So this review may be a little out of date: we stayed with Ernie and Glenda for two of the 12 months we spent in Australia in 2002/2003 and are really pleased to hear that their business is still thriving. My, now husband and I travelled around the whole of Australia during our gap year and these two month are some of our fondest memories, even the back breaking fruit picking was extremely 'character building' ( although those may not be the exact words I used at the time!) and gave us the money we needed to complete our travels. We spent half of our time staying in the backpackers accommodation and half in the main house. Any time we did not spend working we spent with the orphaned kangaroos and wallabies which Glenda so charitably hand rears, riding the rescued horses (having caught and groomed them), cooling off in the pool, whizzing down the flying fox or socialising by the fire pit. Having read some of the other reviews people have posted I think that some people possibly arrive here with the wrong assumption, Bogie River is the perfect place to relax after a hard days work but not only that it is Glenda and Ernie's home and if people respect that they should be just fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Its hard to find a more relaxed atmosphere than the Bush House located a short 40 minute drive West of Bowen in Whitsunday region. The property is set on 25 acres of virgin bushland on the banks of the Bogie River with visiting wildlife and houses built from recycled materials. The B&B accommodation consists of 11 Queen rooms, 2 also have single bunk beds for families, all B&B rooms are air-conditioned. The main B&B lounge area has a large flat screen TV with most channels and movies, limited wireless internet is available.The bunkhouse has 4 rooms and sleeps 12 people and has ceiling fans.The Licensed Restaurant is open to the public as well as catering for house guests and also has a large flat screen TV, games room including darts, pool and table tennis free of charge. The swimming pool which is 12m x 6m and in the shape of Australia is set in tropical palms beside the restaurant. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Bogie River Bush House Hotel Bowen