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Camping Blackwater

Looking to relax and explore? Be sure to pull up a stop and enjoy a spot of Camping in Blackwater!

With an average maximum temperature of 29 degrees and a minimum temp of 16 – you’re bound to get a beautiful sunny day whilst visiting us.

If you are caravaning or camping through the Central Highlands and are planning on staying in Blackwater for a day or two, we have several camping suggestions to help you out.

Camping Blackwater

The Blackwater Showgrounds

Flat land that offers a quiet and spacious setting within the town of Blackwater. Complete with toilet and showers and dumping point. Cost is $10 per night (unpowered sites only), permits are available right here at the BICC. You will meet some lovely folk while you’re here and will never feel overcrowded.

The Bedford Weir

Love a great sunset or a spot of fishing? The Bedford Weir (part of the McKenzie River) is located 25 kilometres north of town. Stocked with Barramundi, Saratoga and Red Claw it is a fishing enthusiasts mecca.  A free 7 night camping area is available with toilets and hot shower facilities, dumping point, boat ramp, kids playground, park and BBQ facilities. Don’t miss the Saratoga fishing competition held each year in Spring – visit Mackenzie River Fish Stocking Assoc for more information. Caretaker on-site.

The Blackdown Tablelands

The spectacular Blackdown Tableland National Park is located 55kms from the Blackwater township, this is a must-see attraction whilst you’re visiting Blackwater!  The park protects a sandstone plateau rising abruptly above Central Queensland’s flat plains. Bordered by high rugged cliffs, this is the traditional home of the Ghungalu people. Aboriginal rock art across the park reminds us of their connection with this country. Dissected by deep gorges, the park offers spectacular lookouts and scenic waterfalls. The Tablelands is definitely worth a day visit or stay a little longer and set up camp at the peaceful Munall Campgrounds – visit Dept. National Parks for camping information.

Blackwater Caravan Park

Our local Bottletree Caravan Park offer great camping sites, please check details on pricing and booking directly. Parallel to the Blackwater International Coal Centre located on Littlefield Street ~ Call 4982 5611.

Blackwater Accommodation

If you are visiting Blackwater and are looking for non-camping accommodation we highly recommend staying at:

Blackwater Smart Stayzzz

Blackwater Motor Inn

Blackwater Central Motel

Village on Blain

Where is Blackwater

Blackwater is located 2 hours drive inland from Rockhampton QLD and only a 50 minute drive from Emerald, home of the Fairbairn Dam and gateway to the Sapphire Gemfields. Perfectly settled on the Capricorn Highway you can’t miss the town. Blackwater is filled with some great things to do and see, we promise your visit will be worth the memories!

For more information on traveling through the Central Highlands we highly recommend visiting the Dig the Tropics website.