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Latest News – 29th June 2021

Restrictions in Queensland update—3 day lockdown

As announced this morning, from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021, a 3 day lockdown will be in place for the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):

  • Noosa
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Logan
  • Redlands
  • Moreton Bay
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Scenic Rim
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Somerset
  • Townsville City
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Shire

The lockdown restrictions will be reviewed on Friday 2 July.

Anyone in the affected LGAs will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons. Anyone who was in South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) or Palm Island on or since 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 is required to follow the same lockdown rules even if they are no longer in those areas.

You can only leave your residence (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for limited permitted purposes such as:

  • obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare (including vaccinations)
  • exercise
  • attending essential work or childcare
  • assisting vulnerable persons

You should stay in your local area wherever possible.

You can only have two visitors to your residence (excluding volunteers and workers).

You can exercise away from your home with your household group and/or one other person not from your household.

You must carry a face mask at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:

  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • hospitals and aged care facilities, if permitted to visit
  • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
  • public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
  • airports and travelling on planes.

Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.

Masks may be removed when sitting down to eat and drink, undertaking strenuous exercise and for employment purposes.

Non-essential businesses are not allowed to operate. Cinemas, entertainment and recreation venues, hairdressers, beauty and personal care services, gyms and places of worship will all close.

Childcare centres will remain open.

Restaurants and cafes can provide take away or home delivery services only.

Funerals will be limited to 20 people, and weddings will be limited to 10 people, including the celebrant and the couple.

Restrictions on aged care, hospitals, disability care and correctional facilities apply with no personal visitors allowed. Anyone attending these facilities in South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, including staff, must wear a mask. People will still be able to visit their loved ones who are at end of life.

You can return to your home outside of South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, but you must follow the same lockdown rules when you return home, regardless of where your destination is.

Those leaving South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island during this time may do so for essential reasons or to return home, but must also remain at their residence and limit their movements until the lockdown period has ended.

If you live outside South East Queensland, Townsville or Palm Island, you can transit through those areas without stopping.

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Super Eddie!!!!

Thanks for Evie, Willow and Marley who wrote a story about Eddie the Superdog.  Well done.  It’s a great story, I’m glad you enjoyed your farmstay at Magpie Creek



Here’s the story, if you can’t read the writing.

It was a dark and stormy night.  Lightening flashed, thunder crashed and the rain came poring down.  Eddie was on the go, chasing a wild Kangaroo when BOOM he got struck by lightening and became Super Eddie!!! Laser vision, super strength and super hearing.  Just then, Super Eddie heard a yelp.  It was Gizmo the other dog on the farm.  he’s stuck in quick sand.  Eddie uses his laser eye to save Gizmo.  Yay!!!! Gizmo is free.   THE END


Thanks kids – we love this story.  Hope you come to visit our farm again.

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Update on road closures when travelling from Brisbane to the Farmstay

Update – The Stanmore Road Bridge at Staplyton has been rebuilt and is open again (Sept 2017).

There are 3 alternative ways to get from Brisbane to Canungra and Boyland.

  1. Go to Jimboomba and then along Tamborine St to Boyland
  2. Go to Beenleigh and then along Beenleigh Beaudesert Rd to Boyland
  3. Go to Nerang and the along  the Nerang Beaudesert Rd to Boyland

Do not go down Stanmore Road you can not get across the river – there is no bridge and no signs to tell you that that way is closed.

Here are the best directions from Brisbane Airport to our farmstay 470 Mundoolun Connection Rd BOYLAND driving through Loganlea, Waterford and Logan Village.

Brisbane Airport

11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008
Get on M1 from Nancy Bird Way
3 min (3.2 km)
Head south-east on Nancy Bird Way
290 m
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on Nancy Bird Way
650 m
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the Moreton Dr ramp
450 m
Merge onto Moreton Dr
400 m

Use the left 2 lanes to take the M1/Gateway Mwy slip road to Ipswich/Gold Coast

Partial toll road
1.4 km
Continue on M1 to Daisy Hill. Take exit 24 from Pacific Mwy/M1
19 min (29.1 km)

Merge onto M1

Partial toll road
20.2 km
Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto Pacific Mwy/M1 towards Gold Coast
8.3 km
Take exit 24 towards Loganlea Rd/Loganlea
600 m
Follow Loganlea Rd to Albert St/State Route 94/State Route 95 in Waterford West
8 min (5.8 km)
Turn left onto Winnetts Rd
110 m
Turn left onto Loganlea Rd Overpass
140 m
Continue onto Loganlea Rd
5.5 km
Continue on State Route 95 to your destination in Boyland
28 min (34.0 km)
Turn left onto Albert St/State Route 94/State Route 95
600 m

Turn right onto Nerang St/State Route 95

Continue to follow State Route 95
25.0 km
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Beaudesert Beenleigh Rd/State Route 92
3.4 km
Turn left onto Mundoolun Connection Rd/State Route 90
4.9 km
Turn left
42 s (300 m)

470 Mundoolun Connection Rd

You have arrived
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It’s raining in Queensland

Two days ago, there was the cyclone in North Queensland, now the tail of the cyclone has come to the South East.  Today we are getting drought breaking rain.  So happy – our water tanks are full and our dams are overflowing.  Sad to say, our driveway is washing down the road along with a lot of top soil, but water is everything when you live on a farm.  Now we are just waiting for the wind.  We expect the sun to be shining and the grass growing again by the weekend.  Stay safe everyone!


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Welcome Tokyo Seitoku High School

It’s great fun welcoming Yuki, Yuki and Kaito from Tokyo Seitoku High School.

The boys are in Australia for a week, and will spend a couple of days on the farm.  Today, they have fed the horses, learnt how do fix fences, watch Steve ride a horse, gone bush walking at Mt Tamborine and enjoyed some fantastic Queensland sunshine – swimming in the pool with Travis and Hailey.

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Welcome Misato,Lilly, Ayano and Kaoko

This week, we’ve had the pleasure to host Misato, Lilly, Ayano and Kaoko from Akikusa Gakuen Girls High School

The girls enjoyed feeding the horses, playing with our dogs Eddie and Gizmo, and going to the Gold Coast Races.  They have been practicing their english and learning more about Australia.