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Farm camping near Mackay

Spot the elusive platypus and other wildlife while camping near Queensland's "sugar city."

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Jarravale Farm Stay
9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents19 acres · Marian, QueenslandJarravale farm stay is located in the picturesque pioneer valley amongst the peace and...
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SweetStock, Kuttabul
3 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Kuttabul, QueenslandA great place to rest overnight or a type of base camp for those wanting to explore the Mackay...
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Ballantyne's Strawberry Farm
10 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Mount Charlton, QueenslandNestled in the foothills of Eungella National Park, in behind Calen (Camerons Pocket), this great...
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All ready for more adventures
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Oh Deere Farm Stay and Sugar Cane Farm
16 sites · RVs, TentsCalen, QueenslandA beautiful area to camp and learn more about Sugar Cane as we have travelled a lot ourselves...
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Welcome to Altmann Country!
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Altmann Country
3 sites · Tents80 acres · QueenslandPerfectly situated to explore the Mackay region, Altmann Country is an 80 acre property located...
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Creek and Antique Camping
25 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · QueenslandWe have a selection of beautiful creek side locations where you can enjoy the clear, fresh...
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Cattle Camp, Sarina, QLD
20 sites · RVs, Tents360 acres · Sarina, QueenslandCattle Camp formally "Llanberis" is one of the older properties in the area that was once owned...
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Diamond Ridge Grazing
1 site · RV, Tent200 acres · Crediton, QueenslandWhen people visit Diamond Ridge Grazing they feel like they have stepped back in time. With...
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CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY
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Valley View Minis
10 sites · Tents10 acres · Finch Hatton, QueenslandWe live on a 10-acre property, bordered by the magical Eungella National Park. We are also a...
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Our campsite on the water.
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Hold It Flats
59 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Yalboroo, QueenslandHold it Flats is a 120 acre property that borders the beautiful O'Connell River that has water all year round. Take a walk around the property to check out some of the creatures that have been built out of scrap metal and bush bars that have been built all around the property. There is nice shady, green grass and flat camping sites right beside the river with hot showers and flushing toilets. There is plenty of room and some great tracks for the kids and the big kids to ride their push bikes on. The swimming hole is about 2 meters deep and has big shady trees on the edge. There is also enough room for kids to bring their kayaks and have a paddle along the river. All campsites can be provided with their own fire pit. You just pick your spot and we will bring a portable fire pit to you. Fire wood can be purchased at the property. All rubbish must be taken when you, there are no rubbish bins provided.
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Forest and Creek Flats
3 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Septimus, QueenslandCampers will enjoy bringing this rural property so close to things to do and see! With the...
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Waterhole adjacent to camp ground with native ducks
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Fruit Farm Camp
5 sites · RVs12 acres · Bloomsbury, QueenslandFruit Farm Camp offers a peaceful retreat for mature travellers. The unpowered campsites are...
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Mackay is best known for producing one-third of Australia’s sugar crop, but aside from the sweets, the area features plenty of natural attractions with access to the Great Barrier Reef and inland national parks. Leave the city centre’s Art Deco buildings and Bluewater Quay waterfront behind and venture out to area island national parks—Brampton, Newry, Smith, and South Cumberland are all within easy reach, while Cape Hillsborough and Eungella are best for wildlife.

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Cape Hillsborough National Park

Wake up early at Cape Hillsborough and head to the beach to see wallabies feeding at sunrise. Cape Hillsborough National Park is 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Mackay, with the Smalleys Beach camping area right on the beachfront. The cape is known for its dramatic rocky shores, remnants of an ancient volcano, as well as area walking tracks that lead to mangrove forests and lookouts.

Eungella National Park

About 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of Mackay, Eungella is known as the habitat of the elusive and unique platypus, and you can try to spot them from the viewing platform at Broken River. Popular activities include kayaking at Eungella Dam and hitting the more than 20 kilometres (12 miles) of walking trails in the park. By day, birdlife is rich and varied, but at night, wildlife spotting might reveal gliders, possums, frogs, and tawny frogmouths. The park’s Finch Hatton Gorge section is also renowned for its waterfalls and swimming holes. Camping can be found in the townships of Eungella, Finch Hatton, and Broken River.

South Cumberland Islands National Park

The South Cumberland Islands are a group of nine islands reachable by water taxi, many of which make up an important turtle rookery. Although there are no facilities, camping is allowed on most of the islands. In exchange for creature comforts, you’ll be treated to abundant wildlife, including a small population of koalas on St. Bees Island and birdlife such as beach stone-curlews, white-bellied sea-eagles, and osprey. The waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are also home to dolphins, dugongs, and migrating whales.

When to Go

The cooler months of April to September are the best times to visit, as summer daytime temperatures can hit 35°C (95°F) and higher. Daytime temperatures and humidity can be high at any time of the year, while nights are generally cool. The area sometimes draws cyclones between November and April.

Know Before You Go

  • Do not feed agile wallabies or any other native animals on Cape Hillsborough Beach. Human food can make them sick, and they can also become aggressive if fed.
  • Take extreme care around waterfalls and fast-flowing streams, especially around Finch Hatton Gorge. Fatal accidents and serious injuries have occurred on slippery rocks and steep slopes.
  • Mackay offers a number of spots where you can stock up on supplies, in addition to a post office, pharmacy, visitor information centre, bank, and car hire companies.
  • Camping permits are required for all Queensland parks, forests, and reserves and must be booked online and paid for before arrival. Make camping bookings as early as possible, especially for around Christmas.

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