If you enjoy the simpler option and fresh air of caravans or camping, the Gladstone region offers some excellent spots you can call home for a week or two.
The main camping ground at Seventeen Seventy sits on a finger of land between beach and bay with easy access to both. The campground caters for tents and caravans and has 97 sites, 27 of which are powered beachfront sites with fireplaces. Baffle Creek Caravan and Camping Park boasts a beautiful waterside location with good fishing, large powered sites with ensuites, a generously sized camping ground and all the amenities you'll need.
A little further inland is the Greenacres Motel and Caravan Park at Benaraby, ideally situated for freshwater fisherman near Lake Awoonga and the Boyne River. Kroombit Lochenbar Farmstay in the Banana Shire offers a unique bush accommodation experience on a real cattle station, with accommodation options including caravans and camping.
From AU$33 - 42
Paradise is a term sometimes used loosely, but it is very appropriate in describing Town of 1770. Nestled in a tranquil bay and facing West is 1770 camping Ground.
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From AU$23 - 160
Baffle Creek Caravan and Camping Park is the only caravan park on the beautiful Baffle Creek with abundant wildlife, a pristine river, good fishing, large powered sites with ensuites, huge camping areas, an undercover barbecue, laundry, kiosk, bait, ice, groceries, and, nearby, a beautiful sandy beach with four wheel drive access and no stingers or crocs.
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From AU$20 - 98
Greenacres Motel and Caravan Park is good, clean affordable accommodation, close to the Boyne River (one kilometre away), Lake Awoonga is only eight kilometres away (excellent barramundi fishing!), the ocean and the Port City of Gladstone (20 kilometres away).
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From AU$54 - 98
Just a few hours west of the Great Barrier Reef, nestled in five acres on Lochenbar Cattle Station is "Kroombit" Awake to the trill of the birds and the sounds of the bush in your choice of accommodation from unique bush cabins to the comfort of the tastefully decorated ensuite cabins.
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