Peach Trees Camping Area | Family Friendly Camping THE REVIEW
The Peach Trees camping area will be closed from 28 January 2020 to allow salvage harvesting of plantation timber to continue. It is anticipated the harvesting will be completed within two months, weather dependent.
Camping in Jimna
Jimna is north of Brisbane and is part of the Conondale National Park. This lovely area has become a popular place for our family to visit. Peach Trees Camp Site can be found on Peach Trees Road, which is a corrugated road, so 4WDs are advisable, but 2WD are possible. The area is set up for self-contained camping only, but there is enough room for self-contained caravans also. The grounds accommodate 300 camps and camping permits and fees do apply.
Jimna is home to the Jimna State Forest Tower and the local shop serves as a historic museum. The store owner is part of the historic society that aims to get the Tower restored for visitors to be able to climb it again.
Kenilworth is around 40 km away via Sunday Creek road, which has an unsealed 4WD-preferred road. There are other waterholes, walks and 4WD tracks to explore as well as the popular Charlie Moreland campground in the area, but we always love to visit the Kenilworth Cheese Factory.
Kilcoy, located further down the range, is the nearest town to Peach Trees Camp Site to stock up on any supplies.
There are three bushwalks from the Peach Trees campgrounds, including the 700 metre Yabba Creek circuit walk that becomes almost a daily ritual to walk along. This is a popular walk, as you cross the suspension bridge spanning the creek to walk on the opposite side to the campgrounds. It’s always good fun to see your own camp site and you then end up cooling your feet in the water at either end of the walk. Two other walks accessible from the camp grounds include a 3km walk that circuits through the bunya pines and rainforest and a 4km walk that accesses a lookout over Yabba Creek. Make sure you check out the skill required for each walk before you begin, especially with smaller children.
We have found plenty of ways to relax both in summer and winter at Peach Trees. Our family enjoys bike riding, walking, interacting with the wildlife; including a mob of resident kangaroos, wallabies and bandicoots at night. The campgrounds skirt along Yabba Creek, which is the main feature of the camp. Swimming in the crisp Yabba Creek is popular and, although it is not a clear creek, it is a lovely place to cool down. We have always found the people staying at nearby camp sites to be friendly and the kids enjoy bike riding through the grounds.
Facilities at Peach Trees Camping Area
- Peach Trees Camping Area is located within a national park, so no pets are allowed
- Some sites have picnic tables
- There are plenty of pits for fire
- Two toilet blocks.
Activities to enjoy at Peach Trees Camping Area
- The kids can have plenty of fun exploring the creek and getting wet. The creek can be cold and there are parts of Yabba Creek that is deep, so we take noodles to float on. Other campers have brought inflatable mats and small boats, and it is possible to kayak/canoe.
- Bike riding
- Kenilworth Cheese Factory
How to make the most of your stay at Peach Trees Camping Area
- There are plenty of fireplaces, so your supply of wood is a must
- You need to bring your own water
- There are no garbage bins, so all rubbish must be taken home with you
- Snakes are frequent visitors, so be snake aware
- Keep rubbish secure, as lace monitors (goannas) and scrub turkeys regularly monitor the camps
Peach Trees Camping Area is located on Peach Trees Road in Jimna.
Please visit their website for more information – http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/jimna/camping.html
Thanks to Pauline 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 Pottsville South Holiday Park in Pottsville, NSW. We will have many more campsite reviews coming in the very near future.