FREE CAMPS BETWEEN HERVEY BAY AND MACKAY???

Submitted: Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 20:50
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Looking for suggestions on suitable SAFE free camping spots between Hervey Bay and Mackay close to the main highway for a car + 16' caravan?? or any other spots in Bundaberg and Rockhampton that are free and/or cheap for overnight stays preferably with at least access to toilets mainly......travelling with two small kids so SAFE is basically centred around them mainly.

Look forward to your receiving your help as we are leaving Hervey Bay on Monday afternoon bound for Bundaberg for the first night???

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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 21:33

Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 21:33
Clairview is worth a stop.....at the park on the beach.

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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 21:49

Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 21:49
Calliope, Carmilla Beach for sure. (Both on the PLACES list on this site)

Have fun,
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 07:00

Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 07:00
I'll 2nd Calliope,

Great spot on either side of the river with ammenities. The bridge across the river at the camping grounds is now closed to all vehicles access is now from either end of the Old Bruce Highway :)


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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:04

Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:04
You have 3 good rest area's that'll have other caravans in.

1 North side of Gin Gin

2 Granite Creek between Gin Gin and Miriam Vale,

3 Waverly Creek between Marlborough and Sarina
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:22

Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:22
They have fenced off most of the area to try and stop overnight stays at Waverley Creek....still many stay. ;-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:25

Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:25
That'd be typical Qld Gov', whats the point in a rest area if you cant rest in it,

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 07:57

Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 07:57
Agreed Doug.

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Reply By: Big Woody - Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:36

Friday, Jul 03, 2009 at 22:36
Sharon Nature Park is located at Sharon, about 15 minutes from Bundaberg on the road to Gin Gin.
There are toilets there and most nights you will have the company of at least 6 or 8 other travellers. It is legal to free-camp at this location for up to 48 hours I think.

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Reply By: just goin - Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 06:59

Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 06:59
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR ADVICE AND GOOD COMMENTS!
WE HAVE THE FREE CAMPS BOOK BUT YOU CANT BEAT ACTUAL REAL ADVICE FROM EXPERIENCED TRAVELLERS THAT HAVE ACTUALLY STAYED IN THESE FREE CAMP PLACES....

I AM SURE WE WILL FIND A FEW OF THESE VERY SUITABLE FOR OUR OVERNIGHT STAYS.....
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 08:37

Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 08:37
Has anyone used the Polo grounds at St Lawrence? Thinking of stopping there on my way to Townsville this week..
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 00:31

Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 00:31
Have found this site to be excellent. Coin operated hot showers are available there.

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Reply By: philldeb - Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 09:49

Saturday, Jul 04, 2009 at 09:49
As John said StLawrence is good
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