National Parks between Rockhampton and Hervey Bay

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What are the most scenic and interesting National Parks where you can camp with a camper trailer between the above area. Have been to Fraser Island.
We are from Sth Aust and propose being there in about 3 weeks via Innamincka
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Reply By: Gbc.. - Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 19:16

Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 19:16
Eurimbula, deepwater and kinkuna are all good.
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 19:28

Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 19:28
Blackdown Tableland and Carnarvon Gorge are great if you are happy to go inland.

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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:19

Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:19
I am a seconder for Carnarvon Gorge, stunning walks and a must do hellicopter ride over the plateau, my brother and I were there a few years ago now and we are still talking about it. we were supposed to only stay for two nights but wound up staying a week. we could have stayed longer, but we had to get home to w.a.
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Reply By: gke - Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 20:09

Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 20:09
Byfield near Yeppoon.
Kroombit Tops near Gladstone.
Assuming you have a4wd and capable camper.
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 20:59

Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 20:59
Byfield is nice (be sure and deflate tyres for the big soft sand hills), Kroombit is nice also and the plane wreck and Razorback Track worth seeing and doing. Blackdown is beautiful and Canarvon Gorge though well out of the area you asked about is stunning.
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Reply By: Brian T - Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 22:41

Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 at 22:41
Thanks for your replies. Yes vehicle and camper all good for off road.
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Reply By: luxtourer - Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 16:50

Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 16:50
Isla Gorge (between Taroom & Theodore) is also worth a view if you're heading past there. Has a couple of camping spaces for a CT.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 18:53

Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 18:53
Luxtourer
I looked at Isla last week.
Well worth the look, especially the 400m walk out to the point . I wouldn't stop there overnight though as it is perched on top of a ridge, very exposed and just 200m off the Highway so you hear the trucks groaning up the hill. If stopping in that area, check out Murphy's Lagoon/Lake a bit closer to Taroom, 12km off the highway, a few more facilities, quieter and more room
Carnarvon Gorge is the pick of the Sandstone country, but maybe a hours detour each way and very busy at the moment
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Follow Up By: luxtourer - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 at 14:05

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 at 14:05
"just 200m off the Highway", Mark? Unless the campground has moved very recently, it is about 1km off the road. We have camped there in a tent in August, and not been disturbed by either exposure or truck noise. Fortunately the noise tends to be deflected by the cliffs the road passes through, as it climbs.
However I will happily admit there are better places to camp if all you are going to do is visit the lookout, and move on.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 21:15

Monday, Jul 20, 2020 at 21:15
Don't concentrate on the coastal parks. As you are coming in through Innamincka, pick off the inland parks on the way up and then see a few coastal ones on the way back down.

No doubt you will be coming via the Dig Tree, from there head for Ereomanga where you can get your Dinasour fix at the new museum and head across to Carnarvon NP. North from there You have Emerald with the gemfields a bit to the west of it. Alternatively, you can go across to the Blackdown Tablelands and across to Rockhampton.
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Reply By: Brian T - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 at 14:32

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 at 14:32
Thank you for All your reports ,will looking at camping fat a few of the locations
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