Cave camping in Queensland

Rainforests, surf beaches, waterfalls, mountains and easy access to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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Hidden Camp Pie Creek

62 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · QLD
Away from everything, close to most things. and has won and award for Runners up for best hipcamps for HipCamp Australia 2023 Our 6.5 acre property has an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna along with lots of wildlife and birds. It is the perfect destination to forget life's worries and relax in a beautiful natural environment. We are happy for you to enjoy riding push bikes on the property and to enjoy music around your campsite. Bring your kids, dogs, push bikes, or even a canoe and get back to nature! Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided and there is plenty of firewood available. Please ensure there are no restrictions in place before lighting a fire. There is a basic camp kitchen, toilet's, camp shower and a bar setup down near the dam for your use, complete with lights, weber BBQ, microwave, 2 hot plates, a toaster, sandwich press and fridge/freezer. You can also hire out the entire property just for your group or special occasion - please see entire property listing. ALL ARRIVAL INFO AND GATE PIN CODES GET SENT TO YOUR HIPCAMP ACCOUNT 48HOURS PROIR TO CHECKIN - Please have this handy on checkin and Please don't ring us at 10pm asking for this information. We also have a mini camp shop on site that's also stocked with the hire items you will notice in the extras section(on the hipcamp app) and there are also many more items you may forget like frozen bread, milk and even ice also including but not limited to (depending on availability) - * Barista made coffees (by prior booking) * Ham & Cheese croissants (by prior booking) * Chopped Fire wood (Delivered to your camp) * Smoker Rental * Solar Panel Rental * Water Drum Rental * Camp toilet Rental *Generator Hire *Table Hire *Battery Hire *12v Fridge/freezer hire If you are requiring any of the above you can pay us in cash or you can check out these most of these options on the hipcamp app or give us a call or text to arrange. There is power down at the dam and please take your rubbish with you on departure and clean up after yourselves. Although most of all we want you to have a great time! We are 10 minutes from Gympie, 2 hours from Brisbane and an hour to the Sunshine Coast or Hervey Bay.
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Natural Bridge Retreat

46 sites · RVs, Tents135 acres · Natural Bridge, QLD
A special camping experience can be enjoyed at this spectacular location in QLD close to the NSW border for ADULTS ONLY i.e. 18 years and older. Lamington National Park adjoins this outrageously beautiful property that features the waterfall made famous by actress Laura Dern in the iconic Sunsilk shampoo commercial filmed here in 1998. (LGBT welcome). PLEASE NOTE: The Hipcamp service fee varies according to the amount of the booking. For one guest for one night the service fee is 18% approx. of the camp site fee. Bookings at Natural Bridge Retreat have to be for a minimum of two nights. As most bookings are for two or more people for two or more nights, the service fee is generally 11.2%. A beautiful creek descends through the 135 acres which includes rainforest that is listed as State significant vegetation. There is a deep swimming hole at the waterfall and other swimming areas up and down the creeks. You can hike to the upper plateaus that feature two ancient Strangler Figs with ocean views and a view of Mt.Warning as well as to the Bushranger Caves and lookouts higher up on the Lamington Plateau. Natural beauty is everywhere you look with mountain views, volcanic boulders and rock formations, Upland Rainforest and lots of wildlife. This is a property for nature lovers. Mobile reception (Telstra works the best), flushing toilets (ladies & gents), hot shower and campfires are permitted in designated locations - sorry no pets. We will e-mail further details upon receiving your booking including a link to a Release and Indemnity form that must be completed prior to entering the property and a link to a form to advise your vehicle type and camping mode. *All bookings must be for 2 nights minimum and in the peak periods 3 nights minimum and 4 nights for the Easter holidays.
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Hopevale Adventure Camping

6 sites · RVs, Tents113 acres · Widgee, QLD
The Cooke Family welcomes you to “Hopevale”. A beautiful 113 acre property bordered by Wrattens National Park at the edge of the world in the peaceful Widgee district of greater Gympie. Jason, a landscaper by trade, and Jacinta a teacher by profession, met many years ago at a national Christian youth conference. Four beautiful children later and many years down the track, they bought Hopevale as a blank cattle fattening property in 2018. After much hard work, they have made it what it is today, with plans to continually improve. We have different camp options available, one of which is set up for those guests also wanting to stay with horses or just have a larger group booking. Guests will have access to a toilet and shower throughout their stay which is within walking distance from each of the campsites. Campfires and pets are welcome. The property has only had 4 farming owners in its 110 odd years since it was first surveyed and selected in 1915. The Hillcoats, Bishops, Cotters, and now the Cooke’s. The families over the years have used the property for timber getting, dairy, beef and small cropping. The property is geologically rich with volcanic soils, sandstone escarpments full of caves and overhangs. The mighty Wrattens Falls sits to the back of the property in the National Park and is a sight to behold in full flow. It feeds the head waters of the western branch of Widgee Creek which meanders through the property. The subtropical dry rainforest clad mountains are dominated by the majestic Bunya and Hoop pines and are a testament to what once was covering the entire property before being cleared for farming. Remnant riparian creek lines are botanically rich and diverse holding Red and White Cedar, Teak, Silky oak and many other coveted timber trees harvested back in the day. There are many species of animals and birds that call Hopevale home. From water dragons, frogs and fish in the creeks, monitors, wallabies, deer, koalas, possums and phascogales in the eucalypts. Red-back wrens, pardalotes, rainbow bee-eaters, finches and quail call the open grasses home while whip birds give their iconic call in the forest. Above, birds of prey ride the thermals of the valley looking for their next meal. “We have been blessed beyond measure with a small slice of God’s wonderful creation that we would love to share with you.”
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Hillier Retreat, Noosa Hinterland, Sunshine Coast

14 sites · RVs, Tents190 acres · Cooran, QLD
Hillier retreat is an exclusive sanctuary of over 72 hectares, 3 adjoining properties of the Hillier family. Purchased as a home in 1978 with the intent of reforestation and healing of the land it was part of the first nature corridor in Australia to be planted in the late 80's early 90's. It is now establishing as a space for retreats; for healing and wellness, & a space of sanctuary & nurturing for the land & the people that visit. We offer a space that is quiet and minimal bookings ton ensure the place is never crowded or over booked. - Campsites have 2 composting toilets, a camp kitchen available for use, warm showers, tank water - No pets, sorry - Firewood available for purchase (see extras) - We are situated 35 minutes from Noosa beach adjoining the Noosa trails.
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Cedar Waters Regen. Living Hub

4 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · Natural Bridge, QLD
Welcome to Cedar Waters Regenerative Living Hub, a 52-acre site managed by Grounded Permaculture Action Party Inc. Grounded is a not-for-profit community org on the mission to regenerate our sacred connection to country, community and culture. Our creek flat is set up to host guests for camping. It has; - 2WD accessibility, cars, vans, tents all ok. - RVs and camper suitable (no power, water, or disposal systems) - all campsites flat and well-grassed. - communal camp kitchen with pizza oven, water, and gas cookers available - compost toilets (no showers) The pristine waters of Cave Creek flow through the site after falling through the infamous Natural Bridge. Bordering Springbrook National Park there are plenty of hikes and walks nearby to satisfy exploratory vibes. Otherwise, you can just sit back and enjoy the beauty, peace and quiet of this little slice of paradise. We can also offer many optional extras for private group bookings (large tents/marquees, generators, wood-fired hot tub, sauna, guided farm tour, paddock-to-plate produce etc). The income generated from Hipcamp is used to continue to manage, maintain and regenerate the site.
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Emerald Escape Camping

11 sites · RVs, Tents5000 acres · QLD
Offering a small number of private camp sites spread across 5000 acres of diverse landscape. From the 25 acre lake to the refreshing Emerald Creek; from your own billabong & gumtrees to being up in the escarpment with spectacular views, you are sure to find your perfect escape. Guest will have access to a composting toilet during their stay. All guests are required to take all rubbish with them and leave no trace.Ideal for solo adventurers or small to large groups. Some sites are accessible by 2WD and suitable for trailers, small caravans and campervans, others by 4WD only.- Each camp site is for one party only & 100's of meters or even kilometers away from any others. All campers have access to our big lake & creek day areas. Enjoy leisurely walks or challenging hikes, climbing, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing etc.- We are situated right next to the magnificent Emerald Falls, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park.- Sorry no pets.- Only one hour from Cairns international airport.
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Adavale Farm

15 sites · RVs, Tents40000 acres · Langlo, QLD
Our property is located 67km North West of Chareville on Adavale Road. We are in the Queensland Outback on 40,000 acres. Our large sites offer the perfect place to base yourself and explore or to just relax and enjoy the serenity. Our sites have access to amenities including toilet, shower and laundry. We also have areas for table tennis, hand ball and yabbying for the kids to enjoy. We welcome guests to join us for the animal feeding each afternoon, please let us know if you would like to do this. The lookout camp sites are located 3kms from the main camping area and facilities and is for fully self contained campers only. Come soak up the sunset and stunning views in the afternoon. You can also explore the unique caves and rock formations. and enjoy some wildlife watching. New cave walk is a must see. Enjoy a BBQ on the mountain overlooking the property and have your own personal campfire or join in with your fellow campers at the communal campfire. Plenty of firewood to collect. This location provides you with some great photo opportunities. We welcome guests to join us for the animal feeding each afternoon, please let us know if you would like to do this. We are also only a short drive from the Langlo River which is a great spot to catch a fish, go kayaking, swim or just relax by the water. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times to protect the livestock and wildlife.
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Mystery Craters

10 sites · RVs4 acres · South Kolan, QLD
Nestled in the heart of Queensland's captivating landscape, our enchanting overnight stay areas awaits those who seek an authentic connection with the mysteries of nature. Designed to accommodate guests with their own self-contained havens (your own self sufficient caravan). Note: Entrance to Mystery Crater has extra fees—$12.50 adults, $10.00 pensioners, $7.50 children, $35 families. Kids under 5 enter free. "DNA" cafe on-site 9am-3pm, closed Mondays. This is paid at reception on arrival. he earth's canvas, each telling a tale of the planet's tumultuous history. Journey into a power-free camping zone, disconnecting you from the digital buzz. Marvel at craters, their tales etched into the earth's canvas. By night, these craters are bathed in a captivating glow, resembling the moon—an otherworldly sight unseen anywhere else. Only 20 minutes from Bundaberg, 25 minutes from Gin Gin, our location offers an escape from city life. Call 07 41577291 for extra amenities, like toilets and power. #NatureEscape #LunarCraters #DNAcafe #MysteryUnveiled
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Tallebudgera Veg Sanctuary.

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Tallebudgera, QLD
Good Phone reception if you have Telstra. Simple juice cleansing programmes are available by design. WEDDING VENUE IN OUR CHAPEL OR DOWN BY THE WATERS EDGE IN COMPLETE PRIVACY. Call our wedding planner Melissa at celebratedlove .com
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Bridge Ck Bush Camp Didge Workshop

6 sites · RVs, TentsLaura, QLD
Located off the infamous Battlecamp Road via Cooktown in South East Cape York you will find Bridge Creek Bush Camp on Balnggarrawarra country. Visit for a day or stay and camp. Didgeridoo workshop bookings are visible once you have made a day use or camp booking. You can make a didgeridoo as an individual or a group. The cost of $100 per didgeridoo includes all tools and tuition. Guests will have access to toilet and showers throughout their stay. Pets are welcome but please ensure they are kept under control and cleaned up after as our property borders a nature refuge and national park. Campfires are permitted outside of any fire restrictions. This area has been managed by the traditional owners since the handover in 2006 with the property being managed in three parts, Aboriginal Freehold, National Park and Nature Refuge. Book a tour - Self drive and guided walk to choose a didgeridoo to cut and make into a playing instrument with the traditional owner tuition.
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Bush Farm Camp by the Dam

8 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Glen Aplin, QLD
Great bush campsite next to a dam. The area is great for bush walks and wildlfe watching, with lots of rocky areas to explore. Surrounded by national parks, exploration and adventure are at your finger tips! Some great nearby wineries for you to enjoy, as well as great places to swim in the warm weather. Great places to fish in the surrounding waterways. Just 15 minutes into Standthorpe, 3 hours from Brisbane. Guests must be full self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided. Pets are allowed on leash.
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Great Keppel Island Hideaway

92 sites · Lodging11 acres · The Keppels, QLD
Great Keppel Island Hideaway offers a range of budget accommodation to suit singles, couples, families, friends and groups. Our friendly team can assist you with specific island accommodation requests for group bookings, special occasions, functions and events.Great Keppel Island is an island paradise where the ‘squeaky-clean’ white sand flows between your toes and the ocean sparkles before your eyes. As the largest island in the Keppel Group, Great Keppel is situated just north of the Tropic of Capricorn and on Australia’s heritage listed Southern Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re visiting Great Keppel for a day, a few nights, or for a couple of weeks, you can’t fail to be impressed by the scenery or the relaxed atmosphere on the island.
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Cave camping in Queensland guide

Overview

It’s easy to find a camping spot to suit any interest in a state as large as Queensland. With 7,000 km of Pacific Ocean coastline and a richly diverse interior of everything from ancient rainforests to arid outback landscapes, you'll find plenty of options. Choose from some 1,000 national parks, forests and other protected areas, and a host of other camping sites. From the golden beaches and green hinterland of the Gold Coast in the south to the rugged loneliness of Cape York to the north, and the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef offshore, campers are spoiled for choice.

South East Queensland

With the state capital Brisbane as your starting point, head to Queensland’s first National Park, Lamington National Park (established in 1915), for cooler climes and ancient Gondwana rainforests. The south-east’s subtropical climate means lots of sunshine, perfect for any camping trip.

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, with island and mainland camping to suit all, with a choice of 19 National Parks. Don flippers and snorkel and hit the water, explore the 165-million-year-old

Rainforest, or head inland to the wonders of

to camp near ancient lava tubes.

Sunshine Coast

Living up to its name, the Sunshine Coast basks in its many natural attractions, from 100km of beaches to forested hinterland. Spot koalas in Noosa National Park, take a kayak up-river to camp in the Noosa Everglades, or head north along the beach in the Great Sandy National Park. The volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains National Park offer hikers and climbers a challenge.

Whitsundays

From Airlie Beach, take off for the green islands of Whitsunday Islands National Park or stick to the coast, exploring Conway National Park, where you may be joined by rock wallabies. Despite its holiday atmosphere, it’s easy to get away from it all. The best islands for hiking and camping are Whitsunday Island and Hook Island.

Southern Great Barrier Reef Region

Straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, this somewhat under-rated region has much to offer. Visit in summer for turtle nesting and hatching at Mon Repos Conservation Park, or head offshore to Lady Elliot Island. The main towns are Bundaberg and Gladstone, but it’s worth checking out the coastal villages of Agnes Water and 1770 or heading inland to explore the trails and gorges of the spectacular Carnarvon National Park.

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