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“Great family camping with lots of activities” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bestbrook Mountain Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great family camping with lots of activities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We just came back from Bestbrook and had a great time. We were with a group of families, with quite a few school aged children. There was something for everyone. Kids loved the pool (it was quite hot), horse riding, jumping castle, animals. Like other posters, I also think it would be great if there were more showers - I got lost in my car coming back at dark one night. Toilets near us seemed to break down but the staff arranged another the next day.
The best thing about Bestbrook is the staff - very very friendly. It was like stepping back in time to my childhood ( a long time ago LOL) - so great that staff are trusting, are not totally bound by policies etc like many large, tourist attractions are.
We'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tycoel
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Bestbrook, Manager at Bestbrook Mountain Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hi Tycoel,
Good to hear you enjoyed the activities and camping. We are working on more showers and toilets with council and EPA. I will pass on your comments about the staff, they are always please to hear that guests enjoy their efforts. Looking forward to your returning.
Thanks
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, Australia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We camped in caravans at Bore Flat for 6 days. What a lovely holiday, very beautiful along the creek banks and quite safe for young children. We did take the chain saw to cut the wood, plenty of sticks but no big timber to burn in the fire. Our gripe would be that there is only one power pole at Bore Flat which contained all 4 plug ins. We took up 3 of these and when another camper came they almost had to camp on top of us. Another few poles along Bore Flat would be great!!! Camper loos were not too bad but found some campers did not accompany their small children and consequently sometimes ...well need I explain. Perhaps a "condition" of camping issued to all parents of small children. We enjoyed the farm animals, rides etc. We experienced very cold and hot conditions within the 6 days so go prepared. {clothes} Only other thing was the second cause way to Bore Flat could be better. We did put some rocks over a broken pipe into Bore Flat to save the tyres. We had a great holiday and will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Milli K
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Bestbrook, Manager at Bestbrook Mountain Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Milli K,
Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us on our very natural Gap Creek, which is a great place for the kids to play and explore and the activities. The power is limited at Bore flat as it is at our other campgrounds and will probably remain as is. Unfortunately ablutions blocks and kids are always a problem but most parents try to do the right thing, and when not all it takes is a call and our staff will be there. We find the more rules and regulations the greater the problems. Looking forward to your returning to Bestbrook. Thanks
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Toowoomba
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had a fun filled 4 days at Bestbrook and took advantage off all the activities they had to offer. Our Children aged 8,3 and 6 months all had a great time and were disappointed to be coming home. We did camp and found the grounds to be lovely and clean and extremely relaxing. Only thing that could have made the experience that much better was more toilets and shower facilities. However we understand this is in the planning stage. Many thanks for such an enjoyable and affordable family holiday.

Room Tip: We camped so this rating is based on that
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wendylh H
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Bestbrook, Manager at Bestbrook Mountain Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hi Wendylh. H,
Great to hear you enjoyed the activities. Yes we are working on better amenities with council and EPA.
Thanks
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Qld
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We chose Bestbrook to try out our new camper. We were not disappointed. The camp site was beautiful on the creek bank. The kids could wander the creek without getting into trouble. You can hear the highway traffic especially at night, we got used to it and if you camp make sure you take plenty of warm clothing etc. It got very cold at night. We have children of all ages (2yrs to 16yrs). There was something for everyone at the farm. Dad and the kids loved the four wheel drive track. Mum not so impressed. Loved feeding the animals and the other activities. The staff are so nice and helpful. Laura was great with my boys. Had the best weekend. You will see us again. Thankyou.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Champs104
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Bestbrook, Manager at Bestbrook Mountain Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hi Champs 104,

Great to hear your first camping trip in the new camper was at Bestbrook and it was a success. We try to maintain the creek and camping areas as natural as possible. Also great to hear there was something for everyone. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks
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Robina, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have been staying at Bestbrook for a long weekend every year for 5 years now and we are hoping it will be another 5 years! We love the layed back atmosphere, the safe surrounds for our kids to wander off and have independence and visit the animals and just do what kids love to do! Nothing is any trouble for the hosts. The kids love all the activities and being hands on with the baby animals too! If the kids are happy we are all happy!! A favourite with the kids is the wagon ride where the kids go off with Bruce for an hour and have a go at whip cracking and boomerang throwing! We look forward to our annual farmstay next August!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jemima1000
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Bestbrook, Manager at Bestbrook Mountain Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hi Jemima 1000,
Great to hear our guests are enjoying the resort and activities. Looking forward to your return in 2014. Our staff really appreciate the positive feedback.

Thanks
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Ipswich, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed 3 nights, 4 families so 8 adults and 8 kids, the free things to do were awesome, and kept the kids entertained the whole time with plenty of time to enjoy the creek, and walks etc. The shower/toilets in the bunk houses were immaculately clean and never had to wait or queue. Bruce was excellent with his antics and had us all entertained....

Room Tip: We camped so hard to rate the rooms but camping grounds were fantastic
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Danita P
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Bestbrook, Manager at Bestbrook Mountain Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi Danita P,

Great that your group enjoyed the stay and all the free included activities. Thanks
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I booked at short notice for myself and my 11 & 13 year old boys (Missus on girls weekend away). Only wanted to stay the 1 night and was given a 3 bedroom cabin for the price of a 2. We did the available activities and enjoyed walking the creek and around the farm. Boys enjoyed the animals and guessing what the old farm machinery was used for.
We enjoyed having our own space and camp fire and sitting back having a yarn under the stars - no ipods, gameboys or TV. Good fun and will go back again. Boys enjoyed that the horses walked around and came up to us at nighttime.

Room Tip: Cabins are rustic but clean. Got all that you need in them and what you would expect for farm accomm...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BillM01
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Bestbrook, Manager at Bestbrook Mountain Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hi BillM01,
Great that you and your boys enjoyed your stay and all the activities.
Thanks
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Property: Bestbrook Mountain Resort
Address: 9790 Cunningham Hwy, Maryvale, Queensland 4370, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Maryvale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Maryvale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bestbrook Mountain Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bestbrook offers you a unique weekend escape or holiday package in self contained farm stay cabins, bunkhouse back packer style rooms or camping by Gap Creek. Bestbrook is an Australian owned and operated farmstay property where everyone joins in the fun. Only 90 minutes from Brisbane or 126 minutes from the Gold Coast, Bestbrook offers a perfect break from the city to enjoy relaxed country living. Horse riding for all levels from parent led rides, lessons or trail rides. We have regular free demonstrations of milking cows, making butter, boomerang throwing, Australia stock whip cracking, billy tea & damper & a brief presentation of local history. ... more   less 
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