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Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From arriving at reception, we met Tracy, she was very welcoming, and nothing too much trouble, as so was an other lady we met. We had the on site camper trailer, and where very pleasantly surprised, every thing you need, was in there. Cutlery, crockery, pots , pans cups glasses, even a mosquito coil and matches. Gas cooker, even a... More 

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Mt Barney L, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Chrisste :) It sounds like the camper trailers did tick your boxes! If you have never stayed with us before you may not have realized that the outdoor paving in the annex is brand spanking new, and upgrades this facility from a shadecloth floor to the paved look. We are always trying hard to identify what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was one step up from glamping. No indoor toilet. We had to use the amenities block next door. Only 6 pieces of timber to heat the place up. It was freezing. You had to bring your own sheets otherwise an extra charge of $40 per person. We had already paid $150. The kettle was a a 1950's whistling kettle... More 

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Mt Barney L, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing your impressions with us Ian. Looking at your photo, I think you chose to book Henrys Hut - which is one of our budget cabin options. Your feedback gave me the opportunity to audit how guests are advised of the building layout and inclusions/exclusions. Re the external amenities: - At the time of booking we explain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With gorgeous views, stunning walking trails and creeks to explore, and the friendliest staff you'll ever meet, what's not to love about Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat? We camped just recently and absolutely loved the environment, and the eco-friendly initiatives taken by the owners is so refreshing! We'll be back :)

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Mt Barney L, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us Allison. We try really hard to make our eco-actions obvious, but also everyday and accessible .... so that just maybe our guests will take a few bright ideas home with them too. Look out on our Facebook page for more tips - we have participated in Plastic Bag Free July recently and have... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Fantastic place to stay with a large group. We stayed in their awesome Homestead and found it really well set-up with all the comforts of home in an immaculately presented manner. The whole group had a great time enjoying the walks, the wildlife and the warm fire. Definitely worth considering. Love your work Tracey and Innes.

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TraceyMBL, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us Josh - given the size of the group you must have stayed in Moringararah Homestead (it can accommodate up to 15 people). Thanks for mentioning the quality of your stay - we do try hard to be top notch with a homestead that is over 100 years old ;) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Settling into my cabin, beneath impressive Mt Barney, shrouded by a gorgeous mackerel sky was like returning to a place well loved. The peace and tranquility with-in was rudely interrupted by anxious stirrings of self doubt during our initial lecture. Foreign concepts of northerlings, contour lines and romers spun in my lazy brain. With passion and patience Innes masterfully demonstrated,... More 

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TraceyMBL, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your poetic review Deb. I'm only too happy to share Innes (my husband and co-owner of Mt Barney Lodge) with these 2 1/2 day navigation training groups, as it is his passion and he genuinely loves sharing his knowledge with people who want to learn. I've lost count of the number of times I have seen contour lines... More 

Redland City, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was our first visit to Mt Barney Lodge and what a pleasant surprise it was. The location is stunning, the camping ground is grassy and well cared for, the amenities are clean and the staff were always friendly and helpful. I like that they cap the number of people at any one time, so it never gets overcrowded. Kids... More 

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TraceyMBL, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review ddonnan. We are always excited to welcome first-timers as their positive reaction to what we have to offer always keeps our approach refreshed. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We camped at the Mt Barney Lodge grounds over the weekend for the World Apart festival. It was such a relaxed environment that I want to bring the kids back. All the staff were helpful and friendly. I am very much looking forward to my next trip there.

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TraceyMBL, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Good news Graham .... A World Apart is back in 2017 for the 10th in a row on the 27th and 28th May. Live music, great food, the outdoor pop-up cafe and lounge ... it will all be back with a couple of new twists too. Like always, we recommend you book in early to avoid disappointment as we only... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We spent the weekend at Mt Barney Lodge campsite and went to the food and wine festival "A World Apart". It was a great weekend and we recommend staying there. The campsites were good, the facilities well maintained and the owners and staff were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time relaxing, drinking in the great views and listening... More 

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TraceyMBL, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

With the perfect weather on the A World Apart weekend, I reckon it was near perfect!! All happening again next year on 27 and 28 May - lock it in the diary now!! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We camped here with 3 other families at Easter. Unlike other camp grounds which were packed to the rim during peak time, Mt Barney Lodge capped the number of campers to a maximum of 100. There were plenty of room for the kids to ride their bikes and run around safely. They offer various activities for the kids during school... More 

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TraceyMBL, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Coming back is the best compliment you can give - thanks @Oreollie ! :) More 

Tamborine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Just the type of camping we like, well set out camping area with constructed fire pits (wood available for purchase), sites are not on top of each other allowing for privacy. Beautiful creek only steps away, plenty of activities to do without having to drive from the campsite and so much wildlife to experience. We will definitely be back.

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TraceyMBL, Owner at Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Lauren. You are welcome to come back anytime ;) More 

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mt Barney Lodge is family friendly, and has adventure activities for kids and adults including rock climbing, abseiling, kids night adventures, guided and self-guided bushwalking tracks, sunset ecotours and mountain guiding and expeditions. Situated at the base of Mt Barney within the Scenic Rim, Mt Barney Lodge is an Ecotourism retreat that offers self contained accommodation and optional meals. Relax in one of our Queenslander Homesteads, Rustic Cabins, Deluxe Camper Trailers, or try camping. Mt Barney Lodge is the perfect family destination with full creek frontage, open fireplaces, shade and a grassy camp ground. Qualified outdoor leaders run childrens’ adventure activities during holiday periods and weekends. Kids can play independently, ride their bike, and visit the farm animals who are helping with the permaculture garden. Mt Barney Lodge is perfect for small conferences, meetings and team building workshops. Groups are welcome with 46 people able to be accommodated in beds across the 6 venues.This wilderness experience is 90 minutes drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat

Address: 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Barney View, Queensland 4287, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Barney View
Price Range: $70 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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