The best camping near Capricorn Coast National Park

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Mt. Wheeler Farm Stay

4 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Bondoola, QLD
On our 500 acre property we have a small area which is currently available for camping whilst our riding school horses enjoy their summer spell. With scenic views of the mountain Gai-i, there is a hot shower, flushing toilet and camp fire area with a Brazilian style BBQ and a gas BBQ. We are only a 15 minute drive from the beach town of Yeppoon, which is also the gateway to The southern Great Barrier Reef and fringing reefs of Great Keppel Island.
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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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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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Shiralee Clydesdales and Farm Stay

14 sites · Lodging, 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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Hedlow HipCamp

26 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents600 acres · Mulara, QLD
A rare find. Conveniently located 12 mins to Yeppoon beaches, 15 mins to the Beef Capital City, Rockhampton. This property runs cattle, horses & it has its own airfield. Sky diving on weekends. Hedlow Creek runs through the 600 acre property. Great Keppel Island just off Yeppoon, daily trips. National Parks nearby.
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Bondoola Heights

3 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Bondoola, QLD
Our little slice of paradise is 25 acres, about 8 minutes from Yeppoon's beautiful beaches and islands, and 35 minutes from Byfield's rainforest! Situated up on a hill you can see the ocean and islands in the distance to the East and Byfield Ranges to the North. With the elevation a steady Easterly breeze off the ocean most of the year it keeps the property a nice temperature, almost as if you are right on the beach. We have a range of native local wildlife roaming around, from green tree frogs to cockatoos, parrots to lizards, Goannas to wallabies. When it comes to flora there is about 15 acres of the place which has never been cleared, containing ironbark, lemon scented gums, stringybark, and wattle trees among various other shrubs. Being situated at the end of a no through road you don't need to worry about a noisy highway or road, all you will hear is nature and the environment. We allow small campfires (outside of fire-bans) but please be respectful and light where others have before you. Dogs are also allowed as long as they are kept on a lead, and are friendly to others as we also have 3 dogs in our yard. With plenty of space between sites there's no need to be worried about being jam packed in like a caravan park. That's one thing we aim to avoid. Our property is a work in progress. Having purchased it 5 years ago as a very baron and blank canvas we now have over 20 varieties of fruit trees planted over the last few years, with countless days and weeks spent landscaping, gardening and spreading topsoil for lawns. Its still far from perfect but its something we love and want to share. There is just over 1 km of smooth gravel road to our turn off, and our driveway is also gravel and moderately steep. 2WD vehicles can make it up, it just requires a little momentum. However if you are towing anything substantial you will require a 4WD. The two sites are right up the top of the hill, but still suitable for larger vans (over 20ft) and small busses - provided the towing vehicles etc are okay with climbing the driveway.
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Take-A-Break Bush Camp

12 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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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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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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The Paddock

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cawarral, QLD
Our private 3-acre block is fully mowed and shaded by huge gum trees. A creek runs through the center of the property, dividing one side for Hipcampers and the other side for private use only. We're just a 5-minute walk to the shop, fuel, and pub, and a 5-minute drive to popular hiking at Baga National Park. Emu Park, a beach and coastal town, is only a 10-minute drive away. We offer fire pits and firewood for sale. We also offer the following when available: - Horse riding - Yoga and Breathwork - Martial arts training - Ice baths Guests must be fully 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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The Creek, Coowonga

4 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Emu Park, QLD
Our 16 acre property on the banks of Coorooman Creek is nestled near the coastal towns of Keppel Sands, Emu Park and Yeppoon, just a 25minute drive from Rockhampton. With a private tidal boat ramp and private jetty, you have full access to some of the best fishing and mud crabbing in Central Queensland. Suits self-sufficient campers. Pet friendly.
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Little Glenora Bush Camp

1 site · RV, Tent25 acres · Cawarral, QLD
At Little Glenora we have created a private space where you can get closer to nature. You can enjoy the natural sounds, beautiful wildlife, star filled night sky and the beautiful sunrise and sunset. Cawarral is a unique and historic gold mining town and is situated 20 minutes from the coastal towns of Emu Park, Keppel Sands and Yeppoon where you can explore the beautiful beaches or enjoy one of the many cafes. The city of Rockhampton is within easy reach, where you can find everything you need to enjoy your stay with us. We are just 20 minutes from Mount Archer National Park where you can enjoy a number of different hikes, including hiking to the summit for some spectacular views of the region. Pack a picnic and make a day of it. Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a leash to protect our wildlife, we also have neighbouring dogs that may sense them. Campfires are permitted as long as there are no restrictions in place. Campers must be self-contained with their own camping toilet and shower and take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Please note; firewood is NOT supplied.
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The best camping near Capricorn Coast National Park guide

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Embark on an adventure through the Capricorn Coast National Park, where scenic lookouts, diverse plant communities, and intriguing rock formations await. Traverse the coastal walks, spot an array of wildlife, and immerse yourself in the beauty of volcanic headlands overlooking the Keppel Bay islands.

When to go

The best time to visit Capricorn Coast National Park is during the cooler months from April to September, when the mild tropical climate offers comfortable conditions for exploring. Avoid the wet season, as heavy rains and strong winds can occur, particularly from December to March.

Know before you go

  • Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures, and conditions before your visit.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the climate, including a hat for sun protection.
  • Bring sufficient drinking water, insect repellent, and sunscreen for your safety and comfort.
  • Stay informed about the local wildlife and heed warnings about marine stingers (jellyfish) when near the water.
  • Remember, domestic animals are not permitted in the park to protect the native wildlife.

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