Stinson Park, Christmas Creek is set on the Banks of Christmas Creek in the shadow of the awe inspiring Darlington Range. It is a nicely grassed and shaded site with basic but modern facilities including Flushing toilets and Electric BBQ . Large grassed areas and easy access to the creek are ideal for the family camping scenario. The care taker will appear most afternoons to collect fees and provide campers the opportunity to purchase fresh fire wood.
In 1937, a local man, Bernard O'Reilly set out in search of a small commercial passenger plane that crashed in thick rain forest. The current camp site was the base of operations for the rescue party, who trekked 10km through the bush to save two men, still alive 10 days after their Stinson airliner disappeared on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. Stinson park provides a base camp for (experienced hikers) to retrace some of O'Reilly's heroic journey back up the Darlington Range to the crash site of the airliner, or a visit the site of Westray's grave, one of the victims of the crash.
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Cost: Adults first night $10.00/head. Subsequent nights $8.00/head/night Family first night $25.00 Subsequent nights $20.00/night (family 2 adults 4 children)
Bookings: Bookings not essential but recommended as the are only 20 campsites available. Bookings can be made by phone: 07 5544 8008
Getting There: Take the Mt Lindsay Hwy South out of Beaudesert. At Laravale, about 12KM out of Beaudesert, take a left at the well signed Christmas Creek Rd and follow it out to Stinson Park, located on Christmas Creek about 42km south of Beaudesert.
Flanagan Reserve, Barney View
Beaudesert Region, QLD
Flanagan Reserve is 12 hectares of bush camping located on the upper reaches of the Logan River. A great spot for swimming and fishing for the whole family.
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