In Caravan, Queensland

Camping is a great way to get away with friends or family, and not spend huge amounts of money on accommodation. Getting out there in nature is relaxing, and definitely worth looking into for the upcoming summer holidays. Taking your own camper with you is like having a home away from home. Have look at the top ten sites to go camping in Queensland, and get inspired to get out there!

Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park

The camping site at Daintree National Park is next to Noah Beach, in a strip of indigenous coastal forest. The site is full of wildlife with monitor lizards often seen patrolling the campsite.

Be aware of crocs too in the nearby river! Noah Beach is closed during the wet season, so be sure to confirm your dates before setting out.

Position: 28 kilometres north of the Daintree ferry and 8 kilometres south of Cape Tribulation.

Access: Can be reached with normal vehicles such as cars. Note that due to dense foliage and tight turns big camper trailers are not permitted.

Appropriate for: Tent camping, camper vans and car & trailer camping.

Campsite substrate: Hard gravel

Facilities: Compost toilets and non-drinkable tap water.

Exposed fires: No 

Generators: No 

Basics to bring: Fresh water, bug spray, rubbish bags, gas or fuel cooking apparatus.

Price: $6.65 pp per night, or $26.60 per family per night

$3.65 per person per night for students and escorting adults on sanctioned educational outings.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/daintree-cape-tribulation/camping.html

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

Imagine white, unspoiled beaches with the Great Barrier Reef just offshore. At Whitsunday Island, you can choose to camp in a dry rainforest, on dense coral or even grassland. The area is secluded and is pretty much every campers dream. Whitehaven beach is one of the best known spots on the island. The Eucalyptus forests whisper gently in the wind above your tent, and nights are filled with the sound of surf breaking on coral reefs.

Position: South-east Whitsunday Island; about 30km east of Shute Harbour.

Access: Only accessible by boat.

Appropriate for: Walk-in camping.

Camp site substrate: Sea sand and soil.

Facilities: Hybrid toilets, communal picnic table.

Exposed fires: No 

Generators: No 

Basics to bring: Fresh water, bug spray, rubbish bags.

Price: $6.65 pp per night, or $26.60 per family per night

$3.65 per person per night for students and escorting adults on sanctioned educational outings. 

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/whitsunday-islands/camping.html

Bigriggen Park

Set on the scenic rim, Bigriggen Park is 60 acres of rolling grassland where you can set your own camp. The camp is pet-friendly, and you are more than welcome to bring camper vans and trailers. Big groups are also welcome. Fishing and hiking are the main activities, as well as relaxing with the family in nature.

Position: South of Brisbane, near Rathdowney.

Access: Accessible to all vehicles and trailers.

Appropriate for: Tent camping, RV’s and camper trailers.

Camp site substrate: Grass

Facilities: Modern amenities, hot water, fire circles, kids club, fresh drinking water on tap.

Exposed fires: Yes

Generators: Yes

Basics to bring: Bug spray, cash for showers.

Price: From $12.50 / Adult. From $8.00 / Child

www.bigriggen.com.au/accommodations/camping-sites/

Mount Barney Lodge

If it’s boutique privacy that you are looking for, look no further than Mt Barney Lodge. A privately owned campsite on the scenic rim, Mt Barney Lodge is perfect for camper trailers and camper vans. Be sure to sort out your camper trailer finance before you go in order to experience one of the best camping spots in Queensland!

The venue offers full creek frontage, a swimming hole, and even a kids program for the holidays to keep your little ones busy! You can expect to see loads of native wildlife, fantastic mountain views, and experience guided walks that leave from the campsite.

Position: An hour and a half’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Access: Accessible to all vehicles and trailers.

Appropriate for: Tent camping, RV’s and camper trailers.

Camp site substrate: Grass

Facilities: Modern amenities, hot water, fire circles, kids club, fresh drinking water on tap.

Exposed fires: Yes

Generators: No 

Basics to bring: No plastic water bottles. No pets.

Price: $16.00 pp per night. $10.00 per child (3 – 12yo).

*Booking is essential*

http://mtbarneylodge.com.au/accommodation-and-camping/camping

Bribie Island Ocean Beach

Another unspoilt seaside camping spot, Bribie Island is well known for its crystal white beaches, amazing fishing and great 4×4’ing. Ocean Beach Camping Area is set just behind a set of dunes, and is accessible by 4×4 only. Camper trailers are more than welcome, as are large groups. Please note that you cannot drive over the dunes onto the beach.

Position: 16 to 19 kilometres North of Woorim’s beach access point.

Access: 4×4 vehicles and trailers.

Appropriate for: Car tent camping, walk in camping, camper trailers, 4×4 RV’s

Camp site substrate: Sea sand, grass and soil.

Facilities: Micro flush toilets dump sites for porta loo’s, cold showers and taps with non-drinkable water.

Exposed fires: Yes, in specific fire rings. But it’s a good idea to bring fuelled stoves.

Generators: No 

Basics to bring: Fresh water, bug spray, rubbish bags, firewood.

Price: $6.65 pp per night, or $26.60 per family per night

$3.65 per person per night for students and escorting adults on sanctioned educational outings.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/bribie-island/camping.html#ocean_beach_camping_area

Conondale National Park

Booloumba Creek camping site is located in a forest, next to fresh mountain streams. This is a campsite accessible to 4×4’s only. As this site is in a protected area, it is available for tent camping only, no campervans or camper trailers are allowed. The vehicle parking is also not right next to your tent area, so you will have to carry your gear a little way. The payoff, however, is supreme camping spots, in nature, with no disturbances.

Position: Off the Kenilworth–Maleny Road halfway in the middle of Kenilworth and Conondale townships.

Access: High 4×4 vehicles and trailer only

Appropriate for: Tent camping only.

Campsite substrate: Mostly dirt, a bit of grass. Stone tent pads.

Facilities: Water direct from creek. Payphone, toilets and fire pits.

Exposed fires: Yes, in specific fire rings. But it’s a good idea to bring fuelled stoves.

Generators: No.

Basics to bring: Fresh water, bug spray, rubbish bags, firewood.

Price: $6.65 pp per night, or $26.60 per family per night

$3.65 per person per night for students and escorting adults on sanctioned educational outings.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/camping.html

Big Crystal Creek

Big Crystal Creek is a popular area for bird watchers and swimmers. It is also a popular picnic spot, and can be reached by traditional vehicles. 

Position: 4 kilometres from the Paluma Range National Park entry along the unsealed Spiegelhauer Road.

Access: Traditional vehicles can access it fine, as can trailers and camper vans.

Appropriate for: Campervan and camper trailer, tent camping and car camping.

Camp site substrate: Sand and grass.

Facilities: Tap water (treat all water), gas barbeques, cold showers, wooden picnic tables.

Exposed fires: Yes, in specific fire rings. But it’s a good idea to bring fuelled stoves.

Generators: Yes.

Basics to bring: Fresh water, bug spray, rubbish bags, firewood.

Price: $6.65 pp per night, or $26.60 per family per night

$3.65 per person per night for students and escorting adults on sanctioned educational outings.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/paluma-mount-spec/camping.html#big_crystal_creek_camping_area

Springbrook National Park

There is only one camping spot in Springbrook, The Settlement. This is a grassy area with access to the Park’s bushwalking trails and creeks. One can swim and hike, with lots of bird watching available. Please note that access to the Cave Creek system is now prohibited, and you will be fined if found in the area.

Position: Carricks Road inside Springbrook National Park.

Access: Traditional vehicles.

Appropriate for: Campervans and camper trailers, tent camping and car camping.

Camp site substrate: Grassy

Facilities: Tap water, gas barbeques in an enclosed cooking area, wooden picnic tables. There are no showers or rubbish bins at all.

Exposed fires: No.

Generators: No

Basics to bring: Bug spray, rubbish bags,

Price: $6.65 pp per night, or $26.60 per family per night

$3.65 per person per night for students and escorting adults on sanctioned educational outings.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/camping.html

Yarramalong Camping

Yarramalong is situated on the gorgeous Reynolds Creek. This creek runs all year long and is popular for fishing, kayaking swimming and cascading. Take a walk up to the summit of the nearby Mt Edwards with an astonishing view of the Gold Coast. There is also some amazing local wildlife such as platypuses and koalas.

Position: About 1 hour from Brisbane and 30 minutes from Ipswich.

Access: Traditional vehicles, caravans and camper vans.

Appropriate for: Campervans and camper trailers, tent camping and car camping. There is also a cabin that can be rented out.

Campsite substrate: Grass

Facilities: Tap water, gas barbeques in an enclosed cooking area, wooden picnic tables, hot showers

Exposed fires: Yes

Generators: No

Basics to bring: Bug spray, rubbish bags. Nearby towns will provide all extra necessities.

Price: Adults over 16 years  – $13 PER NIGHT pp

Children 12-16 years – $10 PER NIGHT pp

Children 5-11 years – $8 PER NIGHT pp

Children under 5 free.

A Family of 4 – $35 per night.  Extra children $5 per child 

https://yarramalongcamping.com/

Tipplers Campground

Tipplers Campground is managed by Gold Coast National Park and set on a strip of beautiful unspoilt white beach. South Standbroke Island that the campsite offers 4 huts and a number of tent camping spots. This campsite is only accessible by boat, either your own or a convenient water taxi.

Position: Boat ramps to Standbroke Island:

Ray Street Boat Ramp, Runaway Bay
Howard Street Boat Ramp, Runaway Bay
Jasmine Avenue Boat Ramp, Hollywell
Paradise Point Boat Harbour Boat Ramp, Donald Avenue, Paradise Point

Access: Boats or other watercraft only.

Appropriate for: Tent camping only..

Campsite substrate: Dirt

Facilities: Tap water, gas barbeques in an enclosed cooking area, wooden picnic tables, hot showers, children’s play area. Shop that sells basic supplies such as ice and firewood.

Exposed fires: Yes

Generators: No

Basics to bring: Bug spray, rubbish bags.

Price: Off Peak : $26 per night for up to 2 people
Peak : $30 per night for up to 2 people
Extra people : $6 per night (5 yrs and older)
(Max 4 extra people per site)

http://www.goldcoasttouristparks.com.au/tipplers-campground

So there you have it. Our selection of the top 10 campsites to visit in Queensland. Of course, as always, we want to remind you to make sure that you have all your camper trailer finance affairs in order before you book or leave to ensure you enjoy a hassle-free holiday!

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