Camping near Kenilworth, Queensland

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Camping near Kenilworth

Rolling green farmland, babbling creeks and wildlife spotting bring campers to the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

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Hope Valley
27 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents1375 acres · Amamoor Creek, QLD4WD Recommended - dirt/gravel road and two creek crossings (through the creek bed) to get here. We have a whole beautiful valley with crystal clear spring-fed creeks, patches of rain forest and hillsides covered in grass-trees backing onto Wrattens State Forest. There's 1,375 acres of land - the boundaries of our property are the ridges of the mountains that encircle us, and many rare species abound here. This is a dog and horse friendly property but no pets allowed in the cabin. There is paralysis tick in this region - so we'd recommend treating any animal before you come and frequent checks while you're here. No mobile phone coverage at the cabin, but there is a hill you can drive (or walk) up on the property to get phone signal if needed and we have a landline phone in our house which can be used in emergencies.
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The Rustic Resort Wamuran
9 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Wamuran, QLDWe are a 90acre private property who raise cattle and goats and have opened up to campers who, like us, prefer and love peace and nature and like to keep their surroundings beautiful and enjoyable and safe for everyone else. Most of our sites are nestled on different levels between trees and bush , and whilst you may not see your neighbours the bush unfortunately is not sound proof. Due to the unique surroundings we offer, we require you to be extra vigilant with fire safety and to consider your neighbouring campers and our neighbours by observing our no loud music and quiet time of 10pm rules. If this may be a problem for you, please do not book our sites. Full rules are available during booking before you pay and on a tree in each site, we kindly ask you read and agree with them before booking. To all of our wonderful regular campers, we say thank you. We love hosting you on our property and look forward to see you again in the future. After the persistent rain this year, all of our property is advertised as 4WD only, exception is the Dam via gate 4 and Didjabringyabeeralong as it has no particular steep or sloped entry. We affectionately call our property "The Rustic Resort". This is a tribute to the rusty water tanks and dilapidated animal shelters that were left behind when we moved in. Our farm was part of a thriving rural property in the 1920's. It used to be a dairy farm and then a banana farm. We now raise goats and cattle. All of our sites have a fire pit and you are welcome to have a campfire while there is no fire ban. in place. Most sites are within easy walking distance from a toilet. The Secret Hideaway however has a fairly long walk to the toilet, should this be unmanageable for you, please make sure you bring your own camping toilet as we get rather upset with holes or waste in the bush. Our property is dog-friendly to responsible dog owners, has a large farm dam that never runs dry, (NO fishing please as we use this for livestock and swimming dam only, and the last thing we need is hooks in peoples or animals feet. ) it is wonderful for a refreshing swim, there is a ladder to make it easy to get into the dam and there are floating noodles for your use during the summer months, feel free to bring your paddle boards and canoes. We are centrally located to explore the Glass house mountains, Stoney creek, Rocky holes, Bribie island, Woodford, Mt Mee, Montville, Maleny and much much more. We are 10 minutes from Woodford and the wonderful Woodford Folk Festival. Wamuran has an IGA, a wonderful butcher, a bakery, a fish and chip shop and a Thai/Indian take away that is sensational. Wamuran holds a local country market every 4th Saturday per month from 7am to midday. There now is a Pizza van in town, 3 out of 4 weekends, look up Deadwood Pizza Wamuran to check the dates. Wamuran is less than an hour north from the city, yet you will feel like you are far away. If you have any questions please drop us a message.
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Adavale Farm
42 sites · RVs, Tents360 acres · QLDWelcome to Adavale Farm! Peaceful rural beef & dairy operations. Scenic views from the campsites. Enjoy bird watching by the creeks or just relax around the campfire. Some campsites overlook some of the dams. Enjoy a swim as the dams are almost full. It's a wonderful place to go star gazing and we offer plenty of fun activities around the farm. Come and experience Australian farming life at our farm. Meet our friendly animals of many varieties. TOILETS available at some of our campsites.
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Tiz Tam Fam Nature Reserve
8 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Mount Byron, QLDTiz Tam Fam Nature Reserve is a privately owned nature refuge (officially called Green Catbird Nature Refuge).  We have a passion for protecting the vulnerable and endangered flora, fauna and fungi on the property.  By allowing campers to use our reserve, we get to share the beauty of the property with others and the income helps us manage lantana, weeds and regenerate the land.  We are regenerating some areas to be a native edible food forest to help educate camp goers as to the traditional uses of Australian native plants. The property backs on to the D'Aguilar National Park, with a horse/hiking/mountain bike trail up to Kluver's Lookout. Our crystal clear creek runs most of the year (will dry up when no rain for a long period) and great for paddling feet in to cool off.  Somerset dam is a 45 minute drive away for watersports and other funChildren 2 years and younger are free.
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Lakeview
26 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Beachmere, QLDLakeview is situated near the seaside village of Beachmere on just under 50 picturesque acres of Australian bushland, 45 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 10 minutes off the Bruce Highway. Experience the stunning vistas by the three billabongs while nestled in nature. Take nature walks, canoe and swim. Enjoy the flora, native animals and abundant birdlife or just relax by the campfire with the cooling sea breezes to add to the comfort and laid back lifestyle beside your own private open fire. You can have the best of both worlds, the bush on one hand and the bay on the other with Caboolture River boat ramp just 5 minutes away, giving you access to Moreton Bay. So why not kick back and relax away from the stress of city life. Lakeview is a private property not a commercial business, Lakeview is suitable for self-sufficient campers. There are no amenities, so you need to bring or hire your own. All payments are accepted as a donation to help maintain the grounds for our extended Lakeview family. Dogs permitted, see our FAQs in Property Rules. Campfires permitted, see our FAQs in Property Rules. Firewood is available to purchase, Honesty box on site.
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Kookaburra Hills
8 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Conondale, QLDWelcome at Kookaburra Hills we have 8 sites to choose from that cater for couples, small to larger groups all are private and lots of space between sites. 300 private acres at the head waters of the Mary River, Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We value our privacy. After the Floods We have worked hard to make a new causeway across Kilcoy Creek to the property that accommodates all vehicle types. We look forward to welcoming back campers.” All sites are on flat ground and are located just 30 meters from Kilcoy Creek which has several swimming holes with crystal clear water. We have 1.5km of crystal clear water frontage (on the Kilcoy Creek) with swimming holes & fish stocked dams (Perch). Abundant wildlife, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and amazing bird life from Wrens to Wedge Tailed Eagles. 60% rain forest and 40% grazing. Property is organic and has had no chemicals used for over 30 years. We are dog friendly. We only permit people 18 years and over to stay here so please no children there are too many farm risks. No toilets so BYO self-contained only. We have a no drone policy. If you would like to view more of the creek look up youtube "Go4x4" Creek Camping in heavy Rain and Sun with our Dog- Sounds of camping ep2 & ep7.
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River Run Farm Camping
38 sites · RVs, Tents84 acres · Antigua, QLDRiver Run Farm Camping is situated on the banks of the beautiful Mary River within the spectacular Fraser Coast region. The historic Maryborough town centre and the quaint village of Tiaro is right on our doorstep for anything you may have left behind or if you just feel like a country pub meal and a cold beer. We offer large grassy mowed sites both powered and unpowered, river front and tree shaded areas with some having their own fire pits. Fully equipped large camp kitchen with microwave, television, fridge, dart board, BBQ, communal firepit and power points to charge your devices. We offer the best hot showers with beautifully clean toilets; our amenities even contain a washing machine and a kid’s bathroom with a claw foot bath. Dump point located at the front of our property. River Run offers: farm animals, swimming, excellent fresh water Fishing (Bass, Barra, yellow belly, prawn and silver perch), boat ramp, bike track and kayaking River run has an amazing variety of bird life due to the large body of fresh water and pristine habitat creating a great environment for bird watching and spotting native animals including platypus which have been sighted at the boat ramp. We are pet friendly too as long as your animals remain on a leash and are under full supervision at all times. River Run is only a short drive away from lots of great experiences, Markets, Mural trail, horse riding, adventure activities, history, museums, Festivals, art and culture that are sure to inspire. River run has an amazing variety of bird life due to the large body of fresh water and pristine habitat creating a great environment for bird watching and spotting native animals including platypus which have been sighted at the boat ramp. Book a horse riding adventure with Hucknall Horses only 10mins away or drive on up to Hervey Bay and go whale watching or day trip to the incredible Fraser Island or Rainbow Beach. 4wd in one of the many local forestry areas and see the brumby herds. Just so much to see and do.
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Chookhouse Farmstay
38 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Vale View, QLDCHECK IN TIMES October to March Check in time is strictly 2 pm to 5.30 pm September to April Check in time is strictly 1.30 pm to 5 pm Check out times All seasons: 10 am - unless advised . The Chookhouse is situated approximately 20 minutes south of Toowoomba on 23 acres. This is a Hobby Farm, so everything is in close proximity to each other. There are noises like Roosters crowing etc. When you are travelling on Shepperd Road look for our Chook mailbox, that is the driveway you need to take. LONG TERM RENTALS We can also accommodate long term rentals. Please contact us for further information. If possible we would prefer self contained set ups; however not essential. AMENITIES Amenity block with hot water and flushing toilets for powered sites unpowered sites may purchase and an extra with booking We also have bush toilets. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT HAVE DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE. WE DO NOT HAVE WATER TO FILL YOUR CARAVAN. Plenty of room for self-contained caravans/motorhomes and places to pitch a tent or camper. National Parks, walking trails, Wineries, Gourmet Pubs and Restaurants, Markets, two magnificent parks with play areas for children and so many other points of interest to see and discover. So many animals here! Help us feed the chooks, collect eggs. After we have done the chickens, we head down to the Sheep, Goats, Alpacas, our cow Panda and her husband Bully and son Dave. Here you will be able to feed them all some bread which they just love. So any bread donations are greatly accepted by all of them:) We then head in to give Miss Piggy and Pippa their share of bread. Miss Piggy loves posing for the camera. Sit under the stars and toast your marshmallows by your fire pit. Safe place to leave your gear while out exploring the Darling Downs and surrounds. For more information: chookhousefarmstay.com
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OZ SKY RANCH
43 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Boyland, QLDOz 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 only set up bush camping when Covid came to town. 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. We look forward to your enquiry.
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Nyalar Mirunganah Nature Refuge
21 sites · RVs, Tents470 acres · North Branch, QLDNEW 2022 We now have several secluded bush camp sites as alternatives to our more 'civilised' sites. They have no facilities apart from the site so you must be entirely self-sufficient. But all are single sites well away from others. We invite you to come and share our property, soak up the tranquility of our quiet valley and enjoy feeling at home in nature. And your dog is welcome too (under control please because we value our wildlife, and no more than 2 dogs per couple or family group)! The land is nearly 200 Ha in the western foothills of the Dividing Range, with the usually-flowing North Branch Creek being a green haven supporting lots of wildlife. It also includes the secluded back valley of Hann Creek to which you can walk, cycle or ride, with many tracks of lengths up to 3 km. The land is mostly open forest land with some cleared areas from its dairy-farming history, and many gullies with thicker vegetation. The property is mostly now dedicated to nature conservation and the recovery of its more natural state. It is a Nature Refuge under Qld legislation with special emphasis on recognising that the land is Githabul country, honouring local Githabul people now, sharing it with them and others, plus preserving species of plants and animals with known relevance to their former lifestyles. The name Nyalar Mirungan-ah means 'Old Women's Tears' in Githabul, and recognises that they cry because the land was taken from them and because it has not been looked after well by European people. We are now trying to care for it well, and to allow the original ecosystems to return, by lighter grazing, soil recovery and using traditional Aboriginal burning knowledge. And we welcome dogs as long as they don't disturb our wildlife. Shandy, our own dog, is very welcoming to guests and might drop in to your camp for a visit.
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Logan Park Farm
7 sites · RVs, Tents190 acres · Tamrookum, QLDLogan Park Farm is an historic 4th generation family farm with beef cattle and cropping set on the Logan River with beautiful surroundings in the Scenic Rim. The property was first settled in the 1840’s and became the headquarters of Tamrookum Station in 1878 when Robert Collins and his family purchased the property. At Logan Park Farm we have camping grounds and Murphy's Country Accommodation - a three bedroom cottage. Search for Murphy's through Hipcamp.Open for bookings for Christmas and New Year - numbers are limited. No large parties. We prefer to promote a quieter area.Scenic Rim Regional Council Camp Ground Licence Acc21/0010Just over an hour from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.Beautiful sunsets, mountain views, birds and quiet surroundings. Enjoy the stars on a clear night. Explore the beautiful Scenic Rim area from here. Visit the historic Tamrookum All Saints Memorial Church.The camp sites are spacious with plenty of distance between each site - no crowds. Children aged 12 years and under no charge (please do not include them in your numbers)Pet friendly off-grid camping. There are no facilities here, if you do not have toilet facilities please do not book any of our sties. All sites are unpowered. No motorboats or motor bikes. No parties - this is a quiet camping area please keep noise including music to a minimum level. Please respect our wildlife, neighbours and your camping neighbours at all times. Enjoy our large camp sites with family and friends.A large natural lagoon and the Logan River provide opportunities to relax, swim, fish or kayak. An abundance of Carp and Tilapia provide great fishing opportunities at the Lagoon or the Logan River. Larger groups welcome on some sites please message hosts. There are permanent residents living nearby the camp sites, please consider your camping neighbours and our neighbours. Noise travels easily in the evening please reduce noise by 9pm.Firewood available, either book through Hipcamp or purchase direct at the farm.Tamrookum Store is 2 kilometres away for general goods and take away food.
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Sarabah Camping
8 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Sarabah, QLDSarabah is a 300 acre working cattle property located along the upper reaches of the pristine Canungra Creek and in the foothills of the Lamington National Park. Access is possible in 2WD in fine weather but 4WD will be needed in wet weather. Guests must be fully self-contained including toilet and drinking water - no facilities provided. We ask for minimal impact - removal of all waste and rubbish is the guest's responsibility. Dogs are permitted but must be under control at all times. Open fires permitted only in fire pits provided - subject to local restrictions when applicable. Firewood is available and delivered to your campsite. Please message Steve 48 hours prior to arrival if you would like firewood. We currently have 8 campsites that can be booked: The Campground (site 1), The Secret Spot (site 2), The Picnic Ground (site 3), The Overflow (site 4), The Rock Shelf (site 5), The Nook (site 6), The Paddock (site 7) and The Cranny (site 8). All sites are private and a reasonable distance away from other sites. When booking, select one of these 8 sites and you will have exclusive use of that site for your stay. Please note that the price is per person and all guests must be included when booking. Bookings can be altered (guests added and deleted) by the person making the booking and it is their responsibility to collect payment from others for whom they have booked and paid. Please ensure you check the specific directions to your site in "My Trips" (in your profile area) when you have a confirmed booking.
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The Sunshine Coast hinterland has a scattering of small towns that provide good bases for camping trips, and Kenilworth is one of the cutest. Only 50km from the coast, this is dairy farm country (you can even camp on some farms) and you’ll find plenty of local cheese to stash in your backpack. The Mary River flows through this country, also providing great opportunities for riverside camping, and there are eight National Parks and State Forests that allow camping, along with plenty of privately-owned camping grounds throughout the Mary Valley.

Amamoor State Forest

There are two creek-side camping areas in Amamoor State Forest, which adjoins Amamoor National Park, including some along the creek. Amamoor Creek is a wonderful place to spot platypus swimming, if you are patient, quiet and lucky! There’s also good bird-watching here, and at night you’ll hear plenty of frogs. Cedar Grove has a waterhole for swimming and good access to mountain biking tracks.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk

This 58.8km four-day walk through parts of the Blackall Range traverses subtropical rainforest and open eucalypt forest, with stunning waterfalls and plenty of wildlife. It has three remote bush camp sites at around 13km intervals, suitable for self-sufficient, experienced campers. There are four access points, and it is also possible to do half-day and full-day walks on the trail.

Imbil State Forest

Imbil State Forest’s camping area is set in beautiful open eucalyptus forest along the banks of Little Yabba Creek, only 12km from Kenilworth. This is a popular spot with families and mountain-bikers, who can ride or hike up the trail to Mount Allan, where horse-riding is also allowed. Less active campers and caravanners might just relax by the creek, take a dip, or at night go ‘spotlighting’ with a flashlight to spot wildlife including possums, yellow-bellied gliders and red-necked pademelons.

When to Go

Book well ahead at any time of year, especially for major public holidays in Australia such as Easter, Christmas, long weekends and other special events. The Gympie Music Muster, in the last week of August) attracts thousands of campers and from late July to early September, camping bookings at Amamoor Creek and Gympie Muster camping areas must be booked through the Gympie Muster website.

Know Before You Go

  • A camping permit is required for all Queensland National Parks, forests and reserves and must be booked online and paid for before arrival.
  • You will need a 4WD vehicle to access the campsite at Amamoor State Forest.
  • There is limited or no mobile phone reception at most National Parks in this region, but there is a pay phone at Cedar Grove in Amamoor State Forest.
  • Mapleton National Park should not be confused with Mapleton Falls National Park, where camping is not allowed.
  • Book camping spots on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk well ahead, up to 12 months in advance.

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