Oh my goodness!! What can I say?! Myself and 4 friends escaped from the Bogie River Bush House last night after 8 days. We got out with the aid of 3 lovely people who arrived that same day and had the sense to get out immediately before handing over any money or agreeing to the ridiculous contracts! If it weren't for them there would have been no escape as there is no public transport so far out in the bush as this place was and mobile phones did not have signal for miles!
I am amazed we lasted the 8 days!! Hot water in the showers was an occassional luxury! Kangaroos and possums would raid our outdoor "kitchen" at night time. The kitchen consisted of a microwave, hob, filthy fridge and sink- oh and a kettle that worked at times!
You are given a box when you arrive which consists of 1 pillow, 1 mattress protector, 1 sheet, 1 pillowcase, 1 spoon, 1 fork, 1 knife, 1 bowl, 1 plate and 1 mug. All items are numbered and if you break anything or leave it out overnight you will be fined. I was "cellmate number 15".
The people living there are all great though, everyone is so friendly and welcoming- probably due to the lack of anything else to do there. All you have in that place is each other!!
We did not take the advice of others on trip advisor and wish we had- please be warned and spend your money elsewhere- James is raking it in from the people already there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Its hard to find a more relaxed atmosphere than the Bush House located a short 40 minute drive West of Bowen in Whitsunday region. The property is set on 25 acres of virgin bushland on the banks of the Bogie River with visiting wildlife and houses built from recycled materials. The B&B accommodation consists of 11 Queen rooms, 2 also have single bunk beds for families, all B&B rooms are air-conditioned. The main B&B lounge area has a large flat screen TV with most channels and movies, limited wireless internet is available.The bunkhouse has 4 rooms and sleeps 12 people and has ceiling fans.The Licensed Restaurant is open to the public as well as catering for house guests and also has a large flat screen TV, games room including darts, pool and table tennis free of charge. The swimming pool which is 12m x 6m and in the shape of Australia is set in tropical palms beside the restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bogie River Bush House Hotel Bowen