ONLY 15 KM TO Maryborough or Tiaro TOWNSHIPS
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 River run is a small private family owned property, there's 40 sites to choose from. 5 Riverfront and 2 Boat ramp riverside sites.
However we do have 10 sites with Power & non potable filtered water available. Site are approximately 19mx13m all cars boats and camping equipment, caravans ect must be contained to your site.
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 sitting on the ground 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) we also have firewood for sale and a few Braziers for hire.
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.
( 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)
Generators are permitted from 9am to 6pm
Our boat ramp suits small to medium tinnies dependent on river level
(Call and check in dry conditions)
Call Shelly on 0438 222658 or Micheal 0409006390
Our unpowered Sites are $25 per night.
River front and boat ramp sites are $30 per night unpowered
Powered sites are $35 per night
(1 Caravan or camper trailer only )
Up to 4 Adults or
2 Adults & 2 children under 12 years
Extra Adult is $5 per night unpowered and $7 for powered
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.
River Run Farm Camping, 136 Burtons Road, Antigua Queensland , QLD 4650 AU
Check-In: 1:00 pm
Check-Out: 11:00 am
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