Australia Day long weekend at Rangemore Estate Winery 2010

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We spent the weekend (more to the point 5 days ) with family and friends at Rangemore Estate Winery.

This has to be one of the most layed back and relaxing destinations in South East Queensland.

Our Host Dave Allen provided us with not only accommodation in the form of a powered camping site at a very reasonable cost but also a friendly and homely atmosphere ensuring our stay was a great experience. Rangemore wines are superb and Dave grows meat goats and from them produces the most superb pies and sausages. This is not the limit to his culinary skills,the menu is very good.

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We arrived on Friday of the Australia day weekend in our caravan intending to stay only for the weekend then off home. We ended up staying until the following Wednesday and only then dragging ourselves away with a freezer full of goat curry pies, sausages and two cases of wines:-/

We had family and friends organised to stay with us in their own vans to celebrate the holiday. The festivities commenced with a meal cooked by Dave of goat pies with chips for those game enough to try. and a goat curry. As we had experienced the delights of his pies before there was no choice for us it had ta be the goat. I cooked a BBQ on the veranda for those not so adventurous.

Some of the view from the veranda.

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What a wonderful meal complemented by Dave’s great wines. If you want 5 star stay away. If you want good wholesome Aussie hospitality,great food with great wines you have to try this place. Dave also has B&B accommodation in an old Queenslander and two double bed units all beautifully presented.

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Their are some great day trips to be done from here including the Palm National park near Cooyah with its swinging bridge and great cafe and pub, Muntapa tunnel, Bunya Mountains National Park and lots more to see. The night sky here is unbelievable with no town lights to interfere the sky is a picture of stars planets and satellites. So if the camp fire is not too bright the view is superb.

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We thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone but allow more than a weekend if you can.

Mavis and Rod.