Bush and Beach home

Bush and Beach home


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
1 baths

About our home

Shady Camp Retreat is located in a private bush setting 5 minutes to remote beaches of Keppel Sands and Emu Park in Central Queensland Australia.A plunge saltwater pool yoga mats, fire pit and outdoor art studio cater for small creative/family/healing groups of up to 10 people

The local Aboriginal clan group Taroombul occupied this area for many thousands of years. Early pioneers and miners picked up on the healing nature of the sea breezes and climate and the area was first settled as a place to heal and convalesce.

The layout and feel of the place is loosley based on my time spent on various remote Aboriginal outstations. The unique eco friendly design captures sea breezes and the bush setting offers complete privacy.

The retreat sleeps up to 12 people in style with 8 king size singles (can be made into 4 King size beds) and 4 normal but luxurious single bunk beds) and there is also room for camping with outdoor facilities. A plunge saltwater pool with decks and a BBQ area with plenty of shady trees for reading and relaxing. No TV or phone or screens here so leave all your devices at home. Yoga mats, traditional fire pit and outdoor art studio cater for small creative, family or healing groups of up to 12 people. Seasonal herb and vegie gardens, fruit trees and bush tucker plants supply foods at various times of the year.

The home is fully self contained with 3 large bedrooms all with king size single beds and sheridan linen, towels and bathrobes. Just bring your clothes, books, workshop and art gear, camera and a food order.

You can also bring your dog as there is an outhouse for them that can be shut at night. No pets are allowed inside.

Looking out to the trees is a very large empty sun drenched studio room with shiny timber floors for yoga, meditation or general relaxing or workshopping. Fold up tables and chairs for 12 people is supplied that can be customised for the layout that suits you. Dining is alfresco.

Nightimes can be spent around the fire pit looking at the stars. Outdoor swag matresses and sleeping bags also allow for sleeping by the fire if you get tired of the indoors The outdoor toilet, shower, bush kitchen and art studio makes it easy to spend whole days and nights out here. This spot has shade and sea breezes most of the year round. Local fresh seafood can be supplied upon request which you can cook on the fire or BBQ.

If you after an inspiring comfortable space for relaxation, creative and/or well being retreats, tranquilty, the sounds of the bush, long walks on deserted beaches and a place to have long lazy campfires and afternoon sleeps then this is for you. Suitable for small groups, families or couples. Artists, well-being retreats and family re-union's go well here and we are conencted with the local Darambul people (the traditonal owners of the country around here) so we encourage our guests to meet and go through a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome.


More about us

  1. Dad with two teenage boys
  2. I'm a documentary film maker and spend lots of time in remote Indigenous Australia telling stories.
  3. We lwant to explore the great cities of the world

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Local pub grub is good but the gourmet kitchen at home makes it hard to leave
Cool bars
Local pub is good
Cozy cafés
Not a lot this is the outback
Retail therapy
Not unless you like croc leather!
Bit of culture
Yep plenty
Walks in the park
No parks but plenty of bush and beach!
Spot of exercise
Plenty to see and do and walk around and explore
Day tripping
Lots of islands and interesting places to visit in central Queensland.

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