If you’re gunna go you gotta go to Gunna Go! Finding the words to write this one is hard. If you have read our first post on this park back in 2016 you would know how much we like it. (have a read of it here)
This is a family run Kui park and as with all Kui parks it is clean, friendly and value for money. Joy, Shane, Amber and Zac are one of the reasons people return year after year. That includes us, it’s like returning home to family.
Our first stay was for a couple of nights, that turned in to 6 months. This time we stayed for 18 months as we were working on Hayman Island and coming home on a weekend.
Gunna Go Caravan Park
Set on 6.5 acres, this park has large concrete and beautiful grass sites. You can see this park is well maintained and loved.
After cyclone Debbie hit they have added a sparkling new pool and transformed the place. We chatted to Chris and Peter who have been returning for many years, they were telling us how different the place is these days. They love the place more than ever.
Gunna Go offers a hot meal menu between 5-7pm, check at reception for the days they are serving. If the’re not cooking that night, ask for the pizza menu and get one delivered from the local pizza cafe, it’s amazing! A few grocery items can be found at reception along with ice creams and cold drinks. If you’re cooking, there is BBQ’s available.
A dump point is on site if you need one as are showers and toilets. You will also find a large book exchange and laundry.
Another bonus with Gunna Go is the bar. Whether your a drinker or not it doesn’t matter, all are welcome and it’s a great gathering spot to meet other travellers. In winter the fire pit is roaring away along with the pot belly.
Night of celebration
Sports are played on the big screen TV and Friday night is often sausage sizzle night. Sue and Ian, another couple who were at the park for a while cooked up home made pizza’s to share. Others brought home made nibbles to pass around.
Conveniently located on the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Bowen, amongst the sugar cane. Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays is only a short drive away. Proserpine is a five minute drive for your shopping. If you’re in to bird watching, Peter has spotted 100 different varieties of birds here. Between July and November you might get to see the burning of the cane, an amazing thing to see.
Things To Do
Hideaway Bay – Cape Gloucester Resort has a lovely beach to walk and view the islands in the distance. Have lunch and a drink at the lovely bar.
Dingo Beach and Bar for lunch or a drink. A great beach side Aussie bar.
Peter Faust Dam is a short drive for boating and Barra Fishing
Airlie Beach has many bars, restaurant, live music, water sports and island hopping. Not forgetting the large Lagoon swimming area.
Croc Safari Tours – Spot crocs along the Proserpine river
Cedar Creek Falls – A beautiful swimming hole and spectacular falls after rain
Gunna Go is the place you think “hmm I’ll give it a go” then realise you are so glad you did. You wont find jumping pillows and loud music. You will find super friendly and helpful owners and a beautiful maintained, quiet park. Great cabins and donga’s should you need them and a place to park your boat. That’s the reason others give it a go and keep returning.
Apparently is called the Arnie effect “I’ll be back” and we will!
Location : Gunna Go Caravan Park, 13067 Bruce Highway, Myrtlevale (6km north of Proserpine)
Price :Powered Sites(1-2 people) $33 per night- KUI MEMBERS save 10%. Unpowered Sites (1-2 people) $29 per night Ensuite Cabins with Queen bed, king single beds and sofa bed.. Prices start at $120 per night (Queen bed) with additional charges applied per extra beds required. Donga Style Single person accommodation with ensuite. $80 p/n- discount for a longer stays.
Water ? : Yes
Power ? : Yes
Will suit: All sized vehicles
Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
Drive time to nearby shops: Some items on site or 5 minutes to Proserpine
WIFI (tested with boost): Yes
Amenities : Toilets, showers
Other : Dump point, Laundry, bar, pool, basic food items, drinks, cooked meals, camp kitchen, BBQ, book exchange, Sausage sizzle on a Friday, close to town and only a short drive to Airlie Beach.