- Pelican Waters, Queensland, Australia
- Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 12, 2019
We are a retired couple. Debbie was a secondary teacher and John had his own handyman business.
Plants & Gardens,
Artists / Entertainment Industry,
Communty Service Volunteers
Handyman/Visual Arts Teacher (Retired)
Simultaneous Home Exchange
Smoking Not Allowed
No Children Please
Use of Personal Car is possible
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Description of the home we are offering for exchange
Comfortable family home, in the Adelaide hills & close to Adelaide via the south eastern freeway. Mount Barker is 34 kilometers from Adelaide and just a ten minute drive from Hahndorf. Mount Barker, a thriving residential, commercial and service centre of excellence for the Adelaide Hills. Here you will find a state of the art cinema complex, caravan park, linear trails, recreation parks, sporting complexes, swimming pool, restaurants, pubs, cafes, playground and skate park, golf course and all the services that you may need while on tour.
Mount Barker can be reached from Adelaide by public bus - see routes 864, T843, 860F, 840X and T840 at the Adelaide Metro website. There is also a loop that runs between Hahndorf and Mount Barker (HL1 and HL2).
House - single floor/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
The Mount Barker Linear Trail which runs around Laratinga Wetlands and beyond is popular with walkers and cyclists. Several trails and boardwalks wind around the peaceful wetlands near Mount Barker, through a broad range of native vegetation. Trails such as the ‘Chestnut Teal’, ‘Rosella’ and ‘Sacred Ibis’ are named after some of the local bird life. There are also several bird-watching ‘hides’, a picnic and barbecue area, and an environmentally friendly toilet facility. The trails in the wetlands are also linked to the Mount Barker Linear Trail, an award winning seven kilometre shared trail from Laratinga Wetlands to Keith Stephenson Park, following the local creek line.
Mount Barker Summit offers panoramic views of the district.
Adelaide Hills Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning (8:30am-12:30pm) in Mount Barker with stallholders offering fresh, seasonal and local products. Reduce your food miles and get to know what the Adelaide Hills has to offer with a great range of produce and tasty treats to choose from. Held twice a year, Penny Lane Market in Mount Barker offers an excellent selection of high quality arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, home decor, baked goods, plants and much more.
SteamRanger Heritage Railway, which runs at selected times throughout the year between Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills and Strathalbyn, Goolwa and Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula. A must for families and train buffs.
Historic Wallis Auchendarroch House a local landmark and has excellent facilities for corporate events, weddings and other social functions. Within the complex is the Wallis Tavern and Wallis Mt Barker Cinema, a state-of-the-art cinema complex.
Historic Gawler Street in Mount Barker offers an abundance of dining options from pubs, bakeries, cafes and restaurants - all interspersed with great little shops including homewares and clothing.
A handful of wineries in and around Mount Barker including Ngeringa, By Jingo! Wines and Howard Vineyard (Nairne).
Keith Stephenson Park with playground, picnic facilities and a skate park.
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
A short walk from our house is Spring Lake with beautifully maintained parks & gardens surrounding a lake with wild life & walking paths. Pallet café at Spring Lake also houses a small contemporary art exhibiting space. Mount Barker is also close to other country towns which offer markets at set weekends of the month & interesting places to visit for a day's outing if you enjoy meandering down country road enjoying rural outlooks or visiting the seaside like at Victor Harbor. There are plenty of cafes in the main street of Mount Barker along with a hotel which serves meals while watching the world go by.
Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
Please check our exchange preferences below
Use of Personal Car
Home Exchange Type
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