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low cost camping – glebe weir

We don’t know about you but we love LOW COST CAMPING!!

Please don’t get us wrong, we love FREE CAMPING too, well who doesn’t?

Why do we like low cost camping? 1. you get a few more facilities and 2. you are injecting funds into the local community.

Just around the corner from our current location is a hidden little gem of low-cost camping and it is on the water. WIN WIN!

The Glebe Weir is situated between Taroom and Theodore in QLD and falls within the boundaries of Banana Shire. From Taroom you are looking at a 54km drive and about 94km if heading South from Theodore. The road is all bitumen which is great for those who don’t like heading too far off road. It is quite a scenic drive in but beware of roaming cattle as the road is unfenced.

There are plenty of sites available for tents, camper trailers and caravans. Amongst the camping areas there is quite a few places to plug into power. First in best dressed. The facilities are basic but mostly clean. There are cold showers, flushing toilets, sheltered picnic tables and BBQs. Fires are allowed when there is no fire bans but travelers must bring there own wood. All this for $7 a night per vehicle!

The camp-sites over look the Weir and the Dawson River so water based activities are a must. Kayaking along the water at dawn and dusk is a must! While the keen fisherman can take out the tinny and have a flick around. Don’t forget the yabby pots!

If you are heading this way stop in and take a look for yourself.

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Easter on the Water

Another Easter done and dusted. Oh well they say time flies when you’re having fun. So we must have had a good time because it was back to reality in a blink of an eye.

For Easter this year we camped up at Wuruma Dam out of Eidsvold (towards Monto) in Central QLD. It was a beautifully scenic drive across from Taroom via the back route. It was less than a 3 hour drive for us which was the perfect distance not too close to home but not too far away creating a holiday where you spend more time in the car than in the camp.

Wuruma Dam is operated by Sunwater is situated along the Nogo River which joins the Burnett River. It provides water supply for both irrigation and town water.  It is a top free camp offering water front camping. There are flushing toilets, picnic tables and bins in the area. It is up to the individual whether they wish to be close to the amenities and amongst the other campers or out on their own with a fair work to the toilets.

What we loved most about Wuruma is the water access and with the dam at pretty much full capacity your laughing all the way to the boat ramp.  While there is a concrete boat ramp the camping on the foreshore allows you to moor your boat right at your camp and most Easter campers put their boat in from their camp. PERFECTION. We weren’t very lucky with the fishing although to be honest we weren’t trying too hard. We did get a few dozen red claw though which is always fun. The dam is apparently stocked with Barra, Silver Perch and Bass but they may have been washed over the dam wall because we didn’t see any. Well that’s a lie I saw one jump out of the water. Why it didn’t jump on my hook God only knows. We were some pathetic looking fisherman out there bobbing up and down on the “big waters” of Wuruma. My mother joined us for a stint and we got her fishing! This is an AMAZING feat she has never in her (left out age here) years fished and my husband made her do it. Power to him!

Back at the camp we got good use out of the camp fire and the camp oven. The rainy weather the first night created the perfect camp oven dinner scenario. We made some damper, beef stroganoff and curried sausages during our stay and also a good old-fashioned camp fire BBQ. It was refreshing to take some time and enjoy pottering around the camp fire.

We have found a wonderful free camp a hop skip and a jump away and we will be back for sure. Put it on the list of places you should stop and stay a while. All in all Easter we had a well deserved break and are now into some heavy prep for our 2015 4WD Desert Trek in June/July. Don’t forget we are raising funds for the flying doctor and need YOUR help. To DONATE NOW click here.

Wuruma Camping Info:

Location: 45kms from Eidsvold along the Nogo River, Central QLD

Camp Sites: Free, First in Best Dressed, Plenty of Water Front Access, No Power Available, Suit Self Sufficient Campers, Caravan Access, Pets allowed must be on leash or contained)

Amenties: One Toilet Block – One Male Cubicle and Two Females (more toilets up near dam wall), Picnic Tables and Wheelie Bins Scattered Around, Boat Ramp.