Where Is The Best
Sunshine Coast Camping?

Now that is a difficult question to answer.

There are so many different Sunshine Coast Camping options; it really depends on what you enjoy.

Over the years we have camped in some very special places in the Sunshine Coast. This is what we camp in.

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We have had a Camprite Camper Trailer for quite a few years now with the full camping kitchen – all ‘the bells and whistles’, but before that we spent many years camping in lots of different tents!

Sunshine Coast Camping is well worth the effort. The best thing about camping is you are right there amongst nature. You can relax and be yourself, wear your comfortable clothes, no airs and graces!

How often do you sit around and talk by the campfire, look at the stars and appreciate having access to such a beautiful part of the world?

Hardly ever, why don’t you change that, camping is for everyone.

So where should you go?

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Do You Want To Camp In A Camping Ground With Facilities?

Here are details for the Council Camping Grounds located in Sunshine Coast Australia.

You will notice these are prime real estate, so these are great for beachside or waterview camping!

My favourites include:

Boreen Point Camping Ground

  • On the banks of picturesque Lake Cootharaba
  • Basic, well maintained facilities, plenty of space
  • Powered and Unpowered Sites
  • Sail, Windsurf, Kitesurf, Kayak and Swim, or just sit and relax!
Click here for more information.

Noosa River Caravan Park
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  • A magic spot located on the Noosa River
  • Excellent facilities, Powered and Unpowered Sites available
  • Enjoy Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Bike Riding and Kayaking or walk to Hastings Street for an Ice Cream or visit the World Class Cafes, Surf Beaches, National Park Walks and Shopping
The National Automobile Clubs, – e.g. RACQ, NRMA, RACV also produce great books listing all of the Sunshine Coast Caravan Parks or Tourist Parks. Just have a look at their online shop for details or visit your nearest branch. If you are a member you will get a discount on the retail price of the books.

The last Sunshine Coast camping of this type that we did was at Kenilworth Homestead.

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Waking Up
Do you fancy a dip in the Mary River? And how about waking up to this every morning.

  • Located at Kenilworth on an historical site
  • Camp right on the banks of the Mary River
  • Plenty of room for all, cabins and basic facilities available near the Homestead
  • The kids will love the Waterslide into the Mary Rver
  • Enjoy Kayaking, Swimming and Horse Riding
Click here to read more about the Kenilworth Homestead.

Do You Enjoy 4 Wheel Driving Action Or Just Want To Do Some Off-Road Sunshine Coast Camping?

Here are my 4x4 Sunshine Coast Camping favourites:

Landcruiser Mountain Park

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  • First privately owned Wilderness Park
  • 200 km of well marked 4x4 tracks to suit beginners to well experienced - A great place to learn and put your 4x4 skills to the test - hill climbs, washouts, creek crossings to try
  • Bush camping and designated camping areas with basic facilities
  • Plenty of space to enjoy, shady creekside camping available
  • They have a calendar of events which can be quite fun to go and watch how the pros do it
Refer here for further information on Landcruiser Mountain Park.

Sandy Creek Campin

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  • A family run camping ground, near Kilcoy and Caboolture
  • A small range of 4x4 tracks to enjoy – easy to medium or just relax at the campground or do a little walk
  • A beautiful campground on the Sandy Creek with neatly kept lawn, hot showers and flushing toilets. A luxury you just have to have sometimes!
  • 2 wheel drive access to the Camping Ground
Visit Sandy Creek Campin website for more information.

Do You Enjoy National Park Camping?

Then the best place to compare the National Park Sunshine Coast Camping options is the EPA Website.

My favourites are:

Fig Tree in the Cooloola Southern (Great Sandy) National Park.

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  • Only accessible by the water or foot, so you can sometimes be the only camp there!
  • Toilets, Picnic Tables and Untreated Water available
  • Enjoy the Wildlife, you will find Goannas and once we saw a Sugar Glider there how amazing
  • Swim in the upper Noosa River right from your campsite, Kayak, Canoe or Sail

From Fig Tree travel 5km by water up to Harry's Hut.

  • Accessible by water, foot and 4x4 access, this is the only campsite on the Upper Noosa River with vehicle access
  • Discover the beautiful Everglades as you travel upstream
  • A historical site with Toilets, Picnic Tables and Untreated Water
  • Canoe, Kayak, Bushwalk or just relax in the water

Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park

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  • Discover some of the ‘Heritage Listed’ beauty with Lake McKenzie, Central Station and Elli Creek
  • Enjoy 4x4 Beach Driving on a magnificent coastline, Ocean Fish, Surf, Swim or just relax and watch the sun go down

Double Island Point (Southern Cooloola Section of the Great Sandy National Park)

  • Sixty km of beach driving up to Double Island Point, after crossing the Noosa River from Noosa North Shore
  • Stop on the way to take a look at the Red Canyon and Coloured Sands
  • Easy to get to
  • Bush camp on the beach or camp at the Public Camping Ground at Freshwater Creek
  • Good facilities available with Hot Showers, Toilets and Gas BBQs no Campfires allowed
  • If you like Ocean Fishing, Swimming, Surfing and Beach Driving, this spot is for you

For further information refer to the Noosa North Shore section of the Noosa Queensland Page.

Do You Want Free Or Budget Sunshine Coast Camping?

Mum and Dad told me about this book. They travel a lot – I don’t think of them as ‘Grey Nomads’ because they don’t have a caravan, they have their 4x4 and tent, and I don’t think that they are really that old ! But hey who says you need to have a caravan to be a Grey Nomad and maybe they are getting on a bit!!!

Anyway this book is a must for anyone that wants to know the free camping and budget camping spots on your travels. ‘Camps 5’ you can buy with or without photos they both include Hema Maps to give accurate locations of all campsites, they also provide the following information:

  • Is the site free or what is the fee
  • Waste Dump Points
  • Is it a day usage or overnight spot
  • Are pets allowed
  • A detailed description of how to get there
  • GPS Co-ordinates

Mum and Dad wouldn’t travel without it.

Do yourself a favour make the effort, and go and enjoy all that Sunshine Coast Camping has to offer, you will be glad that you did. Return from Sunshine Coast Camping to Home.