Some opportunities for remote, walk-in bush camping are available within the park. Design developed by Boyd Blackman, a Butchulla and Birri Birri man, featuring the artwork of Elaine Chambers, a Koa (Guwa) and Kuku Yalanji woman. It’s located about an hour’s drive from Cooktown or 30 minutes east of Hope Vale, which basically means that this camping experience is all about getting back in touch with nature. Stop at this camp site on your way to other features, or make it your base for exploring the surrounding area. Terms of Service apply. There are three developed camping areas in Main Range National Park; Spicers Gap camping area and the Poplar Flat and Manna Gum camping areas at Goomburra. Kids can indulge in water sports all day and Mum can skip off for some shopping therapy, perhaps a leisurely coffee at the myriad cafes located close by. The park is home for rare and endangered wildlife and a popular bushwalking destination. The rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo lives in the ancient rainforest. Enter the Queensland National Parks camping giveaway for your chance to win a $100 camping voucher. For more information or to book check out Rivershore Holiday Park Sunshine Coast. Read more about staying safe and looking after the park. It’s entirely accessible by car or small campervan, just don’t forget to bring your own drinking water, unless you want to end up saltier than Tom Hanks in Cast Away. Here, you'll fall asleep beneath the stars and wake to water-filled adventures like swimming, stand up paddleboarding, and kayaking. Lake Tinaroo is glorious, cool freshwater makes for a respite from the heat of summer. Active campers, Sandy Bay was made for you, with plenty of hiking trails, mountain biking tracks and snorkelling spots on offer. Rivershore Resort – Sunshine Coast is a perfect family favourite. Nestled next to the crystal-clear, gushing headwaters of Christmas Creek in Lamington National Park, Nightfall is home to a series of architect-inspired, hand-built luxury safari tents where camping meets luxe accommodation. Cylinder Beach's campground overlooks one of North Straddie’s most iconic swathes of sand, meaning you get to fall asleep listening to the ocean and wake up to one killer view. Located at Eight Mile Plains, the park is 15 minutes from the city and 20 minutes from the Gold Coast. For kids the jumping pillow, swimming pool and playground there is hours of entertainment. Set up your Main Range home-away-from-home at the eastern gateway to historical Spicers Gap. Bunya Mountains National Park is actually home to three different campgrounds, each tailoring to a different camping experience. Stay the night at the popular rainforest camp site just south of the spectacular rock shelf called Lizard Point. Cylinder Beach camping Mt Tamborine’s high altitude and cooler temperatures, the picturesque Scenic Rim has beautiful national parks located on Brisbane’s backdoor. Picnic at Westgap picnic area and spot the birds. If you’ve been itching for a digital detox Goomburra Valley Campground is just the place to pitch a tent. This grassy and peaceful camping area, nestled by Dalrymple Creek, is a haven for birds and other animals. For more information see our privacy and information policy, camping areas in Mount Barney National Park. Think safari glamping setting the tone for a touch of magic. Settle in for the night at this old survey point in a knoll-top clearing surrounded by lush and thick subtropical rainforest. We will only use your information for this purpose. Spicers Gap camping area is located on the eastern side of the range to the south of Cunninghams Gap. Use tab and cursor keys to move around the page (more information), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, camping areas for motorhomes, campervans, caravans and/or camper trailers, Queensland Holidays list of caravanning destinations, Camping and caravanning in Queensland’s national parks and forests brochure (PDF, 2.5MB), Policy - Camping on QPWS managed areas (PDF, 110KB), Policy - Camping and vehicle access permit fee and gift card refunds (PDF, 88KB), Camping and vehicle permit booking locations. Queensland National Parks’ 5 best-loved camping areas, without exception, are near the water—usually the beach! Mt Tamborine cafes and restaurants spoilt for choice, selections to suit any budget. Yep, you read that right, not only is Whitehaven Beach the poster child of Australian beaches everywhere, but you can actually spend the night on this mind-bogglingly beautiful beach. Getting there: from Cairns with Fitzroy Island Resort, Raging Thunder or Sunlover Cruises is an adventure. How satisfied are you with your experience today? Great Aussie Camp Out at Home; PLACES TO GO. Or, take the short drive into town to discover a world of dining options, hiking trails, art galleries and even a glow worm cave. Talk about being spoiled for choice. At night, indulge in some stargazing as you sit around your camp site in one of Inskip’s 5 camping areas. Charlie Moreland's camping ground is accessible by 4WD only and is a little rustic compared to most—the creek the campground sits alongside doubles as your bathing spot and you’ll have to bring your own drinking water. Glamping and sunshine are an ideal combination of fun, indulging your senses and heaps of activities for the energetic members of your family. And it’s still all about water! Terms of Service apply. You need to pay for these activities however the accommodation is cost effective. Camping at the Munga-Thirri National Park, located about 1500 kilometres west of Brisbane on the edges of the Simpson Desert, lets you experience the true essence of the outback. Walking tracks from easy beach strolls to tramping boots for a strenuous hike on the Lighthouse Circuit. Buderim Forest is a perfect day trip option. Dandabah camping area is a large open area available for use by more vehicle-based forms of camping equipment, while the Westcott and Burtons Well areas are only suitable for tents (as you’ll have to leave your car a little ways away in the nearby sealed car park). The phone is located near the office, which is situated approximately 150 m north of Inverramsay Road at the entrance to the campgrounds. Friends, we’d like to introduce you to camping at Sandy Bay. For further information and check booking details The Bush Lodges. Like your getaways with a little bit more style? You’ll just need to be seriously self-sufficient. Trust us, you'll never want to leave. Perfect for families … and keen fishers! Perhaps a cruise along the Maroochy River or use the resort’s pontoon, boat ramp, and kayaks is the day’s choice. Spicers Gap camping area is located on the eastern side of the range to the south of Cunninghams Gap. With more than 20 camping areas, you can enjoy fun social camping with the mob or seek solitude in remote bush and river sites, where the only access is by foot or kayak. Because nothing says ‘holidays’ better than sunrise over the ocean, sand between your toes and the sea breeze gently buffeting your tent at night …, So, as poet John Masefield said so eloquently, let’s ‘go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky’ and see where our visitors are flocking to …. For those whom camping outdoors is a rustic experience too far, there are family lodges providing ensuite bathrooms, kitchen, living areas with up to six people bedding arrangements. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Nudey Beach is one of the most photographed beaches in Queensland. To truly experience the natural splendour that the Sunshine Coast has to offer, camping is the way to go. At the very tip of Northern Queensland lies the Cape York Peninsula, an untapped natural wonderland only accessible during the drier months.