Camping sites in the Gold Coast area

Camping and caravanning is one of the more rewarding ways to explore and experience a place. This is especially true in a country famous for the great outdoors.

There are plenty of campsites tucked away – but if you don’t know where they are you can easily miss them. People often assume that it won’t be difficult to find a place to stopover on a budget but soon discover it can be a lot more expensive than anticipated. Or worse, they can’t find somewhere to stop and continue driving when they are tired.

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Camps Australia Wide - Main Beach Tourist Park

Tried and tested: Main Beach Tourist Park

Last weekend we realised our caravan plus the tow A-frame is closer to 24 foot, not 23. When you visit Main Beach Caravan Park, if yours is a similar length, ask for a longer site.  Just a moderate sized park in-between Southport and Surfers Paradise, QLD, the staff were welcoming, and facilities CLEAN! Our new site was situated perfectly between the amenities and the pool.  The caravan park is directly opposite the beach. Our main drawcard. The kids were back and forth a few times a day for a surf or a paddle. We had our Jayco Starcraft Outback, plus

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Camps Australia Wide - Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Tried and tested: Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara Beach Caravan Park is located across the road from the patrolled beach, and playgrounds at Neilsen Park, on the northern side of town. The park was quiet and friendly. Even though there was a major surf lifesaving carnival on that weekend, there was still ample spaces, plenty of shade, and on our wanders each night we realised it was a large park. It had a dump point, was dog friendly, the amenities and playground were close by. There wasn’t a pool, but we cooled off at the beach instead! And when we weren’t checking out the coastline, it was

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Coconut Grove Caravan Park Hervey Bay QLD

Caravan Park has a new name

Coconut Grove Caravan Park, Hervey Bay, QLD Site 382 in Parks 5, is now called The Bay Caravan Park. The new owners, Ellen and Mick, are excited for the new chapter in the park’s story, and have plans for renovations in the coming future.

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1770 Campgrounds Salt Water Cafe

Traveller’s photo: 1770 Camping Ground, Queensland

Image Courtesy Rhonda & John Denney How good does this look? A big shout out to Rhonda and John Denney who said this photo was taken, “on our visit to the 1770 Campground in Central Queensland. It is our night dinner view from the café attached to the campground. It was just beautiful with a lovely light sea breeze on a warm night.” You are looking at QLD site 426 in Caravan Parks 5 or find it on your Camps Australia Wide App. This waterside park is not a pet friendly site, however, the Captain Cook Holiday Village (site 427)

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QLD Balgal Beach by Kate31b from Instagram

A free camping beach in Queensland? Try Balgal Beach

This heavenly spot is a popular one, you may need to get here early. With a 48-hour limit, once per week – it is winning with facilities- disability toilet, cold shower, BBQ, picnic table, dump point and water. Right on the beach- there’s also a beautiful creek with good fishing and walking. Pets are allowed and there is mobile phone coverage and ample shade. Across the road is a shop with groceries, fish and chips and alcohol– everything you need! Balgal Beach is part of the Northern Beaches of Townsville with a sand beach and stinger net from November to

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Freshwater Campground, QLD site 216 in CAMPS 11 just near Teewah Beach, south of Rainbow Beach - or find it in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App

Easter holiday camping restrictions eased in Queensland

Freshwater Campground, QLD site 216 in CAMPS 11 just near Teewah Beach, south of Rainbow Beach – or find it in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App More of us will be able to camp in Queensland’s national parks and forests this Easter with the easing of COVID19 restrictions. State-wide national park and forest camping areas were currently at 62% capacity during the Easter long weekend, about double January capacities. The easing of restrictions will mean an additional 500 camping spots will become available at Inskip Point in the Cooloola Recreation Area just in time for the Easter long weekend. “While

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