Maryborough town centre and Fraser Coast are right on our doorstep.
River Run Farm is only a short drive away from a variety of eco experiences, adventure activities, history, art and culture that are sure to inspire.
PICK YOUR OWN CAMPSITE
We leave it up to you to choose where you'd like to set up camp River run is a small private family owned property, there's 20 to 30 sites to choose from.
However we do have 11 sites with Power & non potable filtered water available
Please ask when booking if you would like one of these.
CAMPFIRES ARE PERMITTED IN THE 4 FIRE PIT areas. The only fire allowed on camp sites are ones on legs like an oz Pig. No Braziers or drums as they burn the grass and ruin our sites.
Collect as much dead timber off the ground as you like chainsaws are permitted.
( Please don't cut down any trees)
TOILETS & SHOWERS & Kids bath Shack
Don't worry about the toilet paper, we've got you covered!
Hot & cold showers
Kids bathroom is under the stars
DOGS ARE WELCOME ( Max 2 per site Only)
We only ask that they are controlled and on leash at all times, and not allowed to roam or disturb our livestock, and that you clean up after them.
Dogs that are seen to be aggressive or barking a lot will be asked to leave.
Under no circumstances are dogs to be left at the camp unsupervised
GOOD PHONE RECEPTION
While many people come to our farm to get away from work, it is good to know that our campgrounds provide good 3G and 4G phone reception due to a nearby tower.
EASY ACCESS FOR CARS AND CARAVANS
We have ensured that the campgrounds can be accessed easily - you don't need a 4WD to visit.
YOU MUST TAKE ALL RUBBISH WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE
(We do have recycle bins for bottles and cans only)
CAMP KITCHEN & BBQ Area
Fully equipped Kitchen & BBQ with Microwave, kettle, Toaster ect.
Have a cuppa on us!
( All we ask is that you leave it how you found it)
70 inch for Movie nights & watching the big game
Bring your own push bike and explore
(Motorbikes are not welcome)
NO POWER AVAILABLE ON SITES
(Hopefully powered sites available in October)
Generators are permitted.
2 Kayaks are available at the boat ramp for your use.
Our boat ramp suits small to medium tinnies dependent on river level
(Call and check in dry conditions)
Please call and book to avoid disappointment. We do welcome drop in camping if we have the space.
Call 07 4129 6669
Our unpowered Sites are $25 per night.
Powered sites are $10 extra per night
(1 Caravan or two small to medium Tents):
Up to 4 Adults or
2 Adults & 4 children under 16 years
Extra Adult is $5 per night
Extra child is $3.00 per night
In the 1860’s AH & A Brown purchased two blocks opposite Owanyilla and began clearing scrub in
late 1867, another 2 portions were added and the conversion of scrub into Antigua sugar plantation
A mill was built in the early 1870’s ( the remains of the brick mill can be seen next door to River Run
Farm. The area under farm reached 200 hectares by 1878. By 1879 no prettier spectacle could be
wished for than the canefields of Antigua on either side of the river
Passengers of Cobb’s coach from Maryborough to Gympie could, when passing through Owanyilla
village, by glancing up the river to their right obtain a glimpse of the Antigua mill and residence
which stood on a high sloping bank of the Mary River, the tall slim smoke stack being sufficient to
indicate the exact site, the main mill building was 34 metres long
There was a tramway used to descend at an angle of 60 degrees by which the sugar was received by
punts belonging to a firm who received it. The advantage of the extensive river frontage was apparent.
By conveying the cane to the mill by punt the expense of maintaining roads substantial enough to
endure the heavy strain of the crushing season.
Over the ensuing years industry & amp; state growth went through many ups & downs, many cane fields
closed down & other industries grew. From those times & still successful are cane farms, quarry ,sawmill and cattle farming plus smaller acreage farm holdings.
River Run Farm
There has an abundance of wildlife in the area, the variety of bird life is amazing. There are pretty face
wallabies, frilled neck lizards, water dragons,Bandicoots, achidna's & platypus
The Mary River is famous for the endangered Mary River Turtle also short neck turtles such as the
White Throated Snapping Turtle, Saw Shell Turtle and then long necked
turtles, the Eastern Long Neck & Broad-shelled river turtle
Another Nationally threatened species in the river is the Australian Lungfish.
We have a few simple rules to follow, to ensure our farm remains beautiful for the next campers:
We only ask that they are controlled and on leash at all times, and not allowed to roam or disturb our livestock, and that you clean up after them. Dogs that are seen to be aggressive or barking a lot will be asked to leave. Under no circumstances are dogs to be left at the camp unsupervised.