Favourite pet-friendly campground: Yelarbon Rec Ground, Queensland

When I used to work around Texas (last century!), there was a great little town that was on my schedule. If you are leaving on a trip or coming home via the Cunningham Highway there is an excellent camp area in the little town of Yelarbon that we recommend. 

It’s between Warwick and Goondiwindi so is a good distance for us for a day’s run from Brisbane or the Sunshine and Gold Coast regions. Yelarbon Recreation Ground is away from the highway with lovely grounds. 

Yelarbon Rec Ground
Walk through the gate to the unpowered sites - there is a whole oval to choose from

The camp area is maintained by volunteers and the whole place is a credit to them. There are powered sites and lots of room in the middle of the oval for unpowered. The laundry is spotless, amenities always clean and a great little herb garden as well.

The site is pet friendly and suitable for big rigs.

For bird watchers there is a lagoon just across the road and we hear the hotel has very good meals. (The specials look awesome!) 

Regardless of whether we are stopping or passing through – a must see is Yelarbon’s Silo Art. It is fantastic! Here’s a photo of the silo art as it was painted

Painted Silo Yelarbon
Image Courtesy Kate Gilmore

Or check out our video of Yelarbon Silos by Rebecca Gilmore:

Here’s a video:


Yelarbon Rec Ground
This is the powered area at Yelarbon Recreation Ground, Qld

If you want to explore nearby, here’s ten roadtrips on the beautiful Darling Downs.

Make a stop next time you are passing, and find this budget campground in the CAMPS App, CAMPS Pendium boxed set and CAMPS 12 guide books.

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