Lakeside camping in Sunshine Coast

From seaside to hinterland, the Sunshine Coast is a place of beauty.

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Habitat Noosa Everglades EcoCamp

401 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents65 acres · Cooroibah, QLD
Habitat Noosa Everglades EcoCamp awarded “Australia’s Best New Tourism Business” is located 25 minutes from Noosa, set amongst 65 acres of National Park and perched on the edge of picturesque Lake Cootharaba. Boasting a number of waterfront activities from stand up paddle boards, canoes, wave skis, kayaks and tinnie hire to frisbee golf in a bushland setting. The Great Sandy National Park location extends a number of walking trails where you can get up close and personal with the abundant wildlife and discover the rich history of the region. The CootharaBAR & Bistro dishes are inspired by the regions fresh, local produce and the Micro Brewery, boasts 8 tasty beers brewed onsite. The EcoCamp is the gateway to one of only two Everglades in the world, where the tea tree infused waterways and ancient rainforests provide a truly memorable tour experience. Habitat Noosa Everglades EcoCamp is the ultimate Accessible Wilderness Experience! The campground features modern facilities, laundry, camp kitchens an onsite bistro and micro-brewery, water activities, walking treks and daily tours to the Noosa Everglades. Campfires are allowed when there are no restrictions in place. Campfires are only permitted in fire pits that are off the ground. Sorry, no pets.
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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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Wild Horse Retreat

13 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Glass House Mountains, QLD
Welcoming you to our 100 acre horse property nestled in the Glasshouse Mountains, with a creek and a lake. Featuring a mix of pine and natural forest, this off grid campsite has a lovely flat space for camping. Drinking water and toilet amenities are available, and we welcome well behaved dogs on leashes as well as a place to stay for your beloved horse (please note an additional horse facility fee will be charged). *While we don't have water hookups, we can fill water tanks. 🐴***We also offer a variety of horse riding experiences that can be selected and added to your booking at checkout***🐴 The Glass House Mountains are found in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast. They are about a one-hour drive south of the Sunshine Coast's main hub, Noosa, or an hour north of the state's capital city, Brisbane. The region is a natural playground of walking tracks, horse trails and abseiling locations, the mountains are also home to six small townships, linked by rail and country roads. Please note there is highway noise at this site.
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Bushywood at Woodfordskilake

122 sites · RVs, Tents170 acres · Woodford, QLD
170 acre private Water Ski Park, nestled in bushland. We no longer offer motorised water sports. 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 6 onsite canoes, nor do we charge extra for hot showers or rubbish removal, we have guest wifi. 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 for 2 nights. (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 site need to sign in and pay a day fee. 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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Buranga Farm

18 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Verrierdale, QLD
** We are currently on holiday and will take more time than usual to respond to booking requests and messages in general. We have a caretaker on site to assist you if required** Buranga Farm is a small organic family-run farm on 60 acres in the Noosa hinterland only ten minutes from Peregian Beach. The property is largely flat with a hill on the Eastern side and a ridgeline at the very back of the property. There are plenty of cleared open areas as well as a mix of lightly treed and native vegetation. Site one and two are located on the hillside looking west to Mount Cooroy and are best suited for couples. Sites three and four share a large open grassed area the flows down to the main dam that offers great swimming. All areas of the property are open to campers to walk through and explore. The farm comprises a series of ponds near the road that are in the process of being renovated for Red Claw Crayfish. There are fruit trees and veggie gardens around the house, as well as a horse and house cow that guests are welcome to interact with. The balance of the land is either grazed by our small herd of Murray Grey Cattle or set aside for regeneration. Dog friendly. Simle composting/drop toilet available.
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Tremayne - The Old Avocado Farm

4 sites · RVs50 acres · Bellthorpe, QLD
Welcome to our enchanting avocado farm, a lush haven nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at one of the highest points on the range. Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding hills as you immerse yourself in the beauty of our property, where flourishing avocado orchards meet clear blue skies. PLEASE NOTE - All travellers must use the Maleny Stanley River Road to get to Tremayne - The Old Avocado Farm in Bellthorpe. The Bellthorpe Range Road is unsuitable for large vehicles. Enjoy The Old Avocado Farm campsite and the local activities listed in the information below. CAMPSITE HIGHLIGHTS Avocado Orchard Campsite: Park your Vehicle or RV surrounded by our shady avocado trees. Breathe in the fresh air as you wake up to the gentle rustle of leaves and rainforest bird songs. Nature Trails: Discover a scenic trail winding through avocado groves, past a spring-fed dam, and around a natural rainforest. Enjoy breathtaking views and find hidden nooks perfect for quiet contemplation or capturing Instagram-worthy shots. Campfire Evenings: As the sun dips below the horizon, gather around a crackling campfire to connect with fellow campers. Or enjoy a campfire in the presence of your own company. Pet-Friendly Environment: Bring your furry friends along for the adventure! Our pet-friendly policy ensures that your four-legged companions can also enjoy the beauty of our avocado farm. Wildlife Viewing: Engage with the diverse life around our farm, from vibrant birds to wallabies and other local wildlife. Some may even spot our resident platypus family. Picnic Spots: Discover ideal spots across our property—whether under the cool shade of avocado trees, with panoramic hill views, or by the tranquil waters of our spring-fed dam. Stargazing: Experience the magic of a clear night sky as you gaze up at a blanket of twinkling stars. Our remote location ensures minimal light pollution, providing an ideal setting for stargazing enthusiasts. INFORMATION: - 20 minute drive to Maleny. - 1 hour drive to the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. -10 minute drive away from the Bellthorpe National Park with both 4WD tracks and walking trails. Please visit the Government site for more information https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/bellthorpe/things-to-do - Flat sites for Vehicles, RV’s, Caravans and Campers - Pets permitted, but must be on a leash for the protection of our abundant wildlife. - For eco friendly Vehicles, RV's, Caravans and Campers only who follow leave no trace principles. - Campers must be self sufficient with their own toilet and shower facilities. - All rubbish to be removed and disposed of offsite. - The avocado orchard is our business and livelihood, please do not pick the avocados. In avocado season, we have a honesty box for you with produce to purchase.
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Noosa Everglades Reatreat/Camping

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Cooroibah, QLD
Nestled within the Cooloola region within of the Great Sandy National Park, the Noosa Everglades is a spectacular network of pristine waterways and wetlands connecting the Northern Noosa River onto the Sunshine Property. Our property is along side the Noosa River and we are one of only two private owned property's within the Cooloola region. With Kayaking, Camping, Walking tracks and alot more to do! We are home to 1 out of 2 everglades in the whole world!! Noosa Everglades Eco Retreat was founded by Peter and Deborah Gilbert, they stumbled across the property nestled in the Coolola National Park in 1993 and have shared this special location with family and friends over the years. In 2022 they have decided to share the unique property with guest from all around the world. Come and experience The Noosa Everglades, one of only two everglades systems on Earth, is a world of water, wilderness and wonder in the upper reaches of the Noosa River.
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Hidden Gold Homestead

11 sites · RVs, Tents69 acres · Moffatdale, QLD
We have 69 acres within the Barambah Wine Trail (which is located in Moffatdale, near Murgon, QLD). Our property backs onto the Bjelke Petersen Dam. Our property offers direct access to Lake Barambah from your large grassy campsite. You can enjoy uninterrupted views of the lake while relaxing around your camp fire.The lake itself is wide and deep, and safe for swimming (properly supervised) and all your favourite water activities. There is also basic access to launch small boats.Dusty Hill Wines is just down the road and offers local wine tasting and some great meals in their restaurant. There are also some other wineries in the area you can explore and enjoy.If you want to get your heart rate up, we are 25 minutes from Kinombi Falls where you can enjoy a number of stairs to get to the top. The waterfall is often quite small but the surrounding area is beautiful and the stairs are a good workout.You will need to be fully self contained as we have no showers or toilets available. Campers will need to take all waste with them on departure. Pets are welcome.
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Boho Wilderness Farm Noosa Lake

8 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Boreen Point, QLD
We are part of Noosa Hinterland, situated at the start of the Everglades, more than 40% of Australia’s bird species is found here. Lake Cootharaba is at it’s peak, 4ft deep. It’s great for sailing, SUP, kayaking, kite surfing and swimming. There are wood fired BBQs and picnic seats all along the foreshore. Public showers/toilets too. Upon coming down Lake Flat Rd, you’ll see 4 letterboxes, turn LEFT here and travel down a private road approx 100mts, you’ll see 1 white bali flag and our Boho Wilderness sign on pink post, this is CAMP entry. In the rainforest, there is a large picnic table for your enjoyment, explore at leisure. We have a designated camping area, fenced in, with 8 sites, all numbered. You could have a view across open paddocks/dam of our horses. NOOSA EVERGLADES are calling you to visit. Camp sites are in horseshoe layout. Fires are ONLY ALLOWED in fire pit. Check in at 1pm and check out is flexible, on agreement with host. Please message owner 1hr prior to arriving. CHECK IN AFTER 6pm STRICTLY AT OWNERS DISCRETION Well behaved dogs are welcome, please keep them on a leash, please add them to booking, under EXTRAS $10 each (2dogs max.) NO DOGS IN RAINFOREST. Kids can feed goats and pony. Goats come through trail of SITE 4. No dogs are allowed in SITE 4. Thank you. *** There is bore water tap at shower block. *** 2 portlaloo’s which are emptied and sanitised twice daily. ***HOT SHOWER AVAILABLE * Goat feeding is at 8:30am weekends for kids, adults by request, & most days on school holidays. We are a coastal village by the Lake. less than; * 1km to the Lake, foreshore has several BBQ (wood fired) and picnic tables to enjoy. Showers/toilets available at 2 points along foreshore. * Kids and dog beach available at the kids park, at Lake (4ft at its deepest). * Boat ramp for access to lake or Everglades. A canoe launching ramp available at Elanda Point. 7mins away. If looking at tides, lookup Teewah beach for lake tides. * Cafe/general store located at the lake, open 7am-2pm. * Apollonian Hotel has bistro, and outdoor dining. Dog friendly. 2nd & 4th FRI night 6-9:30pm OPEN MIC Every Sunday 12-3pm Smokehouse and Live Music *2km to Noosa Habitat, bistro and brewery. Hiking tracks to Harry’s Hut too. NO DOMESTIC ANIMALS ALLOWED. But ample wildlife. * 20 mins to Tewantin/Noosaville. *Pomona market (18kms) opened Sat 7-12. *Noosa beaches and national park 30mins. Dog walking at Ringtail creek, on McKinnon Dr.
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The Sanctuary - Noosa Hinterland

4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Forest Acres, QLD
Located in Noosa Hinterland, 20 minutes behind Noosa. The property borders Tewantin National Park, meaning that there is an abundant wildlife that comes and goes everyday. Set your tent in a grass paddock, and surrounded by trees and the sound of birds, you will immerse yourself in nature. Noosa Trail number 4 is right at the entrance of our property. Lake MacDonald is a few hundred meters away. Enjoy a brunch in one of Cooroy's several coffee shops, have a stroll in Noosa Botanic Garden (right on Lake MacDonald), or go for a surf in one of Noosa magnificent beaches. Tiny Home - Amaroo Arts Sanctuary - For those seeking a luxurious off-grid vacation, we offer a beautifully designed 9.5m Tiny Home, the perfect blend of wilderness and luxury. Book your escape to luxury and discover the magic of off-grid living at our Tiny Home in nature's embrace. To inquire further and secure your booking, go to the Amaroo Tiny Home website AmarooArtsSanctuary.org
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Rosehill Farmstay

18 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Glen Echo, QLD
Nestled in the quiet beauty of Glen Echo, "Rosehill" has been a cherished part of the Ross Family since 1958. Tucked away along the picturesque Munna Creek, our farmstay is a tranquil escape just 40 minutes south of Maryborough, 35mins north of Gympie and a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Brisbane. Finding us is easy - from Tiaro/Gympie via the Woolooga/Bauple road, just 5 minutes off into Glen Echo. At "Rosehill," we offer a variety of camping experiences, from semi-private campsites with or without amenities to fully equipped front fold campers available for hire. Bring your pushbikes or horses and explore the closest National Trail (section 5) from your base at "Rosehill". Whether you're seeking solitude or planning a group event, we have options to suit your needs. Looking for a unique venue for your special day? Consider "Rosehill" for a fully catered farm wedding experience or reserve one of our locations for complete privacy. Our farm is not just a getaway; it's a sustainable oasis. Powered by solar energy, we proudly operate as a fully standalone powered farm. Our commitment to sustainability extends to our agricultural practices - we utilize solar energy to pump water for our livestock and irrigate our pastures. Speaking of livestock, "Rosehill" is also home to RottyHill rottweilers, where we've been successfully breeding natural-born bobtail and tailed dogs for over 18 years. Discover the hidden gem of "Rosehill" amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life. For camper hire or event information, reach out to us via our website at www.rosehillfarmstay.com.au. We can't wait to welcome you to our slice of paradise!
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Sunshine Coast Retreat

9 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Sunshine Coast, QLD
Nestled among mango, avocado, and lichee plantations, our property offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Set on 25 acres, guests have access to an array of amenities including a nine-hole golf course, a running creek, communal BBQ area, acres of green gardens, a footy field and much more. The surroundings are breathtaking and offer a glimpse into one of the most picturesque areas of the Sunshine Coast. Not only does the property boast endless opportunities for golf, with a cart available for guests, but it’s also located just 13 minutes from the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore. The area is renowned for its stunning surf beaches, great restaurants, and fantastic fishing. Guests can also visit the Maroochydore Plaza and experience all that Sunshine Coast has to offer. We only will have 4 camp sits at one time ever 2 people per site We are proud to be pet and disability friendly.(pets on Leash )
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Lakeside camping in Sunshine Coast guide

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Looking for the perfect camping experience on the Sunshine Coast in Australia? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 900 options to choose from, you're sure to find the ideal campsite near a lake. Whether you prefer a secluded spot or a bustling campground, the Sunshine Coast has it all. Check out top-rated campsites like Hidden Camp Pie Creek (480 reviews), Buranga Farm (383 reviews), and Mary River Farmstay (153 reviews). Plus, you'll have access to popular facilities like rubbish disposal, pet-friendly areas, and cooking equipment. And with activities like boating, biking, and whitewater paddling, there's never a dull moment. Prices start as low as $7 per night, with an average price of $35 per night. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable camping adventure on the Sunshine Coast!

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