Agnes Water Camp

In attempt to cheer myself up from the fact that we are not spending Easter with all the family this year and Matt is off at work trying to do as many hours as he can over the long weekend, I thought a bit of blogging distraction might help!  Oh, and I can guilt free let the kids scoff themselves on chocolate so they are happy and I can type uninterrupted!

On our way home from Easter at Emu Park last year, we stopped in and had two nights exploring Agnes Water and 1770.

We camped at the Agnes Water Beach Caravan Park which was a lovely spot right on the beach.  The caravan park was packed given that it was the Easter school holidays and Matt doesn’t like camping in caravan parks at the best of times, especially not when we are jammed in like sardines!  However, the park had nice grounds, clean amenities, a very basic camp kitchen and the kids really enjoyed the outdoor movie at the park where they got to see ‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’ lying on grass in their sleeping bags with the sound of the waves crashing in the background!

Our tiny little camp site - we had to leave our travel in a designated trailer area.

Our tiny little camp site – we had to leave our trailer in a designated trailer area.

View from our camp site

View from our camp site

The camp kitchen had a great view!

The camp kitchen had a great view!

Agnes Water and 1770 are about 5-6 hours drive north from Brisbane.  They have the northern most surf beach on the east coast of Australia.  The beach at Agnes Water was a bit too rough for our littlies while we were there – the kids just kept getting dumped and swept towards the rocks, but the beach at 1770 did look much calmer with lots of boats moored there.

On the beach in front of the Agnes Water Caravan Park

On the beach in front of the Agnes Water Caravan Park

Walk on the beach Agnes Water

Walk on the beach Agnes Water – Tobes had the kindy monkey visiting on this trip!  Thank goodness the monkey made it back to kindy in one piece!

We walked along the beach for an hour one morning and hardly came across another person!

We walked along the beach for an hour one morning – very peaceful

The townships are very small and quiet and are nestled between two National Parks; Deepwater and Eurimbula.  We spent a whole day exploring Deepwater National Park http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/deepwater/about.html#features  and wished we had more time to explore Eurimbula.

Four wheel driving in Deepwater National Park

Four wheel driving in Deepwater National Park – I need to improve my 4wd Action photography skills!

On the beach in front of Middle Rock camping area - bush camping only - no facilities

On the beach in front of Middle Rock camping area – bush camping only – no facilities

A walk along the beach - Middle Rock

A walk along the beach – Middle Rock

We spent most of the day relaxing on the beach in front of the Wreck Rock camp ground.  The Wreck Rock campground has 14 numbered and defined sites which are all quite shady. There are picnic tables, composting toilets, rainwater and bore water (must be boiled) and one cold shower.  Unfortunately no open fires are allowed otherwise the spot would be just about perfect!

Wreck Rock

Wreck Rock

Kids playing on the beach

Kids playing on the beach

The boys loved playing in the sea foam

The boys loved playing in the sea foam

We found a nice shady spot in the dunes for a picnic

We found a nice shady spot in the dunes for a picnic

And an even nicer spot for an afternoon nap!

And an even nicer spot for an afternoon nap!

Definitely a place to add to your ‘must visit’ list.  I think 1 or 2 weeks here would be a great way to really wind down and enjoy the slow pace for a while.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Oh – and just a photo of the wedge tailed eagle we spotted on the way home – quite an impressive bird!

Wedge tailed eagle somewhere on a country road outside Bundaberg

Wedge tailed eagle somewhere on a country road outside Bundaberg

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  1. WOW Jess – a trip down memory lane. My very first teaching position in 19-never-you-mind was at Gin Gin, and (now life-long) friends we met there had a family beach shack on the grounds of the caravan park. Spent the best weekend on that spit, and exploring 1770 – just chillaxing, having a few drinks, and playing cards until the wee small hours! Not quite as laid back now though, but still a beautiful spot.

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