Calliope River Rest Area - QLD

  Camp Free


DEG: -23.962862 151.153275
DMS: 23º 57' 46.3" S 151º 09' 11.79" E
UTM: 56 K 7348655mN 312092mE
Altitude: 8.95m


Place Type

Camps & Accom - Camp Free


431.61kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 533 km (5 hours 59 mins)

Address & Contact

River Ranch QLD 4680
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This excellent free camp is where the old Bruce Highway crosses the Calliope River via a low level bridge. The area was bypassed by the highway many years ago but is maintained by the local council as a free camping area. Toilet blocks are provided on both sides of the river. Pedestrians can still walk over the bridge that is also regularly used my fishermen.

There is space for a large number of campers on both sides of the river. The western area is reached from the Bruce Highway immediately on the west side of the elevated highway bridge. The turn is well signed and is the same turn that is taken to reach the Port Curtis Historical Village complex.

The eastern side is reached by a well signed turn into Old Bruce Highway about 3 km or so on the eastern side of the elevated highway bridge. As the highway runs about east west in this area both turns are to the south side of the highway.

Maximum stay 48 hours.
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Closest Weather Station

Gladstone Airport at 21/07:00pm EST
Distance from Calliope River Rest Area 12.45km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Gladstone Airport
Distance from Calliope River Rest Area 12.45km NE
Mean Max. °C30.730.529.828.025.623.322.923.725.927.428.730.0
Mean Min. °C23.023.021.719.015.413.211.812.615.518.520.422.1
Mean Rain mm146.8181.776.244.537.740.526.336.

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