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Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Wazza may seem grumpy at first, but he is the life and soul of the party! So many stories and so much laughter! My partner and I stayed at PBC for a week - we got along with three other people who had the same love as we did for this little jungle jem! It's so organic and resourceful! If... More 

1 Thank Beckie S
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

This place is a haven, nestled in between the beautiful forest and river. For camping and hiking it is the prime location! If you're after something clean, organized and civilized or if you're a bit of a glamper (glamorous camper) then this is not the place for you. There are cold water showers which are open air and amongst the... More 

1 Thank underwaterwonderer
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We were going to stay only for a night with our tent...we ended up spending 2 weeks there. We absolutely loved it, the landscape was amazing, set up in a rain forest, aside a beautiful river where you can swim. At first Wazza can seam like a grumpy man but you have to spend more than a night to know... More 

Thank jeremy833
Brisbane Region, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Very beautiful place, too bad the owner of the camping is just a grumpy old man that doesn't give a crap about as long as you give him his money. We were lucky to see a few platypuses in the viewing pool around 7 pm.

3 Thank emozhimo
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had a wonderful two nights in the "honeymoon hut" at platypus bushcamp. A very rustic place but full of charm and what can beat cooking and sleeping in the open air listening to the sounds of the forest around you and seeing a platypus just below you at dawn! Great hospitality from Wazza and Woofers. A must for outdoor... More 

Thank Dara219
Tralee, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I spent a few days here in this peaceful corner of the world and decided to extend. The place is paradise and the rooms awesome when you want to wake up to playful platypus in the morning a wicked outdoor kitchen surrounded by nature. Perfect getaway for a weekend into the wilderness of finch hatton

1 Thank Gráinne P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

It's a strange place. The nature is beautiful however the showers over two nights were not hot, toilets don't flush and the 'camping area' is uneven with tree stumps everywhere and you can't park by your tent to pack. For $20 per night I expect this. I recommend either staying at a caravan park or do true bush camping for... More 

3 Thank Landcruisin
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

what a beautiful place, short walk uo to water fall with jump in to swimming hole, at bottom of fall magic, then spend the night at wozza's place with his own perfect swimming hole.real peace is to be found here, his little common area with swigging seat and parrots wozza has rescued is magic, a special place with carming atmos... More 

Thank vmanthe1andonly
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2012

2 km short of Finch Hatton Gorge (Eungella National Park) we found the Platypus Bush Camp. Some fellow campers had already set up camp in the camp ground which offers limited sites for camper trailers but lots of space for walk-in tent camping and campervans, a communal fire place and a kitchen shelter. Wazza asked a very friendly Canadian couple... More 

1 Thank TopEndExplorerTours
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

This place is a real time Bush camping/sleeping experience. The are no frills, no luxuries and no electricity but that adds to the experience. The owner Wazza, ensures your stay is a good one and the surroundings are stunning. We would suggest that 1 night is enough and opt for the double cabins by the river...

2 Thank Jads-30

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Additional Information about Platypus Bush Camp

Address: 672 Gorge Road | Queensland, Finch Hatton, Queensland 4756, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Finch Hatton
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Platypus Bush Camp Hotel Mackay
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“Not a hotel but camping area, beautiful nature, poor customer relations from owner/co-ordinator”
 of 5 bubbles Shawnnita, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are jungle huts if you don't have a sleeper van or tent of some sort.”
 of 5 bubbles 239beckies, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“you can camp or have one of wozza's bush cabins spotless and clean”
 of 5 bubbles vmanthe1andonly, 3 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Book ahead if you'd like to stay in a hut or travel with a camper trailer and call prior to turning up with a trailer.”
 of 5 bubbles TopEndExplorerTours, 24 Jan 2012 | Read review
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