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Kowanyama

Kowanyama was once an Anglican Mission, this remote community now services travellers and is well-known as an excellent fishing location as it lies 50 kilometres inland but on the mouth of the Mitchell River.

The Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council - Land and Natural Resource Unit - has established locations for camping.

Topsy Creek offers beach and river camping. There are no facilities and numbers and vehicle limits per campsite apply. That just means you get more to yourself.

Within the community there is a motel-style guesthouse and basic services such as a butcher, laundromat, supermarket with petrol and diesel supplies, a tavern, medical centre and police. Regional airlines connect with Cairns.

If you are camping, you will need to obtain a permit for bush camping from the Land and Natural Resource Unit.

Kowanyama has an Alcohol Management Plan (AMP). AMPs aim to reduce alcohol-related violence.

AMPs vary from community to community. They include alcohol restrictions, home brew bans and dry place declarations which operate within a defined boundary, known as a 'restricted area'. These strategies set the quantity and type of alcohol you may possess in the restricted area.

Penalties apply for possessing or attempting to bring illegal alcohol into a restricted area.

To find out more about AMPs for each community, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs web site.

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Bundaberg Park Lodge

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$12 - 420
The Bundaberg Park Lodge is budget accommodation featuring a swimming pool, covered barbecue area, shaded sites and play equipment. They have very friendly staff and the building is pet friendly, close to the airport and major shopping centres, has a convenience store out front and is only 15 minutes to the nearest beach and fishing area.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$105 - 160
Marilyn and Tony welcome you to the Golden Chain Coral Villa - a very friendly, affordable, comfortable Motel. Guests can choose from a variety of self-contained suites - all of which are ground floor and back onto the beautiful tropical gardens and al-fresco meeting, greeting and dining area - next to the crystal clear salt water swimming pool with a free undercover barbecue.

Midtown Caravan Park

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$32 - 70
If you want a family orientated caravan park then the Gordon Family will look after you. Midtown Caravan Park is favoured for their central and flat position and they cater for families, singles and group bookings.

Glenlodge Caravan Village

Thabeban, Bundaberg Area
From AU$37 - 100
Glenlodge Caravan Village is Bundaberg's friendliest caravan park. Owner/operated for the past 20 years by the Haks family. Situated only five kilometres from the city centre. Located in a rural setting on 10 acres, with ample room for large motorhomes, fifth wheelers and large caravans.

BIG4 Cane Village

Avoca, Bundaberg Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$31 - 199
BIG4 Cane Village is set amidst beautiful gardens, sand-fly free, quiet and secure and within walking distance to Sugarlands shopping centre, a sports club, tavern and night club, bowling club, cinema and there is a bus stop opposite to venture into the Central Business District just five kilometres away.

Oakwood Caravan Park, Bundaberg

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
From AU$27 - 100
The Oakwood Caravan Park is an owner/operated country Caravan Park within short driving distances to the Bundaberg Town Centre, Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, The Bundaberg Rum Distillery, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation within the grounds of the Botanical Gardens.

Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$29 - 140
Situated on the shores of Bargara Beach along the Coral Coast this tropical holiday park is the perfect place offering everything you need and every accommodation option, for the perfect getaway. Bargara Beach Caravan Park has the best affordable beachside accommodation on offer in South East Queensland at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
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From AU$99 - 140
Bargara Gardens Motel and Holiday Villas have unique and private one and two bedroom self contained villas set in beautiful tropical gardens, two minutes walk to shops, restaurants and the beach. The complex also backs on the golf course.

Moore Park Beach Holiday Park

Moore Park Beach, Bundaberg Area
From AU$26 - 130
Overlooking a white sandy beach which stretches 17 kilometres, Moore Park Beach Holiday Park is in a stunning location that is hard to beat. With the ocean as one boundary and surrounded by a lagoon and parkland, this Holiday Park is an undiscovered gem.

Kacys Bargara Beach Motel

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
From AU$99 - 250
When visiting Bundaberg, you'll find that Bargara is only a stones throw away and is one of Queensland's best kept secrets. Famous for it's Turtles and at the start of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bargara is the ideal place to wake up to beautiful ocean views and in the heart of Bargara is Kacy's Bargara Beach Motel.
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