Australians love to travel, and sometimes it feels like you’re bound to encounter an Aussie accent no matter how far you traverse abroad. However, the global pandemic has made international travel less feasible for the time being, and these days many of us are setting our sights closer to home.
If you’re a Queenslander looking for world-class tourism destinations to enjoy, the good news is there’s plenty of choices right here in our own backyard. We’ve put together our list of Queensland’s top five trailer-friendly campsites, to help inspire your local wanderlust:
1. Eurimbula National Park, Seventeen Seventy
Eurimbula National Park is home to native vegetation and landforms that are unique to Central Queensland. From mangrove-fringed estuaries to lowland eucalypts and towering rainforests, there’s plenty of natural beauty to be found here.
The Eurimbula Creek camping area offers a small number of shady campsites within walking distance to the pristine Bustard Beach and related creek ecosystem. Access is by high clearance 4WD vehicles, only in dry weather conditions.
Fires are allowed, but be sure to extinguish these safely before retiring for the night or departing your campsite. Composting toilet facilities are provided, and the best way to stay clean is to enjoy a refreshing swim!
For more information: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/eurimbula/about
2. Teewah Beach, North Noosa
What could be better than waking up on the beach? At Teewah Beach campsite, you can do just that! String up a hammock next to your chosen OPUS camper trailer, then sit-back and soak in the soothing sounds of the ocean.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you may wish to climb the surrounding sand dunes or explore the tranquil waterways, woodlands and forest this region is renowned for. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the unique flora and fauna that call Teewah home.
There are no toilet and shower facilities, which is where Set Up Camp’s ensuite or portable toilet and shower solutions really come in handy! Alternatively, drive to a nearby freshwater site to use the facilities available there.
For more information: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/cooloola/camping
3. Gordon Country, Great Dividing Range
Gordon Country is situated in the rustic Goomburra Valley and is a private eco-tourism property offering a diverse array of family-friendly activities. Nature lovers will relish the beauty and serenity of this campsite, quietly nestled in a peaceful valley.
Campers will enjoy beautiful shady sites, a creek for paddling and cooling down in, and excellent on-site amenities. Hot showers and toilets are available with your choice of campsite, fires are allowed, and your furry friend is welcome too!
Make the most of your day by enjoying a scenic bushwalk, embarking on a family bicycle ride, or pump up the adrenaline with an on-site 4WD adventure course! The choice is yours.
For more information: https://www.gordoncountry.com.au/
4. Mt Barney, Scenic Rim
If stunning mountain scenery, tranquil waters, and breathtaking waterfalls sound alluring, then Mt Barney eco-lodge is for you! Located in the stunning Scenic Rim – right next to World Heritage Listed Mt Barney National Park – this is a dream destination for happy campers.
Camping facilities include hot showers and toilets on-site, however, you may feel just as refreshed after a swim in your choice of pristine water holes that characterise the landscape. Fires are permitted on the campgrounds, but as always, be sure to practice fire safety.
When you wake up, soak in the beauty of Mt Barney National Park, explore some of Queensland’s most celebrated walking tracks, or challenge yourself with an uphill hike and climb. Mt Barney really does have something for everyone!
For more information: https://www.mtbarneylodge.com.au/
5. Girraween, Stanthorpe Region
If waking up amongst the trees sounds inviting, then you’ll love the open forest campsites at Girraween! Trailer sites are available at Bald Creek Rock and Castle Rock. Just take your pick of Girraween’s grassed and shady sites, and enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding peaks.
Bushwalking is a must to soak up the natural splendour of Girraween National Park, and don’t forget to take a dip in the nearby swimming hole!
Toilet and shower amenities are available on-site at Castle Rock, but note there are no shower facilities at Bald Rock.
For more information: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/girraween/camping
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