Lakeside camping near Maryborough with fishing

Discover history and heritage in this storybook town—the home of Mary Poppins.

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12 top lakeside campgrounds near Maryborough with fishing

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Hidden Camp Pie Creek

62 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · QLD
Away from everything, close to most things. and has won and award for Runners up for best hipcamps for HipCamp Australia 2023 Our 6.5 acre property has an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna along with lots of wildlife and birds. It is the perfect destination to forget life's worries and relax in a beautiful natural environment. We are happy for you to enjoy riding push bikes on the property and to enjoy music around your campsite. Bring your kids, dogs, push bikes, or even a canoe and get back to nature! Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided and there is plenty of firewood available. Please ensure there are no restrictions in place before lighting a fire. There is a basic camp kitchen, toilet's, camp shower and a bar setup down near the dam for your use, complete with lights, weber BBQ, microwave, 2 hot plates, a toaster, sandwich press and fridge/freezer. You can also hire out the entire property just for your group or special occasion - please see entire property listing. ALL ARRIVAL INFO AND GATE PIN CODES GET SENT TO YOUR HIPCAMP ACCOUNT 48HOURS PROIR TO CHECKIN - Please have this handy on checkin and Please don't ring us at 10pm asking for this information. We also have a mini camp shop on site that's also stocked with the hire items you will notice in the extras section(on the hipcamp app) and there are also many more items you may forget like frozen bread, milk and even ice also including but not limited to (depending on availability) - * Barista made coffees (by prior booking) * Ham & Cheese croissants (by prior booking) * Chopped Fire wood (Delivered to your camp) * Smoker Rental * Solar Panel Rental * Water Drum Rental * Camp toilet Rental *Generator Hire *Table Hire *Battery Hire *12v Fridge/freezer hire If you are requiring any of the above you can pay us in cash or you can check out these most of these options on the hipcamp app or give us a call or text to arrange. There is power down at the dam and please take your rubbish with you on departure and clean up after yourselves. Although most of all we want you to have a great time! We are 10 minutes from Gympie, 2 hours from Brisbane and an hour to the Sunshine Coast or Hervey Bay.
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Dam Crazy Camping

19 sites · RVs, Tents624 acres · Golden Fleece, QLD
Dam Crazy? You would have to be to bypass over 620 acres of scenic bushland off the beaten track for your next camping getaway or stopover on your way on the Bruce Highway. An abundance of birdlife with over 135 different species found so far including a Powerful Owl. A magnificent 400 megalitre dam that now forms part of the natural landscape of this unique property. A hidden gem in the Wide Bay/Fraser Coast area of Queensland where relaxation, peace and privacy are unavoidable as are the sunsets and shooting stars in the clear skies above. We are 20 minutes from the quaint Childers Township and 50 minutes from Bundaberg. The property is totally private and caravans cannot been seen from the road, the owners live on the property and only booked guests are to enter the property offering security and peace of mind. Whether you want to bird watch, kayak, fish (catch and release only), hike or ride one of the many trails or sit, relax and read your favourite book, we promise a warm welcome; from the wildlife and the proprietors Miranda, Brendon and Esa the dog. Dam Crazy is also pet friendly, dogs must be cleaned up after and may be walked off leash on the walking trails (please be mindful of other campers, farm animals and wildlife), they may also swim in the dam but must be contained or kept on leash in the campsite areas. The dam is very deep and could have snags washed down in floods, so we suggest children wear life jackets, and MUST be supervised by adults at all times around the water. Numbers are limited to ensure you have plenty of space and privacy! Campers must take all waste with them. Very good cellphone reception
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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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Noosa Everglades Reatreat/Camping

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Cooroibah, QLD
Nestled within the Cooloola region within of the Great Sandy National Park, the Noosa Everglades is a spectacular network of pristine waterways and wetlands connecting the Northern Noosa River onto the Sunshine Property. Our property is along side the Noosa River and we are one of only two private owned property's within the Cooloola region. With Kayaking, Camping, Walking tracks and alot more to do! We are home to 1 out of 2 everglades in the whole world!! Noosa Everglades Eco Retreat was founded by Peter and Deborah Gilbert, they stumbled across the property nestled in the Coolola National Park in 1993 and have shared this special location with family and friends over the years. In 2022 they have decided to share the unique property with guest from all around the world. Come and experience The Noosa Everglades, one of only two everglades systems on Earth, is a world of water, wilderness and wonder in the upper reaches of the Noosa River.
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Rosehill Farmstay

18 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Glen Echo, QLD
Nestled in the quiet beauty of Glen Echo, "Rosehill" has been a cherished part of the Ross Family since 1958. Tucked away along the picturesque Munna Creek, our farmstay is a tranquil escape just 40 minutes south of Maryborough, 35mins north of Gympie and a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Brisbane. Finding us is easy - from Tiaro/Gympie via the Woolooga/Bauple road, just 5 minutes off into Glen Echo. At "Rosehill," we offer a variety of camping experiences, from semi-private campsites with or without amenities to fully equipped front fold campers available for hire. Bring your pushbikes or horses and explore the closest National Trail (section 5) from your base at "Rosehill". Whether you're seeking solitude or planning a group event, we have options to suit your needs. Looking for a unique venue for your special day? Consider "Rosehill" for a fully catered farm wedding experience or reserve one of our locations for complete privacy. Our farm is not just a getaway; it's a sustainable oasis. Powered by solar energy, we proudly operate as a fully standalone powered farm. Our commitment to sustainability extends to our agricultural practices - we utilize solar energy to pump water for our livestock and irrigate our pastures. Speaking of livestock, "Rosehill" is also home to RottyHill rottweilers, where we've been successfully breeding natural-born bobtail and tailed dogs for over 18 years. Discover the hidden gem of "Rosehill" amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life. For camper hire or event information, reach out to us via our website at www.rosehillfarmstay.com.au. We can't wait to welcome you to our slice of paradise!
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Mary River Farmstay

12 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Gundiah, QLD
Spacious camping for 9 SELF-CONTAINED RV's ONLY, no tents, sorry. Our property is a 100 hectare cattle farm with 1 km of river frontage. Fire pits and firewood is located in camping areas, FREE! This a great spot to KAYAK and wet your line with bass, saratoga, sooty grunter and lots of catfish! Platypus inhabit the river too, so bring your camera. Biking and bush walking are popular with guests. Please note that the river bank is quite steep. We recently had 2 access tracks constructed to the river for easier KAYAK launching. We are pet friendly and welcome SELF-CONTAINED RV campers only (council regulations). Our wetland has lots of bird life with quite a few raising young. The property is located 50 minutes from Gympie and Maryborough Camping for SELF-CONTAINED RV's only, no tents, sorry you can see more of us on facebook : Mary River Farmstay Air B and B https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063864701406
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Kingfisher 1

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · River Heads, QLD
Located on a quiet street, this perfect 4,000m2 block has views of the Great Sandy Straights across to Fraser Island. With 40m of water frontage. There is also a double garage and a dam. It is also just a short drive to the River Heads shopping village which hosts a variety of shops for your necessities. Within a 10 to 15 minute drive is the Airport, Beaches, Marina, Shopping Centre and Schools. Also just minutes up the road is the local boat ramp and barge landing for people wanting to go to King Fisher Resort, Fraser Island. Great camping spot.
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Gundy Pub

22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Gundiah, QLD
Gday, and thanks for stopping by Gundy Pub!Located at the Gundy Pub you will find a number of campsite, cabin and room options available. The cabins have ensuite facilities and we have 3 rooms available in the pub which all have a queen bed and a single bed. All rooms have a TV and air conditioning. Shared bathroom facilities available nearby. You are welcome to use the BBQ facilities located within the caravan park as well. We have a nearby billabong which has plenty of fish and turtles. Enjoy a meal at the nearby Gundy Pub or explore the surrounding area. Bauple Mountain is 5km away which is a great spot for walking and hiking. Mary River is down the road 4km and a great spot for fishing. The national trail runs along the river and is a great spot for walks or bike rides. We have a number of horse riding camps in the nearby area as well.We have fire drums available and well behaved pets are welcome. Firewood available at an additional cost or BYO.We look forward to seeing you.
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Howard Bush Town Camp

9 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · Howard, QLD
The property is situated in the historic and friendly township of Howard on 56 acres of land. Is it nature at its best, yet so close to town and 500 meters from Bruce Highway. Spend your days at the beach, fishing or doing beautiful bush walks in the area. There is plenty to see and do here with Hervey Bay and Fraser Island close by as well. Campers are required to be self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and take all waste with them on departure. We do have town water available from a tap near the main house. We have a dirt track that runs around the property, 2 dams and plenty of fallen timber you are welcome to use for firewood. All you need and more is within 1km and it is just a short walk to the pub. Only 5 minutes to Burrum River, where you can launch your boat catch crabs, prawns, and plenty of fish. Only 18 minutes to Burrum Heads and Toogoom beautiful beaches. Buttler/curry chef can be arranged for $100 a day.
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Bopple Nut Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Talegalla Weir, QLD
Bopple Nut Farm is a small family farm specializing in Beef, Bees and Trees. We are a newly established Macadamia orchard with Honey Bees and the occasional friendly cow. Come and visit us and stay on one of our self-contained sites. Out of view from others and with tranquil, scenic, bushland settings. Each site provides you with space to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of life.
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Waterbird Paradise

1 site · RV2 acres · East Deep Creek, QLD
(APPOLOGIES PROPERTY FOR SALE so no bookings) Relax under large shady trees by two magnificent damed water ways, green lawn underfoot, level, cleared, comfortable. Two acres of semi rural greenery, a great stop over break or a place to drop the van and tour the local scenery and attractions. Enjoy the natural ambience with an incredible array of Australian water birds and wildlife including kangaroos, Wallabies, Plumed Whistler Ducks, Water Dragons, Kookaburras, Spoonbills, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Parakeets, Purple Swamp Hens, Finches, and many other species of native fauna and flora. Quiet at night only crickets chirping and frogs croaking. Moonlight and stars above, a cosy fire, the milky way, deep red sunsets, breezy days. Only 40 mins to Noosa and Rainbow Beach, 5 mins to Mother Mountain Waterfall pools and the magnificent Mary river walk perfect for Kayaking or strolls and picnics.
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Lakeside

1 site · RV, Tent150 acres · Lakeside, QLD
Our property has a mix of open flat grassed areas surrounded by gum trees. Lakeside is a large, naturally occurring waterhole where you can fish, kayak and swim. Beside the water's edge you may see cattle and horses roaming freely in area. There is plenty of wildlife in trees. This campsite suits self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water supply. Woowoonga National Park and Wongi National Park are located close by, which are home to various wildlife including little red flying foxes, yellow-bellied gliders, sugar gliders, bandicoots, pademelons and wallabies. Wongi is also well known for its wetlands and waterholes. Dogs welcome.
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Lakeside camping near Maryborough with fishing guide

Overview

Fans of Mary Poppins will want to add Maryborough to their itinerary—this Fraser Coast town was the birthplace of author P.L. Travers. Dive into history at the Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum and Maryborough Heritage Centre, picnic by the riverside in Queens Park, then get out of town for camping near Maryborough, too. Pitch your tent along the Mary River, park your campervan at bush campsites, or head to the coast for beachside camping.

Where to go

Fraser Coast

Maryborough is the gateway to the Fraser Coast, where you can take your pick of sandy beaches and island getaways. Cruise out to Fraser Island to enjoy 4WD beach drives, bushwalks, and beachside camping, or head to the whale-watching capital of Hervey Bay

Capricorn Coast 

North of Hervey Bay, the bohemian beach town of Bundaberg is famous for its sea turtles, seafood restaurants, and Bundaberg Rum factory. Check into a beachside holiday park, set sail on a cruise around the Southern Great Barrier Reef, or continue along the coast to Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.

Sunshine Coast

The golden shores of the Sunshine Coast lie just south of Maryborough. Zip along the beaches of the Great Sandy National Park in a 4WD, then camp out by the beachside, or head to neighboring Noosa Heads for a surf lesson. Further south, popular attractions include the Eumundi Markets and Australia Zoo, and a hike around the Glass House Mountains is a must.

When to go

Maryborough’s mild climate makes it a year-round destination, but the biggest crowds come in July for the annual Mary Poppins festival—book your campsite well in advance if visiting at this time. July through October is the time for whale-watching along the Fraser Coast, but coastal towns are busiest in summer (December through February).

Know before you go

  • The Fraser Coast has good public transport links, but having your own transport is useful for exploring the coast and national parks.
  • Maryborough has several shops where you can pick up camping gear and stock up on supplies before heading out to the islands.
  • Fire bans are common in Queensland during summer and dry periods, so check local recommendations before lighting a campfire.

Nearby attractions

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

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