5 Breathtaking QLD campsites to nourish your soul!

So you’ve got all your camping gear, organised some time off and ready to go on an adventure. But where to?

We have compiled this list of the 5 best campgrounds in QLD, as voted by our customers and staff. So fill the car, pack the bathers as we humbly introduce to our 5 recommendations:


Double island point

Double Island Point Aerial View Sandbank

Located on the Sunshine coast and less than 3 hours drive north from Brisbane You’ll find the mystical Double Island point.

It isn’t actually an island; it’s a long sand spit with a pair of large sand dunes which, from a distance, appear to be separated by the sea. Or at least that’s what captain cook saw when he passed by in 1770.

The point is a mecca for ocean activities like fishing and surfing, with dunes big enough to boogie board down also. To get here you need a capable 4wd as it is off the beaten track. Camping is at Teewah campsite, Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach is an hour drive up the beach. Be sure to check out the coloured sands at rainbow beach!

Bookings can be made here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/recreation-areas/vehicle_access_permit_fees.html



Cylinder beach north straddie


 cylinder beach north stradbroke island surf sand and waves

North Stradbroke island (commonly referred to as straddie) is only a hop-skip-jump from Brisbane and the Gold Coast making it a popular go to destination. With plenty of facilities for the under-prepared camper and a beach carpark only metres away, Cylinders is a hassel free destination.

Free Wifi and great phone reception also make this a destination for those wanting a working holiday or simply those needed to be connected.

The waves at Cylinders are generally smaller as the beach is more protected making this spot great for families. Cylinders also has patrolled beaches making ocean activities a little safer.

Facilities include:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Power & water
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwashing area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Picnic areas
  • Playground
  • Free WiFi

 And you can book here: https://www.minjerribahcamping.com.au/location/3-cylinder-beach



Noah Beach camping area

noah beach queensland rivermouth

North of Cairns lies one of the great campsites in Australia if not the world. Noah beach is quite a bit further north from Brisbane than our other destinations but the trip is well worth it.

Noah Beach might just be one of the most unique beachside locations in the world. Wedged between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, camping at Noah Beach literally puts you in the middle of two World Heritage-listed natural wonders.

Nature lovers will adore this spot with an abundance of animals in the Daintree visiting the campsites every night, with visitors seeing White-tailed rats feasting on coconuts, Orange-footed scrubfowls creating their huge nests, Lace monitor lizards and Northern brown bandicoots just to name a few.

Campsites can be booked here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/daintree-cape-tribulation/camping.html


Mount Bartle frere

mount bartle frere camping sunset Queensland isn’t all perfect beaches. For those of the more experienced hikers and campers, we introduce you to Queenslands highest mountain: Mount Bartle Frere.

Sitting at 1622m, Bartle Frere does get a bit cooler than the rest of the countryside, but that doesn’t mean you can expect snow anytime soon.

What you can expect though, is a challenging hike with views that are worth it. To the east you can see the ocean and to the west the Tablelands.

The hike is around 15km and begins in tropical rainforest, with clear mountain pools and towering boulders. A whole day is recommended to attempt the summit.


Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays 

 whitehaven beach whitsundays aerial photo rivermouth

Voted Australia’s best beach for a reason. The white sand of this beach consists of 98 percent pure silica, meaning it will be the softest sand you will walk on, and it doesn’t retain heat like most other sand beaches – so it’s comfortable to walk barefoot on any day of the year. Being so fine, the sand can actually clean your jewellery and diamonds.

With strict environmental controls in place, including no smoking and no dogs, Whitehaven beach has won numerous awards for its cleanliness, making this pristine beach a must-do.

Campsites are rarely full and day trippers head home usually at sunset meaning you can have the place to yourself.

Scamper tours can hire you camping equipment if you forget to bring your own. http://www.airliebeach.com/daytrips/scamper/