PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

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PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:04 am

I thought I had already posted this personal list of mine but if so I can't seem to find it.

As there have been a number of new members who camp with their pet families and I thought it might be a benefit to them.

I have not camped at all these places and have created the list from various sources. I trust the info is not too out of date and if anyone can advise me of any updates I would appreciate it tremendously.

Gypsy's List

Island Reach Camping Resort
Contact Tony, Jim or Maryanne on 07 5484 5247
Address: 5-15 Island Rd Imbil.
Web: http://www.ircamping.com.au/
(the new management quoted have been there for about 3 years)


Goomburra Valley Campground
http://www.goomburravalleycampground.com.au/
(under new management late in 2006 & very over the top with rules)
Have since introduced a fee for each dog camping and a $50 bond
They also require a current certificate of vaccination.

James Sharp Park Canungra
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). (check prices)
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


Borumba Deer Park ($50 bond and fee applies for each dog)
On Yabba Creek on a working deer farm 2kms below Lake Borumba. Clean amenities, a large undercover area, BBQ's and playground.
Phone: 07 5484 5196 Email: deerpark@tpg.com.au
Address: 1133 Yabba Creek Rd - Imbil - Qld 4570


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
(weekend rates)


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
07 5446-0925 Pet friendly


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 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
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/


Cania Gorge
http://www.caniagorgeretreat.com.au
Email enquiries@caniagorgeretreat.com.au
Phone 07 4167 8110.


Kilkivan Bush Camping
Rossmore Road Kilkivan Qld 4600 Steve & Sue 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)


Copeton Dam
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
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, no showers.


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


The Gorge Camping Reserve
4 klms south of Aratula on Gorge Road off Charlwood Rd
Phone 07 5526 0683
Showers (donkey hot water) and toilets. Fees $4.00 per person per day
MUST 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
Ph: 07 5544 3128.
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.


Clancy's Benarkin State Forest ph 07 4699 4333
Getting there
Benarkin is about two hours drive north-west of Brisbane off the 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
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.


Glastonbury Creek, Brooyar State Forest ph 07 5480 5443
Getting there
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
Getting there
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.


Inter Action Campground
http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Uki/FarNor ... arning.htm


Tuan State Forest ph 07 4121 1800
Getting there
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
Getting there
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/
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 near Ma Ma Creek is a cutting called the Heifer Creek


Hastings Point Holiday Village
(Dogs welcome on application but a fee applies)
http://www.hastingspointholidayvillage. ... ge0003.htm
Ph: (02) 6676 1396
Email: hphv@locall.aunz.com

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat
(a fee for each dog applies here + $7 site fee, the reason for which could not be explained to me)
http://www.ncbr.com.au/


Cranky Rock Nature Reserve
Phone: (02) 6729 1402
8km east of Warialda off the Gwydir Highway
3 powered sites only, flushing toilets, 1 only open cold shower (no screen)


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
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Postby waltzingmatilda » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:46 am

Thanks gypsylady, thats an impressive list, very helpful :+ Cheers
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Postby AussieSunset » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:23 pm

Thank you so much gypsylady for this list. I wont go camping either if my girl is not welcome. Especially now that i have just found out my girl has a huge cancer on her ribs. :( So there is no way i'd let her miss out on camping.

Thanks again.
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Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:10 am

AussieSunset wrote:Thank you so much gypsylady for this list. I wont go camping either if my girl is not welcome. Especially now that i have just found out my girl has a huge cancer on her ribs. :( So there is no way i'd let her miss out on camping.

Thanks again.


Oh bugger, I do feel for you.
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Postby AussieSunset » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:42 pm

Thanks gypsylady. We just got our tents today so we will be off camping around febuary once all the kids are back at school and it's quiet lol. Phoebe my 8 yr blue x border collie will love it and at least she will have happy days.
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Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:50 pm

AussieSunset wrote:Thanks gypsylady. We just got our tents today so we will be off camping around febuary once all the kids are back at school and it's quiet lol. Phoebe my 8 yr blue x border collie will love it and at least she will have happy days.


I do hope she stays well for both of your sakes and that you get many more camps with her. It will be heart wrenching when the times comes for her to leave you.
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Postby AussieSunset » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:01 pm

Yes it will be sad when the time comes, a time i'm not looking forward to at all as she's been my best mate. I doubt i will ever have another like her.
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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:09 am

AussieSunset wrote:Yes it will be sad when the time comes, a time i'm not looking forward to at all as she's been my best mate. I doubt i will ever have another like her.


I have been extremely fortunate in that whilst I have had many in my life over time. I have had a couple of very special girls and each one different in her own way. I must admit it still does not lessen the pain of losing them and the hardest thing to remember at the time is what they gave to us so unconditionally.

Treat every minute like it is an hour and every day like it is a week and remember there are others out there who will share your pain.
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Re: PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:56 am

Might be able to add Fernhill Park to this one. Will wait until we get some feed back before doing so though.
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Re: PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:40 pm

That is a great list Gypsy you did post it before and i did save it.... but where??? so have printed it off and put with my camping books.
I still haven`t heard back from Fern Hill maybe i should just ring them,sometimes these places haven`t got a lot of time to check their computers.
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Re: PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:25 pm

Poodle Jewel wrote:
sometimes these places haven`t got a lot of time to check their computers.



Yeah I often wonder why they bother with emails if they are not going to check them regularly and respond.
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Re: PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby AliKat » Fri May 30, 2008 12:18 am

Thanks for that list Gypsy its fantastic :)
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Re: PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby GypsyLady » Fri May 30, 2008 9:10 am

AliKat wrote:Thanks for that list Gypsy its fantastic :)



You are most welcome AliKat....
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Re: PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby GregS » Sat May 31, 2008 1:49 pm

Hi Gypsylady

You could add our campground to your pet friendly list. Inter-Action's Campground is in the Tweed Valley less than an hour from Byron Bay and Coolangatta.

http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Uki/FarNor ... arning.htm

Hope that helps!

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Re: PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS SEQLD & NORTHERN NSW

Postby GypsyLady » Sat May 31, 2008 4:13 pm

GregS wrote:Hi Gypsylady

You could add our campground to your pet friendly list. Inter-Action's Campground is in the Tweed Valley less than an hour from Byron Bay and Coolangatta.

http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Uki/FarNor ... arning.htm

Hope that helps!

Greg


Yep Greg I did mention that in another post after I asked if you were 'pet friendly'??

I do actually hand out copies of my 8/9 page list to fellow campers if they approach me for info.

I have found that camping with my girl often attracts people to my camp with the question "do you always take your dog camping with you??"

The answer is 'yes, always' and then comes the question...."where do you camp??" So I happily promote 'pet friendly' camping venues and the actual list that I hand out has personal comments added.

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