Hipcamp host Charlie D.,
Hosted by
Charlie has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

A 1 bedroom AC holiday unit with exclusive access to the Nature Park and its 50 acres of bush trails, river front fishing and crabbing; including free use of kayak, fishing deck, fishing gear, crab pots, dipping ponds, sun/rain shelters, dam and boat ramp.  Bush walk from your holiday unit past the dam and down to the river along the creek. Just 300m from the shops and pub;

Read more...

A 1 bedroom AC holiday unit with exclusive access to the Nature Park and its 50 acres of bush trails, river front fishing and crabbing; including free use of kayak, fishing deck, fishing gear, crab pots, dipping ponds, sun/rain shelters, dam and boat ramp.  Bush walk from your holiday unit past the dam and down to the river along the creek. 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 road and 650m from the river via a 2wd track.  The unit has no outdoor area/deck but includes a 12x6m carport next to the main residence.  Includes , TV, Wi-Fi, Sat TV and Netflix.  Gas cooktop and oven, L fridge. Single bedroom, toilet and bathroom.  Sofa bed and spare mattress to sleep family with kids.

Guests to the Nature Park have exclusive access to River Camp a 10 acre river side parkland that is already set up with fire drum, firewood, sun shade, rain shelter, fishing gear, esky, fishing deck, crab pots, single person kayak, life vest, boat ramp, rainwater containers and 1500L chlorinated dipping pond.  You just need to bring sunnies, hat, drinks and bait.  Guests also have exclusive use of a 1-acre clearing next to the dam that includes firepit/bonfire, firewood, dipping pond, pool floats, and hammock.  Guests are free to set up and use campsites including caravans and tents during their stay but local regulations mean guests cannot sleep at their camps overnight. 

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, map of property, 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 (to Hambo via mobile) before arriving at the property.

Cheers,

Charlie Darwin

Lodging provided
Vacation rental
1 site
Up to 3 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

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Charlie Darwins Nature Park

Free
Experience

Free Fishing Lesson

You will be catching fish within 10 minutes.

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
AU$5
Experience

Kayak/boat drop off

We can drop you off in your watercraft and you can paddle home to your campsi...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
Free
Rental

Mud crab traps

Mud crab pots are found along the river bank and are free to move and use wit...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
Free
Rental

Crappy golf clubs

A selection of golf clubs that you are free to use at the 9-hole golf club ne...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
AU$2
Rental

Fish filleting

(per fish) The caretaker will take boneless fillets from your catch. Filleti...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
AU$4
Rental

Mud Crab Cooker

Priced per use. A gas bottle, gas trivet (wok burner), 20L cooking pot, bucke...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
AU$60
Experience

Agnes water or Bundaberg

(2 hours return) The caretaker will drive you to a town or will get something...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
Free
Rental

Fishing Gear

Fishing gear is provided free to use at the river gazebo. Please store out o...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
Free
Rental

Single Kayak and life vest

A single person kayak is free to use. Includes life vest and paddle. For you...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
AU$5
Rental

Power to Site 7

The powered sites are close to the house and 650m from river. $5/vehicle/night.

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
AU$15
Rental

Mattress, Pillow and Linen

A foam or inflatable mattress, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, pillow case...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
AU$10

Firewood bundle

We would prefer you to use the unlimited sticks as free firewood or bring a s...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The caretaker can even drop you off on your push bikes so that you can ride one-way back to the park.

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 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

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 dipping ponds at the river and at the dam. Swim in the dam or Rules beach is just 15km away. The river is tid...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 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

55 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Raylene

Camping tranquility

Raylene H.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2022

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

Charlie Darwins Nature ParkCharlie Darwins Nature ParkCharlie Darwins Nature ParkCharlie Darwins Nature Park
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.
recommends this listing.
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.
recommends this listing.
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

Charlie Darwins Nature ParkCharlie Darwins Nature ParkCharlie Darwins Nature Park
Hipcamper Teresa
Teresa G.
recommends this listing.
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.

Charlie Darwins Nature ParkCharlie Darwins Nature Park
Hipcamper Kristen

Peaceful and beautiful place

Kristen B.
doesn't recommend this listing.
February 7th, 2022

I want to keep this place a secret
It’s peaceful and relaxing
Sites are a good distance apart
Even though we were the only 2 people there

Nothing needs to change

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

Lists including Charlie Darwins Nature Park

260 camps including Eukaburra Private Campground and BRIMJEST Estate