Kaity Albiez enjoys Booloumba Creek.
Kaity Albiez enjoys Booloumba Creek.

13 of the best places to pitch a tent on the Coast

THE time has finally come to drag out the camping gear and enjoy a getaway that will make you really unwind.

Queenslanders can camp anywhere in the state from today, and there's no shortage of spots to explore on the Sunshine Coast.

National Parks are expected to reopen for camping from June 13.

WHAT YOU CAN DO IN QUEENSLAND FROM MIDDAY, JUNE 1

Here are some of the best camping spots on the Coast to pitch a tent and enjoy a peaceful getaway.

 

Kenilworth Bluff Creek

Surrounded by rolling hills, Kenilworth Bluff Creek offers a more relaxing and welcomed type of isolation.

Set on 100 acres, this campground offers plenty of room to find a private spot, either by the spring-fed creek or in a paddock by the mountains.

Mary River is at the end of the campsite, where you can go swimming or kayaking.

No powered sites are available, but there are flushing toilets, hot showers, fire pits, Wi-Fi and it's pet-friendly.

Where: 44 Wilcox Rd, Kenilworth

How much? From $15 per night (for two), no powered sites

For information click here

 

Teewah Beach Camping Area

Aerial drone photos of Teewah Beach, Great Sandy National Park, Queensland.
Aerial drone photos of Teewah Beach, Great Sandy National Park, Queensland.

Sit back and relax on your own little patch of paradise behind the dunes of Teewah Beach. The 15km camping zone at Teewah Beach is more remote and private than its rivals, Double Island and Inskip Point.

It only be accessed by high-clearance 4WD with low range capacity from Noosa North Shore or Rainbow Beach.

You'll need to pack the car with everything, from food and water to portable toilet and shelter.

Remember to check the conditions before you leave to ensure you're driving the beach two hours either side of low tide.

Where: Teewah Beach, Great Sandy National Park

How much: $6.65 per person per night, or $26.60 per family per night

For more information, click here

 

Booloumba Creek

Kaity Albiez enjoys Booloumba Creek.
Kaity Albiez enjoys Booloumba Creek.

Dense rainforest, waterfalls and rock pools are some of the special features of Booloumba Creek in the Conondale National Park.

The nearby Booloumba Falls Walk is a 3km circuit which takes you through rainforest and gorges before finishing off at the falls where you can take a refreshing dip.

Camping areas 1 and 3 can be accessed by high-clearance 4WD.

You'll need to carry your camping gear a short distance, so make sure you pack wisely.

There are toilets, fire rings and water - however it is not suitable for drinking.

Where: Booloumba Creek Road, Conondale, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

How much: $6.65 per person per night, or $26.60 per family per night

For more information, click here

 

Imbil State Forrest

Charlie Moreland Camping Area, Kenilworth State Forest, Queensland.
Charlie Moreland Camping Area, Kenilworth State Forest, Queensland.

Charlie Moreland camping area at Imbil State Forest is a good option for those with a conventional two-wheel drive.

Imbil State Forrest features magnificent forests, deep gorges and spectacular views.

There are walking tracks, scenic drives and grassy campsites near rainforests.

Where: Imbil State Forrest

How much: $6.65 per person per night, or $26.60 per family per night

For more information click here

 

Boreen Point

Lake Cootharaba near Boreen Point. Photo: Nicola Powell
Lake Cootharaba near Boreen Point. Photo: Nicola Powell

Boreen Point Campground is on the edge of Lake Cootharaba, with water views and shady trees. This campground has easy access, hot showers, toilets and drinking water.

There are gas barbecues and wood burning fireplace barbecues, and a kiosk to hire canoes or stand-up paddle boards.

Where: Boreen Point, 25 kilometres south of Noosa

How much? Rates start at $30

For more information click here

 

Cobb & Co Nine Mile

Located south of Gympie, Cobb and Co Nine Mile is the perfect family getaway.

The family-run campsite is situated on 50 acres near Woodnum National Park and Six Mile Creek. There are kids activities, playgrounds, walking tracks, a barbecue area and fully-equipped camp kitchens.

For those who really want to relax, there are luxury camping options.

Where: 1484 Noosa Rd

How much: $15 for adults, $10 for children for basic campsites.

Click here for more information or to book

 

Poverty Creek

Poverty Creek, Bribie Island – #SnapMoreton PICTURE: Carly Dempsey
Poverty Creek, Bribie Island – #SnapMoreton PICTURE: Carly Dempsey

Poverty Creek is on the western side of Bribie Island, overlooking Pumicestone Passage and has views of the Glass House Mountains.

You'll need a 4WD to access the site, and bring your own micro-flush toilets, cold showers and drinking water.

But it's worth the effort, with an entire island to explore, great views, 4WD driving tracks, fishing, kayaking and more.

Where: Poverty Creek Rd, Bribie Island National Park

How much: $6.65 per person per night, or $26.60 per family per night

Click here for more information or to book

 

Log Dump

This campsite at Kauri Creek is far more appealing than its name. Log Dump is a secluded camping area located near the Great Sandy Strait.

It is accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles and has a toilet, but you'll have to bring your own drinking water.

Spend your days fishing, kayaking or swimming at Kauri Creek.

Where: Kauri Creek, Great Sandy Strait

How much: $5.75 per person per night or $23.00 per family per night

Click here for more information or to book

 

Amamoor Creek

Set among a tall rainforest and beside the creek, Amamoor Creek campsite is a tranquil setting.

It is the perfect place to relax - unless you're there during the Gympie Music Muster, usually held in August.

Enjoy the number of walks or try to spot platypus in the creek.

The facilities include potable water, toilets, cold showers, barbecues and fire rings and dogs are allowed.

Where: 16km west of Amamoor township

How much: $6.65 per person per night, or $26.60 per family per night

Click here for more information or to book

 

Habitat Noosa

Habitat Noosa is a cool place to hang out with the Elanda Point locals.
Habitat Noosa is a cool place to hang out with the Elanda Point locals.

Just 25 minutes north of Noosa, Habitat Noosa Everglades ecocamp is the state's most exciting eco-tourism product. The camping ground, which sits on 65 acres of natural bushland, provides onside cabins, camping, motorhome and glamping accommodation, along with renovated amenities. Habitat was also awarded Australia's Best New Tourism Business in 2020. The ecocamp will reopen on Friday, June 19.

Where: Lake Flat Rd, Elanda Point

How much? Rates start from $33.

Click here for more information and to book.

 

Rivershore Resort

Nestled on the banks of the Maroochy River, Ingenia Holidays Rivershore is an unforgettable place to pitch the tent or park the caravan. And if you're looking for something extra special, it offers self-contained safari tents with magical river views.

Where: 99 David Low Way, Diddillibah

How much? Rates start from $49 a night for powered sites.

Click here for more information and to book.

 

Ocean Beach

For a secluded camping area only reachable by 4WD, look no further than Ocean Beach in Bribie Island North. The camp sites sit just behind the dunes and are accessible from defined track entrances. It's the perfect weekend getaway for adventurous families looking for a relaxing escape just steps from the beach.

Where: From 16-19km north of the beach access point on North St, Woorim.

How much? Fees for camping permits in Queensland's parks and forests start from $6.65 per person per night.

For more information click here.

 

BIG4 Caloundra

Situated on the water's edge at Pumicestone Passage, you have the choice of luxury cabins or idyllic camping spots. Close to Caloundra's beaches, parks, shops and cafes, the BIG4 Holiday Park is the perfect location for a holiday packed full of family fun.

Where: Maloja Ave, Caloundra

How much? Rates start from $40 per night for camping sites.

Click here for more information and to book.

 



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