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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.

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Tracey =^..^=

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. 

Lower Camping

Pick your "site" where ever you require on the entire reserve.  Drag over 1/2 a 44 galv drum for your fire pit or ask for a BBQ plate from the manager.  Some of the lower sites come with picnic tables.  Views over the River and toward Mt Maroon from all sites.  Short distance by car to the National Park for walking trails & day visits.

We enjoyed our stay at Flanagans Reserve.  It was a little blowy upon arrival and rained overnight, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time onsite and the rain.  We wandered over the entire 12 hectares, up and down the River, viewing the rapids and deep water areas, thrilled at the view of Mt Maroon.  The sounds of the birdlife and cows was excellent, and the other campers were all very considerate.  Onsite interests included bird feeding at the office and the chance to view a platypus along the river.  Although not heavily grassed, I'm sure with the recent rains, that it will soon green up nicely. 

Whilst we were there some "new to camping" people came in and the manager helped them set up their tent in next to no lighting.  We thought this was fantastic and I'm sure they will be returning in the future, because of the "over and above attitude" of the manager. 

Trip Kilometres: 260
Trip Duration: 48 hours

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