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Reviewed October 22, 2016

A total of 28 members travelled to this little Bush Retreat for lunch. We met in Bowen Big Mango rest stop for morning tea before proceeding to Bogie River - no one knew what to expect but we were not disappointed. A lovely friendly atmosphere and the lunch served was excellent - we opted for an alternate drop meal to... More 

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Reviewed February 7, 2016

I have stayed with Terri and John a number of times and have found the accommodation, food and staff to be fantastic. Whilst this is not a lush hotel - it is very comfortable, clean and ever so homely. Terry is also a magnificent cook, so be prepared to walk away a few grams heavier than on arrival! Thank you... More 

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John V, General Manager at Bush Bunks, responded to this review

The pleasure is ours as always, thanks for the support and apologies for the grams !! More 

Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed February 5, 2016

Thank you so much to Terri and John for all your help hosting our workshop. You went over and above to help us, providing "walls" for posters and notes. The food was fabulous and plentiful. The grounds are lovely. The house is gorgeous. I will definitely try to come back again sometime.

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

Jaymie and crew It was a pleasure to have you here All challenges accepted! thanks for bringing the rain See you again John More 

Adelaide, Australia
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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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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank dannyandkate
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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Reviewed April 15, 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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Thank yvst S
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
Reviewed March 8, 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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Thank Harry K
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 2 helpful votes
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 

Airlie Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Bush Bunks

Address: The BogieRiver Bush House | 284 Normanby Road, Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
Price Range: $18 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
The Bogie River Bush House Hotel Bowen
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“the bedrooms are beautiful”
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“All rooms are top notch”
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“You can choose whichever room you want from those that are available. They are all gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles Paula_Boo_11, Mar 16, 2012 | Read review
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