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$22 - 160
Baffle Creek Caravan and Camping Park is the only caravan park on the beautiful Baffle Creek with abundant wildlife, a near 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 no stingers or crocs.
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From AU$25 - 130
Nestled on the banks of the Boyne River, Boyne Island Caravan Park is a nature and outdoor lovers delight.
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From AU$31 - 154
The Captain Cook Holiday Village is one of the few accommodation options in the true 1770 and you will be spoilt by choice when it comes to things to do.
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From AU$80 - 110
From your base at Discovery Holiday Parks - Biloela you'll experience rural Australia at its best and soak up some pure, natural beauty.
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From AU$30 - 250
A quiet bushland setting with direct access to the golden sands of Tannum Beach and within walking distance of the picturesque seaside communities of Tannum Sands/Boyne Island is where you'll find Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands.
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From AU$31 - 130
Gladstone City Caravan park is a well established park, catering for everyone from workers through to families.
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From AU$25 - 128
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$28 - 100
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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Situated on the southern end of Curtis Island, just 12 kilometres from mainland Gladstone, the Southend Camping Grounds offers 20 unpowered sites with ocean views.
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From AU$5 - 35
The Oaks on Facing Island are pristine, relaxed, beachfront camping grounds, located on the north-west side of Facing Island, a short distance from the Ferry drop off point at Farmers Point.
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