School Camps and Day Visits

Primary, Secondary and International students learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy the countryside with School Camps, Day Visits & School Holiday Camps at Bestbrook Mountain Resort.


School Holiday Camps

This is a great opportunity for kids who love horses but haven’t got a big enough backyard who think they might like to learn how to handle a horse or who just want to try something a bit more challenging on their holidays.

We take 15 children for 5 days during the school holidays, you need to get in fast as places fill quickly.

We offer the ideal opportunity for children to learn about, take care of and ride a horse for a whole week. Whilst learning new skills, making new friends and enjoying the countryside.

Horse riding builds confidence improves balance and coordination. Children gain knowledge of horses in a safe and supervised environment.

Sometimes we have visiting shows,  Australian Bush Buddies stopped by recently with some of their very popular wildlife!

Activities can include:

  • Grooming
  • Saddling
  • Basic lessons
  • Horsemanship skills
  • Daily horse trail ride
  • Farm activities
  • Daily feeding of baby animals
  • Bush Skills
  • Billy tea and damper


In our village bunkhouse (BYO Bedding)


Country Style home cooked meals,
We do cater for special dietary requirements as needed.

Camp dates for 2020/21

  • December 7th-11th 2020 Cancelled due to Covid
  • December 14th-18th 2020 Cancelled due to Covid
  • January 11th-15th 2021 Still a possibility will be making decision end of October early November
  • please contact the office for the current forms and any updates on Pricing.

School Camps & Day Visits

Bestbrook has packages available for Primary and Secondary School student groups. We tailor programs to suit individual needs, offering day visits and 1 – 4 nights away.

Primary students can have fully catered camps with programs designed around the age and number of students.

Secondary schools can use Bestbrook grounds as a boot camp for their senior students.

We also cater for international students on study tours who wish to experience a little bit of Australia while still having some creature comforts.


Day Visits

If you’re looking for a country – farm student group excursion within easy driving distance, Bestbrook is perfect. Great for outside school care centres, or international study tour groups.

Bestbrook is within a 75min from Ipswich and Toowoomba, 90mins from Brisbane and 2hrs from the Gold Coast.

We can pack a lot of activities into a 4hr visit for groups from 15 up!

A student group excursion to Bestbrook isn’t just educational, it’s FUN! This is also a great opportunity for International study tour groups to get a small taste of Australian Country Life.

Please Contact Us for more information.

 kids camps horse ridingActivities can include:

  • Animal feeding
  • Milking cows
  • Butter making
  • Billy tea and damper
  • Sheep Shearing
  • Horseshoeing
  • Forest Bathing
  • Boomerang throwing
  • Whip cracking
  • Wagon rides
  • Horse riding



Overnight Camps

Activities can include Horse riding, Whip cracking, boomerang throwing, billy boiling races, bush hut building, billy tea and damper, animal feeding, kite making, wagon rides, spotlighting, butter making demonstrations, sheep shearing, branding activity (not on cows) and yabby fishing. Visit local heritage centre and Glengallan homestead.

  • Fully tailored programs
  • Fully catered
  • 2 to 5-day camps
  • Competitive Prices!
  • Just 90 mins from Brisbane and Toowoomba, 2 hrs. from the Gold Coast
  • Our school camps cater for primary aged children of any age
  • Minimum group size: 15
  • Maximum group size: 72 in accommodation, unlimited if camping

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The following files are available to teachers on request

  • BMR Risk Management
  • BMR Student booking form
  • BMR what to bring
  • BMR Bunkhouse layout
  • BMR Sample program
  • BMR Brochure

Please Contact Us to request copies.


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