A six-hour drive north of Brisbane and only a short drive north of Bundaberg, Baffle Creek is an absolute mecca for fishing enthusiasts. It is 120kms long and 2km wide (at its widest point) and suited to anglers of all ages and levels of experience. A protected habitat, you will see thriving mangrove forests and an incredible array of sea creatures, birds and land animals like kangaroos, echidnas, lizards and emus.
Now back to the fish...
Fish Species at Baffle Creek
There are over forty species in the pristine Broadwater and some of our guests lucky enough to have caught sixteen different species in one day. Just some of the species you can expect to catch include:
- Mangrove Jacks
- Big Flathead
- Sand Whiting
- Winter Whiting
The type of fish you are likely to catch is dependent on the seasons and other weather conditions such as the amount of recent rain. For example, Mangrove Jack is much easier to catch around September while Bream, Flathead and Trevally are more numerous in winter.
If you stay at Broadwater Haven, you won’t even need a boat because fishing and crabbing are available just outside your cabin door!
Read more about fishing Baffle Creek from fishing journalist Jason Medcalf.
Baffle Creek Accommodation
We are situated just north of Baffle Creek on the Broadwater, the estuary of Deepwater, Mitchell, Blackwater and Cow Creeks.
Our caravan park is situated on private land so the only other people accessing the facilities and the creek will be those staying at Broadwater Haven. There are 10 self-contained cabins to choose from, all with waterfront access and sleeping up to six people.
Broadwater Haven is an eco-friendly resort. We operate on solar power and use rainwater from drinking, showering and kitchen use. We are also pet-friendly as long as your furry friend stays outside the cabin and is well behaved.