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Best Camping Spots in Southeast QLD

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Best Camping Spots in Southeast Queensland

Southeast Queensland boasts a diverse landscape, from inland retreats to stunning beachside locations, making it a haven for camping enthusiasts. Whether you prefer the adventure of mountains, lakes and bushlands or the serenity of beachside escapes, there's something for everyone. In this article, we'll explore some of the best camping spots in the region to help you plan your next outdoor adventure. 

Inland - Out West 

Lake Moogerah

Nestled in the scenic Fassifern Valley, Lake Moogerah is a picturesque destination offering a tranquil camping experience. With its stunning views of the Great Dividing Range, the lake is perfect for water activities such as fishing, boating, and kayaking.

Bigriggen Park, Rathdowney

For a true bush camping experience, Bigriggen Park in Rathdowney is an ideal spot. Set along the Logan River, this campground offers a peaceful atmosphere and is known for its abundant wildlife. It's a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding national parks.

Andrew Drynan Campground

Tucked away in the Numinbah Valley, Andrew Drynan Campground provides a secluded escape surrounded by lush rainforest and views of Mount Chinghee. The flowing creek is a great place to be on hot days. This camping spot is perfect for those seeking tranquility and a connection with nature.

Lake Monduran 

Known for its excellent fishing opportunities, Lake Monduran is a freshwater haven. The camping areas around the lake provide a serene setting, and the abundance of aquatic activities make it an attractive destination for keen fishers and those who love to be on the water. 

Conondale National Park

This national park offers a mix of rainforest and eucalypt forest, providing a diverse camping experience. Note that some campsites are only accessible by 4WD, so visitors should check beforehand to ensure their chosen site suits their vehicle.

Beachside (4WD) 

Main Beach, North Stradbroke Island

Accessible only by 4WD, Main Beach on North Stradbroke Island offers a pristine coastal camping experience. Enjoy the sound of the waves and the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean while camping right on the beach.

Sandy Cape, K'gari (formerly Fraser Island)

As the largest sand island in the world, K'gari is a 4WD enthusiast's dream. Sandy Cape offers beachfront camping with stunning sand dunes and crystal-clear waters, providing an unforgettable experience.

Teewah Beach 

Stretching along Noosa North Shore, Teewah Beach is perfect for 4WD camping. With its expansive shoreline, towering sand dunes, and access to the Cooloola Great Walk, it's a must-visit destination for adventurers.

Double Island Point

Known for its pristine beaches and excellent surf conditions, Double Island Point is a haven for camping enthusiasts and surfers alike. Enjoy the unique experience of camping along the shoreline and exploring the surrounding natural beauty.

Comboyuro Point Camping Area 

Nestled along the Baffle Creek, Comboyuro Point Camping Area provides a peaceful beachside escape. Accessible by 4WD, it offers a remote camping experience with the soothing sounds of the ocean.

Beachside (2WD)

Inskip Peninsula, Rainbow Beach

Accessible by 2WD, Inskip Peninsula offers a unique camping experience surrounded by stunning coastal scenery. With views of K'gari and the Great Sandy Strait, it's an ideal spot for a beachside getaway.

Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island 

Cylinder Beach provides a more accessible beachside camping option for 2WD vehicles. With its golden sands and clear waters, it's a popular destination for families and beach lovers alike.

Cotton Tree Holiday Park

Situated along the Maroochy River, Cotton Tree Holiday Park offers a beachside camping experience without the need for a 4WD. Enjoy the convenience of nearby amenities and the peaceful atmosphere of riverfront camping.

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

Located on the waterfront of the Tallebudgera Estuary, the Tourist Park is ideal for water based holidays. The campgrounds offer quality accommodation and easy beach access. The beachfront location is ideal for walking, fishing, boating, water-skiing, windsurfing, canoeing or just a refreshing swim. This is an unbeatable local spot!

Noosa North Shore Beach Campground

Just a short ferry ride from Tewantin, the Noosa North Shore Beach Campground is a 2WD accessible paradise. Nestled between the beach and the Noosa River, it offers a perfect blend of coastal beauty and convenience.


Southeast Queensland's camping spots cater to a variety of preferences, from the tranquility of inland retreats to the excitement of beachside escapes. Whether you're an avid 4WD adventurer or prefer the simplicity of 2WD camping, there's a spot waiting for you. As public holidays and school breaks approach, seize the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Plan your next camping adventure now and create lasting memories in the breathtaking landscapes of Southeast Queensland. Dreaming of a 4WD escape? Check out our large range of 4WDs available to make your journey even more unforgettable. Get out there and embrace the beauty of nature! 

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