Borumba Deer Park

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Borumba Deer Park

Postby Bella » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:27 pm

Heading up there in October, never been before. Can anyone tell me if its a good place to go with the kids
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Postby AussieSunset » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:15 pm

Last time we camped there with kids it was about 10 years ago now but all 4 of my kids had a ball. It hasn't changed that much (popped in about 2 year ago for the day). Its on our list this year to take the grandson.
I did however find another place that is great for kids and dog friendly too. Neurum creek bush retreat. We're going there soon (possably october). Any way check it out on the web site. Looks really set up for all the family and cheap too.
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Postby double_d » Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:39 pm

we went to burumba deer park australia day this year
stayed the weekend
3 families with 7 kids all under 12
they had a ball
nice park with swings and slides and stuff
we had wave skis and the kids loved em water was pretty cold
nice spots for camping too
they had kids kareoke sat night which was a hit
i would go back
but i would try the one right in imbil first
but deer park was really great

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its a beaut spot

Postby soella4 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:16 am

we went there last September. we all had a ball, firewood was supplied then and activities for the kids some nights and some days. little shop with few basics but imbil not far away with a larger shop and bakery butcher.


we had a good sized camping spot and the toilets were clean, but busy. they were in the process of planning another shower block.
does get busy and need to book ahead of time . the staff were friendly
it is a bush camping ground ( some vans there too ) and not fancy like the big caravan parks but a great spot.
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Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:14 pm

I did a double spread writeup on the Deer Park for Bush N Beach Magazine a couple of years ago.

Gibbo has to be running one of the best camping parks ever. Even got some venison off him. The memories roll back ............ venison rump stuffed with oysters and slow cooked in a camp oven. Does he still sell the venison pies at the kiosk??


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Postby Troyk » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:35 pm

Still sells the pies. Friends said its great to feed the deers and then feed on one from the kiosk. They are made by Tramcars in Gympie.
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Postby Bella » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:08 pm

Thanks guys for that info, I have booked, the creek should really be running with all the rain they've had up on the sunny coast. I think our kids will have a great time. Any suggestions about where the best place in the park would be to set up camp. We are taking some friends up with us and they are "virgin campers" well the ladies of the family are, so I want to make sure that everything runs smoothly so they won't get "scared off".
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:11 pm

I camped on the lower level near the creek however that will mean a walk to the toilets/showers. When you get there have a good walk around. Have a look at where the sun is coming up and where it goes down so that you know when your tent will be in the sun and when it's in the shade.

Oh and say hello to Gibbo for me. He will be around for a chat for sure. He makes sure everyone is settled and comfortable.


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Postby double_d » Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:29 pm

we camped in the ( sports ground )
which is upper level close to toilets and kiosk and park
little walk to creek which was good for us
because we had some little kids and was easy to watch
i think we would maybe camp there again
but there is some real shady spots doan near the creek and next to
the hall but i dont know if they have power on these sites
hope you have fun there because just replying to this thread is making me want to go back there really

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Postby Bella » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:09 pm

Thanks Daniel for that info, I too think that we are booked to stay at the sportsground. A not too far walk to the amenities is what I need with my 8 Y.O. always seems to have the urge to go LOL. Derek great advice will take it onboard when we go to set up, and will say Hi to Gibbo if I meet him. I'm soooo looking fwd to our long weekend away, Will let you all know how it was. :grin:
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Postby double_d » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:45 pm

the sports ground is long
we stayed right at the gate entrance of it
which would be 20 metres from toilets and stuff
but the other end might be up to 50 metres away
because you have to walk along fence line
back to gate
but the sports ground is right where the deer and emu are aswell
they come up to the fence
and the kids fed the deer and pat them there
so there was no need for a tour

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