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Queensland, Australia
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 =^..^=

24.04.11 Glen Rock Regional Park

So it's 145k from home and we were aghast at the changes the council are making to the creek ... right from the start of the Tenthill Valley.  Every single crossing has had major works done to it.  I'm not really surprised as they had a few weeks where the Tenthill Creek on www.BOM.gov.au was around 6 metres or so before it started falling.
We also passed some soft floor campers and a roof top camper on the way out, so hoped we'd have our favourite spot.  So we pulled into the campground, to find our favourite spot vacant! 

30.04.11 Butinga - Update: Now Closed

UPDATE: Tried to make another booking here and have been told that this place is closed for good. Unless you are family or a very good friend ... no chance of camping here any longer.

Yes ... we've decided to spend the Labour Day weekend out there in the CT as well!  We have decided to go to Butinga.  I've made arrangements with the owners to spend 1 night babysitting their cows in their cow paddock!  Magic.  It'll just be us and the cows.

So we loaded up the camper and headed out on a brisk morning, as you do.  The day was crystal clear and beautiful.  It didn't take us long to get where we were going either ... which is always nice.

16.04.11 Poplar Flat - Main Range National Park

Booked in here site unseen ... just hoping for the best.  We'd heard alot about Gordon Country and Goomburra Valley, and the photo's on their websites looked nice.  So we were hoping that alot of walks through the National Park would keep us entertained if all else failed.

Firstly it's a nice drive out to Aratula, raining all the way.  Up through Cunningham's Gap towards Warwick.  Signs told us to expect delays of 15mins on the way up.  They are still trying to hold the Gap pass together after the torrential rains of recent months.  They might be winning ... it was hard to tell ... but they were giving it a good effort. 

02.04.11 Stinson Park

I got to drive this time!  Yay!  All the way there and all the way back.  Was nice to be in control of the vehicle and camper for the entire trip.  We reached the campsite at Stinson Park, south of Laravale and along Christmas Creek in an hour and a half.  Bit slower than usual, but I like to see the views and enjoy the journey.