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Deepwater National Park: Camping Review

We’ve now been to Deepwater National Park just south of Agnes Water 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.

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


Camping 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.

You’ll have the option of two campgrounds: Middle Rock and Wreck Rock. The latter is very close to the beach without being on the beach, and is far more popular than Middle Rock. Definitely our preference as well.

Wreck Rock Camping Area

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, especially since they are numbered and separated into individual bays.

Most sites are fairly flat though there’s slightly more slope to the ones in the middle. They are also bigger and a bit sunnier so avoid those if you want more shade and don’t need much space.

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!

Deepwater (Wreck Rock) Campground at a glance

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; 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.


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

If you’re in the area, you could easily explore Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 (both offer commercial caravan parks / campgrounds), or you could make a detour to Eurimbula National Park. We weren’t too fond of the camping areas there though, you might want to check out my review of camping at Eurimbula first.

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Beach at Deepwater National Park

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