Next stop on the East Coast, Kroombit Cattle Station. This is about halfway between Airlie Beach and Hervey Bay. It's a full working cattle/goat station that now allows tourists to come stay and help on the station. We arrived late afternoon after a 10 hour bus ride, very tired and hungry. Checked in and put our bags into our cabins then it was back down to the main area for drinks and dinner. Basically the main area consisted of to large sheds, one for dinner and the other for the bar area. There was a third shed with a mechanical bull and another section to have a go at whip cracking. After we had all been fed with a 2 course dinner of soup and damper bread and a full roast beef dinner (minus the yorkshire puds though!!), we sat down and Alan the owner of the station talked to us about the station and the surrounding area, he then should us how to crack a whip, for somereason though I never got a chance to have a go. After that was over it was time for people to have a go on the mechanical bull, it was so funny to watch seeing how long people could stay on. The night carried on with fun and games and plenty of drinking.
The following morning it was up at 6am for breakfast and then onto the bus to head down for a goat rodeo. We had the opportunity to do clay pigeon shooting. I tried to have a go but couldn't get it right with the gun. Then it was time to wrestle with goats. After that was over we took a walk down to the horse paddock to get on our horses. Mine was called Tramp, he was a really nice horse. Once all on board we trekked back up to where the goats where and then they were let out of the pen. It was now our turn to start working we had to shout 'hey up up up' as load as we could to get the goats moving and they justy stopped to eat the grass all the time. We then mustered them along for about an hour, through rough ground dodging trees and rocks and huge holes in the ground. We finally got them to where they needed to be and we headed back to the paddock. The guide now took us up and down really steep hills, it was such fun. But I knew I had been sitting on a horse for 2 hours once I got off, my legs were killing me!!!!!!
We got back to the station and it was time for a quick wash and change and then back on the bus and onto Hervey Bay