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The Riverdell Adventure

From: Brisbane
To: Riverdell Property, Bald Knob
Time: 1hr 7min drive
Distance: 87kms
Location: North West Of Brisbane




Leave home fully stocked and ready for the adventure.


Arrive at Riverdell – the instructions on how to get there will be emailed to you once you have confirmed your booking. It’s across the road from the wine barrell’ shaped building along the escarpment on the way to Maleny from Landsborough.

11am onwards

By now you would’ve finished unpacking the car and setting up your campsite for the night. Now it’s time to run a muck or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. There is a steep walk from the campsite down to the headwaters of the Mooloola River.. it’s mostly shallow and rocky, but a lovely spot to sit in and relax. If you feel adventurous, you could follow the creek to find deeper pools – ask the owners for their advise on where to go.



Generally this is the check out time, but the owners are very happy to let you check out later.. When we were there we left at 3pm! Just advise them first and see if that’s ok for you too.


Hanging for a coffee? Just a kilometre down the road at the Mary Cairncross Reserve, you’ll find a cafe over looking the beautiful view of the Glass House Mountains, I highly recommend stopping here before you head back to Brisbane and enjoy a delicious coffee and some tasty treats.


Riverdell Property

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Riverdell is a working cattle farm with lush green hills located on the headwaters of the Mooloolah River.Access is via 4WD ONLY in dry weather. When you submit a booking please answer the following questions in the “Optional Message to Host” window so we can confirm access requirements before accepting booking – many guests have had difficulty so this information is critical.

  1. Are you a return guest and are familiar with the property?
  2. Your camp MUST be self-contained
  3. You must have a genuine 4WD (confirm make & model when booking).
  4. Trailers going to Lower Valley must weigh < 1.5 tonnes
  5. Your trailer if >750kg needs to have effective brakes & be suitable for 4WD access
  6. Your 4WD should have all terrain tyres
  7. No access after dark.

Trip Cost

Expected budget for 2 people.

  • Fuel – $40
  • Food / drinks – $100
    Or pack your own food & drinks
  • Campsite – $48 (see ‘Youcamp’ booking fees at time of booking)

TOTAL: $188

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A 4WD Weekend Adventure!

This short 1hr drive from Brisbane to the Riverdell Property is very scenic as you ascend the mountain up to Maleny. This fantastic property has large open spaces to spread out and the cattle occasionally pop in to say hello to you. You’re welcome to bring your dog, but you will need to bring your own loo, as there is no facilities here.

The property has lovely green hills leading to the headwaters of the Mooloola Valley. The ground can be very slippery and consists of mainly grass and rocks and the soil gets very soft especially after rain – hence why having a 4WD with good all terrain tyres are only allowed.

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Michelle Pink

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