27 Mar Top 5 Camping Sites in South East Queensland

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Queensland has some of the best camping sites in Australia, ideal spots where you can enjoy nature with the gorgeous temperate weather. Here are our top 5 camping spots located in South East Queensland, all within 2 hours drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Cylinder Beach, Stradbroke Island

If you want a camping site near an amazing beach spot, head to Cylinder Beach in North Stradbroke Island. Just a few hours drive from Brisbane and a short ferry, the camp ground is very popular with families because of its closeness to the beautiful blue water and white sand beach. Campers can also enjoy nice surf breaks created by the Cylinder Headland. The camping ground has an available powered site and is very close to restaurants, boutiques, cafes and laundry shops.

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Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park is located in a magnificent rainforest inside Mt. Tamborine. Set up your bonfire in the spacious camping areas and caravan sites with rock bordered fire pits available for use; just don’t forget to bring your axe. You can bring your dog along to enjoy the amazing wildlife view inside this park  stretching to over 112 hectares.

During your stay, why not enjoy other Mt. Tamborine adventure activities? Try bush walking and trek around this Gold Coast Hinterland attraction. There’s also Thunderegg Fossicking, where kids and adults can discover the world’s largest thunderegg mine. With Bird Feeding, Treetop Challenge and Canyon Flyer Zipline, you won’t fall short of fun activities and experiences at Thunderbird Park.

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Lake Moogerah Caravan Park

Adore the picturesque view of great mountain ranges while camping right beside the stunning Lake Moogerah. This camp site is very popular amongst water adventure seekers. Boats, kayaks and stand up paddle boards are all available for hire. You can also enjoy fishing with permits and tinnies on board.

The Caravan Park is just a 2-hour drive from Brisbane and Gold Coast. Onsite Facilities are available for use including camp fire pits, children’s playground, kitchen, laundry and even wireless internet service.

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Spring Gully Stays

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If you’re looking for an affordable camping site that has great adventure facilities on board, Spring Gully Stays is the one for you. The place offers bush camping with fishing spots and creek for swimming and other water activities, all for a low price. Enjoy the big space for caravans and tent sites where your pets are also welcome. They also offer onsite Safari tents for those who want a more convenient way of camping. Spring Gully Stays is in Canungra Valley, Sarabah Queensland.

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Yarramalong Camping & Outdoor Recreational Centre


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Yarramalong Camping & Outdoor Recreational Centre is conveniently located beside Reynolds Creek, where lots of water activities are available especially for fishing enthusiasts. The place is also rich in Australian wildlife. Try to spot some local platypus, koalas, possums and different bird species while canoeing the length of the creek.

Make your own campfire and sing-along while roasting marshmallow. You don’t have to worry of too much crowd because Yarramalong has two large camping grounds. This is the perfect camping getaway destination for the whole family.

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Winter is just a few months away. So whether you prefer camping in a rainforest, the beach, a lakeside, bush land or a creekside for your getaway adventure, make sure you check out any of these top camping sites in South East Queensland before it’s too late.

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