Staying around Stanthorpe

Submitted: Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:32
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Looking at heading from Brisbane down around Stanthorpe area for about 3 or 4 days to explore the area, i've already been to Sundown Nat. Park so will give it a miss this visit.
Where do you recommend staying around the area and why?
i'll be travelling with wife and 2 young kids (6yrs and 18mths) and be towing the caravan in my fourby. i thought maybe stay at Bald Rock or Boonoo Boonoo, from the quick search i've done it looked Boonoo Boonoo had showers (but i could be wrong).
So who's been down that way, where should i stay and what should i go look at when in the area. a mate mentioned something about "the pyramid", but he's flown out over seas today so i can't ask him more details about the place.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 02:03

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 02:03
Try Girraween Nat Park (Hema 9 K11.) Two camping grounds, both with showers, use the second one for caravans.

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Follow Up By: stevesub - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 15:26

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 15:26
Been there done that - good place to stay but watch the ranger about firewood. make sure you bring your own and also make sure it looks nothing like what you find in the park as they get quite narkie, even if the wood was bought in from outside the park.

He did not believe that ours was from outside the park, which is was and we had to dump it in then park and get more fro outside the park at a great cost. he must run the firewood supplies outside the park.

However we loved the park and will be back

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Reply By: Rod - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 08:49

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 08:49
I'd second Girraween NP - that's where the Pyramids are.

If you want a caravan park, Sommerville Valley on the shores of Storm King dam is very new and clean. About 10 minutes out of Stanthorpe. Google sommerville valley
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 14:49

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 14:49
Rod,

Sommerville Valley was named after my great grand parents.

They were one of the first families to farm in the area and stayed there until the dam was built.

My Grandfather had a small farm on the banks of the dam and I think that is where the caravan park is now.

Wayne
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Reply By: troopyman - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:13

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:13
I have not stayed here yet . insert link wont work atm

http://www.thesprings4x4.com.au/index.htm
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:18

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:18
Hi Guy's

WE are currently Travelling Oz with two young daughters (7 & 8) we stayed at a CP in Stanthorpe over Christmas/New Year - we stayed at The Top of the Town CP - we liked it, very friendly and clean - HUGE park great views of the town if you walk up to the back of the park where the tent section is.

Cheers
Matt, Caz & Kids
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Reply By: Member - Rob - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:09

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:09
Girraween or the Springs would be ok. Bald Rock is really a day outing as the campsites werent that great. You will have a great time out at Bald Rock and the walking is great. The Springs camping is good and you can 4wd if you want to and it can be a good base from which to tour from.
Alternatively head into Stanthorpe and straight after the BP servo turn left and head out to Boonoo Boonoo. Special part of the world. Enjoy your break.
Rob
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Reply By: rumpig - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 18:02

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 18:02
ok thanks for the replies everyone. i'm leaning towards staying at Boonoo Boonoo and then exploring from there, either that or Girrawaeen, i'll see where the wife prefers the sound of.

cheers.
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