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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights in the honeymoon hut that was right on the fresh water creek. We did not have high expectations on seeing the elusive duckbill platypus but oh how wonderful to wake up and see one right outside your hut ! This is a great place to get a real bush camp feel. You can also...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little off the beaten track but definitely worth a visit. K Loved the swimming hole and the shower facilities. And there are platypusses-platypi or whatever the plural of platypus is. Just hope that the people around you can keep quiet and not disturb them. For us the best time was late afternoon. We didn't see any at dawn. Watch...

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A couple of friends and I happened across this place after driving from Hervey Bay, we were so impressed with the beautiful surroundings and the friendly locals. Good facilities, rubber rings provided for the swimming was a bonus! Would love to come here again if I ever have the chance thank you Wazza!

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, other guests, mostly backpackers. Really enjoyed the place but the host was not around at the time. Decided to do some groceries, got back and the host was there. In the end the host made us decide not to stay there. Even though the nature was beautiful, the host had a bad first impression and wasn't friendly at...

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wazza2850, Owner at Platypus Bush Camp, responded to this review

so what do u expect sorry I Had to go to shop too and if I had things to do I might have been in a rush.... or if not what is your complaint

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We had one night at Wazza's place. We stayed in our car and I think that's the best way to stay here. The place is very "hand made", but everything worked when we were there. Everything is in one with nature, the toilet, the shower, kitchen and the pool which is just a pool in the river. The shower is...

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely beauty and should not be missed. Best camp I have stayed in Oz so far, more spaces r tents than vans but I'm sure wazza would fit you in. Please ignore what people say negatively toward the camp I had a great time with wazza he was so friendly and informative. The gorge is beautiful and...

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Darwin
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is low key camping (Wazza, the owner also rents basic huts) so don't expect luxury. But DO expect beautiful rain forest, the sound of water as you sleep (you will camp next to the creek),showers that open out onto the rain forest, a beautiful swimming hole which you will often have to yourself, a great café up the road...

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Queensland
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a beautiful area to be in, the cool running water over the rocks, the birds singing and the fantastic Ulysses butterflies and colourful moths were all over. My family of five enjoyed having a disconnect from technology (no signal) and just getting back to nature. Unfortunately, all the beauty of nature was momentarily dampened by our unfortunate, rude...

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Wynyard, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We spent one night at the Platypus Bush Camp and were not impressed, leaving early next morning instead of staying another night. It was advertised as $10 camping which turned out to be $20 and a large hidden rock in the middle of the driveway almost did serious damage to our rental car. Camping spots are not level and kitchen...

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wazza2850, Owner at Platypus Bush Camp, responded to this review

sorry about the damage to the car but u have to look where u drive as this is a large rock and can be seen very easy.. so u where not on the track the price is $10 per person where u got the other info from i do not know .... it is a picnic shelter for u to...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I stay at PBC annually, a habit of 20 years and I suspect I will continue for many years to come. I have experienced most aspects of this wonderful piece of paradise and appreciate all that it has to offer..I would like to say to those folk who did not enjoy their stay that they should only go to a...

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Address: 672 Gorge Road | Queensland, Finch Hatton, Queensland 4756, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Finch Hatton
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Platypus Bush Camp Hotel Mackay
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“Not a hotel but camping area, beautiful nature, poor customer relations from owner/co-ordinator”
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