Book now for camping at Woodfordia’s Lake Gkula

Published 12:00pm 9 September 2022

Book now for camping at Woodfordia’s Lake Gkula
Words by Kylie Knight

Here’s your chance to camp at Woodfordia’s conservation and recreation Lake Gkula these school holidays.

Visitors are invited to camp among the trees, reconnect with nature, enjoy some great food and take a dip in the cool water from September 16 to October 3, 2022.

They must stay a minimum of three nights and book their campsite in advance. For prices and to book, head to the Facebook page or website

Lake Gkula was officially opened in December 2019 and is chemical-free and uses all-natural water filtration systems to deliver a safe habitat for wildlife and people.

It honours the region’s traditional owners, the Jinibara people, naming it after one of their principal spokespersons, Uncle Noel Blair, a much-loved and influential figure in the Woodfordian community. His indigenous name is Gkula, which means Koala. 

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 need to remove any chemicals such as sunscreen, cosmetics and wound treatments unless they are approved low-oil, zinc-based products.

Book now for camping at Woodfordia’s Lake Gkula

Food, music and fun

The General Store team have dreamed up some themed food nights for Lake Gkula camping including Woodfired Nachos Wednesday, Flavour Curry Friday, Smokey Brisket Burger Saturday and Sizzling Barbecue Sunday.

This is in addition to breakfast burgers in the morning and special cakes, coffee, treats and general supplies available throughout the day.

Woodfordia Folk Club will take place on two of the Saturday nights (September 24 and October 1), offering a line-up of local talent.

For more information, visit the website

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