5 Of The Best Summer Camping Spots In Queensland

For Queenslanders, it's typical to head to Broadbeach or Southbank for a summer day trip. But Queensland is a huge state and has thousands of camping spots scattered around for families and adventurers alike to venture out to. 

Here’s a list of 5 camping spots that are off the beaten track.

WoodgateWoodgate is a small coastal town located just outside of Bundaberg. Having been popular with holidays for years, Woodgate has a range of camping grounds for people to pitch their tents or park their motorhomes. Woodgate gives you access to the entire Fazer coast, with the option to 4WD up the beach. 


Woodgate is located just 4 hours from Brisbane, and 45 minutes from Bundaberg. 

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Bribie Island

Just outside of Brisbane, Bribie Island is a classic Queensland spot for campers. With sites reachable by car, 4WD or boat, you won’t get bored with a range of activities available. The island is reachable by bridge from Brisbane, with plenty of shops to get supplies from in town.

Some of the sites require a booking to secure a site, and a vehicle access permit needs to be obtained too. Generators are also not permitted anywhere in the national park area. 

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Freshwater The Freshwater camping area is located just outside Rainbow Beach. To get there, you have the option drive along Teewah Beach or you can take the inland route. There are many different sites, which can accommodate tents and caravans. There are coin-operated showers in the amenities block, along with toilets, bins and a payphone. That being said, if you aren't a fan of bugs and spiders, this place probably isn't for you.

The campground is surrounded by unpatrolled beaches and a number of hikes. This is a family friendly park. 

There are no pets allowed, and the land is not suited to bikes and scooters.

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Hell Hole GorgeLocated in the middle of nowhere, Hell Hole Gorge is a huge national park with a major water hole. If you truly want to escape city life for a while, this is the place to go. 

As it is so remote, campers must be self-sufficient, and bring at least 7 liters of water per person per day for cooking, drinking and washing and always have extra supplies of food and fuel on hand. A first aid kit is essential, and extra parts for your vehicle and make sure you bring a good battery to power your camping essentials. 

The maximum stay is seven nights, and the site can only be reached by 4WD’s. 

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Moreton Island Moreton Island is located just off the coast of Brisbane and is only accessible by ferry. There are five campsites and camping zones located around the park. The Island is packed with lagoons and rocky headlands, with a pretty impressive shipwreck to check out. There are also WIFI hotspots available in some areas. 

Camping permits are required, and fees do apply. Make sure that you treat all water collected on the island before you drink it.

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