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Top Camping Spot in Queensland

Mt Barney Lodge is a privately owned and operated boutique campground in the heart of the Scenic Rim.

Once you stay with us you will agree that it is one of the best camping spots in Qld - where else can you find full creek frontage to the campground, a swimming hole, open campfires and a kids holiday adventure program overseen by experienced Outdoor Leaders?!

The grassy and shaded campground has stunning views of Mt Barney, which is literally "just across the road". Our campground is the closest serviced basecamp for climbing Mt Barney. We have plenty of local knowledge on the Mount Barney National Park and surrounds to share for you to DIY, or you can join one of our guided Mt Barney expeditions.

The other peaks of the surrounding McPherson Range of mountains are also part of the scenic backdrop, and include the peaks of Mt Maroon, Mt Earnest, Mt Gilles and Mt Lindesay.

You can drive directly onto shady, unpowered and grassed camp sites with designated fire circles. Camper trailers, motorhomes, RV's and caravans welcome.

There is also a non-vehicle area that is suitable for tents and families with children.

Our Advanced Ecotourism is an accreditation, and is also an everyday way of life for our business. We encourage campers to compost onsite, leave single use plastic water bottles behind, leave your car parked once you arrive as most walks leave from your campsite and appreciate the surrounding World Heritage-listed National Park that surrounds you on foot, swimming or just by observing the passing birds, native animals and weather.

There are many different camping options within South East Queensland's stunning Scenic Rim.  Mount Barney Lodge camping is within 45 minutes drive to Beaudesert and Boonah,  and Rathdowney is our closest town only 15 minutes away. 

We are located 90 minutes drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. 

Camping Rate:
$16.00 per person per night. 

$10.00 per child (3 - 12yo).

Weekend tariff: minimum 2 night charge.

Long weekend tariff: minimum 3 night charge.

Easter long weekend tariff: minimum 4 night charge.

CAMPING RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL 

50% deposit required upon reservation.  

100% payment required for school holiday and long weekend reservations only.

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Facilities: 
  • grassed and shady campground
  • amazing mountain views
  • native wildlife
  • creek frontage with nearby waterholes
  • open campfires with firewood for sale ($15 per bag)
  • modern amenities block with hot showers (no charge), toilets and washing up area
  • some camping equipent available for hire by prior arrangement
  • drinking water on tap
  • campground capacity is self-capped to a sustainable number of 100 people (about 30 tents)'
  • unpowered sittes only
  • basic convenience items for sale e.g. ice, milk and bread 
  • no wifi
  • limited mobile phone coverage
  • Sorry, no pets, generators or chainsaws.

What to leave behind:

  • Sorry no pets, generators, drones or chainsaws
  • Mount Barney Lodge is aiming to be 100% single use plastic water bottle free. Single use plastic waterbottles have been banned onsite since June 2018. Please do not bring 600ml-10 litre containers onsite to reflect your support of our eco principles. We are trying to achieve zero waste in this area - so if you happen to have a single use container, please take it home and continue to refill it

Our weather policy:

While we would like to promise you perfect weather for camping, this is not always the reality of camping. 

Please note: if you make a booking, wet weather is not a valid reason for cancellation, and will result in the loss of your deposit if you choose not to camp.
If you would like to guarantee perfect conditions you can always make a last minute booking, based on availability.
Otherwise we recommend you take out travel insurance to cover the loss of deposit.
It is our hope is that you would just turn up, as camping memories come from experiencing a wide variety of seasons and weather conditions!!

Before booking please read our  full Terms and Conditions.

 Want to know more? See our Frequently asked Questions. 

 

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