Its no secret we love a bit of camping and adventure, so we thought we would share some places around SE QLD … some popular and some lesser known.
1 - Mt. Barney Lodge Country Retreat
The site is based next to Mount Barney National Park, which is accessible from the Lodge. The retreat offers amazing mountain views and swimming in the creek, along with some wonderful facilities. There are also a number of exciting activities on offer, such as rock climbing, abseiling, astronomy, bush walking and swimming.
2 - Bigriggen Park
This 100-acre park is based within the foothills of Mount Barney and Mount Maroon. It is bordered by a number of creeks and rivers which provide activities such as fishing, swimming and watersports. Around the park there are some stunning tracks for hiking and bike riding.
3 – Thunderbird Park Caravan & Camping
Thunderbird Park is an amazing place to visit with kids. There are a huge number of facilities and activities provided within the scenic site, such as horse riding, golf, volleyball, swimming and rainforest rock pools, amongst many others!
4 – Flanagan Reserve Bush Camping
Flanagan Reserve is a peaceful spot set within a natural bush setting. The Logan River winds its way through the reserve – perfect for fishing and swimming! There are some great views here, and facilities include showers, toilets and picnic tables.
5 – Neurum Creek Bush Retreat
This site borders Mount Mee State Forest. There are nearby towns to provide anything you might need, while the privately owned site allows for activities such as canoeing, swimming, biking and trail walking. The hosts live at the retreat and host regular events for their guests.
6 - Sandy Creek Camping Grounds
Sandy Creek is a family run site with almost 500 acres of natural landscape. This is a smaller site, so pre-booking is necessary and they like to make the most of the peace and quiet. A great place for some back to nature, old fashioned camping!
7 – Goomburra Valley Camping Ground
Both camping and bunkhouses are available here. A great spot with all the amenities, the site welcomes families and is situated close to Darling Downs Zoo and Glengallen Homestead. The area is flat grassed and shaded, in a bush setting.
8 – Murphy’s Creek Escape
This site offers remote camping within a huge bush setting. White Mountain National Park is close by to be explored, and there is also an inland beach, a creek and rock pools. Build your own campfire or have a barbecue, this is a peaceful, family friendly campsite with something for everyone.
9 – Gordon Country
This site was established over 40 years ago. The owners welcome all sorts of groups and guests and host a number of events for their visitors – they even have their own onsite cook! The surrounding land offers forests, creeks and mountain trails.
10 - Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
This site offers spots for both camping and caravanning. They also have one-bedroom cabins. Based on the shore of Lake Moogerah, the onsite facilities are great, and the lake itself offers sailing, fishing and waterskiing. There are a number of close by attractions to visit and you can also hike or bike around the surrounding mountain area.