Borumba Deer Park, Imbil QLD in May

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 15:05
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Hi all,
Planning for a large group of people to camp over the May Day weekend. Most, including us, have not been to this place. Would love top tips and attractions from anyone who has been.

Thanks in advance,
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Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 15:15

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 15:15
Borumba deer park is great.

I don't lnow if Rick still runs the place (it has been a while) but I was always impressed by the care and attention of the owners.

As for nearby attractions, Imbil township is lovely, try and see the Valley Rattler. Dinner at the Railway Hotel is highly recommended too.

Be aware that almost all of the country side around there in State Forest, so you will require a Group Activity Permit if you take a group in there (ignore this at your peril!!!) it takes 4 working weeks, will cost you $22 and you must prove your Public Liability Insurance.... Good luck with that --- we can't make PUBLIC land too public can we!


anyways, there is Amamoor SF just over the other side of Kandanga, the Swimming hole at Cedar's grove is excellent -if there has been some rain-.

Have a great time, I've been all over that area (when you were still allowed too) and there is (or was) plenty to see and do.
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Reply By: Mark- Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:02

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:02
Bella Creek road via Mount Buggery is just up the road (turn right below the dam wall) and an interesting and scenic drive with some very steep unsealed roads and creek crossings. You wont need a group permit for this route. From the deer park its about 45 mins to Landcruiser Mountain Park using this road. And on that particular weekend there is heaps on at LCMP - would be an excellent daytrip for a group.
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:22

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:22
Hi Bron,

It is a wonderful place to stay. Ammenities clean but over that weekend, you can expect it to be busy and cold at night. If you like your 4wding then ask at the kiosk for directions to big red. It is only about 5mins from the front gate but a hell of a climb if you are up to it (I wasn't LOL!!!). There is also a fire tower worth climbing, close by. This will give fabulous views to the sunny coast if the day is clear.

There is a couple of gatherings that I have attended up there and you can see the reports HERE and HERE

I love the area but if you can go without power I would suggest you ask to be situated on the lower terrace. This is closer to the creek and more like "camping" as opposed to caravan park in my opinion. They tend to run kids activities over busy weekends and school hols so you may be in luck with Sat night activities for the little ones on that weekend (ask when you book). Enjoy the weekend.

Regards, Trevor.

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:36

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:36
Will be very busy over your picked w/end , have you booked yet ? if not dont like your chances of getting a large group in , best spot for large groups with NO powerwould have to be past Sherwood forest to Lands end.
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Follow Up By: TheBestHalf - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:48

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 16:48
Thanks for everyone's replies. We have definitely have bookings so no worries there and we are all on unpowered sites. Have boys so will definitely look for Big Red and the fire tower as pp suggested. Keep the ideas coming. Only thing from home will be a portable DVD player if it is inclimate at night. Coming from the top of the Range so we are familiar with cold nights!! Days are apparently lovely though so a good mixed bag of clothing for everyone sounds like it will be the go.
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Reply By: drewab - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 18:22

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 18:22
I went there a couple of easters ago, it was very very busy with few amenities for the amount of people staying in the park. There were only 3 toilets and showers for men and women. They had put porta-loo's around but people were doing no.2's in these when clearly marked not to and a bad gastro bug went through our large group. Nearly everyone got very sick with s###s and spews. Not a good weekend. We have not been back as we thought it was very overbooked for the amount of amenities. Hope you have a good one though.

Cheers Andrew
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Reply By: kangas - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 19:07

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 19:07
Its a great place to stay, espacial if you have little ones with you.

If you talking about imbil fire tower, thats closed of now, to dangerous for public access.

And I to would like to know if Rick stills runs it, I heard somewhere that he had sold it
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