Lake Gkula Camping

87 Woodrow Rd, Woodford QLD 4514

Welcome to Lake Gkula Camping.

A beautiful Spring and Autumn school holiday camping experience for the whole family with a stunning crystal clear man-made lake, general store and lush, shady campsites (and glampsites) and activities.

Lake Gkula Camping bookings are available only during Easter school holidays  and September/October school holidays. Outside of these times they operate major events on the site to which camping is permitted only for event attendees.

As a registered land for wildlife site, visitors to Lake Gkula Camping will get the chance to see many of the beautiful animals that call Lake Gkula Campground home, including; echidna, kookaburra’s, wallabies, goanna and more.

Glamping Tents at Woodfordia

Suitable for couples and families, Woodfordia’s glamping tents are in a private bush setting, very close to their beautiful natural swimming lake, Lake Gkula.

They offer a centrally located, lockable retreat space with queen bed and separate bunks, your own bathroom, well equipped kitchenette and a bbq on the deck.

Chill out in your little glamping haven, stroll to the onsite General Store for coffee and a snack and your daily supplies, explore some of Woodfordia’s walking trails, join in the activities and workshops, or just grab your beach towel and head over to Lake Gkula for a dip and lots of lake lounging time.

Bring your bicycles, your walking shoes, your swimsuits and your mask and snorkel, a hammock, comfy clothes and a light jacket or jumper for the evenings. Pack the beach towels and your guitar and make your glamping tent your home for three days or a week or so.

Glamping tent amenities include private bathrooms, full kitchenette, fridge, freezer, glassware and QBunk bed with 2 singles.

General Camping Facilities

Minimum three (3) night stay is required when making a booking.

Toilets & showers - The facilities at Woodfordia include amenity blocks with flushing toilets, warm showers, and hand washing stations. All tap water is potable.

Water - For conservation and convenience, campers should bring sturdy water containers for use at their campsites. All tap water onsite is of potable quality. Mt Beerwah Natural Spring Water is available to purchase in bottles or in bulk at the General Store.

General store - The General Store and Lake Gkula Café offers fresh produce, meals and snacks and those camping items you left behind. The store will be open 6am-11pm.

Car parking - You are free to park one vehicle at your campsite. Please respect our neighbours and do not park on footpaths or private property.

Laundry - There are no laundry services onsite, the closest laundromats are in Kilcoy, Caboolture and Beerwah.

Dump point - There is no caravan or RV portaloo dump point located onsite. The closest is located at Woodford Showgrounds.

Cash & eftpos - The General Store will accept cash and EFTPOS. There are no ATM facilities onsite. The closest ATM facilities are in Woodford township.

Mobile phones - Telstra and Optus mobile phones generally have good reception around the site. Other mobile phone carriers should not be relied upon.

Phone charging - Free phone charging will be available at the General Store.

Lake Gkula conservsation and recreation habitat

Lake Gkula, a conservation and recreation water body, is chemical free and uses all-natural wetland filtration systems that deliver a safe habitat for wildlife and people alike.

The lake is abundant with fish and plant life with more than 16 species of native fish and crustaceans and over 8,000 plants, including native water lilies. The up-flow wetland filtration system creates habitat for beneficial bacteria and microorganisms, which create healthy stable conditions and keep pathogens at bay.

Powerful pumps and nanobubble technology, maintain a constant water flow and high levels of oxygen, directing it through the wetlands, which purify the water like kidneys.

To maintain the ecology of the lake, all bathers will need to remove any chemicals (i.e. sunscreen, cosmetics, wound treatments) unless they are approved low oil, zinc-based products.

The 'living fossil' inside Lake Gkula

Did you know that you can swim with a living fossil in Lake Gkula? Known as the Queensland Lungfish, it is the closest living fish relative to humans.

According to an article about the Lungfish in Lake Gkula from Australian Geographic, the species which are believed to have existed for around 400 million years is considered to be a surviving link in the evolutionary chain between fishes and amphibians.

How? Because not only does the lungfish have gills, but it can also breathe air using one fully functioning lung!

Read more about the Queensland Lungfish in Lake Gkula HERE.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.