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Great bloke, inspirational story and wonderful wildlife

We really enjoyed our time with Kevin. He was really considerate of our needs and justifiably proud... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Peter K
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Trials and Tribulations of life on a station

This tour of Woolabra Station was the highlight of our visit to the Charleville region. Kevin, our... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
RfamilyOnTheRoad
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Nambucca Heads, Australia
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21 Jul 2016
“Great bloke, inspirational story and wonderful wildlife”
20 Jul 2016
“Trials and Tribulations of life on a station”
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We really enjoyed our time with Kevin. He was really considerate of our needs and justifiably proud of what he and his family have achieved despite daunting odds against. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone travelling through the area. Gives a city slicker...More

1  Thank Peter K
Visitor Centre C, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Hi Peter K Kevin was pleased that you were able to get an understanding of life in the bush and enjoyed the tour. Hope you were able to take some good pics. Mel

Reviewed 21 July 2016

This tour of Woolabra Station was the highlight of our visit to the Charleville region. Kevin, our host, gave us a fabulous insight into the highs and lows of making a sheep and cropping station viable, including the devastating impact of droughts and floods plus...More

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Visitor Centre C, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Hi RfamilyOnTheRoad Life on the land sure has its highs and lows but many more highs than lows. Pleased that you enjoyed your time at Woolabra with Kevin. Appreciate you taking the time to review the tour. Mel

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A very informative and enjoyable tour essential for city dwellers like us to get an idea of the hardships of life on the land. Kevin was a very hospitable and informative host who kept us entertained with tales of his family's struggles with drought, floods,...More

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Visitor Centre C, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Hi there, There is nothing like talking to locals to grasp what life on the land in our area is like. Delighted you were able to see the wildlife. Thank you for your review. Mel

Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great tour; highly recommended. Nice afternoon tea provided & such fascinating history; I hope Kevin writes a book of his memoirs. Very dry, so not much bird life, but enough to be interesting.More

Thank Tricia A
Info-Cosmos, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Hi Tricia A So pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Kevin. His passion for life on the land allows him to inform people from cities and elsewhere of the many highs (and some lows) that come with the delight of living in the west....More

Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great 3 hours spent with Kevin from Woolabra Station. This is a tour not only about the birds but about the battles the man and woman on the land endures to keep their livelihood. Although the area is in drought we did see the brolgas,...More

Thank Elizabeth k
Info-Cosmos, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Hi Elizabeth k Kevin is so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Woolabra. The story he tells relates to so many in Western Queensland. Mel.

Reviewed 26 March 2016

Quite by accident we fell across this tour run by a man who left Swan Hill in Victoria to try farming in northern Australia. I've always understood that farming is a hard life and Kevin's story of 35 years on Woolabra does nothing to change...More

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Info-Cosmos, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Hi Robyn So sorry not to have responded to your thoughtful review. You certainly gained much information from such a short time spent with Kevin. As well as trials there have been so many gains as well. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2015

Even if you know little about farming, this tour is exceptional. Apart from the abundant wildlife such as the brolgas, bustards and emus, Kevin tells his story of desperate times and good times. He tells of his families struggles and shear hard work as they...More

1  Thank Chris B
Info-Cosmos, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2015

Hi Chris B Sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your review. It is quite special for Kevin to be able to show visitors to our area what happens on some stations in the outback and it is lovely that you took the time...More

Reviewed 12 August 2015

This delightful couple took us on a guided tour of their property, telling of the hardships they have overcome in this tough environment. Despite drought and floods, Kevin has plodded on, pioneering irrigation in this area with water collected in a large dam on their...More

1  Thank Judy C
Info-Cosmos, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2015

Hi Judy C Thank you for your words of appreciation. It is very satisfying to be able to convey some of what happens on an outback property to folk from other parts of Australia. As you now know it’s not all Rachael Treasure Adventures!! Sincere...More

Reviewed 28 July 2015

Besides the abundant Birdlife around the Billabong, the story Kev told about the battle for a farmer on the land was engrossing. Having to deal with floods, drought, and Bankers the way he has would make a lesser man walk away from it all. But...More

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Info-Cosmos, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Hi Glen B Life in the Bush is so enjoyable and so glad that you enjoyed the tour Mel

Reviewed 16 June 2015

This tour is not to be missed as it is very educational, and shows what one family can do to overcome adversity in the outback. The irrigation system was unbelievable considering its location, as was the dam. Great to see the Brolgars. The billabong was...More

1  Thank Bob M
Info-Cosmos, Owner at Brolgas, Bustards & Beaut Birds Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2015

Hi Bob M So pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Kevin. He enjoys the fact that he can interact with his visitors so directly. It is quite a privilege to meet so many people from all over and show some of the riches that...More

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