It’s the season to get cosy around a roaring campfire, roast marshmallows and gaze up above at the night sky. Winter is an idyllic time in the Scenic Rim and our beautiful region proves to be the ultimate camping holiday destination with crisp country air, stunning scenery, lots to explore, an abundance of local produce, farm gates to visit and of course, plenty of time to warm up around the fire.
If you’re planning an adventure for the whole family this winter, or craving a romantic glamping getaway under the stars, we know just the spot.
Keira Farm is a 500-acre working cattle and sheep farm just 45 minutes from Brisbane. The Stockyard Camp has full amenities, including hot showers and toilets. They also have huge fire pits to cook dinner on or sit around while you look at the beautiful, unpolluted night skies. Keep an eye out for friendly kangaroo visitors who love saying hello to campers!
Just in time for romantic winter nights, Keira Farm has just launched their new glamping site, ‘The Lodge’ (pictured above). This five-metre wide canvas bell tent, fitted out with a queen size bed, quality linens and pillows and extra-large plush towels, is perfect for a romantic getaway. Stylishly furnished with comfortable armchairs, a cosy floor cushion and floor rugs. Relax outside the tent on your outdoor table and chairs and enjoy your personal fire pit, complete with camp oven and camp fire jaffle iron.
Bookings for The Stockyard and The Lodge are essential. Book through Keira Farm directly.
Get out into nature and set up camp beneath one of the Scenic Rim’s most impressive mountains. For thrill seekers looking to tackle the 12 hour Mt Barney climb, Mt Barney Lodge campground is the closest serviced basecamp to the mountain. Adventurous families love holidaying here, with kids and parents alike able to join the team of experienced Mt Barney Lodge outdoor leaders on guided bush walk expeditions and rock climbing adventures, to suit every age and climbing level.
Reward yourself after a long day of exploring and drink hot chocolates by the campfire and roast a marshmallow or two! Accommodation and adventure experiences must be booked in advance at Mt Barney Lodge.
‘Banjo’s Campsites at Farringdon’ are offered through YouCamp and include campgrounds set along the property’s creek, available for those wanting to escape into the quiet of the bush. These eight sites front a small seasonal spring creek and waterhole great for bush walking, bird watching, discovering the creek and relaxing under the stars. There is plenty of room for bike riding and outdoor games for the whole family.
Booking through YouCamp is essential.
Step out of your tent and onto the still shores of Lake Moogerah, surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the region. These quiet camping sites are perfect for canoeing, boating, fishing and swimming (if you’re brave enough). Grab your hiking shoes and hit the trails, taking you to the Lake Moogerah Gorge with a rushing waterfall and plenty of native wildlife to spot.
If going on a family holiday feels wrong without your furry friend, don’t stress! Moogerah Lakeside Bush Retreat is pet friendly.
Book your getaway now!
Do you consider yourself a self-contained camper?
Have you missed out on a Kirro booking, but still want to experience a slice of country life? Then why not try their new camping/glamping offer at Ladybrook Farm instead! It’s for those that love to experience ‘real’ camping – you must be fully self contained, as there is no electricty, no running water and no toilets. Book now.
For families looking for an action packed country getaway, look no further than Scenic Rim Adventure Park. This 680-acre property was made for adrenaline junkies, with over 25 kilometres of 4WD track and mountain bike trails to zoom through. Camp sites are spread out, so you won’t be on top of your neighbours and can enjoy the bush in its most natural form. Star gaze at the vast Scenic Rim sky, admire the scenery from the lookout and keep your eye out for the variety of wildlife that calls the Scenic Rim Adventure Park home. Book now.
With 2.5 acres of leafy trees and mountain views, Aratula Village campgrounds couldn’t be a better place to rest your head. With hot water, campfires and picnic sites to enjoy a BBQ or two, Aratula Village has all your family holiday essentials. Set up your tent before venturing into nearby Boonah, Kalbar, Moogerah Dam, Mt Alford and the many other country towns surrounding Aratula to enjoy some country hospitality first hand. Pets are welcome! You can book here.
If the romance of camping under the stars sounds like a dream, but setting up your own tent is not your idea of a holiday, Ketchup’s Bank Glamping is made for you. Nestled amongst the hills of the Scenic Rim and with spectacular views of nearby World Heritage listed national parks is where you will find this secluded couple’s eco-retreat. Escape, relax and recharge with your partner in luxurious tents, read a book or sip a glass of wine as the sun goes down.
Bookings are essential at Ketchup’s Bank Glamping.
This really is the ultimate glamping experience, with custom safari tents featuring rain head showers, a deep stone bathtub and your own comfy bed topped with throw blankets and pillows looking out into the Christmas Creek wilderness.
This couple’s retreat is fully catered, with every detail taken care of. Sip on your complimentary Australian sparkling wine and enjoy your gourmet platter, relax as you soak in your own tub and let your cares melt away. Be prepared to book well in advance to secure your spot at Nightfall as it books out quickly, but it is absolutely worth the wait! Book now.