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Baffle Creek
Baffle Creek is located in Queensland
Baffle Creek
Baffle Creek
Location in Queensland
Population 156 (2016 census)
 • Density 3.319/km2 (8.60/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4674
Area 47.0 km2 (18.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Division of Flynn
Suburbs around Baffle Creek:
Oyster Creek Deepwater Rules Beach
Euleilah Baffle Creek Rules Beach
Euleilah Rosedale Winfield

Baffle Creek is a rural locality in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Baffle Creek had a population of 156 people.

The neighbourhood of Wartburg is within the locality (24°30′07″S 151°55′52″E / 24.50194°S 151.93111°E / -24.50194; 151.93111 (Wartburg, Queensland)).


The area on Baffle Creek was first settled in 1908 by Prussian and German immigrants who were recruited by Rev. Niemeyer of the Apostolic Church of Queensland in Hatton Vale near Ipswich. the government land orders they had expected to receive were not available, so they had to wait for six months living on a hill that they called Wartburg meaning waiting place.

In 1911, a sugar mill was built by Albert Kleinschmidt (who had another sugar mill in Bundaberg). The mill produced brown sugar which was taken elsewhere for further refining. The mil was closed in 1919 as it was not a successful venture.

Wartburg State School opened on 11 August 1913.

In 1921, a shop storeroom off the Coast Road was remodelled to become St Paul's Lutheran Church. The church bell was installed in 1923. The church was enlarged and the bell tower was remodelled in 1947.

Heritage listings

Baffle Creek has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Coast Road: Baffle Creek Sugar Mill (remains)
  • Coast Road: St Pauls's Lutheran Church


Wartburg State School is a government co-educational primary (P-7) school at 585 Coast Road, Baffle Creek. In 2013, the school had 55 students and 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent).

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