Waterside camping near Sandstone Point

This coastal camping spot has forests, beaches, and islands right on its doorstep.

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Waterside camping near Sandstone Point guide

Overview

At the northern tip of Moreton Bay, Sandstone Point is hemmed in by beaches, forests, and mountains. Cross the bridge to Bribie Island, where you can lounge on white-sand beaches, take a surf class, or zip along the beaches and bush trails of the Bribie Island National Park in a 4WD. Campers can pitch their tent or park their caravan right by the seafront in Sandstone Point, then enjoy a sundowner at the Sandstone Point Hotel with views across Pumicestone Passage. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are beachside campsites on Bribie Island that can only be reached by boat or kayak.

Where to go

Sunshine Coast

North of Sandstone Point, escape to the Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests to hike bushland trails with views of the Glass House Mountains. Further north, the beaches of the Sunshine Coast are among Queensland’s most popular. Hit the beach at Caloundra, Noosa Heads, or Rainbow Beach, and don’t miss top attractions, including the Eumundi Markets and Australia Zoo.

Moreton Bay

Follow the coastal road south of Sandstone Point through Deception Bay and Beachmere for a scenic road trip. The beach resorts of Scarborough and Redcliffe are ideal for exploring the bay—go paddleboarding, take a whale-watching cruise around the islands, or follow the Clontarf-Redcliffe coastal walk. Ferries for Moreton Island leave from Brisbane, where you can spend the day beach hopping or snorkelling the Tangalooma Wrecks.

Around Lake Wivenhoe

Campers will find plenty of options around Lake Wivenhoe and neighbouring Lake Atkinson, just under two hours’ drive west of Sandstone Point. Swim, snorkel, and fish at the beaches, explore the lake by boat or kayak, or cycle the waterfront trails. Nearby, D'Aguilar National Park has a network of hiking trails and remote bush camping. 

When to go

The sun shines year-round in Sandstone Point, and beachgoers can swim and surf right through autumn. Summer (December through January) is peak season, and the small town fills up with holidaymakers, so book campsites well in advance. Daytime temperatures average 20°C in winter, and off-season camping often means lower prices too. Visit between May and September for a chance to spot migrating humpback whales along the coast.

Know before you go

  • There is a supermarket and a few shops in Sandstone Point, but for camping gear or to stock up on supplies, head to Caboolture, a 20-minute drive away. 
  • Fire bans are common in Queensland during summer and dry periods, so be sure to check local recommendations in advance.
  • If you plan to drive on the beaches and trails of Bribie Island, you’ll need a high-clearance 4WD.

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