READY TO GO: Tim, Adam, Joel and Denise Harslett out at Foxbar Falls in Amiens.
READY TO GO: Tim, Adam, Joel and Denise Harslett out at Foxbar Falls in Amiens. Matthew Purcell

Unique getaway down the road

THE beauty and splendour that is Foxbar Falls is just more than a week away from having its official opening.

The camping ground will be open for business from Saturday, December 15.

The 80ha site in Amiens has been paramount to the Harslett family for almost 100 years.

"Celery, Chinese cabbage, red cabbage, cos lettuce, iceberg lettuce, carrots, green beans, kale, cauliflower, lobok, wine grapes, apples and watercress have all been grown on the farm at some stage,” Foxbar Falls co-owner Tracey Harslett said.

"Due to changing times and circumstances, the farm will be used for growing carrots, onions with a side of watercress.

"Growing these much- less-labour-intensive crops have allowed us the chance to develop another side to the family farm. It is the natural beauty of this Stanthorpe property that we want to share through our campground Foxbar Falls.”

They've jumped through a couple of compliance hurdles but are now ready to get going.

"We believe the natural landscape, wildlife, recreation opportunities and facilities are only rivalled locally by Girraween National Park,” Tracey said.

"Foxbar Falls offers dog-friendly camping sites, laundry, shower and toilet facilities, firewood for campfires, strict limits on visitor numbers and campground capacity, children's play area, free Wi-Fi lounge, diverse walking trails, multiple swimming and canoeing locations, fishing, rubbish collection and potable water access for drinking.

"You could stopover here on your longer journey or make it a holiday destination all of its own.

"With more caravans and campers on the road every year, we obviously hope this idea works for us, but maybe it will even bring a new batch of visitors with tourist spending dollars to the area,” Tracey said.

Foxbar Falls is at 375Goldfields Rd, Amiens. Phone 0477369227 or email info@foxbarfalls.com.au.

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