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Kilkivan Bush Camping, Rossmore Park, Rossmore Road, Kilkivan.

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Kilkivan Bush Camping, Rossmore Park, Rossmore Road, Kilkivan.

Accessibility and location <ii> <ii> <ii> <ii>

Drive to Gympie, and approx 14kms north turn left on to the Wide Bay Highway. About 2kms before you get to Kilkivan turn left into Rossmore Road (There is a big sign to the park).  6km down the bitumen road you come to the park on the left.  Roads are all good. It took us 20 minutes from park to Bruce Highway and another hour to the Caloundra Turn Off, though we had a very good run no road works, or Sunday drivers.
In Kilkivan you can get fuel, take away, groceries, there is a pub and butcher.

Amenities  <ii> <ii> <ii> <ii>

There was a single amenities block situated centrally in the park, with three showers and toilets for the galls and same for the guys. Water was hot and good pressure though I was the only gall having a shower at the time so don't know if pressure drops when all are going. Amenities were beautifully clean. Water taps were around the camp though it was unsuitable for drinking but you could get drinking water from the rain water tanks. There were four power poles with four outlets in ours (so I assume the same in others) around the park,  rubbish bins, wood barbecue plates, fireplaces, bar b que tables and seats scattered through out the park.

Camp grounds  <ii> <ii> <ii> <ii>

Layback and restful was the feeling at this camp.  You could camp under trees in the open where ever you wanted as long as it was not too close to others. The camping area was all very grassy and well maintained. It was quiet while we were there so children could ride their push bikes without a worry Pets are allowed as long as they are well behaved. Camping huts are available which sleep up to six people.

Tracks  <ii> <ii>

We spent a whole day exploring, the whole area is very picturesque and scenic but on what we saw it was not an area rich in four wheel driving tracks. Soft rider and touring yes, but no fair dinkum stuff at this stage.   I have info now since returning on an area that we have been told is good 4WDing country.   We will look into it further and see what we can find out, good reason to go back for another look.

Hospitality <ii> <ii> <ii> <ii>

Steve and Sue were great hosts, obviously loving what they are doing. They are involved on committees in Kilkivan so are involved in the welfare of the town.

Cost  <ii> <ii> <ii> <ii>

Very reasonable in comparison with other parks at $17 a night (for 2 people) for a powered site, or $14 for a non-powered site, it was great value.

Summing up  <ii> <ii> <ii> <ii>

A great couple of nights away, could certainly have stayed longer but we were needed at home for other duties. Great place to relax, unwind, and look around. It could be very hot in summer, and we had a fire going our two nights as the temperature dropped at night.  Great to talk to other campers, be it in tents are good sized caravans, all were friendly and enjoying the same tranquility.

Reviewed By : Goofy

Posted : 15/04/2008 10:37 am