Wonderful. Amazing. Tranquil. Great atmosphere , large sites well spaced out and the price could not be better. We would recommend this camping grounds to anyone we liked and will certainly be back.
Address: Springs Rd, Agnes Water
Location: 800m out of the town centre, access road is directly opposite the skate park.
Cost for an unpowered campsite: $6 per person per night, however this is just about to increase to $7 per person per night.
How to book: No bookings. Simply turn up (we suggest early, before 10am) and claim your site. Rangers collect fees daily at about 7.30am, however you can pay for extended periods to enjoy your sleep-ins.
Nights we stayed for: 10, Saturday to the following Tuesday from July – August 2015
A little about Agnes Water
A little off the usual tourist trail, Agnes Water is a lovely, peaceful surf town on the south/central coast of Queensland. The town boasts many, many beaches, all more beautiful than the last with crystal clear water and generally deserted sand. There is one patrolled main beach which is popular on the weekends, but generally the town is yours for the taking. You can walk anywhere you need to, or take the car for a daytrip to neighbouring 1770 (or walk, it’s only about 6kms).
General campground comments
Imagine feeling in the middle of the Australian bush, but knowing that only 400m away lies an immaculate beach, waiting just for you. That is the Agnes Water campgrounds. One side of the grounds has kilometers and kilometers of bushwalks, with hidden access to private beaches. The other has the township and mainbeach. So it’s a win win no matter which way to exit the camping grounds.
Every site in this campgrounds is a winner, all for different reasons, but all ace. You feel a million miles away from ‘it all’, but with the township only 800m away for easy access to shops and snacks. We easily made friends with other campers as most have the same mindset of just escaping it all for a while. You will find no loud TVs or Big Rig RVs here. You cannot hear the street from the campsite, only the sounds of the ocean and the kookaburras.
We set ourselves up in site 33, close enough to the bathrooms to make the morning dash, but far enough away from the day-use areas to feel in a world of our own. The sites all vary in size, surface and the availability of shade. This actually works for the camping grounds as everyone has such different set-ups that you can pick the site that best suits your needs (if you get there early enough)
Facilities and amenities
The camping grounds has free use BBQs, about 4 in total, plus cold outdoor showers, running water, a dishes sink and flushing toilets. All are cleaned daily by the rangers. There are three toilet cubicles, one of which is all-ability accessible.
Most of this has already been covered in this review, however please check out our (soon coming) guide to Agnes Water for more info on the town.