In terms of natural beauty, living in South East Queensland means beaches, rainforests, mountains and rolling hills are on your doorstep. Where better to pitch a tent and enjoy a holiday under canvas surrounded by nature. Southeast Queensland has some of Australias best camping spots. Here are our top picks for camping South East Qld.
BEST CAMPING SPOTS IN SOUTH EAST QLD
CYLINDER BEACH | NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
If you are visiting south east Queensland ten North Stradbroke Island should be on the top of the list if you are seeking a camping experience. One stretch of coastline at North Stradbroke Island is Cylinder Beach and its campground overlooks one of North Straddie’s most iconic stretch of sand, meaning you get to fall asleep listening to the ocean and wake up to one killer view. Cylinder Beach is also a Lifesaver patrolled beach, so you can don your best swimmers and catch some waves without a care in the world. Plus, the campground comes with all sorts of modern amenities including free WiFi, Toilets, Shower facilities, Power & Water, Washing machines, BBQ and picnic facilities and Playgrounds. When it comes to camping you can’t get much better. With a direct north orientation and a sunny outlook, the site enjoys protection from the prevailing winds.
Check it out – Cylinder Beach | Minjerribah Camping
QUEEN MARY’S FALLS CARAVAN PARK | KILLARNEY
Only 2 hours drive west from Brisbane, Queen Mary Falls is one of the most stunning destinations for camping in southeast Queensland. Soak up the picturesque landscape of rugged mountains, spectacular lookouts, exhilarating walks, dappled forests and unique wildlife. Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park has a variety of accommodation options to suit your family and your budget. The site has a number of powered and unpowered sites available suitable for camper trailers, caravans, and motorhomes. Amenities blocks for showers and laundry facilities are only a short walk away.
Check it out – Caravans and Camping sites – Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park
MURPHY’S CREEK HIDEAWAY | TOOWOOMBA RANGE CROSSING
Only 90 minutes from Brisbane and 30 minutes from Toowoomba, based at the foot of the Toowoomba range, this camping oasis is the ideal spot to relax, unwind and escape the worries of the world. Take your time to explore the area, take a dip in the seasonal creek, BBQ or picnic, relax under the trees with a book, cook a damper and spin a yarn around your own camp fire, or simply enjoy a beverage on the banks of Murphy’s Creek.Watching dawn break on top of a canyon overlooking Murphy’s Creek Gorge is one of these back-to-nature camping spots.
Located near Toowomba, Murphy’s Creek Hideaway is a child- and dog-friendly south-east Queensland camping escape with creekside picnic areas and loads of fun for all the family. Sit around a campfire with a glass of wine while toasting marshmallows.
SETTLEMENT CAMPGROUND | SPRINGBROOK NATIONAL PARK
Located less than an hour from the glitz and glamour of Gold Coast is Settlement Campground, nestled within the remarkable Springbrook National Park. The Settlement camping area is the only camping area in Springbrook National Park. The campground consists of 12 designated campsites of similar size. Campsites don’t have their own power or water but the communal facilities are not too far away. A covered communal picnic has a picnic table and a free gas BBQ. The toilets are clean and the modern eco-friendly pit style design.
The Springbrook National Park is a waterfall lovers paradise. There are plenty of short and longer day hikes which can have you looking down or looking up or even standing under at the plentiful cascades. In fact, one walk leads directly from the campsite to the stunning Purling Brook Falls.
NOOSA NORTH SHORE BEACH CAMPGROUND | COOLOOLA COAST
Resting at the edge of Noosa’s pristine unspoilt sand dunes is the Noosa North Shore Beach Campground. Not only is Noosa’s wonderful coastline right at your doorstep but so too are activities like wilderness bushwalks, fishing and stand up paddle boarding. The North Shore Beach Campground is absolute beach front site camping on the stunning Cooloola Coast that stretches from Noosa Heads to Double Island Point and on to Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island. The North Shore Beach Campground is the ideal place to explore the wild and spectacular Cooloola Coast on Noosa’s North Shore, a truly unique part of Australia.
Check it out – Noosa North Shore Beach Campground – Noosa Holiday Parks
BIGRIGGEN PARK | SCENIC RIM
Located only 90 minutes from Brisbane and Gold Coast. this 100-acre park is based within the foothills of Mount Barney and Mount Maroon. It is bordered by a number of creeks and rivers which provide activities such as fishing, swimming and watersports. Around the park there are some stunning tracks for hiking and bike riding. There is nothing like the experience of camping in the Australian Bush whether it be pitching a tent or a little bit more luxury on one of our powered sites in your camper trailer or caravan. All camp sites are large and spacious even suitable for Big Rigs. Bigriggen Camping and Caravan Park has a site for everyone.
Check it out – Bigriggen | Family Holiday Fun
BOREEN POINT CAMPGROUND | NOOSA
Situated in the Noosa hinterland, Boreen Point Campground is a short 20-minute drive from Tewantin town centre and 30 minutes to Noosa Heads. Camping in natural bushland on the shore of Lake Cootharaba, the largest lake on the Noosa River. Whether you’re kayaking through the everglades, fishing, sailing, swimming or stand up paddleboarding, Lake Cootharaba has been a popular destination for more than 70 years. There are a limited number of powered sites and a wide variety of unpowered sites including lakefront sites are available. Ice is sold on site, campfires are permitted in suitable fire pits (weather conditions permitting), and dogs are also welcome in caravans and motorhomes. The sites are quite Large, so perfect for groups to be next to each other and share communal gazebos etc. Loads of room for kids to roam. Lots to do. Short walk to a coffee shop and the pub for a cheeky meal etc Facilities are new, showers are warm with good pressure.
Check it out – Boreen Point Campground – Noosa Holiday Parks