Petrie Park Picnic Area

Waypoint: -25.71868 , 152.58356 GPS: -25.71518 , 152.57796
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Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansPets WelcomePhoto OpportunityPublic Boat RampRiver FishingWalking
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp
Vandoorn Road
Tiaro QLD 4650
  • 1km walk to the pub & shops
  • Not really suitable for large rigs
  • Worth a walkthrough before bringing your rig in

Driving Directions

Proceed to waypoint, 1km north of Tiaro on Bruce Highway. Turn west onto Jacobsen Street for 150m then north onto Blackmount Road. Proceed for approx 250m then turn west onto Vandoorn Road and follow for 700m to picnic area on east bank of Mary River.

Very Steep Driveway going in. Watch for ONE WAY sign and follow driveway to right (yes go right which seems to be the wrong way).

Petrie Park is the only public boat ramp on the Mary River in the Tiaro area. Overnight rest/camping area, fishing spot and picnic grounds.
Camping area is undulating not great for medium to big caravans. Petrie Park is often closed for camping due to fishing comps held there. No warnings of closures until you get there.

Council has done a lot of upgrading work since the floods devastated the area, and bollards are now in place reducing the size of available camping area, thus diminishing the capacity for free camping to only 3 or 4 spots & virtually on top of each other.
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