Andrew Drynan Park is a pet friendly bush camp situated along Running Creek between Mount Chinghee and the Border Rangers in the beautiful Beaudesert Region. With an impressive backdrop formed by Mt Chinghee, this is the perfect spot for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the peace and serenity of mother nature.
The bush camp with its wide open spaces and surrounded by tall trees is suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes and even the larger RV’s. All sites are unpowered and water must be boiled before drinking (or BYO). There are no showers but you do have the added comfort of flush toilets. You have the privilege of choosing your perfect spot where you can relax, read a book, take a refreshing swim in the creek or have a picnic at one of the shaded tables. At night relax around the campfire or sit under the stars as you are serenaded by the sounds of the gently flowing running creek. This is camping without convenience but extremely popular with those seeking serenity and seclusion.
If you need any extra supplies, the small township of Rathdowney is only 19klms from the campsite where this is a General Store for all your basic needs and offers take away food, a Pub, Post Office, Service Station and a Museum.
HOW TO GET THERE
Andrew Drynan Park is 47km from Beaudesert and 19km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road, south of Beaudesert, and Running Creek. From Rathdowney turn onto Running Creek Road (opposite the Pub) and after 3km turn right to stay on Running Creek Road. The Park is a further 15.3km with the main part on the left.
It is an open park so just head in and pick a campsite.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Park Manager will come around daily to collects the fees.
Fee is from $16 per couple per night for adults, $4 per child,
Children under 5 are free
Family $24 per night (2 x Adults & 4 children)
THINGS TO DO
Some of the activities you can do is swimming, fishing or lighting up a campfire at night. Take a short drive to Rathdowney where you can see Historical Buildings such as The Tramway building, the Old Shop,a Prison Hut, Barn, Picnic Shelter and more. Visit the Border Ranges National Park, Mt Barney National Park and the Mt Barney Winery.
Rathdowney Information Centre and Historical Museum
There are many displays of artefacts, pictorial displays and historical records of events and family histories.
Situated five minutes from Rathdowney at the foothills of Mt Maroon in the Scenic Rim District. Take a drive through the Olive Grove up to the Hilltop Cafe. Relax and unwind with their rustic country style food and Merlo coffee in the spectacular mountain surroundings.
Border Loop Lookout.
A great picnic spot offering scenic views of Gradys Creek Valley within Border Ranges National Park, a World Heritage Area.
Address & Contact
Running Creek Road
From $16 per couple/ night