Gordon Country Events – what’s been happening and what’s coming?
Welcome to our page which carries updates and general information from your home away from home and we hope you’ve enjoyed looking through the various pages on our website. So here we are in Winter, snuggling into our doona nights! We assure you no matter what the season that it is our goal to constantly improve the property as part of our ongoing commitment to making Gordon Country the best that it can be. Our attention is on to improving fencing, 4WD areas and also play areas. Our guest kitchen facility has been upgraded to include a refrigerator, stove, hot water, pit fire, tables and chairs which we really hope you enjoy. The cabins are being constantly improved as well and we’re currently in the process of adding a toilet and shower to each one, extra amenities wow!
A big ‘thank you’ to all our wonderful guests who joined us across Easter, all of the school holidays and Labor Day long weekend. Easter was stunning weather & a great time was had by adults and kids alike. Needless to say the year is progressing quickly and Winter is now here with it’s crisp cool days and cuddly nights! We love the misty mountains in Winter and how everything seems to be resting..
* Our Photo Competition was a great success and a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all of our guests who sent in their entries. Not only did we see a reflection of how Gordon Country is experienced, but also stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and how the kids ‘express’ themselves while at Gordon Country. We had four sections – Scenery; Through the eyes of Kids; Campfires & Action/Adventure. The winning images have been added below and can also be seen on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/brilliantbushadventures. All entries sent in are also featured on our dedicated page ‘ Photo Competition 2017’.
Calling all Brass Monkeys to Jumpers and Jazz!
Join us from 21-31 July 2017 for this wonderful festival that has evolved from a fledgling country idea to a ‘must go to’ on the regional calendar. Jumpers and Jazz is Queensland’s quirkiest festival with a range of events, spectacular jazz bands, street artists galore and provides an opportunity for us to dress up our trees and business frontages in little jumpers, scarves and nic-nacs not only hand-made but made especially for this event…..what great artisans we have! See the streets of Warwick and surrounds come alive during Jumpers and Jazz! A full program can be viewed at http://www.jumpersandjazz.com/
2016 WARWICK Rodeo Queen Ashleigh Grant was joined late last year by her national and international counterparts as the annual Warwick Rodeo rolled around. Miss Rodeo Canada Samantha Stokes, Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck and Miss Rodeo Australia Katy Scott enjoyed a week of events and activities, including a very special visit to Gordon Country for lunch and a tour of our scenic property.
They also spent a couple of days on the Sunshine Coast with Ashleigh before travelling to Proserpine where they cruised the reef and the Whitsundays and had cocktails with the Premier. The girls said later their day at GC had been a real highlight of their tour!
Some great images of them here on the Sunshine Coast, with our Sam in front of our functions centre ‘Rivergums Barn’ and at Sylvesters Lookout on the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park at the top of Goomburra Valley.
It seems awhile ago now but our New Year’s Gala Ball was a great success with sincere thanks to those involved in its organisation and running. There were so many generous people and businesses who donated prizes for our raffles, we couldn’t have done it without you!
What made it so worthwhile was that it was all to raise funds for a very worthwhile organisation called Tie up the Black Dog which supports folks living in the bush dealing with depression or mental health issues. We were able to raise $8000 on the night with entry, raffles and donations so a really great result.
Our new Retreat Cabins and Camping Areas
Our most exciting news for awhile is our recent acquisition of extra camping grounds and modern self-contained cabins along the Valley toward the Heritage listed Main Range National Park. If you’re an established Gordon Country guest then you’ll love the new options – and if you’re looking to see if we’re a fit for your authentic Australian bush getaway, then please read on.
Belonging to the Gordon Family many years ago was a parcel of land further up the Goomburra Valley recently known as ‘Goomburra Forest Retreat’. We’ve been fortunate in securing back this property to incorporate into the Gordon Country name and we can now offer a greater and more diverse selection of camping sites as well as cabin accommodation.
Among this fabulous new accommodation, is a large ‘Homestead’ being a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom spacious residence with 2 lounges, dining room and modern kitchen. There are 2 Studio cabins fully self-contained and powered, with another 1 bedroom cabin also self-contained and powered. These residences all have internal bathrooms with linen supplied and furnished beautifully. So if you’re looking for that bush getaway but still want your home comforts, these will be perfect for you. Our new campsites along Dalrymple Creek are plentiful and simply stunning being serviced by a modern solar powered shower and toilet block centrally located.
All residences have verandahs with large doors and windows, featuring their own spectacular outlook onto the bush land and mountains. How perfect for the getaway that has you rushing to put your phone in the drawer for a weekend or week (no mobile reception)? See yourself saying ‘goodbye’ to emails, iPads, iPods and all the things that distract you from being centred and pursuing a balanced lifestyle. We really want to offer our guests a multi-layered experience that includes outdoor experiences (perfect whether you’re alone or with friends or family) as well as contemplative time out by the creek or sitting on your verandah. All of this supported by the incomparable night skies and peace and quiet of the Valley!
So please take a look at our dedicated website page titled ‘Gordon Country Retreat’ situated under the Accommodation tab on the home page – https://www.gordoncountry.com.au/accommodation/welcome-gordon-country-retreat/- We have great plans for our RETREAT area in the future and look forward to sharing them with you before too long – in the meantime, they are available to book and we think you’ll love our new additions!
Big & beautiful, ‘Rivergums Barn’ is ready for your wedding, function or special event!
The big build has been worth the wait on our ‘country-size’ barn and really, there’s only one way in the country and that’s big! Unique in South East Queensland, it’s an amazing venue designed to perfection for your WEDDING, CORPORATE or FAMILY function. Set in the ‘Banshee’ surrounded by picturesque trees and open grassed areas, ‘Rivergums Barn’ has now hosted many weddings and functions large and small with great success. The sky is definitely the limit with your important celebration whether cosy or corporate! Please consider Gordon Country as your preferred option and enjoy our tailored packages designed to suit your style and guest numbers. BYO everything or BYO nothing – consider how easy it can be and how relaxing to have accommodation included in your package, a definite plus for you and your special guests! Inspections are invited by appointed. Take a look at Gordon Country Weddings on Facebook and call Sarah for more information… https://www.facebook.com/Gordon-Country-Weddings-1456690354588545/?fref=ts It’s Australian Bush Hospitality at it’s Best and so affordable……
TV ALERT! Queensland Weekender featured Gordon Country in a segment offering a great insight into our beautiful bush, mountain and creek environment. The segment highlighted the range of experiences adults can enjoy as well as the kids and of course, the valued pets. Here’s the address for your browser so take a look – could be your perfect getaway! http://www.queenslandweekender.com.au/exploring-gordon-country-on-horseback/
AND WHILE WE’RE HERE- A big thank you to all our fabulous guests who joined us throughout 2016 and so far this year, for your consideration to our property and environment. It is an ongoing and relentless job to maintain and improve what is a very large area with a lot of roads, tracks and water areas. Your support means a great deal in terms of preserving Gordon Country for future generations so that they can enjoy the same experiences available to you now. We’ve had great crowds over all the long weekends and across the school holidays last year and this year so far and from all reports everyone has had a fantastic time! The kids were out in force doing the things they love as well – on their bikes, fishing, yabbying, playing ball games and chasing their dogs. Rain or shine, they just know how to have fun.
Please find our new Facebook page with the URL – https://www.facebook.com/brilliantbushadventures and give us a ‘Like’! Our older Facebook page is no longer managed as unfortunately we cannot access it due to quick and curious changes by the Facebook Team!
The RUBBER DUCKS and our FAMOUS DUCK DERBYS! What a hit with the kids and older kids alike and thank you to those guests who’ve sent in photos last year and this year which we’ll add to our website Gallery of guest memories. We’ve added a few to this page as well, with thanks to the contributors.
Swimming – our crystal clear creeks are so inviting in the hot summer weather
Yabbying and fishing in the creeks and dams. Kids its great fun to catch these creek morsels and they’re great to eat!
Bike riding through our fantastic flat areas and numerous trails (non motorised)
Kite flying (yay, bring your most amazing kite)
Goomburra Duck Derby – a premium event…. You’ll need a rubber duck with times advertised on the Website, Facebook and at the office. What a lot of fun that’ll be!
Bat and Ball Games …. huge amount of these
Creek Spotlighting at night…. if you haven’t done it you just can’t imagine how much fun it is
Mountain Bike trail riding.. (non motorized), through the Great Dividing Range
Rainforest Walks…. just like the Daintree – spectacluar, organic and changing all the time
Campfire crooning… a favourite option so bring your guitar
Reading… yes, who can beat a good book
PONY RIDING for the kids – EASTER TREAT (by arrangement)
CURRENT Gordon Country Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/brilliantbushadventures
Please give us a call on 07 46666179 or email us on email@example.com for information or to enquire about booking.