Welcome to Standown Park
Standown Park is half way between Gympie and Tin Can Bay and is the unique bush camping experience with new, modern facilities, where all campers, motor homers, caravaners and weary travelers are welcome to pull up a stump and meet your old friends or make new ones.
Originally the Park was set up as a Veterans Retreat and there was never any intention of having a caravan park. We only advertised in Veteran newsletters so for the first 10 months or so only Veterans came to stay. It soon became apparent that we had to either shut the gate or expand so we built the amenities and opened the Park to Veteran’s from all conflicts and the travelling ‘nomads’.
The emphasis here is on friendliness and relaxation where we hope you will feel a part of the place.
Situated on 18 lush green acres surrounded by the pine forest on two sides and pasture paddocks on the others, the park site has an abundance of trees attracting many species of birdlife and a family of kangaroos.
Construction of a memorial waterfall and monument was commenced in 2012 and is gradually becoming a show piece of great interest with over 315 names of Veterans and friends displayed in bricks along the dam wall with more to be ordered.
We are just off the Tin Can Bay Highway so the Park is secure and with the picturesque mountains in the near distance, it is the ideal place for you to park your rig and rest while exploring the many attractions of the area.