When you think of camping, you think of secluded campsites, grassed areas, campfires and no luxuries. It should be about getting away from it all for a day or weekend. Located on 4000 acres of privately owned land, Gordon Country camping grounds delivers an authentic camping experience.
Gordon Country is located on a cattle station on the Goomburra National Park on Inverramsey Road, Goomburra. These camping grounds extend for seven kilometres along the creek, providing a variety of sites with different facilities. Some of the sites are; The Cottage Camp, Black Cockatoo and Festival site, providing hot showers and septic toilets within walking distance. If this is too crowded for you, then sites like Rockhole Camp and Banshee Valley are the ones to stay at. These are located at the very end of the property and a vehicle is required to travel to the toilets and showers. This is where self-sufficiency comes in handy.
For those that want to get away from it all but still need their security and a few luxuries, Gordon Country has six cabins to offer, catering from four to eight people. The cabins are ideally situated in mountain areas with a number of creeks flowing nearby and they all have a Queenslander style balcony. Cabins are serviced by an exclusive central amenities block including septic toilets and a hot shower to start your day, and two cabins now incorporate private bathroom and toilet facilities.
At the end of the day, a short drive along the Lookout Road, will take you to Mt Castle Lookout. The short 500 metre walk to the lookout will reward you with spectacular views over the Laidley Valley with Mt Castle directly across the lookout.
Words and Images by Jose Alonso