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Goomburra, Main Range National Park

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area

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Goomburra is one of four visitor nodes of Main Range National Park - part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular lookouts, trickling streams and rare wildlife make this a very special place.

Two open, grassy camping areas hug Dalrymple Creek in the western foothills of the range; close to three walking tracks ranging from an easy 1.2 kilometre circuit suitable for wheelchairs with assistance, to a six kilometre track showcasing waterfalls and freshwater habitats. A short four-wheel-drive away, two more tracks lead to scenic lookouts, both within an hour's walk. Several longer walks can also be chosen, including along an old forestry snigging trail to a winder used back when timber was hauled from these forests.

Look for New England blackbutt and manna gums in dry open forests; giant spear lillies on cliff edges; and vines, palms and epiphytes in the rainforests of moist gullies and the escarpment. Watch for echidnas and koalas. See satin bowerbirds and variegated fairy-wrens, or listen to the calls of shy yellow-tailed black-cockatoos. Goomburra is a special area for frogs; keep to tracks and please do not disturb rocks or pollute watercourses.

Open Times

Note: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information

Accessibility:

The Goomburra section of Main Range National Park has wheelchair access to toilets in the Manna Gum camping area and a track that is suitable for wheelchairs with assistance — the Dalrymple circuit (1.2 kilometre return).

Children:

Children are welcome. Supervise children closely - especially near the creek and at cliff edges.
Forestry Reserve Road
Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
Queensland
Australia

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Gordon Country

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
From AU$22.00 - 120.00
Gordon Country, established 40 years ago, is to quote the late RM Williams, "one of the most beautiful places in Australia" A working cattle property boasting 4,000 acres of some of the best bush and rainforests that Australia has to offer, nestled at the head of the Goomburra Valley, adjoining World Heritage listed Main Range National Park, under two hours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The clear waters of the Dalrymple and Banshee Creeks meandering though Gordon Country provide some of the best campsites you'll find and your dog is welcome too. Bushwalkers will find platypus in the creek, koalas in the treetops, creeks and lagoons and will hear the bellbirds and whipbirds. Four wheel driving ,mountain bike riding, bring your own horses For those who like 'the comfort' of a bed, the recently renovated cabins provide gas and wood stoves, gas refrigerators, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, as well as gas barbecue and outdoor campfire. All you need to pack is your sleeping bag or bedding and a light. Mobile phones don't work. Remember no electricity, just gas and wood and old fashioned fun! Camping , caravanning or cabins, you won't find a better place.

Goomburra Forest Retreat

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$26.00 - 200.00
Goomburra Forest Retreat, a 'Secluded Haven in the Forest', is set on 135 acres, surrounded by natural forest and set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. A tranquil creek runs through the property, and refreshing swimming holes are only a short stroll from each cottage. Set well apart from the homestead, each cottage is fully self contained and provides a comfortable base for those who enjoy the outdoors. Goomburra Forest Retreat is located 300 metres from the National Park where there are numerous walks available for the more active as well as spectacular lookouts over the Scenic Rim. Each cottage is furnished with a Queen bed and a sofa. Individual comfort is also enhanced with all linen, anti allergenic pillows and quilts provided, as well as a spacious modern bathroom with large shower. Each cottage has a glass fronted wood fire for winter warmth (ceiling fans for summer) fully fitted kitchen and private barbecue facility. Goomburra Forest Retreat recently opened a caravan park offering creek side camping, hot showers and flushing toilets Goomburra Forest Retreat is a completely environmentally friendly resort, it's like no place you've ever been!

Goomburra Valley Campground

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
From AU$30.00 - 40.00
The Goomburra Valley Campground is situated on the banks of the Dalrymple Creek and is the perfect spot for rest and relaxation. Whether you have a tent, trailer, caravan or motor home, there is a camp spot for you, as the campground has plenty of flat grassed areas with a fireplace under plenty of shade. There is also a 14 bed bunkhouse for the not so adventurous. Warm summer days for swimming in the creek, or rug up beside the fire in winter. The Goomburra Valley Campground is family friendly and perfect for groups or clubs with large undercover areas for cooking or meetings, there is even a camp kitchen. Well behaved pets are welcome with prior notification (bond applies).
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