Lara WetlandsRV Park in Barcaldine, Queensland
Dianne and Col
An awesome peaceful place to camp don't forget the grand tour around the homestead and kiss Jo and the Roo lady from Ozziejohn
Jo the property owner is a very down to earth country girl, always happy to have a yarn. We went there for 3 days and left after 15 days, highly recommende
I hung my hammock between two trees and slept here under the beautiful stars, and they were incredible
Welcome to 2018, we hope you all had a great festive season, Firstly No we haven’t had any rain to speak of, 2ml here 5ml there and even a 10ml, so keep praying for rain. We need it out here.
We greatly appreciate our Facebook Community for sharing posts with family and friends and we would like to let everyone know that there are some changes happening this year which you all need to be aware of:
1. 2018 Season opens on Thursday the 29th of March - A bit earlier this year to... coincide with Easter and the start of the Qld school holidays.
2. Price Changes:
Camp Fees: This is the 1st Price rise since the camping grounds opened.
• Couple $25/night
• Single ( One Adult ) $15/Night
• Children $10/Night
• Children under 5 FREE.
• Day Visitors (no camping) $10 per full day
Lara Homestead Tours $15/ per person
3. ONLY LARGE GROUPS NEED TO BOOK A CAMPSITE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
4. Check Out: 10.00 am daily, extra night’s fees will be incurred for late check out.
5. No Rubbish Bins will be available at Lara. As of 2018 everything you bring in, you have to take out. So we advise that you bring your own little bin and rubbish bags so rubbish can be sealed and taken out when you leave.
6. Generators are more than welcome at Lara. We advise that the running of your generators should be at intervals, in day light hours from 8am – 5pm ONLY.
Music – No LOUD music after 5 pm.
7. Fires are permitted at Lara, unless there is a local Fire ban, set down by the Local Council. Fire Pits/Drums are located near the Ash Pits, Please return to here & empty ash when finished for others to use. Collect your fire wood on the way in to Lara or utilise the pushed up piles found around the wetlands. Chain saw use between the hours of 8am-5pm only.
8. Additional Services:
Dog Sitting – $5 for half day $10 for full day
Horses – Cattle yards or small paddock available for use if travelling with your horses $10 per day.
So as you can see lots of changes happening this year at Lara, we here at Lara Wetlands Bush Camping strive to maintain a tidy environment, so please let the caretakers know if anything needs attention. Looking forward to you visiting us soon. Big Smiles, Safe Travels. Lynny
“Take only Pictures”, “Steal only Time”, “Leave only Footprints”.
On behalf of Jo, Kev, Janice Lynn, Lyn & Nev, Bob and the rest of the Lara Wetlands Crew
I would like to Wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
We hope your travels have found you back at home and looking forward to meeting up with your family and friends for this festive season.
For now Lara Wetlands is Closed, Large Group bookings are still available contact Jo 0457 661 243
We Reopen on the 29th of March just in time for Easter....
Please check January’s Post, around the 9th, for Information about the 2018 Season.
So once again, Safe Travels, Big Smiles Lynny 🎄🎄
Hello All, Sorry I have been a bit quiet, We have been at Lara since the 3 rd of October, Now that I am home I can give you all an Update.
October the month of the 3 Rs: Roof, Rangers, and Glorious Rain At Lara
The 6th, 7th, & 8th saw the Roof on the hanger adjacent to the Wet Lands, Many Thanks to Greg & Pam Gartner,Ray Ebsworth(aka son-in-law), Miranda Bartley,(Daughter) Mark Tysoe (aka Lurch), Calvin Bartley (Husband), Bob Morgan, This band of merry men(& women) worked ...there butts off in the rising heat and manage to get the job done. Many Thank you's to all involved. They did a great Job.
We were very excited this month to get a viist from the Longreach Lake Eyre Basin Rangers: Fred, Jodie, Darren and Leroy. What a great team! These guys firstly came out to survey Lara and identified the Parkinsoia Aculeate Weed, commomly known as Parky, They cut and sprayed this out of control weed along the Alice river and controlled it at Lara its self. They also took time to do a spot of bird watching, taking photographs and documenting Lara's wonderful bird life.This great team along with Jo, worked to maintain a safe environment here at Lara., for all of us to enjoy. We would like to Thank and applaude them for there continuous work they do. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Alf and Ron at Lara this Trip, but hopefully next time, we will see more of you pair. You are a great mob.
Lastly The Rain, Not enough, but we will take what we can get, Week 1 - 13mm, Week 2 - 18mm and Week 3 - 23mm. Well the buffel is shooting and is its starting to green up in the paddocks, keep praying more is needed. The Drought Hasn't Broken.
More to come tomorrow, so stay tuned. Big Smiles, Safe Travels. Lynny😀
PLEASE SHARE: Just a reminder to everyone: 'A Gift Of Giving' Project will be happening again on... the weekend of 6th - 9th of October At Lara Wetlands. This Working Bee, will cover the new roof on the Shed near the Wetlands, the Shade at the cool Pool, and odd jobs that need to be done around the Homestead. If you are available and want to come and help out, Please give me a call asap, for more details.0427 858 443, Big Smiles Lynny
It is with a deep heart I have to write this next story, after talking to Jo, please be advised: the person/s that cut the fence to the Wetlands, while on there recent visit, if you intend on coming back again, You will be asked to leave immediately. The cost of such fencing in any environment is not cheap and this fence is there for the protection of both visitors and wild life and the Wetlands alike. Much to say we are disappointed to be writting this up but it needs to be said. Safe Travels Lynny
Good Morning to all 😁. Can you Please spread the word. If anyone is 👀 looking for a place to camp while Westech Field Days are on in Barcaldine, Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th September, Lara has many available sites.Swag,Tent, Camper trailers or Caravan all are welcome, there is plenty of room.
Please be advised Lara Wetlands 2017 Season Officially Closes on October 31st, for all Campers. If you Missed out this season, don't fret, We will be opening again On April 1st 2018....😃
Lara is available all year round for Large Group Bookings, and is a great place to hold that Special occasion function like Weddings, celebrating Birthdays & Anniversaries, Family Reunion, Just about any event, we would be happy to host. For more infomation on this Please contact Jo.
Signing off for now. Safe Travels. Big Smiles, Lynny 😀