Camping near Esk, Queensland

The small town of Esk is surrounded by national parks with easy access to Lake Wivenhoe.

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Sandy Creek Esk Camping

11 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · Esk, Somerset
THE PROPERTY Ideally loacted just 3 kl from the township of Esk this 50 acre farm offers campers the perfect retreat to relax and unwind. With large level and mown grassy sites there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the space. Firepits are provided for campsites. An amazing covered communal area offers basic cooking facilities and great seating areas overlooking the dam to relax and enjoy the outlook. The farm has a variety of animals including alpacas and goats and we invite you to join us to feed and pat them in the afternoons. You will also notice a group of 6 geese that wander around the property plus a vast array of native birdlife and you may also be able to spot the odd koala. The property used to be a fish farm and there is 13 dams. The main dam is large and provides the opportunity for a swim, kayak or paddleboard. We invite guests to bring these with them. The farm also borders Sandy Creek. Whilst this has little water it is a great spot to take the kids down to and play in the sand and maybe a bit of a paddle. All the fencing on the farm is 6ft high dogwire and we do welcome dogs however with the geese and also free range chickens dogs must be kept controlled at all time. PLEASE NOTE. There is no power. All rubbish to be removed when you go. No showers. Toilets are available.
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Rangetop Farm

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1000 acres · Ocean View, Moreton Bay
Our 1000 acres mountain top farm is only 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD. It offers spectacular Glasshouse mountains and ocean views. Activities include hiking, swimming, canoeing, horse riding and more. You can bring your own tent, caravan, motorhome or stay in bunkhouse that sleeps 10 with shower.From many parts of the farm you have a beautiful views encompassing Malenny, Glasshouse Mountains , Bribie island, Moreton Island, Stradbroke Island, Redcliffe and Brisbane Port Site.We have a beautiful deepwater lake that's perfect for swimming, canoeing. The property is traversed by a number of rain forested creeks and ravines which are perfect for adventure hiking and rock climbing. We can also take you horse riding around the farm for a couple of hours or to the local winery if you prefer longer ride. We cater for all levels of riding.We have many panoramic campsites for you to choose from. These are suited to any one with the swag, tent, camper, caravan or motorhome. You need to be self sufficient.The cost is $18 per person per day.For those liking the comforts of home we have a bunkhouse which sleeps 10 and has electricity, water, flush toilet, shower, stove, microwave and TV.The cost for the bunkhouse is $35 per person and an extra $20 if linen is required.For those without transport Dakabin train station is 25 min from the farm. Pick up and drop off to the station can be arranged. There is a wide variety of shops and restaurants less than 10 min away.
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A Place To Call Home

23 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Conondale, Sunshine Coast
Unplug and unwind at our 22 acre camping paradise nestled amongst the rolling green hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Listen to the babbling water sounds of Scrubby Creek and the Mary River that meandering through the perimeter of the property for over 1 kilometer. Stroll through our little rainforest, paddle in the creek or have a dip in one of the many rock pools. We will even let you build as many rock towers as you like! Throw an inner tube in the creek and float around while the kids laugh and play all day long. Let the kids dig holes or fossick for the perfect skimming rocks, ride bikes or play endless games on the beautiful landscaped grass. Plenty of trees to put up that hammock or grab a soak in our outdoor bath with views overlooking the wilderness. Sit back and gaze at the starlit skies while the kids roast yet another marshmallow on the campfire. Snuggle up during winter and cool down around the rainforest in summer. Abundant wildlife, lots of kangaroos and wallabies, koalas and beautiful birds everywhere. Please be aware that weekends are family times and do get busy with extra people. During the week it is very quiet and you could have the whole place to yourself. Sites are allocated on weekends based on numbers and if you are camping with children and dogs. We have large flat grassy sites nestled amongst the trees. Campsites are far enough away from other campers to enjoy the privacy. Each site can easily hold up to 4 – 5 families perfect for group bookings. Loads of space for tents, camper trailers, caravans or motorhomes. Pets permitted but must be restrained around waterways as we have endangered frogs. Kids under 17 years of age are free!!!! SERIOUSLY
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Bushywood at Woodfordskilake

122 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents170 acres · Woodford, Moreton Bay
No boatcraft activities offered at this time due to low water levels. Still plenty of water for swimming, canoeing etc. 170 acre private Water Ski Park, nestled in bushland. Water Skiing and Wake Boarding available for guests and water ski club members. (Extra fees apply) $210 per hour includes boat driver and equipment (discount if booking multiple hours.) We can usually fit 6 people per hour more if tubing. NO UNFORTUNATELY WE DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO BRING or USE MOTORISED EQUIPMENT ON OUR PRIVATE LAKE. Somerset Dam is 40minutes away and you are able to use your own motorised equipment there. We are more expensive per person than other camp sites. Please note this includes hipcamp fees and charges and you are covered by hipcamp insurance. We don’t charge for pets, nor do we charge to use our 4 onsite canoes, nor do we charge extra for hot showers or rubbish removal. Our 1km private driveway is rough but if driven to conditions a 2wd has no issues. I have a 2wd and drive in and out multiple times per day. Most of the time space is abundant however if choosing to come on a long weekend, Easter or New Years expect it to be a lot busier than your average weekend with larger groups camping together, however still plenty of space between groups. You won’t ever have to trip over your neighbours tent ropes here. Eco friendly lakefront and near to lake front sites. Please don’t arrive expecting lakefront, our sites are all near to and Depending on group size not everyone will have lake frontage. We can never guarantee requests. We assign sites based on numbers and camping equipment. Furtherest camp spot is approximately 500m from amenities block, however porta loos are located in the remote site but it’s a walk or drive back to the showers. Flushing toilets and 2 hot showers available in main area. Please note: toilet cartridges are not to be emptied into our toilets. Take it home or dispose at dump point at Woodford Showgrounds We provide unpowered Bush camping, and we try to keep the camp sites as natural as possible, no flat pads. There is lots of space for the kids to run or take the dog for a walk on the lead. If you are organising a celebration (eg wedding/birthday) please send an enquiry first so we can discuss your needs. Please note if you’re wanting a function the price is $5500 which gives you sole use of the property up to 70 campers. (We live onsite) please also note we abide by noise restrictions and we do not allow amplified music and noise needs to be kept to a minimum after 10pm. We will allow up to 120 people onsite cost $7500. These prices include early entry Friday from 10am and late departure Sunday by 4pm. Extra accommodation available at extra cost. There is plenty of water for swimming and kayaking.All vehicle access. Entry from 12.00pm, Early arrivals incur a fee of $5per person includes Children and providing there is space available. Please let us know if you are entering after 8am and prior to 12.00pm. Children are considered ages 2 - 16years Please disregard Hipcamp's 13 and above policy for adults. If you have a child aged between 2 - 16 years please book the childrens' rate. Please do not follow hipcamp directions as they can take you into state forest. Please use Cove Road or Old Cove road as a pin then work off the address after confirmation from these spots. We have a great supply of locally sourced firewood, $20 per bag 20kg-25kg and we strongly discourage wood brought on from other areas due to biosecurity concerns. We have firepits at all campsites and adhere to any fire restrictions. We do not supply BBQ’s please bring your own. Please come to our reception building on the way in, as we need to check everybody in, visitors to your camp included and other camp members. We are then able to answer any questions you may have and further cement our rules. Day visitors to your campsite will incur a $10 per person fee and is time restrictive. See you Soon!
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Endless Water Views

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Hazeldean, Somerset
Come and pitch your tent or park a van and enjoy the views over Lake Somerset. The campsites are situated on sloping ground, it's regularly mowed and maintained. Campers will have access to their own campfire pit or you're welcome to join us around our communal fire pit. There are no amenities here, campers will need to be self sufficient and leave no trace. The property is a quiet and peaceful setting, just 15 minutes from the heart of Kilcoy. Kilcoy is surrounded by a scenic landscape, of rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges with views over the northern reaches of Lake Somerset. Only an hour from Brisbane, Kilcoy's country charm, with enchanting shops, landscaped parks and friendly residents is the place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
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Lakeview

30 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Beachmere, Moreton Bay
Lakeview is situated near the seaside village of Beachmere on just under 50 picturesque acres of Australian bushland, 45 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 10 minutes off the Bruce Highway. Experience the stunning vistas by the three billabongs while nestled in nature. Take nature walks, canoe and swim. Enjoy the flora, native animals and abundant birdlife or just relax by the campfire with the cooling sea breezes to add to the comfort and laid back lifestyle beside your own private open fire. You can have the best of both worlds, the bush on one hand and the bay on the other with Caboolture River boat ramp just 5 minutes away, giving you access to Moreton Bay. So why not kick back and relax away from the stress of city life. Lakeview is a private property not a commercial business, Lakeview is suitable for self-sufficient campers. There are no amenities, so you need to bring or hire your own. All payments are accepted as a donation to help maintain the grounds for our extended Lakeview family. Dogs permitted, see our FAQs in Property Rules. Campfires permitted, see our FAQs in Property Rules. Firewood is available to purchase, Honesty box on site.
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Lake Atkinson Waterfront Camp

30 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Lowood, Somerset
Lake Atkinson Waterfront Camping & Animal Farm offers a family orientated, quiet rural escape for over night or short term stays. We have powered and unpowered camp sites available with glamping tents coming soon!We welcome guests in camping tents, caravans, and camper trailers. We have an animal nursery where the kids can meet and feed the animals, bike tracks, walking trails and seasonal water sports for all our guests to enjoy.Full amenities available and campfires are welcome in the fire pits provided. Pets are welcome but please keep them under control and respect other campers.You can purchase wood-fired pizzas which we can deliver directly to your site!We are located just a 1 hour drive from Brisbane city. With access to our pool and animal farm the fun never ends! If you are after a quiet weekend away with the kids or long term accommodation we are the perfect place for you!There is a kiosk and cafe on site where you can find all your basic camping items.
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Jack's Place Toogoolawah

54 sites · RVs40 acres · Braemore, Somerset
Jack's Place is the perfect location for those seeking a peaceful and serene camping experience. Our site is located just 5 minutes away from Toogoolawah Town and is situated on 40 acres of beautiful and lush bushland. Multiple sites are available, all of which follow alongside a picturesque creek that runs throughout the property. We offer a spacious and flat grassy area to park your van after a long day of driving. Our campsite is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the quiet and tranquil surroundings while taking in a beautiful sunset, surrounded by an abundance of birdlife. Town is a short 5 minute drive with an IGA, Pub, Cafe, Service Station, Water Station and Dump site. Access to Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and only a short drive to Somerset Dam. For those travelling in large groups, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and ensure that your camping experience at Jack's Place is unforgettable. Guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Pets are allowed on leash. 
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Hilltop Country Camping

9 sites · RVs, Tents175 acres · Crows Nest, Toowoomba
We have several peaceful campsites available on our 175-acre property, 10km from the town of Crows Nest on the Great Dividing Range. 50 minutes from Toowoomba and 2 hours from Brisbane. The hill on the property (Flat Top) is one of the highest points in the area at 660m altitude. From the hilltop, you can enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding area, with views across the Esk Valley towards the Sunshine Coast, sunsets over the hills surrounding Crows Nest, and even glimpses of Cressbrook Dam. Unbeatable stargazing at night! There are two separate campsites on the hilltop, one at each end (out of sight from each other). We also have two secluded bush campsites down the paddocks. And there is a flat site, ideal for Caravans at the front of the property overlooking the escarpment. We feel very spoilt living here in this beautiful place and would love for others to share it. It is extremely quiet and peaceful, yet less than a 15-minute drive to Crows Nest. There is currently one long drop toilet located alongside the driveway, closest to the Kookaburra's Nest campsite. Otherwise camper's will have to be self sufficient. There is plenty to explore in the area, including: Crows Nest Falls National Park Ravensbourne National Park Bullocky's Rest and creekside walk in Crows Nest Crows Nest Museum Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams Muntapa Railway Tunnel towards Cooyar Horse riding at Cowboy Up French patisserie and other cafes in Crows Nest. Also antique, boutique, and craft shops (the second-hand book store is my favourite!) Please note: the driveway is long and rough. 2WD accessible, but bumpy. Off road/hybrid caravans may not be suitable. Please enquire, and we can see if there are any suitable sites. Pets are allowed, but dogs on the Hilltop sites must be on leads, please.
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The Rustic Resort Wamuran

22 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Wamuran, Moreton Bay
We are a 90acre private property who raise cattle and goats and have opened up to campers who, like us, prefer and love peace, nature and like to keep their surroundings beautiful, enjoyable and safe for everyone. We have all of our sites on Booking request. Please indicate that you are ok with our property rules. If you are one of our valued regulars, thank you, we love hosting you on the property and always look forward to see you again, please consider your request as accepted. Our rules are really not rocket science, don't take things that are not yours, use the toilets instead of our bush, don't cut down trees or damage things , don't leave anything but ash in the firepit ,make sure the fire is fully extinguished, remove your rubbish and respect and consider fellow campers. Unfortunately we feel this is necessary, due to one too many instances of toilet paper, wet wipes and faeces in the bush, cut down tree's, party till midnight and a fire pits full of crap. or full of HOT coals. If this is normal for you, please don't request to book here. If you like us abhor this kind of behaviour, welcome! Most of our sites are nestled on different levels between trees and bush so you will feel like you are the only ones there. You are welcome to have a campfire when there is no fire ban in place, however due to the unique surroundings we offer, we do require you to be extra vigilant with fire safety. Please read site descriptions carefully as we have sites that are substantially different in 4WD or 2WD access, privacy , level ground and distance to a toilet. We affectionately call our property "The Rustic Resort". This is a tribute to the rusty water tanks and dilapidated animal shelters that were left behind when we moved in. Our farm was part of a thriving rural property in the 1920's. It used to be a dairy farm and then a banana farm. We now raise goats and cattle. Our property is dog-friendly to responsible dog owners, has a large farm dam that never runs dry, (NO fishing please as we use this for livestock and swimming dam only, and the last thing we need is hooks in peoples or animals feet. ) it is wonderful for a refreshing swim, there is a ladder to make it easier to get into the dam and there are floating noodles for your use during the summer months. Feel free to bring your paddle boards and canoes. We are centrally located to explore the Glass house mountains, Stoney creek, Rocky holes, Bribie island, Woodford, Mt Mee, Montville, Maleny and much much more. We are 10 minutes from Woodford and the wonderful Woodford Folk Festival. "White Ridge Farm" in Elimbah is only 10 minutes from us, and the kids will love the interactive farm experience and cuddling the baby animals. Wamuran has an IGA, a wonderful butcher, bakery, bottle shop, servo, fish and chip shop, a new pizza place and a Thai/Indian take away that is sensational. Wamuran holds a local country market every 4th Saturday per month from 7am to midday. There is a Woodfire pizza van in town 2 out of 4 weekends, look up Deadwood Pizza Wamuran to check the dates. We love them. If you would like to stay longer but feel like you need a shower occasionally, there is a public pool in Woodford and a public pool on King Street towards Caboolture , both are about a 10 minute drive from us. Wamuran is less than an hour north from the city, yet you will feel like you are far away. If you have any questions please drop us a message.
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Riverdell

9 sites · Tents166 acres · Bald Knob, Sunshine Coast
Riverdell is 166 acres located on the eastern side of the Blackall Range extending down to the Mooloolah River headwaters. Escape off grid to enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the cattle grazing in the paddocks, spot the native birdlife or cuddle up by the fire in your own secluded paradise.  Sunrises are spectacular while sunsets by open campfire are also a highlight of the Riverdell experience. Take a short walk up the creek, west of The Junction campsite, to see some scenic rockpools and waterfalls in the cool of the rainforest canopy.There is plenty to do and see in the area including exploring nearby Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Gardeners Falls, Kondalilla National Park, Australia Zoo, indulge in a tasting at the Barrel at Clouds Vineyard opposite the front gate, stroll through Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World or take a short drive to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.Access during daylight hours via 4WD ONLY with off-road tyres. Off-road camper trailers are suitable for some campsites (weight and length restrictions apply) however caravans are not suitable due to the steep terrain. A portaloo is within walking distance to some campsites, otherwise your camp MUST be self-contained. Riverdell is dog friendly, off leash if trained, and recommend tick treatment before arrival.  For safety, no arrivals after dark unless arranged prior.
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Sandy Creek Camping

3 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Glamorgan Vale, Somerset
Settled in 1866 by Mr. Robert Brown. The land is now used for beef cattle and a small amount of dry land hay production. We have 3 private campsites to offer, all have good distance from each other with no visibility of other camps. Approximately 400m from other sites. We like to camp with room too! All sites are fenced off with a gate to drive in and keep the cattle out. Please select a site for more detailed description on what to expect and the extras it offers. Selecting a site will show more accurate photos of that particular location instead of every photo found here. Pets welcome however must remain on leash or tether *Please notify us if bringing a dog* Please clean up after your dog ready for the next camper. Fires permitted only in fire-rings provided. Check for local fire ban restrictions first. There is plenty of wood lying around for use (bring your axe or saw). Things to do - Send some golf balls into space -The creek is seasonal, only flowing after good rain. It will dry up in some conditions. Swimming in the water holes is ok, please check in the water for depth and sticks -Brisbane river is up the road (10mins) to Savages crossing or Twin Bridges. Fantastic swimming or lazing in the running water. -Push bikes, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is 5min away if you jump on at Borallon Station Rd. Some cattle tracks for the kids to ride along in the paddock also. -Wivenhoe, Somerset Dam in the area for water sports -Wildlife watching, this paddock sustains a large variety of native animals, if you’ve got a keen eye -Bottle Tree pub is just down the road, - bit more than walking distance tho :) -Take it easy.
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Camping near Esk guide

Esk’s main street is lined with 19th-century heritage homes and shopfronts, plus cafes and pubs with shady timber verandahs, some of which are on the Register of the National Estate. Drive up the steep incline of Highland Street to be rewarded with views across Wivenhoe Lake and the dam wall, areas popular for camping. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail connects Esk with the towns of Coominya and Toogoolawah, and is suitable for gravel or mountain bikes. Esk camping is all about pitching your tent or parking the caravan for convenience, then heading out into area national parks.

Where to Go

Lake Wivenhoe

On the Brisbane River, Lake Wivenhoe is the main water supply for Brisbane and Ipswich, with a 2.3-kilometre-long dam wall. It’s a popular recreational area—just one hour from Brisbane's outer suburbs—with an extensive shoreline home to parklands with picnic tables, BBQs, and boat launching facilities. Fishing is permitted at specified locations, while some motorised boats, kayaks, and paddleboards make for popular ways to enjoy the water.

Ravensbourne National Park & Crows Nest National Park

In the rolling foothills of the Great Dividing Range, a half-hour drive west of Esk, Ravensbourne National Park’s lush rainforest-clad hills and mountain streams make it a haven for wildlife-spotters. Walking trails branch out from day-use areas where picnic tables and BBQs are free to use. Camping is available via advance booking through QLD Parks and Forests, and additional campsites can also be found at Crows Nest National Park, 30 minutes’ drive to the north.

D'Aguilar Range National Park

Visit the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre near the D’Aguilar Range National Park entrance to get the lowdown on all of the park’s hot spots. Take in the panoramic views (all the way to the coast on a clear day) from Jolly’s Lookout, Camp Mountain Lookout, or the boardwalk at Westridge Outlook. Then, take the 4WD track to Broadwater swimming hole, hike the network of trails that pass through lush subtropical rainforest, or ascend upwards for sweeping views over Lake Wivenhoe.

When to Go

The Somerset Region, which includes Lake Wivenhoe, is a significant water catchment and flood mitigation area for Brisbane. Keep an eye on weather reports, and exercise caution during rain events and the summer storm season. The Esk region is very popular during Christmas and Easter holidays, when it's best to book campsites well in advance. Avoid holiday periods if you’re looking for tranquility.

Know Before You Go

  • If visiting Lake Wivenhoe, check the SEQ Water website for recreational watercraft guidelines.
  • Pack your walking shoes and prepare a daypack with essentials so you’re prepared for hiking all the national park walking trails.
  • Some campsites have wood-burning fires—make sure you pick up wood before entering the park, as collecting it within national parks is not permitted.
  • Subscribe for park alerts to get essential notices about hazards or closures.

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