Located just 1.5 km off the Warrego Highway at Morven and set in a quiet little spot where overcrowding is not a problem. Gidgee’s is a working farm with lots of native wildlife, stud goats and sheep. There are also horses, working dogs, chooks, and usually a poddy calf, lamb and goat or two.
The campgrounds however are only open from April to September 7 days a week. They are set on 180 acres of freehold land and stage 1 of the project is set on 10 acres. There are no powered sites at this stage. Campers must be self-contained with own shower, however, there is a drop toilet that can be used. Wash up water and drinking water is available in the camp kitchen. Van fill up will need to be done in down.
There is additional grazing property that is not attached to the camping grounds and as a bonus, there is a morning meeting area filled with rustic memorabilia complete with a retro coffee trailer called Kill for a Cuppa which is open from 9am to 12noon Monday to Friday. Guests are also able to used the coffee shop most weekends by arrangement. Some weekends the coffee shop is also open to the public and for work shops.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Mitchell: Head through town until you get to the post office. Turn left into Eurella Street, cross over Brunel Street and head towards Roma Street past the police station on the right. Turn right into Roma Street go past West Street and the Council yards on the right and then continue past the Old Roo Works which are also on the right at the end of Roma Street. Go up the white hill over the grid and turn right into the Camping grounds, which is 1.5km from the post office.
From Charleville: Head through town until you get to the post office. Turn right into Eurella Street, cross over Brunel Street and head towards Roma Street past the police station on the right. From here, follow directions as above.
Once in the camping grounds, there is a parking area near the old Austin truck and a short walk into the office for check in.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Fee is from $15/night per van for 2adults and 2kids
THINGS TO DO
Morven makes up one of the 4 towns in the Murweh Shire. So day trips to attractions in Charleville such as the Mulga Lands, Bilbies, Historic House, War Museum, Cosmos Centre RFDS Base are all possible from this point & Augathella to see Q100 building, Smiley and Meat Ant attractions. You can also see our feature story on Morven here.