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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Pets can be off-lead at this Hipcamp.
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Our property is situated on the banks of the great sandy strait just 400m from the Tuan Boat ramp with access to Fraser Island by boat or kayak. We are surrounded by State forests and wetland. There is a dam on the property for swimming and playing. 400m walk to the Tuan beach and boat ramp, exit via the main gate entrance. The forshore has a park, BBQ area and picnic tables as well as garbage disposal.
There is plenty of space with-in the property and surrounding forests for mountain biking, motor-biking and walking. 3km down the road in Boonooroo you will find a large park with tennis court and public BBQ's. The bowls club and Golf Club are just 3km away.
This site is suitable for caravans, RV's, camper trailers. There is no toilet facility on the property. We are VERY dog friendly and can be off lead as long as the dogs are friendly towards people and other dogs and don'y try and bite our horses which roam freely. We also have other peoples horses agisting in paddocks on the property. (Please don't feed them as their owners have requested this) You can feed our horses apples and carrots. Activities you can do include boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, crabbing, walking, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching, kangaroo spotting, playing in the parks, beach tennis, mountain biking, hiking etc.
Camp sites are far from the main house and other sites so you can have camp fires and play music, use generators without worry of disturbing the neighbours.
We have a tap/ hosepipe at the horse stables as you drive in on nexto the main house where you can fill up water canisters but might be easier to bring your own water. Text before hand to organise so we can show you where the fresh water tap is found.
Campers will need to be self contained (rubbish and toilets) and please leave your campsite the way you found it. Don't leave toilet paper or rubbish in fire pits please.
Enter / Exit the main gate by pushing the code into the key pad. (Given on booking) Gate closes after 20 seconds once it is fully open so be quick.
NOTE: ***During Summer months - November, December, January and February there are midgees (sandflies) at dusk and dawn and we do recommend midgee screening or spraying the mesh on your caravan windows as the standard mozzie mesh will not keep them out. Bring coils, a fan as they hate any breeze, bug spray and long sleeved pants and tops to wear in the evenings from about 5pm-7pm. After it is dark they die down!***
***4X4's are recommended if you don't stay along the fence line as it can get muddy if there has been lots of rain. If you stay along the fence line you will be fine as the roads are compact and hard and the camp sites along this fence are higher up, they are marked with Fire Pits so camp here if you want to stay dry and get a good breeze.***
We hope you enjoy the peace and quiet out here. If you need anything please message me on HIPCAMP messages or text or call me : 0487047270 (9am -5pm) Unless in an emergency.RUSTIC RETREAT IS A CAMPER VAN/CARAVAN/ RV AND HORSE FLOAT CAMPER CAMP SITE ONLY. NO TENTS ALLOWED. 4x4 is recommend for better clearance however the access road and along the upper camp sites where the fire pits are have compacted dirt roads (drivable even when there are puddles.)
WE DO NOT HAVE PUBLIC TOILETS OR ELECTRICITY.
YOU NEED TO BE FULLY SELF SUFFICIENT TO CAMP HERE.
This beautiful isolated 84 Acre property is situated on the banks of the great sandy strait opposite Fraser Island, surrounded by State forest and Mangroves. We have no neighbors!
It is horse and dog friendly. Dogs can be off lead as long as the they are friendly and don’t stress the horses out or try and bite.
👣 Plenty of space for mountain biking, horse riding,walking, running, etc.
👣 River access - ONLY AT HIGH TIDE! Bring Stand up paddle boards/ Kayaks / or hire our kayaks. Tuan Boat Ramp is 300m from our main gate and less muddy if preferred.
👣 A medium sized dam for swimming and playing. Feel free to use the floaties and stand up paddle boards on the shore. No nasties in the dam so safe for swimming.
👣Other activities may include fishing, crabbing, bird watching, kangaroo spotting etc.
Amenities Nearby but not on property:
👣 Expansive adjacent forests for unlimited horse riding trails, mountain biking, motor-biking, hiking, etc.
👣 Tuan Boat ramp with public toilets/ Public rubbish bins (300m) away.
👣 Tuan Foreshore Beachfront (400m) with park and free BBQ’s
👣 Great kids park in Boonooroo with Tennis Court, Playground, Soccer field, cricket pitch (3km) down Wilkinson Road, turn Right to Boonooroo.
👣 Bowls club and Golf Club (3km) Golf Club has great food but booking is definitely recommended.
IMPORTANT: *IF YOU COME DURING SUMMER WEAR LIGHT COLORED, LONG SLEEVED SHIRTS AND LONG PANTS FOR MIDGEES AS THEY COME OUT AT 5PM!* *BRING COILS,SPRAY ETC IT IS QUEENSLAND SO TO BE EXPECTED*
NOTE: Camping is predominantly on the upper paddocked grass field or around the dam (if you can handle midgees) Campers will need to be self sufficient - please leave your campsite the way you found it. Take your trash with you when you leave. You should bring your own water and portable toilet. We have water if urgent so please text us so we can show you where it is. (It is the tap by the horse stables.) Steel fire drums designate more popular spots with a breeze/ less mozzies and higher ground. camp fires are allowed. Welcome to play your music or ride mountain bikes and run/ walk/ explore the whole property. No loud music after 9pm please. Motorbikes can be ridden on the property but please be respectful of the horses, campers and stay 300m away from the main house and horse paddocks and riding arena. Better to ride outside the property if there are other campers.
Host contact by text / hipcamp between 9am-5pm ONLY. Please respect host’s privacy and don’t come and knock unless an emergency.
Please note we can’t control the weather so if it does rain it is not our fault.
Thank you and enjoy your stay.
Maryborough, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Badtjala First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jackie R.Joined in September 2022
31 Ratings · 22 reviews
January 4, 2024
Jackie was very welcoming and said we could camp basically anywhere on the property !
The place itself was beautiful and in a great location, we had a great night there.
January 1, 2024
Great spot plenty of space good hosts
Dogs loved being off leash horses there are very friendly
December 22, 2023
We loved our stay at Rustic Retreat. Such a beautiful location. Jackie and Rees are fabulous hosts!
September 25, 2023
Thanks again Jackie and Reece for the awesome time on your property. The kids had a great time and so did the adults!
We needed more time to explore so next time it will be a longer stay.
September 25, 2023
Great hosts and location for riding motorbikes:) !
September 16, 2023
Friendly host and heaps of space!!
Jackie was lovely and greeted us when we arrived and gave us a map of the site. This was really helpful as it’s a big camping area. We were the only ones there so had lots of choice on where to go, although even if it’s full I imagine you still have heaps of space! There was a fire pit and Jackie said we could help ourselves to any wood we could find on the ground. Lovely place to stay!
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