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For many years, Levuka Rainforest Recreation Park has been Australia’s best-kept secret. It is located on the south-western edge of the ‘Scenic Rim,’ an ancient volcanic formation. In the vicinity of Woodenbong and Urbenville.

Levuka Rainforest Recreation Park is a family-friendly destination with extensive camping grounds, privacy, hot showers, flushing toilets, disability amenities, all-weather vehicle access, and a network of four wheel drive tracks ranging from medium to difficult driving conditions through rainforest, open hardwood forest, and open farming country. Gullies, creek crossings, a playground, and a test track are all designed to help kids develop their skills.

 

Canoeing (canoes not provided), mountain biking, birdwatching, and bushwalking through amazing old growth rainforest are also available at Levuka Rainforest Recreation Park. On the property, there are two waterfalls and two creeks with rock pools. Fishing in a farm dam that has been stocked.

 

Pets are welcome. Dogs enjoy camping as well and are welcome. It is open all year.

 

Activities

 

Camping

Levuka Rainforest Recreation Park has a low density camping policy, which ensures that even on the busiest weekends, such as Easter, all of our guests have enough space to maintain their privacy. A&B camping areas are very large, with hot showers and flush toilets, a BBQ, a bush weather shed, a rainwater tank, plenty of shade trees, and a mowed lawn. Stone fireplaces are scattered throughout the camping areas, and most campsites have 2wd access.

The Cedars is a small camping area with up to seven tents, located on a creek among cedar trees and equipped with a long drop toilet. Visitors staying at The Cedars must drive out to Camping Ground B to use the hot showers. Sally wattle campsite is a small secluded camping area with a tree-filled gully on three sides that is only a five-minute walk from the facilities on Camping Ground B. It is ideal for people to use on busy weekends if they are accompanied by large, friendly dogs. Guests who do not want to use the 4WD tracks can enjoy the entire World Heritage area and National Park, as well as the two creeks and bush walking trails on Levuka Rainforest Recreation Park.

The waterfalls and significant “Old Growth” trees are easily accessible by road. The World Heritage and National Park areas, as well as the opportunity to go nighttime spot-lighting, are all part of our natural base. Antechinus, quolls, phascogale, glider possums, sugar gliders, koalas, and numerous bandicoots have been observed at night. Along Beaury Creek, two hundred and seventy bird species have been identified. Many of the species are rare or endangered, and we have plenty of spiny echidnas, wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos, and dingoes. We also have a large number of rare orchids and mammals, as well as “Old Growth” rainforest. We have preserved one-third of the property and have a low-impact, sustainable farming policy. The camping grounds are within walking distance of some significant ancient trees. A stand of Ridge Oaks had been preserved, and when the acorns are ripe, flocks of Red Tailed Black Cockatoos feed in those trees. We’ve also kept our old tree hollows for bird breeding. A water bird breeding area and wetland restoration are among the future plans.

 

Levuka Lake Canoeing

We want more families because they are the people who truly matter, and parents spending time with their children having fun is the best way to instill self-confidence and an interest in healthy activities in children.

 

Walking in the Woods

The Oaky Creek Bushwalk is a 1.5-hour moderate-to-moderate bushwalk through old growth rainforest. The first half of this walk is highlighted by three very large strangler figs. One of the figs is massive, with roots that stretch for miles through the forest and across the open paddock. The original tree’s root ball is one meter above the current forest floor, indicating that the tree is over a thousand years old. A small waterfall can be found near the end of the Oaky Creek walk. Walkers can then continue on to a rock pool and take a dip before continuing until the track comes out behind the house, or they can take a short cut back along Rosemary’s Road to dedicated bushwalking tracks on Levuka. The Oaky Creek Track is a one-and-a-half hour easy to medium walk. Three significant Fig trees are among the features. The oldest is estimated to be 1500 years old. Its roots sprawl across the forest floor and across the open paddock. The root ball is one meter above the current forest floor, indicating the forest floor level when the original tree was about 300 years old. Those looking for extremely rare and endangered bird species should begin their search here.

A waterfall and rock pools await at the end of the Oaky Creek walk. Hidden The Gully Walking Track departs from the back of Camping Ground B and follows the bed of a dry gully. It is in original condition and has a few stumbling blocks. The walking trail emerges in the rainforest about 45 minutes later, next to Camping Ground A. The Retreat is a beautiful little secluded area off camping ground a, not a walking track. And, as the name implies, a place to retreat and simply enjoy the solitude. Other areas are being developed; one will require some effort but will provide untouched Old-Growth hardwood forest. The fact that it is labeled “Old Growth” indicates that getting into this area is difficult, but it is well worth the effort to see these ancient giants.

 

4WD

Levuka provides “soft driving” on a variety of tracks ranging from easy to extreme. We aim to provide challenging driving while causing minimal vehicle damage. Tracks have an approximate grading, but in wet weather, that grading will increase by two to three. Our commitment to environmental sustainability is genuine, and in wet weather, tracks will be closed if degrading has occurred. Special areas have been designated for groups equipped with full rescue equipment. “Old Nicks Nest,” a grade 5+ network, and a rock gully crawl that will follow Bull Ant gully, are both in the works.

 

Bikes for the Mountains

Levuka is located on the outskirts of World Heritage and National Park areas, and it has its own network of trails. A flora reserve just behind the property also contains an old Hoop Pine plantation. Scenic rides are also available on the district’s roads.

Individuals and groups can visit National Parks and World Heritage sites while returning to the comfort of hot showers at your campsite. The old logging tracks that run through national parks and forestry areas are well maintained and provide many long, sweeping descents.

 

Photography

Photographers interested in rainforest studies and nature photography will have a plethora of options. Many unidentified fungi, plant species, and unusual tree formations will pique your interest and put your skills to the test. The stunning scenery across the valleys, especially in the late afternoon, will reward you with shimmering shell pink hews on the mountains in the purple evening light. On clear winter mornings, the view across the scenic rim’s southern edge reveals distant inky blue mountains and volcanic plugs across the valley floor.

 

Fishing

Native fish have been restocked in the farm dam. By December 2013, they should be ready to eat. Small fish should be kissed and tossed back. When the fish are of a suitable size, take one each for your evening meal and discard the rest.

Indicative Prices

$30 to $30

Subject to change. AUD30 for two adults/children under 16 per day/ partial day. Two day weekend AUD60. Three day weekend AUD90. Additional adult rate per vehicle AUD5.

Accessibility Information

  • Does not cater for people with access needs.

Activies you can engage in:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Walks

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