Gidgee’s Bush Camp Common Rules
Unfortunately we have to have rules because it seems some people
struggle to use their common sense, which makes it hard on everyone.
This is our family home, and happy place and we are just trying to ensure that others enjoy it too.
Entry or Booking
Pre-Bookings are available online, or by phone. Be ready to pay in fa $10 booking fee as a deposit which is non refundable. As a Private caravan park, we can also restrict your entry at any point in time.
Check in and out
Check out is at 10 am. Amenities are closed from 10am to 11am for cleaning. Later check outs on unpowered sites are by arrangement only and could incur a surcharge.
Call 000 in case of an emergency or present to local clinic and ring number on the front door. 24/7 medical assistance available. Please notify park managers as soon as possible of any medical issues that have required a 000 call.
With most caravanners using caravan parks/Bush Parks for peace, it’s not proper to pump up your speakers’ volume in the dead of the night. Sure, you’re free to be happy, but be mindful that you do not disturb your neighbor's in doing so.
Hence, it is advised that caravanners stop making noise starting at 9-10 pm. Be wary that too much noise can have you expelled from a Bush Park.
Drugs and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is prohibited to persons under 18. Moreover, illicit drugs are illegal. Any person found to have the same will be expelled and police will be notified. If you’re a psychedelic party goer, this Bush Camp is not for you!
Cats & dogs are permitted, sorry pet rabbits are not allowed in Queensland. Always cross-check with the manager before bringing your pet into the park. Pets must be controlled at all times and owners should be mindful of other visitors not being pet lovers. Pets should not be left unattended or unleashed at any time. Please be aware as a working farm we run our dogs in the afternoons from 4pm onwards. They may also be assisting with stock work during other times as well. Please clean up and dog poo if it is on the lawn area and fill in any holes left by pets
Under no circumstances is there any swimming allowed in the private dams on this Bush Camp. Yabbie catching is permitted but catch limits apply. DO THE RIGHT THING UNLESS THIS WILL BE STOPPED.
Is for drinking only not for filling of water tanks or washing vehicles etc. There is water hook up on powered sites only, and if you need a fill up on the unpowered sites please ask when booking in.
Size of the Van
One caravan per site, and you are charged by the number of people per site not the size of you setup. Camps must be 5 meters apart.
Your speed must not exceed 10 km per hour when inside the Bush Camp. Note that roads inside the Bush Camp are shared by pedestrians.
For the overall safety of caravanners, restrict your movements to your campsite. Do not cut through another’s campsite. Always report any illegal or suspicious activity in a Bush Camp to the owner or concerned manager. Keep in mind that the regulations aim to keep everyone safe. In case of emergencies and natural disasters, you MUST listen to the caravan park manager or refer to the emergency guidelines often put up in the Camp Kitchen.
Cycles and Tracks
Gidgee’s Bush Camp is not fitted/ equipped with a cycle track. In fact, some even advise you against cycling within the park. But in case you wish to ride, always ride your bicycle with care, as within the speed limits of the camp and concern for pedestrians. Safety gear most be worn and we take no responsibility for person injury to yourself or others, and will not cover the cost of damages to your bicycle or equipment
Caravan insurance isn’t only mandatory but a true necessity. Park rules specifies that the park administration will not be responsible for any injury or damage to property without insurance.
For caravanners with insurance, your insurer will take care of all the damages.
Park Reception Timings
Reception is open usually from 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. We are usually around the site somewhere and you can contact us via mobile 0407620360
Please Do Not litter in a caravan park, and use supplied bins for disposal of rubbish
Our Fire pits
We have several large communal fire pits in the camp kitchen and powered sites area. We supply the wood for those. Please don't remove stacked wood for other fire pits or personal fires
Our smaller fire pit camp sites can be used but you must either bring your own fire wood, purchase some from us or collect it.
You can also reserve one of the smaller fire pit areas around the dam
for an additional $5 per day to ensure you get that site. You will still have to bring or purchase wood for those pits.
In case of emergencies like caravan fires or accidents within a caravan park, follow a proper decorum to curb spreading the fire and damages. Fires are permitted in the provided fire places or the kitchen stove. No fires will be lit in windy weather.
We only provide fire wood for communal fires, and the wood stacked in those areas is not to be used for personal fires or the smaller fire pits around the camp ground.
You will need to either bring your own wood for personal fires or
it is for sale at the office.
Persons wishing to make a person fire must
A). Have a fire pit that is off the ground and contained
B). They must provide their own wood. DO NOT us the wood that is cut near the communal fire rings.
C). All coals and ashes must be returned to the ash pit near the camp oven area. Ash buckets and a shovel are provided in that area to do this. Do not dump ashes in the camp fire rings or on the ground. the area must be left completely clean after use
D). Any damage to grass will incur a $200 penalty for turf replacement.
E). Fire pits are to be small in size with a cleared perimeter.
F). Only burn wood or briquettes. No green wood or rubbish burning is permitted.
G). Accelerants are NOT permitted in any form.
H). A responsible person should be in attendance at all times and assumes all levels of responsibility and liability, including damage to their own property, neighboring sites or GAHP property.
I). An adequate way to extinguish the fire is required at all times – fire extinguisher or primed hose.
J). Please be respectful to other campers when using fire pits
There is a dump station/water point at our local Rec Grounds if required on departure.
Complaints and Suggestions
Most caravan parks have people who can receive suggestions and settle complaints of the caravanners expertly. You can talk to a manager and comment on a facility at the park too.
Always be conscientious and comply with the Bush Camp rules and regulations. These rules are designed to give you the best possible stay. Hence, it pays to cooperate with park owners and ensure that they have sufficient manpower and facilities to make your stay safe, comfortable and memorable.