Boynedale Bush Camp Boynedale Bush Camp


Boynedale Bush Camp will reopen to the public at 6am on Saturday 19 December 2020.

We want to make everyone’s stay at Boynedale Bush Camp a healthy, enjoyable experiencee. Please ensure you practice physical and social distancing, good personal hygiene, including hand washing, use of hand sanitiser and covering your mouth. 

We understand there are situations where you may not be able to maintain social distancing. It is recommended that you have a mask available so that if you find yourself in one of those situations, you have additional protection.

Contact Tracing

QR Codes are located on signage at the lookout and at the main camping area for contact tracing purposes.

You can register your details the following ways:

1. Scan the QR Code

QR Codes can be found at the lookout and main camping areas. Scan the QR code to be taken to a secure online form allowing you to check in and check out.

           2. Visit

Open the web browser on your phone and navigate to the link above. Complete your details and submit to check-in.

3. Send an SMS to 0459 600 600

Send an SMS to the number above containing the word ACB followed by your full name and email address.

All visitors are also required to check out when leaving Bush Camp.

GAWB is committed to ensuring community health and safety, continuing to follow COVID-19 health directives from Queensland Health and the Queensland and Australian Governments.

We ask that visitors do not attend Boynedale Bush Camp if you:

  • have returned from overseas or a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days
  • have cold or flu like symptoms
  • have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

If you see people not adhering to restrictions, please contact GAWB on 0419 661 482 or contact 13QGOV (13 74 68).


Due to to high fire danger, camp fires are currently banned at Boynedale Bush Camp. Visitors found to be lighting fires within the campground will be asked to leave. 


Turn onto Monto/Gladstone Road west of Calliope and drive for 26km – watch for signs for the site on the left and drive 1.9km in to the camping area - see Boynedale Bush camp map.


A basic facility, the bush camp is provided free to the public for camping for up to seven days within a thirty day period. The Gladstone Area Water Board has established toilet facilities, shelters and fire-circles. Depending on changing water levels , the launching of small watercraft may be possible. There's also a lookout nearby which provides great views of Lake Awoonga and Castletower National Park.

Please note that there is no electricity supply, rubbish bins or potable water available so campers must provide their own water. Note also that the bushcamp is operated as a sustainable campsite i.e.. campers are encouraged to leave their camp site tidy and any waste is to be removed and disposed of at an approved facility.  Roads are unsealed and may become slippery and boggy in wet weather.

Lake Awoonga is a wildlife sanctuary, GAWB discourages visitors from bringing pets to the area. Small dogs may be allowed at the Boynedale Bush Camp, and must be kept strictly under control at all times.

Camping at Lake Awoonga is permitted only at the Boynedale Bush Camp or at the main Lake Awoonga Recreation Area.


Boynedale bush camp