If you Love Camping your Gunna love Gunna Park..
The early morning greets you with the sound of birds and the sun rising amongst the trees. A fine mist has settled gently around the trees. Gunna Park is where we are camping. Where is this place, I hear you ask? It is just north of Gympie Queensland, near the township of Gunalda. A farm stay that provides fun for all the family, from the older generation to the young. Nestled in a quiet bushland setting is this lovely hobby farm and camp ground.
The camp sites are large and there is plenty of room for yourself and others if you wish to camp in groups. Each site has a firepit so you don't need to take one. Firewood is available and bags of ice amongst other goods, this can be arranged online before you arrive. Also a small fee for the disposal of your rubbish when you leave, the donation from this goes to the local rural fire brigade. Which is an awesome idea and well worth the money. Numbers here are capped so you will not find yourself over crowded with others camping on your doorstep.
|Beautiful misty morning.
For those Adults who wish to have privacy, there is a "Grinch" site, for adults only. There is no children allowed and is not a family area. There is enough room for more than one camper in this area, so you can bring friends with you.
When booking online there is also the option of paying for disc golf, which I lost to my partner. There are 3 "holes" or baskets if you look at it that way. A starting point for tossing the disc towards the baskets. This is not an easy game as you have to content with trees, and the usual bushland obstacles. There are the farm animals which are also rescue animals. Children and adults can come and see them being fed and even a pat or two. Though ask first to make sure it is ok. There is also a BMX track for the kids to enjoy.
Portable toilets are dotted around the camp ground and for those who bring their furry friends a hitching post to tie them up while you commune with nature on your walk around the grounds. We took our own shower and toilet. There is no showering facilities.
A dam is set on the grounds including a small jetty, with kayaks
|seating by the dam
for the children to use and enjoy a swim. Hammocks, camp kitchens and even a toy library can be found at varying locations.
Wanting to find adventures while staying here, the owners can recommend some places near by to visit. Seary's creek, Rainbow beach and Tin Can Bay (where you can feed dolphins in the morning, they will turn up if there is not enough food out in the ocean , Dickabram bridge and Mothar Mountain rock pools. Or if you just want to hangout in your campsite with a nice drink and a book go ahead. The choice is yours to do with your time.
Nearby is the township of Gunalda which has a café and pub for those who want to roam close to the camp site. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would recommend it to those who want to chill not far from home (depending where you live) and love the bush settings.
Dinner slow cooking