Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

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Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby Hippie » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:23 am

I found a camping ground, Gheerulla, via Mapleton, Qld and quite like the sound of it. Only 3 camp sites at this particular spot and it sounds quite charming. I was wondering if any one had been there and their comments on it. Love to hear from you. :grin:
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Re: Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:49 pm

Hippie wrote:I found a camping ground, Gheerulla, via Mapleton, Qld and quite like the sound of it. Only 3 camp sites at this particular spot and it sounds quite charming. I was wondering if any one had been there and their comments on it. Love to hear from you. :grin:


Hi Hippie, do you happen to know if it is pet friendly??
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Re: Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby Hippie » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:59 pm

Hi Gypsie Lady, Not sure if it is pet friendly. Not something I look for though as our dog gets very car sick so doesn't come with us. I plan to check it out in a couple of weeks and will post a review. I do know that you are allowed contained fires, there are toilets but no showers. The fact that there are only 3 camp sites really appeals to me. You could take two other families and book the camp ground out. Do some bush walking, a few drinks around the fire after dinner, just doesn't get any better! :+
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Re: Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:19 am

Is this the same one Hippie??

Gheerulla Creek, Mapleton Forest Reserve – ph 07 5446 0925
Getting there
Mapleton lies between Nambour and Kenilworth, about two hours’ drive north of Brisbane. To reach the Gheerulla camping area and trail bike area, turn off the Eumundi-Kenilworth Road at Sam Kelly Road, 6km east of Kenilworth. The camping area is 2km off the main road.
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Re: Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby Troyk » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:30 pm

Hippie, bear in mind that Gheerulla is used for trial bike riding, if that thing puts you off.
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Re: Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby Hippie » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:19 pm

Hi Gypsie Lady, Yes that is the one. TroyK, thanks for the tip about trial bike riding. Something I hadn't thought about. But it makes sense as the description of the camping ground was dirt.
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Re: Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:29 pm

Well then Hippie it is pet friendly.
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Re: Gheerulla Camp Ground, Mapleton Forest Reserve, anyone been?

Postby lisa_h » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:01 am

Lovely spot, except you will have trail bike noise all day. So great location if this does not bother you.

And even though the ground is described as dirt, it was very rocky too. We bent quite a few pegs and gave up with the tarp. Lovely part of the world though.
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