Bestbrook Mountain Resort & Farm Stay

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Camping in the Southern Downs

More than just a campground, Bestbrook Mountain Resort & Farm Stay has multiple accommodation options; including dorms, cabins, powered and unpowered camp sites. The family dog can even join you providing you keep them on a leash and within your control. There are no designated campsites but plenty of space, so you don’t even notice your neighbours. A big draw card for this camping spot is the fact that you can have a campfire almost wherever you like, with fire wood available for sale on site.

Bestbrook Mountain Resort offers families the genuine experience of staying on a farm. Enjoy time with all of the usual farm animals; like ducks, chickens, turkeys, peacocks, cows, sheep, and dogs. For an additional charge, you can even go horse riding. Your kids will love the wide open spaces (make sure to pack their bikes) and exploring the creeks and trails that surround the Bestbrook Mountain Resort.


Facilities at Bestbrook Mountain Resort & Farm Stay

  • Licensed restaurant open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Ray’s Bar
  • 3 star Fully self-contained cabins. All have some air conditioning, a potbelly stove and an area for campfires!
  • 4 different campsites with both powered and unpowered options
  • Bunkhouse
  • Conference room
  • Playground equipment
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Pool table


Free activities to enjoy at Bestbrook

There are a whole host of free activities to enjoy at Bestbrook Mountain Resort. Some run every day, whilst others are only available at certain times (see below). These free activities include:

  • Twice daily animal feeding
  • Cow milking
  • Bush walking
  • Discover how to make butter
  • Creek hopping
  • DVD loan
  • Horse riding (additional charge)

On Saturdays, Wednesdays and holidays only:

  • Wagon rides
  • Boomerang throwing
  • Whip cracking
  • Damper and billy tea

Depending on the seasons you might be able to..

  • Swim in local creeks
  • Take a walk to Gnome cave
  • Go fishing for yabbies
  • Build a campfire and toast marshmallows

Activities you can pay extra for:

Horseriding is the only activity you will pay extra for at Bestbrook.


Bestbrook is a great quiet spot, perfect for the kids to explore nature and get grubby. Please note, the temperature does drop during the cooler months, so pack a few layers, snuggle up and enjoy your toasted marshmallows under the stars.

Bestbrook Mountain Resort & Farm Stay is located at 9790 Cunningham Highway, Maryvale. 

There are plenty of other local attractions you can enjoy while you are out Maryvale way. Enjoy a pub lunch at the Maryvale Hotel, which is more than 100 years old! Check out the Darling Downs Zoo or take a walk in the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park.

Thanks to Debb Andrew for this camp site review!

Take a look at the Brisbane Kids list of Your Favourite Camping Spots for lots more recommended family camp locations to explore, like Cotton Tree Holiday Park on the Sunshine Coast. We will have many more campsite reviews coming in the very near future.

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