Camping in Bundaberg: Everything You Need To Know

Published Categorized as Destinations, Australia Travel, Queensland Travel, Travel Blog
Camping in Bundaberg
Camping in Bundaberg

This blog post will provide a detailed guide for motor homes, caravans and camping in Bundaberg including facilities, cost and the types of ‘campers’ it is best suited to.

I don’t need a therapist. I go camping often.”

– Unknown

RELATED POSTS:


Why Go Camping?

Nowadays, everyone we know is running around chasing the next big thing. Whether we are trying to get the next big promotion or buying things we don’t need, all of this can be a distraction from what’s important.

Camping is about getting away from the fast-paced life. Away from technology and the hustle and bustle of daily life, going back to the outdoors can energise us. Not to mention, it’s fun!

Camping is an opportunity to enjoy the company of one another; to tell stories beside a campfire, sing songs, play games, and just be present. Being outside and camping is one of the best things anyone can do to improve one’s health or just slow things down.

Roasting Marshmallows Over a Campfire

Camping in Bundaberg and Surrounding Areas

Cheap / Free Camping

Apple Tree Creek Rest Stop

Where: Drummond Street, Apple Tree Creek (runs parallel to the Bruce Highway)

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Covered picnic tables, electric barbecues, flushing toilets – wheelchair accessible, water – not suitable to drink, children’s playground, rubbish bins provided, dog friendly

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 20 hours


Avondale Homestead Tavern

Where: Cnr Rosedale & Avondale Rd, Avondale

Suitable For: Caravans and motor homes

Facilities: Quiet, clean stop over

Cost: Free (but will enjoy your patronage)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Booyal Roadhouse Fuel and Food

Where: 31512 Bruce Hwy, Booyal

Suitable For: Self-contained RV’s or caravans only

Facilities: BBQ shelters and public toilets

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: N/A


Booyal Crossing

Where: Take Booyal Dallarnil Road and turn right into Causway Road, Booyal

Suitable For: Self-contained RV’s or caravans only

Facilities: N/A

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: N/A


Bucca Crossing Hotel Campground

Where: 5 North Bucca Road, Bucca

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Flushing toilets, no power, $5 hot showers

Cost: $5 per night per person

Maximum Stay: N/A

Bucca Crossing - Queensland, Australia
Bucca Crossing – Queensland, Australia

Bundaberg CBD – CMCA RV Park

Where: Pyefinch Drive off Walker Street, Bundaberg

Suitable For: CMCA members who meet the requirements of the CMCA Self Contained Vehicle (SCV) Policy i.e. must have on-board fresh water tanks and the ability to contain black and grey water

Facilities: Secure place to park, potable water, dump point to offload black and grey water

Cost: $3 per person per night or $15 per site per night for non-members

Maximum Stay: Up to 5 nights (in any 21 day period)


Bundaberg – Hinkler Lions Tourist Park

Where: University Drive, Bundaberg – southern outskirts of the city close to the Stockland Shopping Centre and Brothers Sports Club

Suitable For: Only available for self-contained RV’s or caravans only

Facilities: Dump point, toilets, potable water

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 24 hours


Burrum Point Campground

Where: Burrum Coast National Park (see map)

Suitable For: 4wd only access

Facilities: Dump point, long drop toilet, cold water shower, non- potable water, no fires permitted

Cost: $6.75 per person per night, $27 per family per night (Book online here or call 13 74 68)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Childers

Where: Crescent Street (one street back from the Bruce Highway in Crescent Street in the heart of Childers)

Suitable For: Self-contained RV’s or caravans only

Facilities:  Dump point, close proximity to toilet and barbeque facilities just across the road in Millennium Park, covered picnic tables

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: Overnight (or maximum of 20 hours)


Dykehead Crossing

Where: Hawkwood Rd, Dykehead

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: BBQ shelters, public toilets

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: Overnight (or maximum of 20 hours)


Gaeta Valley Park

Where: Gaeta Rd, Gaeta

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: BBQ shelters, public toilets

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: Overnight (or maximum of 20 hours)


Gin Gin Rest Area

Where: off the Bruce Highway north of Gin Gin

Suitable For: Sealed access with drive through sites for big rigs and caravans

Facilities: Toilets, potable water

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: Maximum stay of 20 hours

Gin Gin Rest Area - Queensland, Australia
Gin Gin Rest Area – Queensland, Australia

Kinkuna Campground

Where: Access via Burrum Coast National Park (see map here)

Suitable For: 4wd access only

Facilities: No toilets, no water, no fires allowed

Cost: $6.15 per person per night, $24.60 per family per night (Book online here or call 13 74 68)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Lochaber Tourist Park

Where: 22172 Burnett Highway, Malmoe

Suitable For: Self-contained vans and motorhomes only

Facilities: Basic showers, BBQ and picnic tables

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 7 days


Mulgildie Hotel Grounds

Where: 13 Oak St, Mulgildie

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: Public toilets, potable water

Cost: Free (but will enjoy your patronage)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Mundubbera Jaycee Park

Where: Burnett Hwy, Mundubbera

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: BBQ shelters, public toilets, potable water

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 24 hours


Mungungo Pub Camp Site

Where: 11903 Gladstone-Monto Rd, Mungungo

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: BBQ shelters and public toilets

Cost: Free (but will enjoy your patronage)

Maximum Stay: N/A

Mungungo Pub Camp Site - Queensland, Australia
Mungungo Pub Camp Site – Queensland, Australia

Norval Park Campground

Where: 353 Campbells Road, Biggenden

Suitable For: Tents and camper trailers only (caravans, motor homes and camper vans are not permitted)

Facilities: basic toilet facilities and hand basin only, must bring own water supplies

Cost: $10 per night (Purchase a permit at the Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre Ph: 07 4153 8888 or book online here. Council will inspect the site regularly to verify and enforce permits for each site.)


Maximum Stay: N/A

Paradise Dam Campground

Where: 1355-1483 Bundaberg-Gin Gin Rd, Sharon (10km west from Bundaberg)

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Flushing toilets, potable water, gas / electric BBQ’s

Cost: $17 per night

Maximum Stay: N/A


Sharon Gorge Nature Park Campground

Where: 1355-1483 Bundaberg-Gin Gin Rd, Sharon (10km west from Bundaberg)

Suitable For: Fully self-contained vehicles only

Facilities: Public toilets, non-potable water, gas / electric BBQ’s

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 24 hours


Wallaville Hotel

Where: Mill St, Wallaville

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: BBQ shelters, public toilets, potable water

Cost: Free (but will enjoy your patronage)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Wallum Reserve Rest Area

Where: Isis Highway, Elliott

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: BBQ shelters, public toilets, fires allowed

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 20 hours


Wongi Waterholes

Where: Wongi State Forest

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Cold water showers, flushing toilets, picnic tables

Cost: $5.75 per person per night, $23 per family per night (book online here)

Maximum Stay: N/A

Wongi Waterholes - Queensland, Australia
Wongi Waterholes – Queensland, Australia

Wuruma Dam Camping Area

Where: Wuruma Dam Rd, Wuruma Dam

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: Public toilets, fires allowed

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 3 weeks in any 4 week period


Yandaran Hotel

Where23 Main Street, Yandaran

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: Public Toilets

Cost: Free (but will enjoy your patronage)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Yarrol Hut and Original Stock Yard

Where: Unnamed Rd, Yarrol

Suitable For: Self-contained travellers

Facilities: NIL

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: N/A


Zonhoven Park Rest Area

Where: Burnett Hwy, Gayndah

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Hot showers, public toilets, dump point, potable water

Cost: Free

Maximum Stay: 24 hours


Camping Areas in Bundaberg With Powered Sites

AAOK Riverdale Caravan Park

Where: 4-6 Perry Street, Bundaberg North

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen, dump point

Cost: From $29 per night for an unpowered site, $39 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A

AAOK Riverdale Caravan Park - Bundaberg, Queensland
AAOK Riverdale Caravan Park – Bundaberg, Queensland

BIG4 Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Where: 25 Fred Courtice Avenue, Nielsen Park

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free WiFi, dump point, Tennis / Volleyball / Basketball Court

Cost: From $30 per night for an unpowered site, $42 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


BIG4 Cane Village Holiday Park

Where: 94 Twyford Street, Bundaberg

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen, dump point, swimming pool

Cost: From $40 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Like This Article? Pin It!

CAMPING IN BUNDABERG: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

BIG4 Cania Gorge Holiday Park

Where: 54 Park Road, Monto

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen, dump point, water park

Cost: From $35 per night for an unpowered site, $40 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Bundaberg East Cabin and Tourist Park

Where: 83 Princess Street, Bundaberg

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ’s, swimming pool

Cost: From $30 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Bundaberg Park Village

Where: 20 Childers Road, Bundaberg

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen, swimming pool, free WiFi

Cost: From $24 per night for an unpowered site, $28 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Burnett Heads ‘Lighthouse’ Holiday Park

Where: 2 Paul Mittelheuser Street, Burnett Heads

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen, tennis court

Cost: From $28 per night for an unpowered site, $32 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A

Burnett Heads 'Lighthouse' Caravan Park - Bundaberg, Queensland
Burnett Heads ‘Lighthouse’ Caravan Park – Bundaberg, Queensland

Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat

Where: 1253 Cania Road, Monto

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen, swimming pool

Cost: From $30 per night for an unpowered site, $38 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Childers Tourist Park and Camp

Where: 111 Stockyard Road, Childers

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ, camp kitchen

Cost: From $13.55 per night for an unpowered site, $22 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Citrus Country Caravan Village

Where: 1 Anne Street, Mundubbera

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen, swimming pool

Cost: From $24 per night for an unpowered site, $26 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Eidsvold Caravan Park

Where: 3 Esplanade Street, Eidsvold

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen

Cost: From $27 per night for an unpowered site, $31 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Gin Gin Showgrounds

Where: King Street, Gin Gin

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Flushing toilet, potable water

Cost: $20 per night for 2 adults

Maximum Stay: N/A

Gin Gin Showgrounds - Queensland, Australia
Gin Gin Showgrounds – Queensland, Australia

Gumtree Lodge and Bush Camp

Where: 159 Howard Heights Road, Howard

Suitable For: Adults only self-contained caravans / motorhomes

Facilities: Flushing toilets, potable water

Cost: $25 per night for 2 adults (stay 4 pay 3, stay 7 pay 5 deal)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Iron Ridge Park

Where: 1472 Goodwood Road, Redridge via Childers

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Flushing toilets, amenities block, laundry, clothes line

Cost: $27 for 2 people on powered site with concrete slab, water and sullage

Maximum Stay: N/A


Lake Monduran Holiday Park

Where: Monduran Dam Road, Monduran

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Camp kitchen, amenities block, laundry, boat ramp

Cost: $25 per couple for an unpowered site, $29 per couple for a powered site

Tips: Known for great barramundi fishing

Maximum Stay: N/A


Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat

Where: 122 Farnsfield Road, North Isis, Childers

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen, swimming pool, fishing

Cost: From $30 per night for an unpowered site, $35 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A

Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat - Queensland, Australia
Lake Redbrook Holiday Retreat – Queensland, Australia

Miara Holiday Park

Where: 1200 Miara Road, Miara

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, BBQ and picnic area

Cost: From $27 per night for an unpowered site, $30 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Midtown Caravan Park

Where: 61 Takalvan Street, Millbank

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block

Cost: From $32 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Mingo Crossing Caravan and Recreation Area

Where: 2670 Gayndah-Mount Perry Road, Mingo Crossing

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, BBQ area, camp kitchen, dump point, free WiFi, boat ramp

Cost: From $22 per night for an unpowered site, $30 for a powered site

Tips: Perfect for all types of water sports including fishing, sailing, skiing and kayaking

Maximum Stay: N/A


Monto Caravan and Cabin Park

Where: 16 Flinders Street, Monto

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, dump point, swimming pool, free WiFi

Cost: From $25 per night for an unpowered site, $35 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Moore Park Beach Holiday Park

Where: 2 Park Drive, Moore Park Beach

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, swimming pool

Cost: From $28 per night for an unpowered site, $32 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A

Moore Park Beach Holiday Park - Bundaberg, Queensland
Moore Park Beach Holiday Park – Bundaberg, Queensland

Mount Perry Caravan Park

Where: 54 Heusman Street, Mount Perry

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen

Cost: From $28 per night for an unpowered site, $30 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Mountain View Caravan Park

Where: 19 Walsh Street, Biggenden

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen, dump point

Cost: From $27 per night for an unpowered site, $30 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Mundubbera Showground

Where: Bunce Street, Mundubbera

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block

Cost: $16.50 per night for a powered site with water

Maximum Stay: N/A


NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park

Where: 88 Esplanade, Woodgate

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen, convenience store, cafe

Cost: From $36 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A

NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park - Bundaberg, Queensland
NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park – Bundaberg, Queensland

Oakwood Caravan Park

Where: 15 Old Gin Gin Road, Bundaberg

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, camp kitchen

Cost: From $30 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Riverside Gayndah Caravan Park

Where: 11 Dalgangal Road, (Burnett Hwy) Gayndah

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry

Cost: From $26 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Riverview Caravan Park

Where: 3 Barrow Street, Gayndah

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, free gas BBQ’s, camp kitchen

Cost: From $24 per night for an unpowered site, $28 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A

Riverview Caravan Park - Gayndah, Queensland
Riverview Caravan Park – Gayndah, Queensland

Rocky Point Retreat

Where: 303 Rocky Point Road, Winfield

Suitable For: Self-contained caravans, RVs, camping trailers and tents or swags

Facilities: Dump point, non-potable water, boat ramp

Cost: $12.50 per adult per night for a self-contained site, $20.50 for one person on a powered site (extra adult $12.50 per night)

Maximum Stay: N/A


Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort Campground

Where: Noble Road, Susan River

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities, gas / electric BBQ’s, swimming pool, horse riding and ski boat hire available at an extra cost

Cost: $15 per adult per night for an unpowered site, $25 per adult per night for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Three Rivers Tourist Park

Where: 37 Strathdee Street, Mundubbera

Suitable For: All welcome

Facilities: Amenities block, laundry, BBQ facilities, camp kitchen, free WiFi, swimming pool, dump point

Cost: From $30 per night for an unpowered site, $32 for a powered site

Maximum Stay: N/A


Want to Read More?

So as you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to camping within the Bundaberg region.

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

If you want to read more about our 1 month road trip in Queensland, click on the following post.

Like This Article? Pin It!

CAMPING IN BUNDABERG: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

LATEST POSTS


TRIP PLANNERS FOR AUSTRALIA: RELATED BLOG POSTS

Want more info to help you plan your Australia trip? Check out all the articles we’ve written on travel in Australia below and continue planning your trip.

By Peta Wenzel

We are Peta (Australian) and Jonas (Swedish/Australian), a couple in our mid 40’s / early 50’s who have been travelling the world fulltime since January 2018. We met and lived on the Gold Coast, Australia and spent many evenings researching and watching YouTube vlogs about travel and dreaming of the day we would retire and be able to enjoy a lot more travel ourselves. Over the years, a number of events happened to family and friends and an opportunity arose which made us decide to not wait but to instead take a “Gap Year”. We are now in our 3rd year of travel and still hunger for new adventures and embrace the uncertainty that comes with full-time travel. If you want to know more about who we are, why we choose this lifestyle and how we do it, please follow our adventures and see how you can do it too.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.