Smuggler's House, Turkey Beach
Our house has all the basics you should require. It’s not high tech – we like to think of it as very comfy camping. If you love to holiday in pristine areas away from the crowds but can’t be bothered camping to enjoy them, Turkey Beach is for you.
2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with separate wcs.
Sofa bed (suitable for kids only) & day bed in living room – house sleeps up to 6 adults (additional adults on request only – additional nightly fee applies)
Bed linen, pillows, doonas & light blankets provided
Open plan living
Reverse cycle air conditioning & ceiling fans
Modern well equipped kitchen & electrical appliances (no dishwasher) – laundry and upright freezer
TV, DVD & Yamaha MusiCast stereo system
Bose docking station
Large rear deck with gate, bbq, outdoor fans, kwilla dining setting, day bed & separate bait freezer
Security screens on front door and rear sliding doors
Outdoor fish cleaning tray
Close by there is a small beach area suitable for a paddle or to launch the tinny when the tide is right
Good size backyard and side area for parking of boats & vehicles
Fishing, bush walking, bird watching, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, exploring adjacent areas.
Harbour, estuary, ocean & river fishing, mud crabbing, yabbying, prawning. There are extensive, sandy, swimming beaches in and outside the harbour at Turkey Beach which are great to pull up and have a picnic on, and there is a small, tidal swimming enclosure near the boat ramp.
Access to fishing areas is mainly by boat. Experience, some local knowledge or reference to a marine map is essential.
Rodd’s Peninsula National Park – a true wilderness park with access via boat or walk in from Turkey Beach. A range of scenery from coastal mangroves and lowland palm forest, dry rocky outcrops, beaches and even coral reefs mark Rodd’s Peninsula as a unique destination.
The Dugong Sanctuary extends from Bustard Bay north to Gladstone.
Lake Awoonga where huge Barramundi can be caught and water skiing is popular. The Barramundi closed season does not apply to Lake Awoonga.
Eurimbula National Park & Joseph Banks Conservation Park are to the south.
An emergency contact number will be provided and caretaker lives locally.
Remember, Turkey Beach is a small village surrounded by National Park & Turkey Station, it’s not a tourist trap. If you love to holiday in pristine areas away from the crowds but can’t be bothered camping to enjoy them, Turkey Beach is for you.