Carmila is situated approximately 96 kilometres south of Mackay on the Bruce Highway. Carmila offers a 24 hour roadhouse, caravan park, general store, post office and library, and is a major sporting and social centre for the surrounding cane farms. Carmila beach is only six kilometres from the town, with camping facilities including amenities blocks, barbecues, playgrounds and a boat ramp.
Campers and caravans can enjoy the local campground and its facilities, which is charged at AUD10 per night, per site, paid via Parkmobile.
Carmila Creek is an ideal place to launch a boat, otherwise cast a line from land, near the creek mouth. Sunset fishing is particularly good here for barramundi, mangrove jack, trevally and flathead. Bush turkeys rummage through the coastal scrub at sunset.