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Eco retreats for an Aussie wilderness experience

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If you enjoy the concept of investing a couple of nights in the middle of the Australian wilderness, these eco retreats are ensured to obtain you deep into nature.

By Ashlea Wheeler

Discard your innovation, folks, as you will not require it here. For any sensations of tension, we recommend a big dosage of the Australian wilderness. A couple of nights in among these eco retreats will have you sleeping under stellar southern skies and paying attention to the bird calls of cockatoos and kookaburras each early morning. Immersing yourself in nature is really the ideal method to feel renewed and unwinded.

Environment Noosa, Queensland

Environment Noosa, QLD © Tourism Australia

Environment Noosa, Queensland

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  • 3 Course for Horse 9 September, 2018
    Our great mate Grant Hopwood has just recently been diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer. This terrible disease is causing an incredible strain both emotionally and financially on his young family. As a well respected member of the MBC, and revered opponent in the Victorian Bowls Community for 32 years, MBC are hosting a fundraiser on September 27 (night before AFL public holiday Friday), to raise funds to assist Grant and his Family and really hope that you can join us. Tickets are $80.oo each, which includes a 3 course meal and a $45.00 contribution to Hoppy. There will be a tribute to Hoppy on the night as well as live auctions, raffles and games. Book your place via the LINK below. Those of you that can’t attend, but still want to donate, can also use the link below..

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  • Helensvale 5 a side —– MAGNIFICENT RESULT!!!!! 6 September, 2018
    With 2 games to go Shane Fordham,  Curtis Hanley,  Bryce Young,  Dane McKinnon and Matty Ellul were sitting in third having had enormous results in rounds 9 & 10. The last 2 games were big ones. Playing the teams immediately below them. The result was a draw and a loss then 2 wins in the last round. Finally so close to the top 4. Missed the playoffs by by 1 point. Picked up 6th place prize money. Fantastic effort. Shows the quality of their bowling when you see the calibre of the other 19 sides. Absolutely brilliant, well done guys! The club is proud of you. Singles: Shane Fordham Fours: Curtis Hanley,  Bryce Young,  Dane McKinnon,  Matty Ellul Pairs: Bryce Young,  Dane McKinnon Triples: Curtis Hanley,  Shane Fordham,  Matty Ellul Even numbered rounds played singles & fours and odd rounds played pairs & triples. The Melbourne 2018 Helensvale 5 a Side team Dane McKinnon,  Bryce Young,  Shane Fordham,  Curtis Hanley and Matty Ellul  
  • 3 Course for Horse 5 September, 2018
  • Notify your practice match availability NOW!! 24 August, 2018
    Make the selectors job easier put your name on the weekly lists at the club or filling in the form below. Make yourself VISIBLE to the selector show up to the practice games.
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  • Breaking News 14 August, 2018
    We are very pleased to announce that current Jackaroo  Barrie Lester is back at our  great club wearing  the mighty red and blue again.
    In his bowling career Barrie has amassed 380 games for Victoria, played in 2 Commonwealth  Games and has a long list of achievements as long as Chapel Street including multiple state titles.
    We’re excited to see Barrie work his magic on the greens and also around the club. He will be working driving the club’s Public Relations and Marketing strategy and we look froward to him help thrust the Melbourne Bowling Club forward to even a brighter future. Welcome aboard Baz. Go Dee’s
  • Club history comes home to the M.B.C. 21 June, 2018
    Another item of club history comes home
    The Great Great grandson  David Canterford of one of the clubs founding fathers  George Lewis visited the club recently and presented us with a  silver cradle for a bowl that was originally presented to George Lewis in 1871 by members of the club for service as club secretary. George and his son Edward who was club champion 6 times and served on RVBA committees as a selector amongst other tasks have a number of items in the trophy cabinet linked to them. A silver cake tray was also given to the club by David.  This was presented to George by the club to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary.  The board thanks David for presenting us with  items that go all the way back to the founding of the club. It is truly appreciated.
  • Mikey Xxi True Colours 17 June, 2018
    Melbourne member and street artist Mikey (acca MikeyXxi) who along with Wade (acca Lucks) painted the water tank, currently has an exhibition “Mikey Xxi True Colours” at Bromley & Co around the corner in Chapel Street Windsor. Well worth seeing.

Who is the Melbourne Bowling Club

The Melbourne Bowling Club is more than just a bowling club it is a social club! It is arguably one of the most successful bowls clubs in the Metropolitan region with six premierships and seven runners up titles since 2000 in the Premier Division competition along with three State champion titles. Not interested in bowling become a social member and enjoy the benefits of a relaxed friendly environment and members prices. It is becoming the gathering place for Windsor locals who like to have a quite break from the hurley burly of Chapel Street. A place to drop in during the week after work before heading off down the C street. Alternatively looking to have a function that is number one for breaking that awkward silence when acquaintances or work colleagues meet for the first time at a social occasion then barefoot bowls is for you!

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As soon as a camping area for tourists trying to find a weekend in nature, has had an overhaul and now uses visitors an eco glamping experience like no other. The 65-acre website has 500 metres (546 backyards) of riverfront along the Noosa River, and lies inside the beautiful Great Sandy National Park. A stay here will enable you to view the resident eastern grey kangaroos romp around the premises, and if you’re feeling a bit more daring, there are canoes and offered for visitors to take pleasure in on the attractive river. An eco cruise through the Noosa Everglades is likewise bookable through the resort.

Exactly what you have to understand: Habitat Noosa lies 25 minutes drive north of in Queensland, or 50 minutes drive from Sunshine Coast Airport. Couples can remain in a wilderness camping tent for a cosy experience, or households can schedule a little cabin with bunk beds.

Woman Elliot Island, Queensland

Girl Elliot Island Eco Resort, QLD © Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Woman Elliot Island Eco Resort, Queensland

Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Western Australia

Glamping Tent at Ramada Eco Beach Resort, WA © Ramada Eco Beach Resort

Glamping Tent at Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Western Australia

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For a real wilderness nature experience, it does not get far better than this. The Ultimate Overnighter bundle from (which is run by Matt Wright, otherwise called the) takes you by means of seaplane to a remote experience camp in. The experience is action-packed, with an airboat trip, a picturesque helicopter flight, and a billabong cruise consisted of in your over night trip. On arrival, you’ll exist with an elegant safari camping tent and outside shower, followed by a premium Aussie barbecue on a raised dining deck and a cosy fire pit to relax while the sun sets over the Finniss River Floodplains.

Exactly what you have to understand: Ramada Eco Beach Resort is a 1.5 hour drive south of, which is accessible by direct flight from Perth, Melbourne, or Sydney. Travel in the dry season in between May and October to capture the very best weather condition.

It’s simple to seem like a modern-day castaway on, a remote location on the. For visitors desiring a genuine wildlife experience, Lady Elliot Island uses visitors the possibility to swim with wild manta rays and see turtle hatchlings make their method to the sea (in between February and May). The island’s unwinded has lodgings varying from glamping camping tents to eco cabins, and any over night stay features the chance to experience genuinely amazing sundowns over the ocean. Regardless of the resort’s modern-day look, you’ll discover no tv or telephones in the spaces here– the resort motivates you to get in touch with your environments rather.

Wilderness Adventure Camp, Northern Territory

Wilderness Adventure Camp, The Ultimate Overnighter plan from Outback Floatplanes, NT © Outback Floatplanes

Wilderness Adventure Camp by Outback Floatplanes, Northern Territory

This eco retreat, which rests on the border of the far from civilisation, shows that sustainable travel can be really elegant. The lodgings at variety from roomy glamping camping tents with power outlets and ensuites to high-end eco vacation homes with a/c and a complete cooking area. Slow-paced activities like yoga, kayaking or paddleboarding are readily available to keep you inhabited throughout the day, or you can decide to not do anything however sip mixed drinks by the neglecting the Indian Ocean. If you’re fortunate, you may find whales moving along the coast in between July and October.

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Exactly what you have to understand: Outback Adventure Camp consists of hotel pickup from. There are 2-3 departures weekly in between June and August. Double or single tenancy is readily available at the camp.

Exactly what you have to understand: Lady Elliot Island is accessible just by picturesque flight from Brisbane, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, or Gold Coast airports. can be arranged through the resort in conjunction with your lodging reservation.

Sal Salis, Western Australia

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, WA © KIRKLAND

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

The island’s unwinded has lodgings varying from glamping camping tents to eco cabins, and any over night stay comes with the chance to experience really magnificent sundowns over the ocean. The lodgings at variety from large glamping camping tents with power outlets and ensuites to high-end eco vacation homes with air conditioning and a complete kitchen area.

If you’re preparing a journey to, then you ought to certainly include this impressive eco lodging in your schedule. is among Australia’s many special. This beachside safari camp is so near to the ocean that you can march the door and begin snorkelling straight off the beach. Concealed in the dune of Cape Range National Park, the retreat uses comfy remain in 16 semi-permanent glamping camping tents consisting of an ensuite restroom and handmade wood bed. Consisted of in the rates are three-course meals served at long, communal tables under a stellar wilderness sky.

Exactly what you have to understand: Sal Salis has to do with an hour drive along the coast from the town of Exmouth on Western Australia’s. There are direct flights to Exmouth from Perth.

A couple of nights in one of these eco retreats will have you sleeping under stellar southern skies and listening to the bird calls of cockatoos and kookaburras each early morning. When a camping area for visitors looking for a weekend in nature, has had an overhaul and now uses visitors an eco glamping experience like no other. An eco cruise through the Noosa Everglades is likewise bookable through the resort.