Q. Do I need to book prior to my arrival date? / Do I need to book if we are travelling in a large group?
A. No, no need to book, just roll on in and our Caretakers will check you in on arrival. There are no allocated sites as such. We are not like a caravan park, our grounds comprise of over 60 acres. We won’t tell you where to camp, you choose the spot that suits your needs the best.
If you are travelling in a large group however, of more than five vans; and wish to all camp together; then yes, please do give us a call so we can rope off a site for you with your instructions.
Q. How far is it to Lara Wetlands from Barcaldine?
A. 28 km from Barcaldine on the Landsborough Highway heading towards Blackall. Then 13 km of red dirt access road to Lara Station.
Q. Is the access road into Lara Station in good condition?
A. Yes our access road is maintained several times a week. You will encounter small corrugations which can’t be helped with heavy traffic flow and heavy vehicles. Drive to conditions and obey the speed signs. You’ll find if you maintain a speed of 70km/hr you will ride over the corrugations far more smoothly than if you go slow. Our road is traversed daily by all types of vehicles; 2WD, 4WD, Buses, trucks, caravans, motorhomes and motorcycles.
Q. Are there powered sites at Lara Wetlands?
A. No, there are no powered sites at Lara Wetlands. We are a bush camping experience.
Q. Can I bring my pets with me?
A. Yes, we are pet friendly but all pets must be kept on a leash at all times and you must clean up after your pet. We have disposal bins for such deposits.
Q. Are there rubbish bins at Lara Wetlands?
A. No there are no rubbish bins at Lara. What you bring in you must take out; however we are now collecting CANS only (NO GLASS) for the local scouts/guides group.
Q. Do you sell Ice at Lara Wetlands?
A. Yes, as of 2019 we sell bagged ice in 7kg, 3.5kg or 2kg mini. Ask and order at the office and it will be delivered to your camp.
Q. Are there toilets and showers at Lara Wetlands?
A. Yes we have flushing toilets and hot showers at the Campground. Four amenities blocks in total around the Wetlands.
Q. Do you have a dump point?
A. Yes we have a black dump point at the campground.
Q. Is there drinking water?
A. Yes, the water at Lara Wetlands has been tested as 100% pure. You are welcome to fill your tanks and drink as much of our water as you like.
Q. Is there phone service or Wifi at Lara Wetlands?
A. Only Telstra phones will work at the campground but even then it’s very patchy. Great excuse to have tech free time! No wifi sorry.
Q. How hot is the thermal pool and is it chlorinated?
A. The thermal pool is set to flow in at 42 degrees with the centre of the pool sitting around the 38 degree mark. Our pool is completely natural with no chemicals so don’t be concerned to see algae; it is a naturally occurring event.
Q. Do you have things for the kids to do?
A. Yes we have a huge children’s playground; thermal pool, sand pit, cubby house, push bikes and kayaks to use on the Wetlands. All free to use whether day visiting or camping.