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Hopevale Adventure Camping

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· Widgee, Queensland
113 acres hosted by Jason C.
4 Vehicle/Tent sites
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The Cooke Family welcomes you to “Hopevale”. A beautiful 113 acre property bordered by Wrattens National Park at the edge of the world in the peaceful Widgee district of greater Gympie. Jason, a landscaper by trade, and Jacinta a teacher by profession, met many years ago at a national Christian youth conference. Four beautiful children later and many years down the track, they bought Hopevale as a blank cattle fattening property in 2018. After much hard work, they have made it what it is today, with plans to continually improve. We have different camp options available, one of which is set up for those guests also wanting to stay with horses or just have a larger group booking. Guests will have access to a toilet and shower throughout their stay which is within walking distance from each of the campsites. Campfires and pets are welcome. The property has only had 4 farming owners in its 110 odd years since it was first surveyed and selected in 1915. The Hillcoats, Bishops, Cotters, and now the Cooke’s. The families over the years have used the property for timber getting, dairy, beef and small cropping. The property is geologically rich with volcanic soils, sandstone escarpments full of caves and overhangs. The mighty Wrattens Falls sits to the back of the property in the National Park and is a sight to behold in full flow. It feeds the head waters of the western branch of Widgee Creek which meanders through the property. The subtropical dry rainforest clad mountains are dominated by the majestic Bunya and Hoop pines and are a testament to what once was covering the entire property before being cleared for farming. Remnant riparian creek lines are botanically rich and diverse holding Red and White Cedar, Teak, Silky oak and many other coveted timber trees harvested back in the day. There are many species of animals and birds that call Hopevale home. From water dragons, frogs and fish in the creeks, monitors, wallabies, deer, koalas, possums and phascogales in the eucalypts. Red-back wrens, pardalotes, rainbow bee-eaters, finches and quail call the open grasses home while whip birds give their iconic call in the forest. Above, birds of prey ride the thermals of the valley looking for their next meal. “We have been blessed beyond measure with a small slice of God’s wonderful creation that we would love to share with you.”
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Deana B.recommends
April 4, 2024
Little Fig Flat
A great spot with heaps of space
We absolutely loved our stay at Hopevale adventure camping. The little fig site is a huge site with its own little section of the creek with heaps of rope swings. Jason was very friendly and welcoming and checked in on us in the afternoons to see if we needed anything. There are also amazing hikes that start on the property and go into the nearby national park. We did the walk up to the caves which has stunning views once you get to the top. Will definitely be visiting again.
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Michael H.recommends
March 31, 2024
Big Fig Camp
Absolutely beautiful spot and Jason was very friendly and helpful We loved our stay and will be returning soon.
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Elle S.recommends
March 27, 2024
Little Fig Flat
Beautiful spot! Absolutely gorgeous even with the wet weather. Jason was an excellent host and made us feel very welcome! Love that it is a family friendly campsite and pet friendly too! Looking forward to returning again for another trip! ☺️
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Sarah D.recommends
March 26, 2024
Windmill Hollow
Get away from everything....
Where do I start?? If you want to getaway from society without any distraction this is the place! This place is paradise - from the gorgeous firepit set-up to the hot shower, we didn't want to leave! Jason is an amazing host & is a wealth of knowledge about his land - so insightful! We had our midi dashie so didn't get to do the Waterfall or Cave walk however did get to the Lookout which is nice little walk with beautiful views across the valley! You will not get any phone reception however this is always a breathe of freshness for me - it just allowed us to connect again without the distraction of a phone....loved it!! I'm a country girl at heart & if we were allowed to stay forever, I wouldn't have been mad - we will be back, next time with a crew! Thank you Jason for being the absolute best host & giving everyone a chance to experience your beautiful property.
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Sam H.recommends
March 25, 2024
Windmill Hollow
Best place to camp!
Jason was an absolute legend. He made sure I found the site & that I had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. He gave me some good recommendations of what to do in the morning and allowed for a late checkout. The camping grounds are very picturesque. Absolutely loved the peace and tranquility of the land. You will be truly blessed if you decide to camp here. Can’t wait to return with a larger group of family friends.
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Peter O.recommends
March 24, 2024
Big Fig Camp
Scenic property
What a beautiful property. Very well maintained and beautiful views. We were really impressed by the toilet and shower. You’ve done a great job Jason. Highly recommend this place. Very quiet and away from it all.
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Widgee, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Dyungungoo (Gubbi Gubbi) 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 Jason C.Joined in June 2018
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