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Paringa - 'Home on the creek'

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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 light tinny or bring your kayaks and launch in Baffle Creek known for its pristine environment and renowned for its excellent fishing & crabbing. The recent flooding has affected the boat ramp and so it is not practical to launch boats with a larger outboard than 15hp. A boat ramp at the Baffle Ck store is about 15 minutes away.

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

The nearest shop (General store & Tavern) is about a 15 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 nights and the fourth night is free, or a weekly rate of $550. Negotiations can take place if more people wish to stay if they supply their own tent or van.

Payment of the deposit is required for 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 boat cruise.

The location and details

85 Kms north of Bundaberg

70 kms south of Agnes Water by main road

65 kms from Miriam Vale

Scroll down to read a 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

Dean Von Einem
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Mount Maria, Australia

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Paringa - 'Home on the creek'
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
Flaggy Rock

Peace and Tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the comfortable bijou residence for 10 days in order to unwind from our hectic year, and recharge our batteries. If you are looking to 'get away from it all' and are used to making your own entertainment, then this is the place. Situated at the end of a 7km track, within walking distance of Baffle Creek, the rural property is 'au natural', surrounded by much bird and wildlife - we saw over 30 different varieties of birds and a few goannas. The creek can be easily reached where fishing and crabbing are the order of the day. Catching your supper is dependent upon the natural order of things, but we managed to catch a number of crabs, most of which were undersized!!! The host, Dean, is very approachable and knows the local area well and can suggest places to visit. Thanks, Dean, for a great stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again I enjoyed the experience offering a little bit of paradise. Thank you for being understanding and excellent guests. You will always be welcome for rest and recreation; hopefully with a little more reliable fishing when the creek returns to its naturally salty self.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at Paringa, beautiful location, excellent host named Dean, couldn't do enough to help. Cabin is quaint and has everything you could need. We were welcomed warmly and our three dogs were welcome. Beautiful creek to cool off in. Highly recommend Paringa if you are looking for simplicity and a quiet location. Thank you Dean, no complaints at all

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit. It was a joy to share the farming life with your family
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Sunshine Coast

Back to Nature

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property situated at Baffle Creek. Enjoyed walking, listening to birds, star gazing and a great campfire alongside the Creek - could even hear the splash of a fish. Perfect location for a tranquil "piece of paradise" in the bush.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Reverse cycle aircon and a tv and DVD, even though the reception is dodgy at times has been a positive change this "winter". It is also rewarding for the host to interact with such lovely guests
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia


  • 3 of 5

Cooking was hard on 2 electric hot plates, no tv was upsetting, bed very comfortable, very clean , Host was a very nice man.over all nice stay. Fishing was poor and no boat ramp for car.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The place to launch a tinny is only useable with 4 wheel drive. I offered the use of my ute but was declined. Unfortunately I have no control over the fishing.
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Wynnum, Queensland, Australia

great place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Rob and I really enjoyed our stay at paringa,getting away from the hustle and bustle of brissy we found a little peice of paradise, if you want silence and serenity,take a breath and put your feet up this is the place. On the other side if you want to do a bit of fishing baffle creek is is right on your doorstep all you need is a boat or kayak or just have a dip.Rules beach about 20mins away where there is nothing between you and the ocean.If you like a bit of bird watching or watching nature at its best,we were down at the creek and one night actually seen fire flies never seen them before in my life!!

Oh and another little thing I forgot to mention was the owner of Paringa, Dean you were an absolute treat,the hospitality and generousity you showed rob and me was outstanding, above and beyond your call of duty to us, quite an exceptional man, we really appreciated meeting someone who did really care whether we were comfortable and set out to do what we wanted,that was to go home with a smile on our faces. thanks so much Dean and looking forward to another great stay at chrissy.hopefully, kindest regards Julie and Rob,xx.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always surprised by how rewarding it is as the host, to be able to offer an experience that is different to the normal. All the guests have been considerate and appreciative of the beauty of the creek, and the farm environment.
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QLD, Australia

Country Feel.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the laid back weekend we had at the cabin. The cabin would suit a couple or small family. The cabin isn't large in scale but suitable for a hot shower and a place to make something up for dinner. It has a queen bed and two single bunks, small dining room table and a small fridge. It’s clean, tidy and basic. Perfect for a quiet weekend away, the only noise you will have comes from the local wildlife. Sitting on the balcony sipping a wine listen to the birds chirping is an amazing experience. A general store, servo and bottlo are nearby, about 20 mins drive. They have bait, ice, fuel etc.

The fishing grounds are very close by. I would suggest a small tinnie or kayak to explore baffle creek and launching it at the property would be trouble free. Baffle Creek is home to some rather large Mangrove jack so the keen fisho will love this place. Bring the crab pots as large muddies can also be found. The cattle property is run by a guy named Dean and his Caretaker, both are extremely friendly and a wealth of knowledge on the area. On arrival we were presented with a bottle of champagne and a quick rundown of the property. Dean is very passionate about the environment and the pristine conditions he offers show that. Not one piece of rubbish on the whole property and he wants to keep it that way.

If you want to have a fire and a cold beverage you can, you can also use many of the hotplates available to cook a feed. We had enough fire wood on arrival, already cut witch was nice. Dean's designated camping / cooking area is lovely and it overlooks baffle creek. The cabin overlooks a small dam and acres of grassy paddocks with cattle in the background. It's very picturesque.

I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to unwind. Read a book, catch a fish, run some crab pots, take bush-walks and generally just relax. It’s all about the outdoors and enjoying what it offers.

Ryan & Kirsten.

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ryan and Kirsten for a comprehensive review. It is amazing how our guests respect the pristine environment and enjoy the experience. Cheers Dean
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Other Activities:

Baffle Creek - pristine area


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