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Campers are keen on Peach Trees

6 April 2017

Peach Trees camping area

Peach Trees camping area

Fancy a quiet, shady creek-side camping area with lots of space, new facilities and great birdwatching – only 2.5 hours from Brisbane?

Some campers keen for weekend getaways have already discovered the revamped Peach Trees camping area at Jimna State Forest north-west of Kilcoy, and this Easter will see a “full house” for the first time since the upgrade.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Principal Ranger Steve Price said the camping area had been upgraded over the past three years at a cost of $1.036 million.

“The grassy campground now has a more natural look, thanks to lots of landscaping,” Mr Price said.

“There are three new amenities blocks and wastewater treatment systems, and a solar-powered water pump.

“QPWS has replaced the old swimming platform so those seeking a cool dip or a quiet afternoon beside the creek looking for platypus will be pleased with this great new facility.

“There are new information displays, and campers will also be glad to hear there’s a new NPSR Wifi hotspot, so they can book the next campsite on their journey.

“In the near future we’ll add a campsite purpose-designed for people with disabilities.

“Access roads and internal tracks have been upgraded.

“The area stood up well to ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie, as did all our Sunshine Coast hinterland campgrounds which are ready for Easter. Many areas including Peach Trees are booked out for Easter, but most have space either side of that weekend.

“Peach Trees is popular with grey nomads and family groups. Getting there is half the pleasure, on a lovely rural drive.

“Once you arrive, relax in the grassy paddock among eucalypt trees, watch the kangaroos and spot platypus in the creek, or get more active – take a dip in Yabba Creek or enjoy one of the short walks. Birdwatching is excellent at Peach Trees thanks to the variety of habitats,” Mr Price said.

Peach Trees is 45km north-west of Kilcoy along the Kilcoy-Murgon road.

Book your campsite now for Easter. Permits cost only $6.15 per person per night, or $24.60 for a family. More information: www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/jimna/camping.html

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6 April 2017