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Bestbrook Farm Provides Step Back In Time in Maryvale
Bestbrook Mountain Resort is located in South-East Queensland in the small town of Maryvale, approximately 90 minutes from Brisbane. The resort offers traditional Australian farm-stay holiday experiences for couples, families, school camps, bus tours, conferences, corporate functions and weddings. There are several accommodation options, which include self-contained rustic cabins, backpacker village bunkhouse, tents for bush camping, camper trailers and caravans.
Photo courtesy of Bestbrook Mountain Resort, Website
Each year, Bestbrook Mountain Resort open their doors to the public for the Maryvale History & Heritage Weekend giving visitors an opportunity to see how things were done in the days of old. This year's event is set down for Saturday 29th September 2018.
The morning will kick off with a Bush Poet's Breakfast, where people have the opportunity to share their story in verse. It is not a competition, rather a chance to have a go while being supported by listeners and other would-be poets. For anyone wanting breakfast, this can be purchased in The Coachhouse Restaurant from 7.00am.
Photo courtesy of Maryvale History & Heritage Weekend
Following on from breakfast, the day will be full of demonstrations from the past. Rohan from Gleneden Family Farm will be showing you tricks of the trade in the art of blacksmithing and whip making, while Cyril will be spinning a yarn and making butter, billy tea and damper. Bruce will be displaying his horsemanship skills on a young horse and Mike will reveal how easy it is to shoe a horse. Mike will also present you with skills for shearing sheep.
The Maryvale Progress Association has assembled a display board featuring the original land sale from 1911 along with old photographs of the town and railway station. There are plenty of things to see as you wander around the property from feeding farm animals and milking cows to horse and wagon rides and pondering over how the old machinery was used.
Ray's Treasures, photo courtesy of Bestbrook Mountain Resort, Website