Hipcamp host Charlie D.,
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Price is per site (or 4 adults).  All of our campsites are 2WD accessible and have pull through bays for your van/boat/trailer.  There are no toilets or dump points.

River side fishing, crabbing and camping.  Boat ramp for your paddle craft or tinny.  Bush walk from the river along the creek to the dam. Dipping ponds if it's a hot day. A great crocodile-free base camp

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Price is per site (or 4 adults).  All of our campsites are 2WD accessible and have pull through bays for your van/boat/trailer.  There are no toilets or dump points.

River side fishing, crabbing and camping.  Boat ramp for your paddle craft or tinny.  Bush walk from the river along the creek to the dam. Dipping ponds if it's a hot day. A great crocodile-free base camp right in the middle of Discovery Coast.  

River Camp is limited to just four campsites (sites 1-4).  Each 1-acre site comes with its own 1500L "farmer's" swimming pool, foot bath (crate), pool scoop, grass mat, fire drum, 10L rainwater container (refilled daily at the gazebo), leaf rake, shovel and water bucket.  Rainwater is also available if you need to fill water tanks when you arrive.  We provide piles of sticks as firewood, although some logs are provided or you can cut your own.  A gazebo, camp box, fishing deck (in front of site 2), fishing gear, crab traps and kayak are provided for campers to share.  Campers should expect midges (sandflies) at dawn and dusk; we recommend Bushman repellent.

River Camp Site 1 is best for overnighters and fishing. Note: there is no pool at this site from Oct 27 to Nov 13.

River Camp Site 2 is best for fishing and is directly behind the communal gazebo and fishing deck.  Includes a 5x6m sun/rain shelter so it's great for tents.

River Camp Site 3 has a nice river view from the pool.  Includes a 4x6m sun/rain shelter so it's great for tents.

River Camp Site 4 is best for privacy and longer stays.

Overflow Site 5 is away from the river and has no pool or fire, and is best for young families.  It can also be used as an overflow site if you can't get all the dates you want at a riverside camp.  This camp is "in progress" and is located at the entrance to (future) Bushland Camp. 

Lake Camp Site 6 is a clearing next to the dam and is completely surrounded by bush.  

Overflow (+Power) Site 7 is a powered site near the house, 650m from the river and has no pool.  It has a lot less midges and can be used as an overflow site.

Make sure you select the camp site you want when booking or Hipcamp will automatically give you Site 7.   Campers with young children should consider that the dipping ponds, dam and river are unfenced, and that other campers may have dogs. 

A Welcome Pack will be emailed with your booking confirmation; which includes contact details, map of property, Covid-safe QR code, local amenities and attractions.  Caretaker Hambo will be at hand to make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay.  

The local pub, bottle shop, take away, tackle shop, hardware, post office and petrol station are just 300m from the property.  Rules beach is 15km and the river is navigable the whole way.  There are two other boat ramps on the way to the coast.  The closest large towns are Agnes Water/1770 (50km north) and Bundaberg (80km south). 

Telstra mobile reception in the area is good, however Optus mobile reception seems unreliable.  Please text your name and an ETA (via mobile) before arriving at the property.

Cheers,

Charlie Darwin

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
7 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Charlie a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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The powered sites are close to the house and 600m from river.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The caretaker can drop you off on your bikes so that you can ride one-way back to your camp.

Boating

50km of river to explore from your campsite. The boat ramp is not suitable for 2WD vehicles or large (6m) vessels.

Fishing

There are two fishing prizes still up for grabs: $50 for the first legal (35cm) mangrove jack, and $100 for the first legal (58...Read more

Hiking

We have started clearing a nature trail along the (seasonal) creek to the dam.

Paddling

The boat ramp gives access for paddle craft. A single kayak and life vest is provided for campers to share

Swimming

Each site has its own 1000L dipping pond. Swim in the dam or Rules beach is just 15km away. The river is tidal and has no cro...Read more

Wildlife watching

Every morning you'll be greeted by giant kangaroos, turtles, lizards, fish and all the birds. Campers by the river should exp...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Charlie Darwins Nature Park in Queensland.

Beach

Rules beach is 15km from the property and has 4WD access. Wreck Rock Beach is worth a look and is an easy 26km through Deepwat...Read more

Coastal

The property is located 15km from the coast on Gooreng Gooreng land in the middle of the Discovery Coast, Wide Bay, Queensland,...Read more

Forest

There is 13 hectares of bushland to explore on the property. Many parts remain "unexplored"

Lake

There is a naturalised 1 acre freshwater dam for use.

Field

The camping areas have been selectively cleared; gently sloping grassy areas between large native trees.

River, stream, or creek

Baffle creek is famous for its estuary fishing. The property is 20km upstream of the Pacific ocean and gives access to more th...Read more

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Hipcamper Peter
Peter S.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 4)
November 5th, 2021

Absolutely amazing flat spot , with crab pots , swim tub , fire pit with plenty of firewood supplied right beside the River at a great price .

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Hipcamper Richard
Richard G.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 2)
November 3rd, 2021

Great place to stay, lots of extras are provided free as was mentioned on Hipcamp. Peace and quiet, heaps of room good fishing and loved the crab pots
Definitely coming again.

Hipcamper Carla
Carla W.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 3)
October 31st, 2021

We had a great long weekend at Charlie's, so quite and peaceful. We will be back.

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Hipcamper Rita
Rita S.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 1)
October 28th, 2021

Fantastic spot right at the river

Hipcamper Leanne
Leanne J.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 4)
October 25th, 2021

We enjoyed our stay and the additional items supplied, especially loved the creek frontage site. We stayed one night of our two and left early due to illness but will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Julie N Paul

Nice and quite not a lot to do

Julie N Paul G.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 3)
October 23rd, 2021

Very Nice quite place, we had a problem with the trees for our solar, we were in 3 go for 1/2/4
Shame the banks are so high, take a extension ladder with you so you can get to the water, when you get a fish on
The ponds are a great idea
Was sand flies we just smoked them out with the fire smoke
Does get HOT in this Month (Oct)

Hipcamper Kaye
Kaye W.
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(Overflow (+Power) Site 7)
October 22nd, 2021

A very peaceful, relaxing setting on the river. We were the only campers there, but sites were well spaced that if others were there they would not have been in your face anyway. Great spot, once word gets around it should be very popular. Hambo was very welcoming and then left us to enjoy our stay.
Even caught a couple of fish for a feed, although the barramundi and mangrove jacks remained elusive.

Hipcamper Karlos
Karlos D.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 4)
October 10th, 2021

The Family and I enjoyed it throughly. Got in some fishing and caught a few mud crabs. Great way to get away for the everyday retrace and just chill out with family while enjoying the natural quiet atmosphere

Hipcamper Matt
Matt J.
recommends this listing.
(River Camp Site 4)
October 10th, 2021

My two girls and I had a great time camping at Charlies place. Plenty of space and our own private "pool" was great.

Property
Charlie Darwins Nature Park
State
Queensland
Country
Australia
AU$15/night
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