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Rodds Peninsula camping area is a beautiful, remote island getaway. Photo credit: Cathy Gatley © Queensland Government

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

Rodds Peninsula camping area

Wake from a blissful night of bush camping in this lovely island setting with sweeping views over calm water.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Anchoring allowed
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
Photo looking over Pancake Creek.

There are many options for pull-in boat camping around Rodds Peninsular and Bustard head. This view is looking over Pancake Creek.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Sitting next to Pancake Creek, Rodds Peninsula camping area offers tranquil, remote beach camping by the water's edge.

Accessible by way of the Eurimbula sea trail, the rocky beach on this island retreat makes for a magnificent getaway spot.

Behind the open camping area, explore an atmospheric tree line of bloodwoods, wattles and weeping cabbage palms.

Take a relaxing walk along the beach at low tide and discover sea life in the shallow pools near the rocks.

Getting there and getting around

Rodds Peninsula camping area is in Eurimbula National Park, 14km west of Agnes Water, on the Central Queensland coast. You can access the camping area by boat, canoe or kayak only.

  • GPS location is Zone 56J, Easting 369302 and Northing 7340913. Map location is latitude S24º02'18" and longitude E151º42'53".
  • 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 31.5km to the camping area, via Middle and Pancake creeks.
  • 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

Rodds Peninsula 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: boat-based camping by the water's edge.

Location: at the water's edge on Rodds Peninsula.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat only. The nearest boat ramps are located at Seventeen Seventy and Turkey Beach.

Number of sites: open area with no separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping.

Camp site surfaces: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans apply*). Bring your own clean-milled firewood. Collection of firewood and the use of chainsaws are prohibited. Fuel or gas stoves are recommended.
*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: rubbish bags (no bins are provided), insect repellent, clean-milled firewood, fuel or gas stove, food, drinking water, fuel and medical supplies.
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Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available.

Visiting safely

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