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5 ripper bush camps from Foodie Trails!

Now for something a little different, especially with the Queensland/New South Wales border about to open up, we give you our top five ripper bush camps we visited while on our recent adventures to Southeast Queensland shooting our exciting TV show, RV Daily Foodie Trails.

 

  1. Bucca Hotel Campground, Bundaberg, Qld

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The Bucca Hotel is a classic country pub in a beautiful riverfront location in Bucca, around 20 minutes outside Bundaberg in Queensland. The pub owns and manages the adjacent campground, where caravaners can set up for a small overnight fee and make use of the hot showers and toilets, plus, of course, the wonderful counter meals and cold beer of the pub. They even have live music on the weekend! And you simply must try their ‘Bucca Sauce’; homemade Worcestershire sauce sold in repurposed Bundaberg Rum bottles.

Link: https://www.buccahotel.com/

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Cost: $5 per person per night

Address: 5 N Bucca Rd, Bucca, QLD 4670

GPS: -24.858697, 152.092618

Toilets: Yes

Showers: Yes ($5 per shower)

Campfires: Yes

Max Stay: No limit

Road Access: 2WD

Water: Drinking water available

Number of Sites: Unmarked, 30+ sites

Power Available: No (generators allowed)

Dog-Friendly: Yes

Big Rigs: Yes

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  1. Bluff Creek Campground, Kenilworth, Qld
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Bluff Creek is a large campground set on private property in beautiful surrounds just outside Kenilworth, in Queensland’s verdant Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Set on 100-acres of rolling grounds fronting both the beautiful Mary River and a permanent creek, each campsite is located for maximum privacy and space. The lush grassy sites each have a fire pit and direct creek access or views across the valley. The sites are a short walk or drive to the property’s Mary River access, which is perfect for fishing, swimming, canoeing or just relaxing. There are portable toilets for use, but mostly vans will need to be self-sufficient.

 

Link: https://www.kenilworthcampgrounds.com/

 

Cost: $15 per adult per night, $10 per child per night

Address: 44 Wilcox Rd, Kenilworth, QLD 4574

GPS: -26.562606, 152.738275

Toilets: Yes

Showers: Yes

Campfires: Yes, firewood available

Max Stay: Two weeks

Road Access: 2WD

Water: Drinking water available

Number of Sites: 20 (100 in peak periods)

Power Available: No (generators allowed)

Dog-Friendly: Yes

Big Rigs: Yes

 

 

  1. Gleneden Family Farm, Maryvale, Qld

 

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A working organic farm, Gleneden is a unique farm stay experience for self-sufficient campers and caravanners. You can join a farm tour to get up close and personal with the vast range of animals that call Gleneden home. The farm utilises interspecies regenerative farming techniques, in which animals are rotated strategically around paddocks to mimic nature. Each species performs a different function in regenerating the soil, so this is considered a very environmentally friendly way to farm livestock. Visitors can stock up on meat from the farm shop before settling in at camp. Suitable for off-road vans only.

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Link: https://www.glenedenfamilyfarm.com.au/

 

Cost: From $18 per adult per night, $6 per child per night

Address: 375 N Branch Rd, Maryvale QLD 4370

GPS: -28.036256, 152.249452

Toilets: Yes

Showers: No

Campfires: Yes

Max Stay: Two weeks

Road Access: 2WD

Water: Non-potable

Number of Sites: 6

Power Available: No

Dog-Friendly: Yes

Big Rigs: No

 

 

  1. Aloomba Lavender Farm, Liston, Qld

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Next on our list of ripper bush camps, we have the Liston Lavender Farm. When it comes to unique places to set up your caravan, amongst fragrant flowers at a working lavender farm surely takes the cake. Liston Lavender Farm is located 15 minutes from the town of Stanthorpe, in Queensland’s Granite Belt region. The camping areas are right alongside the beautiful rows of lavender, and there are a few sites with access to power. There are hot showers and toilets here, as well as a home-style café serving up freshly made lavender scones. The campsite has a large communal firepit and festoon lights for ambient evenings at camp.

 

Link: http://www.aloombalavender.com.au/

 

Cost: $15 per couple per night, extra $5 per night for power

Address: 5425 Mt Lindesay Road, Liston, Stanthorpe NSW 2370

GPS: -28.619014, 152.096807

Toilets: Yes

Showers: Yes

Campfires: Yes

Max Stay: Two weeks

Road Access: 2WD

Water: Limited drinking water available

Number of Sites: Approx 15

Power Available: Some sites (generators allowed)

Dog-Friendly: Yes

Big Rigs: Yes

 

  1. Dandabah Campground, Bunya Mountains, Queensland

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Located high in the magical Bunya Mountains National Park, around 100km north of Toowoomba, Dandabah Campground is a grassy, open campground with unpowered sites but full facilities including free hot showers. Fringed by rainforest home to the region’s namesake bunya pines, this campground is peaceful and pretty with easy access to beautiful rainforest walks. It’s located in the Bunya Mountains village, which has two cafes, a restaurant and a general store, all within walking distance. It’s also home to many very cute red-necked wallabies, which happily graze amongst campers.

 

Link: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-mountains/camping.html#dandabah_camping_area

 

Cost: $6.65 per person per night, $26.60 per family per night

Address: Bunya Ave, Bunya Mountains QLD 4405

GPS: -26.880716, 151.597129

Toilets: Yes

Showers: Yes

Campfires: No

Max Stay: Two weeks

Road Access: 2WD

Water: Non-potable

Number of Sites: Unassigned, space for 70 people

Power Available: No

Dog-Friendly: No

Big Rigs: Yes

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And that wraps up our top 5 ripper bush camps from our trip!

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