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Dowsing Weekend at Tabrabucca

February 25-26-27, 2017

with Trevor Harding

This is a special weekend seminar hosted by Trevor Harding at his farm 'Tabrabucca', in Mudgee (see photos below). The farm includes a lodge which Trevor has kindly offered as free accommodation for the duration of the seminar. You can also bring your tent if you wish, or if the lodge is fully booked. Trevor will provide a friendly, low key, really practical weekend. He will give field experience and guidance on water divining in an atmosphere for integration and bonding.

People can arrive on Friday evening or night.

Start time on Saturday will be 9:30am with time to find out people's prior knowledge and skills.

There will be L-rods available for everyone, but you can bring your own if you have some. Trevor will demonstrate finding a good quality, permanent underground stream of water. He will show how to find quantity, depth, quality and direction. There are many water veins in Trevor's land, some wells have already been drilled and it is very exciting to confirm his findings.

There will be plenty of time to rest and talk. Last time Trevor ran a weekend like this, people were quite surprised to find water on their own, right after the training. This was for many a very rewarding experience.

Saturday night will be time for entertainment, with a presentation and a fun DVD.

On Sunday we will be dowsing for gold and Trevor will show how to find and balance a vortex. We will also visit a spring on his land which he believes has special healing properties.

From Friday evening February 24-25 and 26 th

Tabrabucca Lodge, south of Mudgee
Includes free twin share accommodation compliments of our host, Trevor Harding. This includes linen, doona and towels, shared showers and toilets, morning and afternoon tea.

To be advised, but you can bring your own meat, fish or shrimps to throw on the huge barbecue at the back of the lodge. Bring own breakfast food, but milk and juices will be provided. There are plenty of cooking ustensils and stoves available in the lodge for everyone to use.


Tabrabucca is set on a plateau 727m above sea level, providing a pleasant, fresh climate and therefore avoiding the high summer heat of more western areas.

The Tabrabucca property has been owned by the Harding family since 1875, and is set on 920 hectares of land, south of Mudgee. Trevor grazes approx. 10,000 fine wool merino sheeps and hereford cattle.

Tabrabucca is 2.5 hour by car from Parramatta, 85 km out of Lithgow and the Mudgee road and only 25min from the heart of Mudgee.

The large open plan building comprising kitchen, dining and lounge area (with a cosy open fire) flanked by four double and six twin bedrooms.

All bedrooms are carpeted and have wardrobes. All linen, doonas and towels supplied. The kitchen is fully self-contained including outdoor gas BBQ. 



Visit :

A group of seventeen people attended the Water Dowsing weekend at Tabrabucca, Trevor Harding’s property, near Mudgee. A nicely converted shearers’ quarters accommodated the group very comfortably.

Most of the attendees arrived on the Friday, and some the following morning. Trevor took a group water dowsing in various parts of his property.

Trevor favoured an L-rod made of heavy fencing wire, but some students found lighter rods more suitable for the purpose, and some preferred V-rods. Trevor showed us how to find underground water, and how to trace an existing underground stream to its origin in a field past the barn. Once everyone was comfortable with the procedure, Trevor took us up the nearby hill to trace other underground streams.

In the afternoon the party went to the standing stone circle which had been commissioned by a local lady, Helen Christianson. This is not a replica of Stonehenge, but a circular collection of standing stones which is double the Stonehenge area, and had only been completed in the last two months.

The circle was surrounded on three sides by panoramic views of the mountains, including sharp volcanic peaks and mesa-like flat topped hills. The stones looked very effective, particularly at a distance, although most of the stones are smaller than those of Stonehenge.

Oddly enough, most people we spoke to at nearby Ralston had never heard of the stone circle, nor of another, smaller stone circle built some time ago, also by Helen.

We didn’t get to see the smaller stone circle as it was ten kilometres in the opposite direction. Interestingly, Trevor said that a stone circle would usually attract a stream, and the smaller circle has done so. A nearby stream developed a flow to the centre of the circle and then returned to the main stream, joining it at right angles.

Helen gets a great many interstate and overseas visitors to the larger stone circle. It is likely that rituals will be held here, and the circle will become an attraction for the area.

That evening the group had dinner at Ralston Hotel, where Trevor was given a bottle of Black Label Whiskey in appreciation of his contribution to Dowsing over many years. On the way back two members of the group hit a kangaroo, but fortunately damage to their vehicle was slight.

On the Sunday, the weather was overcast and Trevor took a slightly reduced group out to find the origin and depth of underground springs in the hills. Water, it seems, comes up from very deep underground to emerge at the top of the hill, although this does not always reach the surface. It then forms what is called a ‘blind spring,’ (British Society of Dowsers), or a ‘dome’ by American dowsers, underground.

Dowsing Team on the Hill top

Usually an odd number of underground streams or water veins spring from the dome. Water dowsers usually estimate the largest vein and drill downstream of the dome in that vein. Drilling too close to the dome will cause the dome to lose its water, probably due to the siphoning effect.

We again climbed the hill that overlooks Trevor’s property and found two springs at the top which had come up in a spiral. They did not emerge on the top but did so further down the side of the hill.

New faces at the weekend included David Watson, who is becoming a member, our speaker for March, Roman, who unfortunately had to leave owing to illness, and Paul, down from Campbelltown.

Special thanks are due to Dawn for organising the seminar and for Amalia for helping on the weekend. Both put in a huge amount of effort organizing the weekend.





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