Top 10 Fishing Lodges In Queensland, Australia - Updated 2024

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Discover a slice of paradise in Queensland, Australia. With dazzling beaches, lush jungles, and the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, you’d be hard-pressed to imagine a more idyllic destination. Sailing, diving, surfing, and river rafting are only a few of the fun things to do waiting in this massive state that boasts five of the nineteen World Heritage Sites in Australia. Fishing opportunities abound in Queensland as do the weekend fishing getaways. If you’re interested in bagging a big fish for your next catch, this is one of the best places to consider for your next vacation. Read on for the top fishing lodges in Queensland, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. Pet-friendly cabin in Baffle Creek (from USD 58)

If you are wondering about where to stay in Queensland, you can book this pet-friendly cabin which is situated on the harboring banks of the pristine Baffle Creek.

Part of a sprawling 170-acre (68.80-hectare) cattle farmland, the cabin is only a 20-minute drive from the village in Baffle Creek. You can pick up groceries and fuel from the stores in the village, and back in the equipped kitchen of the cabin, fix meals for the family.

Spend a day of fishing on Baffle Creek in a boat and reel in catches of fish and crabs on a balmy afternoon. If you would like, you can also do shore fishing at the nearby Rules Beach. Fans of bird-watching would have plenty of chances to do so. Make sure you keep your camera handy for some photos of the mangrove robin and the little kingfisher.

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Mt Maria, Queensland, Australia
41.93 km (26.1 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good air con to cool the place down before bed
loved the area on the creek with fire pit and table and seating
dear dean thank you very much for your hospitality kind regards daria and serge
the property exceeded our expectations - friendly hosts quiet location
very friendly manager great property only feedback is for boaties very shallow and a long way from mouth
short walk to river and some lovely cows right next door
great j just remember to take food as there is not much close by
a lovely place to sit back and rewind
great place to relax
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2. Comfortable vacation house near the beach in Pialba (from USD 100)

This waterfront fishing accommodation is only some meters away from the beach. The air-conditioned spaces make for a comfortable stay all year round.

Guests can relax and lounge the day away on the deck while sipping on wine and chatting with loved ones. Should you want to stay in, you can enjoy movie marathons on the TV. This rental comes packed with plenty of fishing opportunities that can be enjoyed on a boat, charter, or even while sitting on the dock.

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Pialba, Queensland, Australia
155.76 km (96.8 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this little place was absolutely fantastic, super clean and comfortable, everything you could want was available at an amazing price
fences were in perfect condition and yes the house is an older home but oh so comfortable and the master bed was a joy to sleep in, no restless nights sleeping on it
great location as you can walk down to the hustle and bustle of the water park and shops if you choose but relaxing on the front patio with a cold drink enjoying the view and sea breezes was just d...
it was really special to be able to take our little dog, and she really enjoyed her walks on the beach, as did we
this is the second time that we have stayed at karabill with our border collie spencer and it just keeps getting better
house clean and well located
karen was so helpful in answering any queries we had before booking
clean and tidy older residence with all amenities and great enclosed yard for pets
lovely trees around house bringing in all the rainbow lorikeet's
good location, great value, nice and clean and well appointed
karen the owner was fantastic to deal with right from the word go, fantastic communication and so helpful
good location
very close to shops etc
great location good price
the house is just a very short walk to the beach, you can see it from the porch
older rental but in great location with nice neighbours
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3. Beautiful island villa in Brisbane (from USD 262)

Nestled on the shores of North Stradbroke Island, Sand Bark Villa within Allure Resort is an exceptional place to stay with the whole family. The rental features three bedrooms and three bathrooms for up to seven travelers, plus spacious living spaces that are bright, airy, and tastefully decorated. An indoor dining area and an alfresco deck offer multiple options for mealtimes. Whether you prefer hanging out at home or exploring Straddie island for the whole day, the villa is ideal. Just steps away from Home Beach, it’s surrounded by fishing spots that anglers will enjoy exploring.

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397.48 km (247.0 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
46 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
this villa is fantastic fresh & clean modern and new
the place was extremely clean and well-stocked with essentials
the townhouse was very clean very well appointed and very well maintained
lea-anne the owner was really helpful and responsive when we had questions
lee-anne was contactable and helpful throughout our stay
the location was great & in short walking distance to the beach
we loved the property and location and can’t wait to come back soon
we loved the comfy outdoor room and easy walk to the beach
wonderful accommodation with a great location at point lookout
lee-anne's place is a very comfortable home away from home
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4. Charming waterfront cabin on Sunshine Coast (from USD 127)

With its waterfront location on Sunshine Coast, this vacation rental attracts plenty of fishing enthusiasts. The pet-friendly studio cabin sits right on the banks of the river, so one can simply step out the door and cast a line from the fisherman’s jetty on the front lawn. Inside, the home is tastefully designed with comfortable furnishings and relaxed décor. With one queen-sized bed and a single bed, there’s ample space for up to three people. Complimentary chocolates, wine, tea, and coffee are also provided. Besides fishing, guests can also try their hand at other water activities including kayaking and paddleboarding. Beaches, restaurants, and shops are within a 10-minute drive away.

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Rosemount, Queensland, Australia
294.47 km (183.0 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
cabin 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

5. Laid-back cabin near excellent fishing spots in Brisbane (from USD 99)

Straddie Beach Cabin is a delightful eco-friendly retreat set on a great place for swimming and fishing. Located at Home Beach in Point Lookout, the home is near excellent fishing spots as well as other opportunities for surfing, scuba diving, and dolphin watching. A mezzanine bedroom with a queen-sized bed provides a cozy place to rest for solo travelers or couples, while mattresses and a portable cot offer additional beddings. It’s easy to feel at home at this well-appointed home that features an airy open-plan living and dining area and a modern kitchenette. Guests also enjoy access to the resort swimming pool and gym.

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397.45 km (247.0 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
124 reviews  
cabin 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the receptionist and the owners was fantastic and accommodated our needs
the shack was a little cold as it only has aircon not reverse cycle
only one of the large roller blind has a cord to open it
the shared pool area was an added bonus
everything we needed was provided
great value for money, and very clean and tidy
the cabin was clean and comfortable to stay in
the shack itself needed a good clean & some maintenance! not sure if the owners are aware of this
great deck with bbq, airconditioning and tv etc
beautiful resort, friendliest resort staff and the most gorgeous little shack
great resort with excellent facilities, excellent food
being able to lock the key in the box each time was so convenient as we could both come and go as we please and we didn't risk losing them while out & about
we used the dishwashing sachet cleaning all the dirty cups & glasses on arrival
check it out!
right across from the beach and all you need
the pool area is lovely, plenty of seating to chill out on, the beach is so close and so beautiful
great location, well kept resort
and there was also no cell service for my phone provider (optus)
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6. Sprawling bungalow surrounded by nature on Fraser Island (from USD 241)

For world-class beach fishing, you can’t go wrong with a vacation on Fraser Island. Tailor fishing is a popular activity on the isle with anglers making the trip here all year round. This four-bedroom vacation rental has plenty of space for up to eight guests. The spacious residence is exceptionally equipped with an open-plan living area, a fully fitted kitchen, and modern amenities. Step onto the deck to enjoy alfresco meals or to look over the jaw-dropping scenery. The home is nestled on Orchid Beach in the northern part of the island, surrounded by lush bushland, pristine beaches, and a stunning variety of wildlife.

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169.63 km (105.5 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
30 reviews  
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome comfortable house with all the amenities
the beds were really comfortable and the house was perfect for the two families
the kitchen was clean tidy and practical
orchid house is clean comfortable and practical
the down stairs area is useful for storing gear and cleaning rods and waders
great location we had a brilliant week highly recommend
this was a delightful stay and the house was in a great location
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7. Self-contained shack for seven guests on Fraser Island (from USD 173)

Take your family and friends to this charming self-contained shack for a fishing adventure on Fraser Island. Well-equipped and comfortable, the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home can host up to seven guests. Found in Happy Valley, this vacation rental is ideally located for aspiring anglers who want to experience some of the best fishing spots in Queensland. Other tourist attractions are also within easy reach.

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185.81 km (115.5 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
42 reviews  
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with no tv or radio made it more family friendly as we played cards and games and talked
very comfortable as a base for our holiday
would highly recommend fraser lodge to anyone looking for a very comfortable low cost holiday to fraser island
it was scrupulously clean and tidy on arrival
good clean little place in a great place
the house is always so spotlessly clean
house was clean and latge enough for the 6 of us
very clean and friendly service
the owner was great she made sure everything was ok for us
manager bree is marvelous so friendly and helpful
bree was super helpful
easy to get to and close to everything you need
nice place with a very convenient location of the island
a great little house in a great location
it was a great short trip awesome location and house was tidy and very welcoming
we truly enjoyed unwinding & loved the location of the lodge & loved fraser island
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8. Large boathouse with incredible views in Bowen (from USD 80)

Wake up to the lovely view of the sea from this three-bedroom home that can accommodate up to six guests. Bright, airy, and overlooking the beautiful Queens Bay and parklands, this is a wonderful sanctuary for anyone visiting Bowen. Amazing opportunities for fishing are accessible with the boat ramp less than five minutes away by car. Guests can rent the downstairs and upstairs areas separately, but larger groups can book the entire residence. Ample parking space is provided for multiple cars or big boats.

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Bowen, QLD, AU
6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. Modern bungalow with sheds in Lucinda (from USD 135)

More than just a place to rest your head, this luxury fisherman’s retreat will make you feel like a true VIP. Every corner of this residence is thoughtfully designed with sleek furnishings, high-quality appliances, and large sheds for storing fishing gear and water sports equipment. Towels, beddings, and basic essentials are also provided. The residence is a short walk to the beach and Dungeness Boat Ramp. For anglers planning to fish at Queensland spots such as Herbert River, Hinchinbrook Channel, and the Great Barrier Reef, this is the place for you.

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Lucinda, QLD, AU
9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

10. Peaceful lodge in a waterfront area in Winfield (from USD 107)

Escape to this tranquil waterfront hideaway in the secluded Colonial Cove township by Baffle Creek. The remote location means that guests can relax completely and unwind away from the hordes of tourists and holiday crowds. Best of all, there’s direct access to the beach where you can fish and swim to your heart’s content. Indoors, the residence is fully appointed with everything you need for a comfortable and stress-free stay. With a spacious sleeping area and a separate cabin, this holiday home is a great choice for a large group of 10 people.

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41.36 km (25.7 mi) from 1770 LARC! Tours
11 reviews  
House 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the property itself had all the basic facilities and the owner was very helpful with all our requests
was more than we were expecting and the location was perfect
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Amazing fishing getaway in nature’s paradise

Don’t miss out on a vacation in this spectacular state, especially if you’re eager to cast your line. Whether you’re a newbie angler or very experienced, fishing holidays in Queensland will let you make great travel memories to be cherished for a lifetime! For a place to stay, don’t forget to check out our recommendations above.

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