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Camping in Queensland with hiking

Rainforests, surf beaches, waterfalls, mountains and easy access to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Top-rated stays

Waterfall and rock pool
99%
(644 reviews)
Natural Bridge Retreat
13 sites · RVs, Tents135 acres · Natural Bridge, Queensland
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AU$38
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
95%
(505 reviews)
Hidden Camp Pie Creek
42 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Queensland
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AU$5
 / night
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Picture of the Land
95%
(287 reviews)
Kookaburra Hills
8 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Conondale, Queensland
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AU$23
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
99%
(728 reviews)
Riverdell
7 sites · Tents166 acres · Bald Knob, Queensland
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AU$45
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
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100%
(116 reviews)
Misty Gullies
5 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Groomsville, Queensland
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AU$10
 / night
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Picture of the Land
100%
(192 reviews)
Bushland Hideaway on the River
10 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Beebo, Queensland
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AU$20
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
99%
(199 reviews)
Nyalar Mirunganah Nature Refuge
20 sites · RVs, Tents470 acres · North Branch, Queensland
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AU$18
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
99%
(171 reviews)
Tiz Tam Fam Nature Reserve
6 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Mount Byron, Queensland
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AU$15
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
96%
(51 reviews)
Hart Hill
18 sites · RVs, Tents28 acres · Queensland
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AU$30
 / night
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Picture of the Land
97%
(684 reviews)
Dunblane
7 sites · RVs, Tents40000 acres · Barcaldine, Queensland
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AU$20
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Picture of the Land
91%
(197 reviews)
Chookhouse Farmstay
21 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Vale View, Queensland
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AU$17
 / night
* Before taxes and fees
Riverfront Campsite
100%
(106 reviews)
Baffle Creek Retreat
8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents112 acres · Baffle Creek, Queensland
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AU$25
 / night
* Before taxes and fees

Outdoor stays for every style

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It’s easy to find a camping spot to suit any interest in a state as large as Queensland. With 7,000 km of Pacific Ocean coastline and a richly diverse interior of everything from ancient rainforests to arid outback landscapes, you'll find plenty of options. Choose from some 1,000 national parks, forests and other protected areas, and a host of other camping sites. From the golden beaches and green hinterland of the Gold Coast in the south to the rugged loneliness of Cape York to the north, and the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef offshore, campers are spoiled for choice.

South East Queensland

With the state capital Brisbane as your starting point, head to Queensland’s first National Park, Lamington National Park (established in 1915), for cooler climes and ancient Gondwana rainforests. The south-east’s subtropical climate means lots of sunshine, perfect for any camping trip.

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, with island and mainland camping to suit all, with a choice of 19 National Parks. Don flippers and snorkel and hit the water, explore the 165-million-year-old Daintree Rainforest, or head inland to the wonders of Undara Volcanic National Park to camp near ancient lava tubes.

Sunshine Coast

Living up to its name, the Sunshine Coast basks in its many natural attractions, from 100km of beaches to forested hinterland. Spot koalas in Noosa National Park, take a kayak up-river to camp in the Noosa Everglades, or head north along the beach in the Great Sandy National Park. The volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains National Park offer hikers and climbers a challenge.

Whitsundays

From Airlie Beach, take off for the green islands of Whitsunday Islands National Park or stick to the coast, exploring Conway National Park, where you may be joined by rock wallabies. Despite its holiday atmosphere, it’s easy to get away from it all. The best islands for hiking and camping are Whitsunday Island and Hook Island.

Southern Great Barrier Reef Region

Straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, this somewhat under-rated region has much to offer. Visit in summer for turtle nesting and hatching at Mon Repos Conservation Park, or head offshore to Lady Elliot Island. The main towns are Bundaberg and Gladstone, but it’s worth checking out the coastal villages of Agnes Water and 1770 or heading inland to explore the trails and gorges of the spectacular Carnarvon National Park.

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