The Best Spots to Pitch a Tent in Queensland

Thinking about going camping, but not sure where to go for your next escape? Why not throw the family or your mates in the car and head to one of these top Queensland camping spots.

Bigriggen Park, Scenic Rim

Strap on your walking boots and head to Bigriggen Park in the Scenic Rim for a campsite nestled away at the base of Mt Barney. In Bigriggen Park, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere as you explore the park’s 100 acres and surrounding national parks. If relaxing is not quite your style, this is also a great place if you enjoy bushwalking, bike riding, fishing or swimming. If you have kids, this is a great location for a bit of family fun!

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Carnarvon Gorge, Central Queensland

Carnarvon Gorge, between Emerald and Roma, is one of our favourite spots to put up a tent and disconnect. Unfortunately, though, you can only camp in the National Park during the Easter, Winter and Spring Queensland school holidays. The impressive landscapes and sandstone cliffs make it a real Outback Queensland sanctum.

Before you hit the road, here are five things that we think every camper needs!

Lawn Hill Gorge

Head up to Lawn Hill Gorge in the state’s far north-west for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Adels Grove Camping Park on the banks of Lawn Hill Creek is a true oasis, and a fantastic spot to base yourself while exploring Boodjamulla National Park.


Noah Beach, Cape Tribulation

Up North, we recommend slipping away to Noah Beach in Cape Tribulation for a camping getaway. Noah Beach is smack bang in the middle of two World Heritage-listed natural wonders, with the Daintree Rainforest on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other. If that hasn’t sold you, picture yourself set up just 50 metres from one of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world. Be wary of recent rain in the area before you hit the road though because the camp area can be affected by the wet season.

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Finalmente nos fuimos de camping! 🙌🏾 Después de 3 meses de chambear 6 días a la semana aprovechamos la visita del buen Migue para tomarnos un día libre de más y salir a explorar. Qué bestia cómo le hemos sacado el jugo a las últimas 36 horas!! Alquilamos un carro, nos recurseamos camping gear y nos fuimos a perder en los paisajes más abrumadores del #Daintree en #CapeTribulation. El contraste de colores en las playas, la constante amenaza de cocodrilos y la ausencia de señal han hecho que este encuentro con la naturaleza sea una experiencia abrumadora llena de misticismo. Este fin de semana ha sido solo la degustación de lo que se viene. Unos meses más de chamba y austeridad y ya estaremos listos para que la parte más emocionante de esta aventura comience 👏🏼👏🏼 #Confluyendo

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Ocean Beach, Bribie Island

Looking for an island escape? Jump in the 4WD and pitch a tent on Ocean Beach on Bribie Island. This fantastic spot is only accessible by 4WD and can be found a short 16km drive north of the North Street beach access point in Woorim. If you have packed your rods, this is a great beach to wet a line.

Looking for a cracking camping spot further afield, here are five of our favourite camping locations around Australia!

By Kate Nutting