Eurimbula National Park Gladstone

Eurimbula Creek camping area is a quiet retreat between Eurimbula and Round Hill creeks. Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Eurimbula National Park includes the beautiful coastline where Captain James Cook made his first landing in Queensland. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Camping at Eurimbula is an ‘epic voyage of exploration’ for the whole family!

When Lieutenant James Cook set out from England on his first epic voyage of discovery, he could never have imagined what he’d find upon encountering the shores of ‘New Holland’. Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Be inspired: Up for an eco-adventure? Head to Eurimbula National Park

Got a burning urge to leave the ‘9 to 5’ far, far behind, even if it’s only for the weekend? Grab your mates, pile into your 4WD and make your way to Eurimbula National Park (just 112km north-west of Bundaberg) for a weekend jam-packed with eco-adventures. Pitch a tent, throw in a line, go for a bushwalk or jump on an eco-tour, there are heaps of ways you can explore… Photo credit: © Charlotte Reynolds

Eurimbula Creek camping area

Sitting on a secluded beach in Bustard Bay, this low-key camping area is the perfect boating and fishing retreat.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in
  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Camping area facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
Campsite at Eurimbula Creek camping area.

Campsite at Eurimbula Creek camping area.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Eager to spend a night under the stars? Located at the mouth of Eurimbula Creek, this bush camp is set in shady, low eucalypt woodland behind Bustard Beach, with walking track access to the beach and nearby creek.

Take a relaxing stroll along the beach at low tide, or cast a line here or in the creek to catch your own dinner. If you're bringing a small boat, you'll find a boat ramp at nearby Eurimbula Creek.

Come evening, you'll enjoy a tranquil night's sleep thanks to the serene backdrop of blue gums, Moreton Bay ash, pink bloodwoods, casuarinas and weeping cabbage palms.

Getting there and getting around

The Eurimbula Creek camping area is in Eurimbula National Park, 14km west of Agnes Water on the Central Queensland coast. You can access the camping area by high-clearance 4WD vehicle, boat, canoe and kayak.

  • GPS location is Zone 56J, Easting 382719 and Northing 7326110. Map location is latitude S24º10'23" and longitude E151º50'43".

By road

  • From the Agnes Water township, follow Round Hill Road south-west for 10.5km.
  • Turn right into Eurimbula Road and travel 3.4km to the park boundary.
  • Drive 2.3km and continue straight on Eurimbula Road.
  • The camping area is 8km along this road, at the end of a sand track.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

By water

  • From the Agnes Water township, follow Captain Cook Drive for 6.6km to the town of Seventeen Seventy.
  • Park at the public car park outside the 1770 marina and launch your vessel at the boat ramp. Alternatively, there is an area next to the 1770 caravan park which provides beach access to launch a canoe or kayak.
  • Follow the Eurimbula sea trail for 5km to the camping area.
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.
  • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Eurimbula Creek camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping area features: shady camp sites within the low eucalypt woodland behind Bustard Beach; short walk to the creek and the beach. It is possible to launch small boats from this camping area.

Location: along the eastern side of the park.

Access: the camping area can be reached by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only in dry weather. Road access is suitable for off-road camper trailers and boat trailers only. Roads are not suitable for caravans, low clearance four-wheel-drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. Read more about the park's access.

Number of sites: 17 camp sites. Maximum of 6 people per camp site.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surfaces: sand and woodchip.

Facilities: composting toilets, limited rainwater, fire rings, a shelter shed and picnic tables. Treat all tap water before drinking or bring your own drinking water.

Open fires: fuel stoves are recommended. Campfires are permitted in fire rings provided, except when fire prohibitions* or fire bans* are in place, but please bring your own clean-milled firewood. Collection of firewood and the use of chainsaws are prohibited.
*Check park alerts before camping.

Generators: Allowed between 8am–9pm; must have a sound rating of less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).

Essentials to bring: drinking water, clean-milled firewood, gas or fuel stove, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Advance bookings required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available, but reception might be available on the beach out the front of the camping area.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Eurimbula safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.