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Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Paringa - 'Home on the creek'

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin


Photos and Description of this Queensland holiday cabin

Bright & cheerful self contained cabin on a 200 acre working cattle farm, situated on idylic Baffle Creek.

Bedding is a double bed Plus 2 bunks. All linen supplied. Kitchen has a cooktop and microwave, small fridge. BBQ facilities at the sandy beach on the creek which is a 2 minute drive away. This is safe for kids under supervision.

Facility to launch your tinny or bring your kayaks and launch in Baffle Creek known for its pristine environment and renowned for its excellent fishing & crabbing.

Well behaved pets are welcome - please bring their bedding, food and bowls

The nearest shop (General store & Tavern) is about a 20 minute drive away, so you need to be self provisioned.

Smoking outside only and we request people do not throw their butts out to maintain the clean environment, which also includes around the creek.

Evening meals may be negotiated with the owners.

The rate is $120 per night for two adults and two children, with a minimum of two nights, stay 3 and the fourth night is free, or a weekly rate of $550. Negotiations can take place if more wish to stay if they supply their own tent or van.

Payment of 50% is required on confirmation and the balance required on arrival.

The Discovery Coast

The 'Baffle" is one of the few remaining 'wild' creek basins in Queensland; in other words there is no restriction of the creek from source to mouth and fish and crabs are free to move throughout the system. This also encourages a wide selection of native birds, brahminy kites and kingfishers being a common sight, with the occasional visits from the black swans or jabirus. With little intense agriculture or industry taking place in the basin, it really is a pristine environment.

Access to Agnes Water via Roundhill and Deepwater National parks is a beautiful drive (four wheel drive only). Allow a day for this at least. Rules beach is also 30 minutes away, if you want to do some shore fishing. The Town of 1770 where Captain Cook landed,(giving meaning to the 'discovery coast') is just around the corner from Agnes. The location of these two towns is unique in that they are far enough south to avoid the tropical stingers, far enough north for the water to be warm for swimming, and have reasonable surf before the interruption of the Great Barrier Reef. Lady Musgrave Island is also serviced from 1770, on a daily trip.

The location and details

85 Kms north of Bundaberg

70 kms south of Agnes Water by main road

65 kms from Miriam Vale

One review from Garry and Sarah

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Had a fantastic stay at “Paringa” (Home on the creek). Cabin is simple and comfortable, we stayed in winter and were warm and cozy at night. The cabin has a small motel style fridge which we complemented with our own Waeco.

Dean is a wonderful host, who actively encourages you to explore the property. Cattle are super relaxed (even the bulls) so no problem wandering around 170 hectares of grazing, creek and wetlands. Easy access to the Baffle Creek at the property, a boat is a good idea to explore fishing on the estuary.

A few images are here, the gallery includes a fly over the property and Baffle Creek to Rules beach::

Coming from the south Rosedale is the last opportunity for a good coffee at The Little Teahouse.

Baffle Creek village (20 mins drive) is a friendly place and has fuel, groceries, bait and hardware, bottle shop, pub (Zincalumbar) with locally brewed beers.

Rules Beach, empty with and an opportunity for surf casting/beach fishing.

Nice drive to Agnes Water and 1770 if you need a tourist stop, otherwise we found the cabin and Baffle Creek area offered everything we needed for a relaxing, QUIET and inspiring stay.

Be aware of the sandflies down on the creek - Garry provided ample fodder for them.

Telstra 3G coverage good at the property.

Bring your binoculars and bird books as it is a fantastic opportunity for bird Watching and twitching

On the property we saw::

Blue Faced Honeyeater

Little (Brush) Wattlebird

A pair of Jabiru (Black Necked Stork) (what do they come south for winter??)

A pair of Brolgas

Eastern Great Egret

Cattle Egret

White faced heron



Brahimy Kite

Wedge Tail Eagle

Sea Eagle

Perrigine Falcon


Grey Fantail

Willy Wagtail


Further afield on the estuary:

Mangrove Robin

Little Kingfisher

Thanks Dean for a lovely stay.

Garry and Sarah

June 2016

More Details
  • pets considered
Stayz (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english


Other Activities:

Baffle Creek - fishing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Queensland, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
2 Sep 2016 - 5 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Queensland

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets considered
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing