Emu Creek Camp Area, Benarkin State Forest is a large campground perfect for tent and trailer based camping. Plenty of shade to kick back in and watch the rock wallabies bounce about the cliff on the far side of the creek. The state forest provides opportunities for some relatively easy off road adventures. The site has great facilities for bush camping including flushing toilets and cold showers. Wet weather access may prove difficult for caravans and standard vehicles during wet weather. The site is pay to stay, and not pet friendly, however the nearby Clancy's camp area is pet friendly.
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Fees for camping permits in national parks and other protected areas, forest reserves, State forests and recreation areas, from 1 July 2017:
- $6.35 per person per night, or $25.40 per family per night;
- $3.50 per person per night for students and accompanying adults on approved educational excursions.
- $25.40 per night per family. 1 or 2 adults, accompanied by 3 to 6 children under 18 year applies to a maximum of 8 people in total. Children under 5 years free of charge.
Getting there: Off the D'Aguilar Hwy at Benarkin take forest Drive and follow the signs about 16km out to campground. (4WD access recommended especially after wet weather.)
Platypus Bush Camp, Finch Hatton
Mackay Hinterland, QLD
Platypus Bush Camp, Finch Hatton Gorge, in the Mackay Hinterland is set on 20 acres of lowland rainforest bordering Eungella National Park.
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