A truly unique experience in luxury tent accommodation 15 minutes from Boonah, Scenic Rim. Nestled amongst the hills, with views to the mountains of the World Heritage listed national parks of the Scenic Rim, you will find South East Queensland’s first couples’ luxury glamping bush retreat.
Only 90 minutes drive south-west of the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast, this secluded bush Eco-retreat will allow you to experience the romantic side of camping while being pampered with quality linen, plush pillow top queen ensemble, electric blankets and much more.
The development of Ketchup’s Bank Glamping was based on a clear concept to provide ‘the glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars’ in an ecologically friendly way. All aspects were carefully considered to achieve this perfect mix of glamour, camping and minimal environmental impact. The result is unique nature based accommodation which provides a surprising level of luxury appointments considering the entire development including the host’s residence is serviced by stand alone solar power (240v) and tank water.
The area has a rich early settler history of hardy timber cutters, bullock teams and pioneer cattle farmers. Ketchup’s Bank Glamping was named after an infamous track which caused a few problems for the bullock teams due to its steepness. This track is now the driveway into Ketchup’s Bank Glamping (never fear, the driveway is now sealed with bitumen to ensure your safe arrival).
Article from Fassifern Guardian - Bullocky Lore
‘Up in the country off Green Hills Road, you can still see the tracks made by the bullockies where they snigged out the logs. You can see them quite clearly – if you know what you are looking for. And Clyde Nugent can point out snigging tracks along such steep inclines that you are left marvelling about just how they would have managed to achieve what they did. He talks of a track up Ketchup’s Bank on the border of the Boonah and Beaudesert Shires where you would need to use a team of 40 bullocks to bring up the logs.’
Set on the edge of 100 acres of private eucalypt forest, wildlife abounds; including three varieties of wallabies, goannas, wedge tailed eagles, koalas, king parrots and much much more. All decisions at Ketchup’s Bank Glamping are influenced by the impact it will have on our environment and wildlife. You would be forgiven for thinking you were on a fenced nature reserve with a great variety of native animals, but at Ketchup’s Bank Glamping we ensure our environment is welcoming for the wildlife. They are free to come and go but choose to frequent our very special patch of eucalypt forest.
There are many hidden locations to escape to for breathtaking mountain views and glorious sunsets both on the property or taking a stroll along the secluded mountain roads. Ketchup’s Bank Glamping is located on Green Hills Rd. Its spectacular mountain views are a local secret which is quickly being discovered by many lucky tourists.
Best described by John Wright in the Courier Mail – “Travel along Milford Rd to Green Hills Rd – gravel track quite passable in a conventional car in dry weather – and up on to the range behind a local peak called “Sugarloaf”. At the top, you will find mountain views which, in my opinion, are unsurpassed in the state. I found myself wondering what Namatjira would have done with them.”
Green Hills Rd was also featured in the car chase scene in Steve Irwin’s movie ‘The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course”, chosen for it’s seclusion and spectacular backdrop.