Family-friendly caravan camping near Yeppoon

Beaches, caves, islands, and a tropical climate make camping near Yeppoon a year-round experience.

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Take-A-Break Bush Camp

13 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Nankin, QLD
Located between Rockhampton and Emu Park beach. 711 Thompson Point Road Nankin Our campsites are located in a rural setting with plenty of shady trees, friendly cows and mountain views close to the Fitzroy River. Relax around a campfire on a peaceful dam and listen to the kookaburras. Dip your toes into the cool water whilst sipping watching the sunset. It is 10km to the upgraded Fitzroy River/Thompson Point boat ramp and pontoon. Enjoy some excellent fishing and crabbing on the river, bird watching and bush walking up the many hills. Only 1/2 hr. drive to the beaches (Emu Park and Yeppoon), National Parks (Mt Etna Caves, Mt Archer Baga, Limestone Creek), and Rockhampton (Kershaw Gardens and Rockhampton Free Zoo). Campfires in the firepits provided on each site. (Welcomed to BYO own firepit). Pre-cut fire wood for sale on site. Pets are welcome, however the must be kept within your allocated campsite area and supervised at all time. (Dogs are not allowed to chase livestock or native animals). Quiet genset are also allowed. Definitely no boats to be backed into the dam for washing purposes. Fish cleaning and boat washing facilities at the solar bore near front entrance. Telstra mobile reception (3G & 4G). TV reception with antenna. We a setup for fully self contained camping, however there is a basic bush shower/toilet available for our campers. The dam is a pristine eco area and no soap/detergents/chemicals to used in/around it. The dam is stocked with yabbies, silver perch and bass – catch and release. Camp site caters for 2 Adults and up to 4 kids per site. Come and Take-A-Break.
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Milfarrago Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Bungundarra, QLD
Camp on our farm in the heart of the Capricorn Coast, close to the beautiful beach of Yeppoon and Farnborough. There is plenty to enjoy in the area, including bushwalks, 4WD tracks, water activities and National Parks.On the farm you can see the many animals, including horses, pigs, chickens and alpacas. Farm produce available depending on time of year.  Campfires allowed (conditions pending). Just a short drive to beaches, bush walking and 4WD tracks. There are no facilities here, campers must be self contained and leave no trace.Powered Sites2 powered sites available with 10 amp connection. TV reception not available at this location.Unpowered SitesUnpowered sites available at our family farm, open areas available. Water available at a central location but not at each site. Located 15 minutes from Yeppoon Main Beach and Farnborough Beaches. Approximately 25 minutes to Byfield.
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Ferns Hideaway Resort

25 sites · RVs, Tents42 acres · Byfield, QLD
Ferns Hideaway is a secluded unique family owned bush resort and camping/caravan park nestled beside the stunning Waterpark Creek on 42 acres of riparian rainforest in tropical Central Queensland. Ferns is located in Byfield which is an easy 30 minute drive (39 kilometres) north of Yeppoon and adjacent to the beautiful Byfield National Park and central to all the area has to offer.We have a variety of sites and accomodation options to suit all styles and budgets with more than 25 camp/van sites, 5 traditional rustic log cabins, and several onsite vans, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens and stunning natural surrounds.If it's peace and relaxation you're after, or more fun and adventure Ferns has something for everyone and boasts an array of other activities that are complementary for our guests. Spend the days lazing away by the pool, have a hit of tennis or explore the magical wilderness of Waterpark Creek in one of our canoes. The choice is yours! Our activities / amenities include: Fleet of Canadian canoes, in-ground swimming pool and spa, tennis court, beach volleyball court, ball games, kids activities, bush walking tracks, open grassed picnic areas, central camp ground, secluded camp sites, camp kitchen, camp lounge, toilets, hot showers, drinking water, licensed restaurant serving the best fresh local ingredients.Featuring an abundance of fauna and flora throughout the property, including a profusion of rare Byfield Ferns, giant paperbarks, wallabies, bandicoots, monitor lizards, water dragons and amazing birdlife, Ferns offers the perfect opportunity to relax and reconnect with nature, family and friends. With our licensed A La Carte restaurant open on Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday lunch you can have your slice of paradise and eat your cake too!
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Forest Fields Campstay

10 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Byfield, QLD
A piece of paradise Step back in time at Forest Fields Campstay (formally Byfield Campstay) to how camping used to be. Set up your camp on a peaceful and private bush location just minutes from the Byfield National Park and State Forest. This paid campground offers toilets, bucket showers and drinking water. Yes, we’re dog friendly, we love pets but please ensure your furry friends are on lead and for the comfort of others please don’t leave your pet if you go touring ( we recommend a great boarding kennels that’s only about 20mins away)!! Fires are allowed with fire wood available for purchase (or bring your own). Generators are ok, daylight hours only. The site is accessible to RVs, camper trailers, caravans and tents. A special place for tourists and locals a like. Maximum stay two weeks - Bookings Essential Forest Fields Campstay is a quiet natural bush site, a base to relax or explore local Forests and National parks and other unique attractions. FLORA and FAUNA This area is home of the Great Imperial Fruit Dove [or Wompoo Pigeon] and the unique Byfield Fern [Bowenia Serralata]. Byfield Campstay is situated on the “migratory trail”, meaning that different birds are always passing through. A wide variety of native wild life may be seen – wallabies, bandicoots, bush turkeys and reptiles. THE FARM – “MIDDLE EARTH” Originally a citrus orchard, Beth and Chris (previous owners) decided to diversify. They planted Quandong and Byfield Pine trees for timber, and we now have many varieties of fruit trees including sapotes, sapodillas, grumachumas, jaboticabas, jackfruit, avocadoes and bananas. Your hosts Shayne & Melissa Geddes look forward to welcoming you!!
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Shiralee Clydesdales and Farm Stay

14 sites · RVs, Tents26 acres · Nankin, QLD
Formally a horse spelling farm, "Prado Downs" is now home to Shiralee Clydesdale Stud. Offering both camping and a choice of a fully self contained 2 bedroom cabin or a fully self contained Winnebago accommodation, there is something for everyone.While you're here, book a horse and carriage ride (extra charge), feed the horses and pat the foals. We hope you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and between March and September we ramp it up with activities of all sorts. Campsites can be on the slightly undulating, open lawn area, where there is bore water  available.  Or down by the dry creek under the gum trees.Construction is underway to provide tank water, and a Camp Kitchen. The flushing toilets and showers are up and running!While you're here, help feed the horses or pat the foals. Collect the eggs, or have a drink around the communal camp fire. Want quiet time - each site has its own smaller fire pit!15 minutes drive to Rockhampton - Or n your way to Emu Park Beach, you can visit the Camel Farm, or the Koorana Crocodile Farm.
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Deadman's Lagoon

13 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Rockhampton, QLD
Our property is roughly 80 acres of secluded land situated on the outskirts of Rockhampton. Only a 5 minute drive to the Gracemere shopping centre, and less than 10 minutes to Rockhampton. We currently utilise part of the land to grow hay under irrigation, with plans for expansion in the future. Deadman's Lagoon is a large freshwater lagoon situated in the centre of the property. It is perfect for swimming, fishing, boating and kayaking. It is a permanent lagoon, however water levels are affected by the amount of local rainfall. Camp along the bank of the lagoon surrounded by shady gum trees. Bird life including pelicans, black swans, bustards, ducks and egrets are frequently spotted enjoying the water. Campfires are allowed as per local regulations. You will have plenty of privacy as there is no residence on the farm, and the neighbours are some distance away. You will notice us coming throughout the day to move the irrigator on the hay field, and often there is tractor work to be done. We ask that guests stay out of our paddocks and only drive on the road to and from the campground. We'll often drop in to camp to say hello, or stock up the firewood. Campers must be fully self-contained as no facilities or drinking water are available on the property. You are responsible for taking any and all rubbish with you when you leave. Dumping of toilets and human waste on the property is strictly prohibited. There is a free dump point located at Nuttall St in Rockhampton. We can accommodate for up to 6 caravans/campers at a time spread out over our campground area which is roughly 5 acres. You are welcome to set up wherever you like within our campground, whether it be along the bank of the lagoon or in the paddock. Please be respectful of others' space when deciding where to set up your camp. Dogs welcome, we just ask that you clean up after them so that the campsite remains clean for other campers to enjoy. Please ensure that you can secure your dogs if needed, as other campers may also have dogs.
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Rockhampton Waterski Club

8 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Alton Downs, QLD
On the banks of the beautiful Fitzroy River is the Rockhampton Water Ski Club.Only ten minutes drive from the Rockhampton CBD is the opportunity to access the only camping location along the fresh water side (upstream) of the Fitzroy River Barrage.This site offers full amenities, including hot water showers, flushing toilets, built in bbq's, and a camp kitchen.You can enjoy getting back to nature with the picturesque river views and enjoy the beautiful landscape or you can sit around the fire and tell some yarns with the family.Other activities that the site provides is direct access to the Fitzroy River via the clubs boat ramp, and doc, water skiing, fishing and of course you're more than welcome to bring your own canoes or kayaks.There are plenty of places for the kids to play and swim, so come for a day or a whole week.
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LFPs Ridge

19 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Gracemere, QLD
12 acres of gently sloping land with views of Gracemere. Very quiet and serene property for a perfect relaxing getaway. We have sheep and cattle on the property. Out next lots of lambs are due around February 2023, so if you kids would like to have some farm experience and feed the sheep, feel free to keep us in mind! We also have two heifers and a bull hopefully they be in calf soon. Farm fresh mangoes are also available around Christmas time, so come in time for them! All sites are mowed and well taken care off. Very secure sites if you wish do leave the site during the day to take a trip around. Can provide water upon request. 3 powered are available, book via powered site listing.
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Fairy Wrenn

11 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Kalapa, QLD
A peaceful and quiet slice of paradise between the hills and the creek. Relax around the campfire at one of the shady campsites available from mountain views to creek side stays. For the extreme camper break out your hiking boots and really get one with nature as you hike to your site at the top of the hill. All sites are non powered (welcome to bring your own generator), campfire friendly (pending local fire restrictions) and firewood is available. Rubbish facilities are available if required. Filtered rainwater is available. Sites are pet friendly. Guests will need to be self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities but there is a dump point available on site. Enjoy relaxing by the creek, have a swim or try your hand at catching some fish. Local birdlife is abundant and you might even see the occasional wild peacock. Kangaroos and wallabies will likely come and say hello to you too. Pack a picnic and your camera and hike up to the top of the hill to experience the best views. Mount Archer National Park, Mount Morgan Railway Museum and the Capricorn Caves are just a few of the local attractions close by.
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Family-friendly caravan camping near Yeppoon guide

Overview

The hub of the Capricorn Coast, Yeppoon is a vibrant beachside town with Southern Great Barrier reef islands for neighbours. Close to the coastal town is a lush national park with swimming holes edged with rainforests and creeks to explore, while 4WD enthusiasts can test their sand skills on Big Sandy and head out to Stockyard Point, Five Rocks, and Nine Mile Beach, where stunning surfing beaches serve as the rewards for the effort. The balmy weather conditions make Yeppoon a popular camping destination year-round whether you want a tent camping site, a caravan spot, or a glamping tent..

Where to go

Capricorn Caves

A 40-minute drive from Yeppoon is the oldest tourist attraction in Queensland, where bats have been living in the limestone caves for millions of years. The creatures were discovered in 1882 when a Norwegian immigrant in the area stumbled upon the caves on his way home. From there, he purchased the lease on the land and turned the caves into the attraction today known as the Capricorn Caves. Guided tours run through the caves, which are worth a visit just to hear the remarkable acoustics inside the Cathedral Cave. Stop in before settling into your Yeppoon area campsite for the night.

Great Keppel Island

Some 27 islands are set near the Capricorn coastline, including Great Keppel Island, a popular island destination just 20 kilometres from Yeppoon. Take the 30-minute ferry ride for a fun day trip from Yeppoon or opt to stay the night at a Keppel Island campsite to experience the nature lover’s paradise. On the island campers can find a choice of 17 pristine beaches—some only accessible by boat—plus a few hiking trails and plenty of wildlife both on land and in the water. Divers won’t want to miss it.

Byfield National Park

Head north from Yeppoon through farming country to reach the diverse landscapes within the 15,000-hectare Byfield National Park, which range from massive sand dunes in the south to rugged northern mountains. Camping is permitted in several areas, including Upper Stoney on the banks of Stoney Creek. Paddle upstream in Water Park Creek (another great camping spot) and stay on the lookout for wildlife like freshwater turtles and kingfishers. Trails through the park accommodate both hikers and mountain bikers.

Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water

Named after Captain Cook’s landing, the quiet beachside village of Seventeen Seventy (1770) is a haven for caravans and campers, while nearby Agnes Water is Queensland’s northernmost surf beach. The main sandy stretch runs for five straight kilometres and is especially popular during the Christmas and Easter holidays. Be sure to make time for a stroll through the Paperbark Forest just a few kilometres outside of Agnes Water.

When to go

In the hotter months of January and February, coastal sea breezes bring temperatures to an average of 29°C around Yeppoon. Although offshore breezes can prevail, there is a greater chance of rain from November through to April. Cooler temperatures can be found from June until August, when daytime temperatures remain quite comfortable around 23°C before dropping to an average nightly low of 14°C. The best months to visit Yeppoon for outdoor activities are from late March to early May and from late August to late November.

Know before you go

  • If you’re thinking of visiting the Paperbark Forest near Agnes Water, pack some bug spray for the midges and mosquitoes.
  • Every year between March and June, thousands of blue tiger butterflies hatch in the area around Seventeen Seventy’s two-kilometre coastline path to the Round Hill Headland.
  • Nearby Rockhampton is classed as crocodile country, so authorities only recommend swimming at patrolled beaches in Yeppoon. You can, however, safely swim year-round at Yeppoon Lagoon on the foreshore at the southern end of Main Beach. Entry to the patrolled lagoon is free.
  • Byfield National Park is prime for 4WD enthusiasts—just remember to lower your tire pressure on the soft sandy trails.

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