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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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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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Kingsland Camping Mt. Maroon

8 sites · RVs, Tents164 acres · Maroon, QLD
64 Hectares surrounded by National Park. *There are no showers but there is a compost toilet available.* A perfect spot to stay over for the Mt. Maroon climb. The local area has a tourism focus with plenty of opportunities to explore the Scenic Rim. Lake Moogara and Maroon Dam are not far away for jet skis, kayaking and swimming. If you are not up for Mt Maroon climb which could take up to 3 hours, there is always walks around the area that are less challenging. We are family friendly and easy terrain to set up for first time campers. Wake up to beautiful views and serenity. Sorry, no dogs are allowed as we have koalas and we are surrounded by National Parks Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place. Check on the day, it is usually fine to cook with contained cookers during a fire ban. BYO gas BBQ. Please note that there are no showers or potable (drinkable) water on our property, you will need to bring your own. Bring what you need and take it away. Leave no trace.
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Warrego Farm

73 sites · RVs, Tents226 acres · Junabee, QLD
This is a 226 acre lucerne and cattle farm 7ks from Warwick. It is situated on the Condamine River and Swan Creek. I have hired a mini bus for the warwick rodeo weekend 27-28October 2023 It is to take the campers into and from the rodeo to save them getting taxis Camp sites are located on Condamine River . Kayaking swimming yabbies and fishing available on the Condamine. . We only take minimal campers. Order your delicious free range eggs and meat from beef raised on the property in advance, which will be perfect for the campfire! Campfires permitted if restrictions aren't in place. Dogs permitted. We have a very private campsite for clothing optional campers. Please ensure you check our arrival directions before you come. Our place is easy to find, but we are farmers and always out working, so we probably won't be at the house when you arrive.
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Olive View Estate - Stunning Views

9 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Kulgun, QLD
Please note this farm is for SELF SUFFICIENT campers only. You MUST have your own toilet and you must take All of your waste with you. This is our home! Please respect it. * Do NOT enter neighbouring properties or throw rubbish over the fence. Cattle graze nearby and their health and safety is priority! One booking covers 4 people (no matter how many set ups/caravans/tents you have) You can pick wherever in the paddock that you'd like to set up - there are no pre allocated spots and you will be able to pick a private spot. Take a stroll through the olive grove and set up a picnic amongst the trees! Olive View Estate is a stunning 35 acre 700 tree working olive farm and guest stay accommodation. We have two paddocks on the back of the olive grove with breath-taking views. Enjoy a walk through our gardens and olive grove. You are welcome to roam our entire property - we just suggest wearing enclosed shoes. We have some very friendly farm animals - Olly the goat. Barb, Shaun, Dodge, Daisy, Duke, Georgie, Gracie and babies Leslie & Bo who all love carrots and apples. This is a full working farm and we restore vintage caravans and classic cars. You will see us pottering in the garden or walking our poodle, but we will leave you to your privacy. We have a beautiful vintage bus that we have converted into a farm shop and you can buy olives, relishes, honey, jam, seasonings, magnesium and more. We welcome small gatherings to celebrate birthdays, engagements or function (Christmas etc) just let us know during the booking process. We would appreciate quiet after 10pm. We are only 8 minutes from shops in town and a short drive for all of the Scenic Rim's attractions. We are in the heart of The Scenic Rim. The camping grounds is private and picturesque in our back paddocks - looking back over our olive grove and out to the great dividing range. We have fire pits set up in the camp area - please bring an extinguisher, wood and matches. The camp grounds has an easy access and campers have had no issues levelling out on the gentle slope or go higher up the paddock to the trees and the ground is level with the best views of the mountain ranges. Olive View Farm is ideal for self sufficient campers. At the front of the property near the bus shop we have permanent picnic tables set up for anyone to use. Dogs on a lead are welcome - we have lots of Kangaroos and Wallabies and we want to protect them. We are always on site and happy to help with anything you need. *Please note any negative feedback for camping received was from a festival that took place on our property in 2022 and the event organisers promised the campers facilities and did not deliver. Unfortunately Hipcamp won't remove these comments and we had no management of these customers. ALL other positive comments are through us direct.
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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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On the Clarence Camping

56 sites · RVs, Tents1600 acres · Lower Duck Creek, NSW
- 1600 acre cattle property 30 mins from Tabulam, NSW. - $24 per adult per night, $4 per child per night (aged 4 - 14 years old) children under 4 years old FREE (just don't add child when booking) - Large open field campground with the Clarence River on one side and rocky rugged terrain on the other - Choose your own camp spot in our designated campground - River approximately 150 metre walk from campground * SWIM AT OWN RISK * The Clarence River can be treacherous (at times it cannot be entered at all!) Flooding, submerged/slippery rocks, little to no water - it all depends on the weather conditions, please keep this in mind when booking. - Track to campground accessible by 2wd, tracks around property only accessible by 4wd - Two new flushing toilet/shower blocks with wheelchair access and - Dump point - Fire pits scattered throughout the campground - firewood can be collected from around property or purchased but please no cutting down trees. - Perfect for fishing, bushwalking, bird watching, star gazing, canoeing (byo) exploring tracks around the property, bbq's etc - Sociable dogs allowed if kept on leash at all times as it is a working cattle property, we also have wild dogs in the area so pets need to be supervised at all times - No drinking water - Quiet generators are allowed from 8am - 6pm (if required overnight please enquire) Find us on facebook and instagram - @on_the_clarence_camping
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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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Broangus Bomber Wreck Rest

10 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Emu Vale, QLD
Gateway to the South Branch off Emu Creek with the site off the Lincoln Wreck nearby. Sadly a resting place of 6 people. 1955, Mt Superbus. Highest peak in south east QLD. This is a Historic Area it should be respected and enjoyed by all. Border Main Range National Park. Emu Creek Valley 20 km. Which places you close access to many park walks include 2km from the start of the Lincoln Bomber Walk. Or walk to the STEAMERS. Prow Funnel Mast Stern. Spring and Bellbird Walk on Broangus, commanding views of surrounding peaks. Our property offers three camping areas. Creek Flat, Paddock Areas. and Prow View. Fire pits at all sites and SOME complimentary wood supplied. Can purchase more at the property $10 per bag or 1/4 trailer for $25. Cracking camp areas prior to or after walks. Or just kick back with family and friends put a camp oven on relax and enjoy the mountain air. Camper trailers Caravan welcome. Recommend off-road or four-wheel-drive, on road vans can access but need to take it very slowly as there’s four water crossings with gravel and small rocks. SUV or 4X4 Access only 4 water crossing 15km of Dirt
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Frog’s Hollow Scenic Rim

17 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Running Creek, QLD
Welcome to Frog’s Hollow Camp Creek! A working cattle property surrounded by the foothills of the McPherson Range situated in the Scenic Rim. We offer unique bush camping on grassy valley flats in a private setting. Get back to nature spending your time relaxing, bushwalking, paddling in the small creek and gazing at the never-ending chandelier of stars at night around your campfire. Enjoy a self-drive day trip in our local area or a short drive over the NSW/QLD border visiting some of our well renowned cafés, hotels, wineries, small country towns and national parks. All campers to be fully self-contained including shower, toilet, and own drinking water. Sites to be kept clean of litter and all camp rubbish to be taken with you when leaving your campsite. Dogs welcome but must be fully supervised at all times, can be let off leash during the day under adult supervision and kept on leash at night within your camp. Campfires permitted in the supplied fire drums. As we are a working cattle property, please be aware off roaming cattle and there will be cow poo around the property and there could be some on your campsite. We do try and clean the camp sites but sometimes they do there business after we have cleaned up. So if you don't like cow poo maybe our place is not for you. Please note: We are 4WD access only. Our property is not suitable to low level caravan. This is a dry weather location only (if you're not sure of the weather conditions, please check before booking. Do not take Tartar Creek Road. Keep going up Running Creek Road until you see Camp Creek Road on your right. We are 5km up Camp Creek Road. NO ARRIVALS AFTER 5PM, Please this is for your safety and ours. MUST BOOK BEFORE ARRIVING TO OUR PROPERTY. Important New Farm Bio-Security Measures for Visitors to our farm. With the announcement of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) now in Bali, Ken and I would like if anyone coming from Bali, please inform us before you arrive. Please don't wear any footwear that you wore to Bali here on our farm. it is for the safety of our Cattle and Horses We do appreciate your cooperation.
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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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Misty Mountain - Kunghur

203 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Kunghur, NSW
Centrally located between Nimbin and Murwillumbah in the small town of Kunghur NSW, is the Misty Mountain Campground where you’ll see the morning mist roll in, then clear to reveal spectacular days! The peace and tranquillity and spectacular scenery make this the ideal place to relax and unwind or the perfect spot to base yourself while you explore everything the Tweed Shire and the Northern Rivers Region has to offer. WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED POWERED SITES. PLEASE REQUEST A POWERED SITE BEFORE BOOKING SO WE CAN LET YOU KNOW IF THERE IS ONE AVAILABLE- powered sites will incur a $5.00 per night per site fee paid in CASH on arrival. Misty Mountain Campgrounds is suitable for tent campers, caravans, motorhomes and big rigs. PLEASE NOTE - Children aged between 3 and 15 are booked under Child Rates, Children 2 and under are Free and do not have to be booked in. Hundred Tents Campgrounds is also available for General Camping during Easter and the Xmas break and Public Holiday Weekends
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The best camping near Mount Nothofagus National Park guide

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About

Embark on an adventure through the lush landscapes of Mount Nothofagus National Park. Established in 1999, this park spans 2180 hectares of pristine wilderness, inviting you to explore its diverse flora and fauna. Traverse scenic trails, witness the park's namesake Nothofagus trees, and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature's unspoiled beauty.

When to go

The best time to visit Mount Nothofagus National Park is during the milder seasons of spring and autumn, when the weather is pleasant for hiking and exploring. Summer offers lush foliage, but be prepared for warmer temperatures. Winter can be cool, making it less ideal for some outdoor activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the latest park alerts and weather conditions before your visit.
  • Ensure you have a valid park pass and adhere to park regulations to protect the environment.
  • Be prepared for varying weather; pack layers and rain gear.
  • Respect wildlife habitats and maintain a safe distance from animals.
  • Contact the Kyogle office at 02 6632 0000 for any enquiries, available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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