The Settlement, Springbrook, is set in the iconic Gold Coast hinterland and is described as the green behind the gold. It's the perfect location to explore the surrounding Springbrook Plateau. Choose a hike to one of the many amazing lookouts, and see waterfalls spill hundreds of feet into deep canyon rock pools. Or take a walk on a misty mountain top through ancient forests and discover arctic beech trees which have stood for thousands of years. Whatever you want to do, The Settlement is only a short walk or drive to all the plateau's attractions.
The site itself is a series of well protected grassed areas with a spot to park your vehicle. There is a camp kitchen on site with BBQ facilities and a picnic area. The site itself, though pleasant, doesn't really have a great deal to offer apart from a place to sleep and eat. But given the beauty of the surrounding area, you won't be sitting by your tent. Open fires are not permitted.
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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: Out of Mudgeeraba, take the Gold Coast-Springbrook Rd through the hinterland and up to the Springbrook plateau for about 24km. Once on top of the plateau you will eventually see, on your left, the Community Hall and Carricks Rd. Take Carricks Rd 400m to the camp ground.
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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