River, stream, or creek camping near Airlie Beach

Sailing, snorkelling, hiking, and camping in the forests or islands of the Whitsundays.

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11 top river, stream, or creek campgrounds near Airlie Beach

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Hold It Flats

139 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Yalboroo, QLD
Hold it Flats is a 120 acre property that borders the beautiful O'Connell River that has water all year round. Take a walk around the property to check out some of the creatures that have been built out of scrap metal and bush bars that have been built all around the property. There is nice shady, green grass and flat camping sites right beside the river with hot showers and flushing toilets. There is plenty of room and some great tracks for the kids and the big kids to ride their push bikes on. The swimming hole is about 2 meters deep and has big shady trees on the edge. There is also enough room for kids to bring their kayaks and have a paddle along the river. All campsites can be provided with their own fire pit. You just pick your spot and we will bring a portable fire pit to you. Fire wood can be purchased at the property. All rubbish must be taken when you, there are no rubbish bins provided.
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AU$19
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Creek and Antique Camping

50 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Mackay, QLD
We have a selection of beautiful creek side locations where you can enjoy the clear, fresh running water and a selection of other sites only a short walk from the water. Conveniently located just a short drive off the Bruce Highway our sites are not designated, you choose your own on arrival While staying, you will have the opportunity to take a walk into the past to view a private collection of Australiana, including a working stationary, engine display and vintage kitchen with wood stoves. Access to the property is via a creek crossing so it is advisable to phone ahead if there has been recent rain or rainfall is forecast. Toilets are located on the property but campers will need their own shower facilities and take all waste with them on departure. Campfires are permitted but must be contained at all times in a fire pits that we also have for your use Calen is a small cane growing and cattle town with a general store, pharmacy, service station, butcher and the local pub. Zarby's cafe is a short drive away if you would like to dine in for breakfast or lunch in a retro style setting. Each site fee is for 2 adults and kids stay at no cost Pets are welcome.
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AU$25
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Natures Nook

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Woodwark, QLD
A private oasis nestled among the lush tropical bushland, where you can relax and unwind in tranquillity. This secluded camp site is the perfect retreat for couples seeking a getaway, or those who simply wish to immerse themselves in nature. The serene atmosphere provides an ideal setting for stargazing and wildlife spotting around the conjunction of a seasonal freshwater creek. Natures Nook camp site offers the ultimate privacy and seclusion, yet the friendly owners of whom are a young family are readily available should you need assistance. Conveniently located just 5 minutes away from the Whitsunday Plaza Shopping Centre and three minutes from the famous Northerlies Beach Bar with courtesy buses available. For those seeking a bit more excitement, a 10-minute drive will take you to the Coral Sea Marina, where you can embark on a variety of water activities. And when the sun sets, immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife, dining, and shopping in the strip of Airlie Beach, including the famous lagoon only 12 minutes’ drive. Book your stay at this private camp site now and experience the best of both worlds - a secluded haven surrounded by nature and easy access to all the amenities of Airlie Beach Please Note: * Pets are allowed, but dogs must be kept on a lead. * A wheely bin is available, but for large rubbish removals, please take your waste to the tip located 5 minutes down the road across from Plaza. * Fires are permitted in the fire pit away from the edge of the camp area. * Please bring repellent as midges will be present during dusk and dawn in the marshlands. * Drinking water is only available from the water tank at the main house. * The camp site is located at the back of a 2-acre property so please show respect to our neighbours by not walking on their properties across the creek. * This is a quiet neighbourhood so no loud music or parties. * Minimal reception so best to download a movie before arrival. * Can fit a 4x4 and small camper trailer however you must have experience in navigating in small space as it can be a task to turn around. * The track and site is muddy when the rain is heavy due to the terrain.
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AU$25
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Blackiron

9 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Andromache, QLD
Situated on the bank of the Andromache River, setup camp at one of our cozy camp spots and enjoy the quiet of the bush. We have sites available in our grassy paddock which are accessible by all vehicles. Sand camping is available for 4x4's with tent/swag set ups during the dry seasons. No trailers or vans are permitted on the sand due to bogging. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a campfire and visual displays of local wildlife, try your hand at fishing in the river or just enjoy a cool swim just a few meters from our grassy sites. Guests are required to be fully self-sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Only a short distance from Airlie Beach and the islands for those interested in the local tourist attractions. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after.
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AU$20
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Mushroom Valley Eco Camp

18 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Yalboroo, QLD
Everybody Welcome! Just bring a great attitude and enjoy a peaceful stay :) Located on the beautiful O'Connell River, this camp site is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes including a mountain range and the river. The property boasts many areas to go for walks, enjoy the wildlife and relax. You can enjoy spacious camping choices either along the river or on other selected areas throughout the property (we will show you where). We always ensure a limited number of campers so you get the space and tranquility you deserve on your camping trip. No side by side camping, always spacious and comfortable. There is access to a large number of compostable toilets, and composting and recycling facilities are available (we ask that you please take all general rubbish with you). Wildlife is in abundance throughout the property and includes grazing wallabies, ducks and birdlife which are an everyday occurrence. The property is also the home of our Festival - Mushroom Valley, throughout the site you will find different pieces of artwork, decor and permanent structures that bring artistic life to the site. We are a friendly and relaxed family who live on the site and we look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of paradise. Well behaved pets are welcome, please discuss with us upon booking :)
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Ben Lomond Station

6 sites · RVs, Tents1800 acres · Hideaway Bay, QLD
Ben Lomond Station is an 1800 acre working cattle station 25 minutes south of Bowen and 35 minutes north of Airlie Beach on the Whitsundays. We border onto Eden Lassie Creek which has tidal ocean access for saltwater fishing and there is an abundance of estuary fishing and crab spots available. We are a nature based camping area. Cleared shady camping spots are available for fully self contained campers as there are currently no facilities available so you must have own camping toilet and leave no trace. Access to the camping area is for 4WD only with caravans off road and high clearance. Firewood is available for a small fee or you can collect any fallen timber yourself. There is a ban on cutting down any standing timber even it is dead. There is plenty of room to run for the kids and dogs though we do ask that your pet not annoy our cattle or other campers. Ben Lomond station has an abundance of flora and fauna such as burdekin plum trees, mango trees, wallabies, kangaroos and bird and fish species.
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AU$18
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Land for Wildlife

4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · QLD
With panoramic escarpment views, peace, privacy and quiet, this mountain top property has easy access from the road. The property is serviced by free courtesy buses, tour adventures, taxi service, and takeaway food services. Please understand seasons of the dry tropics changes the look of the property photos. We have breathtaking distant Eco views of mountains, escarpments and nature that will leave you awe struck. It makes for a great stay over. Located between Northerlies Bar Bistro, Cannonvale Shopping Centre, Airlie Beach and the Great Barrier Reef islands corals, parks. We have a limited number of campsites so your quiet, privacy, independence and convenience are important to us. We see high tide and have cooling sea breezes. Very, very important the drive has entry and exit. 1. To enter: Unhook the gate let yourself in; then close it please to maintain our privacy and stop transport services driving through. 2. Leave exit gate open. 3. Park so reversing beepers are not activated when leaving early morning to avoid waking up other guests. You can leave your camp and get courtesy buses to explore Great Barrier Reef tour options, refresh in Airlie Central, stock shop or just go out on the town for fun. So, relax here with us and revitalize from all the driving. Prepare yourselves now for your Great barrier Reef adventures before your next long distant OZ trip. Stay for a holiday or a night as you travel Queensland/Australia. Maybe you can refer a fellow traveler of how central this Hipcamp is to the Great Barrier Reef and township of Airlie Beach. We look forward to welcoming you!
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Paradise in the Pocket

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Mount Charlton, QLD
Our property is a 7 acre property split into 2. Across the road is your very own 2 acres next to the creek. On the 2 acres is an old lychee orchard, a yoga pad, fire pit, creek access, and our veggie garden. Up the road is the strawberry farm, banana farm, and access to the amazing Helen’s Ck waterhole. Pitch your tent under the yoga pad while you listen to the creek. Enjoy the fire pit while you watch the rapids flow by. Access the creek via 2 bush tracks. 1 will take you to the magnificent waterhole, the other to the rapids. Fairly flat but not completely level. The owner has some beautiful vegetables growing, these are available at an additional fee. The pumpkins are amazing! Guests must be full self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided. Pets are allowed on leash.
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AU$30
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Cameron's Pocket Creek Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Mount Charlton, QLD
Located in the hinterland northwest of Mackay, our campground is very private with a maximum of only 2 campsites on our 100 metre long flat lawn. The site is fringed with rainforest and not visible from the road. A private track leads through the rainforest to a swimming hole. We are on beautiful St Helen's creek below Mount Dalrymple, just outside of Eungella National park's eastern boundary. Walk to the creek for a swim or walk around the gardens. Bring your goggles as the creek is clear and there are fish and turtles. There are many tropical butterflies including Cairns Birdwings and Ulysses to be seen. Birdwatching is also great here with many tropical species including the Wompoo and Rose-crowned fruit doves, azure kingfisher and torresian pigeons. ​The campsite has its own toilet, showers and drinking water. Campers can enjoy the "Tiki Hut" camp kitchen with BBQ, offset smoker, some comfy chairs, hot showers, flushing toilet, colourful lighting, kitchen bench with hot water and some 240v power available for light duties such as charging phones or running laptops. Power is all battery stored off-grid solar and can't provide heavy power such as cooking, heating or air-conditioning.​ Walk to the Strawberry farm for pick-your-own strawberries (available at certain times of the year only). Hang out in a hammock in the Tiki Hut or walk to another local swimming hole nearby. In the evenings, warm your feet by the campfire. You will need to BYO firewood. ​Please note that there is no mobile phone coverage here. You will be "Offline" throughout your stay in paradise. We have a landline at our house which can be used in an emergency.​​ ​We are "friendly dog" friendly. So if your dog greets strangers and other dogs with a smile and a tail wag, they are welcome. If they bark or don't get on well with other people and dogs, then please leave them at home.
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AU$80
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Little Ranch Bush Camp

16 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Bloomsbury, QLD
Nestled in the quiet serene hills of Bloomsbury this 12-acre property boasts the true meaning of what camping in nature is all about. Set up camp, sit back and enjoy the rolling views of the Cathu State Forest Mountain Ranges. Watch the local bird and wildlife that visit daily whilst throwing a line in the stocked dam to try and catch some fish or red claw. Put a kayak in or even go for a dip if you are keen! Alternatively, the property poses as the perfect base camp to explore the local area. Stroll the beautiful Midge Point Beach, or even get out on the water and take advantage of some great local fishing and crabbing spots. There is also The Midge Point Tavern if you are thirsty or wanting a great pub feed! For those country music lovers, we are located less than a 1km walking distance from the famous Dittman Bull Pit, hosting this years Country Fest QLD 2024 over the Easter Long Weekend, 30-31st of March. Featuring Morgan Evans, Lee Kernaghan and James Johnston just to name a few among many great others. Grab your ticket and just stroll in to enjoy some fantastic entertainment and return to a peaceful campsite OR for those who don’t like big crowds, simply sit back and enjoy listening to these great acts from the privacy of your camping spot! Please note: -Off-Grid Camping; there are no toilets or showers. There is access to water. -Access to the property can be via 2wd or 4wd to all areas depending on weather, please ask if you are concerned prior to entry. -Pets are allowed when supervised or on lead. -Caravans are welcome but please be sure to access the property from the Bruce Hwy End of Midge Point Road to allow adequate and safe turning upon property entry to driveway.
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AU$21
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Sea View Hill

1 site · RV, Tent150 acres · Bloomsbury, QLD
Discover a tranquil retreat nestled within a lush, wooded property. Our property offers a picturesque setting with a dam and a running creek. A small herd of cattle roams freely and there are a few other smaller animals adding to the rustic charm. The property has a track which leads up to Sea View Hill lookout that has beautiful sea views of Midge Point and Exmoor Station. A great place to set up camp and immerse yourself in nature. And if you’re up for a challenge, Hellmans Pass beckons—a steep trail down the north side of the property that will truly test your off-road skills. Local attractions: Airlie Beach (50mins), Midge Point (20mins) and Proserpine (30min), Cathu State Forest (30mins), Local Truckstop/convenience store (5mins) Escape to our peaceful haven and create lasting memories amidst the beauty of the outdoors.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for camping options in Australia! If you're looking for a camping experience near Airlie Beach, Queensland, with a preference for being near a river, we've got you covered. With over 480 options available in this specific location, you'll have plenty to choose from. Looking for top-rated campsites? Consider checking out Hold It Flats (2379 reviews), Mushroom Valley Eco Camp (358 reviews), or Ben Lomond Station (256 reviews). Prices start as low as $15 per night, with an average price of $20 per night. Popular amenities include pet-friendly spaces, campfires, and potable water. And if you're into paddling, fishing, or hiking, you're in for a treat. So pack your gear and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience near Airlie Beach, Queensland!

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