Carmila is located at the foot of the Connors Range on the Bruce Highway. Cane growing is the community's main industry and is harvested between May and November.
Carmila Beach is located approximately 6km east of Carmila. It is an unspoilt paradise and convenient three day rest and camping area for all those travelling between Rockhampton and Sarina.
Access to the camp ground is along 1km of dirt track and the last 300m are sandy and narrow. Facilities include toilets, barbeques, picnic tables and boat ramps.
Carmila Beach is very popular with fishing enthusiasts who trawl through the creeks north and south of this camping oasis.
Overnight camping at Carmila is charged at $12.50 per night for a maximum stay of 14 consecutive nights.
Please be advised it is recommended travellers fill their vans prior to arrival at Carmila, as currently there is no potable water available in Carmila for van use or drinking. Bottled drinking water can be purchased from the Service Station for your convenience.
Payment can be made via the following options, however we encourage campers with access to a smartphone to use the Parkmobile app for payment:
Smartphone using the Parkmobile app
Online at www.parkmobile.com.au
By calling Council on 1300 ISAACS (47 22 27) during business hours
Over the counter at Council offices during business hours
Easy steps to use Parkmobile
Register your details online at www.parkmobile.com.au or via the Parkmobile app
Upon arrival look for the Parkmobile sign at St Lawrence and Carmila camp grounds
Enter Carmila’s Parkmobile zone number (80001) displayed on the Parkmobile sign,
your vehicle’s registration number and the number of nights you wish to stay.
We stayed at Carmila beach July 2016. It is a great stay. WARNING. Bogging hazard. The bitumin ends about 200 m from the start of camping sites. The road in is packed gravel and there is no bogging hazard. The gravel road runs for around 300m and then there is a hard packed clay road for a couple of hundred metres more then it is a (mostly hard) sandy road. The hazard exists when you turn towards the beach to enter the various alcove camp sites amongst the trees. The site alcoves are right next to the beach and some places are firm and some are churned up so you should look. Our vehicle is 28 and 7 tons and we had plenty of places to pick from and no problems. A small motorhome got bogged just 30m from us in the dark. Just let the tyres down to 18 psi and he got out ok.
There is no water here. A car trailer comes in and fills the wash tank for the hybrid toilets. The dump point is located at the second toilet some 300m in from the start of the campground ( where the first toilet is )
Lovely beachfront camping $12.50 per night 17.09.2020 payed via parking website after arrival, not possible to pre-book.
This is a fabulous spot although be extremely cautious of the soft deep sand beautiful vistas and enjoyable walks on the beach and tidal flats which go out a very long way. There are a few good solid spots at the start of the camp site which go for a long way along the beach inbetween 2 creeks but always get out and check because the difference between being on solid ground and deep soft sand can be a foot or so. There is a roadhouse shop and pub at the entry off the highway.
We stayed in our mid sized bus RV in section 3. Very narrow for us and our friend in Unimog to get down the track, but we did so without injury. Down in section 3 the sand was more compacted, less chewed up than section 1, but I wouldn’t tow a caravan through the bush track to there
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