Beach camping/fishing north of Bundaberg

I need to know if we will be ok taking a camper trailer to the mouth of Baffle Creek - on the beach, south of Rules Beach. Is is a great place to go? We do not have a boat, and intend to fish from the beach, maybe catch worms and pippis for bait.Byfield NP looks good too. Which would people recommend and why?! :-)
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Reply By: gbc - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 06:57

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 06:57
I don't see why not. That beach is coarse brown sand though, so I'd recommend extra low pressures for towing on it (12 -15 to start with). There's a bit of camber on it too - just something to be aware of, not worried about.
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Follow Up By: Member - DEREK K - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 08:23

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 08:23
yes low pressure tyres , a mate of mine had his old rodeo swamped there before he get a tow out, & in november last year i only just got out, check it out without trailer first, better with two vechiles in case one does bog, the camps up through deepwater are nice but a little walk over sand dunes to beach
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 08:58

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 08:58
There is a better place closer to Bundy called Norval Park. You turn off the Bundy-1770 road to Yandaran about 1.5 k in go across the railway line and turn left, travel 13 Ks and there is Norval Park. You can pay to stay in the camp ground our drive up behind the dunes and camp for nothing.
You can travel up behind the dunes and end up at the mouth of the Kolan river, you might get a few scratches and you will need a 4WD, that is to the south. Going north along the beach at 1.8Ks there is another creek. You can drive south along the beach as well but there is a big gutter which I was hesitant to cross. Fishing was good when we there in December, but not to good last month, probably as the tides were quite big. There is a pub and store in Yandaran where you can get bait and a tide time table.
We will be back there the second week of the Sept school hols.
Cheers Bruce
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Follow Up By: gbc - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 09:03

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 09:03
I'll wave at you - I'll be up the West beach at Fraser - Hope you've got good eyesight ;)
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Reply By: LauraB - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:40

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:40
Thanks all of you. As we are looking for white (or white-ish) sand, and we will be only one vehicle, Mouth of Baffle is not looking good. What I am looking for is the same type of camping as Cooloola beach or Beach camping on Fraser, only warmer! :-)
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 15:50

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 15:50
Laura, Norval Park has great beach driving, we do not have to lower out tyres in the MU, but we are pretty light, if you go there out of school hols there will probably not be to many people there. The weather will be as warm as 1770, put the camper up behind the dunes in case there is a south eastly blown light a fire, use your generator and take your dog if you have any othe these.
Byfield NP, I lived in Yeppoon for most of my life and this place is not worth the effect to get to compared to some of the parks around 1770.
Cheers Bruce
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Follow Up By: LauraB - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 18:56

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 18:56
Thanks Bruce. That is a great help. Hopefully the fish are biting better now!
Laura :-)
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Follow Up By: Nev Drews - Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 20:02

Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 at 20:02
Try Eurimbula NP north of Agnes Water. Middle Creek is great but may not be suitable for a trailer.
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Follow Up By: LauraB - Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 06:50

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012 at 06:50
Hi Bruce. Do we go north or south when we hit the beach?
Laura :-)
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 14:22

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 14:22
Sorry about the late reply, the creek is 1.8 Ks to the north. I do not believe you can get to the river mouth ( which is to the south) unless you want to drive thru salt water, but you can get to the river driving up above the dunes, it is probably 6 or so Ks. I will see if I can find the photo of map off our gps to show you, see if I can down load some photos of the place.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 14:32

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 14:32
I would not take the camper trailer along the beach, you will find a good spot to camp not to far along the track behind the dunes.
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Follow Up By: LauraB - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 21:05

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 21:05
Thank you. I had a look on google maps and I think that i can see where to go - not to go on the beach at all with the trailer!
Thanks for your advice.
Laura :-)
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 06:57

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 06:57
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Follow Up By: LauraB - Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 08:42

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at 08:42
We're off - thanks for the advice. We'll be there tomorrow! Laura :)
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