However, those wanting a decent meal and coffee at the Bunyas were out of luck.
Now there is Poppies on the Hill cafe serving coffee and meals during the day and the licensed Elz Bistro, Lyrics Restaurant and Shackletons Bar which opens from breakfast until late.
No longer any need to pack and cook your own food!
And Shackletons has 113 varieties of whiskey, so make sure you stay within staggering distance!
You can pitch a tent at the camping area next door or hire a house in the gated community within walking distance.
The houses are cheap if you have a few riding colleagues to share the price.
They range from about $100 for a house with two bedrooms to about $400 for a four-bedroom house. It works out quite cheap if there are a few of you.
However, you will have to b ring your own sheets and towels or rent them for $15 each. You will also have to clean up and drop your rubbish at the gate before leaving.
We recently stayed for a couple of nights and packed our sand shoes to go for a forestry hike. We also did a lap around the mountain, heading down to the Maidenwell Pub for a drink, then riding around to Kumbia, topping up with fuel before returning to the mountain.
If approaching from the south east, be a ware of deep gravel between Maclagan and the mountain.