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Barron River Retreat

· Atherton, Queensland
30 acres hosted by Oliver R.
1 Vehicle/Tent site
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
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.Privacy guaranteed with exclusive use of campground. Adjacent to the Barron River in a secluded corner of a private property just outside Atherton, the natural environment offers a private campground for your group, stunning views over paddocks and bushland, and a large meandering river complete with platypus, fish and gentle rapids.  The level grassy communal area is surrounded by trees, multiple exclusive use camping sites are available with a background of birdsong and flowing water. A modern composting toilet has recently been installed. There is a collection of firewood and firepit, canoes, a wood-heated shower, non-potable water and solar powered battery available. Potable water (rain water) can be provided if you run out, just ask. Our canoes are complimentary but only to those who are competent and confident in its use. If you are not fit and able to safely use the canoe, please don't. To ensure proper fit it is recommended to bring your own lifejacket,, if you need to borrow one of ours you will need to check sizing in advance.  Although pets are most welcome, due to the amount of wildlife (including tree kangaroos and ring tail possums) we request that pets remain restrained while on site. Prolonged heavy rains can make access difficult and result in cancellation. Short duration and small group bookings during peak periods (school holidays and long weekends) will not necessarily be approved. As we are a single site camp this will block anybody else from using the campsite. There are no redclaw here. We ask that guests do not set redclaw or yabbie traps as there is the risk of catching and drowning platypus.
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33 Ratings · 27 reviews
Rita S.recommends
March 7, 2024
Barron River Retreat -EXCLUSIVE USE
Peaceful stay
We enjoyed tent camping on Oliver’s property. Directions were clear and it was easy to find. Lovely private shady flat area for our tent and exclusive use just for us. We saw the platypus. The sound of the river cascading was calming, we enjoyed our peaceful stay.
Keran K.recommends
November 6, 2023
Barron River Retreat -EXCLUSIVE USE
We loved the sound of the river, it was so soothing. The site is beautifully maintained and has state of the art composting toilet, hot shower and a great camp fire. A super venue for couples and families. Larger groups would go far to find such a shady, tidy and well set up spot. Thanks Oliver, 😊
Heidi B.recommends
October 9, 2023
Barron River Retreat -EXCLUSIVE USE
We hired the place as a group and there was ample space for 14 of us. We loved the hot shower and toilet, paddling upstream, the shaded communal space and hanging out on the river bank. It feels like world's away- so private and secluded. And the platypus was super friendly.
Christa F.recommends
July 17, 2023
Barron River Retreat -EXCLUSIVE USE
Barron River escape!
Absolutely loved our stay at Barron River Retreat! Oliver was a fantastic host, great communication , helpful and super welcoming! A lovely quiet spot by the flowing Barron River, really enjoyed paddling in the kayak’s provided! We also loved getting the hot water “donkey” going for our nightly showers…. Thanks so much for having us!!
Jona A.recommends
June 2, 2023
Barron River Retreat -EXCLUSIVE USE
Absolutely amazing spot! And fantastic hosts! Super accomodative and helpful. Will definitely be back, if ever in the area again. Thank you for everything!
Amber B.recommends
April 22, 2023
Barron River Retreat -EXCLUSIVE USE
We loved our camping at the Barron River retreat. Beautifully nestled amongst the trees, you are awoken softly by the dawn chorus of the native birds. The Barron river behind the site provided a calming atmosphere. We even got to say hello to Oliver’s curious cows! Our doggos also had an amazing time - we even took them out on the kayaks which they thoroughly enjoyed. We did get a few grass ticks, but nothing that some tweezers couldn’t handle! Oliver was so accomodating and so friendly and easy to contact. We cannot wait to come back!
Atherton, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Djirbalngan First Nations according to To 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 7 hours
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