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Maree Hogan
· August 14, 2017
Initially we booked for 7 nights but like many others we extended our stay as it was so difficult to leave. The best of Australia and you get to sleep, eat and relax right in the middle of it. Flushin...g toilets, hot showers and the purest drinking water in the country. Beautiful birds and not a biting insect to be found. My number 1 destination. Thank you so much for wonderful hospitality. Maree and Hugh xxxx See More
Colin Elliott
· August 8, 2017
We have just spent two nights at this beautiful place. Grassy sites, plenty of space, hot artesian pool, kayaking on the lagoon, lots of birdlife, beautiful surroundings, a sense of freedom and peac...e. We were sorry we couldn't stay longer. Particularly enjoyed the homestead tour and Jo's story. We would highly recommend Lara Wetlands to any caravanners who appreciate beautiful surroundings and natural beauty.
Dianne and Col
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Rhonda Blyth
· October 10, 2017
What's not to love about Lara wetlands if you are into bush camping your in for a real treat we did the tour of the homestead great tour very informative and loved the scones we will definitely be back 😊
Ian Peacock
· August 11, 2017
Went to this place after going to the Big Red Bash at Birdsville. Will definitely be going back. The hole family loved it the kids especially.
Ian Hughes
· January 26, 2018
Fabulous spot and the free firewood is a big bonus. Clean facilities and the hosts were very welcoming. Will definitely be back for a few more days.
Maureen Bakker
· October 24, 2017
What a fantastic peaceful place. Cried when i had to leave �. Booked for 1 but stayed 3 and definitely would have stayed for longer if time permitted. JUST GO THERE!!!!@
Kristy McMillan
· August 13, 2017
Was a perfect place to stay, magic view and lovely grassed area to camp, the camp sausage sizzle night was a hit! Loved it
Lesley Halliday
· March 25, 2017
A very favourite place. We stayed in October 2016 and certainly hope to go back. I see that Jo was still there in January, though the auction was in November. If you're still there we hope we'll ge...t to see you there again. And if you've managed to sell and move on then we wish you wonderful adventures, knowing that you felt ready for a change and new horizons. Thank you for all the beautiful energy you and Michael put into that land. Sending our love, Jo and wishing you well - Lesley and Les from Conondale xx See More
J.P. Port-anger
· September 15, 2017
Stay 3, 4 or more nights.
An awesome peaceful place to camp don't forget the grand tour around the homestead and kiss Jo and the Roo lady from Ozziejohn
Karen Willcocks
· December 23, 2017
Had a wonderful stay in 2016. A photographers paradise . We can highly recommend this lovely place .
Kevin Carter
· July 12, 2016
Do yourself a favour and visit Lara Wetlands, idyllic waterfront camp spots, hot artesian pool, great bush camp facilities including flush toilets, showers and a dump point. Plenty of wood for your fire, free kayaks to paddle around wetlands and the latest addition being the the 3 hole golf course. Quite challenging with lots of hazards!
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 recommended.
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Alexander Pyke
· April 28, 2016
This is an amazing spot for camping!
I hung my hammock between two trees and slept here under the beautiful stars, and they were incredible to see. Lara wetlands is not for every camper, there is a pe...rfect amount of stuff for the basic camper and a perfect amount to steer away the nufties that want all the mod cons. Get into nature here, Take a long walk, swim in the hot pool, go birdwatching or sit by a camp fire, relax. It is the perfect place to wind down. See More
Racheal Knudsen
· July 17, 2017
Lovely country setting, awesome thermal pool and the views over the lake are stunning. Will be back one day for sure!
Diane Patrick
· July 2, 2016
We stayed at this magical place not long after it opened the camp kitchen was being built, we booked in for 2 nights stayed 8, have told everyone about this place, so glad that you have made it Jo, we... are trying to come up for my husband 60th and stay 2 weeks. It is one of the best places we have stayed. See More
Desiree Jackson
· July 23, 2016
I went to Lara Wetlands for remedial massage by Bob Morgan of Complete Body Therapeutics. It was great to go into the hot mineral pool fed by the bore water following the massage. I was so impressed... by the tidy campsites around the water. Jo, you have done a fantastic job - even living out west, I would happily bring my kids here to camp for a day or two. See More
Christine Hockey
· June 15, 2017
Serenity plus-Hot pool very relaxing and inviting. The whole environment is welcoming. Grass areas wonderful after so much dust and dirt at other places. Booked in for 2 nights now staying for extra 2... nights- just to peaceful to leave !!! See More
Phil Bax
· July 16, 2017
Awesome place to visit! We were there for four nights and it was now way long enough...
Jane Turner
· June 5, 2017
Incredible and amazing peaceful and serene surrounded by nature and all it has to offer I loved this place and could have stayed for much longer than was able. I will certainly be back to beautiful Lara.
Jan Glasser
· April 27, 2016
It's like an oasis in the middle of a dry barren drought. So peaceful and great facilities for kids. Loved the thermal pool. Sitting by the fire at night & watching the reflections on the water was me...smerising. The caretaker , a volunteer, is a bonus to the camping experience. A lovely man with stories to tell. See More
Bob Morgan
· March 5, 2016
Lara Station is a place you must stop into and experience
So much history surrounding the wetlands and the original homestead. As it has a natural thermal hot spring, the health benefits to your bod...y are countless. And, Jo and the crew are fantastic to be around. True Blue . See More

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


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

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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 🎄🎄

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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😀

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About 18mm of rain, nice little drop here at the Wetlands, be nice to get a bit more back up on rain though💦

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Nice storm at Lara, getting a drop or two💦

Bit of a different perspective of Lara this morning. Life is good👍

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On our way home from the beautiful Lara wetlands thanks for having us jo we always enjoy our time at Lara and look forward to coming back. Noah had a ball even if he was a bit crook! 😊 Lynn Bartley

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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

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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 😀

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