Saturday 11 July 2015

Poverty Creek Campground, Bribie Island

Poverty Creek Campground, Bribie Island is a fabulous spot to camp. Don't forget your Bushman's or dettol & baby oil if you are heading here in summer. This fabulous spot is only an hour north of Brisbane CBD. You do not need to drive on the beach to get to it if you don't want but this is a pretty special spot to visit also. You can have a campfire in the fire rings as long as there isn't a fire ban. No campfires on the beach.

Saturday 4 July 2015

Captain Logan Campground, Wivenhoe Dam, Queensland

I didn't pick the greatest weather to go camping at this lovely campground.  But then again, there is never a bad time to go camping is there.  Captain Logan is a very pretty campground. Shady, well laid out. Great parking, especially if you have a trailer or jet ski. Fabulous for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding or just not doing anything.  It is a very peaceful campground.

Clean toilets, hot showers within easy walk of all campsites.  Each site has a wood fired BBQ area and is handy to a water tap. Sites are big but very sloped.  Each site has a levelled sandy loam camping pad. It is only just big enough for one large tent and gazebo type set up or maybe three smaller tents and gazebo. If you were going with a big group you would definitely need a couple of sites. They are well spread out though, so your neighbours should not bother you at all.

There is a designated camper van/caravan section so if camping with a group of mixed tents, campers and van's you may need to head to this area.  All camps are on the water so you will not miss the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  Cars must remain behind the bollards on driveway in the tent camping area.  This makes it a bit of an effort to cart your gear back and forth. Means you can't utilise your car awning for shade so ensure you take an alternative.

Perfect for the kids as there is a notable lack of jet-ski's and powerboats due to the boat restrictions.   Heaps of friendly roo's, birds and the odd penny turtle to discover.    Kids can explore all day long.

For the average family this is an ideal spot and only one hour from Brisbane.  Definitely worth the visit.

$25 for 2 adults so not cheap but most certainly not over-priced either. 

Lake Somerset, Queensland

Lake Somerset is a fabulous destination if you enjoy any form of water activity or just a nice day drive. Centrally located between Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast.  Only a short drive from the country towns of Kilcoy, Esk and Woodford.

There are a range of camping spots close by if you want to stay awhile. If you are simply looking for a day of activity, you can't beat the day use area and boat ramp area.  This is such a super busy spot though, so arrive very early. Large queues for boat ramp, both in and out. 

Only negative was the waters edge gets pretty choppy with all the boats and jet-ski's, which do not appear to slow down when coming near or leaving the dam edge, so not sure it is ideal for the very little children. Maybe head around the dam a little bit further away from the main boating activity.  Not a lot of shade unless you have been one of the few fortunate to arrive at day break so pack a nice big tarp or shade structure of some form. Plenty of toilets (portaloo's) in handy locations.  Nice clean park.  Great day out had by all.