Lake Moogerah Caravan Park Review
A couple of weeks have passed and once again we've made our way out to Lake Moogerah Caravan Park. Whilst we're looking to go somewhere different next time, Lake Moogerah Caravan Park will remain on top of my favourite camp sites close to Brisbane.
To book a site you need to hop onto their website http://moogerah.com and send off a booking enquiry, basically it just sends them an email. You can also call them to book on 07 5463 0141. This I feel is one area that could be improved on, as on both occasions I had to make a follow up phone call, as no reply was received after a couple of days. They also have no online payment facility.
Once you're all booked its just a matter of getting there. It only takes about 1 and 1/2 hours from Brisbane, either via the Cunningham Hwy or the Ipswich Boonah Rd. I do however prefer going via Beaudesert and Boonah.
You'll turn off Lake Moogerah Rd onto Muller Park road, which leads directly to the park entrance. Checking in at the kiosk is a simple process, where you'll pay (EFTPOS available) and recieve a pin code to enter via the boom gate.
There a few spots to camp in the park depending on your requirements, un-powered tent, powered tent, caravan etc. They also have cabins and a house available to rent out for a minimum of 2 nights stay. The green areas to the right and left are the main unpowered camping sites, which can get pretty busy, especially along the edges of the lake. The larger of the 2 areas is flatter, but can be a little more crowded.
Camp fires are allowed in the allocated concrete or steel fire pits, unless otherwise told at the kiosk of a total fire ban. You can also borrow one of the parks above ground fire pits at no cost, with a $50 deposit, or by leaving your drivers licence with them.
The park also caters for day use at no cost, with entry via the same kiosk and gate. There are several wood BBQ's and tables available. The lake gets quite busy with boats and jet skis, from pretty early in the morning, another possible downside if you're after a quiet relaxing getaway.
Hire boats and kayaks are available if you don't have one of your own. Boats must be launched from 1 of 3 boat ramps, or face risking a hefty fine.
The park has excellent toilet and shower facilities with hot water at no cost, as well as a laundry and camp kitchen with electric BBQ's. All of which were kept pretty clean and tidy. If you are camping passed the yellow day use area on the map, there are no shower facilities, only toilets. However its only a short walk to the other amenities block.
There are several recycling bins and large rubbish bins conveniently located around the park. Rather sad to see that some people are just too lazy to use them, leaving bottles and rubbish either where they camped or around the shore line when they've gone for a walk.
Of course, like any camp ground there are always those groups of people who have no regard for other people around them, this weekend was no different, with young guys in the 4x4's doing power slides in the grass during the day and swearing and partying loudly throughout the night. The park rules do however state that quiet time is from 10PM. It also states that generators are not allowed, another rule that seems to be disregarded by some.
It would be nice to see the park operators wandering around making sure the rules were adhered to from time to time.
Despite a couple of negatives, the park in my opinion is one of the best in the Scenic Rim. With beautiful scenery and plentiful wildlife, as well as nearby wineries and local attractions.