The best camping near Sundown National Park

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

Dramatic gorges, birds, and hiking trails are some of the offerings for campers at Sundown.  

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Binghi Station

26 sites · RVs, Tents4000 acres · NSW
Binghi Station Located approximately 4.5hours from Brisbane, Queensland, or 1.5 hour drive west of Tenterfield, New South Wales. Binghi Station, once a large sheep station, was a thriving tin and gem mine from the late 1800 to mid 1900. Set on 4,000 acres of natural granite rock country and untouched overgrowth of lush tea tree bushlands, the sheer beauty of the land will, without a doubt, leave you breathless of its raw natural beauty. Binghi Station surrendered to the ravaging bush fires of 2019, however, after this devastation came some much needed rainfall which brought hope; the creation of new life in the form of rich, vibrant green country not seen since the 1980’s. You can explore endlessly on this raw outback property. Discover secret hideouts, come and enjoy a swim under our flowing waterfall (for those brave enough to during the winter months!) and simply relax and soak in pure wildlife beneath a million stars in the night sky. We strongly recommend access by 4WD only as the entry 6klm driveway is rugged and very bumpy in most places due to heavy rain fall past 12 months. Please ask for more details if necessary should you have any concerns based on your equipment. Its an ongoing maintenance. The Secret Gorge site is suited to swags, tents and camper trailers. It is not suited for Caravans over 15' due to a tight corner. Other site locations are suited to off-road 4WD caravans and camper trailers. Binghi Station - an extraordinary place to make some truly wonderful family memories. :-)
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Aloomba Lavender Farm

65 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · NSW
Welcome to Aloomba Lavender Farm. We offer bush camping with powered and unpowered sites. This means you will not be placed very close to other vans unless you are friends and choose to be together. In many cases you will be able to choose where you wish to park. Not all sites are level, but you are able to site your camp/ van as you wish. There are no cement pads. There is access to toilets and hot showers. You may have to walk some distance to the amenities but the solitude, the quiet, safety and stars make all worthwhile. There is a dedicated firepit and firewood is supplied. We can supply no water other than sufficient to cook dinner. You are welcome to use some of the vegetables and herbs but not to strip the vegetable garden! If in doubt - ask. We have great coffee and Devonshire teas but we are not a cafe. However there is a great little lavender shop where you can buy our own lavender essential oil, or a cake of soap or a Baggallini Handbag. We are dog friendly! We welcome well behaved dogs. We are 20 km from Stanthorpe. You may see wildlife or cattle through the fence and an occasional vehicle going down the road. We have a sealed road all the way to our boundary and then drive through the lavender. If you visit in late November through to early December you will enjoy our lavender flowering, but the plants look very pretty all year around in neat rows. We are a commercial farm so there is the need to work to the rhythm of the lavender.
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Mountview Wines Camping and Cabins

8 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Glen Aplin, QLD
Multiple campsites and cabins available on a beautiful winery located on the bicycle track at Glen Aplin, a short distance from Stanthorpe, Ballandean and the picturesque Girraween National Park. On site you will find an amenity block consisting of two toilets and two showers as well as a disabled shower/toilet combined. Two outdoor BBQ's and a wooodfired pizza oven are available for guests to use. A limited range of pushbikes and E bikes are available to hire, just enquire at the cellar door. Located only moments away from Girraween National Park- plenty of hikes available and with a range of difficulties, each view will take your breath away. With many wineries on the same track, we are in a perfect location for anyone who wishes to join a tour, or even just do the one or two nearby. Come watch the wildlife, whilst sipping on a glass of the ‘bloody good red’ - or whatever you fancy. Water station is on Mackenzie Street in Stanthorpe for those needing to fill their tanks with potable water. No water available for filling tanks on site. P.S. We are pet friendly!
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Bald Rock Station

34 sites · RVs, Tents369 acres · Tenterfield, NSW
Welcome to 369 acres of incredible bush with 5 semi cleared acres. We are 100% off grid, our neighbours are few but the wildlife is plentiful. Choose to pitch a tent camp, bring your caravan or motorhome. We have good access for all types of vehicles, so your visit can be stress free. There is tank drinking water available if you wish or BYO water. You're also welcome to use the basic camp kitchen. There is a toilet available (pit toilet). We realise dogs are part of the family and they are welcome to camp with you, in harmony with the native wildlife. Campfires are permitted outside of fireban season. Don't forget your camera as there is much to explore including big boulders covered in moss, creeks, ferns and amazing places this ancient land has to offer.,
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Stonepine Ridge 'where eagles fly'

40 sites · RVs, Tents2000 acres · Willsons Downfall, NSW
Space, scenic views, a series of mountain bike tracks to test your skills, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet. Mountain biking only? Book a campsite for the day. These best describe this 754 hectare (1864 acres) property. Stonepine Ridge is 'remote' - your camp sites are away from any dwellings - but you are still close enough to country towns across borders. Map to get here ( https://stonepineridge.com.au/map/ ) There is plenty of space for social distancing. Most camp sites are 50 or more metres apart. The terrain is mostly treed with some cleared, pastured country. On the border with the Queensland town of Stanthorpe, Stonepine Ridge is close to the historic areas of Willsons Downfall and Amosfield in New South Wales. Home to many rivers that traverse the property from top to bottom, the Boonoo Boonoo and Bookookookarara rivers and Undercliffe and Boonoo Boono Falls are close by and are popular sites to spend a few hours walking/hiking and immersing yourself in the ambient countryside. The Boonoo Boonoo and Bald rock National Parks are also within this area. The beautiful New England town of Tenterfield is about 20 minutes drive from the falls and offers visitors many shopping and restaurant options. Be sure to stop en route to visit the World War 2 tank traps - (Australia's Maginot Line) and Thunderbolt's hideout. A short drive across the border into Queensland will give you access to the Girraween National Park and a host of wineries, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. At Stonepine Ridge, some areas of the top country are accessible by 2WD when not wet but high suspension and 4wheel drive vehicles are recommended. This camping property is large and you will find no better place that allows for gentle as well as more advanced walking, hiking and mountain biking. The altitude on the property varies from 900m at the top down to 50m to the bottom. The temperature is variable with mostly cool nights, which makes for restful sleep and a nice fire to add to the ambience.
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Mt Stirling Farm Off-Grid

6 sites · RVs170 acres · Broadwater, QLD
Experience the beauty of Kambuwal Country on the Granite Belt at our stunning 170 acre vegetable farm. Formerly known as "Mt Stirling Olives," our property now offers luxury farm stay accommodation and off-grid camping for up to 5 fully self-contained vans (power, water, sewerage, rubbish). Our camp sites are situated on the shores of our picturesque dam, providing a serene and tranquil setting for those seeking a peaceful escape. Located in close proximity to Stanthorpe, Ballandean and Tenterfield, our property is nestled amongst local wineries and produce, as well as the stunning walks of Girraween National Park and Sundown. Guests are welcome to explore our uncultivated lower paddocks, granite outcrops and natural bushland. In addition, you can now access the peak of Mount Stirling, which has only recently been opened to the public after more than half a century, allowing you to hike and relish the stunning sunsets. If you prefer a more relaxing experience, take in the scenic views from our dam-side firepits with a glass of the Granite Belt's finest. Upon booking, we'll provide you with an access code to our gate off Thorndale Road (Gate 1). There is plenty of room to park off the road at the entrance, and we're almost always available onsite at the main homestead on Collins Road to assist with any queries or provide special recommendations only a local would know.
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Undercliff Farm

57 sites · RVs, Tents325 acres · Undercliffe, NSW
Respecting the Spirit of Undercliff Farm We want to emphasize that Undercliff Farm is not a park or a 5-star retreat. Instead, we offer you the opportunity to share in the quiet beauty of our private campground. We ask for your respect and understanding as we invite you to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this special place. Here, it's not about luxury; it's about simplicity, connection, and the rejuvenating embrace of nature. As you step onto the sprawling grounds, you're not just entering a farm; you're entering a haven of serenity and a journey into peace. Undercliff Farm, with its picturesque landscapes, invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and reconnect with the simplicity of days gone by. This is more than just a piece of land; it's a story waiting to be told. The comfortable campsite spaces must create a serene and tranquil atmosphere, allowing visitors to relax after a day of outdoor adventures. The guidelines regarding motorbikes show a commitment to safety and consideration for all guests, ensuring that everyone can enjoy their time at the property safely. The diverse wildlife on the property, including numerous bird species and the possibility of spotting platypus, adds an element of excitement for nature enthusiasts and photographers. Important Biosecurity Notice: No Outside Wood Allowed In our commitment to preserving the pristine beauty of Undercliff Farm and protecting its ecosystem, we kindly request that visitors refrain from bringing outside wood onto the property. This precautionary measure is in place to maintain the biosecurity of the farm, guarding against the introduction of fire ants. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us safeguard the natural harmony of this unique environment. The availability of facilities, firewood, and the dog-friendly policy, with responsible pet ownership emphasized, cater to the needs and preferences of various visitors.
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"Mindoo"

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1100 acres · Tenterfield, NSW
Located 19 km due east of the famous historical village of Tenterfield the working, cattle breeding, property "Mindoo" has recently opened its gates to campers. Framed by the rugged border range National Parks "Mindoo" is 1100 acres of rolling green hills dissected by the pure, cascading, waters of the Cataract River which provide a number of private riverside campsites. Campers are encouraged to meander along the continually changing River and explore its many secluded swimming holes and enjoy the abundant wildlife that cohabitates with the Angus/Wagyu cow herd. Direct access to the neighbouring National Parks and State Forests offers an array of day trips to hikers, mountain bikers, or horse riders where they can discover the natural treasures of Basket Swamp and Boonoo Boonoo Falls, Woolool Woolooni, among others. For those who require a little more comfort, and lets face it we all do at times, the Mindoo Cabin is available. Featuring three bedrooms, open plan living/dining/kitchen,and a shady deck overlooking the River the cabin sleeps eight and still allows visitors to partake in all the adventures that "Mindoo" offers with the benefit of a comfortable rest when the day is done. For those interested in exploring the park trails via horseback we can also provide secure lodgings for your horses, with quality hay available for purchase. Be as adventurous or as restfull as you please as both options are freely available. Mountain Biking, Hilking, Horse riding, or just riding your hammock and relaxing we are sure you will enjoy your time at "Mindoo" There is approximately 4km gravel road to get to the property. Mobile reception is patchy (telstra) you may need to get to the top of a hill for reception. Very little or no reception for other networks. Our aim is for your visit to be private so are spacing our sites . From Easter will no longer have undesignated river sites, all river sites will be designated and spaced a part. If you have a large group the Park One & the bend are large spaces. As most of our sites are on the river and have farm tracks to access, if it is wet we may have to move you to a different site. 4wds are recommended for all sites. Send us a message if you have any questions.
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Kookaburra Camping & Caravan Park

60 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Deepwater, NSW
600 acres of Australian bush with walking tracks revealing massive rocky outcrops, various animal and birdlife and incredible views. This is a bushwalker's paradise, a birdwatcher's heaven. Commanding views & wildlife galore. Campers stay within the campgrounds and from there explore the rest of the property.The campground has fire pits with wood supplied. A camp kitchen with wood BBQ. The amenities are 6 star (including disabled access).Large shared BBQ area, fire pit, free firewood, pet friendly, motorhomes and big rigs welcome - most sites are drive through. Everyone loves it at Kookaburra park!Pets are welcome. Please just make a booking and come along, everyone is welcome!
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Ruby Rest

30 sites · RVs, Tents320 acres · Ruby Creek, NSW
Ruby Rest is a working horse stud and farm supply store. We are technically in NSW with our boundary fence being the QLD border. The property is located just 5 mins from the town of Stanthorpe known for its chilly temperatures, apple orchards and wineries. We are a family owned and run operation and are happy to share our little piece of granite belt beauty with happy campers. There is just the one toilet and two showers so patience and consideration is required, especially on busy weekends.
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Loft Haven Meadows @ Girraween

2 sites · RVs75 acres · Wyberba, QLD
The Loft Haven Meadows is located as part of approximately 75 acres of which approximately 7 acres are cleared the rest is natural Australian bushland and forested countryside and is very similar to the National Park. Looking for a bit of space away from everyone or just to take a breath? This is an ideal sanctuary of tranquillity and privacy. It's the go-to location to provide you with a getaway to relax and also enjoy all the amenities the area provides. A place to put your feet up and relax and feel comfortable and at the same time providing space for you to stroll in the cool of an evening or sit around gazing at the stars without the concerns of driving to another location. An ideal place to sit during the day or evening, drinking your coffee or sipping a wine while you enjoy a good book, play a game watch the sunset of the evening and subsequently the stars on a clear night or simply see the local wildlife early in the morning as they explore the grassed areas within metres of the house. The Loft Haven is perfect for families (not young children) or two couples. There is plenty of free firewood to use on those cool evenings or even on a pleasant evening when you just want to sit around a fire. (At certain times outdoor fires may be restricted due to local fire safety requirements.) We recommend bringing warm clothes in the Autumn and Winter months as the region is known for falling below zero on some evenings with frosts and some years even having light fall of snow. The Perfect Place for a Getaway, whether just for the weekend or longer, from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wyberber valley, within minutes you can drive to drive discover Girraween National Park which is home to an array of lifelike granite sculptures and eucalypt forest rich in some of Australia’s most appealing plant and animal life. Go for a swim in the natural water holes and rock pools. Nestled in the granite belt wine country you will find many cellar doors within a few kilometres drive. We are within minutes of the Girraween National Park and also pleasant drives to numerous national parks etc eg Mount Norman, Bald Rock National Park, Boonoo Boonoo National Park, Basket Swamp National Park and the Sundown National Park all within easy reach and great places for a day out of exploration. Within 15 minutes you can obtain various supplies or food from the Ballandean general store, the Ballandean Tavern, Saint Jude’s Cafe and restaurant and also to the south of us the Wallangarra general store. Wallangarra General store also make country pizzas on a Friday night. Provisions can also be obtained from the general shops and supermarkets in Stanthorpe or Tenterfield both of which are approximately 20-minute drive North or South of our location. There are more than 50 Wineries in this region, and every taste is catered for whether you prefer Red or white. There is also a specialist distillery where you can sample and purchase many liqueurs. (The Castle) You can simply relax and enjoy the property which is surrounded by our beautiful wildlife; we have a wide variety of birds, wallabies, Kangaroos, lizards, turtles, ducks and random sightings of deer and bunnies. or Enjoy the many activities available: - Take a tour and enjoy tastings at some of Queensland’s most awarded wineries, and olive groves, visit the lavender farm, the soap factory, the cheese factory, juice farms Bush walks, swimming holes, Restaurants, Wine tasting, Wildflower walks, Fossicking, Antiques, Art, picking strawberries (seasonal) etc. Cold winters mean can enjoy times around the fire, frosts and the occasional snow as well as the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival, Christmas in July and also the Jumpers and Jazz Festival.
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Bushland Hideaway on the River

12 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Beebo, QLD
PLEASE NOTE: We have 5 different campsites available at 'Bushland Hideaway on the River'. These include: * Island View *The Great Divide *Wallaroo *Cocky's Rest *Stones Corner Nestled on the banks of the Dumaresq River on the QLD/NSW border in Southern Queensland, between Yelarbon, Inglewood and Texas. 'Bushland Hideaway' is a rural property with approx. 1 km of river frontage and is the perfect spot for small or large groups of families to relax, unwind and get away from it all in natures own environment. We offer clear blue skies during the day and starry skies at night, peaceful large grassy campsites beside the Dumaresq River surrounded by magnificent gum and oak trees shared with native wildlife. All our campsites are readily accessible for all types of vehicles, caravans or RVs. We welcome quiet, respectful, nature-loving campers who enjoy all that Bushland Hideaway offers including fishing, swimming, canoeing, walking and bicycle tracks, photography etc. Public waste bins are available at the entrance from the main road, Campfires permitted in designated areas when the season permits - please check. Firewood is available for sale or BYO. Clean Porta Loo's or bush toilet's available at each site. Nearest dump point at Yelarbon -23 klm away. Pets considered on booking.
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The best camping near Sundown National Park guide

Overview

About

West of Brisbane, just on the northern side of the QueenslandNew South Wales border, Sundown National Park is a rugged area of steep river gorges and forest. Hiking trails and four-wheel-drive tracks allow visitors to explore the beautiful landscape and to spot woodland birds throughout the park. Unpowered camping is available at several campgrounds throughout the park, a couple of which can be accessible by regular vehicle while the rest can only be reached by four-wheel-drive. Wild bush camping is also permitted in this park, but camping permits are still required.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for caravans and RVs: The accessible Broadwater Camping Area is beside a large permanent waterhole that attracts wildlife.
  • Best for a remote experience: Sundown Remote Camp has walk-in and four-wheel-drive access only.
  • Best for views: Nundubbermere Falls Camping Area is high on a ridge overlooking the falls.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Booking and pre-paying is required for all camping stays within the park. This can be done online up to 12 months in advance.
  2. Bookings can be made via the Queensland National Parks website, over the phone, or in person at various information centres and booking offices throughout Queensland.

When to go

Most campers will find late-autumn to early-spring (April to September) the most comfortable time of year to visit Sundown. The climate of Southern Queensland is subtropical and can get very hot in summer. Note that night temperatures can be quite cold in the cooler months, even when it’s warm by day, so come prepared with warm sleeping gear and clothes.

Know before you go

  • As parts of this park were previously used for mining, access to certain areas is prohibited, so heed safety warnings and don’t cross barriers.
  • Bring your own drinking water when camping in Sundown, as other supplies can’t be guaranteed.
  • If you want to make a campfire or use barbeque facilities (when fire restrictions allow), bring your own firewood as this is not supplied and you’re not allowed to gather wood from the bush.
  • There are no powered sites within this national park.

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