Hipcamp host Melissa R.,
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Privacy guaranteed with exclusive use of campground.

Adjacent to the Barron River in a secluded corner of a private property just outside Atherton, the natural environment offers a private campground for your group, stunning views over paddocks and bushland, and a large meandering river complete with platypus, fish and gentle rapids. 

The level grassy communa

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Privacy guaranteed with exclusive use of campground.

Adjacent to the Barron River in a secluded corner of a private property just outside Atherton, the natural environment offers a private campground for your group, stunning views over paddocks and bushland, and a large meandering river complete with platypus, fish and gentle rapids. 

The level grassy communal area is surrounded by trees, multiple exclusive use camping sites are available with a background of birdsong and flowing water.

You will need to be self-contained with your own toilet amenities.

There is a collection of firewood and firepit, a canoe and lifejacket, a wood-heated shower, non-potable water and solar powered battery available. Potable water (rain water) can be provided separately or you may choose to bring your own supply.

Our canoes are complimentary but only to those who are competent and confident in its use. If you are not fit and able to safely use the canoe, please don't. Life jackets can be provided. 

Although pets are most welcome, due to the amount of wildlife (including tree kangaroos and ring tail possums) we request that pets remain restrained while on site.

Prolonged heavy rains can make access difficult and result in cancellation.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Up to 10 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Pop-up campers and Class B RVs allowed
Vehicles under 19 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Class A RVs, or Cars
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Melissa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mt Baldy, 10 minutes away, offers extensive mountain bike tracks

Fishing

Lots of freshwater fish onsite

Hiking

Multiple hiking options nearby - Melissa is happy to point you in their direction

Paddling

Canoes onsite - lifejackets available upon request

Swimming

Approximately 800mts of freshwater for swimming

Wildlife watching

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Barron River Retreat -EXCLUSIVE USE in Queensland.

Forest

Rainforest type vegetation surrounds the campgrounds

Field

The property is 30 acres, with residence at one end, campgrounds at the other, and paddock in between

River, stream, or creek

Approx 800meters of river wraps around the campground, but is separated by a boarder of rainforest type trees.

Swimming hole

Multiple swimming holes on site

Farm

Sustainable farming practices for cattle, chicken and (at times) fruit and vegetables

Driveway

Established, unsealed, delinated driveway through paddock suitable for standard to high clearance vehicles. Some bumps

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Hipcamper Tracey
Tracey A.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

We booked this campsite with no recommendation from anyone so did not know what to expect and we were so happy that we did. There was consistent communication from booking to leaving, there are no other campers - we had the entire place to ourselves! There is river frontage and easy calm water to kayak and fish. The fire pit was a nice way to end the day, we will be back when the weather is a little warmer as it would also be a great place to swim but for this trip it was a bit chilly! Thanks Melanie and Oliver!!

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Hipcamper Amii
Amii M.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2022

Beautiful large area, lots of shade, stunning views, heated shower and firewood. Being exclusive makes it even better!
Great spot. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Juan

And pets friendly

Juan M.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2022

We loved it, one of the best spots around the tableland’s. Melissa and Oliver awesome people. Thank you guys🏕🏕🔥🏞🎣 what else can you ask for? 👍🏼

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Hipcamper Lisa

Beautiful spot

Lisa M.
recommends this listing.
January 22nd, 2022

Lots of space and privacy right on the river. Beautiful spot and lovely hosts! We will definitely be back

Hipcamper Jacopo

Lovely private camping site

Jacopo B.
recommends this listing.
January 4th, 2022

Mel and Oli have a beautiful property near Atherton and the setup is great. A private area for camping near by the river and shower facility with hot water (need to light a fire for this)
They also have solar panel that charge a couple of batteries, just in case you need to charge your mobile phone etc.
One of the best hipcamp site we visited so far.
Just be mindful that the river, like any other, during heavy rainfall can run strong and be a bit murky.

Hipcamper Josh

Amazing camp with platypus!

Josh M.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2022

Melissa and Oliver were terrific hosts with a magical site. Flat and grassy camp site with lots of shade. They even set up a gazeebo for us because of the rain. The fairly lights and spot light set up shining into the trees were a great touch! They even had electricity for camp fringes and Charing things available. They had dry storage for fire wood and had cut plenty for us to use. The hot shower was to die for with a great view. We even saw platypus in the swimming hole right by the camp. It was a great time swimming relaxing and kayaking. Definitely recommend this camp and we will definitely be going back.

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Property
Barron River Retreat
State
Queensland
Country
Australia
AU$50/night
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