MaMa Country Escape is the ideal family friendly spot for those seeking a peaceful rural retreat. Its free range camping across 125 acres of pristine bushland along MaMa Creek’s banks provides a quiet escape from city life.
Parents will appreciate the number of activities available at MaMa Country Escape to keep the little ones busy. They can swim and kayak in the billabongs, go zip lining, cruise the BMX track, feed the farm animals, and so much more.
If you’re considering a family camping trip at MaMa Country Escape, reading this guide is a great place to start. This guide provides all the information you need to decide if MaMa Country Escape is the ideal spot for your next family camping trip.
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Location of MaMa Country Escape
Located around 90 minutes west of Brisbane or 50 minutes west of Ipswich, MaMa Country Escape is on the banks of MaMa Creek in a town called Winwill.
The property is just a 5 minute drive from the town of Grantham, where you’ll find a coffee shop and a small supermarket. For those needing more stores and a bigger supermarket, you can drive into Gatton, which is only a 10 minute drive away.
Being so close to Brisbane and Ipswich makes MaMa Country Escape the perfect weekend away or even for those families after a short one night camping stay.
Camping at MaMa Country Escape
MaMa Country Escape offers 75 acres of free range unpowered camping across the 125 acre property. Unlike your typical holiday parks, there are no marked out camping spots. Upon arrival, you can choose your camping spot within the designated areas.
We chose to camp at the back of the property close to billabong 5. We had a lovely private area and couldn’t see another camper. In fact, from our campsite, we didn’t see another camper the entire time.
While a beautiful secluded spot, from here, it was a 10 minute walk to the toilets and showers – so I wouldn’t recommend camping here unless you have your own toilet.
For families without a toilet or with little kids who want to be close to most of the activities, I’d recommend camping by the toilets and showers. From here, it’s an easy walk to everything, but the area is not as pretty, and other campers will likely surround you.
All campsites are pet friendly and suitable for camper trailers, caravans, RVs and tents.
You’re also welcome to have a campfire, but it must be in a fire pit. You can bring your own fire pit or hire one. For firewood, you’re welcome to gather timber from around the property, bring your own or purchase firewood from reception.
Camping per night is $20 per adult, $15 per child, and kids under 2 are free. You’re also welcome to have guests visit at $10 per person per day.
Activities at MaMa Country Escape
There is certainly no shortage of things to do at MaMa Country Escape, particularly for kids! Here’s a brief overview of all the activities and facilities on offer.
There are four freshwater billabongs spread out across the property. While not overly big, some are no bigger than a small swimming pool; you can swim in all the billabongs.
In billabong two, the one closest to the reception area – you can kayak, and there is a water trampoline. There is no need to go to the trouble of bringing your own kayak, as there are a couple of kayaks to use around the billabong.
Over billabong 5, there is a zip line. This was closed during our stay, so we didn’t experience it. However, I understand this is a supervised activity that is only available at certain times of the day.
The highlight for most of us during our stay at MaMa was all the animals on the property. There are animals everywhere here!
The property has cows, horses, alpacas, sheep, donkeys, pigs, cows, horses, chickens and even two camels! And there is even a gorgeous puppy called Sadie.
Each morning and afternoon, you can even help feed the animals and collect the eggs from the chicken coup.
Most of the animals are extremely friendly. While setting up our campsite, we had a few friendly cows wander over to say hello, and we even had cuddles with one of the camels! I can’t say I’ve ever stayed at a campground where camels roamed about!
There is also the opportunity for the little ones to have a ride on a horse for $10 each.
Given that MaMa’s is such a big property, bringing your kids’ bikes is well recommended. That way, they can ride their bikes between all the activities.
Plus, if they’re really keen, they can take their bike for a spin down at the BMX track.
Tree Climbing and Swings
Scattered throughout the property are a couple of trees you can climb and a few swings.
Low Ropes Course
Another fun little activity for the kids is a small low ropes course, which has been set up near the main billabong.
There is also a recreation room by the reception area. The room has a pool table, foosball table and darts.
Amenities at MaMa Country Escape
Below is a brief overview of the different amenities available at MaMa Country Escape.
Camp kitchen / BBQ area
It’s recommended to be fully self contained while camping at MaMa Country Escape. However, there is a small camp kitchen at the property if needed.
The camp kitchen has a BBQ, microwave, kettle and sink. You can also get drinking water from here.
Toilets and Showers
The toilets and showers are nothing flash at MaMa’s, with the toilets being portaloos. However, at all times I used them, I found them clean, and there was plenty of hot water in the showers.
If you’ve run out of any essentials, the reception area has a few things for sale. There are soft drinks, coffee, ice blocks, ice, bug spray and a few other essential items.
MaMa Country Escape – Our Verdict
We all really enjoyed our stay at MaMa Country Escape. It’s not often you get a campground where you can choose your own camping spot and be in a secluded area where you don’t see other campers.
We also really loved the variety of animals on the property and the fact that we could interact with the animals. Kids and adults alike all enjoyed patting all the different animals – especially a camel!
We’d recommend MaMa Country Escape for anyone wanting to really escape city life and spend a few days kicking back and connecting among the great outdoors.
Hopefully, you found this guide on staying at MaMaCountry Escape helpful. Other reviews you may enjoy include O’Reilly’s or Mt Barney. Alternatively, click here for our full guide on campsites near Brisbane.