Waterfall camping in Sunshine Coast

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

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Hidden Camp Pie Creek

62 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · QLD
(As of the end of August 2023 you will need to become a member of our club to book a site here, it's 100% free, and is very easy! Becoming a member has many benefits sign up on our Hidden Camp website of follow our facebook page for updates) 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. 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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AU$8
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Riverdell

9 sites · RVs, Tents166 acres · Bald Knob, QLD
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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AU$50
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Maluka Park

4 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Imbil, QLD
Please notify us if you are camping with other campers who have booked a separate site so we can have you camping beside each other. During busy times, most weekend bookings are a minimum of 2 nights with 1 night bookings during the week, however occasionally we will have 1 night bookings on weekends. Check with your host to see availability on 1 night bookings. Kayaks are provided free of charge for all campers to use in Yabba Creek. Please treat them respectfully and return them back to their launching place just below the powerlines. If you wish to bring along your own kayak, you can launch them at the walkway between campsite 8 and 9 where our camp kayaks are stored, however, cars are restricted from driving down to the water edge so you will have to carry them to the water to launch them. Please note that you are responsible for your own kayak. All campsites run parallel too the creek and are situated on the upper bank of Yabba Creek. Some have creek views, the other sites have trees between the creek and their site. All have mountain views. The main access to the creek is half way along the campground between site 8 and 9. Please do not leave your car parked in the walkway as this will block the entrance to campsite 9. Unfortunately, we lost many of our creek access points due to flooding. Our property is situated between Imbil and Lake Borumba on the beautiful Yabba Creek. We have 110 acres, with campsites on 20 acres. We have 1km of creek frontage. The creek offers fishing, swimming and kayaking. If you're lucky you'll spot the platypus in the creek and there's lots of birdlife around so bring your cameras! Kayaks are supplied free for all campers to use. We just ask that you treat them with respect and return them back to their launching place once you have finished with them. It would pay to pack your reef walkers as the river is rocky in spots. There is lots of space for motorhomes and large camping vehicles to maneuver and park. Plenty of flat spots for your tent or vehicle. This campsite has access to flushing toilets (toilets are situated approx. 400m from the camp sites) and water (rainwater), but you will need to bring your own camping shower. Campfires are permitted outside of fire-ban season (please use the existing firepits). Firewood is available and can be delivered to your site by our local contractor. Cost is $20 for a generous load or $10 for a half load. The property features a gorgeous rainforest with a walking track that you can follow safely, and you can also access the state forest next door if you're up for a bigger adventure. Lake Borumba is just down the road which permits water skiing, boating, fishing and other water recreation. The town ship of Imbil is only 7 minutes away where you can visit the many cafes, bakeries, The Imbil pub, Sunday markets, Produce and hardware store, supermarket, butcher, clothing shops, hairdresser, fishing supplies, Petrol station, post office and more. We are a working cattle and horse property but we do allow pets, however pet owners will need to abide by the rules as set out under the Rules and Safety "Pets" section. Please note that there is a rifle range within hearing distance from Maluka Park and campers may at times on weekends hear gunshots. This generally only goes for a few hours.
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AU$45
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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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AU$18
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Serenity Camp

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Ninderry, QLD
At Serenity Camp we have a front paddock with an open grassy field suitable for RV, Camper, Grey Nomads or Bell tent hire. Weather permitting 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive access. All you need to do is set your yourself up. Bring your surfboard, kayak or boat and enjoy all your favourite water-sporting activities during your stay. We're centrally located, being just 10 minutes from Coolum Beach, 8 mins from the Wappa Falls; Mapleton NP swimming holes, 15 mins from Maroochydore CBD and 2 mins from the Maroochy River wetlands & 20 mins to Noosa. The campsite suits self-contained campers (water, power) who bring their own camping toilet/shower. Pets on leash welcome. 24 hr notice for cancellation Camp fires okay pending permission on the day, due to weather conditions. Excellent central location to your favourite outdoor activities, hikes and beaches. Bell tent hire available - Message for availability.
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Ubuntu Living

5 sites · Lodging60 acres · Cambroon, QLD
A short 2.5 hours from Brisbane and nestled in the magical Sunshine Coast Hinterland, our property is surrounded by Conondale National Park. Featuring 60 acres of lush rainforest, soft grass, a running creek and lots of wildlife, we are working towards our important vision of regeneration, natural building and traditional organic farming. Booloumba Creek runs along the boundary and has crystal clear waters with a magical rainbow of coloured rocks in the creek. The property is literally at the end of the road, surrounded by the national park and rainforest, which is normally only accessible by 4WD, camping at our property gives you access to a beautiful park and walks which may otherwise be inaccessible. We have 4 sites but only accept one booking at a time perfect for just one tent and a private getaway or for groups of families and friends. Message to discuss any special group needs including catering or how to book a group into multiple sites. If you want to just arrive and immediately relax, in addition to the tents already set up we can also provide a Welcome meal for groups of 6 or more or a breakfast/dinner package. Please message for details and availability. We are a 10 minute drive from the township of Kenilworth where you’ll be able to pick up supplies for your holiday. The town is noted for its bakery with donuts, the Kenilworth Dairy and has a growing market on Saturday mornings. The famous Eumundi Markets are 45 minutes away and open on Wednesday and Saturdays. We love celebrating food and a healthy life, and inviting people to enjoy our space is one step, with the vision for the accommodation to support events and education based around food, plant medicine, natural building and celebrating connections with friends, family and nature.
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AU$160
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Woombye Rainforest Escape

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · West Woombye, QLD
Located on picturesque Blackall Range Road in Woombye on the Sunshine Coast. Ideally suited for self contained campers, offering complete privacy, in natural rainforest setting with lots of native birds and little wallabies and a night sky full of stars. The site is accessed by vehicle (4WD recommended, especially in wet conditions) on a 700 metre bush track, with a variety of camping options - including swags/tents and off-road caravans. Guests have their own exclusive camping area with fire pit, hammocks and fresh water streams. As we are nestled in the rainforest, phone reception can vary depending on provider. The area offers a variety of nature walks and only 10 minutes to town of Woombye, Palmwoods, Montville, Hinterland National Parks and also convenient access to the many beaches on the coast.
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Waterbird Paradise

1 site · RV2 acres · East Deep Creek, QLD
(APPOLOGIES PROPERTY FOR SALE so no bookings) Relax under large shady trees by two magnificent damed water ways, green lawn underfoot, level, cleared, comfortable. Two acres of semi rural greenery, a great stop over break or a place to drop the van and tour the local scenery and attractions. Enjoy the natural ambience with an incredible array of Australian water birds and wildlife including kangaroos, Wallabies, Plumed Whistler Ducks, Water Dragons, Kookaburras, Spoonbills, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Parakeets, Purple Swamp Hens, Finches, and many other species of native fauna and flora. Quiet at night only crickets chirping and frogs croaking. Moonlight and stars above, a cosy fire, the milky way, deep red sunsets, breezy days. Only 40 mins to Noosa and Rainbow Beach, 5 mins to Mother Mountain Waterfall pools and the magnificent Mary river walk perfect for Kayaking or strolls and picnics.
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Creek Flat

2 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Crohamhurst, QLD
Suitable for 4WDs only, this campsite is located on a beautiful cattle farm with rolling green hills, please be aware that we don't mow or slash the paddock, so the grass can get very long. Get lost on this 70 acre block in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland 15 mins from the tourist town of Maleny. Paddle in the shady creek or hang out with the local cows. This campsite suits self-contained campers with own toilet/shower facilities and drinking water. The Crohamhurst State Forest is located nearby for a great bike ride or perhaps you'd like to hike or sightsee at the nearby Glass House Mountains. For those after fishing and watersport adventures, the coast is just a short 30 minute drive where you will find the sparkling waters surrounding Bribie Island and local beaches. At this time, pets are not allowed.
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Bopple Nut Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Talegalla Weir, QLD
Bopple Nut Farm is a small family farm specializing in Beef, Bees and Trees. We are a newly established Macadamia orchard with Honey Bees and the occasional friendly cow. Come and visit us and stay on one of our self-contained sites. Out of view from others and with tranquil, scenic, bushland settings. Each site provides you with space to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of life.
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Experience the beauty of the Sunshine Coast in Australia with over 180 available camping options on Hipcamp. If you're a waterfall enthusiast, you're in luck! With the picturesque theme of waterfalls, you'll find the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature's splendour. Choose from a variety of campsites, including top-rated options like Riverdell (617 reviews), Hidden Camp Pie Creek (480 reviews), and Maluka Park (375 reviews). Enjoy popular facilities such as potable water, toilets, and cooking equipment to make your camping experience comfortable. And if you're looking for adventure, indulge in activities like biking, paddling, and horseback riding. With an average price per night of $28 and options as low as $7, camping in the Sunshine Coast has never been more affordable.

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