Bigriggen is situated between Boonah and Rathdowney. It’s approximately 90 minutes’ drive from
Brisbane in pristine Scenic Rim country and by geez is it scenic. Surrounded by national parks and
mountains. All of which are an easy
afternoon drive. Super close to Maroon
Dam and a little further away is Moogerah Dam if you are into boating of any
What a beautiful campground this is. First impression is how very grassy, shady and oh my goodness, so many fabulous flat camp spots to choose from. The campground is immaculate and appears very well run. Although it felt like there were thousands of children and pushbikes it was notably peaceful. It is a big park and because of this many people are moving around in vehicles all day long. The children were all super road savvy, which was great to see. The swimming hole was by far the most popular spot to be and needless to say, not as quiet as the rest of the campground. Some parents had kindly rigged a slide for the kids and they were having a ball. It was still just warm enough for swimming and everyone was taking advantage.
There are flushing toilets and heaps of additional porta
loos. Also coin showers (20 cents coins)
but with 1,300 folks camping over Easter, the showers were very busy and the line-up
put me right off. If heading to
Bigriggen over any holiday periods I would recommend taking your own if you
can. Not only are they busy, they can be
a long walk, depending on where you have camped.
The grounds are home to a Dump Ezy dump point, heaps of
rubbish bins, kitchen and/or hall and bunkhouse for rent if you ever want to do
a group get-together. The kiosk stocks basics
like firewood, ice, gas and ice-creams. It is not far to drive into Boonah if you
have forgotten anything. The hardware in
Boonah is open on weekends and one of the best rural hardware’s I have ever
come across and has a fabulous array of camping supplies.
New owners have decided to give DOGS a fair go and this will
continue as long as no one wrecks the privilege. Remember keep them on leash, pick up after
them and no incessant barking and we can all continue to take our best mates camping
(There are No powered sites)
Adults (17 years +) $10.50 per adult per night.
Children (3 - 16 years) $7.00 per child per night.
My only complaints about my visit was the pricing for
Easter. It was $65 for a minimum 4 night
stay per adult. This was not on their
website. As a solo camper who could only
stay the 2 nights, this made it $32.50 per night for me, which I believe is exceptionally
expensive for bush camping. The price
did not appear to deter anyone else as they most certainly were not lacking
I wish the new owners all the best. It is a truly lovely campground and I enjoyed
my visit very much.
NB: There is no Optus coverage at all and Telstra is also a sadly lacking, depending on your phone and where you are standing.