Camping

Mackay Regional Council operates camping reserves at Seaforth, Ball Bay and St Helen’s Beach, located in some of the region’s most picturesque settings. Powered sites are not available.

Bookings for Seaforth Camping Reserve can be made three months in advance (maximum). Phone 0427 373 358 or (07) 4966 4359 to make a booking. EFTPOS available at Seaforth Booking Office.

Bookings are not available for St Helen’s Beach and Ball Bay Reserves.

Access the camping guidelines here

Fees and charges

Camping fees for council camping reserves for the financial year > July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Seaforth

  • Daily Camp Site (up to a max of six persons per site) $27
  • Weekly Camp Site (up to a max of six persons per site) $156
  • Additional persons (adult or child per day) $16
  • Schools / Non Profit Community Groups or Clubs (per head per stay) $9

Ball Bay and St Helen's Beach (From Thursday, February 25, 2021)

  • Daily Camp Site (up to a max of six persons per site) $15
  • Weekly Camp Site (up to a max of six persons per site) $87
  • Additional persons (adult or child per day) $9
  • Schools / Non Profit Community Groups or Clubs (per head per stay) $9

Mirani Caravan Park Unit

  • Daily Rate Powered Site – 1 or 2 Adults (Power and Amenities included) Person $25
  • Daily Rate Powered Site – Additional Person (under 18) Site $5
  • Daily Rate Unpowered Site – 1 or 2 Adults (Amenities included) Person $20
  • Daily Rate Unpowered Site – Additional Person (under 18) Site $5
  • Weekly Rate Powered Site – 1 or 2 Adults (Power and Amenities included) Person $140
  • Weekly Rate Powered Site – Additional Person (under 18) Person $35

Camping guidelines

All sites
1. Payment of camping fees confirms your acceptance of these guidelines. Please make sure you obtain a receipt for your stay and a copy of this guideline.
2. Enjoy your stay up to a maximum of six (6) weeks (holiday purposes or travellers only).
3. The camping attendant/Seaforth police/council offices have the right to ask anyone causing a disturbance to leave the camping reserve (Subordinate Local Law 4 - Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads 2011).
4. There must be at least one person over the age of 18 camping (at all times) per site.
5. Maximum six campers per site. An extra site fee is required for more than six campers. Refer to current camping fees.
6. Please have consideration for others and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm.
7. A total fire ban is now in force.
8. No animals are allowed at Ball Bay and St Helen’s Beach camping reserves.
9. Generators with a maximum noise level output of
65dB are permitted between the hours of 7am to 7pm.

Seaforth
1. Dogs are permitted at the Seaforth Camping Reserve in the dedicated dog-friendly area.
2. Check-in from 11am, check-out by 10am.

Camping attendants

Seaforth - Campers can check in from 11am and must check out by 10am. The booking office located on-site and bookings can only be made between the hours of 8am and 6pm. A campground attendant also is available during these times, seven days a week, including public holidays.

Ball Bay and St Helen’s Beach - Attendants visit daily to collect fees.