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Barron River Retreat

17 reviews
· Queensland
30 acres
1 site
1 Caravan/Tent
We love our slice of paradise and want to share it with others. We have been improving the land since moving here with a focus on regeneration and sustainable farming practices, such as excluding cattle from the river, replanting and finding alternate ways to approach pest management.  At times we host women's wellness retreats with consistent positive feedback of being nurtured by nature.
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Queensland, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Oliver R.Joined in October 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
20 Ratings · 17 reviews
Frank G.recommends
October 22, 2022
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Amazing place. Well set up. Plenty of bird life and wildlife. Great swimming area will definitely be coming back. Excellent communication from hosts.
Heidi B.recommends
October 9, 2022
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Great for big groups!
You can see how much love and work has gone into this space. Amazing River to swim in, paddle and explore before having a hot shower! The grounds are neat and tidy and great for big groups. Lovely people to deal with. We will definitely be back!
Fiona E.recommends
September 24, 2022
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Ultimate family getaway
Oliver was a wonderful host and his property was amazing and the views breathtaking. It was so great having the place to ourselves. We had two families of 2 adults and 2 children each and we all loved every minute we were there. The property had a shower made hot by using a donkey. The area was well shaded but did provide sunny areas too. There is a two minute walk down to the creek walk down to the creek. Our families both kayaked, swam and the fishing is great for the kids as well. The highlight of our trip were the sunsets that just took our breath away. This is a little slice of heaven. Thank you so much for sharing your property with us.
John B.recommends
September 20, 2022
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Great quiet spot. Shady grassed camp.
Joel L.recommends
August 21, 2022
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Magic hideaway by the creek
What a gem! Shady spot with the sound of Barron River rapids/falls. Short tracks down to stretches of the Barron River upstream and downstream of the rapids. We explored both and there is about 600m of river to explore in each direction before more rapids/falls. Fantastic bush shower heated by hot water donkey, firewood included and handy 12v battery that can be used for extra power if needed. There’s even a resident platypus to watch.
Tanya B.recommends
August 19, 2022
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What an outstanding site! A secluded, well maintained area of land. Lovely and shaded by trees, flat. We loved the sound of the waterfall and the kids had fun kayaking in the creek. We had the site all to ourselves, 2 families both in motorhomes, we enjoyed the fire pit, and the wood fuelled shower was lots of fun (and super hot!). The hosts were great and replied to messages really quickly. We will hopefully return next time we are in the tablelands!
Michael F.recommends
August 15, 2022
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Perfect private getaway. Site was amazing. Beautiful grassed and shaded area with an amazing shower and awesome fire pit. The river is a short walk from the camp site perfect for swimming and we even got to see the resident platypus. Hosts are friendly and accommodating.
Brenda B.recommends
July 16, 2022
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Privacy, River access, dog friendly and an outdoor shower! Firewood provided and very easy communication, we will be back.
Alex L.recommends
July 13, 2022
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Absolutely awesome place! Location was exceptional, right on the flowing creek. Quite, secluded and so nice listening to the running creek! Hosts Oliver and Melissa were very nice to deal with both in person and with prior communication. Highly recommend! The wood fired hot shower was the icing on the cake…. So unique and actually works! Well done guys!
Rachel L.recommends
June 6, 2022
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Incredible spot that has been thought out well! Looks like it would be perfect for larger groups. Hosts were helpful. Would stay again!
Shane R.recommends
June 5, 2022
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Great spot !
What an amazing spot! Nice and cold when we were there, the fire lit hot shower was loved by all! The river is beautiful!!
Tracey A.recommends
May 2, 2022
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We booked this campsite with no recommendation from anyone so did not know what to expect and we were so happy that we did. There was consistent communication from booking to leaving, there are no other campers - we had the entire place to ourselves! There is river frontage and easy calm water to kayak and fish. The fire pit was a nice way to end the day, we will be back when the weather is a little warmer as it would also be a great place to swim but for this trip it was a bit chilly! Thanks Melanie and Oliver!!
Amii M.recommends
May 1, 2022
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Beautiful large area, lots of shade, stunning views, heated shower and firewood. Being exclusive makes it even better! Great spot. Highly recommend.
Juan M.recommends
February 20, 2022
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And pets friendly
We loved it, one of the best spots around the tableland’s. Melissa and Oliver awesome people. Thank you guys🏕🏕🔥🏞🎣 what else can you ask for? 👍🏼
Lisa M.recommends
January 22, 2022
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Beautiful spot
Lots of space and privacy right on the river. Beautiful spot and lovely hosts! We will definitely be back
Jacopo B.recommends
January 4, 2022
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Lovely private camping site
Mel and Oli have a beautiful property near Atherton and the setup is great. A private area for camping near by the river and shower facility with hot water (need to light a fire for this) They also have solar panel that charge a couple of batteries, just in case you need to charge your mobile phone etc. One of the best hipcamp site we visited so far. Just be mindful that the river, like any other, during heavy rainfall can run strong and be a bit murky.
Josh M.recommends
January 2, 2022
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Amazing camp with platypus!
Melissa and Oliver were terrific hosts with a magical site. Flat and grassy camp site with lots of shade. They even set up a gazeebo for us because of the rain. The fairly lights and spot light set up shining into the trees were a great touch! They even had electricity for camp fringes and Charing things available. They had dry storage for fire wood and had cut plenty for us to use. The hot shower was to die for with a great view. We even saw platypus in the swimming hole right by the camp. It was a great time swimming relaxing and kayaking. Definitely recommend this camp and we will definitely be going back.
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