O’Connell River is 45km south of Airlie Beach and 100km north of Mackay
We headed here for a night to see a couple of mates. One had his parents staying on their bus for a few days. A great night was had with card tricks, drinking, and them making us a lovely dinner.
We heard and read mixed reviews on this park and I will probably do the same.
The park is on the O’Connell River, hence the name. From the road, it looks quite nice and very green. Driving in, it is nice and lush the rest of the park is also lovely and green. This is probably my favorite part about the park.
The reception looks a bit shabby but the guy at the desk was nice and friendly. He grabbed his buggy and was happy to show us to our site.
We asked for a drive-through site and coincidently got put next to the people we were visiting. The site was actually a couple of sites but as they were not busy we were ok.
I headed down to the O’Connell River for a look around. Apparently, you can fish here, I think the reception sells bait and other fishing basic gear. They have a sign warning against Croc’s so no swimming I’m afraid.
I was surprised to see the camp kitchen/BBQ here. It’s not the best-looking camp kitchen but what a lovely place to have it. The river is on one side and green space on the other.