Carmila is located at the foot of the Connors Range on the Bruce Highway. Cane growing is the community's main industry and is harvested between May and November.
Camp at Carmila Beach
Carmila Beach is located approximately 6km east of Carmila. It is an unspoilt paradise and convenient three day rest and camping area for all those travelling between Rockhampton and Sarina.
Access to the campground is along 1km of dirt track and the last 300m are sandy and narrow. Facilities include toilets, barbeques, picnic tables and boat ramps.
Carmila Beach is very popular with fishing enthusiasts who trawl through the creeks north and south of this camping oasis.
We would like to advise visitors that paid camping will soon be implemented at Carmila and St Lawrence campgrounds. Council is adopting a new app ‘Parkmobile’, which will allow campers to pay for overnight stays on the spot, using their smartphone. Camping will remain free of charge at both locations until Parkmobile is officially introduced. More information, including signage, will be released prior to the launch of Parkmobile and paid camping. In the meantime, for more information please contact Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).
Before cane farming, the Carmila Ranges was known to hold the most unique rainforest in the world. Today it nurses remnant pockets of rainforest abounding with plants, birds and animals of all varieties.