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Platypus Bush Camp

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· Finch Hatton, Queensland
5 acres hosted by Shane L.
3 lodging sites · 9 Caravan sites · 6 tent sites
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
The Platypus Bush Camp is nestled within the enchanting lowland palm-rivine rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge. The stunning creek that meanders through the property provides fantastic swimming spots. The property boasts modern amenities such as flush toilets, stunning rainforest showers, inviting picnic and dining spots, a fully equipped kitchen, and a charming dining hut, all set amidst the lush natural beauty of the rainforest and crystal clear creeks. Accomodation options include:
 - 10 unpowered sites available which suit a variety of set ups - please refer to each site description for specific site size and RV details. - 6 unpowered tent sites in a common grassed area - no vehicles are permitted on the grassed area. - 2 huts with provided bedding. Pets are welcome - as long as they are well behaved and owners clean up after them. There is a central fire pit for use. The property is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley just outside Mackay, Queensland. It's conveniently located 2 kilometres from the breathtaking Finch Hatton Gorge in the Eungella National Park. Just 1 hour drive from Mackay and 2 hours from Airlie Beach.

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29 Ratings · 23 reviews
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Ali A.recommends
April 2, 2024
Tent and Swag Sites
Hosts with the most!
We have been visiting this gorgeous camping spot for years and this time was by far the best! Shane and Robert were fantastic hosts and the work they have put into the property is evident. It looks fantastic, amenities were well kept and nothing was too much trouble for them. We enjoyed a drink of an evening by the fire with our wonderful hosts who were more present than the platypus and can’t wait to come back. Thanks guys, love the queen of camping and king of keeping the fire alive x
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Nicolaj Elias N.recommends
April 1, 2024
Site 9
Great place
Great place. Would recommend it, and already did😄
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Josey W.recommends
March 30, 2024
Tent and Swag Sites
Perfect Spot!
My family and I had a magical stay here! Absolute beautiful place to visit. Rainforest vibes for complete chill factor! Showers were nice and hot, toilets were flushing and all kept very clean! Host was super friendly and not shy of a laugh or two! Will definitely be visiting again!
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Dani D.recommends
March 30, 2024
Site 9
Beautiful place in the world! One of the best sites we have stayed at. We stayed in one of the glamping huts which felt like a little treehouse. Amenities were amazing especially the rainforest shower. Lots of small touches around the place that made it special. Swimming hole was beautiful. Thanks Shane!
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Sam P.recommends
March 25, 2024
Site 10
Bush camping treat with dog.
This was an amazing place that is beautifully set out. The fresh water creek pool was so clear and crisp with some great island style huts for the camp kitchen, central area. The showers were also amazing for somewhere that is off the beaten track. We camped right next to the creek with the sound of the creek running continuously. No internet here so some enforced time out. We would absolutely come here again. Shane you have it set up so well. Good luck with the venture (Didn't get to see a platypus though - sigh!)
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Kate R.recommends
March 24, 2024
Site 9
A secluded slice of paradise
It’s an adventure getting there in a 2wd campervan, down a gravel road and across a couple of rivers. However, it’s doable and absolutely worth it! You’re in the heart of the rainforest, the campsite is set up beautifully, and you can go swimming right there in a secluded rainforest swimming hole. Sadly we didn’t see any platypuses but we did see some tinkerfrogs!
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Finch Hatton, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Biri 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 Shane L.Joined in May 2023
Response rate: 40%Response time: Within 18 hours
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