The best camping near Curtis Island National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Curtis Island National Park adventure.

Enjoy back-to-nature bush camping right by the beach on this remote island.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Curtis Island National Park

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Camp Akuna Pikes Crossing INC

18 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Benaraby, QLD
Welcome to our not-for-profit grounds, now open to the public. The camp has been set up as a youth-oriented facility that welcomes travellers and regional people. All proceeds go towards running costs and improving facilities. We have an onsite caretaker (LES) for maintaining the property. Dog friendly (must be controlled at all times!) and good access for caravans and all types of vehicles.A large flat grassed area for camping and 200m walk to The Boyne River at Pikes Crossing with access for swimming. There is an area to launch small boats and ideal for canoeing and kayaking in protected waters. Close to Lake Awoonga (4km drive) for fishing and all other aquatic activities along with a great barramundi stocked impoundment.There is a large undercover area with tables and chairs, flushing toilets and hot showers and designated campfire area. All campers have access to this. We also offer a commercial kitchen and BBQs for group bookings. We welcome community functions, weddings, birthday parties and youth groups. Inquiries welcome.
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Travellers Rest 1770 in Agnes Water

31 sites · RVs, Tents44 acres · Round Hill, QLD
Traveller’s Rest 1770 in Agnes Water, offers spacious and tranquil eco-camping, surrounded by native and untouched bushland in Agnes Water on the Discovery Coast! Enjoy the newest attraction on the Discovery Coast! Our brand-new 386.6 m long bushland boardwalk. The boardwalk is wheelchair accessible and the use is complimentary for all our campers. We now offer powered sites if you book direct. Immerse yourself in a truly restful experience on our 44 acres bush property, just outside of Agnes Water, Queensland. We invite you to enjoy a unique eco-camping experience, whilst having the comfort of new and well-maintained amenities with HOT SHOWERS. The lush dam is bursting with water lilies, while water birds visit for a refreshing drink. Start your day with the calls of Kookaburra’s, nestled in the tall Gumtrees and settle by your campfire to the complete solitude of starry skies at the end of your day. BushTracks “BushTracks” takes you on a journey through native Australian bushland, rich with Bushtucker and Bush Medicine. Learn about traditional and cultural uses of plants, embark on a journey through past and present and learn about cultural burning practices protecting our land. Several native beehives keep the diversity of our plants thriving all year around. Wildlife habitats can be seen on the peaceful walk through our ever-changing bushland. The vast variety of native trees inhabit over 60 species of birds. Bring your binoculars – you never know which bird you might spot on the day! Stop for a minute and give yourself the opportunity to truly immerse in nature! After an informative walk through the canopy of tall gumtrees, you will enjoy a delicious cup of local, organic Tielka Tea, accompanied by Wattle Seed Choc Chip Cookies and Davidson Plum Slice from Dreamtime Tuka – a majority owned Aboriginal company located in NSW. Entice your taste buds by sampling an array of Australian made native spreads supplied by Kurrajong Australian Native Foods. Listen to the sounds of the birds, the wind in the trees and reflect on the experience you’ve just had! We work closely with local organizations like Tangaroa Blue, Australian Native Bee Association and Tielka Tea to promote sustainable practices within our business. Another reason why you should stay with us... ...You get to choose your own piece of paradise, depending on weather conditions. Your space to sit back and listen to the sounds of nature! Pets are not permitted.
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1770 Eco Camp, Agnes Water

68 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
Eco Style camping nestled in 42 acres of bush land in the Agnes Water Hinterland. We offer a variety of different site options. Currently we have powered sites for you to rock up in your choice of accomodation or our custom styled Eco Tents which offers a very comfortable option for those that don't want to bring their van or tent. We also offer modern amenities including showers, toilets, camp kitchen, walk trails, swimming holes, and much more. Pet friendly areas available.
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1770 Southern Cross Travellers Retreat

15 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHECK IN TIME IS FROM 11.00AM TO 5.00PM. CARAVANS and MOTORHOMES MUST BE FULLY SELF CONTAINED. MAKE SURE TO FILL YOUR WATER TANKS BEFORE ARRIVAL. GENERAL WASTE BINS ARE PROVIDED. EXCESS RUBBISH OR LARGE ITEMS ARE NOT TO BE LEFT FOR US TO DISPOSE OF. SMALL CAMP FIRES ARE PERMITTED OUT OF BUSH FIRE SEASON. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN PORTABLE FIRE PIT. We are a family built and run property set amongst tropical gardens on 15 acres with a pretty small private lake. Our quirky communal building has lots of power points, hot showers, flushing toilets, free Wifi, pool table, dining areas, fire place and we now have a pool-side cafe, boutique and massage on site. We are pet friendly, "ONLY ONE DOG PER SITE" and must remain on leads or runs whilst on the property. Please note that animals are not permitted in any of the undercover common areas or swimming pool enclosure. We are a short 2 minute drive to the new Agnes Central shopping center, 5 minutes to Agnes Water town centre and local beaches, and a 15 minute drive to the beautiful town of 1770. Our property runs on rain water and On-tap drinking water is available in the camp kitchen. If you are looking to escape from the crowded caravan parks, you will love our piece of paradise.
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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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Boyne Waters

4 sites · RVs10 acres · Tannum Sands, QLD
Boyne Waters is easy to find as it is located on the side of the Bruce hwy right where the bridge crosses the Boyne River. There is a Main Roads rest area located straight out front of our Property. The property is set on ten acres along side Boyne River. We have producing mango trees and a couple of cattle. The river and Awonga dam are well known for there fishing and Barrumundi.
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Agnes Park Enviro Camp

20 sites · RVs, Tents44 acres · Agnes Water, QLD
Welcome to Agnes Park Enviro Camp.Children aged 0-5 camp for free.A property that boasts both natural bushland and cleared pasture, nestled within the serene seaside communities of Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 (also known as Seventeen Seventy).  Campers will enjoy setting up camp on the flat, grassy ground, walking through the natural bush and stumbling across the gully which rises to fantastic sea views.The property is located only 2 minutes drive to Agnes Water Main Beach, the Discovery Trail Lookout and the Paper Bark Forest Boardwalk. A short 10 Minute drive will find you in the picturesque town of 1770, where you can enjoy the fantastic 1770 Marina. From the Marina, you can depart to Lady Musgrave Island, enjoy 1 hr to full day tour on the iconic Larcs and enjoy  spectacular sunsets.The are some must-visit small businesses in the area including Rusty Pelican Fish and Chips, Pancake Creek Tours, Katrina's Bar (for sunset drinks) and Marina Cafe (for best coffee and vanilla slice).There are no facilities here, campers will need to be self contained and leave no trace. Council's dump point is just 5 minutes away. 
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Captains Cabin & Camping

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Captain Creek, QLD
If peace and tranquillity is what you are looking for, then look no further than “Captain’s Cabin”. Designed to give you the perfect escape to destress and unwind, it is located just off the beaten path. This is the ideal getaway for a couple or small group and has a large area, , fire pit's and firewood provided for campers. 13 Min to 1770 and Agnes Water Beaches 20 Min to Eurimbula National Park *** PLEASE NOTE: After heavy rain the road down to the cabin can be a little bit greasy, If you are in a smaller car please drive carefully *** THE CABIN KEY FEATURES ☀ Off the beaten path with few neighbours around, making it super remote and quiet ☀ Perfect for stargazing ☀ Prime location to Agnes Water and 1770 only 13min drive and away from all the crowds. ☀ A-Frame Cabin with 1 Double sized bed. ☀ 1 outdoor bathroom(for cabin guests only), with classic old cast-iron clawfoot bathtub. (No shower attachment) Bath use instructions provided. ☀ Mini kitchen with slide out dual burner gas cooker. cast iron frypan and kettle provided with basic utensils needed to make a delicious meal! (Small collapsible sink for washing up) ☀ Salt, pepper, and cooking spray are provided. ☀ Cutlery plates and cups for two people supplied. ☀ Easy access; steps to entry ☀ Large outdoor area with fire circle and outdoor cooking options, and a prebuilt fire ☀ Some Mosquito deterrents supplied with cabin. Please bring own to ensure full coverage ☀ Shared Composting enclosed toilet provided on site. ☆PETS☆ We love hosting pets! Just a few other notes! You are expected to clean up after your pet, in the house and in the yard. Being that we are in the bush there also may be kangaroo’s in the area, so if your dog is extra curious, keep an eye on them so they don’t chase kangaroo’s! Please also be mindful of other campers in the area, and dog on a leash if other people are present.
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The Mango ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Calliope, QLD
6 acres of mango orchard with a dam and a few gumtrees. Located off the Bruce Highway just before Calliope, its offers the peace of an acreage with the convenience of having all the shops within a 5 minutes drive. The proximity of the highway makes Gladstone less than a 20 minute drive from the property, and puts Rockhampton and Agnes Water at an equal distance, perfect for a well deserved stop on that long drive on the Bruce Highway.
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Casuarina Park

10 sites · RVs, Tents640 acres · Darts Creek, QLD
Casuarina Park is a 640 acre working property situated 10.3km off the Bruce Highway in Central Queensland between Gladstone and Rockhampton. Camping is a self-sufficient affair with 2 long drop toilets. For small groups of campers we have available a hot shower and septic toilets.There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen as well as a 7km walking/bicycle track available to stretch out weary muscles. For fishing/crabbing enthusiasts it is a 15km 4 wheel drive access to Sandfly boat ramp for fishing and crabbing or 26km for a 2 wheel drive and larger boat to Ramsey's boat ramp located at The Narrows. Excellent fishing!Campfires are permitted with wood included (when restrictions aren't in place). Dogs allowed and must be on leash at all times.SPECIAL EVENTS: During the weekends only of QLD school holidays, we are open for motorbike trail rides. You need to have an MQ license and be part of a motorcycle club (we have our insurance with Motorcycling Queensland). If unsure please ask. This means things are a bit noisier on the weekends of school holidays. :)
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Heartland Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents125 acres · West Stowe, QLD
This property is a perfect getaway for anyone who loves nature. It is beautiful and peaceful, and the wildlife is amazing. You can even go fishing, which is awesome. Plus, there are plenty of nearby attractions to keep you busy. You have Tanum Sands, Boyne Island (a fifteen-minute drive away), Calliope River, and the historical museum just down the road. If you feel like exploring further, Gladstone city is just a twenty-minute drive away. You can go sightseeing or shopping there, but honestly, awesome Calliope has everything you need. When you're back at the property, you can have a swim and a fire at night, enjoy the wildlife, have a beer, and have a BBQ. The pub is only ten minutes away, as is the bowls club. Do whatever you want and have a good time. If you need any advice or help with anything, I'm at the top of the hill. Cheers! I'm happy to help with anything that you need. There's plenty of firewood here, so don't worry about that. If the kids want to pat the horses, I'm happy to assist. 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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M & R Grazing

10 sites · RVs, Tents680 acres · Gladstone, QLD
Welcome to M & R Grazing, our special slice of paradise! Our land spans 680 beautiful acres of diverse natural beauty! Only 10 kms from the highway. Pitch you tent, park your caravan and enjoy the natural beauty. The camping areas are mainly open paddocks, with some other options to go more remote (a 4wd will be required). There are no amenities here, campers will need to be self contained. Activities: Stargazing: With minimal light pollution, our location is perfect for stargazing. Lay out a blanket and be one with nature. Campfires: Enjoy a classic campfire experience. Roast marshmallows, share stories, and embrace the warmth of the fire (maybe not so much in summer). Photography: Whether you're a professional photographer or just love snapping pictures with your phone, the ever-changing landscapes and wildlife make for fantastic photo opportunities. Bushwalking/ mountain biking: With up to 20kms of bushing walking or mountain biking, enjoy the natural bushland and wildlife. Nearby Attractions: Royal Mount Larcom Hotel: Enjoy an amazing meal at the Royal Mount Larom Hotel Mount Larcom Climb: 360-degree view of the Gladstone area, rural lands and the harbour. 5 hours should be allowed to complete the climb. Fishing: Only 39 kms away from the Ramsey Crossing boat ramp were you launch you boat an go fishing and crabbing. Come and create unforgettable memories on our land, where nature's beauty and outdoor experiences await you. We can't wait to host you!
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The best camping near Curtis Island National Park guide

Overview

About

Cruise out to Curtis Island or bring a 4WD on the ferry and set out to explore the national park. Hike along the island’s remote east coast, drive along bush trails and beaches in a 4WD, or cruise between sandy coves, where you can pitch your tent on secluded beaches at one of the island’s three campgrounds. Wildlife enthusiasts will be in their element. Look out for rare birds such as black-necked storks, rainbow lorikeet parrots, and Capricorn yellow chats; spot flatback turtles; or dive in to swim and snorkel in the protected marine park. 

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for beachside camping: Joey Lees Camping Area has grass pitches along the beachfront for tents, 4WD camper trailers, and 4WD camper vans.
  • Best for wildlife sightings: Turtle Street has sand pitches and direct access to the beach—sea turtles can be seen nesting on the shores in season.
  • Best for escaping the crowds: Yellow Patch camping area has tent-only bush camping along the island's north-eastern tip. Arrive by private boat or on foot, and pitch your tent right by the sand.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Camping permits are required for all the park’s campsites and must be reserved in advance. A tag with your booking number must be displayed on your tent at all times.
  2. Check access to campsites before booking—some camping areas are accessible on foot only, others are reachable only by 4WD or boat.

When to go

Curtis Island has a sub-tropical climate, and the average daytime temperature is 27°C year-round. The dry months of April through September are most popular for hiking and camping. October through March sees the rainiest weather, but it’s also the time to spot flatback turtles nesting and hatching along Turtle Beach.

Know before you go

  • Curtis Island National Park lies along the east coast of Curtis Island. Vehicle and passenger ferries run to the island from Gladstone, about a 90-minute drive from Rockhampton. Access to the national park and camping areas is by 4WD, boat, or hiking.
  • Curtis Island is remote, and there are no facilities, so bring everything you need with you, including drinking water. Campers need to be self-sufficient, and hikers are advised to pack emergency food, spare batteries, a personal locator beacon, and medical supplies. Fuel is only available on the mainland, but there is a general store in Southend on the island.
  • Mobile phone service is unreliable throughout the park, and carrying a satellite phone is also a good idea.
  • Open fires and generators are prohibited at all national park campsites—fuel or gas stoves for cooking are permitted.
  • There are no wheelchair-accessible trails or facilities in the park.

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