the Myella website for more information

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    sunset ride

    by BerniShand Written Dec 11, 2004

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    Motorbikes are used for rounding up horses and cattle, if you have never ridden one before you can learn here, or if you are a scardey cat on two wheels [like me] you can learn to ride a quad bike. The motorbikes are actually easier to ride across the rough ground than the quad bikes, going out to bring in the horses the motorbikes flew over a particularly high lump, whereas l ended up balanced on the top of it and had to get off to push the bike down...... coming back was worse, l thought that increasing speed would help me fly over, which it did, unfortunately into a barbed wire fence, luckyly without bodily injury.........it just dented my pride

    the bikes are available for you to go to the best place on the ranch to see the sunset, dont miss it !

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    • Farm Stay
    • Horse Riding
    • Motorcycle

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    the morning ride

    by BerniShand Written Dec 8, 2004

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    it was wonderful to ride out as early as possible in the morning, it was quiet and peaceful, and there were kangaroos bouncing lazily about in the paddocks, we didnt manage to make it rain here untill our last day, and we had clear blue skies for the morning rides
    my husband has wanted for years to ride a horse, he wasnt disappointed, in fact he was soon learning to trot and gallop

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    • Backpacking
    • Farm Stay
    • Horse Riding

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Baralaba Restaurants

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    Peter cooking

    by BerniShand Updated Dec 11, 2004

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    Breakfast is help yourself.........toast is cooked on the campfire, it tastes wonderful, and here are cerials with the milk from the cow in the pasture, eat as little or as much as you like

    Lunch and dinner are also self service, there is always plenty of choice and enough to eat for the heartiest of appetites

    the shady dining area with its long tables makes meal times a great communal time, especially at dinner when Peter opens bottles of his home brew beer

    be aware that Myella is a cattle farm, while vegetarians wont go hungry, meat is served at lunch and dinner

    Favorite Dish: my favourite dish was Peters pumpkin soup, cooked on the camp fire, with chunks of Damper to dip in it

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    • Farm Stay
    • Motorcycle
    • Horse Riding

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Baralaba Nightlife

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    the stars will be out soon

    by BerniShand Written Jan 4, 2005

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    there is no sodium glow from streetlights here, just acres and acres of pitch black sky at night, sprinkled with stars

    we were treated one night to an exceptionally clear sky, Peter pointed out the constellations and the clouds of stars in the Milky Way, l have never seen a sky like it, we dont see so many stars in the Northern Hemisphere, it was a perfect way to end a day

    but when you visit dont lay there gazing at the stars for too long..........you have to be up early for the morning ride

    Dress Code: long sleeves and trousers will keep the mosquitos at bay

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Baralaba Shopping

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    not for sale

    by BerniShand Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    not likely haha

    soft drinks are available to buy, they are in the fridge in the dining area
    tea, coffee and chilled water are free

    you can buy disposable cameras, in case you run out of film, and other things you may need unexpectedly

    What to buy: we bought the Myella Cookbook [ $3 ] so that we can try to make Peters pumpkin soup, though it wont taste as good as when its been cooked over the campfire

    What to pay: payment for drinks, chrisps, chocolate is made by putting your money in the jar provided, dont abuse the honour system

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Baralaba What to Pack

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    bring your swimsuit

    by BerniShand Written Jan 4, 2005

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: insect repellant is a good idea, though we found it attracted them rather than repelled them,
    sunblock is available for guests to use

    Photo Equipment: dont forget your camera ! but if you do, or if you run out of film disposable cameras are available to buy

    Miscellaneous: farm clothing is all supplied, as are riding boots, so you dont need to worry about wether your own clothes are suitable for farm work and riding

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