Campsites Queensland


Sunshine Coast

Amamoor State Forest

Known for its riverine rainforests, hoop and bunya pine plantations and scenic walking tracks, Amamoor State Forest is 180 km north of Brisbane. Popular walks include a short path (with wheelchair access) to a platypus-viewing platform, a 1 km return rainforest walk and, for experienced hikers, the 4.6 km (4 hr) Cedar Grove trail. The forest is the traditional home of the Gubbi Gubbi, Wakka Wakka, Jinibara and Kabi Kabi peoples. The traditional owners maintain strong cultural links and strive to protect the land by sharing their culture. Advance bookings are required for all camping.

This campsite is located in Beerburrum State Forest

A 1 hr drive north of Brisbane, Coochin Creek camping area in the north-east of Beerburrum State Forest is a renowned spot for fishing and boating. It is close to the site of Campbellville, an 1880s timber town. To get here, take Roys Rd from the Bruce Hwy. Advance bookings are required for camping.

Peach Trees camping and day-use area

This is one for wildlife watchers: you can spot eastern grey kangaroos, possums and maybe even platypus near here, 45 km north-west of Kilcoy along the Kilcoy–Murgon Rd (access via Peach Trees Rd). Horses can stay overnight in the horse paddock beside Peach Trees; a registered horse trail passes through Jimna State Forest. Grassy sites are beside Yabba Creek, with a cold shower on site and drinking water from a tank (boil or treat it first). Bring your own untreated firewood.

How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 Permits: camping permit required

This campsite is located in Jimna State Forest

At the western edge of Upper Mary Valley, 140 km north of Brisbane and 40 km north of Kilcoy, this state forest has mountains, swimming holes and walking trails to keep visitors occupied. Bookings are required for all camping.

Gheerulla camping area

Gheerulla creekside camping area is 8 km north-east of Kenilworth, accessed 6 km north-east of Kenilworth along the Eumundi–Kenilworth Rd (4WD only). It is illegal to collect firewood from the forest, so bring your own wood for the BBQs on site, and bring your own drinking water as well.

This campsite is located in Mapleton National Park

Just over 100 km north of Brisbane, Mapleton is at the northern end of the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The area has magnificent bushwalks, picnic and day-use areas, and abseiling points. Trail-bike riders can make use of 26 km of circuits, provided you have a registered motorcycle. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk passes through Mapleton; the campsites at Thilba Thalba and Ubajee are for hikers only. Bookings are required in advance for camping.

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