QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby Lockyer » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:15 pm

We headed off 7am Saturday morning from the Lockyer Valley, travelled up the eastern side of Wivenhoe Dam and then the western side of Somerset Dam, both dams looked beautiful in the morning sun. Stopped at Kilcoy as they had a Saturday market at Yowie Park as our neighbours enjoy having a look around (we both try to go away camping once a month together) after stretching our legs for 30min's we hit the bakery across the road for some morning tea - apple turnover and a flat white coffee yummmmm :grin:
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We arrive at the camp ground just before 11am, after stopping in town (Cooroy) to get some fresh bread rolls and bits & pieces, Cooroy is approx 11klm's from the campground. There is only one caravan setup in the place and the manager told us that there might be a few scouts (9 -12) show up over the weekend, the manager points out where the scouts will camp and tells us some spots to look at, so now comes the hard part - 2 woman in two campers wanting to setup in 2 different area's of the campground, so after driving around the campground - what seemed to me like 2 hours(really 10min's) they agree to an area and I can get out of the car and thinking about relexing, setting up camp takes us all of 20 min's if that but we have had this camper for a loooonnnnng time so our team work is spot on.

Here is a link to the camp ground and fee's http://campcooroora.scoutsqld.com.au/index.htm you are allowed to take small dogs but be warned there are ticks and leeches so treat your dogs for ticks and check for leeches, while most of our group had sprayed ourselves with bug repellant my mate Kev didn't and after a walk thru the bush he brought home a guest - leech, so out with the knife - his wife thought I was going to cut his leg off ....... :roll: and Kev thought I was going to cut the leech off.... :roll: no you put salt on the leech and when it moves away you use the knife to get it off the skin and put it down the nearest lady's top...I had no idea my wife could run so quick.....
OK lets look at some pictures....the building below is the shower/toilet block on the left side and bunk rooms on the right - the bunk rooms are only for scout use and are only kid size beds. To the left side of this picture (not seen) is the powered area, there is only 4 or 6 power points from 2 poles so it always pays to check before hand if you need a powered site. Also check to find out if there is a large scout group or boy's brigade camping as it will be a long wait for a shower....
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OK the very top photo was taken as you enter the camp ground - our camper trailers can been seen way over the far left side, so this photo below is from the front of our camp site looking over to the shower/toilet - powered sites - camp kitchen and the entry road. There is plenty of room for vans or tents, the only issue is there is no shop nearby for anything you have to drive to Cooroy.
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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:20 pm

Please do.....looks interesting.
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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby Rosco1 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:48 pm

Hey LOCKY.....Bit like asking if we would like any cake.......then saying that you will let us know when you have made one...lol

Last I heard of that place was....that its now full of workman ...working in the area :(

Be interested to read your report when it arrives.....In-between times....enjoy your trip

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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby Lockyer » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:39 am

Part 2

Below is the camp kitchen, great big gas BBQ and stove, has microwave x 2, a fridge and drinks fridge, plenty of work room and 2 washing up area's - when you think about it they possible cook for a 100 scouts at a time...there are rules everywhere - which is fine ie BBQ to be cleaned after use, chairs to be leant against tables etc We cooked in the kitchen on both nights and invited the guy in the van on a powered site to join us, nice to meet you Wayne..
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There are a couple of fire rings for groups to sit around, one is just behind the camp kitchen near the powered area and the other is down the front near the water/dam, the camp manager drops fallen timber etc near or next to them but it is not big stuff and burns quick. There are also some half 44 gal drum on stands around the grounds which can be used for fires, we grabbed one of these..
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The campground itself is on the shore of Lake Mc Donald, there are some strict rules about how and what you can do on the lake which can be found on the SEQwater web site, the photo below is from our site looking down towards the lake.
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Not alot of wildlife, we saw plenty of birds, a possum came around on Saturday night but not to close and then disappaered into the darkness, but we must have been camping on someone else's site and he wasn't happy and he was way to friendly and didn't leave the area...talk about being watched...
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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:48 pm

Great report and pics Locky.....but you missed the all important (or maybe I missed it) question....how much??
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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby Lockyer » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:47 am

Sorry GL

It was a big report, with a lot of reading so have found the information you require :grin: :grin:

Here is a link to the camp ground and fee's http://campcooroora.scoutsqld.com.au/index.htm you are allowed to take small dogs


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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:28 am

Thanks Lawrence......looks like $24 per night per couple. Not sure if that is with or without power??
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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby Lockyer » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:57 pm

GypsyLady wrote:Thanks Lawrence......looks like $24 per night per couple. Not sure if that is with or without power??



That is the price for a powered site and unpowered.


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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby hoadie72 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:09 pm

That's a beautiful looking spot, thanks for sharing :)
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Re: QLD - Camp Cooroora, Cooroy

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:15 am

Lockyer wrote:
GypsyLady wrote:Thanks Lawrence......looks like $24 per night per couple. Not sure if that is with or without power??



That is the price for a powered site and unpowered.


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