The best camping near Crows Nest National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Crows Nest National Park adventure.

Waterfalls, wildflowers, and wildlife make this a top spot for nature-loving campers.  

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Hilltop Country Camping

12 sites · RVs, Tents175 acres · Crows Nest, QLD
We have several peaceful campsites available on our 175-acre property - some with beautiful escarpment views, and some amongst the peaceful surrounds of the bush. We are 10km from the town of Crows Nest on the Great Dividing Range. 50 minutes from Toowoomba and 2 hours from Brisbane. The hill on the property (Flat Top) is one of the highest points in the area at 660m altitude. From the hilltop, you can enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding area, with views across the Esk Valley towards the Sunshine Coast, sunsets over the hills surrounding Crows Nest, and even glimpses of Cressbrook Dam. There are 3 separate campsites on the hilltop, one at each end. We also have 3 secluded bush campsites down in the paddocks, these are private and peaceful with no other campers within sight. They are all situated to be able to enjoy the sunset. We feel very spoilt living here in this beautiful place and would love for others to share it. It is extremely quiet and peaceful, yet less than a 15-minute drive to Crows Nest. There is plenty to explore in the area, including: 🏞 Crows Nest Falls National Park (good for a swim) 🐃 Bullocky's Rest and creekside walk in Crows Nest (dog friendly) 🌳 Ravensbourne National Park (rainforest) 🏚 Crows Nest Museum 🎣 Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams 🚂 Muntapa Railway Tunnel towards Cooyar ☕️ French patisserie and other cafes in Crows Nest. 🛍 Antique and boutique shops 📚 Second-hand book store 👩‍🌾 Also markets in Crows Nest on the first Sunday of each month. We hope we can help you have a pleasant and peaceful camping trip! Please note: We have a long gravel driveway and dirt/grass tracks to the campsites. 2WD accessible, but it's rough. Pet friendly 🐕
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AU$21
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Jack's Place Toogoolawah

54 sites · RVs40 acres · Braemore, QLD
Jack's Place is the perfect location for those seeking a peaceful and serene camping experience. Our site is located just 5 minutes away from Toogoolawah Town and is situated on 40 acres of beautiful and lush bushland. Multiple sites are available, all of which follow alongside a picturesque creek that runs throughout the property. We offer a spacious and flat grassy area to park your van after a long day of driving. Our campsite is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the quiet and tranquil surroundings while taking in a beautiful sunset, surrounded by an abundance of birdlife. Town is a short 5 minute drive with an IGA, Pub, Cafe, Service Station, Water Station and Dump site. Access to Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and only a short drive to Somerset Dam. For those travelling in large groups, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and ensure that your camping experience at Jack's Place is unforgettable. Guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Pets are allowed on leash. 
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AU$5
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Bushywood at Woodfordskilake

122 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents170 acres · Woodford, QLD
Easter availability, 2 sites left Pee Wee camp - forest camp no water views suitable for a caravan or a couple Bridge View - lake views suitable only to a caravan. Closest site to amenities. 170 acre private Water Ski Park, nestled in bushland. Water Skiing and Wake Boarding available for guests and water ski club members. (Extra fees apply) $210 per hour includes boat driver and equipment (discount if booking multiple hours.) We can usually fit 6 people per hour more if tubing. 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 4 onsite canoes, nor do we charge extra for hot showers or rubbish removal. 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. (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 included and other camp members. 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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AU$25
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Lake Atkinson Waterfront Camp

30 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Lowood, QLD
Lake Atkinson Waterfront Camping & Animal Farm offers a family orientated, quiet rural escape for over night or short term stays. We have powered and unpowered camp sites available with glamping tents coming soon!We welcome guests in camping tents, caravans, and camper trailers. We have an animal nursery where the kids can meet and feed the animals, bike tracks, walking trails and seasonal water sports for all our guests to enjoy.Full amenities available and campfires are welcome in the fire pits provided. Pets are welcome but please keep them under control and respect other campers.You can purchase wood-fired pizzas which we can deliver directly to your site!We are located just a 1 hour drive from Brisbane city. With access to our pool and animal farm the fun never ends! If you are after a quiet weekend away with the kids or long term accommodation we are the perfect place for you!There is a kiosk and cafe on site where you can find all your basic camping items.
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Boho Cartel Retreat & Glamping

2 sites · Lodging178 acres · Crows Nest, QLD
Perched in the rolling hills of the High Country Hamlets, 543 metres above sea level and just under a 2 hour drive from Brisbane is Boho Cartel Retreat & Glamping. We are on a beautiful 78 acre property near the charming township of Crows Nest and currently operate one luxe bell tents. Perfect for a romantic getaway Our luxurious bell tent comes with all the trimmings including a real queen bed (no air mattresses here!) and linen included. The bell tent caters for two guests. There is access to a rustic bathroom with instant hot shower (fresh towels provided) and a separate composting toilet. We also provide eco (zero co) shower gel and cleaning products. The camp kitchen offers a large sheltered undercover area for you to prepare and eat your meals and has a fridge, solar power, BBQ, arm chairs, table and chairs for meals, and a sink. There are also board games and coffee table books for those rainy (or lazy) afternoons. Make yourself comfortable in the kitchen with our range of complimentary herbal teas, ground and instant coffee and hot chocolate. We also have olive oil, sauces, condiments and mixed herbs for your cooking pleasure! We provide all crockery, cutlery, glasses, mugs and cooking utensils so no need to bring your own. There is so much to do in the local area - explore the stunning natural beauty of the nearby National Park and lakes, dine in or take away at one of the local cafes or eating establishments or enjoy a drink and a feed at the great local pub! There is also a winery with a cellar door and a gin/vodka distillery, both of which offer tastings. There are also excellent local craft and farmers markets (date dependent). Did I mention the local bottle shop, IGA, petrol station and the butcher are just a 10 min drive from us?
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AU$160
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Rosedale Estate

25 sites · RVs, Tents76 acres · Delaneys Creek, QLD
Welcome to Rosedale Estate! The perfect spot to escape to the countryside! With 76 acres be sure to check out Rosedale Venue for your next camping trip. All guests must be fully self contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Featuring stunning picturesque views of the Glass House Mountains with a running freshwater creek to camp alongside. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided, please check local restrictions before lighting a fire. Enjoy a fire in the evenings with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash whilst on the property and must be cleaned up after. Rosedale has cattle and is also a wedding venue. We are in close proximity to Woodford making it a fantastic spot to stay for events like the Woodford rodeo, show and folk festival.
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AU$41
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Thagoona Block Campground

38 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Thagoona, QLD
Welcome a retreat nestled on a stunning 12-acre block just a quick 35-minute drive from the heart of Brisbane, this beautiful property is perfect for anyone seeking an escape. (1.2km from Thagoona Station) Please check the website event page - https://thagoonablock.com.au/ With plenty of shady areas, a dam, a creek, and an entertainment area complete with a barbecue, there's something for everyone. kids are welcome to bring small motorbikes and explore the property, set up your tent and enjoy the great outdoors, or simply relax and take in the natural landscape . The property offers basic power for lighting at the exertainment area only, a long-drop toilet, a porta-loo and a basic camp shower with hot water, making it easy to feel right at home. And the entire property fully fenced Whether you're looking for a family getaway or a group retreat, this property is the perfect place to unwind and relax, there is even an off leash fenced area for dogs that like to wonder off. Check-out times are around lunchtime no rush Book now and enjoy the best of both worlds: peace and serenity or somewhere to lets your hair down, just a short drive from the city. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! Please take your rubbish with you and don't cut down the trees.
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AU$60
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Coal Creek Pottery and Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Coal Creek, QLD
There are some very private campsites available or you can choose to be near the pottery shed where breakfast is available for $15 and barista coffee for $5. Pottery lessons are also available for $77.00 for a 3-hour booking and Deborah, our resident Potter, is capable of instructing young or experienced potters. Coal Creek Pottery camping is located near Esk and Somerset Lake, with eateries and opportunities for swimming and boating. It's only 113 km from Brisbane, making it ideal for a weekend or a couple of weeks away. Enjoy the beautiful views and the peace and quiet of this serene location. Drive up to the pottery shed and introduce yourself, then find a camping spot that suits you and relax in the very peaceful and picturesque area for a relaxing holiday.
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AU$38
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Cheriton Bush Camp

16 sites · RVs, Tents119 acres · QLD
Camp on our beautiful bush property. Walking tracks and great for bird watching and searching for wildlife. Large open area for outdoor activities. Bush kitchen with wood stove available for use. Large picnic table and fire pit for communal use. We offer small group camping or exclusive whole-site booking for Cheriton Bush Camp. No chainsaws to be used on the property. BYO fire wood or we can supply 15kg for $10. Personal fires permitted but above ground fireplaces must be used. We have a small amount for hire for $5.00 each. Generators permitted between the hours of 7am and 9pm only. Pets allowed but need to be on a lead at all times. Unisex flushing toilets with non-potable water. Must bring your own drinking water. We have a Beach Volleyball court, basketball hoop and swing set. Lots to see in the area. Hillview Drive Mountain Bike Trail and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail are a short walk/bike ride from the property. Canoe/Kayak entry point to the Brisbane river off Kholo Road (5km) Our price of $20.00 per site is aimed at two adults and up to three children. Each set up (tent, van or vehicle) is a separate site. If you are a group of campers, each will need to book their own site. Please feel free to contact us should you require more details. 5 day maximum stay allowed.
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Sandy Creek Camping

3 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Glamorgan Vale, QLD
Settled in 1866 by Mr. Robert Brown. The land is now used for beef cattle and a small amount of dry land hay production. We have 3 private campsites to offer, all have good distance from each other with no visibility of other camps. Approximately 400m from other sites. We like to camp with room too! All sites are fenced off with a gate to drive in and keep the cattle out. Please select a site for more detailed description on what to expect and the extras it offers. Selecting a site will show more accurate photos of that particular location instead of every photo found here. Pets welcome however must remain on leash or tether *Please notify us if bringing a dog* Please clean up after your dog ready for the next camper. Fires permitted only in fire-rings provided. Check for local fire ban restrictions first. There is plenty of wood lying around for use (bring your axe or saw). Things to do - Send some golf balls into space -The creek is seasonal, only flowing after good rain. It will dry up in some conditions. Swimming in the water holes is ok, please check in the water for depth and sticks -Brisbane river is up the road (10mins) to Savages crossing or Twin Bridges. Fantastic swimming or lazing in the running water. -Push bikes, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is 5min away if you jump on at Borallon Station Rd. Some cattle tracks for the kids to ride along in the paddock also. -Wivenhoe, Somerset Dam in the area for water sports -Wildlife watching, this paddock sustains a large variety of native animals, if you’ve got a keen eye -Bottle Tree pub is just down the road, - bit more than walking distance tho :) -Take it easy.
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AU$15
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Wild Peach Creek

6 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Pierces Creek, QLD
Wild Peach Creek is 40 Acres of Australian Gum and Scrub. It is a property nestled in a hidden valley away from everyone. Enjoy the peace and serenity or turn your music up - no one will hear you :) A great place for a respite from travelling with the town of Crows Nest only 15 minutes by sealed road. Very secluded but also close to everything else you will need. We run the property according to 'burner' principles. Please review these here: http://burningseed.com/about/ten-principles/. We are excited to meet you! Please note camp sites while we keep them tended can vary greatly in condition depending on the weather, season and temperature. Current site report: Green grass and running creeks :)
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700 Acres - The Coote Family Property

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents700 acres · Glenaven, QLD
We are a life style property of approximately 700 acres in the Toowoomba region located close to Crows Nest in QLD. We offer space for campers, Glamping Bell Tents, Rustic events barn and a renovated lodge for those looking for comfortable indoor accommodation. You'll see sandstone outcrops, seasonal creeks, spectacular sunsets, open grassy areas and seasonal wildflowers. Many tree varieties and an abundance of bird species. Farm Donkeys too! We don't have any amenities for campers so guests must be self-contained leaving no waste behind. Flushing toilets and hot showers provided at The White Cow Barn for an extra fee to campers and included in Glamping Bell tent pricing. Pets are welcome but must be controlled at all times. No pets in Glamping Bell Tents. Campfires permitted in designated areas when restrictions aren't in place. Check with us on arrival. Please do not cut down any trees. Enjoy the true Australian bush experience at one of our designated sites along a 3km 4WD track on our Mountain Top, with bush seclusion and/or panoramic views with fire pits on each site. Our Mountain Top sites are for camping only (tents, swags or rooftop tent) and can only be access by 4WD. No trailers or caravans are permitted. Our Picnic Area offers accessibility to trailers, off roads campers and vans. It is situated on a creek flat beside a seasonal creek with sandstone cliffs framing the backdrop. The Elysium Lodge is a renovated farmhouse with a unique architectural design and serene feel leaving its guests relaxed and rejuvenated. With 3 bedrooms, spacious bathroom, laundry and large lounge /dining there is room for the whole family. There is a covered outdoor space with a fantastic outlook and nearby fire pit for relaxing with your favourite drink. There is a double carport for your vehicles. The Gum Tree Glamping tents contain queen bed bases with innerspring mattresses made with snuggly bedding. Tea Coffee facilities as well as hot showers and flushing toilets at our barn. Use of kitchen facilities at the barn are also included. A Romantic getaway or family time we have something for everyone the perfect home away from home.
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The best camping near Crows Nest National Park guide

Overview

About

At Crows Nest National Park, lush eucalypt forests line the banks of Crows Nest Creek, wildflowers bloom throughout the bushlands, granite cliffs tower overhead, and natural waterholes tempt you in for a swim. The 20-meter-high Crows Nest Falls are the star attraction, followed by the hike to Koonin Lookout, where views extend over the Valley of Diamonds. Wildlife-watching opportunities are plentiful—spot rock-wallabies, echidnas, and platypus along the creek, or bring your binoculars to spy koalas, possums, or birds, including pale-headed rosellas and blue-faced honeyeaters. Crows Nest Falls Camping Area is the park's only camping ground and has unpowered grass pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes in a tranquil bushland setting. 

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Camping permits are required, and your campsite must be reserved in advance. A tag with your booking number must be displayed on your pitch at all times. 
  2. There are just 13 plots, so book at least six weeks in advance, especially if visiting during school holidays.

When to go

Spring and summer (October through March) is the time to experience Crows Nest at its most magnificent when colorful wildflowers blanket the valleys. This is also the wettest period, which means the waterfall, waterholes, and creek will be at their most impressive. Hiking and camping are still possible throughout winter, but temperatures can drop at night, so pack some warm clothes.

Know before you go

  • The closest town to the park is Crows Nest (a 10-minute drive), where you can purchase fuel and groceries.
  • Camping facilities include pit toilets, wood barbecues, and "boil-your-own-water" showers. Bring everything else you need with you, including drinking water and firewood. Generators are prohibited.
  • Fire bans are common in Queensland in dry periods—be sure to follow local regulations and always use the fire rings provided.
  • Cell phone service is limited throughout the park.
  • The camping area and trails at Crows Nest National Park are not wheelchair accessible, and there are no accessible facilities.

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