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Camp Creek Retreat

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· Running Creek, Queensland
200 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
In Queensland, just north of the NSW border, in the Running Creek area of the "Scenic Rim". The nearby National Park is Mt Chinghee, which is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. We have grassed valleys and forested hills, which provide the perfect setting for bush walking, bird watching, star gazing, or just relaxing. Three of our camp sites are well separated and not visible to each other. If it's seclusion and privacy you're after, "The Washout", "Fig Tree" and "Ridge Top" would be perfect for you. While "The Old Hut", has 2 seperate sites and enough space to be well seperated from other campers. Guests staying with us must have their own toilet/shower facilities and take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. The sites are accessible for 4WD only. Get back to nature and explore. Many native animals have been spotted on the property wallabies, possums, echidnas, goannas, bandicoots, dingos, and koalas as well as a large variety of birds. Also a variety of frogs i.e.. Red/orange eyed tree frog, desert tree frog, white lipped tree frog, striped marsh, striped rocket frog and stoney creek frogs. ( see how many different calls you can hear) This beautiful 200acre property in Camp Creek is part of the original "selection" by William Dimmock in 1895. It was a dairy farm, and at one stage the family grew market garden crops on a plateau high up the mountain, using a flyingfox to bring the crops down. Originally the property took in "Screw Gully" from Glenapp up to Tartar Creek Rd. In the 60's Jim Dimmick (grandson to William) sold out and the land was sub-divided. The property now supports up to 40 head of breeding cattle and 3 retired horses. Scenic Rim hosts local wineries; restaurants and coffee shops, and Mt Tamborine, all within an hour drive. Only a 1.5 hour drive to the Gold Coast.
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Running Creek, Queensland, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Heather H.Joined in December 2020
Response rate: 100%
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80 ratings · 78 reviews
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Troy N.recommends
January 26, 2023
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Very well maintained site. Good views. Private. Accomodating owner. Recommend and would come back.
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Steven H.recommends
January 16, 2023
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Hidden gem
Our camp site was beautiful. Private and amazing scenery. Easy access to our site and heaps of room. We will definitely be back. Thanks Heather
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Skye F.recommends
January 7, 2023
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Lovely, quiet spot with plenty of room. Such a beautiful property. Hosts were great. Hope to visit again 😊
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Suellen K.recommends
January 5, 2023
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
It’s a beautiful spot, loved listening to the creek, watching the wallabies and relaxing
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Lacey A.recommends
January 4, 2023
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Well maintained, private
Extremely well maintained, beautiful luscious grass. Not much water in the creek, and also the short drive from main house to camp site is very much off road. You have nobody else around you and really private. I was able to leave my dogs off leash majority of the time, except when the kangaroos came to visit. Loved it, and great price.
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Shona F.recommends
January 1, 2023
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Off grid
Stunning location, easy to find, remote no cars flying past and Heather is an excellent host. Doesn’t intrude but ensures you get to your site, helps out with fire wood etc We have stayed before and will be back
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Natalie C.recommends
January 1, 2023
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Beautiful, peaceful country retreat. Even with all sites on the property booked for NYE it was so quiet and completely private. Very relaxing stay!
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Kenzie J.recommends
December 31, 2022
"Ridge Top" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Ridge Top Serentity
We made a last minute decision to paxk the truck, and head to Heather's Ridge Top Camp. Heather was a wonderful host, speedy in reply, and very friendly upon on arrival. Gave us a few tips for camp, as we were perched high above the valley... the grassy patch was well cared for and the 4wd track to reach it, was well maintained too.. The serenity, the sound of the bush, the clear starry sky and firepit, made this trip one to remember... we will be back for sure!
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Brett S.recommends
December 31, 2022
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Another great stay at the old hut. Relaxing and peaceful to just chill out and look at the views.
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Natalie C.recommends
December 3, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Beautiful site, very private and quiet. Perfect to relax and listen to the birds.
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Greg N.recommends
November 29, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Lovely secluded and private site with a lovely view of the valley
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Natalie C.recommends
November 20, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Amazing spot! So quiet and peaceful, already planning to return.
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Adam C.recommends
November 7, 2022
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Relaxing and quiet
A great spot to camp next to a running creek surrounded by green hills. Heather led us to the site, then left us to it for the weekend. A dirt road runs nearby but we didn’t see many vehicles. A beautiful and quiet place to escape.
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Sally W.
October 3, 2022
"Ridge Top" @ Camp Creek Retreat
The site is definitely 4wd with a great view. A sign out the front would make it easier to find.
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Christine L.recommends
October 3, 2022
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Beautiful location! Sites were spacious, well maintained and easy to access with our camper trailer. Heather was quick to respond to my initial enquiry making booking super easy. Heather met us on arrival and guided us down to our site. We certainly hope to be back soon. We would highly recommend this beautiful camp.
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Shona F.recommends
October 2, 2022
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
So peaceful
What a stunning site! Heather was lovely , showed us our site, offered fire wood then left us to enjoy her amazing property. Little creek was lovely. The whole area was amazing with walks, lovely trees for shade. One of our favourite hipcamp and will be back
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Andrew T.recommends
October 1, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Top camping spot, remote with no one near by. Clean and well looked after with the cows kept out of the camping site.
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Duncan C.recommends
September 29, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Thanks Heather. Had three peaceful days by ourselves. We will be back! Thanks
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Isabelle E.recommends
September 29, 2022
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Loved the camping spot at the Washout. lots of space, water near by and a lot of shade to enjoy for the kids
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Jarrod S.recommends
September 28, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
My wife and i really enjoyed staying here , we will definitely be back , Heather's farm has some great spots , Fig tree was lovely and quite and daily visits from the cows .
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Toni S.recommends
September 25, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Great spot. Peaceful comfy and clean.
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Tom E.recommends
September 25, 2022
"Ridge Top" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Great private spot on top of the hill. Unreal views of the valley and very well maintained site. Will definitely be returning!
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Kurt E.recommends
September 19, 2022
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Great hospitality, Heather took the time to show us to camp and loan us a firepit
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Chris L.recommends
September 18, 2022
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Weekend Escape
We made a last minute booking not expecting much since it was school holidays and boy were we surprised to arrive at this slice of bushy paradise! Manicured flat grassy campsite set next to a trickling creek amongst a backdrop of the Border Ranges. Very quiet and quiet a long distance to the next camp site (>100m). We’ll be back thank you Heather!
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Todd B.recommends
September 6, 2022
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Camping by the old hut
Great spot, quiet and very relaxing with the little creek right by the side. Running creek and Rathdowny are close by. The host is great to deal with and book was easy.
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Ashleigh P.recommends
September 3, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Secluded spot in a slice of heaven!
What an amazing secluded spot! Cannot highly recommend this spot enough if you want a bit of time to relax, unwind and enjoy your own company whilst taking in the beautiful land thats on offer and the view is something else. We experienced so wild conditions with rain and wind but this still didn't dampen our spirits as we still had an amazing time and loved our few nights away. Thank you so much Heather for your warm welcome and letting us stay at your beautiful property. It such a beautiful spot and you guys have done such a wonderful thing letting people experience your slice of heaven.
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Danielle G.recommends
August 21, 2022
"The Old Hut" @ Camp Creek Retreat
We had a wonderful time camping here :) located next to a beautiful stream and surrounded by lots of wildlife. The stars at night were amazing!! Highly recommend :)
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John M.recommends
August 8, 2022
"Fig Tree" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Great spot, highly recommend, very peaceful, very friendly host.
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Clare F.recommends
June 18, 2022
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Wonderful camp site! Camp site was clean, well maintained and just beautiful. The big tree gives plenty of shelter and the sound of the little creek was just heaven. Heather wasnt there on arrival but gave clear instructions. 4x4 recommened for a tiny creek crossing and a reasonably steep ridge to get there. Heather came to meet us on departure and was just lovely. Will definitely come back to try the other sites! :-)
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Daryl S.recommends
June 13, 2022
"The Washout" @ Camp Creek Retreat
Wonderful spot love it!
Fantastic spot! Not far from home, 10 minutes from Rathdowney. Heather is wonderful. I think its under priced and will be very popular in the warmer months.
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