Waterside camping near Maryborough

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

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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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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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Waterside camping near Maryborough 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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