Queensland has some great camping locations perfect for family getaways.

Considering camping these school holidays? There are plenty of great Queensland locations to choose from.

Camping can be an exciting holiday for kids, and it’s easy to keep kids occupied and safe with being prepared with first-aid tips and knowing how to stay safe around campfires.

Here are six great camping locations to getaway to this camping trip:

1. Stradbroke Island

Located right on Brisbane’s doorstep, Stradbroke Island is only a ferry ride away. The island has an abundance of activities available for all ages, including water sports, bushwalking and 4WDriving, as well as experience native wildlife and beautiful views. There are six beachfront camping grounds for tents, trailers and campervans, as well as equipped cabins, as well as secluded camping sites nestled among sand dunes.

2. Double Point Island

Double Island Point is a coastal headland in Queensland north of Noosa and just south of Rainbow Beach. The point is a magnet for marine life with dolphins and whales frequenting from July to November every year. It is home to one of Australia’s top 10 dive spots which offers plenty of swim throughs, vertical gutters and overhanging ledges to explore. A great spot for fishing also, as you’re likely to see lots of trevally, cod, coral trout, perch, mackerel, batfish, leopard sharks, wobbegong and the famous resident Grey Nurse sharks. Set up for camping at a variety of camping experiences from social and family camping areas to remote bush and river sites, all located in beautiful natural surroundings.

3. Moreton Island

Located in the northern part of the Bay, Moreton is only a short boat trip from Scarborough or Manly. One of the world’s largest sand islands, Moreton is almost completely National Park, making it an excellent destination for nature lovers. It is famous as one of only a handful of places in the world where you can hand feed dolphins in the wild, at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. You can only camp in the designated areas, including five campground and five camping zones along the beach which are marked with totems.

4. Bunya Mountains

The majestic Bunya Mountains is a spectacular wilderness range forming an isolated section of the Great Dividing Range. The immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands is home to the world’s largest forest of bunya pines. The range features panoramic mountain scenery and breathtaking views over the South Burnett region and southern plains. Nights are alive with the sounds of the nocturnal creatures and a myriad of stars, while mornings have a fresh, crisp and clean mountain quality. The Bunya Mountains offer the quiet allure of a retreat environment favoured by families, groups and honeymooners alike with camping available in three areas, Dandabah, Westcott and Burtons Well.

5. Beerwah

Beerwah is a thriving small country town and home to Australia Zoo. Located just an hour drive north of Brisbane and a short drive from the Sunshine Coast, Beerwah is the perfect location to explore the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Close to the Glass House Mountains and family friendly Caloundra, there are several walking tracks and some lookouts that offer breathtaking views of the region.There are camping locations available at Coochin Creek and also private camping areas on the Glass House Mountains Road. Gowinta Farms also offers a camping site suitable for all size caravans and motorhomes with drive thru sites for larger rigs that is surrounded by strawberry fields.


Do you go camping regularly? What do you or your kids love most about camping?