Thursday, April 2, 2009

Camping at Mt Mee

We have decided to kit ourselves our with some camping gear so that we can get to see something of the area where we're living in an easy and affordable way. We're not quite sufficiently kitted out yet, but fortunately our friends Ben (who is from South Africa) and his wife Michelle (an Australian) have camping experience and more of the useful and necessary gadgets and equipment that we’ve had time to accumulate as yet.

A few weeks ago we headed off for an overnight visit to Mount Mee Forest Reserve, which is about 60km north of Brisbane at the northern end of the D’Aguilar Range. It adjoins the Brisbane Forest Park.

We stayed in the Archer campground which is easily accessed from the northern entrance to the reserve after going through Woodford town. The campground has toilets, but no showers -- however, Ben and Michelle had a camping shower so that wasn't a problem.

After getting our camp set up we spent some time in the nearby creek – Slade and Kai, together with Savannah had such fun climbing over the rocks and enjoying the cool water.

It was a wonderful evening, and Michelle had brought sparklers and marshmallows, both of which were great fun for the kids.

The scenery in the area is wonderful – rainforest, eucalypt forests, hoop pine plantations and delightful rocky creeks. Also monitors or leguaans roaming around that we had to keep a close eye on to prevent them getting into the food or the tents!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Delighted to see that you are making the most of your surroundings....camping is def the way to do it affordably and it makes such an awesome holiday for kiddies.

Have fun!