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Longreach Free Camping on the Darr River, Queensland

Longreach Waterhole

Approx 30kms north of Longreach, Queensland is the Longreach Waterhole which is now known as the Darr River Free Camping Area.  It’s the perfect spot to stay as it is right beside the waters edge.

Lots of space along the river and very few other campers when we camped there.

The beauty of this Longreach Free Camping Area is that it’s just 20 minutes to town so it makes a great base for exploring  Longreach.

Longreach Free Camping on the Darr River

Longreach Free Camping Facilities

There are no facilities at the Longreach Free Camping Area on the Darr River other than bins at the entrance.

This great Free Camping Area just out of Longreach is suitable for caravans, motorhomes, campervans and camper trailers, tent camping and even big rigs. Best accessed by 2WD in dry conditions. We had no problems accessing this great Longreach free camping area in our motorhome.

We had Telstra and Optus coverage however no Vodafone at the Longreach Free Camping area on the Darr River.

Check out: Our Best Free Camps in Australia

Our motorhome at the Longreach Free Camping Area
Looking down the Darr River from the Longreach Free Camping Area

Is the Darr River Longreach Free Camping Area Pet Friendly?

The Darr River Longreach Free Camping Area  is pet friendly.

During our stay, we also enjoyed a campfire for the night. Please always check fire regulations at the time to ensure there are no bans in place. Equally as important, always exhaust the fire with water, never cover a campfire with sand.

Cost to stay is Free.

Our stay was 29th August 2017

How to get to the Darr River Longreach Free Camping Area

From Longreach, head out along the Landsborough Road towards Winton.

After travelling on Landsborough Road for 20 minutes just before the bridge, you will arrive at the Darr River Longreach Free Camping Area. There are tracks on either side of the road where you can free camp at either one.

We took the track to the right and camped along the river to the right of the bridge as you are heading north.

Address: Landsborough Road, Morelle, Queensland

Longreach Free Camping Area alongside the Darr River

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre .

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

3 Top Things to do in Longreach and Winton

Longreach

1. Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame

Longreach has been known for over 40 years for being the home of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre. A visit to Longreach is not complete without visiting this amazing Centre which has just undergone a $15 million makeover.

We can highly recommend the Live Stockman’s Show and be sure to allow plenty of time to check out all of the fabulous interactive exhibits and galleries. It really is not to be missed.

Phone:  07 4658 2166
Address: 
Landsborough Highway, Longreach, Queensland

Australia Stockman's Hall of Fame

2. Qantas Founders Museum

Another one of the top things to do in Longreach is to visit the Qantas Founders Museum. Not only is the museum really interesting, they offer a number of unique experiences. We can highly recommend the Airpark Tour and the 747 Wing Walk.

Allow plenty of time also to wander through the exhibits and especially the old QANTAS Hangar.

The heritage listed old QANTAS Hangar is the original museum that opened back in 1996 with the main exhibition hall, galleries and restaurant opening in 2002. Most recently the Airpark Roof and state of the art Light and Sound Show have been added features since our visit.

Phone: 07 4658 3737
Address:
1 Sir Hudson Fysh Drive Longreach, Queensland

Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach
Qantas Jet taking Darwinny under its wing!

3. Outback Pioneers Tours & Experiences

The Kinnon Family from Outback Pioneers truly offer the best outback experiences. The Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience is one of our most favourite experiences all around Australia.

One of our all time favourite photos of all time was taken on our Stagecoach ride. On this awesome tour you will experience the only stagecoach gallop in Queensland!

We can certainly highly recommend both the Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience and Thomson River Cruise Experience.

Phone:  07 4658 1776
Address:  126 – 128 Eagle Street, Longreach, Queensland

Read more about: Top 10 Things to do in Longreach

Cobb & Co Stagecoach Longreach
One of our absolute favourite photos was taken on our Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience

Winton

1. Australian Age of Dinosaurs

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is one of the top things to do in Winton. It is a working museum and home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils.

During the 3 hour tour you will be guided through the Laboratory, visit the Collection Room and wander through Dinosaur Canyon.

Daily tours commence every hour from 9am to 2pm.

This amazing centre is just 26kms out of Winton.

Phone: 07 4657 0078
Address:  Lot 1, Dinosaur Drive, Winton, Queensland

Australian Age of Dinosaurs in Winton

2. Waltzing Matilda Museum

The Waltzing Matilda Museum was destroyed by fire in 2015 and a fabulous new museum has since been built which opened on 20th April 2018.

This world class museum is the first in the world to be dedicated to a song. The interactive displays tell the story of Waltzing Matilda and the exhibits celebrate the song and music.

There is an Art Gallery, the Tucker Box Cafe and the Qantilda Museum which tells the history of Winton including the Great Shearers Strike of 1891 and all about the birth of QANTAS.

Phone: 1300 665 115
Address:  50 Elderslie Street, Winton, Queensland

Winton Waltzing Matilda Centre
The new Waltzing Matilda Centre was still under construction when we visited in 2017.

3. The Musical Fence

If you like to see more firsts in Winton, check out the Musical Fence. It is the world’s first and only permanent musical fence installation in the world.

Just a few minutes drive out of town, you’ll find this top attraction in Winton behind the Diamantina Heritage Truck and Machinery Museum.

This fun and fabulous art installation was designed by percussionist and composer Graeme Leak and it’s free! We enjoyed using our non-musical talents playing the fence and quirky musical instruments.

Winton Musical Fence

Other great places to camp in this region:

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Have you camped up at the Longreach Free Camping Area alongside the Darr River? Tell us about your Longreach Free Camping experience as well as your favourite things to do in Longreach and Winton.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Adventurers Diary

Rollingstone Camping, Free Camp with all the Facilities

The Rollingstone Camping Ground named Vincent “Bushy” Parker Park after a local war hero, Flight Lieutenant Vincent “Bushy” Parker, is a great place to stay just north of Townsville in Queensland.

For a Free Camp, the Rollingstone Camping area has a lot on offer, loads of facilities with easy access and plenty of space to park.

It’s simple to find however some people do report that google sends them directions which takes you under a low bridge.

Read on and we will tell you how to get there safely.

Rollingstone Camping Ground Facilities

While the nearby Rollingstone Beach Front Resort offers all the amazing bells and whistles for an overnight stay the Rollingstone Camping area is a basic Free camp but very good.

There are a number of potable water taps available providing drinking water to use.

A toilet block is onsite and is regularly maintained and kept clean by Townsville Council. There is also a dump point at the Rollingstone Camping Grounds.

Rollingstone Camping Ground Amenities and Dump Point
Rollingstone Camping Ground BBQs and Picnic Tables

Picnic tables are also available along with a BBQ and bins are here too. Please ensure all rubbish is placed in the bins and the area is kept clean and tidy.

We had 3 bars of 4G Telstra coverage while we were at the Camping area.

There are steps down to the nice, shallow creek alongside the Rollingstone Camping area which is perfect to wade into and cool off on a warm day.

Other Facilities near the Rollingstone Camping Area

Rollingstone has it’s own small general store offering fuel, food, a post office and a few other supplies.

Are Pets allowed at this Rollingstone Camping Area?

It is pet friendly and therefore dogs are permitted to stay at the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping ground.

Shallow Creek running alongside the Rollingstone Camping Ground
Shallow Creek running alongside the Rollingstone Camping Ground

How to book your stay at this free Rollingstone Camping Ground

There is a Booking system for staying at any Townsville Camping Ground including Vincent “Bushy” Parker Park, Rollingstone Camping Ground.

On arrival, you can simply scan your smart phone on the sign at the entrance to the park or go to the website here – https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/parks-beaches-and-community-venues/parks-trails-and-camping/camping-caravan-and-rv-sites

The Campground does get busy and therefore it’s best to arrive and book in early to secure a spot.

Cost to stay is Free. You can stay for 48 hours maximum within a 7 day period.

We didn’t stay but we went for a look on 12th of August 2021.

Rollingstone Camping Ground Entry

Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Contact Details

Phone: 13 48 10
Address: Rollingstone Street, Rollingstone, Queensland
Website:

How to get to the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground

From the Bruce Highway take the Whalley Cres exit over the rail line and go right into Rollingstone Street.

Follow Rollingstone Street through the township to the entrance to the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground on your left.

Don’t take the first Rollingstone Street exit heading north as it takes you under a low 2.4m bridge.

What popular attractions are in and around the Rollingstone Camping Ground?

Big Crystal Creek

Big Crystal Creek otherwise known as Paradise Waterhole is just an hour north of Townsville and just under 21kms from the Rollingstone Camping Ground.

Located in the Paluma Range National Park this fabulous waterhole is an easy 2 minute walk from the Crystal Creek Campground and Recreational Day Use Area. The deep crystal clear pool is perfect for cooling off on a warm day.

Little Crystal Creek

Just  away is Little Crystal Creek which also has crystal clear waters making it another awesome spot for a refreshing swim on a hot day.

The water cascading under the heritage listed stone arch bridge built back in the 1930s makes a very picturesque setting.

Balgal Beach

Balgal Beach is just 4.7kms from the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground. Only a 5 minute drive and you go from bush to the beach.

The Balgal Beach is a patrolled beach with a swimming enclosure making it a safe place for swimming during the stinger season. Stinger season in North Queensland extends from November through to April/May.

Toomulla Beach

Another nearby beach is Toomulla Beach which is just 12kms south of the Rollingstone Camping Ground.

Toomulla Beach is a popular spot for fishing and bird watching. It also provides a free camping area with a maximum 48hr stay.

Toomulla Beach

Other great places to stay in the region:

Pin – Rollingstone Camping

Have you free camped at the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground? Tell us about your Rollingstone Camping experience!

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Caravan Parks

Port Lincoln Caravan Park, South Australia

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

We had to look for a good Port Lincoln Caravan Park when MACKS our Golden Retriever got sick in Ceduna and needed urgent treatment.

We found the Port Lincoln Tourist Park the perfect place to stay.

Port Lincoln is located on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and is considered Australia’s Seafood capital.

Our site had the most amazing ocean views over Boston Bay and is just a short stroll to a small jetty where we caught plenty of squid.

Fresh Calamari was an enjoyable part of our diet here at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park Campsite

Port Lincoln Caravan Park Facilities

The Caravan Park Free Wifi is good too, which isn’t often the case with Caravan Parks.

There are several amenities blocks which are very good, although not modern, with hot showers and excellent strong water pressure.

Two excellent camp kitchens are also on site with under cover BBQ’s, fridge and TV.

The staff at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park were really friendly and great to us, remaining patient as we dealt with our sick dog.

There is also a kids playground for the boys and girls to enjoy.

A Dump point is also available.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

The Port Lincoln Caravan Park is set on a hillside and therefore some sites, including much of the unpowered section, is located on sloping grounds and may not be level.

We would recommend asking to go for a walk and choose the site that best suits you before being allocated a spot or setting up.

Stunning sunrises are the best part of the day as it rises over the ocean providing the most spectacular views.

MACKS at Port Lincoln Caravan Park
MACKS recuperating at Port Lincoln Tourist Park after her sever case of Geratric Vestibular Disease

Are pets allowed at this Port Lincoln Caravan Park?

The Port Lincoln Tourist Park is pet friendly and we stayed here whilst our dog MACKS was recovering from Geriatric Vestibular Disease.

We can also very highly recommend the Lincoln Veterinary Centre, they were superb in diagnosing and looking after MACKS.

Keep an eye out around the grounds for the Bunny Rabbits that come out to feed during the afternoon.

Read more: Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS

MACKS at Port Lincoln Vet Hospital

Cost to Stay at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park

Cost for us was $32 per night plus $10 for Matthew less the Top Tourist discount. Having stayed for a week we received 1 night free and our week stay totalled $226.80.

Update: September 2021
Powered sites range from $35 to $40 per night.
Unpowered sites are $30 a night with fantastic bay views

Our stay here was 14-22 December 2016.

Watch the video for a look at this fabulous caravan park.

Contact Details for the Port Lincoln Tourist Park

Phone: 08 8621 4444
Address: 11 Hindmarsh St, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Website:

Welcome to Port Lincoln sign

How to get to this Port Lincoln Caravan Park

From the Lincoln Highway/B100 take the Light Street exit at the roundabout. In 110 metres turn right onto Tasman Terrace.

Proceed through 2 roundabouts and continue straight on Tasman Terrace before turning left onto Hindmarsh Street.

In 150 metres turn right, then in 50 metres turn left and in 20 metres the Port Lincoln Caravan Park will be on your left.

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

  1. To plug your RV with standard 15amp in to standard residential 10amp power source you will need a converter. We love our waterproof Ampfibian and after over 4 years it’s still perfect.
  2. Most people carry a Generator for back up power. 4wd Supacentre has a good low cost and popular generator while the Yamaha 2000w is a robust yet quiet excellent performer.
  3. A 20m 15amp Power Lead will ensure you reach your power source in Caravan Parks and Campgrounds.
  4. You will want a good blue Drinking Water Hose. Your typical green garden hose is not suitable for drinking from.
  5. A 4 way tap handle will help you find water whenever you need it
Makaybe Diva Statue

Things to do in and around Portland

Makaybe Diva Statue

Makaybe Diva is the first racehorse to achieve 3 wins in the Melbourne Cup and these three wins were in consecutive years -2003, 2004 and 2005.

Add to this fabulous record, Makaybe Diva is also the only mare to ever win more than one Melbourne Cup.

 Local Port Lincoln artist Ken Martin who sculpted the bronze statue took 9 months to complete the monument which was officially unveiled in 2006.

Check out the statue of this awesome racehorse which stands proudly at the Port Lincoln waterfront.

Flinders Archway Port Lincoln

Flinders Archway

The Flinders Archway commemorates the famous navigator Matthew Flinders. After setting sail on an expedition from England Flinders first arrived on the west coast of South Australia in 1802.

He continued to explore, map and name the South Australian coastline. In 1892, Flinders named Port Lincoln in honour of his native Province.

The stone archway was erected in May 1936. and a statue of Matthew Flinders RN and his cat Trim, donated to the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum by the Lang Foundation, was unveiled in February 2017.

Axel Senross Maritime Museum

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

The Axel Stenross Maritime Museum right on the waterfront is full of restored historic vessels, marine artefacts and assorted relics. Axel, a Finnish Ships Carpenter sailed to Port Lincoln in 1927 to load grain and decided to stay.

Knowledgeable volunteers and unique interpretive displays throughout the museum tell Axel’s the amazing story.

You can also discover the lost art of wooden boat building, his original living quarters, workshops and the still operating slipway.

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9.30am – 4pm and Saturdays and Public Holidays from 1pm – 4.30pm.

Magnificent views of Port Lincoln from Winter Hill Lookout

Winter Hill Lookout

From the Winters Hill Lookout, the views of Port Lincoln, the bay and Boston Island are simply amazing.

To reach the Winters Hill Lookout, it is simply a short 5 minute drive from the Port Lincoln CBD and was easily accessible in our motorhome.

Jetty at sunset

Other great places to stay in South Australia:

Pin – Port Lincoln Caravan Park

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Camp Grounds

1770 Camping Ground, Queensland

1770 Camping Ground

If you are looking to go camping in 1770 Qld then the 1770 Camping Ground is perfectly located on Round Hill Creek with the most stunning Sunsets that you will see on Australia’s East coast.

1770 is one of the most amazing small beachside towns on the Queensland coastline.

There’s no shortage of fantastic beaches, superb fishing, swimming and did I mention spectacular sunsets?

Agnes Water is just 5 minutes away and is the furthest north in Qld where surfers can catch a wave.

With a bit of wind or swell people travel to 1770 and Agnes Water to get out their long boards and catch a wave around the Agnes Water headland.

1770 Beachfront Camping
1770 Sunset
One of the many amazing 1770 Sunsets

1770 Beach Camping

1770 Camping is limited to the 1770 Camping Ground and a Caravan Park with further Caravan Parks and Campgrounds located at Agnes Water nearby.

The 1770 Camping Ground offers a range of accommodation options.

Beachfront sites are available and come with power, a fire pit and the most magnificent views.

Beachfront sites do not have access to hook up to water or to release grey water.

1770 Camping Ground

1770 Camping Facilities

Cheaper sites are available back from the water in the 1770 Camping Ground and whilst all sites come with power you can choose to go unpowered and not use the electricity.

The Camping Ground also has a cafe and takeaway shop which provides meals and drinks plus some basic necessities.

Keep your eye out and you will see dolphins in the river and kookaburras around the campsite as we did.

1770 from above
Town of 1770

1770, like many beach places, can at times attract midges, if so apply insect repellent and cover up.

Open fire pits are available and we enjoyed a campfire at sunset with our neighbouring campers.

We didn’t use the amenities block but the toilets and showers block did looked fairly basic.

I did have phone coverage with full access to Telstra network and just 1 bar on my Vodafone.

Is the 1770 Camping Ground Dog Friendly?

The park is not dog friendly and does not allow pets.

Our first time to 1770 we had our Golden Retriever with us and were therefore unable to stay here.

1770 campfire

This is an awesome location, enjoy the video for more details.

The cost to stay at the 1770 Camping Ground was $46 per night for a powered river front site and $41 for non river front powered sites.

Update March 2021:
Beachfront sites are $50 per night and $54 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Powered sites are $45 per night and $51 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Unpowered is $40 per night and $47 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Children aged 4-15 years are $10 extra per night.
Extra Adults are $14 per night.

Our stay was 3rd June 2018

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre .

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

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1770 Camping Ground, Seventeen Seventy Qld – Contact Details:

Phone: 07 4974 9286
Website:
Facebook:
Address: 641 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770

How to get to the 1770 Camping Ground

Take Round Hill Road all the way to Agnes Water and turn left in to Captain Cook Drive to 1770.

Follow Captain Cook Drive past the LARC and around the right hand bend past the 1770 Beach Hotel and follow the road a little further to the 1770 Camping Ground on your left.

1770 LARC! Tours
LARC Tour of Bustard Head

What is there to do at 1770?

1770 LARC! Tours

While visiting 1770, be sure to go out on one of the LARC tours, they are fabulous.

A LARC is an amphibious vehicle capable of travelling over land and across water.

LARC vehicles are mostly used by the military and here in 1770 they are used to do tours of places usually very difficult to reach.

We have done the Full Day Paradise Tour which takes you right up to the Bustard Head Lighthouse and we have also taken a LARC Afternoon & Sunset tour which is amazing value and great fun.

Be sure to do the tour to the Bustard Lighthouse and race down the dunes of Middle Island.

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Day Trip to Lady Musgrave Island
Our day trip to Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island

Take a Day Tour to the amazing Lady Musgrave Island.

Swim with turtles and snorkel amongst the coral and fish of the Reef.

Go on the glass bottom boat to see all the marinelife and coral from above and walk around Lady Musgrave Island on a guided tour.

We did this trip and loved it, a must do when in 1770 and Agnes Water.

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are all provided so you can enjoy a great day at Lady Musgrave.

Tips: Take some Kwells seasickness tablets in case of a bumpy ride and a warm jacket for the return trip.

Book your Trip to Lady Musgrave Island here.

Sunset with the 1770 Sign

Sunset Viewing

There are a few spots to enjoy the stunning sunsets at 1770.

At the 1770 Marina there are some great spots to sit, relax and enjoy the view.

There’s seating and you can bring along a bottle of wine or a beer and enjoy.

Otherwise you can grab some fish and chips next door while you witness the extraordinary views as the sun goes down.

Sunsets silohette

From the foreshore in front of the 1770 Beach Hotel there are BBQ’s and seating or plenty of space on the beach to watch the sunset.

With some stunning boats and the river in the foreground it all makes for a magnificent photo opportunity.

1770 Sunset at the Headland

The other great spot is the 1770 Headland.

From the point you can enjoy the incredible views down the River and across the ocean and capture some memorable photos.

Fishing Charter

1770 Fishing Charter

The ocean waters of 1770 provide the most amazing reef fishing opportunity.

I chose the Hooked on 1770 Fishing Charters Half Day charter and we managed to get on to some nice fish including this nice Red.

Next time I’ll have to choose the Full Day charter which gets you out further to the deeper reefs and more time for more great fishing.

Places to Eat Out in Seventeen Seventy

Places to eat out in 1770

The 1770 Beach Hotel is a popular place to dine whether it’s for lunch or dinner.

Check out the Bar Menu or dine in the restaurant and take in the incredible views.

The 1770 Marina Cafe is a great place for breakfast or lunch.

Located in the LARC precinct at the 1770 Marina the Cafe serves gourmet breakfasts and delicious  healthy lunches and Burgers with great coffee or a selection of drinks.

You can find them at 535 Captain Cook Road 1770.

Read more about: What to do in Agnes Water and 1770

Pin – 1770 Camping

Other great places to stay in the region:

Safe travels   

Kev & Adele
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