Contiki – One night at a Farm, Rockhampton

Jan 22, 2011:

For today, we were promised the stay at an original Australian farm, Country Homestead. Prior to it, we had to get back to the mainland.

All were excitingly waiting for the ferry and although there was a latecomer to the pier, but all reached the ferry on time.

After a short ride we were back in our comfortable bus.

After a break we arrived 6 hours later, at 5 clock in the afternoon the farm, just a three-quarter hour from Rockhampton.

Country Homestead

Country Homestead
Country Homestead

Usually, for Contiki there’s always been taken ​​a trip by truck through the area, this was due to the flood a few weeks ago in Queensland not possible. The water of the creek was still too high.

While we waited for dinner, we enjoyed ourselves with the little children of the owners. Some other tour mates played soccer with the son.

The second activity , however, took place. After

Country Homestead - Sunset
Country Homestead - Sunset

a really delicious dinner we went to the whip swinging. We were shown how to properly swing a whip, so that bangs in the air. Most tour mates including me got through the course. Why is swinging the whip so important? In this area there are many poisonous frogs, bites from these toads are fatal. What is done with the whips ? Right!

During the the evening the fun really began. Karaoke! Many people (including me) dared and warbled whole songs into the microphone.

During the karaoke evening some tour mates (Kat, Louisa, Sam, Shaun, I) created a Facebook group. “Dirty bit” is the name of the group. We named the group name after our morning song.


Morgensong – Black Eyed Peas – The Time

Every morning, Justine played the song “The Time” (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed at beginning to wake up everyone and to have an even better mood. Every Contiki tour, whether Australia, New Zealand or the USA, has its own song.


Sailing in Australia? Sure thing! In the next post more about it!

Jan 22, 2011