Gordon Country Camping Review:  Goomburra, Queensland, Australia
Date of stay: December 2013
Tour or pre planned: Pre planned

If you love camping then Gordon Country is definitely one place worth considering. Located only 2 & ½ hours from Brisbane, it makes  the perfect spot for a camping holiday to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We recently spent 3 days there and its one place we’ll definitely be visiting again in the future. There’s over 4000 acres to explore with  12 different camping sites and 6 cabins that can sleep from 4 to 8 people.


Banshee ValleyOur camp site - Banshee Valley
We opted to set up camp in the Banshee Valley area, there’s lots of open space, clean flushable toilets but no showers. We initially drove through the other camp sites but found that they were a little too busy for our liking. We were looking for a spot without other campers in earshot as we had a bigger group. We found a spot in walking distance to the toilet block and creek but we were a little disappointed to see that the creek bed was stone dry.  We also needed to position our tents around the cow poo so it’s a good idea to bring a shovel, adds to the camping experience you could say.

Click on the following link to see the different camping areas on offer,
Gordon Country Camping Sites. *Note some camping sites will require 4x4 vehicle access*

Below we’ve listed some tips and advice and basic information about the camp grounds.



Gordon Country SignGordon Country first sign
Location:
Located in Southeast Queensland, only 2 & ½ hours from Brisbane, see the google map below for exact location. Address details: 1847 Inverramsey  Road, Goomburra, 4362.

As you drive along Inverramsey Road you will come to a large black and yellow Gordon Country sign, do not stop here, this is the owners residence (we made this mistake) there’s a red arrow on the sign saying follow the signs but this was hard to see. The camp ground office and shop is further down the road, about a 5 minute drive.



Facilities:
Some of the camping areas have hot showers and flushable toilets (see the website for further details), we chose to use the hot showers at the office site which was about a 10minute drive from the Banshee Valley camp. They also sell milk, ice, bread, ice creams and bags of firewood here. Fires are permitted at your camp site and we collected our own firewood but definitely needed our small chainsaw and axe. There’s plenty of 4x4 tracks to explore if you have a 4x4 vehicle and some tracks are accessible by 2x2 vehicles (normal cars).

Cost:
Camping costs $15 per night and there’s a $10 vehicle surcharge and $25 per 4wd on arrival, children under 4 are free and dogs are also welcome but must be kept quiet.  Cabins range from $80 and there’s also powered camping sites, see the website for Tariff details.
http://www.gordoncountry.com.au/accommodation/tariffs/

Wildlife:
Gordon Country is a working cattle farm and there’s plenty of cows around the grounds, there’s also horses although we did not see any. Other animals we spotted we’re lace monitors (Goanna’s) parrots and other various birds.

Any questions feel free to comment below.

Rating system
Would you recommend this destination: Yes
Overall rating destination:  4 out of 5

By: Nick


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Comments

Jo Li
08/01/2014 01:08

Very accurate review and great pics. I've also camped at Gordon Country where I enjoyed the wide open sunny spaces and lovely shady spots too. There are plenty of different camping sites to choose from, although as stated, beware of cow patties, especially in less occupied sites where the cows freely roam. Would like to go there again, maybe after a good rainy season so the creeks are nice and full for swimming :)

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