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Pambula Caravan Park NSW

Approx 1 hour north of the Victoria border and just half an hour from Eden in the very south of NSW is the Pambula Caravan Park.

This is our Number 1 rated Best Caravan Park in Australia.

The features of the park are endless and the location is perfect.

We have no hesitation in rating this one as our favourite Caravan Park in Australia.

One of the entries to the beach directly from Discovery Pambula Caravan Park
Pambula Beach

Pambula is a small town on the Sapphire Coast of NSW just 4kms south of Merimbula and a short drive out to the stunning beach location at Pambula Beach.

With a population of just over 1000 people Pambula is a historic village with beautiful colonial buildings and genuine character.

The bakery is a must visit as is the Longstocking Brewery and Oyster Bar where you can enjoy beer, wine, cocktails and of course, some delicious local fresh oysters.

The Pambula markets are held on the second Sunday of each month with lots of craft and great food.

Pambula Beach Accommodation

If you are looking for Pambula Beach accommodation we highly recommend the Discovery Holiday Parks.

Accommodation includes Cabins, Apartments, Powered Sites, Powered Ensuite Sites and Unpowered Sites all located just a stones throw from the beach.

Beachfront Discovery Pambula Caravan Park
Discovery Holiday Park Pambula Beach

The amazing features of this Pambula Caravan Park are it’s superb location and fair price to stay that make this without doubt, fantastic value for money.

The Discovery Holiday Parks at Pambula Beach is fronting directly onto the beach with easy access through a short track to the stunning beach.

The Pambula River is located nearby within an easy beach stroll and is a perfect place for a relaxing swim, kayaking and great fishing.

The magnificent Pambula River
Pambula Beach fishing directly in front of the Discovery Pambula Caravan Park
Fishing Pambula Beach

Entry to the park is through a security coded gate with details provided at check in.

The sites are especially large for a caravan park and provide much better privacy than you normally might expect.

It really was enjoyable not having the neighbours so close to you as you often experience elsewhere.

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What is there to do at Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach?

There is a big outdoor pool plus a fantastic heated indoor pool, a spa and a great water park.

The kids can enjoy a fabulous time with an excellent children’s playground plus huge jumping pillow.

The pools and water park at Discovery Pambula Beach Caravan Park
Having fun in the water park at Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach Caravan Park
Pambula Beach Water Park

There’s even an excellent Mini Golf Course available.

A big games room is open for hours of entertainment for everyone and there’s a massive TV room.

The beach fishing directly in front of the Caravan Park at Pambula is excellent and we caught some Salmon and Flathead during our stay. The river is also an ideal spot to cast a line and catch a great feed.

Friendly Kangaroos roam the park and are used to human interaction. Lorikeets will come to you, just use grapes, they love them and they aren’t harmful to the birds.

Please don’t feed them bread. It holds no nutritional value to birds and can cause health issues.

Facilities at the Discovery Pambula Caravan Park

This Pambula Beach Caravan Park has an excellent camp kitchen which includes modern electric BBQ’s, heaps of seating, ovens, cooktops and appliances.

Upstairs is an adults only space with a lounge, coffee and loads of reading material with views to the beach.

These facilities are without doubt the best we have experienced around the country.

Cooking at the Camp Kitchen right opposite our site - Pambula Caravan Park
The Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach Games Room

We had good phone coverage with both Telstra and Vodafone networks during our stay.

The features here are endless which makes this the perfect Pambula Beach Caravan Park accommodation.

Next door to the Discovery Pambula Caravan Park is a small shop plus a restaurant and bar as well as the Pambula Surf Life Savers Club.

Is the Pambula Caravan Park Pet Friendly?

The Discovery Holiday Park Pambula Beach is not pet friendly which is why so many animals roam the grounds feeling safe.

Sadly our Golden Retriever MACKS had passed by the time we visited the NSW Coast however as we were no longer travelling with a pet meant we were able to experience this fabulous Pambula Caravan Park.

Read more: A Tribute to MACKS the Best Dog I’ve ever known

A close up with one of the local resident kangaroos - Pambula Caravan Park

How much does it cost to stay at Discovery Parks – Pambula Caravan Park?

The Cost to stay for us at this awesome beachfront Caravan Park at Pambula was $39 per night for a powered site with water. During our stay we had a stay 4 pay for 3 deal.

Unpowered sites are also available.

Check their website or contact Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach for current specials.

Update December 2021:
Powered Site $43 per night ($39 for Discovery Park Members)
Unpowered Site $39 per night ($35 for Discovery Park Members)
Ensuite Powered Site $59 per night ($53 for Discovery Park Members)

Our stay was for 8 nights from the 18th to 25th March 2019

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

  1. To plug your RV with standard 15amp in to standard residential 10amp power source you will need a converter. We love our waterproof Ampfibian and after over 4 years it’s still perfect.
  2. Most people carry a Generator for back up power. 4wd Supacentre has a good low cost and popular generator while the Yamaha 2000w is a robust yet quiet excellent performer.
  3. A 20m 15amp Power Lead will ensure you reach your power source in Caravan Parks and Campgrounds.
  4. You will want a good blue Drinking Water Hose. Your typical green garden hose is not suitable for drinking from.
  5. A 4 way tap handle will help you find water whenever you need it

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How to get to Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach?

The town of Pambula is located on the A1 Princes Highway approx. halfway between Bega and Eden in south NSW.

To find the Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach turn East in to Bullara Street which will soon become Pambula Beach Road.

Follow Pambula Beach Rd to the entrance of this amazing Caravan Park backing directly onto the beach at Pambula is on your left.

Check out these other great places to stay in the Sapphire Coast region: Tathra Beachside and Bega Showgrounds

The quaint township of Pambula
Pambula

How far is it from Pambula Beach to Merimbula?

The drive from Pambula Beach to Merimbula is approximately 10 minutes. Merimbula is about 9 kms from Pambula Beach.

Contact Details for the Discovery Pambula Caravan Park NSW

Phone: (02) 6495 6363
Freecall: 1800 677 808
Address: 1 Pambula Beach Rd, Pambula Beach, New South Wales
Website

An overhead view of the Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Caravan Park
Drone view of the Caravan Park at Pambula Beach

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Spectacular Ben Boyd National Park
Ben Boyd National Park

Things to see and do in and around Pambula Beach

Ben Boyd National Park

The other side of the Pambula River is Ben Boyd National Park, home to a host of stunning Beaches and Bays equal to almost anywhere else in Australia.

There are lots of Beaches to discover, an array of wildlife and a great lookout to sit and watch the sun rise and then set in the afternoon.

The fishing here is excellent too 🙂

Pambula River Walking Track

The 1.2 km walk starts at the mouth of Pambula River with views of Haycock Point across the beautiful bay.

The coastal walking track winds through forest filled with eucalyptus trees, past lookouts to a secluded inlet and then it’s simply a matter of retracing your steps back to the river mouth. 

Places to eat and drink in and near Pambula Beach Caravan Park

Longstocking Brewery and Oyster Bar at Pambula
Longstocking Brewery Pambula

Longstocking Brewery

The Longstocking Brewery is a great spot to stop for great food including oysters plus their signature craft beer, cider, cocktails, gin and wine.

Sunday lunch time is great for entertainment also.

Head here for a meal and drinks during your stay.

Pambula Bakery
Pambula Bakery

Pambula Bakery

The Pambula Bakery in town is fantastic and is a reasonably short drive from the Discovery Caravan Park at Pambula.

There were always a constant amount of customers without being over crowded which is always a good sign in a small town bakery.

We enjoyed grabbing a pie and pastry a few times and on each occasion we really enjoyed them.

Things to take with you when exploring the Pambula region:

Pambula Weather

The best time of the year to visit Pambula Beach is between November and April. Average temperatures vary greatly in Pambula.

June through to August are the most popular months for tourism. The months with the least chance of rain are May and September along with April.

Naturally the hottest months are January and February closely followed by December.

Pambula River
Drone View of Pambula River

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Safe travels
Kev & Adele

Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Caravan Park in Geraldton WA

Belair Gardens Geraldton

The Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton WA is an easy walk to the beach across the road and is just 3kms from the city centre.

This Geraldton Caravan Park was our preferred place to stay even after staying one night at another one in town.

We found the Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton a bit more affordable and we loved it’s location, simplicity and friendly staff.

The pool at the Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton WA

From the city of Perth to Geraldton it is approximately 420kms north along the Brand Highway.

Geraldton is a major port destination for the Western Australian coastline where it handles mining, wheat, fishing including crayfish, sheep and Cruise ships that also stop off here.

The population of Geraldton is around 38,000 and the town has many features to enjoy and explore during your stay.

Belair Caravan Park in Geraldton Facilities

Our site area had large double sized slabs that were perfectly level concrete to make parking and levelling so easy.

The amenities block at this caravan park in Geraldton is excellent with good clean hot showers available and it is accessed with a security key that you are provided.

There are also ensuite sites available during your stay if you prefer.

A good camp kitchen with BBQ’s and seating which we used several times was well maintained and in good condition.

Camp Kitchen bbq area at the Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton WA

There’s 2 swimming pools onsite which includes the large adult pool and next to it is one for kids to swim and play.

A children’s playground and jumping pillow are another way to entertain the kids and help them to enjoy their stay at the Geraldton Caravan Park.

Have fun in the games room which comes with a TV, table tennis and pool table.

Bins are in place around the caravan park, there is a dump point and there’s an excellent laundry for washing your clothing.

The Free Wifi was very slow during our stay and not available from our site.

Sites at the Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton WA

Are pets allowed at the Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton?

The Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton is pet friendly and therefore dogs are permitted to stay. We stayed there with our Golden Retriever MACKS.

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Jumping Pillow - Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton WA

Cost to stay at this Caravan Park in Geraldton

The cost to stay was $41.40 per night with our Top Tourist discount for 3 adults.

Update October 2021:
Powered site with an ensuite for 2 adults is $42 per night
Powered site for 2 adults is $36 per night
Unpowered site for 2 adults is $30 per night
Prices vary depending on season
Keep a look out for deals such as Stay 7 and pay for 6 nights and summer specials.

Our stay was for 4 nights from the 7-10th October 2016

Watch the video for a look around and more details.

Contact Details for the Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton:

Phone: 08 9921 1997
Address: 463 Marine Terrace, Geraldton WA
Website

How to get to this Caravan Park in Geraldton

It’s very easy to find, from town simply head out on Marine Tce and follow it to West End.

Once you cross through the John Willcock Link intersection you will soon find the entrance on your left.

Live Lobster Tour Geraldton

What else is there to do in Geraldton?

Lobster Factory Tour

While visiting Geraldton, we did the live lobster tour at the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative. This inexpensive tour was very informative and provided a fascinating ‘behind-the- scenes’ look at a live lobster factory. 

We saw how the live lobsters were sorted and even had the opportunity to hold a live lobster and have your photo taken. You just didn’t want to be that one person who dropped it, they are very expensive!

Update 2021 – Tours have been suspended until further notice.

We visited the HMAS Sydney II Geraldton while we were based at the Bel Air Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton
HMAS Sydney II National Memorial

HMAS Sydney II Memorial

In Geraldton, the loss of the HMAS Sydney II is commemorated along with the 645 men whose lives were tragically lost on 19th November, 1941. It is the greatest single tragedy in Naval History in Australia.

The National Memorial is located atop of Mount Scott in Geraldton. The HMAS Sydney II Memorial is one of the ‘must sees’ in Geraldton and it is especially impressive at night when it is under illumination.

St Francis Xavier Cathedral

St Francis Xavier Cathedral

See the extraordinary architectural work of Monsignor John Hawes from the Spanish missionary era.

The magnificent cathedral is fabulous to see during the day but even more spectacular under lights at night!

The spectacular Nature’s Window in Kalbarri National Park

Take a drive to Natures Window in Kalbarri National Park

Nature’s Window for us and most people one of the highlights when travelling around Western Australia.

This iconic natural wonder has resulted in a window being formed in the layered sand stone from constant wind erosion over time.

It frames the Murchison River below perfectly and is one of the most photographed attractions in Australia.

Abrolhos Islands

The Abrolhos Island lie approximately 80kms west of Geraldton. They are the most southern coral reef in the Indian Ocean as well as being one of the world’s highest latitude reef systems.

These magnificent islands are only accessible by boat, plane or helicopter.

Book a Scenic Flight to the Abrolhos Islands from Kalbarri here>

We took a day trip to the Wreath Flowers while we were based at the Bel Air Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton WA
The end of season wreath flowers

Wildflowers

Western Australia is well known for its magnificent wildflowers. You can generally see the wildflowers in the state’s north around the Pilbara region from June and July.

They continue to bloom from August and September further south in the Wheatbelt region and Perth and even later in the more southern regions.

We managed to see the famous wreath flowers as the season was ending when we took a day trip from Geraldton out to Mullewa.

Things to take with you when exploring around Geraldton

Geraldton Weather

The weather in Geraldton averages from 20 – 33 degrees C with the coldest months being July and August and the hottest months are December through to March with average temperatures in the 30s.

Geraldton weather is generally clear with little rainfall but windy year round. Annual rainfall is approx 314mm (12.4 inches).

Typically the best time to visit Geraldton is April to June. During these months the temperatures are warm but pleasant for exploring this great Western Australian town.

Geraldton Accommodation

Geraldton offers a range of accommodation from ocean view and executive apartments, villas, holiday houses and 4 star hotels to caravan park accommodation.

There are 3 caravan parks in Geraldton and we have stayed in two of the three.

Other great places to stay in and around Geraldton:

Best places to eat, drink and get a coffee

  • Bob’s Boutique Bar
  • The Emerald Room Restaurant
  • Piper Lane
  • Salt Dish
  • Flowvitality
  • Quiet Life
  • Two Foreshore
  • Old Man & the Sea Rooftop Bar
  • Beached Barrel
  • Cafe 105 on Shenton

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Belair Gardens Caravan Park in Geraldton WA

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Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all of our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Broome Caravan Park, Cable Beach WA

Tarrangua Caravan Park

We were looking for a good Broome Caravan Park when we arrived but we were travelling with our dog MACKS which made it harder to find a place to stay.

The Tarangau Caravan Park in Broome became available once the overflow places closed and we moved into it.

Within walking distance to the spectacular Cable Beach and an easy drive into Broome, it was convenient place to stay.

From here we were able to explore all the incredible Things to See and Do in Broome.

Tarangau Broome Caravan Park is just under 6kms from Cable Beach

Broome is located in the the Kimberley region of Western Australia 1,680kms north from the state’s capital city of Perth.

In the 1880’s, Broome began in the pearling industry and still today pearls remain part of the regions tradition.

An under sea telegraph cable was laid to East Java given the name Cable Beach to it’s most popular tourist destination.

Approximately 14,000 people live in Broome however tourism through the winter months temporarily gives a significant boost to the population.

Tarangua Broome Caravan Park

This is a good Broome Caravan Park within walking distance to Cable Beach, but be prepared, there are plenty of rules.

The management and staff are quite friendly and promote their Caravan Park as the quiet alternative.

Powered and unpowered sites are both available with prices variable depending on time of the year.

Tarangau Broome Caravan Park Facilities

There is a wash bay for Caravans and Boats for just $5 and all funds go to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) which is a fantastic cause.

A free washing bay is also available for pets although there is a $2 per night charge for dogs.

Car Wash and Pet Wash Area at Tarangau Broome Caravan Park

The amenities block is excellent and is kept clean. We found that the showers were nice and hot here.

BBQ’s are available in this Broome Caravan Park and the Camp kitchen is excellent with a fridge, freezer and other cooking facilities.

There is plenty of space is available around the park, sites are reasonably sized and easy to reverse into with either a Caravan or Motorhome.

There’s water to hook up to on each powered site and an easy grey water release.

Shady sites at Taraagua Broome Caravan Park

No pool is available onsite so to go swimming take the short drive to Cable Beach and enjoy the beach there.

We had good Telstra coverage during our stay at this Broome Caravan Park near Cable Beach.

Are pets allowed at this Broome Caravan Park?

The Tarangau Broome Caravan Park has a designated area for people travelling with pets. Check on the availability of the pet friendly sites at the time of your booking as they book up quickly.

It took a number of times checking with the park before a pet friendly site became available and we were able to stay with our Golden Retriever MACKS.

Read more on: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

MACKS in Broome

Cost to Stay at the Tarangau Caravan Park in Broome

For us, the cost to stay for 3 adults at the Tarangau Caravan Park was $58 per night.

Update October 2021:
Cost to stay is now $58 a night for 2 adults on a powered site during June, July and August.
Price varies between $42 – 52 a night throughout the rest of the year for powered sites.
Unpowered sites are $48 a night for 2 adults during June, July and August.
Price varies between $37 – 42 a night throughout the rest of the year for unpowered sites.
Extra adults are $15 a night
Children aged 3-17 are an extra $5 per night
Pets are an extra $2 a night

Our stay was 21-23rd August 2016.

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Contact Details for the Tarangau Broome Caravan Park:

Phone: 08 9193 5084
Address: 16 Millington Road, Cable Beach
Website:
Email: tarangau@tpg.com.au

The grounds of the Tarangau Caravan Park in Broome

How to get to this Broome Caravan Park

From Broome head south on Walcott Street before turning right onto Anne Street. Continue along Anne Street through the roundabout and then turn right onto D’Antoine Street.

Take a left turn onto Frederick Street and at the roundabout take the second exit onto Cable Beach Road E. In 1.6km at the roundabout take the second exit onto Gubinge Road.

Then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Cable Beach Road W. At the following roundabout take the third exit onto Sanctuary Road.

Turn left onto Millington Road and travel along Millington Road for 1.1km. The Tarangau Caravan Park Broome will be on the right.

Magnificent sunset from Gantheaume Point

What else is there to do in Broome?

From the Tarangau Broome Caravan Park it’s an easy drive into the town of Broome or to go sightseeing at all the fantastic places to visit during your stay.

Here are some of our favourite experiences in Broome:

Sunsets

The sunsets in Broome are simply stunning. One of the most popular spots to view the colourful sunsets of Broome is from Cable Beach.

Gantheaume Point is also an absolutely awesome vantage point to watch an amazing WA sunset. The rugged cliffs and glow on the rocks is amazing and a must see!

Cable Beach

Cable Beach is not only a 22km stretch of brilliant white sandy beach but it’s also the name of the suburb that surrounds this iconic beach in Broome.

This fabulous beach is great for swimming, you can hire a beach umbrella and just relax on the beach plus you can even take your 4WD onto the beach.

Is it safe to swim at Broome?

Swimming at Cable Beach is generally safe for swimming. During the months of November through to May/June swimming in the ocean should be avoided due to the deadly Chironex Box Jellyfish and Irukandji inhabiting the waters in these warmer months.

Did you know:

Cable Beach was named after the telegraph cable that was laid in 1889 between Broome and Java.

Amazing Things in WA Horizontal Falls
Spectacular view of Horizontal Falls from above

Horizontal Falls

Save up and do a tour to Horizontal Falls, it is definitely a once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss. We did a full day tour out of Broome and it was absolutely fabulous.

Our fun packed day tour with Horizontal Falls Adventures included:

  • a flight in a seaplane over the Buccaneer Archipelago and landing on the water at Talbot Bay
  • the thrill of riding through the Horizontal Falls
  • a visit to the hatchery at One Arm Point
  • lunch and time to stroll on the beach at Cape Leveque
  • 4WD trip back to Broome stopping at Beagle Bay to see the Mother of Pearl Church.

Tours are seasonal and operate from March to November.

Phone: 08 9192 1172
Address: Hangar 14, Gus Winckel Road, Broome Western Australia
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Ride the Camels

One of the things that is super popular to do in Broome is to go on a camel ride on Cable Beach.

There are a number of companies offering camel rides and we chose an afternoon ride with Sun Camels.

The sunset camel rides are very popular as well. It is awesome to witness the sunset silhouette of the camels and great to capture this fabulous sunset shot.

Phone: 08 9193 7423
Address: Cable Beach Broome, Western Australia
Website:

Book a Half Day Broome Sightseeing Tour with optional Camel Ride here>

Broome Pearls

Broome has long been known for its pearling industry and has produced some of the world’s finest pearls since 1880.

In 1883, Broome was founded as a pearling industry port and named after Sir Frederick Broome, the Governor of Western Australia at the time.

Adele loves pearls and couldn’t resist buying some pearls from Willie Creek Pearls in Chinatown Broome.

Book a Willie Creek Pearl Farm History of Pearling Tour here>

Book a Self-Drive Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour here>

Broome Jetty

Fishing

The Broome Jetty is a popular place for fishing and is renowned for catching queenies, trevally, mackies, tuna and even barra.

Kev and Matt took a full day fishing charter out of Broome. They got onto a few good fish that they were able to bring home including Kev’s first ever mackerel.

Phone: 0427 798 155
Address: 10 Slater Road, Broome Western Australia
Website:

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Cable Beach Umbrella Hire

Things to take with you when exploring Broome

What is the best time of the year to visit Broome?

Broome weather is defined by two categories – wet and dry. April through to October is usually considered to be the best time to visit Broome.

The torrential rain of wet season usually extends from November to March but during this time you’ll find the best deals on offer as tourist numbers are generally lower.

Along with rain, the wet season also brings the humidity and the possibility of cyclones and flooding occurring from January to March,

During the summer months, the tropical Broome weather can be very hot and semi-arid with temperatures ranging between 25 – 33.6 degrees C (77 – 92.5 degrees F).

Matso's Brewery

Best places to eat or drink in Broome

Matso’s Brewery

One of our favourite breweries in all of Australia is Matso’s Brewery.

The rustic brewery offers a range of unique seasonal beers, a creative pub grub menu and a great outdoor seating area to relax and try one of their unique beers.

Well known for its Ginger Beer and Mango Beer, Matso’s is also famous for being Australia’s most remote brewery since 1997 and is definitely worth a visit.

Their alcoholic ginger beer is one of Kev’s top 3 ginger beers.

Open 10am – 10pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Phone: 08 9193 5811
Address: 60 Hamersley Street, Broome Western Australia
Website:

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Divers Tavern

Located directly across the road from the magnificent Cable Beach, Divers Tavern has two bars and a bistro.

Enjoy live music and live sport in the Beach Bar and Sports Bar. The Divers Bistro offers a range of delicious meals showcasing the Kimberley’s best seafood and steak.

Experience casual dining in a tropical open air atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Phone: 08 9193 6066
Address: 12 Cable Beach Road, Cable Beach, Broome Western Australia
Website:

Mangrove Hotel

Mangrove Hotel

Set on the shores of Roebuck Bay, the Mangrove Hotel in Broome is a great place for drinks or a meal. It is also one of the best vantage points in Broome to witness the iconic Staircase to the Moon.

The Bay Club at the Mangrove Hotel offers a stylish outdoor restaurant and bar. You can enjoy the great views while you dine, listen to live music, have a few drinks with friends or just indulge in a cocktail or two.

Bookings are not required. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Phone: 08 9192 1303
Address: 47 Carnarvon Street, Broome Western Australia
Website:

Other great places to stay in and around Broome:

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Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

It is always harder to find campgrounds around major cities, but there are a lot of great places for camping within 2 hours of Brisbane.

Whether you want to be camping close to Brisbane itself or whether you want to be out of the hustle and bustle of the city and would rather be beach camping near Brisbane at somewhere like Noosa North Shore.

Just over an hour from the heart of Brisbane is the Coochin Creek Campground where you can camp up in a beautiful bush setting beside Coochin Creek.

We have identified 25 great places for camping within 2 hours of Brisbane, the most of which we have stayed or visited ourselves over our 5+ years of travelling.

Our list also includes a couple of awesome places for beach camping within 2 hours of Brisbane however you do require a 4WD to access them.

The estimated time to reach these camping locations is from Brisbane City. They may be closer or further away depending on where you will be leaving from.

Camping within 2 hrs of Brisbane
Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane at Coochin Creek Campground

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Our List of Great Places for Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

  • Camping within 1 hour of Brisbane
  • Great Camping within 1.5-2 hours of Brisbane
  • Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane
  • Best Camping in Brisbane
  • Free Camping in Brisbane

Camping within 1 hour of Brisbane

There are a number of Showgrounds outside of their annual show times that offer camping within 1 hour of Brisbane.

  • Pine Rivers Showgrounds, Lawnton
  • Redcliffe Showgrounds, Redcliffe
  • Dayboro Showgrounds, Dayboro
  • Samford Showgrounds, Samford
  • Caboolture Showgrounds, Caboolture

Apart from these Brisbane Showgrounds which are good to use as a base, it is great to get out and explore some of the awesome spots for camping within 1 hour of Brisbane.

Here are the details of some fantastic local places to stay or go camping.

Albert Theaker Park Rest Area

Albert Theaker Park Rest Area

How far is it from Brisbane?
45mins

What Facilities are available?
Toilets are available. There are bins and picnic tables available at this rest area which is right beside the highway and Willowbank Raceway. Camping is not available on Event days.

Camping in tents is allowed and it is accessible to Caravans, Camper Trailers, Motorhomes and Big Rigs.

Shaded by trees and no set sites. Drinking Water is available.

How much does it cost?
It is a Free for an overnight stay

Maximum Stay:
24hrs

Is it Pet Friendly?
Albert Theaker Park Rest Area is pet friendly

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
N/A
Address:
Champions Way, Willowbank, Queensland
Website:
N/A

Things to see and do in the Ipswich region:

Willowbank Raceway
Workshops Rail Museum
Queens Park, one of the oldest parks in Queensland

Check out these: 21 Best Things to do in and around Brisbane

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Camping within 2 hrs of Brisbane - Coochin Creek Campground
Coochin Creek

Coochin Creek Camping

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 7 mins

What Facilities are available?
There is a Toilet Block with very clean toilets but no showers. No potable water is available so you need to bring your own drinking water. Closest Dump Point is 14kms away in Beerwah.

Sites are well marked with some semi-shaded by trees. Campground is right alongside Coochin Creek which is a popular spot for fishing.

Mosquitos and Midges can be an issue at times therefore be sure to bring along insect repellant.

How much does it cost?
$6.75 per person, per nightOur stay was 18 & 19 August, 2020

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
No – Domestic animals are not permitted in either the campground or day use area.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Open fire pits are scattered throughout the Coochin Creek Campground and available to use only when Fire Bans are not in place.

Contact Details:
Phone:
13 74 68
Address:
Coochin Creek Camping Road, Coochin Creek, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the region:

Wild Horse Mountain Lookout at sunset!
Strawberry Farms
Abandoned Dularcha Rail Tunnel

Read more: Coochin Creek Campground

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Beerwah Sportsground

Beerwah Sportsground Camping

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 8mins

What Facilities are available?
Bookings are required. Limited sites are on offer, all of which are unpowered. Camping in tents is not permitted and you must be self-contained.

There are toilets, a small playground as well as the sports fields when they are not in use.

Drinking water is available. During our stay, there was a Coffee Van at the gate where you could buy Coffee and Smoothies.

A Dump Point is available on site. Right next door is a public swimming pool where you can pay a small fee for a shower, plus there is a skate park right alongside the sportsground.

Generators are allowed and gas is available. We had excellent phone coverage with both Telstra and Vodafone.

How much does it cost?
$15 per person, per night. Our stay was 20-21st August 2020

Maximum Stay:
72 hours in any 7 day period

Is it Pet Friendly?
Yes – Beerwah Sportsground is pet friendly therefore is dog friendly

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 5494 0513
Address:
32 Sportsground Drive, Beerwah, Queensland
Facebook:

Things to see and do in the Beerwah region:

Glass House Mountains
Australia Zoo

Read more: Beerwah Sportsground

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William Kemp Park, Gatton Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Gatton Free Camping

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 9 mins

What Facilities are available?
At the William Kemp Park at Gatton, there are no toilets and showers therefore only Self-Contained vehicles are permitted. Tent camping is not allowed. Clean serviced public toilets are just a 5 minute walk away.

Potable water is available and a Dump Point is provided on-site. There is also a sheltered picnic area, electric barbecue and bins.

Fairly level grassed area allowing drive-through capability with a circular access. Camping area is right alongside a creek lined with beautiful Jacaranda trees and within minutes walk to the Gatton township.

Generators are permitted.

How much does it cost?
FreeOur stay was 4 May 2021

Maximum Stay:
48hrs

Is it Pet Friendly?
Yes – pets are allowed at this Gatton Free Camp however dogs must be on a lead

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
1300 005 872
Address:
18 East Street, Gatton, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Gatton region:

Gatton and District Historical Village
Queensland Transport Museum
The Barn and Scotty’s Garage

Read more about: Brisbane to Darwin Free Camping

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Jowarra Park
Jowarra Park

Jowarra Park

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 21mins

What Facilities are available?
Toilets are available. There are bins and picnic tables available at this rest area which is right beside the busy highway.

Camping in tents is allowed and it is accessible to Caravans, Camper Trailers and Motorhomes.

Well shaded by trees and no set sites. Water is not potable.

How much does it cost?
It is a Free for an overnight stay

Maximum Stay:
20hrs

Is it Pet Friendly?
Jowarra Park Rest Area is pet friendly however domestic animals are not permitted within nearby Mooloolah River National Park.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
N/A
Address:
2859 Steve Irwin Way, Glenview, Queensland
Website:
N/A

Things to see and do in the region:

Mooloolah River Circuit – 500metre self-guided rainforest return walk along a crystal clear creek
Melaleuca Walk – 1.3km return walk *Platypus may be seen in the river at dawn and dusk

View our walk around video: Jowarra Park Rest Area

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Woodford Showgrounds
Woodford Showgrounds

Woodford Showgrounds

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 15mins

What Facilities are available?
Located within walking distance to Woodford Township. Toilets and Showers are available as well as drinking water. There are Bins and a Dump Point on-site.

Tents are permitted and accessible by Motorhomes, Caravans, Camper Trailers as well as Buses and Big Rigs.

Generators are not allowed.

How much does it cost?
$20 for 2 People – Powered Site or $120 for a 7 night stay
$15 for 2 People – Unpowered Site or $90 for a 7 night stay
$5 per extra person and Children under the age of 5 are free

Maximum Stay:
7 Nights then 7 Nights Away. This is allowed 2 times before you have to stay away for a 3 month period.

Is it Pet Friendly?
The Woodford Showground is pet friendly and therefore dogs are allowed.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
0437 390 862
Address:
38 Neurum Road, Woodford, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Woodford region:

Woodford Folk Festival

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Moreton Island Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane
Moreton Island Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Camping within 1.5 – 2 hours of Brisbane

Within 1 – 2 hours of Brisbane there are plenty of fabulous camping spots.

After travelling right around Australia, we have recently taken the time to once again explore our own back yard and have stayed at most of these camping grounds that are within 1 – 2 hours of our home town of Brisbane.

Camping within areas in and around little country towns, near dams and lakes or in bush settings besides creeks as well as on the World’s 3rd & 4th Largest Sand Islands, all within 1 – 2 hours of Brisbane is awesome.

Toowoomba Showgrounds - Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane
Toowoomba Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Toowoomba Showgrounds

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 46 mins

What Facilities are available?
There is an amenities block with toilets and showers in the main camping area. A Laundry with a coin-operated Washing Machine and Dryer is also available. We used the washing machine during our stay and it takes 4 x $1 coins.

The grounds are extremely spacious and suitable for all size vehicles. We chose to camp at the lower back area. We had direct lake views and there are heaps of ducks, geese and turtles as well as lots and lots of corellas and other birdlife.

A Dump Point is on site. It is free for people camping on the grounds and $5 for public use.

Drinking water is available. Generators are permitted.

How much does it cost?
$25 – 2 Adults and 2 Children
$5 per additional person, per night
Our stay was for 4 Nights from 27 February to 2 March 2021

Maximum Stay:
No limit

Is it Pet Friendly?
Yes, the Toowoomba Showgrounds allow pets therefore it is dog friendly

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 4634 7400
Address:
Glenvale Road, Glenvale, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Toowoomba region:

Cobb & Co Museum
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (in September)
Picnic Point

Read about heaps more: Things to do Toowoomba and Darling Downs

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Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane - Toogoolawah
Toogoolawah Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Toogoolawah History Museum and Old Railway Station Free Camping Area

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 30 min

What Facilities are available?
There are no facilities at the Toogoolawah History Museum and Old Railway Free Campground just a bin to place your rubbish. It is a flat open campground suitable for all sized vehicles.

You must be self-contained and no tents are allowed.

Just 50 metres away there are public toilets which are reported to be very clean however we didn’t have a need to use them as we have our own in the Motorhome.

The nearest Dump Point is at the Toogoolawah Showgrounds.

We had good Telstra phone coverage.

How much does it cost?
Cost to stay is Free! Our stay was 2nd October 2020

Maximum Stay:
24hrs

Is it Pet Friendly?
The Toogoolawah History Museum & Old Railway Station Free Camping Area is pet friendly. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 5424 4000
Address:
Gardner Street, Toogoolawah, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Toogoolawah region:

Somerset Dam
Wivenhoe Dam

Read more about: Toogoolawah History Museum & Old Railway Station Free Camp

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Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane -Cooroy
Cooroy Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Cooroy RV Stopover

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 36 mins in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

What Facilities are available?
The Cooroy RV Stopover is just a leisurely walk into the main street of Cooroy and just 20 minutes drive from Noosa.

This grassed camping area is suitable only for self-contained vehicles including Motorhomes, Caravans and big rigs. Grey water must not be released onto the ground. No tents are allowed.

There are no toilets or showers and generators are not permitted.

A Dump Point, bins and potable water is available but you will need a 4 way tap handle connector to access the water.

We had good Telstra and Vodafone coverage while we were temporarily parked up there.

How much does it cost?
$12 per night.
We didn’t stay but you can view our video taken on 6 April 2018

Maximum Stay:
72 hours

Is it Pet Friendly?
The Cooroy RV Stopover is pet friendly therefore dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
0458 650 285
Address:
17 Mary Street, Cooroy, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Cooroy region:

Noosa National Park
Eumundi Markets
Montville & Maleny

Read more about: 15 Things you must do on the Sunshine Coast

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Somerset
‘The Spit’ Somerset Dam

Somerset Park Campground

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 22 minutes

What Facilities are available?
There are toilets and showers as well as drinking water. The campground has large grass sites accessible to all vehicles and tent camping is allowed.

Powered and Unpowered sites are available with some campsites on the waterfront of the Stanley River.

Bins, Gas BBQ and a playground are provided however there is no Dump Point.

Ice, firewood, drinks and ice creams are available for purchase. Telstra and other mobile reception is available.

How much does it cost?

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Powered$38.00$45.00$48.00$11.00
Drive On$29.00$36.00$40.00$11.00
Tent Only$23.00$28.00$34.00$11.00

Above rates are for 1 -2 people. Additional person $11 and Children under 5 are free
Seniors receive $2 off nightly fee
Roadside Assistance Members receive 10% off nightly fee
Note: There is a 7 night minimum stay at Christmas and 4 night minimum stay at Easter

Maximum Stay:
No limit

Is it Pet Friendly?
Dogs are not permitted at the Somerset Park Campground. This is a SEQ Water Regulation.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Yes – campfires are permitted provided there is not a fire ban in place at the time.

Contact Details:
Phone:
0428 180 450
Address:
2210 Esk-Kilcoy Road, Somerset Dam, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Somerset Dam region:

Somerset Dam and The Spit
Wivenhoe Dam

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Federation Park just 12kms out of Toowoomba, Queensland

Federation Park

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 48 minutes

What Facilities are available?
There is a small carpark area with space for a limited number of vehicles to park overnight within the designated areas only. It is a bitumen area suitable for camper trailers, Campervans, Caravans and Motorhomes. Camping in tents is not permitted.

There are toilets but no showers. Non potable water, bins and picnic shelters including barbecues are available.

A playground and grassy area beyond the carpark provides a great place for the kids and to walk the dog.

Mobile phone coverage is good.

How much does it cost?
Free

Maximum Stay:
24 hrs in any 7 day period

Is it Pet Friendly?
Yes – dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
N/A
Address:
772 Drayton Connection Road, Vale View, Queensland
Website:
N/A

Things to see and do in the Toowoomba region:

Cobb & Co Museum
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (in September)
Picnic Point

Read heaps more about: Things to do Toowoomba and Darling Downs

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Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane - Moreton Island
Gutter Bar, Moreton Island

Moreton Island Camping

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 15 min Ferry Ride from Port of Brisbane

What Facilities are available?
To access any of the 10 Moreton Island Camping Grounds, you must have a 4WD. Passengers can take the ferry and access the nearest camping ground on foot.

There are 5 campgrounds and 5 camping zones along the beach.

  • Ben – Ewa Campground
  • North-East Camping Zone
  • South-East Camping Zone
  • Blue Lagoon Campground
  • North Point Campground
  • South-West Camping Zone
  • The Wrecks Campground
  • Comboyuro Point Campground
  • North-West Camping Zone
  • Yellow Patch Zone

Not all Moreton Camping areas have facilities. We stayed at Yellow Patch and there are toilets, water and an outdoor cold shower at the nearby North Point Campground.

Our most recent stays were 3 – 10 Nov, 2019 and November 2021.

From February 2020, all camping and vehicle access permits are booked and managed through Mulgumpin Camping.

There is a General Store at Kooringal and Bulwer for general supplies.

How much does it cost?
Moreton Island Camping Permit:
$6.75 per person, per night or $27 per family per night.

Vehicle Access Permit: 1 month Permit is $53.65. Annual Permit is $270 per vehicle.

Cost of Ferry: Go to the Moreton Island Adventures website. The Micat departs from 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane.

Maximum Stay:
No limit

Is it Pet Friendly?
Dogs are not allowed while camping on Moreton Island.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Yes but only in the camping zones and provided no fire bans are in place. Please extinguish all campfires with water, do not cover over with sand.

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 3506 2371
Address:
Various locations
Website:

Things to see and do on Moreton Island:

Blue Lagoon
The Gutter Bar
Champagne Pools
Cape Moreton
Tangalooma Wrecks

View our video: Moreton Island, EVERYTHING you Need to Know

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Camping within 2hrs of Brisbane - Springbrook National Park
Natural Bridge

Springbrook National Park Camping – The Settlement Campground

How far is it from Brisbane?
1 hr 23 minutes in the Gold Coast Hinterland

What Facilities are available?
There are only 11 unpowered sites available. Sites are approx 10m x 4.2m. A camping tag with booking number must be displayed at your campsite.

They are suitable for Tents, Camper trailers, Campervans and Motorhomes 10 metres and under in length. Sites are not wide enough to accommodate caravans.

There are toilets but no showers. Drinking water and a cooking shelter including free electric barbecues are available as well as bins.

Use of Generators is not permitted. The Camping area is just a short walk to the top of the Purling Brook Falls by way of a linked track.

Mobile phone coverage is poor in the campground.

How much does it cost?
$6.75 per person, per night

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
No Dogs are allowed as it is National Park

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
13 74 68
Address:
Carricks Road, Springbrook, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in Springbrook National Park:

Purling Brook Falls
Natural Bridge
The Best of All Lookouts

Read more about: Springbrook National Park

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Bribie Island Forts

Bribie Island Camping – Ocean Beach

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 36 mins

What Facilities are available?
The designated camping areas of Ocean Beach can only be accessed by 4WD. Campsite Zone 1 is 16km north of the beach access point on North Street. Campsites are accessible via the defined tracks.

There are toilets, cold showers and non-potable water unsuitable for drinking is available. A Portable Toilet waste disposal point is provided. All of these facilities are accessed by Track ‘P’.

Campsites are numbered and suitable for tent camping and camper trailers only. Generators are not permitted.

Mobile Phone coverage is generally available.

How much does it cost?
Camping Permit Cost:
$6.75 per person, per night. $27 for Families

Vehicle Access Permit: 1 Month Permit is $51.50. Annual Permit is $160.80

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
Pets are not allowed

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Yes – in fire rings only except when fire bans apply

Contact Details:
Phone:
13 74 68
Address:
4×4 Access Track, Welsby, Bribie Island, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do on Bribie Island:

Fort Bribie

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Big Yowie

Kilcoy Camping – Kilcoy Showgrounds

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 25 minutes

What Facilities are available?
The Showgrounds are located 2.7kms from the town centre of Kilcoy. Powered sites and water are available. Toilets and Showers are provided with disabled access.

Level grassed campsites suitable for Motorhomes, Caravans, Camper trailers, Campervans and big rigs however no tent camping is allowed.

There is a Dump Point on site along with bins. Telstra and other mobile phone reception is available at the showgrounds.

How much does it cost?
$16 per site per night, powered or unpowered. Cash only

Maximum Stay:
7 Nights

Is it Pet Friendly?
The Kilcoy Showgrounds is Pet friendly. Dogs are welcome but must remain on a leash at all times.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 5424 4000 or 0409 344 756
Address:
26 Showgrounds Road, Woolmar via Kilcoy, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Kilcoy region:

Big Yowie Kilcoy

Read more: Big Things of Australia

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Camping within 2 hrs of Brisbane

Lake Moogerah Camping – Camp Moogerah

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 19 minutes

What Facilities are available?
Camp Moogerah has powered and unpowered sites. Unpowered sites are located right by the water with stunning lake views while powered sites have views of the lake through the trees.

It is suitable for Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans and Camper trailers and they also have cabins and on-site dormatory style accommodation.

There are toilets and showers along with drinking water. Camp Moogerah offers direct access to the lake and they have their own boat ramp.

Catering for school camps and functions, they can facilitate a number of sporting activities and also have kayak hire.

Telstra and other mobile phone reception is available.

How much does it cost?
$40 per night for 2 people

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
Camp Moogerah is pet friendly therefore they allow dogs.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
0417 741 963
Address:
880 Lake Moogerah Road, Moogerah, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in and around Moogerah Dam:

Walk across the Moogerah Dam Wall
Water skiing
Picnic or BBQ

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5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

  1. To plug your RV with standard 15amp in to standard residential 10amp power source you will need a converter. We love our waterproof Ampfibian and after over 4 years it’s still perfect.
  2. Most people carry a Generator for back up power. 4wd Supacentre has a good low cost and popular generator while the Yamaha 2000w is a robust yet quiet excellent performer.
  3. A 20m 15amp Power Lead will ensure you reach your power source in Caravan Parks and Campgrounds.
  4. You will want a good blue Drinking Water Hose. Your typical green garden hose is not suitable for drinking from.
  5. A 4 way tap handle will help you find water whenever you need it
Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campground - Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane
Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campground – Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

We have identified 4 great places for camping within 2 hours of Brisbane including a great spot for beach camping within 2 hours of Brisbane.

Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campground

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 59 mins

What Facilities are available?
Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campground have amazing facilities and is very family friendly. There are plenty of things to entertain the kids including:

  • Fort Playground
  • BMX Track
  • Water Slide
  • Pirate Ship Playground
  • Cobbs Farm Yard
  • Walking Tracks
  • Billabong

They have toilets, showers and drinking water. Also there are camp kitchens, a Coffee Bar and a Kiosk with ice, wood, ice creams and other general items.

Sites are grass, level, unpowered and unmarked. You can choose whether you would like to camp down by the billabong, close to the playgrounds, in a secluded area or close to amenities.

Suitable for tents, motorhoomes, caravans, campervans, campertrailers and big rigs.

How much does it cost?
$15 per Adult per night
$10 per Child (2 – 18 years) per night
Under 2 years are free
We didn’t stay but this video was taken on 23rd June 2018

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campground is pet friendly. Dogs are therefore allowed.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Campfires are allowed. BYO Wood or purchase from the on-site Kiosk. Use of chainsaws are permitted.

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 5483 5065
Address:
1484 Noosa Road, Tandur, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Tandur region:

Booloumba Creek

Read more about: Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campground

Booloumba Creek
Booloumba Creek

Kenilworth Camping – Charlie Moreland Campground

How far is it from Brisbane?
2 hrs 13 mins

What Facilities are available?
Charlie Moreland Campground is suitable for caravans, campervans, camper trailers, motorhomes as well as tent camping. Access to the campground is via a 5km unsealed road.

The road has potholes in sections so you may need to go slow. It can be accessed however by 2WD in normal conditions.

Grassy undefined spaces in an open bush setting beside Little Yabba Creek.

Flushing toilets and water is available but it is unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may cause illness.

Gas BBQs and tables in the day use area.

Use of generators is permitted. Mobile Phone Coverage is not available.

How much does it cost?
$6.75 per person, per night

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
No – as it is National Park pets are not allowed.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Yes. Fires are permitted provided there are no fire bans at the time. There are individual fire rings and you must bring your own clean cut firewood.

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 5446 0925
Address:
Sunday Creek Road, Kenilworth, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Kenilworth region:

Kenilworth Bakery – 1kg Donut Challenge
Kenilworth Dairies

Noosa North Shore

Noosa North Shore Camping

How far is it from Brisbane?
2hrs 24mins

What Facilities are available?
New toilet blocks and a new large covered camp kitchen have been added to the Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground in 2020. There’s BBQs and seating and outdoor beach showers.

A lot more powered sites are available and sites are now marked, quite large and able to accommodate Caravans, Campers and Motorhomes.

Unpowered sites are also available. They are set amongst bushland on the opposite side to the main camping area.

There is no drinking water so you need to bring  your own with you. Use of Generators is not permitted.

Telstra and Vodafone coverage but it’s a bit slow.

How much does it cost?
Off peak stay for 2 people, Beach area $50 for powered site, Bush camp $47.50 powered. Unpowered sites are $35. Extra person over 5 years old is $11.50 per night.
Our stays were 18-24 April 2018 and 27th to 31st August 2018

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
Noosa North Shore Campground is not pet friendly so dogs are not allowed in the campground.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 5449 8811
Address:
240 Wilderness Track, Noosa North Shore, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Noosa region:

Noosa National Park
The Noosa Everglades
Noosa North Shore

Read more: Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground

Kenilworth Bakery
Kenilworth Bakery 1kg Donut

Kenilworth Showgrounds

How far is it from Brisbane?
1hr 58mins

What Facilities are available?
There are plenty of toilets. Showers are coin-operated. $1 coin for a 3 minute hot shower. Drinking water is available.

Level grassy areas with spots also by the river. The grounds include a cricket oval, rodeo arena,  swimming pool and skate park.

There are bins and a Dump Point. To access please phone the caretakers on 0438 849 947.

Within walking distance to shops, hotel, Kenilworth Cheese Factory, museum library and bowls club.

Telstra and other mobile reception is available.

How much does it cost?
Powered sites per night $22 –  up to 2 persons
Unpowered sites per night $15 – up to 2 persons
Extra person per night $6, Children under 14 FREE

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
Yes – dogs are allowed.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
0438 849 947
Address:
Charles Street, Kenilworth, Queesland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Kenilworth region:

Kenilworth Bakery 1kg Donut Challenge
Kenilworth Dairies for delicious cheese and yoghurt

Queen Mary Falls
The Queen Mary Falls, Killarney

Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park

How far is it from Brisbane?
2hrs 7 mins

What Facilities are available?
There are toilets, showers, laundry and a Camp Kitchen with a 6 burner BBQ, refrigerator, sink, kitchen cupboards, table and chairs and a wonderful slow combustion wood heater.

The Falls Cafe is open 7 days for breakfast and lunch serving delicious burgers, devonshire teas, fish and chips and other daily specials. Plus they sell gifts, coffee, ice creams and souvenirs.

Drinking water, bins and pull through bays. Gas refills available. Suitable for tents and all size vehicles.

Located right across the road from the Queen Mary Falls.

How much does it cost?
Powered  Site – $31 pn for 2 people Low Season and $38 pn High Season
Unpowered – $28 pn for 2 people Low Season and $33 pn in High Season
Children 3-16yrs $5 pn and Additional Adult $10 pn Low Season
Children 3-16yrs $7 pn and Additional Adult $15 pn High Season
Weekly rates available. Seniors Discount available. Holiday Rates apply. Maximum 6 per site
Our stay was 11 & 12 Mar 2021

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
Yes it is pet friendly however conditions apply. Note – pets are not allowed in the National Park

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Yes – there is a communal fire pit available

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 4664 7151
Address:
Spring Creek Road, Killarney, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Killarney region:

Queen Mary Falls
Condamine River – 4WD over 14 River Crossings

Bowenville Reserve
Oakey Creek

Bowenville Reserve Camping Area

How far is it from Brisbane?
2h 9min

What Facilities are available?
Located right alongside Oakey Creek with level camping areas in a quiet bush setting. There are toilets but no showers. A playground and picnic tables and shelters are the only other facilities.

No water is available and it can become boggy after wet weather. Use of Generators is permitted. It is suitable for tents, motorhomes, caravans and campers.

We had Telstra and Vodafone coverage.

How much does it cost?
Cost to stay is free! Our stay was3 & 4 Mar 2021

Maximum Stay:
7 Day Limit

Is it Pet Friendly?
Bowenville Reserve is pet friendly therefore allows dogs

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
13 18 72
Address:
Norwin Road, Wainui Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the Bowenville region:

The Dingo Barrier Fence
Kaimkillenbun – the longest single named town in Queensland

View our video: Wow, World’s Longest Fence over 5600km

Lawnton Showgrounds
Lawnton Showgrounds Camping Area

Best Camping around Brisbane

Lawnton Showgrounds

We find the best camping around Brisbane is the Lawnton Showgrounds. Whenever we are based back in Brisbane for periods of time, we choose to stay at the Lawnton Showgrounds.

It is only 38 minutes to the Brisbane City, is very handy to the train and only a 5 minute drive to Strathpine Centre, the closest major Shopping Centre.

Read more: Lawnton Showgrounds Camping

Hugh Muntz Park - Camping within 2hrs of Brisbane
Hugh Muntz Park Beenleigh

Free Camping in Brisbane

Hugh Muntz Park

Like most major cities, places for Free Camping in Brisbane are few and far between.  The only designated free camping in Brisbane is at the Hugh Muntz Park.

Hugh Muntz Park is just 30 minutes from the city of Brisbane. It offers overnight free camping with a maximum of 3 nights for Recreational Vehicles but you must be self-contained.

Read more: Hugh Muntz Park Free Camp

Kingsley Grove Estate

Other great places for camping around 2 hours of Brisbane and beyond

As you continue out of Brisbane, here are some other great places for camping that are around 3 hours of Brisbane.

Kingsley Grove Estate

How far is it from Brisbane?
2hrs 46mins

What Facilities are available?
Kingsley Grove Estate offers free camping for up to 48hrs for fully self-contained vehicles. There are no powered sites but they do allow generators. Level grassed area opposite the Cellar Door.

There is a communal fire pit for travellers to sit around the campfire and enjoy a bottle of chilled wine from Kingsley Grove Estate of course.

Wine tastings are available and the restaurant is open on weekends. Be sure to have a wine ice cream and one of their delicious wood-fired pizzas!

How much does it cost?
No cost – It is Free
Our stay was 4 & 5 Oct 2020

Maximum Stay:
Up to 48hrs

Is it Pet Friendly?
Kingsley Grove Estate is pet friendly therefore they allow dogs

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Use of the Communal Fire Pit only

Contact Details:
Phone:
0414 230 128
Address:
49 Stuart Valley Drive, Goodger, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do near Kingsley Grove:

Pottique Lavendar Farm
Kingaroy Observatory

Read more: Kingsley Grove Estate

Inskip Point Camping - Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane
Camping within 2hrs of Brisbane and beyond at Inskip Point

Inskip Point Camping

How far is it from Brisbane?
2hrs 53mins

What Facilities are available?

There are 7 Inskip Camping Grounds:

  • Sarawak West
  • M.V. Sarawak
  • M.V. Beagle
  • M.V. Natone
  • S.S. Dorrigo
  • Dorrigo South
  • Pelican Bay

Most camping areas require 4WD access. M.V. Sarawak, where we stayed with our motorhome, is accessible by 2WD in normal conditions.

There are toilets but no water so bring your own water especially for drinking.

Generators up to 2.0Kva are allowed. Use of chainsaws are not permitted.

A Dump Point is available in nearby Rainbow Beach. We use collapsible water bottles and you can also fill your water bottles in Rainbow Beach.

Mobile Phone coverage is limited. Midges and Sandflies can be bad so take plenty of insect repellant and relief.

A permit tag with your booking number must be displayed clearly at your campsite at all times.

How much does it cost?
$6.75 per person per night. Our stay was 4 Feb 2016

Maximum Stay:
30 days

Is it Pet Friendly?
Yes – dogs must be kept under control and on a leash at all times

Are you allowed to have a fire?
Yes provided there are no fire bans are in place at the time

Contact Details:
Phone:
13 74 68
Address:
Inskip Point Road, Inskip Point Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in and around Inskip Point:

Fraser Island
Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands
Feed Dolphins at Tin Can Bay

Read more: Inskip Point Camping

Tiaro Camping within 2hrs of Brisbane
Tiaro Memorial Park

Tiaro Free Camping

How far is it from Brisbane?
2hrs 52mins

What Facilities are available?
The Tiaro Memorial Park is only a small camping area but it does have toilets and hot showers on the Visitors Information Centre side of the park.

It is suitable for both self-contained and non-self contained vehicles however no tents are allowed. Drinking water is available. Generators are permitted.

We had good Telstra and Vodafone coverage.

How much does it cost?
Cost to stay is free! Our stay was 3 Jan 2019

Maximum Stay:
48hrs

Is it Pet Friendly?
Tiaro Memoral Park is pet friendly. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash. You must pick up after your pet also.

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
1300 794 929
Address:
Cnr Inman & Price Streets, Tiaro, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the region:
Tiaro Christmas Cottage
Retro Espresso Tiaro

Read more: Tiaro Memorial Park Free Camp

Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Stanthorpe Camping – Stanthorpe Showgrounds

How far is it from Brisbane?
2hrs 41 mins

What Facilities are available?
There are plenty of toilet and showers and large open grassy site areas at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds. It is suitable for caravans, motorhomes, campers and rooftop tents. No single tents or swags.

Powered and Unpowered sites. Potable water is available to campers and a Dump Point is on site for showground patrons only.

How much does it cost?
Powered $25 per night
Unpowered $20 per night
Additional Person $10 per night
Note: Cash only – No Eftpos
Our Stay was 8 Mar 2021

Maximum Stay:
N/A

Is it Pet Friendly?
Stanthorpe Showgrounds allow pets

Are you allowed to have a fire?
No

Contact Details:
Phone:
07 4681 2107
Address:
8 High Street, Stanthorpe, Queensland
Website:

Things to see and do in the region:
Suttons Drink Factory
Castle Glen Winery
Stanthorpe Cheese Factory

Pin – Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

Pin – Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane and beyond

Have you been camping within 2 hours of Brisbane? Let us know if there are any other great camping spots within 2 hours of Brisbane to add to our list!

Safe travels   

Kev & Adele
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