Camping near Gladstone with horseback riding

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

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Heartland Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents125 acres · West Stowe, QLD
This property is a perfect getaway for anyone who loves nature. It is beautiful and peaceful, and the wildlife is amazing. You can even go fishing, which is awesome. Plus, there are plenty of nearby attractions to keep you busy. You have Tanum Sands, Boyne Island (a fifteen-minute drive away), Calliope River, and the historical museum just down the road. If you feel like exploring further, Gladstone city is just a twenty-minute drive away. You can go sightseeing or shopping there, but honestly, awesome Calliope has everything you need. When you're back at the property, you can have a swim and a fire at night, enjoy the wildlife, have a beer, and have a BBQ. The pub is only ten minutes away, as is the bowls club. Do whatever you want and have a good time. If you need any advice or help with anything, I'm at the top of the hill. Cheers! I'm happy to help with anything that you need. There's plenty of firewood here, so don't worry about that. If the kids want to pat the horses, I'm happy to assist. Guests must be fully 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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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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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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The Windmill

2 sites · Lodging4 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
"The Windmill" set in the beautiful coastal town of Agnes Water. Agnes Water, not only being the last surf beach further North, it's host to two National Parks. With great fishhing and so many outdoor activities, Agnes Water is a paradise for the keen outdoor enthusiast, not to mention a safe haven for families to unwind and create great memories which last a life time! "The Windmill" is set on a 4 acre property which consists of a beuutiful 3 bedroom home set amongst our beautiful gardens, available for guests wanting the creature comforts. This property is host to three permanent residents, an onsite care taker who resides in one building, and the cottage occupied by our onsite massuese, not to mention our community Red dog who is very social......... so pets with the same mentality are very welcome! This property provides our guests local produce grown or sourced from local farmers. Fresh, filterred drinking water can be purchased on site. For our onsite campers........at this stage of the properties development, we ask all to be self contained for sanitary and power needs. The property offers many shaded areas and a beautiful swimming hole to cool off in the warmer months. Here at the windmill we cater for all social events, with the appropriate communication we can organise a day of fun with workshops ranging from blacksmitthing and permiculture, to brethwork and meditation events, to couple retreats.........Bookings are essential, limited space and conditions apply. We look forward to your next stay here at the Windmill!
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Evenindee Homestead

1 site · RV40 acres · Captain Creek, QLD
Campsite nestled within the beautiful native trees offering a relaxing environment for all who stay. Along with a large dam on the property and a seasonal creek with small billabongs when the creek is running, you will be happy to be in the quiet bush settings away from the large, expensive and noisy parks for you or your family to enjoy. Darren & Daneve and their two kids Tahlin and Zahladee welcome you to their beautiful 40 acre property in Captain Creek. There is an abundance of wildlife throughout the property, especially in the mornings and evenings. Wake up with the gentle songs of the extensive bird life in the area will keep you feeling relaxed and centred as you enjoy your morning coffee or tea. For the stargazers, the dark night sky is also something to behold which gives you the opportunity to see a shooting star or watch the Milky Way slowly making its way across the sky. Our location gives you the best of both worlds, being only 15mins aways from the most northern surf beach in QLD of Agnes Water & 1770. This beautiful coastal town is located at the southern end of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and is a perfect destination for all travellers wanting to experience paradise. The picturesque community offers a diverse range of activities including iconic QLD beaches, national parks and so much more. We will be offering accomodation to fully self contained travellers with plans to expand our amenities in the near future. Free firewood is available for travellers with above ground fire pits (subject to fire restrictions)
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Rise Rasta Retreat

10 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
Rise Rasta Retreat is an Off Grid no footprint property surrounded by nature and tranquility. As the name suggests Rise Rasta is owned by a Uprisen Rastafarian Located just 13 minutes to the Main Surf Beach Agnes Water and just minutes to Eurimbula and Deepwater National Park. Positive vibes and energy are all we are about here. One Love.
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Bajool Camp to Great Keppel Island

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Bajool, QLD
A sleepy stay near Rockhampton and the gateway to Yeppoon coastline and Great Keppel Island. You can pitch a tent, park your vans, explore the town, anything you wish! Bajool is located on the Bruce Highway, 35 km south of Rockhampton and 74 km north of Gladstone. Eight-Mile Creek flows to the east of the town. Guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit. Pets are allowed on leash.
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Camping near Gladstone with horseback riding 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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