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Campfire season is now open through until mid-late November!

CAMPFIRES at Woodhouse

Outside of fire ban season (generally May to mid or end of November but check the CFS website), campfires are a beloved part of overnight stays and day adventures at Woodhouse. 

There are several large fire pits for shared use - a great opportunity to meet like-minded families - as well as some half-barrel drums if you're looking for something more private (there are a couple of dozen drums which are on a 'first in best dressed' basis and can't be booked). You are also welcome to bring your own portable fire drum, which must have legs and a plate underneath it so it is not sitting flush on the ground.

You are welcome to bring your own firewood (please ensure it is not contaminated with paint or chemicals) and you can also forage for some kindling/dry leaves at Woodhouse (must be found on the ground, not taken from trees and shrubs).


Available for purchase (or collection if purchased at time of booking) from the office for your convenience (between 9am and 5pm):




For the safety of all guests, safety requirements must be met - please refer to the printed Guest Information brochure provided at check-in and/or below:

  • The fire must be in a purpose-built pit or drum and must be confined to this area.
  • Consider not having a campfire in high winds.
  • There must be a 4-metre cleared space around and above the fire. Tents, buildings or gas bottles must be at least 10 metres away.
  • A responsible adult must be in attendance at all times with water on hand - a large bucket filled with water is the minimum requirement.
  • While near the fire, campers must wear enclosed shoes that will protect their feet from the fire and coals. 
  • Children must be briefed on how to be safe around the fire - i.e. no running or pushing, no fire sticks, keep a safe distance.
  • Extinguish your fire completely when not in attendance. 


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