Yes. Open campfires are permitted unless a complete fireban is in place and campers will need to check the SDRC Council website for the most up to date information. Established fire pits are located in various locations at all our campsites. Please use established fire pits only.
Yes. Gordon Country features a meandering creeks, with various deeper swimming holes and more shallow stream over stones and river beds. Drought conditions can affect the water levels but we do enjoy permanent water holes suitable for swimming.
Yes, fishing is permitted however we do have a throw back policy. Catfish are the main species. Yabbying is also available all year round.
Each member of your group can make their own individual booking and join up as a group on arrival. For groups of 30 or more please send an email advising us of group name and we can reserve an area for you.
Yes 90% of the sites are accessible by two wheel drive thanks to a sealed dirt road. There are a small number of secluded campsites that are only accessible by 4WD.
Yes you can buy ice and firewood on arrival, although you can collect fallen timber for free if you prefer. Our onsite shop will have all your camping basics from drinks to ice creams, bread, milk ice etc. The shop is open part time, with hours displayed on the whiteboard where you register at checkin.
Children under 4 years of old are free. Children are otherwise classified as 4yo to 15 yo. Adolescents older than 15 fall under the adult tariff.
No. You only pay the car pass unless you are wanting to 4WD recreationally.
For camping bookings, you will receive a credit for 6 months from the date of booking if you wish to cancel or postpone your booking. If you cannot use it within this time, you can elect to request a gift card for other friends or family. For cabins or glamping tents, you may not receive a credit depending on how late the cancellation is made. Credits may be offered at the sole discretion of management.
There is Telstra network reception at the main office/registration area. Wifi is not available and you need a Telstra connection to have reception – Optus and other networks will not work.
Noiseless or quiet generators are allowed but must be used respectfully and should not interfere with other campers.
Dogs are allowed at all the cabins but are not allowed inside or on the furniture – they must remain on the decks at all times. Penalty cleaning fees will apply if it becomes apparent dogs have been inside or on furniture.
Campers can checkin or out at any time however if arriving outside formal office hours, they must return during office hours (noted on whiteboard at office area) to complete their registration. Cabins and glampers are available after 2pm unless a special request is made. Gordon Country will try to accomodate early checkins pending incoming arrivals and cleaning schedules.
If you arrive after your friends, you should have a prearranged meeting time or place. Alternatively, all campers are required to write in our registration book where they are camping so referral can be had to this to locate a specific group.
Gordon Country is like a national park – what you bring in, you must take out. Anybody found dumping rubbish will be charged. The closest tip is located at Allora or Warwick.
There is one site near the office which provides for potable water and caravans and drinking water can be filled up here. There is also drinking water available to purchase in the shop.
Gordon Country has all septic toilets and gas hot water showers. All facilities are included in your camping fees meaning there are no coin operated showers.
You need a licence to use a chainsaw. Provided you have this and can provide it upon request, you are able to use a chainsaw but only to cut fallen timber. No felling of trees is permitted.
We allow small childrens’ tents to be set up near the Heritage cabins but not larger caravan or complex tent sites. A single small tent is allowed near the Retreat Cottages but not larger setups. This is to keep these areas exclusive. Tents and caravans can however set up next to the glampers by booking a powered camping site.
Powered sites are a restricted area and to be in the powered sites, a powered site must be booked.
Gordon Country operates on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis. For example, while booking at the Retreat will guarantee you a spot in the Retreat, it will not give you a specific area in the Retreat. Only groups over 30 will be reserved an area.
There are two camp kitchens – one on the powered sites and another at the retreat area. They are large undercover sheds with seating for up to 30 people. They are fitted out with a communal fridge, sink, microwave, fire pit, TV and some basic kitchen utensils. The are for communal use except when booked exclusively for parties or events. We regularly play football and other sports events on Saturday nights in the office camp kitchen.