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Bush Bunks

The BogieRiver Bush House | 284 Normanby Road, Bowen, Queensland, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Bush Bunks at Bogie River has recently changed hands. The new owners have great customer service, attention to detail, keep the property clean and tidy, and are pleasant people to talk to! We had a beautiful lunch, generous and well priced. We enjoyed drinks at the bar a short distance from the Australia shaped pool. We also enjoyed a ride... More 

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John V, Public Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

Thanks Donna Glad you enjoyed our little place in the bush be sure and come back and see us again soon More 

Bowen, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My work colleagues and I have just had our Christmas Party at the Bush House and it was agreed by all that it was fabulous. From the moment we arrived our hosts Terry, John and Adrian and also the lovely Sarah couldn't have done more to make our visit memorable. There were 10 of us for an overnight stay, which... More 

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John V, Public Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

What a pleasure to have hard working ladies to come and visit us just to relax, its what we are here for, a unique bush experience, where you can enjoy the bush More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

So this review may be a little out of date: we stayed with Ernie and Glenda for two of the 12 months we spent in Australia in 2002/2003 and are really pleased to hear that their business is still thriving. My, now husband and I travelled around the whole of Australia during our gap year and these two month are... More 

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John V, Public Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

HI there Dan & Kate So pleased you found the time to priase the Bogie that you enjoyed so much Ernie and Glenda have now sold the business and left it t up to us to carry on the tradition We are still working on it but we hope our clients still enjoy the Bogie Experience More 

Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed here on my way home from Cairns to Gladstone and will now make this my halfway stop every time I do the drive between Gladstone and Cairns. I was running late so they thoughfully tried to call me to see if I was ok. I tell you what, it was a welcome sight to pull up to this... More 

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John V, Guest Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

So good to have people that drop in on a referral and great when you enjoy your stay with us,it was a pleasure to meet you, thanks for the encouragement,hope to see you again one day when your travel passes this way More 

Bowen, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

what a great place food was fantastic service was friendly staff very helpful kangaroos friendly good selection of beer and spirits very neat clean and tidy all in all a very pleasant experience was enjoyed by us all thank you very much

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John V, Guest Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your lunch time experience with us, we are glad that you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again one day More 

Liege Province, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I was in the Bogie River for farm work for a few weeks which felt like a lifetime! Alot of backpackers staying there call it the bogie prison and to be fair they are not far off! First off the accommodation is awful! 20 people 1 shower, 1 toilet, 2 gas rings, no tv, Internet that never works and is... More 

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John V, Guest Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, sadly it would have been more constructive to air your views whilst here working and using the facilities which are not charged for to assit travellers to save as much as possible. After a few short weeks our internet has been upgraded, we are busy getting ready for the next season, building something up takes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Was here on my travels, mainly due to work. accomodation is below average and poorly maintained, owners attitude sucks. You never know what mood she'll be in. Very remote, wifi is tempermental along with the owner. Since leaving and having spoken to other travellers and hostel staff this place is very well known for mistreating its guests. Animal sanctuary is... More 

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John V, Guest Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review, constructive criticism is always looked at but better said at the time and not found out later with embellishments. After a few short weeks we are working to address any issues. More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

we went to bogie river house and it is a fantastic place, beautiful tidy accomodation, gorgeous grounds, very australian experience...loved it...fabulous hosts, Terry & John. they are very proud of the hard work they put into the property and are obviously endeavouring to raise standards beyond backpackers who don't abide by australian customs and rules....well done to bogie river staff....we... More 

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John V, Guest Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

Thankyou for staying with us in our ealry stages, it was wonderful to meet new people and share expereinces and ideas. we hope to see you again one day More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights, at first the owner Terri was nothing short of helpful. That soon changed once we were in the door and she had our passports as a "security deposit". I worked on a nearby farm and my travel partner worked in the Bogie River Bush Bunks to cover both our accommodation costs. Slowly Terri's attitude... More 

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glendascharli, Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

We have many backpackers who work from here and save their money for their travels and this years have been great BUT there are a small minority that don't come on the same agenda. Kevin C obtained work within one day but was sacked by his employer after one week, he left owing a fellow backpacker money, he signed an... More 

cannonvale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have just returned from an unusual experience - the Bogie River Bush House. It is a 'b 'n' b' full of character run by delightfully hospitable Glenda and Erni plus an equally delightful Terri who is taking over the reins shortly. Pretty rooms, comfy beds, immaculate shared bathroom in such interesting surroundings. The 'wild but tame' kangaroos and wallabies... More 

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John V, Guest Relations Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

Having guests that are looking for something just a little different and in turn take the time to share their travels and experiences is what a break away is all about, its always a pleasure to look after like minded people. More 

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