Camping in Darling Downs with wildlife watching

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Warrego Farm

73 sites · RVs, Tents226 acres · Junabee, QLD
This is a 226 acre lucerne and cattle farm 7ks from Warwick. It is situated on the Condamine River and Swan Creek. I have hired a mini bus for the warwick rodeo weekend 27-28October 2023 It is to take the campers into and from the rodeo to save them getting taxis Camp sites are located on Condamine River . Kayaking swimming yabbies and fishing available on the Condamine. . We only take minimal campers. Order your delicious free range eggs and meat from beef raised on the property in advance, which will be perfect for the campfire! Campfires permitted if restrictions aren't in place. Dogs permitted. We have a very private campsite for clothing optional campers. Please ensure you check our arrival directions before you come. Our place is easy to find, but we are farmers and always out working, so we probably won't be at the house when you arrive.
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Mountview Farmstay

5 sites · RVs, Tents650 acres · Ramsay, QLD
Mountview is a very special place having been in the family for over 120 years. The working farm is 650 acres of grain cropping and also runs a productive Charolais beef cattle stud. A central stopover point an easy 15 minutes from Toowoomba city and only a few kilometers off the New England Highway. Explore the local area with so many attractions and places to discover including the Darling Downs Zoo, The Historical Bull & Barley Inn, quaint little country towns, sunflower fields, Glengallan homestead, hiking tracks and so much more. Enjoy wide open spaces with magnificent views. Watch stunning sunsets, toast marshmallows around the fire pit, watch the night sky for a dazzling display of stars, hike or say hello to the many Charolais cattle on the property. You will have access to the facilities at the Ironbark Barn which include a pool table, dart board, television, kitchen and bar area, and hot shower and toilets. The kitchen has a fridge, freezer, BBQ, dish-washing station and rubbish/recycling facilities. Please note to hook up to power you will need a lead of at least 30 meters. 15 amp power is supplied. Power is allocated on a first in best dressed preference. If you desperately require power please advise at the time of your booking and all efforts will be made to hook you up to power. No pets please.
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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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Aloomba Lavender Farm

65 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · NSW
Welcome to Aloomba Lavender Farm. We offer bush camping with powered and unpowered sites. This means you will not be placed very close to other vans unless you are friends and choose to be together. In many cases you will be able to choose where you wish to park. Not all sites are level, but you are able to site your camp/ van as you wish. There are no cement pads. There is access to toilets and hot showers. You may have to walk some distance to the amenities but the solitude, the quiet, safety and stars make all worthwhile. There is a dedicated firepit and firewood is supplied. We can supply no water other than sufficient to cook dinner. You are welcome to use some of the vegetables and herbs but not to strip the vegetable garden! If in doubt - ask. We have great coffee and Devonshire teas but we are not a cafe. However there is a great little lavender shop where you can buy our own lavender essential oil, or a cake of soap or a Baggallini Handbag. We are dog friendly! We welcome well behaved dogs. We are 20 km from Stanthorpe. You may see wildlife or cattle through the fence and an occasional vehicle going down the road. We have a sealed road all the way to our boundary and then drive through the lavender. If you visit in late November through to early December you will enjoy our lavender flowering, but the plants look very pretty all year around in neat rows. We are a commercial farm so there is the need to work to the rhythm of the lavender.
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BrickVilla

34 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Tummaville, QLD
BrickVilla is a 10 acre property located a short walk from the township of Leyburn. The property is home to a historic cottage built in the late 1800s that is now the residence of a fourth generation local family. The property has a dam suitable for fishing and is teaming with native wildlife including Kangaroos, Fairy Wrens, Finches, Magpies, Kookaburras and Cockatoos. Pitch your tent or set up your van or camper and enjoy seeing native bird life and wildlife right at your doorstep. During the day you can do the local history tour or enjoy lunch at the historic Leyburn Hotel or Between Two Rocks Winery. You may even be interest in walking some local bush walking or hiking tracks. At night you can enjoy toasting marshmallows on the campfire (wood provided) or star gazing. You need to be a self-contained camper with your own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water. We recommend 4WDs to access the campsite. The campsite features open, flat grassy areas peppered with trees. Some of the land is level and some is gently sloped and more suitable for tent camping.​ No pets please.
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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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Bares Hideaway

20 sites · RVs, Tents43 acres · Summerholm, QLD
Welcome to 'Bares Hideaway', a 43 acre property nestled away from prying eyes in a secluded valley along the Liverpool Ranges in Grandchester. We are a short 1 hr drive from Brisbane and Toowoomba surrounded by acres of bushland. We are a 10 minute drive from Rosewood and Laidley where you will find cafes, supermarkets, fuel and a variety of other things to enjoy. Our lovely campground will accommodate swags, tents, campers, caravans and motorhomes. We provide an extensive camping ground which ensures that you will have a large amount of space to set up comfortably. Flushing toilets and hot showers are provided. We offer you the choice of a standard enclosed private shower or the fun of open air showers. We are happy for you to come and camp on your own or book the entire place if you have an event, large groups are welcome. There is a designated area that can be hired for parties and private functions with marquees available if required. If you are looking for clothing optional or nude camping we fully welcome you to do so. However we need to know at the time of booking so we can allocate an appropriate location so all campers are comfortable. Pets are welcome and must be under control and on a leash as there are farm animals kept on this property. Camp fires are permitted in communal fire areas or at your camp in provided fire drums. The only exception will be if a local fire ban is activated. You are welcome to bring your own firewood, or you can collect it off the ground. No chainsaws allowed. Please note that there is no potable water on site. You must bring your own DRINKING water. During extreme weather events the property can be affected, so if rain is forecast, please call before heading out. Things to do and see: The Grandchester hotel is a short 10min walk away and offers cold drinks, great meals and friendly country hospitality. Spicers Hidden Vale is approximately 6km away and perfect for bike riders. Rosewood train museum showcases steam locomotives and Grandchester scale model rail rides run once a month. All sites are unpowered. Generators are welcome between 7am and 9pm. PRICE. $25 per night Max 2 people. $10 per night for any extra people on that site. $5 for kids 5 years to 12 years. Under 5 years free. $10 per person for day visits. NO trail bikes, quads or ATVS.
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Wes's Camping Ground

15 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Leyburn, QLD
Wes's Camping Grounds is located on the Canal Creek. We have many different sites to choose from, either right beside the creek, amongst the trees or in the open paddock if you need to charge your solar. Guests are required to be fully self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. There is something for everyone here at Wes's Camping grounds. With several deep water holes on the property that are home to many fish species just waiting to be caught like yellowbelly, jew and carp. Imagine sitting, relaxing beside the creek while the kids are playing football or swimming just up stream. Bring your pushbikes or even a kayak and paddle up and down the creek. The kids will love to explore the property and shallow rock pools or even swim in the deeper water. Or just simply sit back and relax by the fire side and enjoy the serenity. We are close to Leyburn township with a general store and takeaway shop and of course like most little country towns a fabulous little pub providing a home cooked meal and cold refreshing drinks. Pets welcome.
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Bretim’s Farm

14 sites · RVs, Tents65 acres · Leyburn, QLD
UPDATE. CAMPSITE WILL BE CLOSED FROM MID MAY TO END OF AUGUST 2024 FOR FAMILY REASONS. Bretim’s Farm is a 65 acre grazing property near Leyburn in the Southern Darling Downs Qld. The campsite is open and has a large open area with “choose your own spot” sites. We do have a fully equipped BBQ area and playground for the kids but unfortunately we have had to close the camp kitchen since the floods. Currently we are not running any sheep or cattle having destocked due to issues with sheep caused by the extremely wet weather recent flood events. So sadly cannot offer lamb cuddles and feeding. However, we will be working our pasture and getting ready to restock with cattle and a few sheep in 2023. We offer drive-through shady sites along the banks of our seasonal creek 1.2kms down a dirt farm track at the back of our property. The creek generally usually runs December - March then it goes shallow & waterholes can dry up in drought - although this past 2 years it has flooded several times and has run all year. Dog friendly (must be on a lead), rain and bore water available, a long drop loo and fireplaces available (when fire restrictions aren't in place). Showers available in rustic facility. Many local festivals and event in nearby rural centres - Leyburn, Millmerran, Warwick, Stanthorpe, Toowoomba.
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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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Glenelg Station

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents9000 acres · Cement Mills, QLD
Do you want a place to get away from it all? The 2 Mile Campsite at historical 'Glenelg Station' is it. Offering peace, tranquility, abundance of wildlife and complete privacy. Enjoy camping beside the beautiful McIntyre Brook which is suitable for both swimming and kayaking or just kick back relax unwind and let nature work its magic. We currently only offer one campsite so you have the place all to yourself. Guests will have access to a portable toilet throughout their stay. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided but please ensure you check any restrictions before lighting a fire. For complete solitude, there is no phone reception at campsite Pets are welcome to join you, please ensure they are kept under control and that they are cleaned up after.
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Glenroy Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Maryvale, QLD
Property divided by Millarvale Creek offers secluded and private camping. We have two camping sites on the bank of the creek catering for the single camper . Each site has total privacy. Enjoy the peace and tranquility with clear starlit nights around the campfire, stunning panoramic views and sundowners on top of The Knob, walks along the rocky creek, and swimming in the clear running water. All campers must be self contained as there are no facilities on either site. Pets are welcome but must be kept under control and restrained at night and not interfere with livestock or wildlife. Campfires only in designated firepits dependant upon any restrictions in place. All waste to be removed from site in accordance with our 'Leave No Trace' policy. RESPECT other campers privacy ! NO DRONES over other private campsite!. If caught you will REMOVED from the property INSTANTLY and DEFEAT ANY PAID CAMP FEES!. SITE 1 & 2 now has a port-a loo for hire. Optus phone service good. Telstra phone sporadic. Vodaphone roaming ok. Children under 13 free! Wheelchair access on flat grassed areas , no pathways. 2WD accessible to both campsites. At present both sites have Porta toilets & fresh water pod for cash only hire. THIS IS A WORKING CATTLE PROPERTY you will get cattle bellowing on some occasions. BIO SECURITY IF YOU HAVE BEEN OVERSEAS RECENTLY PLEASE CANCEL OR DO NOT BOOK ANY SITE ON THIS PROPERTY. Ph 0458274032 Leave a message
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