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Gumridge

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· Rathdowney, Queensland
50 acres hosted by Peter T.
40 Vehicle/Tent sites
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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
We have a 50 acre elevated bush block with space for approximately 80 people with tents, camper trailers or caravans. We have a range of different sites with two main camping areas and many smaller semi isolated spots. Caravans are best set up on the lower campground where the main view is, and we send noisier groups in tents or swags to our upper campground. If you want to be away from the main groups you can choose one of the quieter spots. There is a council maintained 2 km gravel road which provides access & most vehicles can make it here reliably in any weather. Please note that you are unlikely to make it up our road due to the lack of grip on the gravel if you have a front wheel drive vehicle with any significant sized trailer. Our campgrounds can also be very slippery if wet but dry out within a few hours. WE ASK OUR CAMPERS TO BRING A TOILET IF THEY'RE STAYING MORE THAN ONE NIGHT. We now sell bagged firewood for $20/ 20kg and fill LPG bottles, cash only. We're happy for campers to gather firewood from the bush around the campgrounds, bring your preferred method of cutting it. We are dog friendly but ask that campers keep their pets on a lead to stop them wandering onto adjacent properties or chasing our wildlife. The camping area has no amenities, however it shares a spectacular view south across the QLD/NSW border from 300 meters above sea level, with Mt. Maroon 6 km away. Also visible are Mt. Barney and Mt. Lindsay. The nearest toilets and showers are at Maroon Dam or Rathdowney, 15mins away. The local area has a tourism focus with plenty of opportunities to explore the Scenic Rim. Mt. Maroon and Mt. Barney offer walking trails to the top, Lake Moogera and Maroon Dam are not far away for jetskis, kayaking and swimming and we also have several eateries within 25 minutes. Scenic Rim website has more details. Dog friendly. We have an abundance of wildlife from Wedge Tailed Eagles to Bettongs and Koala. We also get some dangerous snakes and 2.5mt Lace Monitors (Goannas). I often have campers bring telescopes and big cameras to take advantage of the long range views and dark night sky. Kids are classed as age 10 and under. If aged 11 and over, please book at adult rate.
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1515 Ratings · 591 reviews
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Tali M.recommends
May 18, 2024
Site 2 - Gumridge
Great site, amazing views! Peter is a great host, we were met on arrival and found a camp easily
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Kristine P.recommends
May 18, 2024
Site 31 - Gumridge
The view of Mt Maroon and Mt Barney were incredible. Lovely outlook.
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Laura S.recommends
May 11, 2024
Site 1 - Gumridge
Absolutely stunning views ⛰️
Absolutely stunning views!! The sites are well spread out with fire pits and our chosen one was peaceful with amazing scenery and plenty of firewood around to use. Peter was a wonderful host with great communication when meeting us when we arrived. An absolute cracker of a site - highly recommended. We will definitely be back :)
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Charles K.recommends
May 11, 2024
Site 16 - Gumridge
Peter was a great and helpful host, the view from the property was fantastic and we will be back
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Paula M.recommends
May 7, 2024
Site 31 - Gumridge
Great for a weekend !
Beautiful campsite !! It had lots of different options when choosing your site, including a firepit at most sites. We felt very welcomed by the owner and he came around in the evening introducing himself to us and told us that there would be a coffee van available in the morning (make sure to bring some cash)! Very glad that this site was dog friendly !!
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Abbey M.
May 6, 2024
Site 1 - Gumridge
Beautiful during the week.
Overall was a good place and price well, mostly dirt at each site. Host was great and welcoming. Site 1 is the only site with the main view of the mountain and is right next to the house with roosters, however sites are not marked and is kind of free for all. We were lucky to have gone during the week as weekends tend to be really squishy.
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Rathdowney, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Bundjalung and Yugambeh 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 Peter T.Joined in October 2016
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