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  • Do you have drive through sites?
    Yes, because our campgrounds are set on 35 acres nearly all of our sites have the ability to drive through. With the exception of peak periods, where by sites will be allocated, and some of these may require you to back in or fit into a particular space.
  • What time is check in/check out?
    Check in after 1pm, before 6pm. If arriving after 6pm (due to unforeseen circumstances) please contact us. Check out by 10am. If early arrival or late check out is required - $10 per booking will be applicable.
  • How can I pay?
    Pre-booking of sites and extras can be made and paid for via our website with credit card or EFTPOS. Cash or credit card facility available if you choose to pay on arrival.
  • First aid & Emergency
    Basic first aid kit available at camp kitchen, please contact us to locate. Call 000 if emergency. Chinchilla public hospital 106 Slessar Street, Chinchilla 07 4662 8888.
  • Are you close to town? Can I walk? Can I ride a bike? Is there a walking track?
    Yes, the closest campgrounds to Chinchilla town centre. Walking/riding distance, depending on your fitness level. There is a walking track into town. At our main entrance turn left, go to the end of the street and there is the Riverside walkway that brings you a block or two away from Heeney street. Or you can continue to the Rotary park on the Warrego Hwy.
  • Can I wash my van/vehicle?
    No, not at this campgrounds. 2 reasons - 1. water conservation is one of our main priorities after experiencing several droughts. 2. Biosecurity - it increases the likelihood of weed seed spread, therefore you are not meeting your "General Biosecurity Obligation" (breach of the Biosecurity Qld Act 2014). There is a commercial car wash near by, in town on the Warrego highway.
  • Where can I refill/replace my gas bottle?
    RSL club (open 7 days) and service stations have swap n go bottles. Local hardware stores have swap and go and ability to refill. Note some of these business are not open 7 days a week.
  • Is there a Happy Hour?
    Every hour alive is a happy hour! However, Steve & Ursula love to meet their guests at the "Shed" at 5pm for happy hour. Try one or some of Steve's craft beers Or BYO drinks, nibbles, & personalities. "We love meeting guests and learning of their stories and experiences, and we love sharing ours"
  • Where is reception?
    There is no physical reception we are it! At the moment we are a 'mobile' reception - until the Brewery is built. This is why we ask visitors to call when they arrive at the "Stop Caretaker" sign at the end of the long drive way BEFORE entering the campgrounds. We will arrange to meet you, and direct you to your site. Presently owners Steve & Ursula are self-managing their campgrounds during our quieter periods. "We ask you to be patient as you will understand when you get to know us that the campgrounds is not our only venture ;)"
  • Where can I camp/park?
    Sites are pre-booked. In quieter times we are flexible where you set up camp. No camping areas near the communal fire pit, and on the turfed areas on the north, east and south sides of the camp kitchen. No parking vehicles in these areas either, with the exception of staff.
  • How much is a site?
    Base rates are FROM: Powered/unpowered from $22* one adult Powered/unpowered from $30* two adults Children from $10 per child per night Rates are subject to change during peak periods and availability. Visit our website of contact us directly for applicable rates. And all guests have access to the amenities and camp kitchen.
  • Is there an ATM at the campgrounds?
    There is no ATM at Charleys Creek Campgrounds. We accept cash, card and EFT. ATMs are at located throughout town - at banks and at pubs and clubs. Money can be withdrawn from supermarkets (Woolworths, Drakes)
  • Can I buy your wagyu beef? And where from?
    Yes you can. Our wagyu beef is exclusively available to guests that stay at Charleys Creek Campgrounds. Available cuts and prices are variable. Contact Steve - 0437 149 610, or caretakers to enquire or place an order.
  • Will my 'big rig' fit? And can I turn around?
    Yes it will. The entrance to the campgrounds is deceivingly narrow. Don't let that deter you. We have had large machinery, semi trucks & trailers, 30ft caravans, tour buses etc enter our campgrounds. And once through the gates there is 35 acres to turn around on.
  • What do I do when I arrive?
    You will drive under the "CLOVER HILL RANCH" archway and down a long drive way. At the end of the driveway there will be a sign with a number to contact. At this point stop and call the number displayed - CARETAKER Steve - 0467 149 610 he will meet you or direct you to your campsite. If Steve is unavailable please contact Ursula 0457 007 050. If you don't get through immediately please leave a message - Ursula maybe on a horses back, or chasing a mad cow.
  • Where is the dump point?
    There is no dump point at the campgrounds (yet). Closest dump point is on Park street behind McDonalds. Please do not dump cassettes in the campground toilets - if caught doing so there will be a $500 fine.
  • How many vehicles per site?
    One vehicle per van/per site. Any additional vehicles to be parked in the signed parking area/s.
  • Is there town/potable water available at the campgrounds?
    Yes, all powered sites have hook ups to town water. There is also drinking water available at the communal camp kitchen. There is a designated water fill point for anyone needing to top up their water. Please note - there are non-potable water signs on taps through out the campgrounds. These are only functional when the pump at the creek in on.
  • Can I have a fire?
    Yes. You may certainly can!! Whats camping without a fire!!
  • Are pets allowed?
    Most definitely! Dogs, cats, birds, even chickens! all welcome. Pets must be kept under control at all times, on leash if away from site, and kept away from dining areas. Please clean up after your pets. Please be mindful - some people are not "dog" people and some dogs don't get along with all dogs. All pets should be up to date with all vaccinations.
  • Is the food van operating?
    During peak periods - yes. In our peak seasons (Easter, school holidays, club rally's) it will be operational. There will be certain foods/drinks available for purchase from the food van. Menu and opening times TBA. Apart from these times the van is mainly used for meal preparation.
  • Can generators be used?
    Upon request. Please advise at the time of booking if you need to use a generator. We have designated sites and times for generator use. During peak periods we may recommend to bring a back up source of power, even if on a powered site. Due to the number of campers, combined with the hot/cold conditions as mains power may become overloaded.
  • Where can I buy ice from?
    Ice can be purchased from the camp kitchen/food van in 3.5kg or 5kg bags. Contact the caretakers to arrange pick up or delivery.
  • Is the Brewery open? Where can I sample Charleys Creek beer?
    As of November 2023 - the brewery is yet to be built. The shed & the brew kit have arrived, just jumping approval hurdles everyday from all directions. Its as though certain decision makers and other local businesses are not as keen as us to have micro brewery in the region. Until we jump ALL hurdles you can still sample Charleys Creek beer. For the interim Steve is brewing his beers at other brewery's in Brisbane. Early 2023 Steve brewed his Gold Medal winning "One in a Melon" gose (sour beer) for the Melon Festival, and the latest brew is "Golden Nuts Pale Ale".
  • Do you supply firepits & firewood?
    Yes, we do. There are a number of unfixed firepits located near sites. Feel free to use these. Please position them them on bare ground or in a spot where someone has had a fire previously. Firewood is available for purchase for $17.00 a bag (good hard wood that burns). You can book & pay for this online or order when you arrive. Or BYO.
  • What bait do I use? Where can I buy bait from?
    Generally yellow belly have been caught with worms, or lures. Other fishermen have used shrimp or small yabbies. Local service stations usually stock bait.
  • What's your smoked wagyu dinner? When is it available? What does it include?
    Every Friday evening we put on an authentic experience that show cases what we are about. Wagyu beef, farming operations, horse stud and much more. A video, slide show and some facts & jokes! Dinner menu consists of: Smoked wagyu brisket Warregold gravy Smoked pumpkin Roast potatoes Salad $35 per person - book and pay online, or RSVP on arrival and pay on the night. Meet at the large communal firepit approx. 5.30pm BYO chairs and drinks
  • Are there yabbies in the creek?
    Yes, blue claw yabbies are in Charleys Creek. Although usually small. Try your pots in the 'lagoon' next to the amenities. Apparently the best bait to use for yabbies is fruit (rock melon, apple, etc) or tinned cat food.
  • Are there any fish in the creek?
    Yes there is! Yellow belly and dew fish have been caught in Charleys creek.
  • How do I find out what's on?
    Ask us. follow our Facebook page. Western Downs Regional Council/Southern Qld Country Tourisn websites and brochures. Visit the Chinchilla information centre. Join the Chinchilla community Facebook page.
  • Can I go on a farm tour?
    Yes, presently Steve and Ursula offer farm tours upon request. These are usually on a Saturday or Sunday AM or PM. In the near future a set schedule of dates and times will be advertised, and guests will be able to book a tour online.
  • Can you kayak/boat on the creek?
    Yes you can. If you bring your own boat be mindful there are logs, sticks, and shallow areas that could do damage to your boat.. Single and double kayaks for hire - book in person or online. We also have a pedal - fishing boat for hire. Fits 4. Life vests must be worn (available) Kids to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Can you swim in the creek?
    Yes you can. At your own discretion and risks. Charleys creek water is always murky or turbid. Beware of submerged logs/sticks and snakes.
  • Melon festival information
    Join the Chinchilla Official Melon Festival Facebook page. Programs available from information centre and through businesses in town. There is a Watermelon festival shop, located in the RSL sub-branch.
  • Can I feed/ride the horses?
    Horses next to campgrounds are Warregold horses. Feel free to pat them (if they let you). We ask that you do not feed them as they have a custom diet. At this point in time we don't offer horse riding due to time constraints and insurance conditions.
  • Will I get bogged?
    Campsites themselves have a sandy base, water runs through some sites if we get a deluge of rain, but generally dry out quickly when the sun is out.
  • Is Charleys Creek Campgrounds effected by bushfires?
    Short answer - no. If we are, Chinchilla township is. Fire bans maybe put in place in extreme conditions.
  • Are the campsites subject to flooding?
    Not going to say no! Being on the banks of Charleys Creek increases the risk. However, if the Condamine river is flooding doesn't mean Charleys Creek is. We experienced one of our wettest seasons in 2022 . To date we receive fair warning of expected flood levels and give plenty of notice when its time to evacuate. Given the wetter than usual consecutive seasons and with past knowledge of local flood patterns/levels we will keep visitors informed if the 1 in 100 year flood decides to return 90 years early.
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