Camping near Maryborough with horseback riding

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

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River Run Farm Camping

42 sites · RVs, Tents84 acres · Antigua, QLD
River Run Farm Camping is situated on the banks of the beautiful Mary River within the spectacular Fraser Coast region. The historic Maryborough town centre and the quaint village of Tiaro is right on our doorstep for anything you may have left behind or if you just feel like a country pub meal and a cold beer. We offer large grassy mowed sites both powered and unpowered, river front and tree shaded areas with some having their own fire pits. Fully equipped large camp kitchen with microwave, television, fridge, dart board, BBQ, communal firepit and power points to charge your devices and a Playground for the Kids. We offer the best hot showers with beautifully clean toilets; our amenities even contain a washing machine and a kid’s bathroom with a claw foot bath. A Dump point is located at the front of our property. River Run offers: farm animals, swimming, excellent fresh water Fishing (Bass, Barra, yellow belly, prawn and silver perch), boat ramp, bike track and kayaking River run has an amazing variety of bird life due to the large body of fresh water and pristine habitat creating a great environment for spotting native animals including wallabies, achidnia and platypus, which have been sighted at the boat ramp. We are pet friendly too as long as your animals remain on a leash and are under full supervision at all times. River Run is only a short drive away from lots of great experiences, Markets, Mural trail, horse riding, adventure activities, history, museums, Festivals, art and culture that are sure to inspire. Book a horse riding adventure with Hucknall Horses only 10mins away or drive on up to Hervey Bay and go whale watching or day trip to the incredible Fraser Island or Rainbow Beach. 4wd in one of the many local forestry areas and see the brumby herds. Just so much to see and do.
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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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Gootchie Creek Escape

120 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Gootchie, QLD
We have a beautiful 600 acre cattle property with plenty of room to spread out where other campers are nowhere in sight. Here you will find that the serenity meets the bush. We have beautiful flat grassy sites situated on Gootchie Creek, and around our very large spring fed billabongs that never dry up. Come and enjoy the green flat grassy sites along the creek, you may even see the resident platypus.Enjoy some wildlife watching and escape from the city. Bring your hammock and gaze at cloud shapes.Camp fires permitted and bring along your pet too. We are located 45kms north of Gympie. In town you will find all the shops, fuel and supplies for your camping trip.A dump point has now been installed on our property for your convenience.
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Hidden Camp Pie Creek

62 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · QLD
(As of the end of August 2023 you will need to become a member of our club to book a site here, it's 100% free, and is very easy! Becoming a member has many benefits sign up on our Hidden Camp website of follow our facebook page for updates) 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. 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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Big Rocks Bush Retreat

53 sites · RVs, Tents700 acres · Golden Fleece, QLD
Bringing you a place where you can escape, relax, disconnect from your day to day life and reconnect with nature. The tranquil and beautiful bush covered property is nestled on 700 acres, backing directly onto the Woowoonga national park near, Childers Qld.  The Big Rocks Bush Retreat is situated on the foot hills of rugged, mountainous terrain that creates a picturesque spot for camping, biking, horse riding, bush walking and hiking in a diverse and stunning landscape. With a majority of remnant bush land, it’s a naturalists wonderland with a number of native flora and fauna found in few parts of Australia. The facilities on the property are ever evolving and offer; • large fenced area • large communal fire pit • small camp kitchen • two toilets • covered areas • pool table • book and toy library • small hobby farm with friendly goats and chickens • large horse yards • two dams (great for cooling off) Please note that a 4WD and off-road camper are recommended If you are wishing to access our more remote camp sites on the property.  Nearby hamlets of Childers, Biggenden and Apple Tree Creek have a unique combination of history, culture, food, wine and art in a relaxing atmosphere of country life.  The retreat caters to families, groups, travellers and holiday makers alike. Big Rocks Bush Retreat is too beautiful not to share, you will not be disappointed
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RUSTIC RETREAT

7 sites · RVs84 acres · Maryborough, QLD
Our property is situated on the banks of the great sandy strait just 400m from the Tuan Boat ramp with access to Fraser Island by boat or kayak. We are surrounded by State forests and wetland. There is a dam on the property for swimming and playing. 400m walk to the Tuan beach and boat ramp, exit via the main gate entrance. The forshore has a park, BBQ area and picnic tables as well as garbage disposal. There is plenty of space with-in the property and surrounding forests for mountain biking, motor-biking and walking. 3km down the road in Boonooroo you will find a large park with tennis court and public BBQ's. The bowls club and Golf Club are just 3km away. This site is suitable for caravans, RV's, camper trailers. There is no toilet facility on the property. We are VERY dog friendly and can be off lead as long as the dogs are friendly towards people and other dogs and don'y try and bite our horses which roam freely. We also have other peoples horses agisting in paddocks on the property. (Please don't feed them as their owners have requested this) You can feed our horses apples and carrots. Activities you can do include boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing, crabbing, walking, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching, kangaroo spotting, playing in the parks, beach tennis, mountain biking, hiking etc. Camp sites are far from the main house and other sites so you can have camp fires and play music, use generators without worry of disturbing the neighbours. We have a tap/ hosepipe at the horse stables as you drive in on nexto the main house where you can fill up water canisters but might be easier to bring your own water. Text before hand to organise so we can show you where the fresh water tap is found. Campers will need to be self contained (rubbish and toilets) and please leave your campsite the way you found it. Don't leave toilet paper or rubbish in fire pits please. Enter / Exit the main gate by pushing the code into the key pad. (Given on booking) Gate closes after 20 seconds once it is fully open so be quick. NOTE: ***During Summer months - November, December, January and February there are midgees (sandflies) at dusk and dawn and we do recommend midgee screening or spraying the mesh on your caravan windows as the standard mozzie mesh will not keep them out. Bring coils, a fan as they hate any breeze, bug spray and long sleeved pants and tops to wear in the evenings from about 5pm-7pm. After it is dark they die down!*** ***4X4's are recommended if you don't stay along the fence line as it can get muddy if there has been lots of rain. If you stay along the fence line you will be fine as the roads are compact and hard and the camp sites along this fence are higher up, they are marked with Fire Pits so camp here if you want to stay dry and get a good breeze.*** We hope you enjoy the peace and quiet out here. If you need anything please message me on HIPCAMP messages or text or call me : 0487047270 (9am -5pm) Unless in an emergency.
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Moonys Camp

10 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Hervey Bay, QLD
Moonys Camp is a 40 acre farm stay campground with 10 large sites just 10 minutes drive out of Hervey Bay. We offer a camp kitchen with BBQs, with drinking water available from water tanks. Camp near the lagoon or near the campers kitchen. Upgrades: By April 2024 Camp kitchen will have a fridge, microwave and gas BBQ, water and 240v available to charge devices. The campground is suitable for caravans, motorhomes, tents and swags. We neighbor the old Urangan Pier to Maryborough train line and Vernon Conservation Park with 1,600 acres to explore by walking, cycling or horse riding, so bring your ebikes and ride all the way into town if you are keen. Dogs allowed but must remain on a leash. Campfires allowed, except during total fire bans. Please note we are still developing more facilities each week.
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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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Riverbend

19 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Gundiah, QLD
Right on the beautiful Mary River, we offer overnight camping as well as day visitor passes*. We have plenty of spacious, shady and level RV and tent sites. We are also pet friendly. Dogs have plenty of space to run and swim. Fire pits and wood provided. Private river access for swimming, fishing, gold panning/ fossicking and paddling. Riverbend is a working, historic farm from 1886. It boasts magnificent views as we are on the hilltop and the sunsets are unforgetable. Private, level sites with good shade. We are a working farm which offers a variety of free and fee based activities on site. * day visitors- includes access to farm, river and lagoon. Use of kayaks and other floaty chairs. Firepit, chopped wood and a BBQ grill. Just book a camping site and let me know you are coming for the day. 6am to 6pm. * FREE ACTIVITIES Fishing - mostly bass Swimming - in the river, rock pools, small rapids or in our big lagoon Paddling- the beautiful Mary River offers a variety of paddling experiences. Yabby catching - traps or meat on a string in the big lagoon Fossicking and panning for gold - in the Mary River and Munna Creek Homestead and farm tours Feather collecting- from our Guinea fowl and Turkey Bird watching - we have a resident pair of nesting Sea Eagles, Greater Spoonbill, huge variety of parrots and lorikeets. Black cockatoo etc. ACTIVITIES BY NEGOTIATION We can do led pony rides for kids 30 mins Horseback walking tour of property for adult beginners Trail ride off property for advanced riders HIRE - gold detector, pans, kayaks, yabbie pots, inflatable floating chairs. Bring your own horse and it can use the yards and have water provided for free - ride various close by segments of the national trail. Gallop over endless sandflats at Tuan on the Great Sandy Straights, see the brumbies on the pine forest trails. TRAIL BIKES - kids with no bigger than 50cc welcome but must ride in designated area under full parental supervision. For adults there are huge state forests next door with fantastic trails as will as the sand trails in the enormous pine forests close by. PARTY SHED - if you wish to have a bit of a party, band, get together etc we have a pretty groovy 100 year old shed for hire.
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McSweeny Haven

20 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Kilkivan, QLD
Our property is located on the site of the First Kilkivan Township and was home to a gold rush in 1868 where a 73 oz nugget was discovered. Guests will have access to a portable toilet and fire pit throughout their stay. Gold is still found in and around the creek with fossicking permitted at an extra daily rate of $25 per person. As this is private property we require that all the QLD Fossicking Act rules and regulations are followed this includes having your own permit which must be supplied before fossicking is permitted. These rules include no machinery or pump operated sluices such as high banking sluices. Detectors are welcome and some great finds have been found with them including gold and coins from the 1860’s. Large groups are welcome. There are many great shaded camping spots along the creek or a large open area of about 50 acres for larger groups. There is also a year round swimming hole fed by a solar bore on the property for anyone wanting to cool down. Kids under 12 are free but if fossicking must be covered by a permit. Pets are welcome. For any questions please ring Nev on 0448822009.
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Peppy Park, near Maryborough

4 sites · RVs, Tents280 acres · Oakhurst, QLD
70 acres including mostly native bush, to enjoy peace and quiet! Maryborough is nearby, a beautiful historical town, on the Mary River. We are only 35 mins to Hervey Bay, the gateway to Fraser Island. Lenthals lake is also only 30 mins to the north for water fun and barramundi fishing. Camp here for a pure country camping experience! 
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Hartwood

2 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Elliott Heads, QLD
Nestled just 5 minutes from the coastal town of Elliott Heads, lies Hartwood—a tranquil 120-cattle stud and mangrove wetland boasting over 48 species of wading birds. It is located under 1 km away from the beach and boat ramp at Riverview, allowing you to ride your horse to the water or go kite surfing in the river mouth. Hartwood is a great destination for nature walks or adventurous kayaking. With 9 paddocks, we can even accommodate guest horses.
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Camping near Maryborough with horseback riding 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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