Mother Daughter Camp

Every mother-daughter relationship is different but the strength of this bond, in all its stages and forms, is often undeniable.

Whatever phase your relationship is at, whether it be navigating the rollercoaster teenage years or being each other’s best friend, taking time to connect and spend quality, un-interrupted time together is imperative. However, finding that time in busy schedules can be difficult.

If you are looking to take some time out from day-to-day life, reconnect and enjoy each other’s company, what better place to do that than immersed in nature?Mt Barney Lodge’s newly re-launched Mother-Daughter Camp takes the worry out of organizing and planning that important mother-daughter time away and provides a space created with the intention of making new memories.

Nestled at the foothills of Queensland’s most impressive peak, Mt Barney Lodge is completely surrounded by beautiful and undisturbed bushland. The tranquil environment provides the perfect place for a peaceful weekend getaway – but don’t get too comfortable, as the two-and-a-half-day trip will also have some challenging adventure activities to overcome together.

Under the experienced guidance of Mt Barney Lodge Outdoor Leaders, participants will be taught how to rock climb on natural surfaces. This five hour activity includes a led bushwalk with spectacular views while you walk to and from the site.

Fun team challenges are planned for after the rock climb, focusing on communication skills, co-operation and leadership. Filled with laughter and smiles, this is a fabulous family bonding opportunity, as well as connecting with other adventurers.

The girls will go on a night adventure activity with Outdoor Leaders for an hour before returning for a delicious dinner. All that activity creates a hearty appetite and there is nothing better than a hands-on camp oven Wild Pizza night to satisfy the hungriest of adventurers. Create your own dough-based pizza with your daughter and delight at the taste sensation of a campfire pizza as you relax around the fire.

These are only a few highlights of the weekend activities offered at Mt Barney Lodge’s mother-daughter camps. This dedicated time away will be filled with adventure, fun and laughter, providing lasting and cherished memories.

Mt Barney Lodge is running its next mother-daughter camp on the weekend of September 14-16 2018.

Please feel free to give as a call on 07 5544 3233 for more information.

Click here to book your place. Hurry, spaces are filling fast!



1. What's the cost?

The cost is $368 for each Mother/Daughter couple

2. What’s included?

  • Professional Wilderness Guides
  • Tent accommodation
  • 2 nights camping
  • Wild Pizza dinner
  • Tea/Coffee/Milo and hot water facilities
  • Shared amenities block including hot showers
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit

3. What’s excluded?

  • Transportation to and from the weekend
  • sleeping mats, sleeping bags, linen, pillows etc
  • Meals and snacks unless otherwise stated
  • Alcohol/Beverages (you are welcome to bring this with you)

4. Are tents provided?

Yes 2 person tents are provided and are already erected. All you need to do is add your bedding and you are set for sleeping

5. Do I need other camping equipment?

You do need some other bits and pieces, however it is nothing too fancy. If you don’t have it, try and borrow it from a friend. Items to bring include a camp chair/deck chair, sleeping mattress (air mattress or therma rest), sleeping bags/blankets, pillows, cutlery and plates, cups, fold up table.

6. What food is supplied?

Dinner on the Saturday night is the only meal included. This is fresh Pizza that we make from scratch

7. Do you have any suggestions as to what food to bring for the other meals?

It is best to keep it as simple as possible, allowing more time for fun! As people will be arriving at different times on Friday night, you may wish to have dinner on the way, or bring a dinner already prepared. Note that there is a small stove, however this will be used primarily for boiling water for tea and coffee.

For breakfast, cereal and fruit is the best option. We have an early start on Saturday morning, so something quick and easy. Bread and or rolls for lunch on Saturday with cold meats/salads is the best option. As we finish around lunchtime on Sunday, you may wish to have your lunch before you leave or purchase something on the journey home.

It is recommended you bring an esky with ice to keep your items cool.

8. What is the age range for girls?

There is no specific age range, however there is an age range for the activities. The minimum age for rock climbing is 10 years.

9. Do we need to have any experience in any of the activities or camping?

No, none at all. Just a keen sense of adventure, a willingness to participate and a desire to have fun.

10. Can I book/organise my own group, and what group size is important?

Yes, call us to make an enquiry and to check availability. Maximum numbers are 15 pairs (30 guests). Minimum numbers 6 pairs (12 guests). 1 pair = mother & daughter.

11. Who is running the activities?    

The program is facilitated and instructed by qualified guides from the Mt Barney Lodge. In addition, all safety gear for rock climbing is included. Mt Barney Lodge have extensive experience in running and facilitating school groups.

12. Where is Mt Barney Lodge located?

The lodge is located at the base of World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park in Queensland’s Scenic Rim. It is located between Boonah and Rathdowney, approximately 2 hours south west of Brisbane. Exact location details can be found by clicking here.

13. Is there mobile reception?

Reception is very limited and unreliable. Take the opportunity for a digital detox!!

14. I have more than one daughter, can I bring them both?

The program is set up for a pair of mother/daughter. You are welcome to bring another adult female to partner with your second (or third) daughter

See our other Residential Camps here.

Vegetarian Meatloaf

prep time 10 mins cook time 30-45 min, plus an extra 10 min to cool serves 4 to 5


1 cup cooked/tinned lentils or black beans

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 small onion, diced

1 cup of quick cooking oats

¾ cup of grated cheddar cheese

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp of dried or fresh basil

1 tsp of dried or fresh parsley

½ tsp of seasoning salt

¼ tsp of black pepper


Drain and partially mash lentils

Stir in onion, oats, breadcrumbs and cheese until mixed

Add egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, seasoning salt and pepper

Mix well

Spoon into loaf pan that has been greased and lined

Smooth top with back of spoon

Bake at 250 degrees for 30-45 minutes until top of loaf is dry, firm and golden brown

Cool in pan on rack for about 10 minutes

Run a sharp knife around edges of pan then turn out loaf onto serving platter

*able to be frozen