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Areas requiring permits:
Other camping area:
DUE TO SIGNIFICANT EROSION DAMAGE FROM EX-TROPICAL CYCLONE OSWALD CALLIOPE RIVER CAMPING GROUNDS, LILLEYS BEACH AND RULES BEACH ARE CLOSED. COUNCIL WILL ADVISE OF ANY CHANGES THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.
Areas requiring Camping or Beach Permits:
The introduction of the camping permits is an effort to manage camper numbers and reduce the environmental impact on these fragile coastal environments.
Permits can be obtained from the Gladstone Visitor Information Office located at Bryan Jordan Drive (Marina complex) or phoning 4972 9000. The Office is open 7 days a week. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5pm, Saturday and Sundays 9am to 5pm. For online bookings click here
Please note that bookings should be made in advance to secure a site!
POINTS TO REMEMBER & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Payments can be made by cash, cheque or credit card. School group fees have also been introduced for school groups on approved excursions. Students will be charged at $2.50 each. Bookings will only be confirmed and permits issued once the full payment is received.
Is there an age restriction for camping on the islands?
How many sites can I book and how long can I stay?
There will also be a maximum stay of fourteen (14) days. Extensions may be granted if no other bookings have been received for the additional time requested. Please contact the Gladstone Visitor Information Centre on 4972 9000 to organise an extension.
Bookings can be made up to six (6) months in advance of the desired camping date.
Can I choose my campsite?
Can I have a campfire?
Can I take a generator?
Can I take a chemical toilet?
What if I need more information?
Permits are required prior to accessing Lilley’s Beach which are available from Gladstone and Calliope Administration Centres or the Boyne Tannum Community Centre. Costs for permits are: $25.00 per year or $5.00 per week. Maxium penalty for offences is $500.00.
Lilley’s Beach is a designated Dog Off Leash area, however, your dog is required to be under voice command at all times. Motorbikes are strictly prohibited in this area. Regular patrols are carried out by Councils Local Law Enforcement Officers.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to phone Council on (07) 4970 0700 or for more information click here.
Other camping areas:
Calliope River Camping Grounds
Seventeen Seventy Camping Grounds
The area is renowned for rock estuary fishing and is the closest point to Lady Musgrave Island. Day trips operate to the island anfd fishing charters take visitors to excellent fishing and diving locations at the outer reef islands.
With beach front sites and perfect ocean views this is the ideal place to unwind and reflect. Seventeen Seventy Camping Grounds provide both powered and non-powered sites, excllent amenities, and camp kitchen. The unspoiled landscape, unchanged in 220 years, is popular with tourists who come to marvel at the beautiful vistas and tranquil waters.
In June 2005, the Seventeen Seventy Camping Grounds received the prestigious Travel Train Holidays Central Queensland and Southern Reef Tourism award for Best Caravan and Camping Ground in Central Queensland.
For more information, or to make a booking, please visit www.1770campingground.com.au
No specific camp sites can be booked (1st in best dressed).Suitable for tents & small vans.
There is a small walk to the beach from camping area (Not wheelchair/pram friendly).
Fees are collected twice daily by the Ranger, mornings & evenings. The camping ground is signposted off Springs Rd (approximately 1km from Agnes Township & across the road from the skate park). Workman's Beach is an un-patrolled surf beach.
Facilities include: Unisex & disabled composting toilets,Cold Water Beach Shower,Picnic Tables, Free Gas BBQ's, Drinking Water and dogs are allowed on a lead.
Please contact the Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centre on (07) 4902 1515.