The Dayboro Showgrounds is conveniently located only a short 700m walk into town and a great place to stay. There are great views of the countryside leading up to Mt Mee. There are a wide variety of sites scattered over the grounds. One area has a flat pad that has access to power and water. There are more sites available adjacent to the toilet blocks, also with power and water. They are not as level, but a few ramps will soon do the job. There are also a few sites available around the main oval, or if you don’t mind a walk to the toilets, there are several sites located at the rear of the grounds in a more secluded area. This area is flat but can become quite boggy if it rains. The caretaker is on site, and is very obliging and welcoming.
The grounds are very well maintained. There are two walkways into town, both only approximately 700m. One is accessed at the rear of the grounds and leads its way through the park and along the creek. Apart from the annual show, the grounds are used for pony club events, and there is Rodeo arena which hosts the annual Dayboro Rodeo. The Showgrounds are closed for around 10 days each year around the first or second week of July for the annual show, but it is best to call first to make sure.
From Dayboro turn into the Mount Mee Road and travel for 500m, the driveway to the Showgrounds is on the left. The entry is quite wide and easy to get into with any size vehicle including big rigs. There are gates at the top of the drive which are usually left open except in the case of any equestrian events. As you approach the top of the drive, veer to the right and proceed up to the Caretakers van which is parked on the left-hand side and clearly marked.
FEES & BOOKINGS
$15 unpowered site per night / $90 per week (2 adults)
$20 powered site per night / $120 per week (2 adults)
$5 each for additional campers
Bookings are not necessary but please see caretaker on arrival.
There is a three week limit on your stay at the Showgrounds.
THINGS TO DO
Dayboro is a great little town to hide away in for a few weeks. The surrounding countryside is spectacular with small creeks to swim in and explore. It has easy access to Mt Mee and the D’Aguilar National Park. The town itself has still maintained its village feel. There are all the services and shops you need, including the award winning Dayboro Butcher. There are plenty of cafes and great eating places also, including the pub right in the main street. The barbershop has been restored as an old fashion replica of a salon bar, and well worth a look. They have markets each month and the town is a buzz on weekends with Dayboro being a preferred stop for bike riders taking the Mt Mee route up the mountain. Major events include the Rodeo and Dayboro Day, where they close off the main street and have a host of entertainment for the day.
Data courtesy of Dayboro Showground & FRC
Address & Contact
3512 Mount Mee Road