I don’t normally recommend caravan parks but we did stop in one on our quick trip up near Mackay, in from Ilbilbie about an hour south (Google it! 🙂 ) that we thought was impressive. Cape Palmerston Holiday Park.
We spent over a week there with the intention of seeing if our Tinnie still floated and our fishing rods could catch anything! 🙂 I won’t elaborate, but we didn’t do real well. 😦 But we did enjoy the ‘serenity’. The amenities are HUGE and lovely and clean. Big camp kitchen & camp fire. Weekly rates good ($31pn) all year round.
We did a couple of drives around the district too, including Sarina, Carmilla Beach, Koumala Hotel & Yarrawonga Park Reserve (Notch Point) south of the caravan park.
Only had 2 weeks to get there & back as had work to be done to caravan in Brisbane, but would recommend a Spring holiday in this area.
Negatives: Mozzies/Midgies at sunset, big tides, no crabs when we were there. Positives: good weather, quiet, lots of wildlife, dog friendly van park, big camp sites & tent areas, reasonable price.
Cane season in full swing
Our campsite at van park
Nice big camp fire pit
Our site – drive thru & spacious
Not sure what it is, at low tide
Need walking shoes at low tide (
Heaps of lorikeets
Lots of roos at dawn & dusk
These guys run the park
Gate entrance to Yarrawonga Park Reserve
View to free camp area Yarrawonga PR
The beach, Yarrawonga PR
Watch out for crocs
Camp area at Notch Point
Rail cars waiting near Sarina
Busy pub wall Koumala Hotel
Like some of these!
Unfortunately this awaited us on way back to Brisbane
All safe, but a sad sight
As we left Brisbane, Curlew family crossed our path