Mushroom Valley Eco Camp – Yalboroom – Qld

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Mushroom Valley Eco Camp had been on my radar for a while. It had showed up on my Facebook, probably due to my nephew heading there for the Mushroom Valley Festival. You’ll find this camp with a difference, around one hour north of Mackay or 40min south of Proserpine, off the Bruce Highway.

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Photo: You Can See A”round” The Camp ;D

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Photo: A Small Part Of Mushroom Valley Eco Camp

After staying at The Park Mackay, we could have gone straight to our next destination at Gunna Go Caravan Park. Instead we made a booking with Hipcamp and stopped at this funky location for the night.

Whats Hipcamp?

Not familiar with Hipcamp? Hipcamp’s website shows you lots of unique camps on private land. Like the one here at Mushroom Valley Eco Camp. Some examples of the ones we’ve stayed at are:

  • Spending Christmas & New Years on Farm On Franklin in Tasmania. That camp is a regenerative environmentally sustainable family farm by the river.
  • Also, Meralda Station in Cobar NSW, another great Hipcamp. This is bush camp on part of a 400 acres property. As well as seeing heaps of stars and having a big communal fire you can do additional activities. Resin workshops, art classes and woman’s circle to name a few.
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Photo: Meralda Station – Cobar – NSW
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Photo: Farm On Franklin – Tasmania

Anyway… Back to Mushroom Valley Eco Camp

Getting To Mushroom Valley Eco Camp

Located not far off the Bruce Highway, the road into this camp was fine for our van (it’s not an off road van). You do however have to take your time in parts as there were a couple of pot holes when we drove this road.

360 Degree Photo: Heaps Of Room When You Get Here

You’re given clear instructions of how to get to the camp once you book. Make sure you keep them with you as you do head towards a national park and you might think you’re going the wrong way. Silly me didn’t take the instructions as I should have. I had to get my lap top out of the van and double check.

Mushroom Valley Eco Camp

As soon as we arrived Ash came and met us at the entrance, giving us directions to the large camping area further along. Driving past a large block of dunnies and then some tented toilets with old funky material, I knew we were in Funky town. Ultimately these toilets are for there Mushroom Valley Festival. Next I noticed bright art work at a distance before spotting what looked like a frame for a huge yurt. I knew I was in my kind of camp.

Art installation at mushroom valley eco camp Qld
Photo: One Of The Art Installations
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Photo: Heaps Of Room Between You And Others
caravan and toilets at mushroom valley eco camp Qld
Photo: New Foliage To The Right Of Me & The River

Passing a couple of other campers we found a spot to park. As there is a river here we automatically parked so we overlooked it. Silly us! From the spot we parked we couldn’t see the water anyway. If we would have parked further back we would have at least got the view of the whole camp

We found a few firepits around the campsite and they do sell firewood. So you can sit by the fire at night and star gaze for hours. Yet another block of toilets are also here.

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Photo: One Of The Firepits & Toilets

At Mushroom Valley Eco Camp they have recently planted new foliage. I can imagine it will be even more lush and green in the months and years to come. Looking around all you see is trees and bushes, no roads no building, just bliss.

Relax By River

Located on the O’Connell River, Mushroom Valley Eco Camp offers campers a pristine river to cool down in. Also, they have kayaks and floaties you can use for free. You might spot some ducks and you will definitely spot heaps of birds.

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Photo: Down By The River

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Photo: Pristine Water To Swim Or Kayak
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Photo: Free Water Activities

Mushroom Valley Festival

Mushroom Valley Eco Camp is also home to their Mushroom Valley Festival. With that in mind you’ll see not only the main stage all done up with cool art but also amazing art installations.

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Photo: The Main Stage At Mushroom Valley

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Photo: Signs From The Festival

The festival looks like it would be one heck of a fun experience. If you’re in to camping, Bush doof, good vibes and the thought of a psychedelic wonderland you need to go to this festival. And then Pleaseeee tell me all about it! I’m hoping they will have day passes to check it out one day in the future.

It’s kid friendly as you can see from the pirate ship they have with the slide. Maybe that’s for adults though hmm.. 😀

Pirate ship and slide at Mushroom Valley Eco Camp Qld
Photo: The Pirate Ship & Slide Is Coming Together

This year the Mushroom Valley Festival is on from 16th – 18th September 2022 for their 10th anniversary. My nephew will be there as a fire performer and I’m a little proud, ok a lot 😀

360 Degree Photo: Mushroom Valley Festival Area & Art

Have A Stroll

Strolling around Mushroom Valley Eco Camp we spotted a couple of roos and more art. I did love the chilled out seating area with games and a fire place. Once again with touches of art. By the bridge there is a swap shop. Leave what you don’t need take what you desire. The wood carvings on all of the totem polls are spectacular.

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Photo: Seating & Games Area With Fire
Mushroom valley eco camp Qld seating chill area
Photo: Relax & Play Genga or Bowels Available To Play
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Photo: Larry Crossing In To Festival Land
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Photo: Pizza Oven Looks Great

Stroll a little further and you’ll see the pizza oven and more assemblage art. You are right next to Cathu State Forest if you fancy going on a longer walk or drive

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Photo: I Love This Piece Of Art At Mushroom Valley Eco Camp
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Photo: Have a Stroll & See Assemblage Art

If you’re like us and like river camping, off grid, nature, chilled, and funky, you will want to check Mushroom Valley Eco Camp out. Highly recommended! See their info and how to book here at Hipcamp

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Photo: Are You A Funguy 😀

More Information

  • Location : Yalboroom
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  • State: QLD
  • Pets: Yes – on request
  • Camp type : Hipcamp
  • Price : $ 20pn for 2 people
  • Water ? : Yes but not to connect to
  • Power ? : No
  • Will suit: Most sized vehicles
  • Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
  • Drive time to nearby shops: 15 minutes to BP Servo
  • WIFI (tested with boost): Yes
  • Amenities : Toilets
  • Other : Art installations, river, free kayak hire, NO Bins take your rubbish with you, Walking Tracks, Heaps Of Room
  • Head to Mushroom Valley Eco Camp On Hipcamp For Full Details And Booking

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1 thought on “Mushroom Valley Eco Camp – Yalboroom – Qld

  1. Looks great Larry it is on the list . Cheers Kev and Gaye

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