Best places to go camping with Kids


You told us via our facebook page where you thought the best places to go camping with kids are in and around Brisbane. As always we ask you to check locations prior to leaving home- ie booking or investigating the vacancy likelihood to avoid disappointment

      • Bestbrook Mountain Resort, near Cunninghams Gap
      • Gordon country
      • Glenrock
      • Big 4 Billabong Tweed Heads! Powered site with an ensuite! So its the tent and atmosphere with a shower, toilet and running water right next to the tent!!
      • The caravan park at Dicky Beach. It was great. Right at the beach, they had a swimming pool and a really good ‘camp kitchen’. It was the perfect introduction to camping
      • Double Island
      • Bribie Island is good for somewhere close
      • If you can 4wd Deepwater National Park is great – near Agnes Water/1770
      • The Cape
      • Moreton Island
      • Neurum Creek Bush Retreat at Woodford. They are kid and dog friendly, can’t rave about them enough.
      • Landcruiser park
      • Scenic Rim Adventure Park 
      • Flanagans Reserve – great swimming holes for all ages
      • Marsh Backyard is the best the toilet facilities rock and you can set up the choc as my kids like to do
      • Kennilworth Homestead
      • We usually camp in national parks.. We have 6 kids, so it gets too expensive to stay in motels etc.. At a national park, we can camp for $23 a night for the 8 of us 🙂 no powered sites, but the experience is awesome!
      • Another of the Best places to go camping with Kids is Yarrow Sandy Creek camping, between Kilcoy and Woodford!! Best part is NO MOBILE phone reception, camp along the shallow rocky kid climbing friendly creek that isn’t mosquito-infested! Take bikes, scooters etc. Great 4wd track! Hot showers, clean toilets! $65 for 2 nights for the whole family!
      • Noosa North Shore and the Big4 caravan park at Lake Ainsworth we have found to be great.
      • One of the best places to go camping with Kids is Stimson Park out past Jimboomba -big open field, flushing toilets and a fresh water creek for the kids to play in (not to deep and not running to fast) woke up each morning to the most amazing sunrise coming over the top of Mt Tambourine and got to see lots of wildlife. Kids had a ball. Head into Jimboomba then turn right as if heading to Boonah there is a little 2nd hand store on the right hand side there is a turn off maybe 100m past it (left) take that and just keep going. It’s an amazing place. no fresh drinking water though so need to take your own.
      • Murphy’s Creek Escape and Big 4 North Star at Tweed Heads!! Amazing!!! And they have a day spa…. Sweet deal
      • Atkinsons Dam awesome! Grassy shady fresh water can have a fire great spot!
      • Jeffery Bigriggen also near Flanagans, bike tracks and swimming hole, great clean amenities .. Our favorite place!
      • Ballina Headlands Leisure Park. Great for kids
      • If you have a 4WD you can’t beat Moreton Island. It is just beautiful and you feel a million miles away from Brisbane.
      • I love camping at Thunderbird Park at Tamborine!! It is one of the Best places to go camping with Kids! They have loads on offer including horse-riding, high ropes course, thunder-egg mining, rock-hopping and water-holes as well as bush walks. Just a few minutes up the road is Mt Tamborine with all its funky shops and galleries!!
      • Inskip at Rainbow beach is awesome
      • if you have a boat Currigee Camp Ground at South Stradbroke (on the broadwater opp Runaway Bay) is the best!
      • Big four at Hastings point… had an absolute ball!!!
      • Dickie Beach Caravan Park – great and North Stradbroke Island – right on the beach – patrolled beaches, bbq’s, toilets and running water – was great!
      • Wivenhoe Dam
      • Sommerset Dam
      • Cressbrook Dam
      • woodford folk festival was great for us.. we set up our own tent for the week, but they also have tent city if u dont want to have to set up & pack down (which is understandable with kids).. there is a kids festival within the festival, and there is so much going on not one moment were we bored.. very kid friendly kids under 5 are free too just have to watch kids dont dissappear in the crowds tho..
      • Byron Bay… do u really need a reason…
      • Peach Trees
      • Pottsville
      • Gordon Country – It is awesome.. its out on the way to Warwich.. has flowing water, toilets, showers, 4wd tracks, a mountain to climb, cows and wildlife… and so many spots to camp. it is massive! there is even a ‘family’ section!
      • Warwick
      • Elanda Point camping grounds at Lake Cootharaba was pretty spesh last week
      • Wooyoung beach cabins, campsites powered and not, dogs allowed, beach across the road.
      • Hosannah Farm stay. Fantastic facilities, animals, dam with kayaking etc, they can cater food for you if you need it, and lovely people who run it. Under two hours drive. Gorgeous spot!!
      • BigRiggen
      • Lake Moogerah if you have a ski boat
      • Mt Tamborine – great places, anywhere in the Scenic Rim (but then I may just be biased!)
      • Neurum Creek (as mentioned above) all the way, a fantastic place to camp with wee ones !!
      • Evans Head
      • Girraween National park – camping but has loos and hot showers!
      • Bigriggen is our absolute fave place to camp
      • The Bunya Mountains
      • Northshore Beach Caravan Park
      • Elanda Point. Shallow water for littlies to splash in. Loads of wide open places for running around and ballgames. Hot showers and flushing toilets. Ensure you take the bug spray
      • We have just got back from a weekend camping at Murphys Creek Escape (lockyer valley) its child friendly and our two 3yr and 11yr old had a ball. You can even take the pet dog too. Check it out. Its worth it.

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5 responses to “Best places to go camping with Kids”

  1. Kerry McKenzie says:

    Kenilworth Homestead is our fav place to go, I have been to most places on the list but will ALWAYS keep going back to The Homestead. The River is lovely and cool, perfect for those scorching days and they are fabulous with the dogs. I couldn’t recommend it enough!!

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  3. Dexter says:

    Hey, thanks for putting this list today. It’s saved me hundreds of hours into looking for difference places on the net. Plus most of those sites you’ve mentioned I’ve never even heard of!! Good Job, really appreciate your effort.

  4. Sally Duffey says:

    Couldnt find the site to leave your favourite camping spots?

  5. d+k+e says:

    So far we’ve found the National Park campsites to be excellent — limited facilities (fire rings, flushing toilets and non-potable water) but perfect for low-level bush camping.
    7 year old son’s new favourite place is Neurum Creek (national park site — not ‘bush retreat’) because it is close to the fantastic Rocky Hole waterhole.
    We’ve also been to Archer Camp, Peachtrees and Charlie Moreland — all excellent.

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