Qld - Nuerum Creek Bush Retreat

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:15 am

Of all the places that I have camped, Borumba Deer Park and Neurum Creek are the only 2 places who charge for taking the family pooch.
Why, when there are so many 'pet friendly' campgounds out there would you choose one that charges fees??
As Al&Sharon say, when one does it then a precedent will be set and whilst you may feel that $2.50 is cheap what happens when it become $5 or $10 per night??
In addition to this Neurum Creek also charge an additional $7 site fee. In June when I was there they were not charging a Pet bond as Borumba do which is of course refundable.
I personally would be more than happy to pay a refundable pet bond but do not believe we should be charged simply we choose to take our 'pet family' camping with us.
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AussieSunset wrote:
Al&Sharon wrote:when 1 camp site gets away with charging for dogs lots will follow


As far as i can see by my research for places they all do, some more than others and some charge a deposit like $50 (ie Borumba deer park) incase your dog gets complaints.
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Postby Al&Sharon » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:16 pm

Ive never been charged and my little fella goes with us most weekends
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Postby GypsyLady » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:12 pm

That has been pretty much my experience too with those 2 exceptions. I just don't camp if my fur baby is not able to accompany me.

Al&Sharon wrote:Ive never been charged and my little fella goes with us most weekends
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Postby Troyk » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:19 pm

$2.50 per night is OK, but at $5 or 10 per night they would want to marinade and serve them up on a bed of rice, or in Al's case a jatz biscuit. :grin:

Just curious at Borumba, if you dog gets a complaint do you lose your $50 deposit? Whats the deal.
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Postby AussieSunset » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:29 am

gypsylady wrote:Of all the places that I have camped, Borumba Deer Park and Neurum Creek are the only 2 places who charge for taking the family pooch.
Why, when there are so many 'pet friendly' campgounds out there would you choose one that charges fees??
As Al&Sharon say, when one does it then a precedent will be set and whilst you may feel that $2.50 is cheap what happens when it become $5 or $10 per night??
In addition to this Neurum Creek also charge an additional $7 site fee. In June when I was there they were not charging a Pet bond as Borumba do which is of course refundable.
I personally would be more than happy to pay a refundable pet bond but do not believe we should be charged simply we choose to take our 'pet family' camping with us.
Cheers Gypsy


Well could you put me onto some places that don't charge for dogs please. As most of the ones i have looked up on the internet say they have a small fee for dogs or a deposit.
I have a quiet bluey x border collie.
I dont like the idea of a pet bond due to some people just complain for the hell of it as they dont like dogs....I even live next door to one of those types of people. I dont like the idea of loosing $50 as it makes it an expensive trip.
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:11 am

Quote.....Well could you put me onto some places that don't charge for dogs please. As most of the ones i have looked up on the internet say they have a small fee for dogs or a deposit.


I would be more than happy to share this information with you. You will see that I have also put comments in against some and this is just some of the places about. Cheers....

PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS
Island Reach Camping Resort – Imbil (a favourite)
Contact Tony, Jim or Maryanne on Phone: 07 5484 5247
Address: 5-15 Island Rd Imbil.

Goomburra Valley Campground http://www.goomburravalleycampground.com.au/
Under new management mid 2006 (Debby & Andy)
(Once a favourite but the new management are ‘over the top’ with their rules)

James Sharp Park – Canungra (Lovely, will go again)
About 3km from Canungra on the Coomera River. Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters and paddling in the river. Solar showers for hire. Tank water. Firewood for sale. Pets to be restrained. The river at this location is more like a creek and ideal for youngsters. Park supervised by Phil and Lynne Sutherland.
Phone: 0409 550 745. Cost: $4 per adult, $2 per child (5 to 15).
Directions: Through Canungra on Beaudesert-Nerang Road, turn right at Army Camp into Beechmont Road, Park located on Coomera River.

Tamborine Mountain Caravan & Camping
http://www.tamborine.info
A family park set amongst trees, close to several National Parks. The only camping area on the mountain and awake to the sounds of birds. Get away from it all, only 1 hour from Brisbane and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast. NEW OWNER Dallas (spoke with him 4/9/06)
Phone: 07 5545 0034 Email: tmcc0755450034@bigpond.com
Address: Thunderbird Park - Tamborine - Qld 4270

Glasshouse Mountains Holiday Village
http://www.glasshousemountainsholidayvillage.com.au/
Tourist Drive, 1 km south of the PO
Phone: 07 5496 9338

Sandy Creek
Phone Brian on 07 5498 1032

Queen Mary Falls (pet friendly in off peak times only)
inquiries@queenmaryfallscaravanpark.com.au Phone: 07 4664 7151

Glastonbury Creek Camping Area
20km W of Gympie.
Brooyar State Forest QLD
Phone: 07 5446-0925

Yarramalong Weir – Millmerran (free camp site)
Toilets available. Small sign very close to the servo at Pampas - turn into Fishers Road, then onto Road 96.

Cecil Plains Weir (Apex Park)
1 km east of Cecil Plains on the Condamine River. Access via T’mba Cecil Plains Road. Supply your own drinking water. Small boat ramp. Max stay 3 nights (suspect it is free)

Bushland Park - Bunya Mts
Phone Dianne on 07 4663 4717
Rustic camp kitchen/shed. Flush toilets and hot showers

Cecil Plains Rural Retreat Caravan Park
Taylor Street Cecil Plains opp park. Bring drinking water. $10 per powered site per night, 3rd night free. Tent sites also available. Phone 07 4695 1399
Email ceo@millmerran.qld.gov.au

Lake Coolmunda
Costs in May 2003 - $15.50 powered and $13.50 unpowered. Contact details are Peter and Jenny Herbert on phone/fax (07) 4652 4171.

Levuka Rainforest (very pretty, a favourite)
http://www.levuka.com.au
Robert and Rosemary Clark
Phone: (02) 6634 1338
Email: levuka@netbay.com.au

Crows Nest Caravan Park
http://www.crowsnestcaravanpark.com.au/

Kilkivan Bush Camping
Rossmore Road Kilkivan Qld 4600
Phone: 07 5484 1340
Website: http://www.lilkivancampingcaravans.info
Email Kilkivan@bushcamping.com.au

Lake Monduran (Fred Haig Dam)
http://www.lakem.com.au/
Email monduran@kolan.qld.gov.au
Phone 07 4157 3881
20 km north west of Gin Gin
(Have looked at the place at Xmas time, very busy would only visit in off peak times)

Yallakool Tourist Park (camped here Xmas 2005)
http://yallakool.murgon.qld.gov.au/index.htm
(would go back here when there was more water in the dam)

Copeton Dam (went here July 2005, October 2006 and October 2007)
http://www.stateparks.nsw.gov.au/copeton.html

Barambah Bush Caravan Park
Barambah Road
Phone 07 4168-1085 (small quiet campground with a great amenities block)

Andrew Drynan Park (one of my favourites, very picturesque)
47km from Beaudesert and 19km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road
Phone: 07 5544 1281
Flush toilets and water available from the tap behind the toilets. No showers

Darlington Park
28km from Beaudesert on the Kerry Rd.
Phone: 0419 762 247
Flush toilets, free BBQs, no showers.

Lanikai (Small dogs only and only with prior approval)
Paddy’s Flat Road
Pretty Gully, Tabulam NSW
Phone: 02 6666 1272
The campground is grassy and on a slope. Firewood is delivered free each day to your campsite. Long drop toilets (probably the best I have ever come across) and wood fired showers (nice large cubicles). Basic camp kitchen and communal shed

Baffle Creek (Bundaberg)
http://www.bafflebobs.com

The Gorge Camping Reserve
3 klms south of Aratula on Gorge Road off Charlwood Rd
Phone 07 5526 0683
Showers (donkey hot water) and toilets. Fees $3.00 per person per day
BYO drinking water and firewood. Very popular long weekends need to book in advance.

Noted dog friendly places:
More information about each of these camping areas is available at the EPA website: http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_for ... s/forests/

Amamoor Creek Amamoor State Forest and Forest Reserve
Phone: 07 5446 0925

Flanagan Reserve
Phone: 07 5544 3128.
http://www.flanaganreserve.com.au
Through Rathdowney on Mt Lindesay Highway, turn right into Boonah-Rathdowney Road, travel 8km and turn left into Upper Logan Road. Turn right into Flanagan Reserve Road, Flanagan Reserve is located at the end of the road on Upper Logan River. Coin operated hot showers.

Clancy's Benarkin State Forest – ph 07 4699 4333
Benarkin is about two hours’ drive north-west of Brisbane off the D’Aguilar Highway.
Turn off at the Benarkin Day Use area, a popular stopover on the highway for travellers. The camping areas are 18–20km from Blackbutt along the forest drive. Conventional access is possible with care along 16km of gravel with steep, narrow, winding sections.

Gheerulla Creek, Mapleton Forest Reserve – ph 07 5446 0925
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.

Glastonbury Creek, Brooyar State Forest – ph 07 5480 5443
Brooyar is just 20 minutes north-west of Gympie or two and a half hours’ drive north of Brisbane. Head 10km north of Gympie along the Bruce Highway then turn left onto the Wide Bay Highway and drive 7•8km to the turnoff to the campground. Caravan access is via Peterson Road off the Wide Bay Highway.

Wongi State Forest and Forest Reserve – ph 07 4121 1800
Wongi is 25km north-west of Maryborough. Head 12.5km towards Childers on the Bruce Highway then turn left at the signpost and drive 10km into the picnic and camping areas along a gravel road.
Centenary Park Camping Ground (free camping)
15 klms south of Laidley on Mulgowie Road in Thornton
Phone 07 54651166 or 07 5465 7642
First 2 nights are free. Shower and self composting toilet
Campfires allowed, BYO firewood

Tuan State Forest – ph 07 4121 1800
Tuan lies between the Tin Can Bay military training area and the township of Boonooroo. The forest is about 20 minutes' drive east of Maryborough. Head towards Boonooroo then take the Cooloola Coast Road. Drive 19km along the Cooloola Coast Road to the Tinnanbar turnoff. The Log Dump turnoff is 7km along this gravel road and the Hedleys turnoff is a further 4.7km. The Log Dump and Hedleys camping areas are 1km and 3km off the Tinnanbar Road.

Kalpowar State Forest – ph 07 4167 8162
Kalpowar is 37km north-east of Monto on the Monto-Gladstone Road and accessible by conventional vehicle. The gravel access road is unsuitable for towing caravans. Kalpowar can also be reached from the Bruce Highway and is 80km south-west of Gin Gin or 36km north-west of Gin Gin. The camping area is 3km from Kalpowar township.

Carnarvon Gorge - Warremba Farmstay
http://www.warrembafarmstay.com.au/
Carnarvon Gorge - Warremba Farmstay. Warremba Farmstay "Warremba" via Injune Qld Ph/Fax: 07 4626 7175.

Wave Hill Station
http://www.wavehillfarmstay.com.au/
Getting there: Wave Hill Station can be reached by driving to Grafton and then following either Rogan Bridge Road from the Gwydir Highway or by taking the Clarence Way off the Summerland Way. Drive through Copmanhurst and follow the Clarence Way north until just past Fine Flower. Turn left into Carnham Road. Wave Hill Station is the second house on the left. Wave Hill Station can be reached by driving to Grafton and then following either Rogan Bridge Road from the Gwydir Highway or by taking the Clarence Way off the Summerland Way. Drive through Copmanhurst and follow the Clarence Way north until just past Fine Flower. Turn left into Carnham Road. Wave Hill Station is the second house on the left.
Ph: Sue and Steve Ibbott 02 6647 2145 Carnham Road Fineflower via Grafton

Gold Coast Holiday Park
http://www.goldcoastholidaypark.com.au
Situated on 30 acres of beautiful parklands, on the banks of a saltwater creek, 15 minutes to Surfers Paradise. 1 night free in value season - stay 7 pay for 6. Top Tourist Park.
Freecall: 1300 789 189 Phone: 07 5573 1185 Email: stay@gcpark.com.au
Address: 66-86 Siganto Drive - Oxenford - Qld - 4210
Pets: pets conditional

Advancetown Caravan Park
Small clean park in hinterland bush setting amongst native birds. 3klm to Hinze Dam.
Phone: 07 5533 2147
Email: liznarie@bigpond.com
Address: Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd - Advancetown - QLD - 4211
Pets: pets conditional

Esk Caravan Park
Phone: 07 5424 1466
Web: http://www.valleyoflakes.com.au
Email: esk@valleyoflakes.com.au
(Have looked at this place with the intention of camping here)

Atkinson Dam Waterfront Caravan Park
545 Atkinson Dam road Coominya
Phone: 07 5426 4151

Atkinson Dam Cabin and Shoreline Camping
381 Atkinson Dam Road via Lowood
Phone: 07 5426 4211

Heifer Creek (free camping)
Heifer Creek Road is actually the local title for the Gatton Clifton Road. Travelling from Brisbane you take the Gatton turnoff on the Toowoomba Road. About 5 kilometres west of Gatton is the Ma Ma Creek Turn Off. About another further 5 kilometres down this road is a fork in the road. The left turnoff goes to Tent Hill. The other goes to Ma Ma Creek and on to Clifton. Along Ma Ma Creek Road past Ma Ma Creek is a rest area on the left with toilets and picnic tables. It is situated on Heifer Creek and there is now a memorial up with a tribute to the Thiess brothers. Self composting toilets only here, no water or showers. Campfires allowed BYO firewood.

Cranky Rock Nature Reserve
Phone: (02) 6729 1402
8km east of Warialda off the Gwydir Highway
3 powered sites only, flushing toilets, one open cold shower only

Gorge Station
120 Station Rd Bonalbo NSW 2469
Phone: 02 6665 1285
Email: getbushed@gorgestation.com
http://www.gorgestation.com

Mann River Caravan Park
Gwydir Hwy Jackadgery Lismore NSW 2460
Phone: 02 6647 4662

Spring Gully Stays (very nice will go again)
334 Sarabah Road Sarabah Qld (near Canungra)
Phone: (07) 5543 4490 Mobile: 0438 437 184
Email: info@springgullystays.com.au
Web: http://www.springgullystays.com.au/
Camping down by the creek is available for those who camp with their canine family. It is BYO shower and toilet.
Getting there. From Canungra, take the Lamington National Park Road that heads out to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort, past Canungra Valley Vineyards. About 10 Klms from Canungra, immediately after the first cattle grid, you will see Sarabah Road, that turns off to the left . Spring Gully Stays is approximately 4 klms along Sarabah road. Passing over the third creek crossings you will find Spring Gully Stays on the right hand side.: 0438 437 184
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:25 am

Just curious at Borumba, if you dog gets a complaint do you lose your $50 deposit? Whats the deal.[/quote]


I have been there a few times with both lots of management and have never had an issue. My understanding is that the bond is more of a deterent than anything else. Let's face it if you put down $50 bond for you dog the chances are that you'd be more inclined to make sure your dog behaved. I would think that if your dog barked incessantly or was agressive towards other people or other dogs then you might lose your bond.
I don't think it would be simply because someone else complained, think it would be investigated more before they withheld the bond money. Could be a bit of insurance too.
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:31 am

There are also any number of publications out there that will advise of pet friendly locations, it's just a case of looking for them in bookstores, camping stores and RACQ. Cheers

AussieSunset wrote:Well could you put me onto some places that don't charge for dogs please. As most of the ones i have looked up on the internet say they have a small fee for dogs or a deposit.
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Postby jeddalegs » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:37 pm

totally agree about goomburra ... went there when the old owners were there loved it went back few months later... new owners...
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:49 pm

jeddalegs wrote:totally agree about goomburra ... went there when the old owners were there loved it went back few months later... new owners...


Yes I went there several times when Dean owned the place and it was an absolute delight. Have been there once since the new people took over and what a difference. I did find the wife (Debby) to be quite pleasant but the husband was totally another issue.
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Postby kazzakanary » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:15 pm

Thanks for all the dog friendly camp sites - I have been searching the internet!
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Postby AussieSunset » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:49 pm

Thanks for all those gypsylady. Wow i didnt realise there are so many. I decided not to take my girl to borumba yet till i see how she goes. She's never been camping but been out bush on properties before. She dont like many other dogs due to being attacked on our local beach here a few times so she gets scared and trys to not look scared by growling at them, but runs if they even look at her lol. But other than that she is well behaved. As long as she's with me she's fine.
Anyway thanks again for all those sites :grin:
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Postby GypsyLady » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:41 am

AussieSunset wrote:Thanks for all those gypsylady. Wow i didnt realise there are so many. I decided not to take my girl to borumba yet till i see how she goes. She's never been camping but been out bush on properties before. She dont like many other dogs due to being attacked on our local beach here a few times so she gets scared and trys to not look scared by growling at them, but runs if they even look at her lol. But other than that she is well behaved. As long as she's with me she's fine.
Anyway thanks again for all those sites :grin:


You are most welcome and your decision to not take her is probably a wise one under the circumstances. You may need to run a 'desensitising programme' with her which can be a long process but well worth it in the long run. My youngest girl developed a paranoia to fireworks a few years ago and I implemented this process and she is now very good with them.
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