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Free camping sites in Queensland

 

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 free campsites tucked away around Queensland – 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.

Jundah Hotel Caravan Park is now free!

Jundah Hotel Caravan Park is now free!

by Jed Elmer We are all feeling the pinch financially at the moment, with many campsites and caravan parks increasing their fees year on year, and free sites sometimes feeling a bit 'bare bones'. It’s a rare pleasure to hear about a council bucking the trend and...

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Gregory Downs

Gregory Downs

Travellers rave about this beautiful little town, on the lovely Gregory River and “gateway” to Lawn Hill Gorge. Burke Shire Council operates a free, low-impact camping area in the township with toilets, dump point, showers and shade, plus it is suitable for pets and...

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Balgal Beach

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...

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Boynedale Bush Camp

Boynedale Bush Camp

We love the Boynedale Bush Camp for the views over Lake Awonga! This is a wildlife sanctuary, so pets are discouraged. Small dogs may be allowed on leads. There are drop toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces, with mobile phone coverage, a boat ramp and it is suitable...

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Free Stopover: Alwyn Francis Bridge, QLD

Free Stopover: Alwyn Francis Bridge, QLD

Just south of Kingaroy, we'd recommend a shady, quiet campground - and beside the Stuart River (we've heard there may not be much water in it at the moment though).  Alwyn Francis Bridge at Taabinga, has toilets, picnic tables, mobile phone coverage and is pet...

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Camping is on at Lake Proserpine

Camping is on at Lake Proserpine

The picnic area Lake Proserpine   Free camping at Lake Proserpine opened in October, 2019!   Whitsunday Regional Council have just announced the development of the recreational facilities at beautiful Lake Proserpine to include a campground. Land has been...

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Dumaresq River has a new name

Dumaresq River has a new name

Now known as the Les Jingles Myers Rest Area, this site is still listed as Dumaresq River Camping Area in CAMPS 10 as QLD site 930 or on our Camps Australia Wide App.  This spot is an amazing find, that will surely not disappoint!  With level grassy...

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Confused about Greenpatch?  

Confused about Greenpatch?  

Image Courtesy Cairns Regional Council If you're confused about whether Greenpatch Reserve is opened or closed, you're not alone. The popular campsite had been closed for upgrades and we were all thrilled when it re-opened November 1, only to be surprised that it...

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New free camp: Little Mulgrave Creek

New free camp: Little Mulgrave Creek

Thanks to Phil Hughes for this update. We are staying at a free camp on the Little Mulgrave Creek, approx 11kms west of Gordonvale and 46kms east of Atherton, Queensland. Co ordinates: 17 8’ 22” S  145 43”26” E. From Gordonvale you travel 11kms on Gillies...

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Explore waterfalls from Babinda Rotary Park

Explore waterfalls from Babinda Rotary Park

Enjoy a peaceful night sleep in the humble town of Babinda (located just off the Bruce Highway). This free camping site is found in the Cairns region, between the coastal Graham Range and inland Bellenden Ker Range. Babinda is said to be named after the Aboriginal...

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