Agnes Waters Camping Holiday Planner

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The Reef Caravan Park - Agnes Waters, Queensland
The Reef Caravan Park - Agnes Waters, Queensland

This ‘Agnes Waters Camping Holiday Planner’ blog post will provide all the information you need to plan a camping holiday.  Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 are very popular amongst campers and caravanners alike. The region is mentioned as a must-go-to on every Caravanning group on Facebook.

“A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.”

– Unknown –

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Where is Agnes Waters Queensland?

Agnes Water is in Central Queensland approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) south-east of the Bruce Highway, Queensland’s major coastal route. It is accessed via the main road called Round Hill Road. It is 90 minutes south of Gladstone, and 90 minutes north of Bundaberg on the Discovery Coast.


Agnes Waters Map

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Map of Agnes Water – Queensland, Australia

Why Go Camping in Agnes Waters?

The climate in the Gladstone region is the envy of the southern states, the beaches at Agnes Waters go on forever, and the reef is in superb condition with no coral bleaching.

Swimming in the ocean can be enjoyed twelve months of the year with no stingers.

Book caravan, campervan or camping parks well in advance as peak seasons are heavily booked with many return visitors every year.

If you do arrive without a booking, visit the Agnes Water Visitor Information Centre. They will assist to find vacancies in the caravan parks, motels, resorts and apartment hotels in the area, and are able to make bookings for the National Parks as well. They also have up to date information on local tourist information.


Shopping in Agnes Waters

Parking at the shopping centres is only big enough to allow cars to manoeuvre. Instead, use wider road lanes outside the shopping centres to park caravans and camper vans.


Dump Point / Water Point in Agnes Waters

A dump point is located at the 1770 SES Ground, Captain Cook Drive.

Water is available at the showgrounds at a tap next to the toilet block but you will need a long hose to fill up.


Spots for Camping in Agnes Waters

Cheap / Free Camping Agnes Waters

Deepwater National Park

Deepwater National Park’s diverse vegetation of coastal scrubs, eucalypt woodlands, wet heaths and sedgelands surround Deepwater Creek and its tributaries. Tannins and other substances leached from surrounding heath plants stain the creek water brown. The creek is fringed by tall forests of swamp mahogany, paperbark and cabbage palms, and is broken in places by shallow sections of reed bed and paperbark forest. In these areas water only flows during the wet season.

Deepwater supports diverse birdlife such as Emus, Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoos, Honeyeaters, Brahminy Kites and waterbirds. Nesting Turtles frequent Deepwater Beach from October to April, and turtle hatchlings emerge from the nests from January, usually at night.

You have your choice of two camping areas: Middle Rock camping area is 14 km south of Agnes Water and Wreck Rock camping area is 17 km south of Agnes Water.

Before you visit, check park alerts for the latest information about conditions at Broadwater Regional Park, particularly after wet weather, as road conditions change quickly.

  • Where: 526 Anderson Way, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: High clearance four-wheel-drive (4WD) access only
  • Facilities: Wreck Rock – toilets, cold shower facilities, Middle Rock – no facilities
  • Cost: $6.75 / person / night (Obtain a camping permit here)
  • Maximum Stay: N/A
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Deepwater National Park – Region of Gladstone, Queensland (Source: www.parks.des.qld.gov.au)

Eurimbula National Park

Many people come to Eurimbula National Park to enjoy the beach and fishing in a quiet, unspoiled area, but there is more to this area than meets the eye. The sandy beaches, pristine waterways and windswept headlands adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park are only some of the area’s features. The park is rich in cultural history and is part of the Gooreng Gooreng Aboriginal people’s traditional country.

You have your choice of four camping areas: Eurimbula Creek and Middle Creek camping area can be accessed by road, whilst Rodds Peninsular and Bustard Heads camping areas are available for visitors arriving by boat.

  • Where: Eurimbula Road, Round Hill
  • Suitable For: High clearance four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles with low range capacity are recommended
  • Facilities: Middle Creek and Eurimbula Creek – toilets, Bustard Head and Rodds Peninsular – no facilities
  • Cost: $6.75 / person / night (Obtain a camping permit here)
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

Workman’s Beach

Workman’s Beach, Agnes Water, is set high on the hill above Queensland’s most northern surf beach. This pet friendly site is well protected, mostly shaded, and is only a short distance from the centre of Agnes Water. Allocation is on a ‘first-in’ basis only; none of the camp sites can be booked.

  • Where: 95 Springs Road, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Flushing toilets, cold shower facilities, free gas barbecues, drinking water, pet friendly
  • Cost: $9.35 / person / night (Ranger will collect fees onsite on a daily basis)
  • Maximum Stay: N/A
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Workman’s Beach – Region of Gladstone, Queensland (Source: www.planner.hermax.com)

Agnes Waters Caravan Parks with Powered Sites

1770 Camping Ground

1770 Campground is a commercial camping ground with absolute beach access and all the facilities. You’ll be able to launch your boat and do a spot of fishing in the bay and off shore, or, check out some of Queensland’s most northern surf beaches.  A great spot for the kids to run around and explore the beach or do some canoeing. This popular camp ground fills up quickly and bookings are recommended.

  • Where: 641 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, amenities block, coin-operated laundry, camp kitchen
  • Cost: From $38 per night for an unpowered site, $43 for a powered site
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

Agnes Waters Caravan Park

The Agnes Waters Beach Holidays Caravan Park has an idyllic beachfront location and offers accommodation with beautiful ocean views. This six-acre park sits amongst rainforest trees and tropical palms which offer shade, tranquillity and privacy.

  • Where: Jeffery Court, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Amenities block, coin-operated laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen
  • Cost: From $35 per night for an unpowered site, $45 for a powered site
  • Maximum Stay: N/A
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Agnes Waters Caravan Park – Region of Gladstone, Queensland (Source: www.agneswaterbeach.com.au)

Captain Cook Holiday Village

The Captain Cook Holiday Village is designed with accommodation to suit everyone. The entire caravan park is a sanctuary for lorikeets, kangaroos, wild bush turkeys and possums. 

  • Where: Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, swimming pool, children’s playground, camp kitchen, pet friendly
  • Cost: From $32 per night for an unpowered site, $40 for a powered site
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

The Reef Caravan Park

The Reef Caravan Park is set in a tranquil setting on 40 acres of bushland and tropical gardens, just 5 minutes to the beaches of Agnes Water. It is a relaxing haven with an abundance of local birdlife and wildlife.

  • Where: 34 Rocky Crossing Road, Agnes Water Court, Agnes Water
  • Suitable For: All welcome
  • Cost: From $12.50 / person / night for an unpowered site, $38 for a powered site
  • Facilities: Extra large sites, amenities block, laundry, swimming pool, children’s playground, communal kitchen, pizza oven, herb and vegetable garden, Gnomieland, pet friendly
  • Maximum Stay: N/A

We stayed here overnight on our 1 Month Trip of Queensland and we loved it. We met lots of lovely people around the campfire, enjoyed an interesting walk around Gnomieland and the black cockatoos were a spectacular sight in the morning.


In Summary

Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 are very popular spots for tourists and as such, book out well ahead of time.  We highly recommended pre-booking accommodation to ensure you avoid disappointment.

Have you holidayed in Agnes Water?  What did you think? Please leave comments below.


Want to Read More?

So as you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to camping at Agnes Waters.

If you want to read more about this area, click on one of the following posts.


Exit45 Rating

The Exit45 Rating scale runs from a low of 1 to a high of 5 in each of the 9 categories.  As such, the higher the score out of 45, the better the Exit45 Rating.  N.B. These scores are our own personal opinions and are based on our experiences, budget constraints and what we love doing i.e. adventure seeking foodies who love snorkelling and water related activities.

Value for Money4
Cuisine4
Friendliness of Locals4
Ease of Language Barrier5
Climate4.5
Activities and Tours5
Ease of Travel5
Culture Barrier5
Safety4.5
TOTAL EXIT45 RATING41 / 45

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