Understand it is a condition of entry that you comply with our rules.
Belbrooke Farms is a private working farm property and is not public land. As farmers we are busy working on the farm so we don’t have much free time for uninvited visitors. However, our paying camper guests are our priority. They camp at Belbrooke Farms to have peace and quiet, space, nature and the bush. We promise no disruptions and invite them to enjoy what we have to offer.
Therefore we don’t allow uninvited guests including people who are thinking of booking to check out Belbrooke or examine at the campsites prior to booking. Apart from us being busy farmers and don’t have the time to be distracted from that, for safety and security reasons we cannot give people automatic access and are driving on the property unescorted. Also since we promise our campers they won’t be disturbed, and we assure them privacy, peace and quiet, which we think you would want if you were a paying camping guest, nobody can access any campsite whilst people are camping on any site.
If you wish to come and have a look, subject to the stipulations stated here, please book a farm tour ($60 per person, minimum two people) on the YouCamp website at your nominated date and time and if we are available we are more than happy to give you a paid tour which we are confident you will enjoy.
Further, if you have a special request, rather than calling us on our private number, please send us a message via the YouCamp website and we will respond as soon as we can.
For your safety, and the safety of others, we ask that all guests:
Understand you will be out in the "bush", on a private farm, you enter the property at your own risk, and if you don't do anything silly or put yourself at risk, you should be safe.
You can only camp on designated sites.
You must bring your own camping toilet, there are no toilet or shower amenities for campers.
No guns or cross bows. No Hunting.
No smoking (fire risk).
Only start campfires in designated areas and only when the wind does not exceed 20 kph. Willy Weather is a good App to help you work out wind strength. When having a campfire, be sensible, sit or stand behind the logs around the fireplace. Never leave a fire unattended.
No trail or dirt bikes. If you are arriving by motorbike that is not a
problem but you cannot use motorbikes other than for transport to and from the property.
Alcohol allowed but no drunken or raucous behaviour. No recreational drugs of any kind.
Speed Limit 15 kms per hour on the property and only on designated farm roads unless special permission provided.
Any pets by permission only and must be on a lead at all times and tied up when not being handled.
When travelling on property campers must leave gates as they found them. If a gate is open leave it open, if closed, close it behind you.
If taking walks do not walk on your own and let others know where you are going. Have your mobile phone with you and make sure others know your phone number.
Our land has its boundary onto SEQWater land and onto Wivenhoe Lake which is Brisbane's drinking water. SEQWater is charged with keeping the water as safe and clean as possible. This land we lease from SEQWater and it is a condition of our lease is that we can only use this land for cattle grazing. The leased land cannot be used for recreation or access to the Lake. So you cannot camp on the lake foreshore.
This is a water quality precaution to reduce the risk of contamination of pathogens spread by humans and potentially threatening to human health.
If you wish to kayak or canoe please contact us to make arrangements. Otherwise, you can only canoe, and kayak from nearby O'Sheas Crossing (5 minutes drive)
Water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and tubing are not permitted on Lake Wivenhoe. These activities are available at nearby Lake Somerset.
We encourage visitors to learn basic first aid and carry a first aid and snake bite kit. Information on basic first aid – including insect bites, stings, spider and snake bites – is available on the St John website.
Be sun safe – slip slop, slap
In the warmer months, snakes become more active. It is important for visitors to be observant and aware that venomous snakes and other animals may be present on the property.
Comply with all instructions, including traffic and parking signs;
Be aware of weather conditions, and the associated hazards of extreme heat, cold and wind, as well as hypothermia You should check the expected weather conditions by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology website before visiting us.
Read SEQWater boating, fishing and water quality Fact Sheets for further information about boating, fishing and water quality
Keep a proper lookout for hazards, including uneven surfaces, glass or metal on the ground, submerged or floating objects in the water.
Do not undertake any activity that is likely to interfere with the safety of other visitors or yourself.
Respect the animals and the land.