Mountainous camping near Gladstone

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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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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M & R Grazing

10 sites · RVs, Tents680 acres · Gladstone, QLD
Welcome to M & R Grazing, our special slice of paradise! Our land spans 680 beautiful acres of diverse natural beauty! Only 10 kms from the highway. Pitch you tent, park your caravan and enjoy the natural beauty. The camping areas are mainly open paddocks, with some other options to go more remote (a 4wd will be required). There are no amenities here, campers will need to be self contained. Activities: Stargazing: With minimal light pollution, our location is perfect for stargazing. Lay out a blanket and be one with nature. Campfires: Enjoy a classic campfire experience. Roast marshmallows, share stories, and embrace the warmth of the fire (maybe not so much in summer). Photography: Whether you're a professional photographer or just love snapping pictures with your phone, the ever-changing landscapes and wildlife make for fantastic photo opportunities. Bushwalking/ mountain biking: With up to 20kms of bushing walking or mountain biking, enjoy the natural bushland and wildlife. Nearby Attractions: Royal Mount Larcom Hotel: Enjoy an amazing meal at the Royal Mount Larom Hotel Mount Larcom Climb: 360-degree view of the Gladstone area, rural lands and the harbour. 5 hours should be allowed to complete the climb. Fishing: Only 39 kms away from the Ramsey Crossing boat ramp were you launch you boat an go fishing and crabbing. Come and create unforgettable memories on our land, where nature's beauty and outdoor experiences await you. We can't wait to host you!
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Private Coastal Getaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Captain Creek, QLD
This campsite is located at Captain Creek. 15kms from Agnes water 1770. on 40 acres with a seasonal creek. We have a lovely natural bush setting with privacy. Suited for off grid campers. You will see kangaroos and lots of bird life to watch. Our region is well known for surfing, however Agnes Water and 1770 are also home to calm inlets tailor-made for stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. BYO paddleboard or explore the coastline and waterways by kayak. You can even paddle past Captain Cook’s landing point and on towards the headland to watch the sun set over the ocean (a rare sight on Australia’s East coast). Follow the trail or take your mountain bike along boardwalks and across stepping stones on the 1.5 hr, 3km Red Rock Trail. You can start your adventure at the end of Springs Beach and head south along rocky trails peppered with pandanus palms all the way to the far end of Red Rock Beach. This campsite suits self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower. There is access to drinking water and a picnic table for meals. Plenty of space for bushwalking or sit back around camp fire or just read books. There are some great mountain views to be seen while walking around and site seeing, and Eurimbula National Park is close by. For boating and fishing enthusiasts, the beach is just a few mins drive away. We're located close to Agnes Water for all your shopping and supply needs. Pets welcome.
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Mugul Mountain Wilderness Retreat

53 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Colosseum, QLD
Mugul Mountain Retreat is a 300 acre property adjacent to Mt Colosseum (or Mugul as it is called by the local Indigenous peoples). The property borders the national park of Mt Colosseum. Mugul is a sacred Indigenous site.Our property is home to a multitude of pretty face wallabies, kangaroos, bandicoots, goannas, possums and birds. A serene and peaceful place Mugul is a place where you can experience the energy of a sacred Indigenous site.Accessible for all types of vehicles. Dog friendly. The property offers basic camping without facilities. You will need to be self-sufficient. We have a bush toilet but no showers. At the house there are toilets and showers available for an extra charge please see us if required. Campfires permitted in a designated area when restrictions aren't in place. You can purchase firewood from us (see Extras). We prefer you to bring your own water, emergency supply can be arranged (we are on tank water). Patchy mobile reception.
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AU$25
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Sunrise Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Captain Creek, QLD
The property is quiet and peaceful. Full of natural Australian wildlife. There is a mountain to walk up and admire the views. Fantastic night sky views. Admire the stars, planets and milky way. Located 15 minutes to the coastal beaches of Agnes Water. Less than 10 minutes to the entrance of the Eurimbula National Park. Room for parking your boat, caravan, RV or just pitch a tent and enjoy nature at its finest.
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Mountainous 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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