Cania Gorge NP Qld

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Planning a trip to Cania Gorge NP Qld with our caravan. Not sure which caravan park to stay in - Big 4 Cania Gorge Holiday Park or Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat. Any thoughts on this? Thanks Geoff & Sandy.
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Reply By: Al-one - Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 at 19:32

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 at 19:32
Hi Geoff,
My vote is for the Big4 Cania Gorge Holiday Park. Lots of wildlife, activities and a huge water park. Various food options. Their Saturday night wood fired pizzas are excellent.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 at 23:14

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 at 23:14
The Tourist Retreat is a much more laid back park.
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Reply By: Pushy - Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 at 08:46

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 at 08:46
Just make sure you have a booking. Very busy out there atm.
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Reply By: Genny - Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 at 21:04

Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 at 21:04
We have stayed at both. The Big4 has a few extras - tennis courts, jumping pillow etc. The retreat is outside the NP and allows pets. Big4 bumps prices up over school holidays. For two adults, two children was going to cost $101 a day for a powered site. Retreat was $54 a day. The amenities are probably a bit better at Big4.

In the area:-
Longhorn cattle at Mungungo.
Old Monal Gold fields.
Glassford Creek old copper smelter
Kroombit Tops, Beautiful Betsy.
Silo art at Three Moon.
Monto water tower art.

There is about 1000km of dirt roads in the old Monto Shire (before this Regional Council malarkey), nearly all of them circle about. Very few just end out in the boondocks.
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Reply By: Genny - Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 at 12:06

Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 at 12:06
Link below to map of old Monto Shire.
The road to Ubobo from Kroombit, also connects to Monal Road, and the old Monal Goldfields, and then on to Mungungo and Monto. There is a very steep 4wd, often in poor condition gravel range to climb.
Childs Road leads to the Many Peaks - Monto road, and goes past historic Glassford Creek smelter site. There is a steep descending dirt range just before the smelter site. The road from the smelter site to Many Peaks - Monto road is 4wd track.
Yarrol Road leads to the Monto - Mt Perry Road.
Dingley Dell Road, and Rawbelle Road in the west, lead to Camboon, and to Eidsvold - Theodore Road.
Kroombit Road does NOT go to Kroombit Tops!
Rideout's Road/Kariboe Road is NOT a shortcut to Cania Gorge towing your van.
GPS will tell you Hampson's Road connects to the Monto - Biloela road - It does NOT!

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Reply By: Member - Geoff W (QLD) - Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 at 14:37

Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 at 14:37
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to our query about Cania Gorge. In particular thank you to Genny for the Monto Shire Map and informative notes. Cheers Geoff & Sandy.
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