FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED WHEN STAYING MT BARNEY LODGE

Q.  Do you allow Pets?

A.  No. Mt Barney Lodge is a Wilderness Retreat and a Land for Wildlife member.  You will see many Redneck Wallabies, birds and other native wildlife in the campgrounds.

However, assistance and guide dogs will be considered under strict control.  Please call us when making your reservation to discuss requirements.

 

Q.  Is there mobile phone coverage?

A.  There is very minimal coverage, and can be very unreliable.

 

Q.  Do you have WIFI?

A.  No.

 

Q.  When is check-in and check-out time?

A.  Camping: Check-in time is from 1pm and check out time is 1 pm.

Accommodation including Glamping:  Strictly 2pm check-in and 10am check-out.  (Unless otherwise advised).

 

Q.  Is the tap water drinkable?

A  Yes.

 

Q.  Do you have a kiosk/shop?

A.  At the office we sell ice, milk, bread, fire wood and we refill gas bottles

 

Q.  Where can I charge my mobile phones/ipad etc?

A.  If you are camping, there are power points situated in the amenities block. Due to insurance and security purposes, we cannot charge your devices at the office.

 

Q. What is your noise policy?

A. As we are a wilderness retreat on private property, we do ask all our guests to keep all noise to a respectable level at all times and to consider other guests.  We do enforce quiet time after 10pm.

 

Q.  How long will it take me to get there?

A.  From Brisbane city or the Gold Coast, allow for a 2 hour drive.

 

Q.  How do I get there?

A.  Click here for detailed directions and links to google maps.

 

Q.  Is there public transport?

A.  No.

 

Q.  Do I need a 4x4 to get there?

A.  No. The last 3km’s is a gravel road in good condition.

 

Q.  When is the office open?

A.  8am – 4pm every day.  Friday: 8am to 6pm. (Unless otherwise advised).

 

Q.  Can we swim in the creek and water holes?

A.  Yes. The creek frontage is perfect to paddle and play in and the waterhole is ideal for a cooling swim.

 

Q. How far away is the waterhole?

A. Not far at all. Come up to the office and if you are staying with us, we will let you know where it is!

 

Q.  What is the weather like?

A.  You can see our daily facebook post of  MOODS OF MT BARNEY where you can see an image of Mt Barney everyday.  For weather forecasts we recommend  Bureau Of Meteorology.

 

Q.  Does it get cold at night, and whats the temperature during the day.

A.  To check current and future predicted temperatures, we use Weatherzone.  Don't forget to always pack warm clothes in case of cooler weather, even during the warmer months.

 

Q. How far is the nearest shop?

A.  The closest town is Rathdowney (20 minutes drive).  There is a Visitors Information Centre, Pub, Service Station, Butcher and the Rathy Shop which sell the ‘basics’.

 

Q.  What walks are there to do?

A.  When you stay with us, we will share with you local information and maps on the  popular walks, mountain trails and waterholes within the Mt Barney National Park, and some of the lesser known walking tracks too!

 

Q.  What activities do you have for the kids and adults?

A.  During the school holidays, see our  Adventure Activity program.  For other activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, and mountain expeditions, see  here.

 

Q.  Are there activities for toddlers?

A.  Nature Play is perfect for all ages, in particular for toddlers. Find out more information about Nature Play here.

 

Q.  What else is there to do?

A   There are plenty of local attractions to visit and see

 

Q.  Can you fish in the creeks and waterhole?

A.  You can see our blog for more information.

 

Q.  Is the creek and waterhole big enough for kayaking or a boat?

A.  No. However, Maroon Dam is only about half an hours’ drive from the Lodge and is very popular for boating and water sports.

 

Q.  Can the kids bring their push bikes?

A.  Yes. It is a great way to get to the toilet block or office!

 

Q.  Can we bring our dirt trail motor bikes?

A.  There are no dirt bike tracks in the area, and motor bikes are not permitted in the National Park.

 

Q.  Do you have a restaurant or café.

A.  We do not have a restaurant or café.

Our Catering option is available for guests staying in Accommodation and Glamping only. 

 

Q.  If I cancel my camping or accommodation reservation, do I get my money back?

A.  See our cancellation policy.

 

Q.  Do you accept Group Bookings?

A.  Yes. See our group booking policy here.


Q.  Can we come out for a day visit, a picnic or visit friends staying at the Lodge.

A.  Yes. Please check in at the office. There is a $5.00pp charge to use our facilities or pass through our property, this includes insurance.

The creek frontage is a perfect spot for a picnic. Unfortunately we do not have picnic tables or BBQ's available for day visitors.

 

Q.  Do you cater for Functions, Workshops and school camps?

A.  Yes.  See here for all we offer, and please feel free to call or email us with your requirements.

 

Q.  Do you cater for weddings?

A.  Yes.  Mt Barney Lodge is the ideal setting for your wedding. Our wedding package is designed for you to plan your wedding the way YOU want it.  Email us for a Wedding Pack, or please feel free to call Tracey or Nea to discuss your requirements and what we have to offer. 

Q.  Do I need to make a reservation?

A.  Yes, reservations for accommodation and Glamping are essential. You can make your reservation here.

 

Q.  When is check-in and check-out time?

A.  Accommodation including Glamping:  Strictly 2pm check-in and 10am check-out.  (Unless otherwise advised).

 

Q. What is your noise policy?

A.  As we are a wilderness retreat on private property, we do ask all

guests to keep all noise to a respectable level at all times and to consider other guests.  We do enforce quiet time after 10pm.

 

Q. Is there tea and coffee in the Accommodation?

A.  Yes, there is complimentary tea and  coffee  in the Huts, Homesteads and Camper Trailers. Complimentary milk is provided in the Huts and Homestead only.

 

Q.  I am staying in a Hut or Homestead.  What do I need to bring?

A.  All food.  Linen including towels.

 

Q.  What’s in the kitchen of the Homesteads or Huts.

A.  The kitchens are fully self-contained with all crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots, pans, serving bowls etc, toaster, microwave oven, full size fridge and oven,  and tea and coffee making facilities.

 

Q.  Are there doonas or spare blankets on the beds in the Homesteads?

A.  Yes. But you will need to bring your own sheets, pillows and towels.

 

Q.  Are there doonas or spare blankets on the beds in the Huts?

A.  Only on the double bed.  You will need to bring your own sheets, pillows, towels and doonas for the single beds (or sleeping bags).

 

Q.  Are there electric blankets on the beds in the Huts or Homesteads?

A.  No. But doonas are provided on all beds in the Homesteads and on the double beds in the Huts. Spare blankets are also supplied.

 

Q.  I am staying in an onsite Camper Trailer (Glamping).  What do I need to bring?

A.  Esky or car fridge. All food.  Comfy camping chairs to sit around the fire.

 

Q.  Whats in the kitchen of the Camper Trailers (Glamping)?

A.  Crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots, pans, serving bowls etc, and tea and coffee making facilities.

 

Q.  Are there doonas on the beds in the camper trailers?

A.  No. You will need to bring your own sheets, doonas (or sleeping bag), pillows and towels.

 

Q.  Is there electricity to the onsite camper Trailers (Glamping)?

A.  Yes.

 

Q.  Can I hire linen? (Accommodation and Glamping only).

A.  Yes. For a one-off  $20 pp laundering fee, we can provide sheets, doonas, pillows and towels and your beds made up for your arrival.  Extra winter blankets are provided during the cooler months. 7 days prior notice is essential.

 

Q. How big is the oven in the Homestead or Huts?

A.  There is a full size gas oven with cook top and grill.

 

Q.  Is there an oven in the camper trailers (Glamping)?

A.  No. There is a gas cook top.

 

Q.  Is there a BBQ?

A.  Yes. (Homestead and Huts only).  Each homestead and hut has its own BBQ in the outside courtyard/patio area.

 

Q.  Can I have a fire?

A.  Each Homestead and Hut has a fire box or open fire place. Each camper trailer has its own campfire place.

 

Q.  Do you have a restaurant or café.

A.  No.  However we do have a Catering option for guests staying in Accommodation and Glamping only.

2 weeks notice is essential.  Your meals will be brought straight to your dining table! 

 

Q.  Are there TV’s or DVD players in the accommodation?

A.  No.  However, a stereo system is provided in the Homesteads only.

 

Q.  Do you accept Group Bookings?

A.  Yes. See our group booking policy here.


Q.  Do you allow Pets in the accommodation or camper trailers?

A.  No. Mt Barney Lodge is a Wilderness Retreat and a Land for Wildlife member.  You will see many Redneck Wallabies, birds and other native wildlife in the campgrounds.

Q.  Do I need to book a camp site?

A.  Yes. As we choose to limit our camper number to only 100 people, the school holidays and long weekends can fill up very quickly. Book Now

 

Q.  Do you allow pets?

A.  No.  Mt Barney Lodge is a Wilderness Retreat and a Land for Wildlife member.  You will see many Redneck Wallabies, birds and other native wildlife in the campgrounds.

However, assistance and guide dogs will be considered under strict control.  Please call us when making your reservation to discuss requirements.

 

Q.  Do you have powered sites?

A.  No.  We only have unpowered sites.

 

Q. What is your noise policy?

A.  As we are a wilderness retreat on private property, we do ask all guests to keep all noise to a respectable level at all times and to consider other guests.  We do enforce quiet time after 10pm.

 

Q.  Can I bring my caravan or motorhome?

A.  Yes. Motorhomes, caravans and camper trailers are most welcome.

 

Q.   Do you allow generators?

A.   No.  But solar panels are welcome!

 

Q.  Do you allow fires?

A.  Yes. There are many campfire places scattered throughout the campgrounds.

 

Q.  Can I use my chainsaw?

A.  No.  Pre cut wood is available for sale from the office.  We ask that large pieces of wood not to be collected from the surrounding private property or National Park.

 

Q.  Do you sell firewood?

A.  Yes. You are welcome to bring your own or we do sell it for $11.00 per bag.

 

Q.  Where can I camp?

A.  When you check-in at the office, we will show you a site map of the camp grounds where you will be able to choose a site that best suits you.

 

Q.  Is there drinking water?

A.  Yes, there are water taps throughout the camping grounds.

 

Q. Are there toilets or hot showers?

A. Your camping tariff includes the use of the modern amenities block which includes toilets and hot showers. No tokens or coins necessary!

 

Q.  When is check-in and check-out time?

A.  Camping: Check in time is from 1pm. Please let us know if you will be arriving after our office hours.

 

Q.  Where can I charge my mobile phones/ipad etc?

A.  If you are camping, there are power points situated in the amenities block. For security and insurance purposes, we cannot charge them at the office for you.

 

Q.  Do you have gas BBQ’s in the camp ground?

A.  No.  BBQ plates are available to hire for a fully refundable deposit.

 

Q.  Do you have a camp kitchen?

A.  No. We recommend you BYO gas cookers and esky. There are washing-up facilities at the amenities block. We do refill gas bottles and ice is available to purchase at the office.

 

Q.  I am camping. What do I need to bring?

A.  Download our ‘Complete Camping Gear Check List

 

Q.  Do you accept Group Bookings?

A.  Yes. See our group booking policy here.