There is a notice board in the common area (Shearing Shed) and we ask that guests take the time to familiarise themselves with the posted notices as updates are continuously posted regarding weather warnings, fire restrictions/bans and current points of interest.
In the event of a bushfire, verbal warning will be given to all campers as well as advice on the safest course to take to make your way to the assembly point in front of the cottage (see map). If it is necessary to evacuate the property, please remain calm and follow any directives given.
All water points on this property are marked on the map on the notice board and are signed as being non-potable. If potable/drinking water is required, please see your host.
Guests need to be constantly aware of some potential hazards in the bush and around the farm
(trips, slips and falls; stings and bites; sun and heat!), so we ask that you observe reasonable care during your stay for your own safety and comfort. Common sense prevails - normal bush precautions are required.
This is a rural property and native wildlife abounds. We treasure our wildlife, so please show respect. The property is undulating and is comprised of open grassland, forest and thick bush, which attracts many bird species, wallabies, kangaroos, bandicoots, reptiles and stinging/biting insects (wasps, flies, ants, ticks). Wildlife can be unpredictable- exercise caution. Wild dogs are known to inhabit the area- do not approach them. Nuisance plants may also be encountered- stinging nettles, thistles, cockspur and lantana, which can cause skin irritation and scratches. For minor injuries, there is a comprehensive First Aid kit in the caretaker’s cottage. For more serious injuries, please consult the list of Useful Contacts at the bottom of this sheet.
It is recommended that you wear boots for hiking. We very rarely see snakes, and encounters can be minimized by staying on tracks and walking with a heavy foot. Snakes generally flee if they sense people coming. If one is encountered, DO NOT try to interfere with it’s progress or to kill it- stop and let it pass by or walk the other way. Venomous snakes will generally not bite unless threatened. They are usually more scared of people than the other way around. Staying clear is your safest option. Remember- you are visiting their habitat.
The creek and dams are unfenced. Check the farm map for details and location. Rocks in and around the creek are very slippery when wet. The creek can flow quite swiftly following significant rainfall. Be aware of possible changing conditions with the rate of flow through the creek. Prior to entering any water body, scope the area for the most suitable entry point (this varies with conditions) and check the depth of the water before entering. Enter with caution. No water body on this property is deep enough for diving to be an appropriate activity.
We advise not to park directly under trees due to falling limbs.
No access to horse paddocks allowed. Horses can be dangerous and unpredictable. If you wish to meet our horses or any visiting horses, please speak to us first. Any horses on this property have been vaccinated against Hendra virus.
Some guests may have brought their dog(s). Please speak with dog owners prior to approaching any dog.
Parents/carers are responsible for their children's behaviour and whereabouts. Children must be supervised at all times.
Steve Garrett: 0410 576 482
Jan Garrett: 0410 512 185
Canungra Valley Medical Centre- 49 Christie Street, Canungra.
Ph: 5543 5688
Beaudesert Hospital (37 km/33 mins)- 64 Tina Street, Beaudesert.
24/7 Emergency Department. Ph: 5541 9111
Gold Coast University Hospital (40 km/38 mins)- 1 Hospital Boulevarde, Southport.
24/7 Emergency Department. Ph: 1300 744 284
Robina Hospital (41 km/39 mins)- 2 Bayberry Lane, Robina
24/7 Emergency Department. Ph: 5668 6000