Platypus Bush Camp, Finch Hatton Gorge in the Mackay Hinterland is set on 20 acres of lowland rainforest bordering Eungella National Park. This privately owned bushcamp has "Land for Wildlife" status and plays host to a huge array of birds, bats, butterflies, reptiles, turtles, marsupials and aquatic life including the elusive platypus.
The campground provides fire pits (Wood can be purchased on site), pinic shelters, flushing toilets, amazing rainforest showers, platypus viewing area and crystal clear swimming holes. Croc free mind you. The camp is great for tent, caravan or RV based camping and if your camping you can just turn up. But if you don't have the gear, not to worry as camp kits are also available for hire.
If you're keen for a bit of Glamping the ground also provides rustic timber slab huts among trees by the creek. Double, twin or Dorm huts are available and hut guests have access to the fully equipped camp kitchen. Perfect for small private functions.
This unique camp ground has a huge wraps from publications such as, Lonely Plant, Footprint and Rough Guide and if you spend some time hear you'll soon see why. It's one of our top spots in Queensland. A real haven for artists, musicians, wildlife watchers and gypsies. Do yourself a favor and drop in and see Wazza. WWOOF workers welcome.
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Cost: Tent based Camping is $10 per adult per night | For further information contact: 07 49583204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bushcamp.net
Getting there: The gorge is signed of Eugella Rd just before the town of Finch Hatton. The site is about 8km up Gorge Rd.
Booluomba Ck, Conondale Nat Park
North of Brisbane, QLD
A secluded campsite set in an amazing Rainforest setting on the beautiful Booluomba Creek. The creek is cool and shallow, great for the kids or for just lounging around in, and the water is some of the clearest fresh water you'll ever come across. The tent only camp sites are well kept and shaded. If you love bush camping this is a site well worth visiting.
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