Camping near Mackay with swimming

Spot the elusive platypus and other wildlife while camping near Queensland's "sugar city.

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12 top campgrounds near Mackay with swimming

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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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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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AU$25
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Cattle Camp, Sarina, QLD

20 sites · RVs, Tents360 acres · Sarina, QLD
Cattle Camp, Sarina is a 360 acre working cattle property with ample creek side camps, various bird and wild life with a peaceful family setting. We are also pet friendly and can cater to almost any camping set up. Please feel free to ring Lindsey on 0488-546-370 for any inquiries before 8pm every night.
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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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Dempseys Place

2 sites · Tents2 acres · Slade Point, QLD
Come and enjoy the space and convenience of this well maintained 2 acre gem nestled only minutes from the cbd. Sladepoint offers multiple beaches and hiking trails ,chemist , petrol station, bottle shop along with supermarket and butcher . Pick your spot to set up and make your self at home around the fire place.
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Leila Bank

4 sites · RVs, Tents110 acres · Habana, QLD
We are a working farm located in Habana. 110 acres of farm land beside the beautiful Leila Creek Habana. We have a range of farm animals here on the property. Enjoy the rural views and quiet, serene surroundings. Stroll up to the dam past all the farm animals. You can also enjoy a swim in the creek or dam. Forget something? We are only 15 minuted back to town. Have a horse? Bring it as well. We are pet friendly. Enjoy your fire at night while listening to the sound of running creek at your campsite. Fireplaces and firewood available. Bring your fishing gear along as the waterhole is stocked with barramundi if you are into fishing. Septic toilet and tapped bore water available.
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AU$29
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Jarravale Farm Stay

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents19 acres · Marian, QLD
Jarravale farm stay is located in the picturesque pioneer valley amongst the peace and tranquillity of sugar cane fields. No Check ins after 6.00 PM will be accepted, so plan your trip to arrive before 6.00pm. Book in officer will be gone home for the day. No Check ins before 2pm Please, We do guided Tours of the Animal farm . So for safety reason we not want campers parking their van before the families leave. So Please don't ask Josie for an early check in to jeopardize safety of these families. Council permit restriction 3 day stay Maximums. Check out 10am. If your want to visit the animal farm Closed in shoes Please . this is an Insurance requirement. Set amongst the peace and quiet of the cane fields, Jarravale offers mountain views, beautiful sunsets and that fantastic country feeling. Jarravale offers free access to the miniature animal farm for Hipcampers. Jarravale has a wide range of aviary birds and farm animals for children and animal lovers to enjoy. You are welcome to help Josie with the daily running of the farm, all you have to do is ask her. We are perfectly situated if you want to explore the Mackay region and what the Pioneer Valley has to offer. Come and watch Platypus and turtles play in the billabong. No fires allowed at all, not even for cooking, except in winter. Fire pits will be provided, in winter, not individual fires allowed. We have fire pits to keep you warm on the cool winter nights as you sit around and share your travel stories. Sit back in tranquility as you watch the platypus, turtles and wild life gather in and around the billabong as the sun sets. It's a great way to finish the day. We also offer indoor accommodation for those who prefer all the mod cons. There are toilets and hot showers for campers, and access to the laundry. We have potable water hookups at most camp sites and we also offer four powered sites. You can use one of the two camp kitchens to cook your meals and use the picnic table for meals. Power is available at one of the camp kitchens to recharge your phones and appliances.
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Valley View Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Finch Hatton, QLD
Valley View Camping is a 10-acre property, bordered by the magical Eungella National Park. Our place makes a great base to explore the remarkable Finch Hatton Gorge and its many waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulders. We have two large, flat, grassed paddocks with sweeping mountain views. We offer up to six campsites, all accessible for any type of vehicle, and you choose where you want to pitch/park on arrival. Both paddocks have easy access to flushing toilets and hot showers. However, the lower paddock has our playground and undercover areas. Your own pets are welcome, we just ask you to please pick up after them. Campfires are permitted only if you have your own firepit, brazier or similar and you bring your own firewood. We welcome campers here to enjoy our stunning and peaceful corner of the world, so no loud music please and generators off between the hours of 10pm - 8am.
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AU$22
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Platypus Bush Camp

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Finch Hatton, QLD
The Platypus Bush Camp is nestled within the enchanting lowland palm-rivine rainforest of Finch Hatton Gorge. The stunning creek that meanders through the property provides fantastic swimming spots. The property boasts modern amenities such as flush toilets, stunning rainforest showers, inviting picnic and dining spots, a fully equipped kitchen, and a charming dining hut, all set amidst the lush natural beauty of the rainforest and crystal clear creeks. Accomodation options include:
 - 10 unpowered sites available which suit a variety of set ups - please refer to each site description for specific site size and RV details. - 6 unpowered tent sites in a common grassed area - no vehicles are permitted on the grassed area. - 2 huts with provided bedding. Pets are welcome - as long as they are well behaved and owners clean up after them. There is a central fire pit for use. The property is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley just outside Mackay, Queensland. It's conveniently located 2 kilometres from the breathtaking Finch Hatton Gorge in the Eungella National Park. Just 1 hour drive from Mackay and 2 hours from Airlie Beach.

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Ups n Downs, Bushland with Lagoon

11 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · Mackay, QLD
Enjoy a hobby farm experience whilst camping amongst beautiful bushland of shady trees or overlooking a lagoon. Peace and quiet is guaranteed on this 56 acre property located only 15 minutes to Mackay. Enjoy a bush walk on the property or take a 2 minute walk to river where you can try your luck catching a fish or two. (No fishing allowed in property lagoon as its for swimming and paddling etc). Our property has horses and cattle, creating many photo opportunities as they like to socialise with visitors across the fence. You will need to be a self-contained camper who brings their own camping toilet/shower. Potable water is available on property if you're running low. Bring your own fire pit its lovely to enjoy a fire and quiet drink relaxing. Don't feel like cooking? That's ok because you can take a 5-minute drive to the local watering hole, the General Gordon Hotel for a meal and beverage. This property is a great base to explore the tourist attractions around Mackay, Sarina and Pioneer Vally and the Whitsunday Islands. Various locations on property for you to choose from. Lagoon front amongst the paperbarks, lagoon side view which requires 4WD access for slight hill to access view. Once up top plenty of flat land to choose from.
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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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Paradise in the Pocket

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Mount Charlton, QLD
Our property is a 7 acre property split into 2. Across the road is your very own 2 acres next to the creek. On the 2 acres is an old lychee orchard, a yoga pad, fire pit, creek access, and our veggie garden. Up the road is the strawberry farm, banana farm, and access to the amazing Helen’s Ck waterhole. Pitch your tent under the yoga pad while you listen to the creek. Enjoy the fire pit while you watch the rapids flow by. Access the creek via 2 bush tracks. 1 will take you to the magnificent waterhole, the other to the rapids. Fairly flat but not completely level. The owner has some beautiful vegetables growing, these are available at an additional fee. The pumpkins are amazing! Guests must be full 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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If you're looking for a camping experience near Mackay, Queensland in Australia, with a focus on swimming, Hipcamp has over 690 options available. With prices ranging from as low as $15 per night and an average price of $25 per night, there's a campsite to fit every budget. Some of the top campsites in the area,, include Hold It Flats (2379 reviews), Mushroom Valley Eco Camp (358 reviews), and Creek and Antique Camping (233 reviews). Popular facilities at these campsites include toilets, potable water, and rubbish facilities. And if you're looking for more than just swimming, popular activities in the area include surfing, paddling, and wind sports.

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