Camping near Tamborine Mountain

Mountain views, rainforest walks, and artisan villages welcome you to the Hinterlands.

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OZ SKY RANCH

80 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Tamborine Mountain, QLD
Oz Sky Ranch is set on 350+ acres in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, just outside of Brisbane at the bottom of Mount Tambourine near Canungra. We cater to adventurous souls, with a range of adventure tourism activities in and around our property. Try tandem hang-gliding and paragliding and a full range of hang gliding and paragliding courses or just bring your own stand-up paddleboards and kayaks. Our lake is lovely and clean and is great to swim in. We opened up our working cattle and turf farm to promote Hang gliding and paragliding, we believe the more people see it, then the more people may like to come for a tandem flight or learn to fly with us. You can buy a friend or loved one a gift of a life time. Tandem hang gliding gift vouchers are very popular, as you get to take off from the property and flyover you’re campsite and then up to 2500ft. Then come and land right next to your friends and family at the Oz Sky Ranch. We pride ourselves on keeping the property lovely and clean. We are also opening our home and farm to you. So please respect it and enjoy it as we do. We have 5 designated campsites positioned around the property. Within the designated sites, there are camp spots that we rotate. Please check with us to see what ones are open. We need to rotate the sites and rest them. This is how we keep them well-maintained and looking amazing. If it is wet weather we will close down sites and recommend other spots. We rotate the sites and rest them. Then they don’t get overused. We want our camp sites to look lovely for you. We pride our self’s on having a lovely property. If it is bad weather, we will recommend another site or we can give you a full refund. Campfires are allowed at designated camp spots when fire bans aren't in place. Firewood is available to purchase - see extras. We accept groups however we have strict rules around this, so please discuss with us first. If you are up early in the morning you may be lucky enough to see the best in QLD barefoot water skiers training on the lake and also tandem hang gliders getting towed up from the airstrip. All campers must check in before dark. We look forward to your enquiry.
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Estate Lodges Caravan & Camping

12 sites · RVs, Tents108 acres · Flying Fox, QLD
Previously the property was a cattle farm and piggery owned by the same family and passed down the generations. More recently about 20 years ago it was rented to a builder who had a saw mill operating here. We purchased the property about 5 years ago with plans of creating Estate Lodges Caravan & Camping. Our pet friendly property welcomes campers to enjoy all this area has to offer. Explore our bush walking tracks, enjoy some bird watching and see what wildlife you can spot! Your evenings can be spent around supplied fire pits gazing at the stars. We have drinks & firewood for sale, coffee and hot chocolate.There is access nearby to horse riding, hot air ballooning and skydiving. We are also closely located to Canungra golf course.
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Sarabah Stud

12 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Sarabah, QLD
Sarabah Stud is a beautiful cattle and farming property with access to Canungra Creek. There's resident platypus in the creek and great spots for swimming. Located approximately 40 minutes from the Gold Coast and 1 hour to Brisbane CBD. There are several beautiful swimming holes just below where we encourage guests to swim. Children 5-16 are $10 per night (please include with booking), and kids 4 and under are free (no need to include in booking, just let us know they are coming). Toilet available. Please note we do not provide toilet paper. Remove all rubbish. Campfires permitted in a designated area when restrictions aren't in place. Pets are not permitted.
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Camp Canungra

5 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Witheren, QLD
This beautiful paradise is located in the Scenic Rim on the Gold Coast Hinterland and surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks. We have 6 sites. Site 1 is very close to the quiet country road, very private, 5 minutes from Canungra village. Site 2 is a little harder to access and very secluded. We would recommend 4WD or AWD (especially when wet) for easier access, but not essential. Site 3 is a flat area, close to the homestead but still private, and is accessible for 2WD vehicles. Site 4 is an all weather site, for any kind of vehicle or camping rig/ equipment. Grass and gravel surface with a nice bush land outlook. Site 5 is a newly developed site. We would recommend a 4WD particularly after rain. Site 6 is a small level area amongst the trees, more suitable for a roof top tents, camper trailers, tents/ swags. Site allocation will be dependent on type of rig and availability. Please note- Due to damage from the recent tornado, site 3 and 4 are not currently available. There are no shower facilities, however camp toilets can be hired for $15 a night. There is a solar lit gazebo, picnic table and fire pit and drum on most sites. Most sites are equipped with water tank, sink and toilet tent. All areas are open and grassy, and great for games during the day. In the evenings you can sit back and enjoy the warmth of the campfire. People friendly pets are welcome, but must be tethered at all times because of our abundant wildlife. If you have any questions or would like more information about Camp Canungra before booking, please message Paul via the app.
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Stonesthrow

31 sites · RVs, Tents106 acres · Illinbah, QLD
Stonesthrow is a rural property in the Illinbah valley, nestled between Beechmont and Canungra, with council approval for limited camping (4WD only - leave no trace). So if you want to escape the crowds at public campgrounds, your privacy and enjoyment are assured! We are NOT a 4WD park so vehicles must be parked up at your site on arrival and left there unless leaving the property to go to town/tourist activities. Any exploration of the property or travel to toilets is strictly on foot only- NO 4WD'ing. Anyone driving around the property will be asked to leave. There is 500 m of (shallow) creek frontage, kms of walking/riding trails and grassy creek flats for recreational activities. Over the decades, the property has been used to farm goats, train racing camels and spell racehorses. There is also a variety of fruit trees and plantation timber. Caravans are restricted on where they can access- with no guarantee of sufficient sunlight for solar. Elevated/remote sites cannot be reached with a caravan- please bear this in mind if booking with a caravan. Elevated/remote sites require capable 4WD's with off-road/AT/mud tyres only and campers need to be fully self-sufficient including having their own chemical camping toilets. If you don't have your own commercial chemical camping toilet then you will be given a choice of sites with access to facilities. We reserve the right to view/verify your toilet before allowing you access to the elevated/remote sites. Well behaved dogs welcome as long as they are on a lead when moving about the property. The common area (old shearing shed) has composting toilets, communal fridge, microwave, jug, drinking water, sink for washing up and table/chairs. When booking - please read the property rules carefully.
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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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Swan Gully Park

35 sites · Tents900 acres · Bromelton, QLD
Swan Gully is in the town of Bromelton, South East Queensland (right near Beaudesert). Our location is perfect for easy access from Brisbane, Ipswich, and the Gold Coast at only 45 - 60 mins from either. We have over 900 acres of camping, 4WDing and other activities. Tracks range from easy off-road right up to "winches and lockers required". Bring your hiking shoes and mountain bikes to go on your own adventure. Great space for the kids to explore.Toilets and hot shower (coin operated). No access to town water, please bring our own drinking water. Pets welcome. We have room for horses too!Plenty of spots to choose from, 2WD access. Amenities block close to campsite. 4WD tracks are available for extra per day rate for the first day - book separately 'extra'.Each vehicle will require a separate booking, but as we don’t allocate camp sites, you can set up close to each other as one group.Toilets and hot shower (coin operated). No access to town water, please bring our own drinking water. Pets welcome. 
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Cockatoo Creek

3 sites · Tents8 acres · Clagiraba, QLD
Tranquil hobby farm with swimming hole and running creek. Kids swings, slide and farm animals. Private and secluded for a peaceful weekend in nature. Access to amenities and BBQ if required. Conveniently located 15 minutes from Nerang, 10 minutes from Oxenford, and 5 minutes to QLD motor Museum. Courtesy bus for pickup/drop off to and from Coomera Lodge Hotel.
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The Bush Clinic, Hinterland Retreat

58 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Flying Fox, QLD
Our sites are completely isolated from town, with views and not visible from the road. Sites are set among nearly 100 acres of a mix of open land and rainforest. Multiple natural springs exist on the property and a few small spring-fed waterholes are scattered down the cascading hills. Friendly ducks, geese, fish, horses and an abundance of native wildlife live here. This location is home to several endangered species due to being one of the last isolated pockets of rainforest in the area. Sites are part of The Bush Clinic where we specialise in designing and making natural creams, soaps, teas, dodorants and other products as well as running regular Meditation courses and topics such as Energy, Frequency, Grounding and Advanced Organic Growth techniques for those wanting to join in are formally available during your stay. We are new to HipCamp so have limited facilities at present, but they are in progress and we have loads of space per site, comfortable, and lots to offer for those wanting to reconnect with Nature. If you know what ley-lines are - this is the right place to visit ;-) PS if you are towing a van or camper pls remember to engage 4wd at the front gravel gate (low range 2nd is best). This helps avoid chewing the road up...
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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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Andrew Drynan Park

80 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Kooralbyn, QLD
Andrew Drynan Park is situated on Running Creek, 47 km south of Beaudesert and 19 km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road. The drive from Brisbane will take a couple of hours. It has an impressive backdrop formed by Mt Chinghee. Running Creek is a lovely flowing creek which is very inviting in summer and the park offers a great bush camp. Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and swimming. BYO drinking water. Pets to be restrained. No showers—a dip in the creek will keep you clean but please don’t use soap or detergent. Directions: At Rathdowney, turn left into Running Creek Rd and travel approximately 17km south east. Campers & Day Trippers Rules: The Park is for everyone to enjoy, so please adhere to a few simple guidelines while enjoying this beautiful park. By using this park you agree to the following rules. All vehicles entering the park must observe 10 Km per hour speed limit. Fires must be extinguished prior to departure. Park users must clean up their area when leaving, by taking all rubbish, including food scraps and disposable nappies with them, so the next users can enjoy the Park as well. Do not burn your rubbish. It must be taken with you! The disposal of nappies in the grass around the waterline, and in fire pits, is a serious risk to human health, the health of the creek, surrounding stock and the ecosystem! Please be respectful of other camper’s space & privacy! Do not set up on top of other campers. Generator use is restricted to 4 hours per day between the hours of 2pm to 6pm. Dogs must be on short leads and confined to your campsite at all times. No music or noise after 10pm, noise level must at all times be at an acceptable level so as not to disturb other users. No antisocial behavior. No camping on creek banks. No playing around toilet block area. No livestock to be kept on the park. No cutting down trees. No person to travel in the load area of vehicles. No motorcycles other than on the formed roads or when moving between your campsite and the road. No stock whips, firearms or weapons of any sort, chainsaws, drones or fireworks allowed in the park. No use of detergents, soaps or shampoos in creek. No washing dishes or clothing in creek. No hitting of Golf balls. No cricket with cricket ball (tennis ball ok). No swings to be tied to trees. Anyone who is non-compliant may be directed by park management to leave the park and if so must leave without delay. Non-compliance will be referred to local Police and you may face legal action for trespassing. Park management reserves the right to refuse anyone entry to and use of the park. Let’s all enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. Yours respectfully Andrew Drynan Park Management
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Gumridge

40 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Rathdowney, QLD
We have a 50 acre elevated bush block with space for approximately 80 people with tents, camper trailers or caravans. We have a range of different sites with two main camping areas and many smaller semi isolated spots. Caravans are best set up on the lower campground where the main view is, and we send noisier groups in tents or swags to our upper campground. If you want to be away from the main groups you can choose one of the quieter spots. There is a council maintained 2 km gravel road which provides access & most vehicles can make it here reliably in any weather. Please note that you are unlikely to make it up our road due to the lack of grip on the gravel if you have a front wheel drive vehicle with any significant sized trailer. Our campgrounds can also be very slippery if wet but dry out within a few hours. WE ASK OUR CAMPERS TO BRING A TOILET IF THEY'RE STAYING MORE THAN ONE NIGHT. We now sell bagged firewood for $20/ 20kg and fill LPG bottles, cash only. We're happy for campers to gather firewood from the bush around the campgrounds, bring your preferred method of cutting it. We are dog friendly but ask that campers keep their pets on a lead to stop them wandering onto adjacent properties or chasing our wildlife. The camping area has no amenities, however it shares a spectacular view south across the QLD/NSW border from 300 meters above sea level, with Mt. Maroon 6 km away. Also visible are Mt. Barney and Mt. Lindsay. The nearest toilets and showers are at Maroon Dam or Rathdowney, 15mins away. The local area has a tourism focus with plenty of opportunities to explore the Scenic Rim. Mt. Maroon and Mt. Barney offer walking trails to the top, Lake Moogera and Maroon Dam are not far away for jetskis, kayaking and swimming and we also have several eateries within 25 minutes. Scenic Rim website has more details. Dog friendly. We have an abundance of wildlife from Wedge Tailed Eagles to Bettongs and Koala. We also get some dangerous snakes and 2.5mt Lace Monitors (Goannas). I often have campers bring telescopes and big cameras to take advantage of the long range views and dark night sky. Kids are classed as age 10 and under. If aged 11 and over, please book at adult rate.
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Camping near Tamborine Mountain guide

Overview

Just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain is the star of the Gold Coast Hinterlands. Drive up into the mountains to explore the hinterland villages and artisan shops, stop for tastings at a boutique winery or coffee plantation, or browse the local farmer’s markets. Outdoor adventures can be found at every turn—hike to mountain lookouts in the Tamborine Mountain National Park, spot wildlife along the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, or admire the views at Witches Falls or Cedar Creek Falls. Camping options are dotted throughout the hinterlands, with everything from luxury glampsites to simple bush camping. 

Where to go

Along the Gold Coast

The world-famous beaches of the Gold Coast are just a 40-minute drive from Tamborine Mountain. Check into a seafront campsite and spend your days swimming, surfing, and sunbathing along the sandy beaches, or head to Surfers Paradise to kayak around the waterways and experience the legendary nightlife. Family campers will find entertainment for all ages along the coast, from theme parks to wildlife sanctuaries. 

Gold Coast Hinterlands

Tamborine Mountain is well-situated for exploring the surrounding hinterlands. Head south to hike in the Numinbah Valley and admire glow worms at the Natural Bridge in the Springbrook National Park. Or, for the ultimate hiking adventure, trek through UNESCO-listed rainforest and enjoy backcountry camping in the Lamington National Park.

Brisbane and the Islands

Urban campers have options in Brisbane, and the city makes a strategic basecamp for discovering the surrounding islands. Cruise out to North Stradbroke Island to pitch your tent on secluded beaches, or catch the ferry to Moreton Island to dive the Tangalooma Wrecks and drive along the beaches in a 4WD. Further north, Bribie Island is an idyllic escape for campers, with remote campsites reachable by boat and kayak.

When to go

Coastal campers looking to escape the summer heat will find temperatures slightly lower in the hinterlands, but expect high humidity and frequent showers from December through April. The winter months (June through August) are the most popular time to explore, with warm, mild weather ideal for hiking. Weekends are always busiest, and popular attractions can get crowded, but it’s still worth visiting at this time to enjoy the markets. 

Know before you go

  • There is no camping in the Tamborine Mountain National Park. Camping permits are required to camp within Queensland’s national parks and must be reserved in advance.
  • There is no public transport to Tamborine Mountain, and you will need your own transport to explore the hinterlands and national parks.
  • Tamborine Mountain has a selection of shops, restaurants, and artisan producers, so you’ll have no problem finding options for eating and drinking. Gas stations and supermarkets are in the area, but for specialist camping gear, head to Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
  • Fire bans are common in Queensland during summer and dry periods, so be sure to check local recommendations and always use designated fire pits.

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