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Granite & Eucalyptus Bush Camping

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· Eukey, Queensland
21 acres hosted by Stephanie W.
1 Vehicle/Tent site
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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99% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
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Granite & Eucalypt Camp sits on "Mckenzie Glen" and offers a private camping experience for families and their dogs. The camp allows for self contained tent campers and caravans, camp trailers or RVs. We only allow 1 group at a time, so there will never be any other guests on the property whilst you are there. So once it is booked, the place is entirely yours. For example, if 3 families would like trip away with the kids, it will be exclusive to your group. There is a plentiful supply of firewood around the block that can be collected, if there isn't a load already near the fire. A load of wood is normally replenished once a month and left next to the firepit. There is very limited mobile phone reception along Eukey Road and it is almost non-existent at the camp. Which is great if you want a digital detox! However, there is a way you can still be connected and these details can be provided upon request. There is no toilet... yet. We do sometimes dig a drop toilet but this is not available all the time and it moves frequently. There is a small post hole digger with a bottomless bucket toilet (more affectionately called "Chainsaw") set that you can dig a hole for a toilet and a cage that gives some privacy (see the photos). But please make sure you fill it in with your finished and all the toilet paper is buried at least a foot under the ground. It gets it name from the rodeo bull "Chainsaw" because if you dig the hole too wide and can last 8 seconds on the seat, you're a legend! SO good tip for campers if you want to use it. A favourite thing to do at the camp is to have sundowners on what we call the "Zen Rock". It is a large rock formation about 100m the east of the camp. You can't miss it. There is an incredible amount of bird life around and a family of magpies live in trees just near the camp kitchen (they are friendly). You will often be woken by the Kookaburras and see the gorgeous Rosella's cruising around picking at grass seed. McKenzie Glen provides a swag deck that is large enough for 2 double swags side by side. There is a fully fitted camp kitchen which includes a gas stove. Our point of difference is that for a family who can’t afford all the kitchen camping equipment etc - you will have 'most' of the luxury's of home. You will need an esky for your food and drinks. There is no power, however the kitchen has a small fixed 12 volt system that will run the small pump for the kitchen and the lights. You'll see the switches. There may also be some cattle on the property, they are agisted by my lovely neighbours. They are usually weaners or cows and calves. McKenzie Glen - Granite & Eucalypt Camp is a stones throw of the Girraween National Park, a number of Granite Belt wineries and it is not too far down the road is Storm King Dam where (now that its full) is great for fishing and kayaking and boating. The area used to be mined for Tin. Keep any eye out for lumps of granite rocks on the ground and if your lucky enough you might find some with flicks of tin. If you hold the rock up to the light you can see the fecks shine in the light. If you are a coffee lover like me, there is St. Jude's Cafe down the road on the New England Highway at Ballandean. I highly recommend popping over to Ballandean Estate Wines on Sundowner Road, they've been making wine since 1932. The smell of the food coming from their Barrel Room Restaurant will draw you in even if you're not hungry (you can book a table on line so you don't miss out). And if you like a good country pub meal and a cold beer, then the Ballandean Tavern is the go. Both St. Judes and the Ballandean Tavern are only 8.8km from the camp. To the North of the camp, this bushland is a declared bushfire zone. To stay aware of radio broadcasts, the local ABC channels are 104.9 (ABC radio) 103.3 (Triple J).Granite and Eucalypt Camp sits on "Mckenzie Glen" and offers a private camping experience for families and their dogs. The camp allows for self contained tent campers and caravans, camp trailers or RVs. We only allow 1 group at a time, so there will never be any other guests on the property whilst you are there. So once it is booked, the place is entirely yours. For example, if 3 families would like trip away with the kids, it will be exclusive to your group. There is a plentiful supply of firewood around the block that can be collected, if there isn't a load already near the fire. A load of wood is normally replenished once a month and left next to the firepit. There is very limited mobile phone reception along Eukey Road and it is almost non-existent at the camp. Which is great if you want a digital detox! However, there is a way you can still be connected and these details can be provided upon request. There is no toilet... yet. We do sometimes dig a drop toilet but this is not available all the time and it moves frequently.  There is a small post hole digger with a bottomless bucket toilet (more affectionately called "Chainsaw") set that you can dig a hole for a toilet and a cage that gives some privacy (see the photos).  But please make sure you fill it in with your finished and all the toilet paper is buried at least a foot under the ground.   It gets it name from the rodeo bull "Chainsaw" because if you dig the hole too wide and can last 8 seconds on the seat, you're a legend!  SO good tip for campers if you want to use it.  A favourite thing to do at the camp is to have sundowners on what we call the "Zen Rock". It is a large rock formation about 100m the east of the camp. You can't miss it. There is an incredible amount of bird life around and a family of magpies live in trees just near the camp kitchen (they are friendly). You will often be woken by the Kookaburras and see the gorgeous Rosella's cruising around picking at grass seed. McKenzie Glen provides a swag deck that is large enough for 2 double swags side by side. There is a fully fitted camp kitchen which includes a gas stove. Our point of difference is that for a family who can’t afford all the kitchen camping equipment etc - you will have 'most' of the luxury's of home. You will need an esky for your food and drinks. There is no power, however the kitchen has a small fixed 12 volt system that will run the small pump for the kitchen and the lights. You'll see the switches.   There may also be some cattle on the property, they are agisted by my lovely neighbours. They are usually weaners or cows and calves. McKenzie Glen - Granite & Eucalypt Camp is a stones throw of the Girraween National Park, a number of Granite Belt wineries and it is not too far down the road is Storm King Dam where (now that its full) is great for fishing and kayaking and boating. The area used to be mined for Tin. Keep any eye out for lumps of granite rocks on the ground and if your lucky enough you might find some with flicks of tin. If you hold the rock up to the light you can see the fecks shine in the light. If you are a coffee lover like me, there is St. Jude's Cafe down the road on the New England Highway at Ballandean. I highly recommend popping over to Ballandean Estate Wines on Sundowner Road, they've been making wine since 1932. The smell of the food coming from their Barrel Room Restaurant will draw you in even if you're not hungry (you can book a table on line so you don't miss out). And if you like a good country pub meal and a cold beer, then the Ballandean Tavern is the go. Both St. Judes and the Ballandean Tavern are only 8.8km from the camp. To the North of the camp, this bushland is a declared bushfire zone.  To stay aware of radio broadcasts, the local ABC channels are 104.9 (ABC radio) 103.3 (Triple J).
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James G.recommends
May 19, 2024
McKenzie Glen
Another great stay.. our third time here and always love coming back. Easy access to Girraween NP, Stanthorpe etc.
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Storm E.recommends
April 7, 2024
McKenzie Glen
We had an absolutely wonderful time here. The tranquility and views from the porch watching the cows and kangaroos is just beautiful. Thank you Steph for providing us with a perfect weekend away. We stayed at McKenzie Glen after doing a hike up to The Balancing Rock. I would definitely recommend McKenzie Glen.
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Bay M.recommends
April 2, 2024
McKenzie Glen
Perfect, peaceful setup
As always, a perfect stay. Thanks so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us Stephanie! We can’t wait to visit again.
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Heidi W.
December 31, 2023
McKenzie Glen
We really appreciated the camp kitchen for its shelter, water and gas cooking facilities. It’s a great base camp scenario. Personally we found challenging the cows that roam around the camp site, because they defecate everywhere and destroy the fireplace. It’s always challenging to balance privacy, nature and cost. Privacy and cost- 10/10. The cows are a reality which makes it challenging for camping here, especially if you have a dog.
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Nicole J.recommends
December 11, 2023
McKenzie Glen
A great spot close to Girraween
The bird life was amazing and the close proximity to Girraween National Park was fabulous. As there is absolutely no reception, it was great spot to rest and detox from all types of media, I literally stayed put for 3 days. The camp kitchen provides a good supply of water and power. The cows are sweet and lovely and I know it's their spot- not mine, but I'm back home repairing 2 small holes in my tent as one accidentally stepped on my tent flap which was draped over a tent peg. They pulled out three of my tent pegs, so I had to keep re-tensioning the strings every evening. Having to keep an eye on them early am/pm was literally the only downside and it's not that big a deal, only I would have to look at a solution to this if I were to book again. All in all, a nice secure, relaxing nature stay.
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Zedd B.recommends
October 9, 2023
McKenzie Glen
Camping you do in your dreams
Bring your sleeping stuff and food. Everything else is there. Has to be one of the best set up camping spots I've been to. If you need a spot in the area, you can't pass up on this place if you haven't been. Give it a try, your mind will be blown, if I haven't reserved it ofcourse
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Eukey, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Ngoorabul First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Stephanie W.Joined in October 2018
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