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. Yes, As of 2021 Bookings are now essential prior to entering Lara Wetlands. Please submit your Booking Request Form on the ‘Bush Camping’ Tab here on our web page. There are no allocated sites as such, we don’t rope off areas; we are not like a caravan park, our grounds comprise of over 16 acres and we won’t tell you where to camp, you choose the spot that suits your needs the best once you have checked in at the Office.
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. Map
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. This rule is ENFORCED. No second chances if your pet is caught off leash.
Q. Can I visit for the Day? (not camping)
A. Yes you can, however you must book via our Day Visitors Booking Request here on our web page. Day visit fees apply, $10 per person per day. $40 family package of 2 adults and up to 4 children. You may visit between the hours of 9am – 5pm only.
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) .
Q. Can I have a camp fire?
A. Yes for sure! We have firewood for purchase from the Office at $15 a trolley load. All precut and loaded for you. You can also access one of our limited number of complimentary fire drums or BYO as long as it is up off the ground. You may also bring in your own firewood if you wish, however you may NOT collect firewood from anywhere on Lara Station or our access road in.
Q. Are there toilets and showers at Lara Wetlands?
A. Yes we have complimentary 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 settle out at 38 degrees. Our pool is completely natural with no chemicals added 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; children’s thermal waterhole, sand pit, cubby house, push bikes and kayaks to use on the Wetlands. All free to use whether day visiting or camping. Children must be supervised during all activities. PARENTS PLEASE TAKE NOTE THERE ARE OPEN WATER SOURCES AT LARA. SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES IS MANDATORY.