Unfortunately, Eurimbula National Park west of Agnes Waters didn’t impress us too much, largely due to the campground setup but also because of the infestation of mosquitoes in the area.
The camping area would be in our Flop 5 campgrounds of all times. Here’s why…
CAMPING AT EURIMBULA NATIONAL PARK
There are two campgrounds at Eurimbula, one along Eurimbula Creek and the other at Middle Creek. Both are only accessible by high-clearance 4WDs, and offer basic facilities.
CAMPING AT MIDDLE CREEK
Not knowing any better, we had pre-booked our first night in Eurimbula at Middle Creek camping area. Middle Creek has two sections, one along the river and the other somewhat separately off on a hill.
When we did our quick scouting-for-the-best campsite drive-around, however, we felt like alien intruders at the creek-based camping area at Middle Creek. Music blaring and not a single greeting or slight nod. So we ended up camping on top of a hill where there was a family who felt equally uninspired by the area.
Whilst we did have a nice view of the creek and Bustard Beach, we also got lots of mozzies and not much else. Not even a single spot of shade. Or grass. So glad we only stayed a night.
MIDDLE CREEK CAMPING AREA AT A GLANCE
PROS: Boating and fishing?? A view of some sort??
CONS: Boating and fishing?? Mozzies; no shade; overall uninspiring
CAMPING AT EURIMBULA CREEK
The next morning we moved very swiftly to the other camping spot we had booked, the Eurimbula Creek campground. Still not hugely inspiring but the beach was close and at least we had some shade.
Another positive is that there are individual sites at the Eurimbula Creek camping area so a bit more privacy is guaranteed.
A big downside, however, is that this area is also a breeding ground for mozzies and other biting critters. We only discovered that within an hour of setting up camp.
EURIMBULA CREEK CAMPING AREA AT A GLANCE
PROS: Fairly close to Bustard Beach; shady campsites
CONS: The largest swarms of mozzies you’ve ever seen; generators allowed; no showers to wash off the salt water
Not sure what the tents and mozzies mean? Check out my tents and mozzies guide.
Perhaps if you come at a different time, it might actually be enjoyable but in December, we probably had one of the least fun camping experiences ever.
If our experience does not put you off, check out Eurimbula National Park camping for more info on campground facilities and how to book a site.
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