Forest camping in Darling Downs

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Berrima Farmstay

34 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Elbow Valley, QLD
My 100 acre grassland property is mostly natural ironbark grassland, bounded by the Condamine River to the east and the sealed Cullendore Road to the west. Grazing and farmland to the north and south. The nearest neighbours live a distance of approximately 1.5 km away, so peace and quiet is guaranteed.I can offer riverside camping, where 10 camping areas are available, suitable for single campers, or family groups.Wood for your campfire is available to purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own. A bush shower and toilet are situated at the river camp, or if you are camping near the homestead, taking in the mountain views, hot showers, and toilets are available there.Lots to see and experience in nearby Warwick and the Granite Belt.Dogs are welcome and must be controlled by owners at all times.
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Hart Hill

19 sites · RVs, Tents28 acres · Thanes Creek, QLD
Hart Hill boasts a stunning 28 acres. Your initial view of the property coming over a Thanes Creek causeway is that of a magnificent rock face. However, 600m down the road, through the gate, and over the ridge, Hart Hill exposes a lovely undulating fold baring a huge panorama of flat alluvial ground that hugs Thanes Creek. Sprinkled with gums, the camping area is based west of the property in a stunning shady lea cooled by the creek and an old windmill for a backdrop. The properties history is colourful. In 1869 the area was a hub for gold diggers wanting to strike it lucky. Old wooden stumps tell a story of an old mining hut, and if you dug in some of the rock heaps you might get a shock when you uncovered more than gold. Visitors can enjoy campfires, fossicking, including swimming, kayaking, fishing and more dependant on seasonal changes to the creek.
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Over the Creek

8 sites · RVs, Tents178 acres · Tarome, QLD
We have 178 acres of beautiful land hidden in the hills of Tarome in the Scenic Rim community. An amazing view of the national park and Cunninghams Gap. There is a hidden creek at the back of the property that never runs dry, running from Gap Creek Falls at the top of Cunninghams Gap. The location is perfect for a quick getaway or long stay, complete privacy and little reception depending on your phone service, ensuring a peaceful camping stay. There is lots of activities within a short drive from the property including fishing at Lake Moogerah, hiking the mountain tops or having brunch at the amazing local cafe's in the area. Our campsites are hidden in the hills, down by the creek or out in the open. You will need a 4 WD to access the rear of the property. There are 3 x 2WD camping options for caravans over 17ft or those not off road. Depending on the type of vehicle and van will dictate your camping locations. Maximum caravan access for the rear of the property is 17ft off road van. This is due to the hill climb and a tight corner at the top. Dogs are welcome but must stay within the camp, be under control or on a leash. If you have friends who you want to invite but don't have camping gear that's okay, we have the option to hire a camper trailer. All they need to bring is food and drinks. Only 1 available, please see Extras. We welcome self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water. All human, food and general waste is to be removed upon leaving the campsite. We have fireplaces set up but if you prefer a different site for your fire please bring your own fire pit. Good Firewood for camp ovens etc is available for purchase under Extras. For this one off price we will supply you for wood for your whole stay. There is sometimes wood located at each campsite but the amount and quality is varied. Check in and out times are flexibility but please arrange time prior to arrival
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Ex-publicans Paradise Bush Camp

50 sites · RVs, Tents156 acres · Brisbane, QLD
Welcome to our picturesque retreat nestled in the southern downs and granite belt region, surrounded by lush natural beauty including bushland and dense forests. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane, our tranquil haven spans across 156 acres of nature's finest landscapes. Whether you're a group seeking a self-contained camping experience or looking for an exclusive bush camping adventure, we have the perfect options for you. Immerse yourself in the serenity of our secluded campsite, where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. Enjoy the freedom and privacy of your self-contained camping setup, surrounded by the stunning scenery that our expansive property has to offer. Indulge in the tranquility of the bushland, explore the nearby forests, and embrace the abundance of flora and fauna that call this region home. Take leisurely walks through the scenic trails, breathe in the fresh air, and immerse yourself in the natural wonders that surround you. Guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure.
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Callemondah Farm Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents1500 acres · Warwick, QLD
CALLEMONDAH FARM CAMPING Callemondah is a 1500 acre Farm owned by Norm and Rhonda Betts located south of Warwick in Queensland. Callemondah is Aboriginal for "Many Hills" and the Farm is an Aussie Whites Sheep Stud Farm. Callemondah Camping is a new designated camping area that overlooks a picturesque waterhole and park like setting. There are fire pits to cook your food with and to have a campfire, just ask for a load of firewood or book it through Hipcamp here. We can hold and cater for functions such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings and Corporate Outdoor and Team building Functions. We do allow dogs that must remain on a leash at all times. You can also bring your horse/s on planned events and ride through the paddocks and hills of Callemondah Farm. The farm is a scenic mixture of wide open grazing fields and areas of native bushland which features native bird life and wildlife such as cockatoos, black cockatoos, galahs, crows, mapgies, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas and more. The Rosenthal creek meanders through Callemondah Farm which is very beautiful and makes for a lovely walk or to sit beside and create a painting. You can go for an amble throughout the farm or do a larger hike and take in the spectacular views from the various high points. (by arrangement only) Breeding Stud Sheep is the main agricultural activity on the Farm and there are pigs in the newly built piggery, poultry, farm dogs, horses and other farm animals featured. You can drive into Warwick which is only 5 minutes away, go for a country drive or take a trip to Stanthorpe, Allora, Yangan and other towns for the day or to visit markets and events. There are various National Parks you can visit to go hiking and we can organize horse riding and other activities for you and your family. So we hope Callemondah Camping Calls you to come and stay and we welcome you to stay for a day, a weekend or longer and spend some time on our fantastic farm.
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Broangus Bomber Wreck Rest

10 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Emu Vale, QLD
Gateway to the South Branch off Emu Creek with the site off the Lincoln Wreck nearby. Sadly a resting place of 6 people. 1955, Mt Superbus. Highest peak in south east QLD. This is a Historic Area it should be respected and enjoyed by all. Border Main Range National Park. Emu Creek Valley 20 km. Which places you close access to many park walks include 2km from the start of the Lincoln Bomber Walk. Or walk to the STEAMERS. Prow Funnel Mast Stern. Spring and Bellbird Walk on Broangus, commanding views of surrounding peaks. Our property offers three camping areas. Creek Flat, Paddock Areas. and Prow View. Fire pits at all sites and SOME complimentary wood supplied. Can purchase more at the property $10 per bag or 1/4 trailer for $25. Cracking camp areas prior to or after walks. Or just kick back with family and friends put a camp oven on relax and enjoy the mountain air. Camper trailers Caravan welcome. Recommend off-road or four-wheel-drive, on road vans can access but need to take it very slowly as there’s four water crossings with gravel and small rocks. SUV or 4X4 Access only 4 water crossing 15km of Dirt
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Gleneden Family Farm and Bullock Team

8 sites · RVs, Tents640 acres · Maryvale, QLD
Private campsites, friendly farm animals, beautiful views and even a waterfall and waterhole for swimming. Gleneden Family Farm is family run 640 acre working farm nestled in the picturesque western foothills of the Main Range just 90mins from Brisbane. We have freerange pigs, sheep, cows, a dairy and lots of chickens ruanning around the farm as well as mountain bike tracks and beautiful areas to bushwalk. You can also buy our organic pastured pork, wood smoked nitrate free ham & bacon, beef & lamb, soaps and jams at the farm shop. We farm using a combination of traditional farming crafts and the most innovative organic, regenerative techniques available. With no chemicals, few machines and a wide variety of friendly farm animals Gleneden is a place for families to reconnect with nature and farm life. We enjoy sharing our farm, both with campers and day visitors to our working bullock team displays and farm tours. Beautiful North Branch Creek runs through Gleneden, with pools, ripples and a waterfall. Native Eucalypt woodland covers two thirds of our property. We value and work to enhance the great natural biodiversity and beauty in our valley. We offer a small number of private bush campsites on our beautiful, peaceful, uncrowded rural landscape. There are five creekside campsites along 700m of creek and two on hilltops with great views. 4WD is needed for most sites. Gleneden is a place to slow down, unplug, relax, unwind, explore and play.
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Cullendore High Country

50 sites · RVs, Tents4000 acres · Cullendore, NSW
Cullendore High Country has been operating as an established campground since 2015. We are a 4000 acre working cattle property and campground only two and a half hours from Brisbane. We are located in the picturesque, temperate high country only a 30 minute drive from Warwick, QLD. Campers have access to our property, as well as the neighbouring Maryland National Park. CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD ARE FREE SO LEAVE THEM OFF THE BOOKING. Our focus is to provide a quiet family-friendly venue. The space and quiet of our campground allows visitors to interact with the many native birds and animals that frequent the campground, providing a unique backdrop to an authentic bush experience. Campers can enjoy relaxing around their campfire in the bush, with firepits available at each site. This is combined with the luxury of flushing toilets and hot, gas-heated showers. To make the most of our peace and tranquillity, campsites are scattered in secluded areas throughout the property. There are 4 main camping areas, The Forest Camp, The Creek Camp, The Mountain Camp and The Overflow, each offering something different. We have smaller sites, suitable for a couple, a family or a few friends through to larger sites for groups and all sites have been levelled for a comfortable stay. We cater for all forms of camping including tents, camper trailers and caravans. The campground is accessible by 2WD and 4WD vehicles and firewood, ice and drinking water is available from our office. We are only a 30 minute drive to many local attractions located around Stanthorpe and Killarney. We are a pet-free campground.
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Wynola Country Cousins

14 sites · RVs, Tents1500 acres · Killarney, QLD
We are located in the '14 river crossings' Cambanoora Gorge, just 2.5 hrs from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. This 1500 acre working cattle and horse property offers a variety of completely private, riverside campsites.* 4WD access only. Suitable for fully self-contained camper trailers, and high clearance, four-wheel-drive camping outfits. * Note Campers must be self-contained and bring their own camping toilet. (No holes in the ground, must be a chemical toilet where you take your waste with you).* We are dog-friendly but they must be cattle, horse and wildlife-friendly.You can BYO horse for $12 per horse per day, and keep it in our secure yards. You are welcome to explore the Cambanoora Gorge (it's part of the national trail) and/or our property on your horse.Find us on Facebook, search for @ wynolacountrycousins 
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Curragundi Ridge

1 site · RV, Tent250 acres · Rockmount, QLD
The camp site is set in a secluded clearing in the Eucalyptus forest on the most rugged part of a working cattle property. The walking tracks range from easy to challenging, with spectacular views from the higher points. An abundance of wildlife live here. Birds range from Kookaburras to Bower Birds. A large variety of raptors, including the Red Goshawk have been spotted from this property. You are sure to see wallabies and possibly hear a koala if camping in summer. 30 minutes drive from Toowoomba.
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Nyalar Mirunganah Nature Refuge

31 sites · RVs, Tents470 acres · North Branch, QLD
**Our camping sites vary in size and proximity to others. If you want to come with a group with several vehicles etc, please send a message rather than book separate sites. We will help find a site which suits your needs. We now have several secluded bush camp sites as alternatives to our more 'civilised' sites. They have no facilities apart from the site so you must be entirely self-sufficient. But all are single sites well away from others. We invite you to come and share our property, soak up the tranquility of our quiet valley and enjoy feeling at home in nature. And your dog is welcome too (under control please because we value our wildlife, and no more than 2 dogs per couple or family group)! The land is nearly 200 Ha in the western foothills of the Dividing Range, with the usually-flowing North Branch Creek being a green haven supporting lots of wildlife. It also includes the secluded back valley of Hann Creek to which you can walk, cycle or ride, with many tracks of lengths up to 3 km. The land is mostly open forest land with some cleared areas from its dairy-farming history, and many gullies with thicker vegetation. The property is mostly now dedicated to nature conservation and the recovery of its more natural state. It is a Nature Refuge under Qld legislation with special emphasis on recognising that the land is Githabul country, honouring local Githabul people now, sharing it with them and others, plus preserving species of plants and animals with known relevance to their former lifestyles. The name Nyalar Mirungan-ah means 'Old Women's Tears' in Githabul, and recognises that they cry because the land was taken from them and because it has not been looked after well by European people. We are now trying to care for it well, and to allow the original ecosystems to return, by lighter grazing, soil recovery and using traditional Aboriginal burning knowledge. And we welcome dogs as long as they don't disturb our wildlife. Shandy, our own dog, is very welcoming to guests and might drop in to your camp for a visit.
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Silver Ridge ( Toowoomba) Hilltop Views

5 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Silver Ridge, QLD
Stunning views from our property at Silver Ridge. We have a wedding at times so the grounds are very well manicured...We like to caravan ourselves and are always looking for nice spots so we thought we'd open up our place to others. Guests need to have own amenities so we welcome caravans and motorhomes with onboard amenities. Bring your own water. Easy access and van parking in the bitumen carpark area. There is a lovely grassed area you can enjoy during the day (no vehicle access to the grassed area). Small pets considered on application.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping in Australia's Darling Downs forest. With over 800 options in this stunning location, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your outdoor adventure. Whether you prefer a cosy cabin, a spacious caravan site, or a secluded tent spot, we've got you covered. Our top campsites, like Gumridge (436 reviews), Wynola Country Cousins (329 reviews), and Frog's Hollow Scenic Rim (181 reviews), have received rave reviews from fellow campers. And with popular facilities like cooking equipment, rubbish disposal, and campfire pits, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. For the adventure seekers, there's plenty to do, from off-roading and climbing to wildlife watching. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in Darling Downs!

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