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Re-opened in May 2022 as a single holiday unit (and campsite) with exclusive access to 50 acre property and river front.  The unit is fully furnished and sleeps 4 adults (or family with kids).  Kids under 12 are free.  Pets are welcome on the property but not allowed in the unit and need to sleep in vehicles or similar container.

A 1 bedroom (and 1 double sofa bed) AC

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Re-opened in May 2022 as a single holiday unit (and campsite) with exclusive access to 50 acre property and river front.  The unit is fully furnished and sleeps 4 adults (or family with kids).  Kids under 12 are free.  Pets are welcome on the property but not allowed in the unit and need to sleep in vehicles or similar container.

A 1 bedroom (and 1 double sofa bed) AC holiday unit with private access to the nature park, river front, and dam; including free use of fishing deck, fishing gear, esky, crab pots, single person kayak, life vest, fire drum, firewood, sun shade, rain shelter, boat ramp, rainwater containers and 1500L chlorinated dipping pond.  Guests also have free use of a 1-acre clearing next to the dam that includes firepit/bonfire, firewood, dipping pond, pool floats, and hammock.  There is a hiking/bike trail from your holiday unit past the dam and down to the river along the creek trail. Just 300m from the shops and pub; and 20mins from the beach and river mouth.  A great crocodile-free base camp from which to explore the Discovery Coast.  

The top floor AC holiday unit is located close to the entrance to the property and 650m from the river via the 2wd road or the hiking trail along the creek.  The unit has no upstairs outdoor area/deck but guests can park directly in front of the stairs or on the 10x6m grassed area beside it.  Includes free AC, Smart TV, and Wi-Fi.  Fully furnished kitchen with 4 place settings, gas cooktop and oven, 60L fridge. Single bedroom (with queen-size bed), separate toilet and (hot/cold) shower/bath.  Bistro table and 2 chairs.  Double sofa bed with spare mattress, pillows and sheet (+ doona) set.

Guests are also free to set up and use their own campsites during their stay, including caravans and tents; but local regulations mean guests cannot sleep at their camps overnight. Please message me for more information.

Guests should expect midges (sandflies) when outside at dawn and dusk; we recommend Bushman repellent.  Campers should consider that the dipping ponds, dam and river are unfenced.  

A Welcome Pack will be emailed with your booking confirmation; which includes contact details, safety rules, map of property, local amenities and  attractions.  Check out the (free or cheap) extras offered with your booking.  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.  There is a good little 4wd track from Baffle creek through Deepwater NP to Agnes Water.  The closest large towns are Agnes Water/1770 (50km north), Bundaberg (90km south) and Gladstone (120km north).   

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

Cheers,

Charlie Darwin

Lodging provided
Vacation rental
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Laundry absent
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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Heaps of track to explore on your bikes. The caretaker can even drop you off on your push bikes so that you can ride one-way b...Read more

Boating

50km of river to explore with the free kayak or your tinny. The boat ramp is not suitable for 2WD vehicles or large (6m) vesse...Read more

Fishing

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

Hiking

There is a nature trail through the bush from the holiday unit to the dam and along the creek all the way to the river.

Horseback riding

BYO horse.

Paddling

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

Swimming

There are 1500L chlorinated dipping ponds at the river and at the dam. Swim in the dam or Rules beach is just 15km away. The ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Every morning you'll be greeted by giant kangaroos, turtles, lizards, fish and all the birds.

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 with a creek running down to the river.

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 Jesse
Jesse S.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2022

Beautiful and quiet, great host and really relaxing down the riverbank

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Hipcamper Raylene

Camping tranquility

Raylene H.
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April 17th, 2022

The place was great so relaxing and tranquil. Great fishing and crapping right off the bank. Would definitely go back.

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff K.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2022

Good spot large sites .

Hipcamper Marilyn
Marilyn C.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2022

Great place to camp on the banks of Baffke Creek. Lots of room for each camp. Love the extra touches added by Charle like the personal pool, fire pit with wood, containers filled with rainwater.
We will definitely return and would recommend for guests wanting to fish and crab in a bush setting.
Well done Charlie.

Hipcamper Ann

What a fire pit ! fabulous !

Ann F.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2022

Stayed in site 7 near the main house so we could have electrical connection for our caravan but it was still very private.This site had a huge fire pit surrounded by large rocks we could sit on. Beautiful outlook across the land with visits by kangaroos in the morning. The other sites were all close to either the dam or the river

Hipcamper Chris
Chris R.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2022

Great spot and set up with lots of thoughtful touches. Nice and peaceful with heaps of space in each camp sites and literally walking distance to shops and a great little pub. Definitely would come back

Hipcamper Mark

Nice river side camp.

Mark M.
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February 17th, 2022

I love camping with a water view. Even better when u can throw a line in and sit back in ur camp and wait for the bite. Very Nice river side camp. And also been able to take my fury friend for a walk through the bush and explore the area

Hipcamper Nathan

Camping on the creek

Nathan S.
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February 12th, 2022

Great campsite and position right on the banks of the creek, close to shops for any essentials that are required and close to both rules beach and deepwater NP, campsites well spaced out the boat ramp is perfect for a small tiny. Will definitely be back in the future

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Hipcamper Teresa
Teresa G.
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February 9th, 2022

We were lucky to have been the only ones there would have stayed another night if wasn't at the end of our trip and we had to be home I relaxed in plunge pool with view of river to cool off as hubby went fishing and loan of free use crab pots. Lots more stuff there amazing place will be back.

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Property
Charlie Darwins Nature Park
State
Queensland
Country
Australia
AU$60/night
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