A Private Adventure…
Wongi Waterholes Campground is around 25mins north of Maryborough approx 270km from the Gateway Bridge. The Lenthall Lake system, held back by a dam, supplies the Hervey Bay area with its water supply. With most people busy at this time of the year, I travelled solo. The campground has toilets and cold showers but there are hooks in the showers to hang hot shower bags or bucket
I recommend taking your own toilet paper as it was often in short supply or had none at all, Lucky I had plenty in the Caravan.
I finished building my Chesapeake Light Craft – Wood Duck 14 Hybrid kayak in time to take to Wongi water holes camping grounds. I arrived in time for lunch on Saturday 26th December and set up camp. There were 6 other camps set up in the camp grounds and over the week these campers left and others came in their place so it was a very quiet camp ground.
The water holes are only very short billabong type permanent waterholes surrounded by paper bark trees. The main forestry roads are corrugated and a little rough but there are many other tracks around and some lead to remote launching spots around the banks of Lake Lenthall. 4×4 is not required but is recommended. I launched the kayak most days for morning and afternoon paddles covering most of the lake over the 5 day stay.