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Mary River Farmstay

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· Gundiah, Queensland
250 acres
25 sites
14 Caravan/Tent
11 Caravan
Our property is a 100 hectare cattle farm with 1 km of river frontage. Since the floods of 2022, parts of the STEEP river bank are unstable and should be accessed with caution. Kids should be supervised. We welcome self-contained campers only (council regulations). This a great spot to wet your line with bass, saratoga, sooty grunter and lots of catfish! Platypus inhabit the river too, so bring your camera. Please note that the river bank is quite steep. The campsites have good access for all types of vehicles, however some camping areas require 4WD. Please get in touch if you're unsure. We are pet friendly. The property is located 1 hour from Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast. Hervey Bay is a natural bay between the mainland and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Renowned for its visiting humpback whales, and the close and intimate Whale Watching experiences that the local fleet can offer, Hervey Bay is a popular playground for tourists all year round because of its mild climate.
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Gundiah, Queensland, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Warren C.Joined in July 2019
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187 Ratings · 135 reviews
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Steve H.recommends
January 21, 2023
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Great spot good fishing better host. Thanks again Warren
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Jan A.recommends
January 7, 2023
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Very tranquil and relaxing!
We were lucky enough to be the only campers on the day of arrival so we could freely choose our spot. Warren warmly welcomed us, showed us around, dropped off our fire wood and let us know where he is in case we needed anything. We are definitely coming back!
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Bill S.
January 3, 2023
Mary River Farmstay - The River
The host, Warren, was right there to greet me as I drove in. His farm is big and his livestock over there in a distant pasture... all good, no noise or flies. The place along the Mary River is big enough I had all the privacy one could want... but there is one negative; the river is way down there, beyond the trees and brush. Other than that the area is good for camping.
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Sandra K.
December 31, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Short stay
Great place to go totally off grid, destress and have no connection to the outside world for a few days. Cicadas were very noisy tho and got a bit too much after a while. Lovely hosts
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Cj P.recommends
December 4, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Great place to get away !
Mary River Farm Stay was a great place to get away from Suburbia. Recent rain had made it so green and beautiful. The lower terraced campsite is perfect and well protected. The local Gundiah Pub is a good old fashioned Pub worthy of a stop and cold one and do a really good Steak too. Cheers for the Stay Warren.
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Aaron S.recommends
October 22, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Great first Hipcamp experience.
I highly recommend Mary River Farmstay for people and families who love the off grid campming. The host was a friendly bloke and gave us great advice on which spot would better suit our needs. Great views of the river and beautiful songs of the wildlife. The weather made us pack up early but we anticipated this and packed light. Awesome place to camp and would come back again for sure.
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Tayler J.recommends
October 16, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Escape the hustle
This was our second time staying at Warrens farm and were just as impressed as the first! Scenic views of the river from camp and surrounded by the calls of native bird life!
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Brendan G.recommends
October 12, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Rip snorter
Great property on the river. Only had time to stay one night but would have loved to stay longer. Awesome river, top host, amazing dog and even the cattle are chilled out and friendly. Didn’t have enough time to fish or spot platypus. Hope to come back👍
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Olly S.doesn't recommend
September 29, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Nightmare
Honestly terrible. Turned up and no one to be seen. Followed the blue flags to the “camping” area which was overgrown. Came for the fishing yet it was a rough 12-17m drop the the river. No firewood provided even though I paid an extra $20. Left after one night. The host messaged me on what was meant to be by 3rd day and asked where I was. Told me to book again and I would get a refund then.. didn’t book again as it’s pointless. Money lost
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Nicole M.recommends
September 27, 2022
Site 3 - Mary River Farmstay - The Shed zone
Our kids loved staying here, especially helping to feed the farm animals. We were in the powered site at the shed zone, with access to flushing toilets & hot showers. The site was completely fenced, which made things easier with our dogs. Warren was super helpful & friendly.
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Jack P.recommends
September 26, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Peaceful farm stay
Enjoyed Warrens place for the long weekend. Very peaceful and relaxing. Nobody in sight. The river is very steep to get to unfortunately so didn’t get to fish as much as I would’ve liked to. Bit tight to get a caravan down to the good spots but very worth it.
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Catherine R.recommends
August 7, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
What a wonderful part of the world. Warren has a very neat and tidy property with good directions given to get you there safe. Very friendly welcome and everything as requested. Definitely be back. I was looking for some peace and quiet to recharge and enjoyed every minute of my stay.
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Lincoln R.recommends
August 7, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Camp on the Mary
Camp went well. Nice secluded spot with 4wd access track near river. Campfire ring with log. Overall good spot with a toilet 2 minute drive away. *BYO TP* Laid back owners. Cheers
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Leon G.recommends
July 15, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Campsites clean good views family freindly great hosts
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Susan K.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 2 - Mary River Farmstay - The Shed zone
Warren is awesome as are the facilities and the experiences with the animals.
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Darren K.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 1 - Mary River Farmstay - The Shed zone
Great air bnb for big groups with a communal bar and BBQ area which Warren ensures the fire pit is lit morning and night with plenty of wood. Very relaxing and I would highly recommend staying there. The children had to make their own fun which included French cricket, Frisbee throwing, tag, board games and pictionary to name a few. Oh and then there is the cow feeding and walk to Mary River.
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Geoff D.recommends
June 26, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The Lake
Camping under the Stars
I enjoyed my two nights camping near the Mary River, it was peaceful and the clear nights with all the stars provided a awesome backdrop to all the trees. I enjoyed my conversation with Warren and look forward to returning soon for more of the same.
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Gay P.recommends
June 25, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Peace and quiet
Just what I was looking for - a peaceful, natural environment. Friendly welcome. Thoroughly my 3 night stay. Would highly recommend
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Madi B.recommends
June 12, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Great property. The spot down on the river bank is amazing even after the damage from the flood. The dam/lake is beautiful as well. Would highly recommend this spot.
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Jessica E.recommends
May 30, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Beautiful and peaceful spot
Great spot for families and dogs. Nice and peaceful. Beautiful views of the sunset and star filled sky. We will be back with our extended family for sue.
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Matthew T.recommends
May 5, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
A nice camp site beside the river!
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Lindsay F.recommends
May 3, 2022
Site 1 - Mary River Farmstay - The Shed zone
How’s the Serenity.
We loved our short stay here. We were booked to stay in the shed zone but ended up choosing a spot on the lake which was perfect. If you’re looking for peace and quiet and nothing but the sounds of nature and a place to relax and disconnect, this place is perfect. Warren was very friendly and hospitable (& so was patch) and we hope to come back.
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Kelli J.
May 3, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Its probably not significant to others but the grass was quite long, which meant walking through long wet grass and carrying it into the camper. I was a bit concerned at night of stepping on a snake so would have liked the grass cut. But if you want the very rural experience this camp is for you.
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Alana H.recommends
April 25, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Instructions were clear on how to get there. Nice quiet spot on the river. Loved our stay.
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Libby P.recommends
April 19, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The Lake
Off grid camping with my 2 dogs.
Mary River Farm was the perfect place to unwind. I camped in my van for 8 nights, close to the small lake. It was peaceful, with a lovely view of the trees, water birds, and resident turtle. The sunsets were always spectacular and the stars at night were incredible. I swam in the lake, went for walks with my 2 dogs and read books underneath my awning.
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Mark M.recommends
April 19, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Very nice. quiet and peaceful
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Jill S.
April 19, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Overall everyone had a great time however there was one poorly maintained toilet for at least 20 tent/trailers. We were well prepared for no showers and the lack of access to the river due to the recent floods but more warning on the lack of toilets would have been appreciated.
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Ruth Z.
April 18, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Overall it was ok. Property was nice but sadly you could not access the river at all. We were under the impression you could. Also, there was only one toilet on the whole property so a bit if a hike to get there. It was in a shed with a large opening for a window and a non locking screen door, so not very private. Toilet right beside an old water pump. To flush it you had to fill the supplied bucket from a slow running tap, empty this in and hope for the best.
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Brooke O.recommends
April 18, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Great spot!
Great spot, plenty of room. We only stayed the one night passing through but it would be a great stay for longer visits.
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Kath W.recommends
April 18, 2022
Mary River Farmstay - The River
Was very welcoming and relaxing
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