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FAQ - General


Q.  Do you allow Pets?

A.  No. Mt Barney Lodge is a Wilderness Retreat and a Land for Wildlife member.  You will see many Redneck Wallabies, birds and other native wildlife in the campgrounds.

However, assistance and guide dogs will be considered under strict control.  Please call us when making your reservation to discuss requirements.

Q.  Is there mobile phone coverage?

A.  There is very minimal coverage, and can be very unreliable.

Q.  Do you have WIFI?

A.  No.

Q.  When is check-in and check-out time?

A.  Camping: Check-in time is from 1pm and check out time is 1 pm.

Accommodation including Glamping:  Strictly 2pm check-in and 10am check-out.  (Unless otherwise advised).

Q.  Is the tap water drinkable?

A  Yes.

Q.  Do you have a kiosk/shop?

A.  At the office we sell ice, milk, bread, fire wood and we refill gas bottles

Q.  Where can I charge my mobile phones/ipad etc?

A.  If you are camping, there are power points situated in the amenities block. Due to insurance and security purposes, we cannot charge your devices at the office.

Q. What is your noise policy?

A. As we are a wilderness retreat on private property, we do ask all our guests to keep all noise to a respectable level at all times and to consider other guests.  We do enforce quiet time after 10pm.

Q.  How long will it take me to get there?

A.  From Brisbane city or the Gold Coast, allow for a 2 hour drive.

Q.  How do I get there?

A.  Click here for detailed directions and links to google maps.

Q.  Is there public transport?

A.  No.

Q.  Do I need a 4x4 to get there?

A.  No. The last 3km’s is a gravel road in good condition.

Q.  When is the office open?

A.  8am – 4pm every day.  Friday: 8am to 6pm. (Unless otherwise advised).

Q.  Can we swim in the creek and water holes?

A.  Yes. The creek frontage is perfect to paddle and play in and the waterhole is ideal for a cooling swim.

Q. How far away is the waterhole?

A. Not far at all. Come up to the office and if you are staying with us, we will let you know where it is!

Q.  What is the weather like?

A.  You can see our daily facebook post of MOODS OF MT BARNEY where you can see an image of Mt Barney everyday.  For weather forecasts we recommend Bureau Of Meteorology.

Q.  Does it get cold at night, and whats the temperature during the day.

A.  To check current and future predicted temperatures, we use Weatherzone.  Don't forget to always pack warm clothes in case of cooler weather, even during the warmer months.

Q. How far is the nearest shop?

A.  The closest town is Rathdowney (20 minutes drive).  There is a Visitors Information Centre, Pub, Service Station, Butcher and the Rathy Shop which sell the ‘basics’.

Q.  What walks are there to do?

A.  When you stay with us, we will share with you local information and maps on the popular walks, mountain trails and waterholes within the Mt Barney National Park, and some of the lesser known walking tracks too!

Q.  What activities do you have for the kids and adults?

A.  During the school holidays, see our Adventure Activity program.  For other activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, and mountain expeditions, see here.  

Q.  Are there activities for toddlers?

A.  Watch this space…!

Q.  What else is there to do?

A   There are plenty of local attractions to visit and see

Q.  Can you fish in the creeks and waterhole?

A.  You can see our blog for more information.

Q.  Is the creek and waterhole big enough for kayaking or a boat?

A.  No. However, Maroon Dam is only about half an hours’ drive from the Lodge and is very popular for boating and water sports.

Q.  Can the kids bring their push bikes?

A.  Yes. It is a great way to get to the toilet block or office!

Q.  Can we bring our dirt trail motor bikes?

A.  There are no dirt bike tracks in the area, and motor bikes are not permitted in the National Park.

Q.  Do you have a restaurant or café.

A.  Our Catering option is available for guests staying in Accommodation and Glamping only.

2 weeks notice is essential.  Your meals will be brought straight to your dining table!  We do not have a restaurant or café.

Q.  If I cancel my camping or accommodation reservation, do I get my money back?

A.  See our cancellation policy.

Q.  Do you accept Group Bookings?

A.  Yes. See our group booking policy here.

Q.  Can we come out for a day visit, a picnic or visit friends staying at the Lodge.

A.  Yes. Please check in at the office. There is a $5.00pp charge to use our facilities or pass through our property, this includes insurance.

The creek frontage is a perfect spot for a picnic. Unfortunately we do not have picnic tables or BBQ's available for day visitors.

Q.  Do you cater for Functions, Workshops and school camps?

A.  Yes.  See here for all we offer, and please feel free to call or email us with your requirements.

Q.  Do you cater for weddings?

A.  Yes.  Mt Barney Lodge is the ideal setting for your wedding. Our wedding package is designed for you to plan your wedding the way YOU want it.  Email us for a Wedding Pack, or please feel free to call Tracey or Nea to discuss your requirements and what we have to offer.