Established 2021

 farm stays

Sun: Closed, Mon-Fri: 8 am-6 pm, Sat: 10 am-4 pm


Please contact the farmer for EOI in our beautifully natured 8 year old horse on the right.  Willow is also available - she is 6 years old.

THE GUMS - Scenic Rim property-
from humble beginnings to glorious fun in the sun.

Claypan Lodge:

Activities currently offered - A Hip camp site is available for booking  for up to 4 self-contained RV and 4 x 4 vehicles.  This is a hosted stay through Hipcamp and the information can be found on our  website   ( 

Thanks for taking the time to see what we have to offer campers and people who thrive in the outdoors.   The perfect spot for an off grid reset.   At the moment we are offering two (2) campsites spread across the creek bank so privacy is of the abundance.  There is an area that has been cleared for camping.  Please set up camp there and keep any fires in the supplied brazier if you do not have one of your own.   The area is free of long grass but strong winds can blow embers across the paddocks so fires need to be completely extinguished prior to departure. 

Guests are required to be fully self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. 

Horse riding is offered under supervision.    Fire wood and farm fresh free range eggs are available as extras.  Walk, talk and play with Farm animals as often as you need. Links to the local bakery and farmshop are below.

Future Planning:   We use the Brinsea  incubator for our keets and chickschich are available from November each year.  They will be available for sale at the end of 2024 again.  The geese are already busy with nesting and goslings will be for sale end of 2024 again.

ABOUT US:  We are a retired couple who moved into the area to enjoy the peace and serenity of  country Queensland.   We have a wide experience of travelling across Australia and internationally and welcome guests of any nationality and beliefs.  We encourage your interactions and interest in our little area of Aratula.   We are currently involved in the Tent Pegging community of Australia.  (

Claypan Lodge stays
We keep and ride horses used for sporting and leisure.  Please feel free to bring your own horse/s and feed for them and camp at "The Gums" campsite with your self-contained vehicles.   Your horse family can camp in the available yards with available water onsite.  Other pets are welcome but must be under supervision at all times and dogs are not to free roam please.

Have horse will travel

Travellers are welcome to paddock their horses at the campsite and stay in their own self-contained RV in the area.  We have enclosures for you to camp with your equine family in a safe clean environment with secure fences. There are 4 large grassy yards and 4 large electrified post available for overnight stays to 4 weeks agistment.  The Boonah (   and Kalbar showgrounds are less than 20km drive.

working farm - walk with the animals

Learn about the animals.  Claypan Lodge has facilities for children to learn about farm animals.  All our animals including horses, cattle, chooks, guineas and dogs can be approached and touched without harm to children. The geese are a little skittish about this. :)   Learn how to groom and ride the horse.   See cattle close up and personal and feed the chickens, guinea fowl and geese.  Experience the thrill of seeing farm fresh eggs and collect them to take home.  The Camel Farm,  ( Alpaca farms ( and dairies are all found in the Scenic Rim area and allow for visitors.


Welcome to those who enjoy a place away from the bright city lights to stay with animals and children. . Our property is a stroll away from the village of Aratula in the Scenic Rim.  The local area has a tourism focus.  Its a hop step and jump  to explore  Mt. Maroon and Mt. Barney (   which offer walking trails to the top.  Lake Moogera and Maroon Dam are not far away for jetskis, kayaking and swimming.   Research the Scenic Rim website for more details.     Our property is accessible from the Cunningham highway opposite the BP service Station   (     Claypan Lodge is  just down the road to cafes and country markets.  Take a scenic drive over to the Gold Coast 2 hours drive East  Shopping and entertainment can be found in Brisbane 1 hour drive North  Its an ideal place for Gray nomads with the occasional option of caretaking rent free  Our property offers an Adventurous family get away.

Native fauna and flora

The hidden creek on our property is home to a host of native wildlife and fauna.  An occasional koala can be seen high up in the trees.  We have a rural residential property with access to untamed native Australian bush which is close to everything special in the Scenic Rim of Queensland. 


Contact details:  mobile - 0412886780   
Hip Camp bookings at:                                                            Address supplied on confirmation of bookings



Its what we do 'fun in the sun'  please refer to the Hipcamp site "Aratula Gums camp" at the horsing around tab. 

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