Clarence River Wilderness Lodge, just 3 hours from Brisbane is situated on the headwaters of the Clarence River in the rugged Great Dividing Range. Four thousand hectares of river crafted country has been preserved in a wildlife refuge that is noted for the diverse abundance of its native animals and the wild splendour of its scenery.
The Clarence River Wilderness Lodge can provide a range of activities during your stay. The canoes are available free of charge for guests or a fee for day visitors. Bushwalking and birdwatching are popular past times here with over 160 different types of birds sighted in this area. A handbook on birds and bird lists are available at the Lodge before setting out on your bird search.
Bordered by National Parks this is a great place to get back to nature with activities that include gold panning, observing animals, platypus viewing. All inclusive canoe trips can be organised to take in the Clarence or Nymboida Rivers from 1-3 days. See website for further details or their other link http://www.clarencerivercanoes.com).
Accommodation facilities include:
“The Lodge” – 2 self contained cabins which sleep either 4 or 8 people. Each cabin has a gas hot water system, gas stove, fridge, cooking utensils and solar powered lighting. Sit on the verandah or under the stars and enjoy the quiet.
Bush huts – spend a while under canvas in authentic bushmans huts with private verandahs nestled into the hills, but using shared amenities (wood-fired showers and compost toilet) and camp kitchen. The huts have bunk beds (x4) or a double bed (accommodating 2 people only).
The Camping sites are on a 5ha mown river flat, with a small unisex shared compost amenities unit with access also to wood-fired showers. Check their website for current tariffs for accommodation and activities.
Commence at $10papn for bush camping to $180 2 x day weekend rate for cabins. Check website for further details