Camping near Gladstone

Gladstone camping trips are full of barramundi fishing and views of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Camp Akuna Pikes Crossing INC

18 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Benaraby, QLD
Welcome to our not-for-profit grounds, now open to the public. The camp has been set up as a youth-oriented facility that welcomes travellers and regional people. All proceeds go towards running costs and improving facilities. We have an onsite caretaker (LES) for maintaining the property. Dog friendly (must be controlled at all times!) and good access for caravans and all types of vehicles.A large flat grassed area for camping and 200m walk to The Boyne River at Pikes Crossing with access for swimming. There is an area to launch small boats and ideal for canoeing and kayaking in protected waters. Close to Lake Awoonga (4km drive) for fishing and all other aquatic activities along with a great barramundi stocked impoundment.There is a large undercover area with tables and chairs, flushing toilets and hot showers and designated campfire area. All campers have access to this. We also offer a commercial kitchen and BBQs for group bookings. We welcome community functions, weddings, birthday parties and youth groups. Inquiries welcome.
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1770 Eco Camp, Agnes Water

68 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
Eco Style camping nestled in 42 acres of bush land in the Agnes Water Hinterland. We offer a variety of different site options. Currently we have powered sites for you to rock up in your choice of accomodation or our custom styled Eco Tents which offers a very comfortable option for those that don't want to bring their van or tent. We also offer modern amenities including showers, toilets, camp kitchen, walk trails, swimming holes, and much more. Pet friendly areas available.
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Boyne Waters

4 sites · RVs10 acres · Tannum Sands, QLD
Boyne Waters is easy to find as it is located on the side of the Bruce hwy right where the bridge crosses the Boyne River. There is a Main Roads rest area located straight out front of our Property. The property is set on ten acres along side Boyne River. We have producing mango trees and a couple of cattle. The river and Awonga dam are well known for there fishing and Barrumundi.
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Captains Cabin & Camping

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Captain Creek, QLD
If peace and tranquillity is what you are looking for, then look no further than “Captain’s Cabin”. Designed to give you the perfect escape to destress and unwind, it is located just off the beaten path. This is the ideal getaway for a couple or small group and has a large area, , fire pit's and firewood provided for campers. 13 Min to 1770 and Agnes Water Beaches 20 Min to Eurimbula National Park *** PLEASE NOTE: After heavy rain the road down to the cabin can be a little bit greasy, If you are in a smaller car please drive carefully *** THE CABIN KEY FEATURES ☀ Off the beaten path with few neighbours around, making it super remote and quiet ☀ Perfect for stargazing ☀ Prime location to Agnes Water and 1770 only 13min drive and away from all the crowds. ☀ A-Frame Cabin with 1 Double sized bed. ☀ 1 outdoor bathroom(for cabin guests only), with classic old cast-iron clawfoot bathtub. (No shower attachment) Bath use instructions provided. ☀ Mini kitchen with slide out dual burner gas cooker. cast iron frypan and kettle provided with basic utensils needed to make a delicious meal! (Small collapsible sink for washing up) ☀ Salt, pepper, and cooking spray are provided. ☀ Cutlery plates and cups for two people supplied. ☀ Easy access; steps to entry ☀ Large outdoor area with fire circle and outdoor cooking options, and a prebuilt fire ☀ Some Mosquito deterrents supplied with cabin. Please bring own to ensure full coverage ☀ Shared Composting enclosed toilet provided on site. ☆PETS☆ We love hosting pets! Just a few other notes! You are expected to clean up after your pet, in the house and in the yard. Being that we are in the bush there also may be kangaroo’s in the area, so if your dog is extra curious, keep an eye on them so they don’t chase kangaroo’s! Please also be mindful of other campers in the area, and dog on a leash if other people are present.
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Casuarina Park

10 sites · RVs, Tents640 acres · Darts Creek, QLD
Casuarina Park is a 640 acre working property situated 10.3km off the Bruce Highway in Central Queensland between Gladstone and Rockhampton. Camping is a self-sufficient affair with 2 long drop toilets. For small groups of campers we have available a hot shower and septic toilets.There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen as well as a 7km walking/bicycle track available to stretch out weary muscles. For fishing/crabbing enthusiasts it is a 15km 4 wheel drive access to Sandfly boat ramp for fishing and crabbing or 26km for a 2 wheel drive and larger boat to Ramsey's boat ramp located at The Narrows. Excellent fishing!Campfires are permitted with wood included (when restrictions aren't in place). Dogs allowed and must be on leash at all times.SPECIAL EVENTS: During the weekends only of QLD school holidays, we are open for motorbike trail rides. You need to have an MQ license and be part of a motorcycle club (we have our insurance with Motorcycling Queensland). If unsure please ask. This means things are a bit noisier on the weekends of school holidays. :)
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1770 Southern Cross Travellers Retreat

15 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHECK IN TIME IS FROM 11.00AM TO 5.00PM. CARAVANS and MOTORHOMES MUST BE FULLY SELF CONTAINED. MAKE SURE TO FILL YOUR WATER TANKS BEFORE ARRIVAL. GENERAL WASTE BINS ARE PROVIDED. EXCESS RUBBISH OR LARGE ITEMS ARE NOT TO BE LEFT FOR US TO DISPOSE OF. SMALL CAMP FIRES ARE PERMITTED OUT OF BUSH FIRE SEASON. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN PORTABLE FIRE PIT. We are a family built and run property set amongst tropical gardens on 15 acres with a pretty small private lake. Our quirky communal building has lots of power points, hot showers, flushing toilets, free Wifi, pool table, dining areas, fire place and we now have a pool-side cafe, boutique and massage on site. We are pet friendly, "ONLY ONE DOG PER SITE" and must remain on leads or runs whilst on the property. Please note that animals are not permitted in any of the undercover common areas or swimming pool enclosure. We are a short 2 minute drive to the new Agnes Central shopping center, 5 minutes to Agnes Water town centre and local beaches, and a 15 minute drive to the beautiful town of 1770. Our property runs on rain water and On-tap drinking water is available in the camp kitchen. If you are looking to escape from the crowded caravan parks, you will love our piece of paradise.
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Travellers Rest 1770 in Agnes Water

31 sites · RVs, Tents44 acres · Round Hill, QLD
Traveller’s Rest 1770 in Agnes Water, offers spacious and tranquil eco-camping, surrounded by native and untouched bushland in Agnes Water on the Discovery Coast! Enjoy the newest attraction on the Discovery Coast! Our brand-new 386.6 m long bushland boardwalk. The boardwalk is wheelchair accessible and the use is complimentary for all our campers. We now offer powered sites if you book direct. Immerse yourself in a truly restful experience on our 44 acres bush property, just outside of Agnes Water, Queensland. We invite you to enjoy a unique eco-camping experience, whilst having the comfort of new and well-maintained amenities with HOT SHOWERS. The lush dam is bursting with water lilies, while water birds visit for a refreshing drink. Start your day with the calls of Kookaburra’s, nestled in the tall Gumtrees and settle by your campfire to the complete solitude of starry skies at the end of your day. BushTracks “BushTracks” takes you on a journey through native Australian bushland, rich with Bushtucker and Bush Medicine. Learn about traditional and cultural uses of plants, embark on a journey through past and present and learn about cultural burning practices protecting our land. Several native beehives keep the diversity of our plants thriving all year around. Wildlife habitats can be seen on the peaceful walk through our ever-changing bushland. The vast variety of native trees inhabit over 60 species of birds. Bring your binoculars – you never know which bird you might spot on the day! Stop for a minute and give yourself the opportunity to truly immerse in nature! After an informative walk through the canopy of tall gumtrees, you will enjoy a delicious cup of local, organic Tielka Tea, accompanied by Wattle Seed Choc Chip Cookies and Davidson Plum Slice from Dreamtime Tuka – a majority owned Aboriginal company located in NSW. Entice your taste buds by sampling an array of Australian made native spreads supplied by Kurrajong Australian Native Foods. Listen to the sounds of the birds, the wind in the trees and reflect on the experience you’ve just had! We work closely with local organizations like Tangaroa Blue, Australian Native Bee Association and Tielka Tea to promote sustainable practices within our business. Another reason why you should stay with us... ...You get to choose your own piece of paradise, depending on weather conditions. Your space to sit back and listen to the sounds of nature! Update: Due to the dry and hot weather conditions, we are currently not allowing any open fires. Pets are not permitted.
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Yerrowah Eco Stay

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
Welcome to Yerrowah Eco Stay (Indigenous meaning for meeting place) Our beautiful, peaceful 4 acre property is nestled amongst natural bushland on a gentle sloping block with 180 degree views overlooking the famous Paperbark Forest. Our compacted gravel driveway is suitable for all vehicle types and will lead you up to a large flat, grassy area where you can enjoy levelled parking for a comfortable stay. Site 2 is levelled and just as peaceful but not grassed. Our property is located only a short 5 minute drive to Agnes Water main beach, town centre and 10 minutes to the iconic town of 1770. There are many things to do and see in and around the area so make sure you ask us for some hot tips on where to go and what to do. Comfort is key! Enjoy your very own 5 star eco toilet and shower block. Wash away the day while watching the sunset disappear behind the mountains from our beautiful open air rain water shower. The loo also has a great view. Trust us you wont want to miss out on this experience (Please note: shower is cold water only) Hungry? Ron's Veggies across the road has you covered. Take a stroll down the driveway to see his great selection of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. IMPORTANT Please note: We only offer the 2 campsite areas at any one time (top grassed area and compacted pad) to ensure your stay is as peaceful and private as possible, but please note we have live in, onsite caretakers who reside in front of the shed up the top on the grassed area and on occasions friends and family do come up to visit. Please check with us beforehand to see if we have friends or family staying before you book if this may be an issue for you. Please be respectful of our toilet block and ensure ALL children are accompanied by an adult in the shower/toilet facility. Campfires: Fires are welcome in the designated fire pit area or if you have your own off the ground pit but you will need to bring along your own firewood. Animals: Your fury/feathery friends are more than welcome but we ask that they are kept on a lead at all times and not to be left unattended during your stay. Please also ensure their waste is picked up and disposed of off the property. Waste: Bins are not provided and we ask that all rubbish is taken with you, including ALL cigarette butts. Long term stays available. Please message to enquire See you soon!
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The Finbay Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Seventeen Seventy, QLD
In a quiet and private bush block at the end of a cul-de-sac lies a levelled flat space situated across the road from the river at 1770. You'll be sitting amongst the Australian bush with a white sandy river only a hop, jump and skip away. Walking tracks that meander through a scenic reserve to a headland with beautiful bay and ocean views are at your doorstep. There's space for a camper / tent / small caravan and car and if the tinny or boat doesn't fit there's often designated car parking spaces available on the road. Our neighbours enjoy a peaceful and quiet space and we ask all our guests to help respectfully maintain this.
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Take-A-Break Bush Camp

13 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Nankin, QLD
Located between Rockhampton and Emu Park beach. 711 Thompson Point Road Nankin Our campsites are located in a rural setting with plenty of shady trees, friendly cows and mountain views close to the Fitzroy River. Relax around a campfire on a peaceful dam and listen to the kookaburras. Dip your toes into the cool water whilst sipping watching the sunset. It is 10km to the upgraded Fitzroy River/Thompson Point boat ramp and pontoon. Enjoy some excellent fishing and crabbing on the river, bird watching and bush walking up the many hills. Only 1/2 hr. drive to the beaches (Emu Park and Yeppoon), National Parks (Mt Etna Caves, Mt Archer Baga, Limestone Creek), and Rockhampton (Kershaw Gardens and Rockhampton Free Zoo). Campfires in the firepits provided on each site. (Welcomed to BYO own firepit). Pre-cut fire wood for sale on site. Pets are welcome, however the must be kept within your allocated campsite area and supervised at all time. (Dogs are not allowed to chase livestock or native animals). Quiet genset are also allowed. Definitely no boats to be backed into the dam for washing purposes. Fish cleaning and boat washing facilities at the solar bore near front entrance. Telstra mobile reception (3G & 4G). TV reception with antenna. We a setup for fully self contained camping, however there is a basic bush shower/toilet available for our campers. The dam is a pristine eco area and no soap/detergents/chemicals to used in/around it. The dam is stocked with yabbies, silver perch and bass – catch and release. Camp site caters for 2 Adults and up to 4 kids per site. Come and Take-A-Break.
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The Mango ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Calliope, QLD
6 acres of mango orchard with a dam and a few gumtrees. Located off the Bruce Highway just before Calliope, its offers the peace of an acreage with the convenience of having all the shops within a 5 minutes drive. The proximity of the highway makes Gladstone less than a 20 minute drive from the property, and puts Rockhampton and Agnes Water at an equal distance, perfect for a well deserved stop on that long drive on the Bruce Highway.
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Agnes Park Enviro Camp

20 sites · RVs, Tents44 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
Welcome to Agnes Park Enviro Camp.Children aged 0-5 camp for free.A property that boasts both natural bushland and cleared pasture, nestled within the serene seaside communities of Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 (also known as Seventeen Seventy).  Campers will enjoy setting up camp on the flat, grassy ground, walking through the natural bush and stumbling across the gully which rises to fantastic sea views.The property is located only 2 minutes drive to Agnes Water Main Beach, the Discovery Trail Lookout and the Paper Bark Forest Boardwalk. A short 10 Minute drive will find you in the picturesque town of 1770, where you can enjoy the fantastic 1770 Marina. From the Marina, you can depart to Lady Musgrave Island, enjoy 1 hr to full day tour on the iconic Larcs and enjoy  spectacular sunsets.The are some must-visit small businesses in the area including Rusty Pelican Fish and Chips, Pancake Creek Tours, Katrina's Bar (for sunset drinks) and Marina Cafe (for best coffee and vanilla slice).There are no facilities here, campers will need to be self contained and leave no trace. Council's dump point is just 5 minutes away. 
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Camping near Gladstone guide

Overview

A coastal town in Central Queensland, Gladstone serves as an ideal base for diverse camping adventures. It’s also a gateway to the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef—about 80 kilometres off the coast—and invites campers to take trips to reef islands like Heron Island and Lady Musgrave Island. Back on shore, tranquil Lake Awoonga beckons anglers and wildlife lovers with its abundant barramundi, a wide array of birds and land animals, and convenient caravan and tent camping options. Deepwater National Park and Eurimbula National Park set the stage for beach activities in the area, as well as bushwalking and more wildlife viewing amid untouched natural beauty.

Where to go

Lake Awoonga

Particularly renowned for its world-class barramundi fishing, Lake Awoonga is a man-made reservoir that serves as a haven for kayaking, boating, and birdwatching. Redclaw crayfish and fork-tailed catfish are also popular catches here, from designated fishing platforms and boat ramps. Spend the night at powered caravan parks and tent pitches that are on-site with convenient amenities. Then, wake up and spot kangaroos, wallabies, and bandicoots, especially in the early morning when they are most active. Or, explore trails through native bushland while looking out for wedge-tailed eagles and blue-winged kookaburras.

Deepwater National Park

For beach camping, Deepwater National Park is an amazing option. The pristine beaches and sand dunes are ideal for sunbathing, stargazing, swimming, and boogie-boarding. The more developed campsite is at Wreck Rock, which is equipped with fire rings, composting toilets, and cold outdoor showers— just a short stroll from the protected waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Middle Rock’s camping area is more rustic, offering secluded tent pitches among eucalypts and white cypress pines—a perfect place for spotting cockatoos or catching whiting.

Eurimbula National Park

Near the historic towns of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy (1770), Eurimbula National Park protects littoral rainforests, open eucalypt forests, estuaries, and coastal vine thickets that are home to local fauna and flora. Bushwalking through the park’s varied ecosystems is great for wildlife photography, while canoeing Eurimbula Creek offers a serene exploration of the mangroves. Tent and camper-trailer camping are permitted at the bush camp behind Bustard Beach. Or take a unique island retreat like no other at Rodds Peninsula campsites accessible only by boat, canoe, or kayak.

When to go

With daytime highs in the mid-20s and overnight lows in the mid-teens, winter and spring are ideal times to go camping around Gladstone. There’s less rainfall, it’s less humid, and there are fewer insects, making outdoor activities like bushwalking and beachcombing more enjoyable. With the drier weather, local wildlife tends to converge on bodies of water, making viewing easier. For Hipcampers most interested in barramundi fishing at Lake Awoonga, camping in the earlier part of the year from March to May may be preferable.

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