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Two Life Motto's: 1. It's All About The Journey 2. De Camino A La Verada - Do Not Stray From The Path.

Bush Camping ...

Bush Camping ...

I've created this blog mainly to let family and friends know where we have been "Bush Camping" of late as well as a permanent record for us. Sort of an online Scrapbook I guess.

We live in the South East Queensland region of Australia, so I am trying to camp in places that are, at most, 3 hours from Brisbane. Places you can visit on a quick weekend trip, over a long weekend period, or take a week or fortnight to explore. On occassion, we may venture much further afield (here's hoping) and show some other destinations we've managed to locate.

I've tried, where possible, to add links to important things. Such as websites for the places, towns, national parks, state forests, or places of interest. Please click those to take you away from my site, to theirs ... but don't forget to come back! I've added these so that you may get up to date information about these places.

If there is something that I haven't covered or that you can't locate information on ... Contact Me has been set up for you to send me an email. It's for comments or questions you may have about anything to do with the blog itself, my photo's, our camper trailer, or the destinations. Please don't hesitate to provide information on other places we can go, as we are always happy to visit another location.

You can also learn more about me and our camper trailer by visiting the Other Pages links.

Please Enjoy.
Tracey =^..^=

17.12.10 Peach Trees Jimna

Well we wanted to spend the weekend at Glen Rock again, but it looks like we are flooded out!  Let's try Peach Trees again, but this time we'll stay in the main campground.  It's another long weekend for us and my Birthday on the Sunday as well, so well worth going somewhere nice and green!

We've got Alex with us as well this time, Glenn's kid, so are taking so much extra stuff ... can anyone explain that?  Anyway, we get off a bit late, as we aren't as prepared for this trip as we think - packing wise.  We throw in the fridge freezer as well as the esky ... better too much than too little.  And Alex does eat alot!  Extra bedding, bed, tent, tarps, games, the electric guitar, pillow, a new water resistant box for the timber, a gift for me (yay!), and a Badminton Set ... and it all goes in where ever we can fit it.  I've never seen the ute tray so full!

04.12.10 Glen Rock Regional Park

We've decided to camp here for the weekend.  Not sure if I learned about this place from My Swag or DERM, but this is what DERM says about it, but it's definitely NOT in Camps Australia # 5 and I seriously think it shouldn't be. 

This is our little secret okay?  

20.11.10 The Gorge

So we packed up the camper and had our latest 'on the road' time so far ... 9am.  We weren't worried though as we didn't have very far to go at all.  Roughly 103k's in all.  I know ... seriously big trip this time!  LOL!
We made it to Aratula in good time, so decided to stop at the Bakery and grab some morning tea and an after dinner treat.  Sausage Rolls weren't up to Big Dad standards, but the Vanilla Slice and Date Loaf were excellent.  We also stopped at the pub to grab some prawns for lunch

13.11.10 Archer Camp Ground

We picked up the Swag and it was like new.  Well okay it wasn't as shiny as the others, but all things were fixed.  They'd even noticed a few other things that needed attending to and taken care of those.  Wonderful!  The brakes needed some adjusting ... so they did it, and some covers hadn't been given to us in the first instance, so we now have those as well.   And we were on the road after installing the esky!

We drove up the highway and then deviated at Wamuran, heading down Campbell Pocket Road.  Alas, there was a detour about 1/2 way along, but we weren't disappointed to find the views along this detour were stunning!

22.10.10 Andrew Drynan (CamperTrailer.org Qld Meet)

When waiting for our Camper Trailer to arrive, we happened across various sites dedicated to CT enthusiasts.  One we found extremely friendly was campertrailer.org   They often have "meets" around Australia, and we were lucky enough to have one close to home recently.  I put us down for it right away.

Glenn and I were both rather nervous about meeting so many people we had only chatted with online before.  We needn't have been.  They were just as friendly in person and we had a great time.  One good opportunity to see new things and learn about how other people are camping

16.10.10 Koreelah National Park

We loved this area so much, we decided to visit it again the following fortnight. We actually had to cut our way along White Swamp Road from Boonah and cut our way over the creek crossing due to heavy rains prior to our arrival.

02.10.10 Koreelah NP

While staying at Flanagans Reserve, some other campers told us of this wonderful place, and we are glad they did.

04.09.10 Flanagans Reserve

7 K's west of Rathdowney on the Boonah-Rathdowney Rd, turn left onto Upper Logan Rd, follow this for 4k's and turn right into the Reserve.  Situated on 12 hectares along the Logan River.  Dogs on leash welcome.  $6.60 per adult per night, kids 5 - 15 $3.30 per night.  Hot showers $0.20 per minute.  Wheel barrow load cut timber $10.  Very friendly Manager lives onsite and is available for all enquiries and also runs a small kiosk with the basics and some junk foods.  Amenities (with dog hitching areas and water bowls) and office are central in the reserve.

Upper camping section is flat, and the access to the rapids is steep.  Lower camping section is gently sloping (flatter towards the end), and access to the deep 'swimming pool' section and rapids is not as steep. 

14.08.10 Andrew Drynan Park

So named for Mayor of Beaudesert from 1973 - 1977.

Right hand side from entry.

Spent an overnighter here at $5 per head.  Chilly August nights, dew in the morning.

31.07.10 Peach Trees Campground

Months in the planning and then after a five month wait, it's finally the day we collect our new Aussie Swag camper trailer.  To say we were excited is a bit of an understatement. 

We really must recommend Aussie Swag Campers to everyone.  They put up with our phone calls and emails, and made the hand over very easy.  A fantastic family business!!  Thumbs Up from us.

This is our dream camper.  Swing out kitchen, comfy bed, canvas over our heads.  We love it.  There will be many places that we will visit over the years of using this camper that it will become a second home for us.