Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park Bundaberg | Gladstone

Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Things to do

    The park provides a range of recreation pursuits including beach activities, fishing and boating.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is only permitted in the Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park 2 section. The camping area is accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle at low tide. Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    Other accommodation

    Hotel, motel, resort, bed and breakfast and caravan park accommodation is available at Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy, Miriam Vale and Bundaberg.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Boating and fishing

    The coastal waters adjacent to Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park are within the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park. Please ensure you are aware of the marine park zones and their restrictions before you go boating and fishing. For detailed zoning maps and information, visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

    In the camping area, treat all refuse from fish cleaning as rubbish and remove it from the park. On the beach, all refuse from fish cleaning, including offal, scales and unused bait, should be buried at least 30cm deep, below the high tide line. This prevents pests such as foxes and rodents from frequenting the camping area.

    Bag and size limits apply. For details of bag and size limits for popular fish species see Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

    Viewing wildlife

    Bring your binoculars and a bird field guide to help you identify shore birds. From January to April, marine turtle hatchlings emerge, usually at night, from their nests.

    See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about the region's diverse wildlife.

    Other things to do

    If you swim, remember this beach is unpatrolled and there may be rips and sharks. Beware of marine stingers between October and May and be informed about the latest safety advice for marine stingers before choosing to swim.