Tent and Van Sites
Bedrock Village sites – both powered and unpowered – are spacious, shady and close to both the amenities block and camp kitchen. There are a total of 75 drive-through powered sites with easy vehicle access. Native trees provide that touch of privacy. Sites are pet-friendly.
Accommodation ranges from basic single rooms to superior one and two bedroom self-contained cabins complete with covered deck and outdoor furniture. All cabins feature ensuites, air conditioning and supplied linen. While Bedrock Village is pet-friendly, pets are not permitted inside cabins.
The Kidston Units: For the budget minded traveller. Guests still get to enjoy their own ensuite, television, kitchenette, bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, utensils for the camp kitchen and barbeque, verandah.
Bedrock Village purchased these cabins in 2001, when the Kidston
mine, the largest gold mine in Australia, closed down. See the Tours page for more information on the Kidston mine.
The Copperfield Cabins: These are open-plan, stand-alone cabins and fully self-contained. Cabin features include a fully-equipped kitchen, twin and queen bed configurations. A cabin for the disabled is available.
The name Copperfield referenced the ore bodies discovered by geologist, Richard Daintree, in 1866. Owing to their isolation, the location of the ore was lost until the demand for copper at the Chillagoe smelters led to a re-exploration of the Copperfield district around 1900. Copper mining ended in 1914 when the Chillagoe smelters.
It was revived later with increased demand during World War II. The reopening was only moderately helpful, as copper prices fell. In 1924 'Pugh's Queensland Directory' recorded 3 hotels, 3 store keepers, a butcher and a baker. They catered for a few hundred people who resided in Einasleigh. By 1933, the census recorded fewer than 100 people.
The Savannahlander Cabins: Featuring two bedrooms, these are suitable for families or friends traveling together. Choose between queen beds in each room or a queen in one and a set of singles in the other. Enjoy a large, shady and secluded verandah, and a combined kitchen/dining area.
The name Savannahlander Cabins refers to the nearby 1960's Savannahlander train, which is available for nostalgic rides. See the Tours page for more information.
The Fossilbrook Cabins: Suitable for the traveling family, these are the largest of Bedrock Village's cabins. They have a queen and bunk bed, plus the lounge folds out to a king single. Large bush tables under an awning are just outside the front door – ideal for afternoon entertaining. A large grassy area provides a great place for the kids to run around. The pool is also just a splash away!
In the early 1900's, FossilBrook Creek was surrounded by a bustling tin mining town which boasted many shanty homes, a 2-head stamp battery capable of treating four tons a day, a post office (1890-1898 and 1901-1965) and, at its peak, five public houses. The township, like many mining towns in the early 'minerals rush', was a ghost town within decades (1890-1965).
Fossil Brook was a neighbour to other small mining towns:
Angor, Lancewood, Truxillo & Mount Surprise. Mount Surprise is
the only one that is still an operating township.
Today, all that remains of Fossil Brook is Fossil Brook Creek and the ghosts of many a dream of striking it rich. The creek is
spring-fed and runs all year round. Being on the private property of Springfield Station and crossing through another, the creek now provides drinking water for the local cattle.