Eurimbula Creek Campground Qld.

Trent Webster, Editor, Australia

December 2019

With 1000s of traveller’s stopping in on their migration North to escape the cold down south during the winter months, Seventeen Seventy is one of the most well-known camping areas north of Bundaberg.

An area renowned for its clear warm water, good fishing, numerous walking trails and great scenery it really is easy to lose a week or so just soaking it all in. There are only really two downsides…the crowds and you really have to like your neighbour.

Eurimbula Creek Campground, QLD, Australia

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

If you’re like us and looking to escape the crowds wherever possible, don’t mind being off the grid, and aren’t towing a big van (or you’re happy to ditch it for a few days in paradise) then Eurimbula Creek campground in the Eurimbula National Park is one of my favourite campsites along the east coast.

The road into the camp is listed as 4WD access only, and with the final few kilometres being soft sand this is one of those tracks you really should heed the warning. It is also sign posted as no caravans. Now we do tow our trailer in, but The Box is just wider than the Cruiser and only 6m long so we just fit, but the track is quite narrow, and a lot of the turns are tight so if you are any wider or longer, I would recommend ditching the van and heading in with a swag or tent.

If you’ve got a camper trailer or hybrid trailer then you’ll have no issues getting in.

“The road into the camp is listed as 4WD access only, and with the final few kilometres being soft sand this is one of those tracks you really should heed the warning.”

Once you get into the camp area there are 17 sites available which you need to book online (actual sites cannot be reserved), some with water views but most behind the coastal dune.

The area has a composting toilet, large shelter area for use during bad weather, rainwater collection tanks (QNP still recommends you take your own drinking water or boil before use) picnic tables at most of the sites as well as fire rings for use when bans aren’t in effect. Low noise generators are also permitted between 8am and 9pm, which does come in handy as you can spend your day chasing the sun as it breaks through the canopy if you’ve been parked up for a few days.

Being a National Park camping area you are also paying a lot less than it costs per night in a caravan park. Just make sure you book ahead.

Big shady sites tucked behind the dunes for protection from the wind.

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

Phone reception is patchy in the camp area, but down on the beach front you will usually get pretty good 4G.

Once set up its time to kick back and relax.

The coastline is nothing short of spectacular. With amazing sunsets over the creek its worth grabbing a chair, and a beer (or two) and just relaxing.

The creek is great for fishing, boating and kayaking, but due to the speed at which it drains and fills in the large tides, it can be a little dangerous for swimming.

We usually swim out the front when its calm, and thanks to the large Queensland tides, when the waters out it creates some great little swimming holes for the kids and perfect beach cricket pitches on the sand flats.

There really is something special about this place. Every time we go past, we usually end up staying just that little bit longer than planned.

Photo at low tide looking back towards camp.

Photograph by Not A Gap Year

Getting There




Finding The Pines in
Barrington Tops
Island hopping in
South East Queensland
Following the Tele Track
to Cape York