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Farm Work!

sunny 30 °C

Found a new place to try for farm work, however was in Emerald which is in Queensland so flew up there and realised that the hostel was actually a tin shed. amazes me that some people put up with that!

We quickly decided to exit Emerald ASAP and got flight to Brisbane. Once at Brisbane decided to stay there few days. Stayed in hostel in CBD as we did last time in Brisbane. love Brisbane so can't say minded staying there for while!

Got a bus that Costed $5.20 (about 3ish pounds) to My Coot-tha lookout which took bout 30 mins from Brisbane city. The view looked fantastic. Decided to walk down the "summit track" which leads to Botantic Gardens. The track was a rainforest walk ... whilst walking found some ants that were on steriods i swear and had green heads! Once got to Botantic Gardens had look round at different plants etc before heading back to city.

Went to street beach in evening, on way temp was 24 degrees and it was 8.30pm.

Got a Greyhound bus to Noosa where a friend from Stanthorpe apple picking is currently situated. Was cool to catch up and spent the day at Noosa main beach!
Bought a car Hyundai Excel. apparently a popular car out here. Farm work season starting to pick up so drove for 7 hours north of Melbourne to just outside Mildura called Red Cliffs. Hostel seems cool, girls in dorm are alright. even got a tv room outside dorm room with xbox 360 attached. very cool.

Mildura is in Victoria and is 20 minute drive from New South Wales. Went over the border to NSW to Gol Gol where there is James King Park which has a view over the Murray River.

Went to Red Cliff lookout which is only 10 minute drive from hostel and shows the red cliffs next to the Murray river, again nature is just so beautiful. whilst here it was 34 degrees and 5pm!

Took a trip to Wentworth which is in NSW. The town has a river junction between the Murray river and the Darling river. Was pretty and can see how the different colour rivers connect. Also went to Wentworth old goal which was very small compared to other prisons looked round. Lastly went to Perry sand hills which we climbed which finished the day off nicely.

Went to Hattah Kulkyna national park where saw wild kangaroos no further then few metres from the walkway. this was really cool.

Got told Monday night that starting work on Tuesday morning. The farm is over the border into New South Wales, in place called Dareton. The work we have been given is to pack Mulberries. Our hands are stained with mulberry juice already. Not sure how long this job goes on for, guess as long as fruit needs packing. The hostel we are staying at sorts the farm work out for you as it is a working hostel so hopefully should find us work after this job finishes.

Posted by chelle323 17:14 Archived in Australia

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It sounds like you are having the experience of a lifetime and I am very envious! The weather in Lincoln is cold, dreary and depressing!!

by Susy

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