Camping near Hervey Bay

Passing Humpback whales and easy access to the world’s largest sand island from Hervey Bay.

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Burrum Shores Beachfront Campground

57 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents73 acres · Burrum Heads, QLD
Burrum Shores Campgrounds offers well maintained grassy sites with direct access to the beach. Access to the camp sites is via a dirt track. Accessible for 2wd vehicles with decent ground clearance and 4wd vehicles. We now have our toilets and showers completed and open. We can accept bookings from caravans, motorhomes, campers, camper trailers, tents, roof top tents and swags. Grey water must be captured in a grey water tank or a bucket and can be emptied onsite as advised by caretakers. ____________________________________________________________________________ Campfires are welcome in a raised fire pit, either bring your own or use one of our communal campfire areas. Firewood and kindling is available for purchase on arrival. You will have access to our town water drinking taps to fill your water tanks and we also have a dump point on the property. All sites are pet friendly on application. We ask that you keep your dogs on leash all of the time. Our only rules are that you respect the property and other guests and no generators. We look forward to welcoming you to our special spot.
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Beach Front Ranch Hervey Bay

6 sites · RVs1000 acres · Hervey Bay, QLD
A very unique property being a working cattle farm right on the beach in picturesque Hervey Bay. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and long walks along the very quiet (almost private at times) beach. Great spot for swimming, fishing or kayaking for those more active campers. The perfect place to unwind, just soak up the peace and relax. We are conveniently located with Woolworths and the main streets of town just a few kilometers away. Our sites are generous in size and spaced approximately 50 meters apart. We accommodate only caravans and 4wds that are fully self sufficient (must have own toilet) and off grid. There is one strict rule for all guests staying and that is absolutely no driving through the paddocks after sunset and before sunrise - sorry but no exceptions. We are a working farm and our animals enjoy the peace and quiet of their home, as we hope you do. 😊 Check in - 12pm till sunset. (must be on-site by sunset) Check out - 11am Firewood and fresh free range eggs available for purchase.
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Peaceful Riverside Camping

12 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Howard, QLD
If you are looking for a peaceful escape then come and experience our 60 acres of beautiful riverfront bliss. Bring your paddle boards, boats, kayaks and bikes to enjoy all the area has to offer. We have a private pontoon for you to enjoy.   The property also has lovely walking tracks to explore and fire pits guests are welcome to use.Howard township only 3 km away and we are just 35 minutes from Hervey Bay. Our other property is only a short walk away so we will be able to help with anything if you need it. All guests must be self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Leave no trace. We do have a few cows so dogs to be on a leash at night and please don’t let them chase the cows.Fire pits available to use, collect your own fire wood.
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Caravan & Camping Woodgate

50 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Woodgate, QLD
Come and relax at Caravan & Camping in Queensland - a hidden Woodgate gem where you can enjoy the glistening water of the Burrum River as you fish or swim or just laze on the sandy river shore. For some water sports adventure, launch your boat or jetski from the nearby jetty at Walker's Point or discover all that nature has to offer with breathtaking hiking trails following the river's bend or through Burrum Coast National Park. This campsite has access to drinking water, toilets and showers. Visit our website for powered sites. Set up camp amongst the abundant tree life with ample space to choose from. Enjoy the uninterrupted starry night sky and forget about your worries as you take in the serenity of the waves washing ashore and serenading crickets. Enjoy the crackling of the campfire during dinner. Rediscover the wonder of waking up with birdsong and the tranquility of nature. Pets welcome.
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Colonial Village Resort

8 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Hervey Bay, QLD
** Please note a $20.00 key deposit will need to be charged via credit card prior to arrival and will be refunded within 24 hours of key return. You will need to make contact with us to arrange this payment 24 hours BEFORE arrival - otherwise a key will not be left out for you.** Set amongst 8 acres of tropical gardens just 50 metres from the waterfront, Colonial Village Resort, boasts an outdoor pool, a spa. The cafes, entertainment and galleries of Boat Harbour Marina are located just 300 metres away. Colonial Village Cabins is just 100 metres from Hervey Bay Esplanade and 5 minutes' drive from the Fraser Coast Airport. It is a 10-minute walk from Urangan Central Shopping Centre. Guests will have full use of toilet and shower amenities, camp kitchen and swimming pool. No dump point on site. Pet friendly - 50 metres to nearest dog beach. Sorry, no campfires. Key will be supplied for the communal kitchen and bathrooms. ** Please note a $20.00 key deposit will be charged via credit card prior to arrival and will be refunded within 24 hours of key return. You will need to make contact with us to arrange this payment 24 hours BEFORE arrival - otherwise a key will not be left out for you.
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Buxton Bush Camp

16 sites · RVs, Tents650 acres · Buxton, QLD
A 650 acre grazing and cattle breeding property flanked by the Isis River on two sides. Located upstream from Burrum Heads and Walkers Point, boating enthusiasts can explore the river system easily and the area is known as having some of the best fishing, prawning and crabbing waterways in the south east QLD. Good access for all types of vehicles, Buxton is a small fishing town situated on the banks of the Burrum River at the southern end of the Isis Shire. It's about 20 kilometres off the Bruce Highway and upstream from Burrum Heads and Walkers Point. There is a general store, picnic facilities and boat ramp. Buxton offers a relaxed lifestyle with pleasant surroundings. Boat enthusiasts are able to explore four river systems from this village. Dog friendly (refer rules please!). Toilet available for guests to use.
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Susan River Homestead

25 sites · RVs, Tents1660 acres · Susan River, QLD
Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort was established in 1978 & over the past 39 years has concentrated on giving tourists an experience to remember for all the right reasons, this family owned friendly Resort also holds Weddings, Conferences & outdoor horsemanship spectaculars. Over the past 2 years we have found that many of our wonderful long term clients have turned to camping, caravanning & RV’s & many have requested to stay, so to bring them back to the Homestead we have established facilities that will cater to their needs. The Resort offers horse riding which is recognised as outstanding by our many return clients & horse lovers worldwide. Enjoy water sports on the resorts own 17 acre lake or use the tennis courts, swimming pool, in-ground trampoline & BBQ area. On the property but operated by other entities is a High Low Ropes Courses, Abseiling Tower & Paint Ball Facilities, Susan River Homestead is an adventure lover’s dream. Camping , Caravans & RV sites are available at Susan River Homestead all year round, limited powered sites are available.
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Woodgate Beach Hotel Motel Caravan

20 sites · RVs3 acres · Woodgate, QLD
Property is a unique location directly across the road from one of the best beaches in Queensland. Plenty of space, large, powered sites providing perfect spot for water and beach activities. Whatever your preferred water sports may be - come along and see what all the fuss is about. Meet you at the gate.
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Critter Creek Campground

8 sites · RVs52 acres · Toogoom, QLD
Welcome to our pet-friendly getaway where you can enjoy open fires with plenty of timber available. We are just minutes away from Toogoom Beach, offering boat ramps, bushwalking trails, and scenic bike paths. Nature enthusiasts will delight in the abundant wildlife, including kangaroos and a variety of birds. If you're looking for more adventure, it's only a short 15-minute drive to Hervey Bay, where you can explore the wonders of Fraser Island or indulge in some fishing at Beelbi Creek. For a change of pace, head 15 minutes in the opposite direction to Burrum Heads and visit the local RSL club. With its serene setting and proximity to various attractions, our retreat is the perfect destination for a relaxing and adventurous escape. Bring your furry friends along, and let the outdoor exploration begin!
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Paperbark Camp & Farm Stay

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Booral, QLD
Bring your home on wheels and park up amongst the Paperbark trees and enjoy a relaxing and fun stay on our 5 acre hobby farm. Cost is $25 for two people, add $5 for one adult/child and $35 for a group/family. (Even if you have more than two children please only add two when you book) (***PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN TOILET***) Our property is located on River Heads Road which takes you to the barge to the largest sand island in the world, K’Gari Fraser Island. Paperbark Camp and Farm Stay is a perfect pit stop on your way to and from the Island or for a getaway from city life. The campground is located close to the road so you will hear passing cars traveling to and from River Heads. You choose where you’d like camp. We have a large communal campfire ring set up, sticks from the paddock can be collected as kindling and firewood. Additional fire wood can be purchased and portable fire pits can also be requested for your own private fire at your site. Paperbark Camp and Farm Stay offers our guests the opportunity to pat and feed our animals during the farm walk and take a stroll thru our food forest and gardens upon request. You are also welcome to explore the camp area with our dam and lovely bush surrounds where you will find hidden treasures amongst the trees, a windmill and a high tree swing. On our little farm, we have lots of quirky chickens (who lay the most delicious eggs), our beautiful horses, pet dogs, sheep and miniature goats! Purchase local and fresh produce from 'The Hut' which is our located in the centre of our camp ground. You are only a very short drive from shops, beaches and attractions. The following shops are only 5kms away-Foodworks, Chemist Warehouse, Dentist ,Dr Surgery, Airport, BP Petrol Station, Bottle-Shop, Hairdressers. T Take a very short walk to the Pir'ri Reserve Walking Track where you can do a spot of bird watching or simply enjoy a stroll on the rustic bush tracks. Beautiful calm swimming beaches are only a 9km drive away. You may also like to visit our huge pier at Urangan, or take a walk along the bike path which stretches 17kms along the waterfront. You will also find a shopping centre with Woolworths in this area and other specialty shops (post office and retail). Plenty of takeaway available- KFC, McDonalds, Golden Chicken, River Heads Cafe for breakfast and lunch daily and pizza three nights a week and restaurants in the vicinity. River Heads where K’Gari Fraser Island barge leaves from is 7.5km from our camp and you are welcome to leave your vehicles parked up for a small fee. Families are very welcome however children must be fully supervised at all times as we do have a dam on the property. We do hope to meet you soon.
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Burgowan Mine 11

20 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Pacific Haven, QLD
Located at Howard near Hervey Bay QLD Australia we have a 40 acre property on the Burrum River. Camping is available on the property with access for motor homes and caravans. Enjoy peace and quiet with fishing and an abundance of bird life and occasional wildlife including Kangaroos, Echidnas, Turkeys and LizardsEnjoy natural bush land up the back of the property as you have a morning or afternoon stroll or even take the dogs for a walk. Located near the town of Howard that includes a Pub (great food), a local IGA store, bakery (awesome sandwiches, pies and cakes), the butcher with an awesome selection and also a takeaway and small cafe. Also a short drive away is Torbanlea with another Pub (and great food) and Burrum heads leading onto the ocean with new boat ramp, large pub, cafe, and another store.Half an hour away is also Hervey Bay with all larger stores and retailers. For any further information please don’t hesitate to send us a message.
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Rosgrow Farm Camping

3 sites · RVs5 acres · QLD
Rosgrow Farm offers secluded campsites set on a large tidal creek. There are plenty of trees and shelter. The creek offers fishing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, boating and swimming. Fire pits and picnic areas make the sites perfect for evening relaxation with bird life and jumping fish. Campers must be self-contained with their own toilet and shower and need to remove their rubbish. Particularly suitable for RVs and caravans with own toilet.
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Camping near Hervey Bay guide

Overview

Hervey Bay (pronounced Harvey) is best known as the gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island (K’gari), less than an hour’s ferry ride away. It’s also one of Australia’s most popular whale-watching destinations, for the passing parade of Humpback whales that visit annually. Campers can find all they need in equipment and supplies in the town, and then choose between big-name commercial camping and caravan parks and smaller, non-commercial camping grounds around the Fraser Coast. Some of the best are in Wongai State Forest, where you can camp near picturesque waterholes. Kayaking and canoeing is popular, and there are easy walking trails.

Fraser Island (K’gari)

The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island (K’gari) is popular with campers, hikers and fishermen, but can only be accessed by 4WD vehicle or on foot. Sandy tracks criss-cross the island. As well as beach camping, there are protected camping sites behind fences to keep out wild dingos, recommended for families with children under 14. Don’t-miss spots include the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the lush rainforest of Central Station.

Bundaberg

About 90 minutes’ drive north is the sugar milling town of Bundaberg, where nature lovers flock in summer to witness the turtle nesting season at the largest rookery in the Southern Hemisphere, on the beach at Mon Repos. Bush and coastal camping spots abound, a mix of commercial operations and council-run campgrounds. One of these is Norval Park Campground, close to the ocean but with no facilities, open to tents and trailers only (a permit is needed).

Lady Elliot Island

Glamping is the only camping option on Lady Elliot, one of the Great Barrier Reef’s most remote inhabited islands. Access to the island is by air only, booked through Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, from Hervey Bay or Bundaberg. Tents are close to the lagoon and each has a deck where you can watch nesting seabirds and turtles (in season). Less expensive cabin accommodation is available. The highlights are snorkelling off the beach, 20 dive sites, and Manta Ray (best in winter).

When to go

Book well ahead at any time of year, especially for camping on Fraser Island. During whale-watching season (August to October), the region is busy. The best weather is in Spring (September to November), when there is little rain and the summer humidity hasn’t kicked in yet.

Know before you go

  • Allow at least three days to explore Fraser Island.
  • On Fraser Island, it is illegal to feed or interact with dingos (wild dogs), which have been responsible for fatal attacks on visitors. Heavy fines apply.  
  • Whale watching season in Hervey Bay runs from August to October.
  • Camping permits are required for all Queensland National Parks, forests and reserves and must be booked online and paid for before arrival.

Nearby attractions

Visit Double Island Point for excellent ocean views from the iconic lighthouse.

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