Waterfall camping near Surfers Paradise

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Cedar Waters Regen. Living Hub

4 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · Beechmont, QLD
Welcome to Cedar Waters Regenerative Living Hub, a 52-acre site managed by Grounded Permaculture Action Party Inc. Grounded is a not-for-profit community org on the mission to regenerate our sacred connection to country, community and culture. Our creek flat is set up to host guests for camping. It has; - 2WD accessibility, cars, vans, tents all ok. - RVs and camper suitable (no power, water, or disposal systems) - all campsites flat and well-grassed. - communal camp kitchen with pizza oven, water, and gas cookers available - compost toilets (no showers) The pristine waters of Cave Creek flow through the site after falling through the infamous Natural Bridge. Bordering Springbrook National Park there are plenty of hikes and walks nearby to satisfy exploratory vibes. Otherwise, you can just sit back and enjoy the beauty, peace and quiet of this little slice of paradise. We can also offer many optional extras for private group bookings (large tents/marquees, generators, wood-fired hot tub, sauna, guided farm tour, paddock-to-plate produce etc). The income generated from Hipcamp is used to continue to manage, maintain and regenerate the site.
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Larapinta

13 sites · RVs, Tents540 acres · Laravale, QLD
Do you want to break free from life's constraints? Feel like getting back to nature but not too keen on sharing it with fifty other campers, their yapping dogs and their terrible taste in music. Then pack your swag and head to "Larapinta" in the heart of the Scenic Rim where the crackling of your campfire is all you'll hear.. The picture postcard views from the Jinbroken Range are all here awaiting your gaze from your own private camp-site. There are only 11 sites, all a few hundred metres from each other, linked by 4WD tracks spread over 540ac 500 year old Grasstrees are waiting to greet those who prefer the feel of the earth under their feet and can be found as you meander along the km's of cattle tracks. So book your secluded spot now for a taste of authentic camping Larapinta style. Oh and btw if you love bush camping but don't want to become a bush pig we have a hot shower & flushing toilet just for you. Please note; If you struggle to read maps and understand directions given in English then Larapinta is possibly not for you. Price is per person not per site. 419 Christmas Creek Rd Laravale. Check us out at "Larapinta Campers & Cows" on Facebook and Google Maps.
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Natural Bridge Retreat

48 sites · RVs, Tents135 acres · Natural Bridge, QLD
A special camping experience can be enjoyed at this spectacular location in QLD close to the NSW border for ADULTS ONLY i.e. 18 years and older. Lamington National Park adjoins this outrageously beautiful property that features the waterfall made famous by actress Laura Dern in the iconic Sunsilk shampoo commercial filmed here in 1998. (LGBT welcome). PLEASE NOTE: The Hipcamp service fee varies according to the amount of the booking. For one guest for one night the service fee is 18% approx. of the camp site fee. Bookings at Natural Bridge Retreat have to be for a minimum of two nights. As most bookings are for two or more people for two or more nights, the service fee is generally 11.2%. A beautiful creek descends through the 135 acres which includes rainforest that is listed as State significant vegetation. There is a deep swimming hole at the waterfall and other swimming areas up and down the creeks. You can hike to the upper plateaus that feature two ancient Strangler Figs with ocean views and a view of Mt.Warning as well as to the Bushranger Caves and lookouts higher up on the Lamington Plateau. Natural beauty is everywhere you look with mountain views, volcanic boulders and rock formations, Upland Rainforest and lots of wildlife. This is a property for nature lovers. Mobile reception (Telstra works the best), flushing toilets (ladies & gents), hot shower and campfires are permitted in designated locations - sorry no pets. We will e-mail further details upon receiving your booking including a link to a Release and Indemnity form that must be completed prior to entering the property and a link to a form to advise your vehicle type and camping mode. *All bookings must be for 2 nights minimum and in the peak periods 3 nights minimum and 4 nights for the Easter holidays.
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Mt Warning on Oxley

3 sites · RVs, Tents72 acres · Tyalgum, NSW
Mt Warning on Oxley is located on the banks of the Oxley River just 5 or so minutes from the gorgeous township of Tyalgum and just 15-20 minutes from Murwillumbah in northern NSW. The property is 72 acres, mostly pristine rainforest, with cleared spaces on the lower areas and boasts excellent views of the north face of Mt Warning. At present, there are no amenities, but plans are afoot for toilets, showers and a camp kitchen in the future. There are fire pits at the campsites and firewood, including bags of kindling, is generally available for purchase, but please check in advance. Campers can enjoy bushwalking in the beautiful rainforest (no tracks as yet, so please ensure you are skilled and equipped for off-track walking), swimming, kayaking, fishing and just relaxing in the beautiful setting. There are many walks in National Parks nearby and we are is also not far from the 24 km Northern Rivers Rail Trail. We offer a drop off and pick up service. (Up to 4 people and bikes/trip.) Tyalgum has much to offer, including Devonshire tea and a variety of other food and shops at the iconic Flutterbies, Tyalgum Village Markets (last Saturday of each month), the pub and General Store (with great coffee!) along with other sites. At present, access and campsites are suitable for tents and off-road camper trailers only.
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Tallebudgera Veg Sanctuary.

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Tallebudgera, QLD
Good Phone reception if you have Telstra. Simple juice cleansing programmes are available by design. WEDDING VENUE IN OUR CHAPEL OR DOWN BY THE WATERS EDGE IN COMPLETE PRIVACY. Call our wedding planner Melissa at celebratedlove .com
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Waterfall Camping

1 site · Tent40 acres · Upper Duroby, NSW
Escape from it all at our secluded campsite, perfect for tents, rooftop tents, and camper trailers. Here, you'll discover your very own waterfall (flow dependent on rainfall) that cascades into a winding creek surrounded by lush rainforest, teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Camp with mesmerizing distant ocean views and be just 20 minutes away from the beautiful beaches, and all the adventures that the southern Gold Coast and Northern Rivers have to offer.
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Serenity in Suburbia

1 site · RV1 acres · Currumbin Waters, QLD
WELCOME TO CURRUMBIN WATERS Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, our semi-rural suburban acreage in Currumbin invites you to a unique camping experience in the front area (yard) of our permaculture holding. Amongst the serenity of the ancient eucalypt forest, sustainable living, permaculture principles, and environmental conservation define the ethos of our space. During your stay, you'll also notice recycled items strategically placed around the camp area, reflecting our commitment to minimising environmental impact and promoting a eco-conscious lifestyle. PLEASE read the AMENITIES AND THINGS TO NOTE before you make a booking and view all provided photos. Just a scenic 10-minute drive to the beach and 5 minutes into the Valley, our location allows you to explore the wonders of Currumbin. Embark on a journey along the winding road to discover the breathtaking Cougal Cascades, meander through Springbrook National Park, or stumble upon hidden cafes along the way – all within easy reach. WILDLIFE SPOTTING Situated at 43m above sea level, our land boasts a rich abundance of native plants and wildlife. Marvel at the sight of gorgeous and rare parrots, swamp-faced and golden wallabies, koalas, bush-turkeys, possums, water dragons, and echidnas – a testament to our proud position within a vital conservation area. TO SEE AND DO Explore the winding Currumbin Valley and uncover its hidden gems. Take a trip to the beach, home to the renowned Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Nearby attractions include the Rock Pools, Elephant Rock, Balter Brewing Company, Freeman's Organic Farm, Superbee Honeyworld, Surf World Gold Coast, Sanctuary Markets (Friday night food trucks), and Currumbin Alley Surf School, to name just a few. Indulge in the abundance of delicious cafes just minutes down the road. AMENITIES AND THINGS TO NOTE Prior to booking, please review all site photos. This will help you to decide if our site is a right fit for your needs. The site has an 11% off-level terrain. Assistance aids for levelling your vehicle are available. While tents are welcome, please be aware that the ground is hard gravel and 11% off-level. Most suited to 4WD. Camp trailers, Vans, Camper vans, Roof pop tops, Off-road camp trailers, Expedition trailers, All-terrain vans. Arriving in daylight is highly recommended. If it has rained near the time of your booking, a 4WD is recommended especially if you are towing. Not suitable for caravans unless you are highly proficient in reversing your rig 60m uphill. Reversing and pulling into the site as noted in photos is the best way to utilise the site. Trust us, we know! If you lack confidence in doing so, kindly consider alternative options. The illustrated caravan in the photo is 5 meters. Campers must be fully self-contained with their own camping toilet. Please refrain from arriving and asking where the bathroom facilities are. Domestic power (not 3-phase) and cold town water are provided. Leashed small dogs are permitted; however, pet waste must be promptly removed. Campfires are allowed in the provided fire drum unless there is a local fire ban in place. Bring your own firewood for a cozy evening under the stars.
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Oakey Ridge

7 sites · RVs, Tents277 acres · Georgica, NSW
Oakey Ridge is nestled in the hills between Lismore and Nimbin. The property has a running creek, dry rainforest pockets, nature corridors, views & waterfalls. It is running as a quiet beef farm and small plant nursery. The property is abundant with wild life. If your keen for the hike we have a designated nature corridor and if your lucky might see a koala drink from from our water station high in trees. With several regeneration projects underway finding a balance of sustainable farming.
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GingerNut Farm - Adults Only

18 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Cawongla, NSW
We are an adult-only, clothing-optional, 50-acre farm. We are secluded and situated on a quiet road with forest screening. We have creek with a swimming hole and sandy beach. We offer several flat, well grassed campgrounds, some with fire pits. We offer access to off-grid power. We also offer a series of internal walks & running tracks through the forested parts of the property. In addition, we offer a trained masseur who will massage in the forest or near the creek. We offer arts courses: life drawing, basket making and cyanotyping. We can provide escorted tours of local sights including galleries, natural sights and a local commune.
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Everflow

12 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Goonengerry, NSW
A beautiful grassy camping area with ever flowing creeks and swimming holes that wrap around lush forests. Situated on a beautiful 70acre property just five minutes drive from the well known Minyon Falls only 25 mins to Byron Bay and 20 mins Mullumbimby Ever so quiet with birds singing, it’s the perfect place to switch off and unwind We wish you a magical stay. - Everflow
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Eagles Nest Hideaway, Pecan Fields

29 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Dunoon, NSW
This expansive 600 acre farm is a place of joy, sharing and rare beauty! The beautiful land and water system is home to thriving native wildlife. You can even see Platypus in the early mornings, playing in the creek. All of the camp areas are easily access-able and flat, usually 2wd car is all you need. We also provide you with creature comforts such as a cold/ hot shower and fresh pit toilets :) You will feel like you are immersed in the beauty of nature here and yet you are only 6 minutes easy drive from the village of Dunoon, NSW 2480 and 45 minutes beautiful country drive from glorious Byron Bay beaches and it's very exciting night life! On every second sunday of the month, the Channon Markets are on, which is just 10 minutes drive from camp. Dunoon village is cute yet, very practical. There is a general store, bottle shop and they sell ice, Mechanic, Post Office and the best bit, you can even go out for dinner or lunch depending on the day, at the Dunoon Sports Club/ Pub then head back to your secluded country camp and cool off in the beautiful creek or warm up and enjoy some quality time around the camp fire! Over one kilometre of "Rocky Creek" runs through the Pecan Fields camp area, providing gorgeous waterholes for swimming, walks and great sites to set up camp for the weekend! We farm cattle on the property as well as macadamia nuts on the hills and pecan nuts by the creek. The pecan trees provide wonderful shade in summer and gorgeous dappled sunlit fields. In winter the pecan trees lose their leaves and the sun shines through. Great for solar power ( in summer in best solar sites are at the Paradise Waterhole)! Together with Land Care we have planted many koala corridors, to keep koalas safe and help them get around, so don't forget to look up, whilst in this beautiful oasis! REGARDING CAMPER NUMBERS and GROUPS: If you are looking to go camping with a SMALL GROUP (1 to 4 campers), the sites to choose from are in the "PECAN GROVE". We offer just 4 dispersed sites in the PECAN GROVE, so each camp has lots of space around it for your relaxation. If you have a MEDIUM size group of campers (4 to 10 campers) then either the PARADISE WATERHOLE or the PECAN WATERHOLE is the place for you. The PARADISE WATERHOLE is a huge glassy area overlooking a waterhole and bridge, which is the PERFECT SITE FOR SOLAR set ups and is very private as it only has 2 sites on this large mostly flat area. The PECAN WATERHOLE is divided into 4 sites, which all overlook the creek and or waterhole. Each of these sites have a lot of space around them for your camping pleasure and a HUGE gorgeous sandstone bottom waterhole, luxurious and perfect for cooling off on summer days! If you are looking for a unique and beautiful waterhole all to yourselves, look no further... The BASS WATERHOLE is great for MEDIUM- LARGE GROUPS of 6 to 30 campers. It overlooks one of our largest waterholes... back in the day, the local schools would use it as their 50 meter swimming pool :) If you're looking to go camping with a LARGER GROUP (20 or more campers), feel free to book out all 4 sites at the PECAN WATERHOLE, as this area is such a wonderful and glorious place to be with family and or dear friends :) In our reviews a camper said it was the best Hipcamp he's ever been to :)) HOT TIPS : 1. All you can eat pecan nuts May-July! 2. The pecan wood is actually hickory, thus the pecan wood can be used for smoking meats etc... so feel free the gather the hickory, bring your smokers and enjoy :)
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Top of the World

10 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · Horseshoe Creek, NSW
Look for the big red letterbox with the blue flag on the right. This spot is for people that think that they are the only ones left in the world. Once at the top, it's yours to live in peace and quiet. 56 acres of undulating hills covered with native bush land, with 10 cleared sites for you to set up camp. If you like an adventure then this mountain is for you. 2 sites called "Top of the world tent site 1 and tent site 2" are accessible by 4WD only (tent camping is advised) There is a step 19 degree road up to the penthouse summit thats at 1000ft. However if it is dry you can tow a camping trailer but only if you have a winch. If it rains the only way down is backwards tethered to trees via your winch. It's an adventure. Campers are welcome to have a campfire, there is plenty of timber on the ground that you can collect or bring your own. As long as there is no fire ban. There are some great bush walks you can enjoy, including down to the creek (about a 40 min walk). The creek is picturesque with lemon trees and peach trees along the edge while in season. There are 2 sites down at the creek called Firefly's and platypus and these are for off road self contained 4x4 campers and those with a tent. The creek is pristine and crystal clear unless it's raining. These 2 sites are absolutely private if you book them both. If you don't mind sharing the creek with another camper then you only need to book 1 site. There is also a 10 month of the year 30 metre high waterfall (depending on rain fall this waterfall can vary from massive water to slow water) and another seasonal waterfall. Don't forget the dam for swimming with the spa tub and fresh mountain spring water constantly flowing into it from an inch and a half poly pipe constantly overflowing into the dam. The water in the creek is safe to drink with no filter needed. The creek is running and crystal clear and very private. If you are in a 2 wheel drive RV/ Motorhome you can book the "Paw Paw hill site" or "a dam good view" There is one site that is all grass accessible in the dry weather. Plenty of drinking water is also available at all sites either via a tap or the creek running water. All campers MUST HAVE their own portable toilet. If no portable toilet you can purchase one from many camping stores at a reasonable price before coming. Doing number 2 in the bush is totally unacceptable. Because this is a leave no trace camp site we do ask you to take all trash with you when you leave as well. There is no council rubbish collection in this area. We respect our beautiful paradise and we know you will appreciate it also. If you make a fire please leave it so I can mow around it once you leave. E.G Please remove all sticks.
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Waterfall camping near Surfers Paradise guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for all things camping in Australia! If you're looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature near Surfers Paradise, Queensland and chase the thrill of waterfalls, we've got you covered. With over 640 options in the area specifically tailored to your preference, you'll have no shortage of incredible campsites to choose from. Looking for a top-rated spot? Check out Lakeview, Natural Bridge Retreat, or Riverdell, each with hundreds of glowing reviews. And with popular facilities like campfires, toilets, and pet-friendly options, you'll have everything you need for a memorable outdoor adventure. Whether you're into boating, hiking, or off-roading, you'll find plenty of nearby activities to keep you entertained. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and get ready to experience the wonders of camping near Surfers Paradise, Queensland!

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