Hipcamp host Sue R.,
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1000 acres situated at Fordsdale in the Lockyer Valley, we are in the foothills of the Great Divide, with spectacular views. We have lots of bush and scenic views, and plenty of space for campers. There are many private and isolated spots which suit groups camping together, wanting privacy away from others. 

Campers will need to be self-sufficient and have a 4WD. Our c

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1000 acres situated at Fordsdale in the Lockyer Valley, we are in the foothills of the Great Divide, with spectacular views. We have lots of bush and scenic views, and plenty of space for campers. There are many private and isolated spots which suit groups camping together, wanting privacy away from others. 

Campers will need to be self-sufficient and have a 4WD. Our country is hilly and rocky, and is absolutely not suitable for caravans or motor homes. 

Dog friendly. Campfires are permitted. Host conducts horse riding by appointment, children 8+years and adults (maximum weight 80kg) 

We have 2 long drop toilets (and cleaning products) 2 taps (bore water) and NO drinking water. 

Campsite area
Tent sites
50 sites
Up to 50 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Sue a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 90%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Fordsdale Adventures in Queensland.

Desert
Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Farm

Places to see near Fordsdale Adventures Camping

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Hipcamper Nadine

Peaceful dog friendly camping

Nadine F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 2nd, 2022

Serenity. Views to die for. Perfectly positioned campsite for peace and tranquillity. Dog friendly. Horseriding a wonderful bonus. We took a 1300kg camper trailer towed by a Prado. No problem. Some low range required. Friendly staff. We will definitely be back!

View of our campsite from mountain side.
Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 2nd, 2022

Beautiful location in a valley with hills all around. You can walk up a track for some nice views and there's even some sandstone boulders to play around on for the climbers out there. The description matched the campsite well, and Sue provided good information and directions before the trip. Main thing to consider before coming is that there are horses and goats roaming free around the land and they like to come up and say hi (and check whether you've got any food!). Thanks for having us Sue.

Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 27th, 2022

Place was good, owners were nice, would recommend

Hipcamper Catherine

Woke up surrounded by horses!

Catherine L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 26th, 2022

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was a truly beautiful spot! The horses and goats came right up to our camp site and the kids loved feeding them extra bread or fruit every day. The gentleman that ran the place was so friendly and checked on us daily going above and beyond. We will definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Sam

Beautiful place to camp

Sam G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 26th, 2022

Was a lovely place to camp for the weekend, beautiful views-clean air-friendly horses. Boss lady wasn’t so friendly but overall stay was enjoyable. Definitely recommend! Good Australian culture 👍

Hipcamper Jacqueline

Beautiful scenery and everything!

Jacqueline D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 25th, 2022

Our very first self contained camping trip and it was an amazing experience! Loved how the campsite is so relaxing with beautiful scenery up at the top near the main area with all the animals. Waking up to the horses & goats hanging out by our campsite, you get to pet them and feed them. They’re all such friendly animals. So cool how they are all free to roam around too! One of the best experience we had over the long weekend and the kids enjoyed every bit of it. Camp fire at night overlooking the stars. Drop toilets around the main sites. Horse riding available. Clear water creek at the bottom. 4WD access but was impressed by the host’s little Toyota echo that could get up those rocky & steep driveway haha. Would 100% recommend this beautiful private campsite if you’re really into nature and bush camping! We will definitely come back here again. We didn’t want to go home! Weather is always so beautiful too! Don’t forget to BYO shower, kitchen stuff, drinking water as it’s not available at the campsite, your own toilet if you don’t like drop toilets, food to last you for a couple of days. Closest supermarket is at Gatton which is about 30mins drive from the campsite.

Thanks so much for having us and the kids! See you again soon :)

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Hipcamper Kerry

Relaxation

Kerry T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 24th, 2022

What a beautiful property we camped along the creek it was a perfect place to relax go walking ride horses. Thanks so much Sue and Pete. We will be back also felicity our child wants to say a special thanks for letting her have a ride on the horse keep up the great work

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Hipcamper Zachary

Dangerous, unsafe, host unavailable

Zachary H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 21st, 2022

Unsafe, frightening, dangerous. Horses ran into my campsite after dark and I had to abandon my stuff. You didn't answer so I was alone and could have been seriously injured. I've reported you to hipcamp, I'll be seeking a refund and repercussions.

Hipcamper Robin

A much needed getaway!

Robin P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 19th, 2022

My partner and I went with our dog and we had an amazing time there. Sue and Pete were an absolute delight. The views were outstanding. We went for a walk up the mountain through the bush and saw the old shack. The creek had cold running water all day long. The horses were very friendly and would come visit daily for a chat and a scratch. The camp sites were impeccable and we will definitely be back again.

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Queensland
Finalist
Best in 2021 Tent Site
Finalist
Best in 2021 Queensland
Finalist
Property
Fordsdale Adventures Camping
State
Queensland
Country
Australia
AU$10/night
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