Family-friendly cabins near Gold Coast

Find your perfect Gold Coast campsite, from the water to the rugged hinterland.

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Crystal Creek Ranch

19 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Upper Crystal Creek, NSW
Welcome to my beautiful 100 acres that backs on to Springbrook National Park. There are crystal clear freshwater creeks. Most campsites next to the creek. The property is mostly natural bush with some cleared patches for camping and horse grazing. The road entering the property is damaged due to the resent rain and you will need to drive through water. Most cars are safe but if you have a low set car or if you are delicate with your car I would not recommend. Only 30 mins from natural arch and 20 mins to great fishing and crabbing in the tweed river. Dog friendly (must be well controlled no aggressive dogs). Drop toilets and hot showers. There are 2 cabins available each with private portable toilet and hot outdoor showers. Campfires permitted ( when fire bans not in place) and wood can be purchased in advance during booking process. No fire wood to be collected off property BYO or purchase in advance. Not a place for loud music and parties, happy for everyone to have fun but noise is restricted. If you are a disturbance to other campers you will be asked to leave without a refund. PLEASE READ THE CANCELLATION POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING!!!
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Crystal Creek Rainforest Treehouse

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents53 acres · Upper Crystal Creek, NSW
Escape from the outside world and unplug in our unique and comfortable Treehouse or Red Cabin You are very welcome to our 53 acres of lush forest, with meadows, green rolling hills and crystal clear mountain creeks. Leave the busyness of everyday life behind and enter the relaxing and soothing atmosphere of our patch of heaven. Here you can reconnect, restore and reenergise. Perfect for: A romantic getaway Getting back to your playfulness Reconnecting with friends Building a strong connection to your children Creating splendid memories Living in the dream A break from the busy world Technology detox This is your perfect retreat. The rainforest Treehouse is situated in a rainforest pocket of the Mount Warning Caldera, completely surrounded by lush and vibrant nature and sheltered from the outside world, while being just 2 minutes away from us and the comfy road that will take you to an amazing swimming hole, cafés and the nearby town. Once you enter the Treehouse private drive you will feel yourself being transported into a magical world of gently flowing water, natural light, tall trees, chirping birds, rustling leaves, crickets, and frogs. You will notice the energy shift into the safe embrace of our land, protected by Springbrook Mountain. The location of the Treehouse was chosen by our then young children. We all fell in love with the magnificent camphor laurel tree growing at the edge of the seasonal creek. We all found ourselves drawn to that place, so with the help of our friends and our children we began the project of manifesting a dream into a reality - the dream of living in the tree canopy. As we worked on the Treehouse, the design was constantly changing. The whole family, especially our youngest son, contributed to the manifestation of the dream. During that time we overcame many obstacles and found solutions to build in the tree. It was an adventure, a lot of fun and we learnt a lot. It became a dwelling for our kids for a period of time, until they grew up and left to conquer the big wide world. Now it is here for you to enjoy, to reconnect with your dreams, to dive deep into your childhood playful memories where the world of fantasy and reality merge together. Here you can just be yourself, embraced by nature and view at the world from your Treehouse verandah. THE RED CABIN We are also proud of our very special Red Cabin with its magnificent mountain view. it has been created with dedication and love. And again it is thanks to our daughter this time. She has found the perfect spot for you so you can immerse yourself in nature in the shade of lovely trees, taking flight with the eagles above Springbrook Mountain, lifting up and rejoicing life. The vibrant tantric red colour of the cabin will fill you up with new energy and freshness. it is supplied with clean, luxurious linen and towels. The daring bathroom allows you to bask in a bubble bath while enjoying your favourite beverage watching the stars. That beautiful experience will be enhance by the symphony of the surrounding nature. The cooking and dining area is set up for your highest comfort and equipped with everything you need. Words do not do it justice come and see for yourself the Red Cabin is gorgeous YOUR RED CABIN IS PERFECT AS: A romantic getaway Reconnect and spark up your relationship Getting back to your playfulness Get closer to your friends and family Creating splendid memories Living in the dream A break from the busy world and do nothing just chill Technology detox if you wish Let your pet enjoy We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Treehouse and The Red Cabin soon, Aneta and Paul
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Jandarra, Tallebudgera Valley

7 sites · Lodging, Tents135 acres · Tallebudgera Valley, QLD
Jandarra Farm offers a comfortable and peaceful camping experience on a working farm in the Gold Coast hinterland. Certified through Ecotourism Australia, Jandarra’s goal is to model and inspire responsible ecological stewardship and foster harmony and creativity to build a regenerative and abundant future. Jandarra means 'place of peace' and we honour this by having a maximum of 6 campers at a time. Guests can visit the rockpool, take a self-guided walk through the rainforest, book a sauna (see Extras), and enjoy a conversation around the campfire under the stars (BYO firewood or see Extras). Take a short, hot shower with a view of the hills, toilets and a camp kitchen (no microwave or fridge) inside a rustic barn with tables and chairs. Starlink is the newest additon to the farm though may not have coverage in the camping areas. Telstra has some coverage. The 135-acre farm in Tallebudgera Valley is home to cattle, chickens, worm farms and bee hives, plus local wildlife. Guests are invited to learn about regenerative agricultural practices such as how Jandarra is managing cattle to build soil biology and rebalance nature, using holistic management practices - moving the cattle every day using electric fences (to replace the predators) and small paddocks (26 of them actually). As food security and clean food becomes more important than ever before, we can contribute in a small way to improving the quality of your soil to grow vegetables by providing short introductory sessions on worms and manure for your gardens. See Extras for more information. EXTRAS - We offer a range of Jandarra Experiences including: - Pop-up trailer, with linen (fully set up on arrival) - Pop-up trailer, BYO linen (fully set up on arrival, sans linen) - Infrared sauna (See Extras - $20 for 30 mins for one or two guests. Turned on at agreed times by host and guests) - Cold plunge pool (See Extras - $10 for dip, single use) - Firewood from farm $12 per crate - Organic muesli with Jandarra fruit - Jandarra organic eggs - Learn about the wonder of worms + optional worm farm starter kit to take home (subject to availability) - Take some crap, AKA manure, home (subject to availability) - Sew your own boomerang bag to take home ECOTOURISM CERTIFIED CAMPING Jandarra is one of two Hipcamp sites to be certified through Ecotourism Australia. This certification assures travellers that they are booking high-quality eco experiences. Our goal is to model and inspire responsible ecological stewardship and foster harmony and creativity to build a regenerative and abundant future. There are many places to wander, sit and listen. Over 90 bird species have been listed here. Jandarra is a registered Land for Wildlife property and we ask all guests to be mindful of wildlife and farm animals when moving around the property. SUSTAINABILITY The caretaker of this property co-founded "Boomerang Bags", a not-for-profit organisation raising awareness of plastic pollution through community engagement. There are over 1200 communities globally diverting material from landfill and creating habits of reuse rather than single-use. Therefore, drumroll...please bring reusable rather than single-use (eg beeswax wraps instead of cling wrap, real containers rather than takeaway) and take home any rubbish (you won't find any bins except for the food scraps). We would be very happy to show you how to make a boomerang bag for keeps on the industrial sewing machines that live in the garage. Let us know if you would like to try your hand and create a momento and useful shopping bag as part of the Jandarra experience (see Extras). ABOUT REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE Jandarra is the 40th property in Australia to undertake the Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) Process through the Savory Institute. EOV was developed in collaboration with leading soil scientists, ecologists, agronomists and an extensive network of regenerative land managers around the world. EOV is a practical and scalable soil and landscape assessment methodology that tracks outcomes in biodiversity, soil health, and ecosystem function (water cycle, mineral cycle, energy flow and community dynamics). Jandarra has 10 Short term monitoring sites plus one long-term monitoring site. By recognising both land regeneration targets and trends, EOV endorsement is bestowed as long as land health moves in a net positive direction with the third year monitoring event in April 2023 confirming the positive trend. We believe EOV gives the land a voice and through this process, provides us with feedback to make better management decisions. We welcome a conversation and to share more information when you visit. THINGS TO DO NEARBY - Walk the Ocean Track at Burleigh Heads National Park and cool off at Echo Beach - 3 km walk, swim and picnic at the scenic Gorge Falls (end of Tallebudgera Valley) - Stock up on supplies at the organic food pantry and organic sourdough bakery in Burleigh - Dine at cafes and restaurants such as Parlour (the closest decent coffee), Wazen Japanese and JFK Italian, less than 15 minutes drive from Jandarra. *No smoking or vaping on the property, please. *If you have a larger group wanting visit, please contact us directly.
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Rainforest Gateway

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Gradys Creek, NSW
Rainforest Gateway is a family-owned park set on five acres of waterfront camping. Located on the popular scenic tourist route, Lions Road, in the Border Ranges ranges of northern NSW. The park features grassy powered sites, unpowered sites and comfortable units. On-site amenities include hot showers, flush toilets, laundry and camp kitchen. We are a dog-friendly park so the whole family is welcome. Dogs need to be restrained at all times. NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS. Relax and unwind by the creek or sit back enjoy a drink around the campfire at night with our family atmosphere. With great views, tranquil bushland, abundant wildlife there is always something to do. No WI-FI (yay!). Good Telstra reception. See also Youcamp listing Rainforest Gateway Units.
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Terania Creek Retreat - The Channon

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Terania Creek, NSW
Located along Terania Creek, 4.8km drive from The Channon General Store and Tavern and 7.5km drive from Protesters Falls, Terania Green Boutique Cottages are situated on 6.5-acres of lush natural gardens. Camp sites have their own fully equipped bathroom with flush toilet hot shower and separate basin area. Highlights include a natural swimming hole in Terania Creek, wood fired ovens, free WiFi, Smart TV's with Netflix and Stan. This hobby farm and Eco Resort offers self-contained, pet friendly chalets with a fully equipped kitchen and garden furniture. The kitchens are equipped with an oven, mircrowave, stove top, refrigerator and all the utensils and cookware you will need, also included are basic condiments. Each offer a lounge/dining area. The ensuite bathroom has a shower. Guests can enjoy walks on the property, along the creek or fishing and swimming in the natural waters fed from Nightcap National Park. There are a variety of markets in the surrounding areas, such as Channon Craft Market (2nd Sunday of each month), Bangalow, Byron Bay and Mullimbimby. Byron Bay's surf beaches and Ballina Byron Gateway Airport are both 45 minutes' drive away. Cabins are fully equipped with all you need and have free WIFi and Smart TV's for a rainy afternoon movie. The Channon Tavern is just 4klm down the road for a nice cold beer and live music on a Sunday afternoon. Minyon Falls is now open again please see link below: https://lismoreapp.com.au/things-to-do/walks/minyon-falls-walking-track-re-open-to-the-public?id=5bf2a8b9573c68002a7a7f56
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Overview

Sun, sand, and surf rule the strip of Queensland known as the Gold Coast, the classic Australian vacation spot. Although it's best known for its high rises, camping getaways are becoming ever more accessible, meaning you can pitch a tent or park your van and spend a night under the stars in the region’s many beauty spots. Whether you’re here for the entertainment, surf breaks, or national parks, you’ll find plenty of options, ranging from sprawling coastal holiday parks to secluded glamping in the remote backcountry.

Where to go

North Coast

If it’s the Gold Coast theme parks you’re here for, stay as close as possible to the action by staying in Helensvale. Those looking to escape into nature can enjoy the unspoilt beauty of South Stradbroke Island. As you can only reach the island by boat, Tipplers, North, and South Currigee campgrounds are limited to tents only.

Central Coast

To stay close to the surf breaks, shopping strip, and entertainment in Surfers Paradise, consider the Southport area, home to many family-friendly spots. Just down the coast, more campgrounds are tucked into the sand dunes of Miami.

South Coast

The southern coastal communities of Currumbin and Coolangatta each offer inviting stretches of beach and laid-back vibes. You can soak up authentic Aussie surf culture in Coolangatta, home to the epic swells of Kirra Beach, and enjoy watersports and hiking around Currumbin. Just over the New South Wales border, you’ll find more campgrounds with direct beach access.

Hinterland

Swap the coast for the wild beauty of the Gold Coast Hinterland, home to Lamington and Springbrook national parks, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites where you can explore ancient rainforests. Nightfall Camp offers a secluded wilderness getaway in Lamington National Park with extras comforts—this luxury glamping experience features safari tents with bathtubs, fireplaces, rain showers, and organic meals. A more basic experience is on offer at The Settlement, Springbrook National Park’s only campground: This small site is a short walk from Purling Brook Falls and has just toilets, drinking water, and barbecues facilities.

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