Camping at Deepwater National Park: Review

We’ve now been to Deepwater National Park twice, both times having camped at Wreck Rock camping area. The fact that we’ve been twice should tell you enough about how much we loved it!

On our first time at Deepwater over Christmas last year, we stayed for three nights and then we spent another five days at Deepwater over Easter. We’re obviously quite fond of the place. It’s small, close to the beach and yet sheltered enough from the winds.

Read more: Sunshine, baby turtles and waves: Deepwater National Park

Here’s my very subjective opinion of the Wreck Rock campground at Deepwater National Park.

Since the campground is in a national park, it’s managed by Queensland National Parks. And that includes the pre-booking of your exact campsite. So you’ll need to go online and do all that first before you set out, or at least arrive at Deepwater.

Being in a sub-tropical climate, there’s a lot of greenery and you’ll have quite a bit of privacy. There are only 12 sites across the Wreck Rock camping area so it doesn’t ever get really crowded. Almost all the sites seemed good to us but the ones in the middle are a bit sunnier.

Both times we were lucky enough to get a site with a picnic table, always a bonus as we then don’t have to set up our rickety table.

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Camp site on our first visit. It doesn’t look that spectacular but it was really nice.


Camp site on our Easter trip, much more rain and we got frequent downpours and thus set up this extraordinary make-shift tarp over the stove!

Pros: Picnic tables at almost every camp site, plenty of shady areas, super close to the beach (bring your surfboard!!), cold shower (how nice is it to wash that salt water off after a nice long splash?!!), site manager, and turtles from Dec – April (need I say more?)

Cons: Generators allowed (argh!! what happened to camping in peace and quiet?!), composting toilets that were a tad smelly on occasion, and stinger season from Nov – May (seems to bother few people though).

Not sure what the tents and mozzies mean? Check out my tents and mozzies guide.

More information

For more information on campground facilities, booking a site, etc, check out the Queensland National Park information on camping at Wreck Rock.

Feel free to leave comments or post questions if you want to know more about camping at Deepwater National Park.

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Deepwater National Park is a lovely spot on the Discovery Coast in Queensland if you want to do a bit of 4WD exploring. We loved camping at the Wreck Rock camping area in Deepwater. It's small and doesn't get too crowded even when it's full. Here's what to expect when camping at Wreck Rock. A "tents & mozzies" review. | 🌐 Queensland & Beyond.



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