Just two-and-a-half hours north of Brisbane – or just over 30 minutes north of Gympie and the same south of Maryborough (so as not to be too Brisbane-centric) – lies a great little camping spot on a cattle property.
I say ‘little’, but the property is about 600 hectares and runs around 50 head of cattle.
That’s a lot of space to switch off and relax near the creek and the spring fed billabongs.
Nikki tells me that, as well as simply switching off, there’s plenty of birdlife around to keep you entertained and looking for more in the branches of the trees and around the property.
The Gubbi Gubbi First Nations Peoples are considered as the Traditional Owners of these lands and I respect that (Source: www.aiatsis.gov.au).
Where is Gootchie Creek Escape?
The street address is 138 Gootchie Road, Gootchie. But, you can also find it by following this link https://w3w.co/crane.claims.recounting.
The entrance off Gootchie Road is just 1.3kms from the Bruce Highway – on the western side.
While Gootchie Creek Escape is still working to install an amenities block, they do have portable showers and flushing toilets on site. But they do allow (and encourage) bringing your own amenities with you.
There is no power – but generators are allowed between 5:00pm and 6:00pm (just in time to wake up for dinner).
Drinking water is available and there’s bore water for washing dishes.
Fire pits are available around the campsite and firewood can be bought at the kiosk.
What is There to Do?
On most school holidays and long weekends there’s usually something happening around the campsite – so contact Nikki and find out what’s on. I can’t wait for the Easter Egg Hunt.
But, other than putting your feet up and taking it easy; chatting with friends; making new friends; watching the kids disappear into the distance; drifting from breakfast to lunch and on to dinner; sitting around a great campfire; having a nanna-nap or perhaps taking a stroll with the cows, you can also take a couple of short drives around and through the nearby districts.