Camping near Airlie Beach with wildlife watching

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

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12 top campgrounds near Airlie Beach with wildlife watching

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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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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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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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AU$10
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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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AU$50
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Brindabella

1 site · RV4 acres · Airlie Beach, QLD
We are situated on 4 acres only mins to Airlie Beach and a part of the beautiful Whitsunday s. 74 Islands around and great boating and fishing . Restaurants and taverns near by also taxis and courtesy vans available. Day trip s to local islands, Bredyls Animal farm and so so much more. Come visit paradise!!
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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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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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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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Kangaroo Tales

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Midge Point, QLD
When you pay to stay here - you are helping us pay for the care of our injured and orphaned wildlife. We are located on a secluded bush block across the road from the beach giving you access to great fishing and crabbing. With a fire pit and plenty of wood to burn. Enjoy your tranquil escape to Midge Point. We are pleased to announce that we are now proudly a member of the Wildlife Land Trust and listed as a Wildlife Sanctuary. This helps us become a release sit for our local native wildlife and furthers our efforts with wildlife Care and Rehabilitation. There is a local takeaway and tavern just down the road. Please note: You must be self contained to stay here as there are no amenities. Grey water can be placed on the trees. Dogs are allowed however will need to be kept on leads at all times to ensure they do not chase the wildlife. We do have wildlife in care behind fences and in cages :- however we ask that you please do not touch as the animals are being prepared to be released back into the wild.
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Ironbark Ridge Camp Midgepoint

6 sites · RVs, Tents115 acres · Proserpine, QLD
Set up camp on our grassy paddock shaded by beautiful big gum trees and surrounded by nature.We frequently have visiting Wallabies, Echidnas, Possums and even our resident pair of Wedge Tailed Eagles. For those with a 4WD, you can venture to the top of the mountain to take in the breathtaking 270 degree sea and valley views.Guests are required to be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure.There are plenty of bushwalking tracks on the 115 acre property and we are only a 5 min drive to the beach and boat ramp where you can enjoy awesome crabbing and fishing via boat or foot.Campfires are welcome, please check local restrictions before lighting a fire and monitor them at all times.Pets are permitted on a request basis only. Contact your host if you would like to bring your pet with you.
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AU$15
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Ballantyne's Strawberry Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Mount Charlton, QLD
Nestled in the foothills of Eungella National Park, in behind Calen (Camerons Pocket), this great campsite offers you the opportunity to go swimming, fishing in the fresh water, put a tube in the creek and relax by a campfire. Oh, and there's berries!​ You will be camping right beside St Helen Creek, just a throwing distance from the Strawberry Farm which is open during the winter months (July- September). There is access to toilets and showers, but you will need to bring your own drinking water. You are welcome to have a small campfire in one of our dedicated firepits, and enjoy the starry skies at night. This campsite offers the perfect experience for the whole family. For an additional fee, you can pick strawberries from July- September. Blueberry picking is from October to January. There is lots of wildlife around from kookaburras to kangaroos. Plenty of places to swim if you wanted it to be more private. The campsite area is 2WD accessible and we can accommodate tents through to caravans, campervans and larger camping vehicles. No pets please.
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Oh Deere Farm Stay and Sugar Cane Farm

16 sites · RVs, TentsCalen, QLD
A beautiful area to camp and learn more about Sugar Cane as we have travelled a lot ourselves with our large family in a caravan we want to offer other families an affordable place to stay. We are on a cane farm and have flat grassy area suitable for all types of vehicles, tents, camper trailers, caravans or just swags. The house site is a large area around the main homestead of the property with toilet and shower facilities right there, including washing machine and dryer at a small cost for your convenience, also a BBQ that can be used with table and chairs also, come and have a drink and a chat in the afternoons and if wether and wind permit and no fire bans in place a chat around the fire pot.We are just off the Bruce Highway 1 hr from Airlie Beach and 45 minutes from Mackay. Safe to pull up and leave your van while you go sight seeing in our beautiful area.
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for camping adventures in Australia! If you're looking to immerse yourself in nature and get up close and personal with wildlife, we have over 570 options near Airlie Beach, Queensland that cater to wildlife watching enthusiasts like you. Whether you prefer tent camping or caravan camping, our campsites offer a range of facilities such as potable water, showers, and campfire facilities. Plus, with options starting as low as $15 per night and an average price of $20 per night, you can enjoy an affordable and unforgettable camping experience. Don't just take our word for it, check out our top campsites with rave reviews: Hold It Flats (2379 reviews), Mushroom Valley Eco Camp (358 reviews), and Ben Lomond Station (256 reviews). So pack your binoculars and get ready for an adventure-filled camping trip in beautiful Queensland!

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