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Kingston SE RV Park Campground, Kingston SE, SA

Kingston SE RV Campground

Kingston SE is a beautiful seaside town on the Limestone Coast in South Australia which offers the fabulous Kingston SE RV Park Campground.

It was one of 2 towns in South Australia named Kingston and in 1940 the letters SE for South East were added to distinguish it from the other one, now named Kingston on Murray.

The town is known for its great food, great fishing and for Larry the Big Lobster.

Sunset views from the Kingston SE RV Campground

Kingston SE RV Park Campground is the perfect place to stay when camping locally with level grassed sites making it easy to set up.

The local Kingston District Council have been superb in providing this fantastic place to stay to encourage travellers to stop and enjoy the features of this beautiful coastal town.

Kingston SE RV Park Facilities

There is potable drinking water available and toilets are in place also. Bins are provided, so please ensure all rubbish is placed in the bins accordingly.

Kingston SE Jetty

The Kingston RV Park Campground is located directly opposite the beach and town Jetty and is an easy walk to the Information Centre, shops including IGA and Foodland and the local tackle store.

A dump point is now also located nearby at the Campground.

Are Pets allowed at the Kingston SE RV Park?

The Kingston SE RV Park is pet friendly and therefore dogs are permitted.

The Royal Mail Hotel is within walking distance of the Kingston SE RV Park

You can also enjoy dinner and a cold drink at the local Royal Mail Hotel which is known for its award winning fish and chips.

We had excellent coverage with both Telstra and Vodafone networks.

This is a great RV Park and Campground and it is clean and well maintained.

Camped up at the Kingston SE RV Park

Since our stay the Kingston SE RV Park has changed from a Free Camp to $10 for 48 hours and now it is just $10 for 72 hours.

Regardless if you stay 1 night or all 3 it is still $10, a bargain either way.

Our stay was 20th March 2017

Kingston SE RV Park Campground is one of our favourites.

View all of our: Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia

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How to get to the Kingston SE RV Park Campground

Make your way on the Princes Highway to Kingston SE and turn right in to Holland St.

Follow Holland Street and continue once it becomes Hanson Street until you reach the beach. Turn right in to Marine Parade and the Kingston SE RV Park Campground will be on your right.

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
The Big Lobster

What is there to do in Kingston SE?

The Big Lobster

Larry the Big Lobster is a tourist attraction at Kingston SE.

It was built in 1979 for a local restaurant and Information Centre.

The Big Lobster is 17 metres tall and weighs 4 tonnes. The Big Lobster is one of Australia’s favourite Big Things.

Check out our list of: Big Things of Australia

Original Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

The historic Cape Jaffa Lighthouse was opened in 1872 and originally it was 8kms out from the coastline of Kingston SE on Margaret Brock Reef.

When the lighthouse was no longer used after 1973 it was handed over and is now run by the Kingston National Trust.

It began life on the mainland at Kingston SE in 1976, now operating as a museum.

Entry to the Lighthouse and Museum is $11 for Adults or $3 for children 5-17yo. To arrange a tour call 0427 854 175.

Kinston SE Beach and Jetty

Fishing from the Jetty

The local Jetty directly in front of the Kingston RV Campground is a great place to go fishing. Also try your luck at catching some squid here.

We jumped in the water and had a great time snorkelling around the jetty.

Wineries and Breweries

The region has some fantastic wineries and a brewery.

Check out Cape Jaffa Wines who also own Loophole Brewing nearby.

Ralph Fowler Wines is another excellent winery worth discovering in the same vicinity.

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Pin - Kingston SE RV Park

Other great places to stay in the region:

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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.

Photography and Socials

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.to/3eCueUo 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 7 Hero Black – http://ebay.us/PH711r  –  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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Longreach Camping Area Qld

Apex Riverside Park

The Apex Riverside Park Longreach Camping Area is the perfect location to stay when exploring the area. It is an easy 3 kms out of town. Plus, it is situated right on the Thompson River which we hear is great for fishing.

For a very low cost Longreach Camping option, you cannot go past the Apex Riverside Park at Longreach.

It provides an awesome affordable base to allow you to explore Longreach and all the wonderful experiences it has to offer.

Longreach Camping

Longreach Camping Facilities – Apex Riverside Park

This Longreach camping ground provides Toilets, Bins, BBQ’s and Water. Potable Water is available from the Caravan Day Parking Area on Kite Street in Longreach.

A Dump Point facility is available only minutes away in the town of Longreach .

We had good Telstra and Optus coverage.

There is no power at the Apex Riverside Park Longreach Camping area however generators are permitted.

Apex Riverside Park Camping Area Longreach

Is the Apex Riverside Park Longreach Camping Area Pet Friendly?

The Apex Riverside Park camping ground in Longreach is pet friendly. Dogs are therefore allowed. You will find chickens, roosters and brolgas roaming freely througout the campground.

We parked near to the toilets as the campground is based on dirt. Therefore given where we were, we didn’t have too many people driving past and fortunately didn’t find it overly dusty. It does get busy in the afternoon.

During our second Longreach Camping stay, it was quite full so we joined others in the overflow area on the opposite side of the road.

Our Longreach Camping in the Apex Riverside Park Overflow on 11 May 2021

Enjoy the video for more details.

The cost to stay at the Apex Riverside Park, Longreach is just $3 per day or $15 per week.
Update 2021: $5 per night per vehicle or $27 per week.

Our Longreach Camping stays at the Apex Riverside Park are 29th August to 1st September 2017 and 11th May 2021

Apex Riverside Park Longreach Camping Contact Details:

Phone:  07 4658 4150
Address: Lot 206 Landsborough Highway, Longreach, Queensland
Website:

How to get to the Longreach Camping Area

Take the Landsborough Highway north from Longreach and take the first right before crossing the river.

Follow the road and turn left at the T Junction. The Apex Riverside Park Longreach Camping Area will very soon be on your left.

Longreach Camping at the Apex Riverside Park
Longreach Camping at the Apex Riverside Park

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre.

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

Longreach Camping Area

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What else is there to do in Longreach?

There is so much to see and enjoy at Longreach. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the reinvigorated outback town. We recommend you allow at least 4-5 days.

We thoroughly enjoyed all Longreach has to offer and their unique experiences are some of our favourite experiences in all of Australia.

Read more: Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Things to do in Longreach ASHOF

Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame & Outback Heritage Centre

Longreach is known as the heart of the outback Queensland and for the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame. It truly is a magnificent centre and has received a $15m makeover.

We not only looked through all of the amazing exhibits and galleries but also made the most of the opportunity and did the complete experience which included the live show which we thoroughly enjoyed and certainly recommend.

Live Show ASHOF

Qantas Founders Museum

Another of the top tourist attractions in Longreach.

There were two things we wanted to explore while we were in Longreach and the Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach, Queensland was one of them!

We can happily tick it off our list. It was great to wander through the museum and the National Heritage listed Q.A.N.T.A.S. Hanger and see the history of Qantas and the advancement from the 1920’s.

It was an exceptional experience doing the 747 and 707 Jet Tour and Wing Walk in addition to checking out this amazing museum.

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Outback Pioneers Starlight Cruise

Outback Pioneers Tours & Experiences

Outback Pioneers have created 3 fabulous tours providing unique experiences showcasing the pioneering past of Australia’s iconic outback and we thoroughly enjoyed two of them.

The Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience provides Australia’s only stagecoach gallop!

Besides the tremendous thrill of riding in an authentic restored stagecoach, you are treated to a delicious home-made morning tea, an Australian movie in a Retro Cinema and the hilarious old time tent show!

The Starlight’s Cruise provides a sensational sunset cruise along the majestic Thomson River, a traditonal aussie bush dinner, after dinner entertainment including the barefoot poet, a light and sound show finishing with billy tea and damper.

The Cobb & Co Stagecoach Experience as well as the Starlight’s Cruise Experience are highly recommended and not to be missed when visiting Longreach.

Read more about our: Top 10 Things to Do in Longreach

Outback Pioneers Experiences

Other great places to stay near Longreach:

Thomson River sunset

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Have you visited Longreach and stayed at the Apex Riverside Park Longreach Camping Area? Tell us about your Longreach camping experience.

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 our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – 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/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  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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Florence Falls Campground, Litchfield National Park NT

Florence Falls Campground

Litchfield National Park is a fantastic location south of Darwin in the Northern Territory. Within a short walking distance to Florence Falls is the Florence Falls Campground.

The campground is excellent with big sites making it easy to park your Caravan, 4WD or Motorhome. 

There are two camping areas at the Florence Falls Campground. The lower level and old 4WD Campground has smaller sites that are more suited to campervans and tent camping with the upper level campground suitable for all 2WD.

Florence Falls Campground Facilities

Most of the camp sites in the Florence Falls Campground are sloping so you may need to level up your Van.

The sites are all gravel and they are all unpowered. There are no powered sites.

Each site comes with its own fire pit although you will need to bring your own fire wood. On our latest visit in 2021 we noticed there is a sign saying you can collect firewood from the side of the main road in to Litchfield National Park.

There are modern toilets and showers at the Florence Falls Campground which are currently quite new and very clean. Facilities also include barbecues.

Florence Falls Campground Amenities Block

There are no bins and you will need to take your rubbish away with you to dispose of. Please ensure the area remains clean and tidy.

Generators are not permitted in the Florence Falls Campground.

Caretakers are now located within the campground and were helpful to us in providing information and advice about roads and where we could go.

Our Campsite at the Florence Falls Campground 2017
Florence Falls Campground Campsite 2017
Our 2021 Florence Falls Campground Campsite
Florence Falls Campground Campsite 2021

Are Pets allowed at the Florence Falls Campground?

This is National Park and therefore it is not pet friendly and dogs are not allowed.

When we first visited Litchfield National Park we had MACKS looked after with Mad Paws.

The Florence Falls Campground has no phone coverage although in the early morning, sometimes we did receive limited coverage until around 9am.

Phone coverage is spasmodic throughout Litchfield National Park and isn’t something you should rely on having during your stay.

There is no booking a site at the Florence Falls Campground and site fees are payable on arrival.

Florence Falls Campground Pay Station
Florence Falls Campground Pay Station

For the best chance to find a site you should arrive before midday, ideally between 8am and 10am. Many campers arrive late in the afternoon and end up disappointed as the campground is almost always full by soon after lunch time.

There are 2 Campgrounds at Florence Falls Campground, the upper section known as the 2wd campground and the lower section known as the 4wd campground.

The campgrounds are near to each other and both are accessed by a sealed road.

Cost to stay is $6.60 per adult per night, children are $3.30 per night or there is a family rate of $15.

Our stays at Florence Falls Campground was 25th-27th June 2017 and 19th – 20th May 2021

View our 29 Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia

The video provides information on how to pay for your stay at the Florence Falls Campground and lots more about Litchfield National Park.

Florence Falls Contact Details

Phone: 08 3999 3973
Address:
Florence Falls Trail off Litchfield Park Road, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
Website:

How to book Florence Falls Campground:

There is no on-line booking facility for the Florence Falls Campground, simply pay at the Pay Station Area on-site upon entry to the Florence Falls Campground.

Envelopes are available at the pay station or from the table at the site of the Campground Host at the rear of the campground.

Simply complete your details, tear off the carbonised copy and clearly display at your campsite then place the correct amount of cash for your camping fees in the envelope and pop it into the payment box at the pay station.

Tip: The Florence Falls Campground 2WD and old 4WD Campground fill up fast so best to arrive early in the day to secure a campsite and avoid disappointment.

How to get there:

From Darwin it is approximately 115kms drive to Litchfield National Park and takes about 90 mins to drive there.

Take the Stuart Highway south from Darwin to the Batchelor Rd exit on the right. Follow the signs along Batchelor Rd through the township of Batchelor and also Rum Jungle until you arrive at Litchfield National Park.

The road in from Berry Springs is now fully sealed and is another entry in to Litchfield National Park.

Follow Litchfield Park Rd until you see the sign to turn right to the Florence Falls Campground.

The roads to Litchfield National Park and the Florence Falls 2WD Campground are fully sealed.

Do you need a permit for Litchfield National Park?

A permit is not required for Litchfield National Park however you do need one when you enter nearby Kakadu National Park.

Find more information on the Kakadu National Park Pass here>

Florence Falls is within easy walking distance from the Florence Falls Campground
Florence Falls

Florence Falls

The Florence Falls Campground is the perfect place to stay to get out and enjoy Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, Wangi Falls and so much more.

Florence Falls is 135 steps down from the Lookout to a short track at the base of the falls. Here you can swim and enjoy the scenery of this amazing waterfall.

Please don’t climb to the top and jump in, we witnessed people ejected and fined by National Parks staff for doing so. It’s also extremely dangerous for both those who jump and others below.

Florence Falls is 135 stairs down from the Florence Falls Campground

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre.

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

Buley Rockhole
Buley Rockhole – Rock Pools

Things to See and Do in Litchfield National Park

There are a number of other falls and rock pools to explore in Litchfield National Park. By basing yourself at the Florence Falls Campground, you are easily able to access all of the other attractions.

Buley Rockhole

Nearby Buley Rockhole rock pools are a lot of fun. Lay in the fast running stream and swim and jump in the deep holes of water.

There are different sections you can enjoy, just be careful of the very slippery rocks whenever walking across the waterways.

Buley Rockholes are our favourite spot in the park and it is often busy with lots of people enjoying the cool fresh water rock pools and swimming holes.

Wangi Falls

Wangi Falls is a short drive further on from the Florence Falls Campground.

This is a big rock pool with lots of fun to be enjoyed. Climb into the rocks to find small pools of water with views back over the main area.

Wangi Falls
Wangi Falls

You can also have a picnic in the grounds overlooking the Falls or take the walking track

There is also the Wangi Falls Cafe to enjoy lunch and a drink after your swim.

Tolmer Falls

The Tolmer Falls plunge 35m into the pool below and are one of the most magnificent of the waterfalls in Litchfield National Park.

Take the 1.5km loop Tolmer Creek Walk along the side of creek, up and around to the top of the falls and ending up at the lookout and viewing platform before the short walk back to the carpark.

No swimming is permitted at Tolmer Falls.

Tolmer Falls

Read more: Things to See and do in Top End Darwin, NT and Kakadu and Litchfield National Park by Motorhome

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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 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.to/3eCueUo 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 7 Hero Black – http://ebay.us/PH711r  –  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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16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns

The Queensland Coastline boasts at least 16 great Queensland free & low cost camps from Brisbane to Cairns alone!

The East Coast of Australia is the most popular road trip destination in Australia and no more so than the Brisbane to Cairns leg in Queensland.

With so many famous locations and must see destinations such as the Gold Coast, Noosa, Fraser Island, 1770, the Whitsundays, Mission Beach plus the Daintree and Cape Tribulation it is no surprise why so many travellers hitch up to visit Queensland and some never leave.

The Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays

Let’s also not forget one of the 7 Great Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef, is a worldwide attraction and an incredible drawcard for the Sunshine State.

The warmer weather in Queensland is also very attractive to those living in the southern states of Australia, especially during the winter months of the year.

With so many experiences to be had saving on accommodation allows you to experience more of these amazing locations.

We have listed some great Free and Low Cost camps where you can stay when travelling from Brisbane to Cairns in beautiful sunny Queensland.

16 Great Queensland Free Camps Update 2021

Our list of 16 Great Queensland Free Camps has been updated as at April 2021 with Workman’s Beach Free Camp being removed as sadly it has been closed. It has been replaced with Hinkler Lions Park in Bundaberg, a free 24hr RV stopover for self-contained vehicles.

Kuranda Sykrail Rainforest Cableway
SkyRail Kuranda Cairns

Here’s our favourite 16 Great Queensland Free & Low Camps from Brisbane to Cairns:

1. Hugh Muntz Park, Beenleigh Brisbane

Hugh Muntz Park camping is approx halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane at Beenleigh.

This is a Free camp situated in a park setting and is walking distance to shops including groceries.

The park provides drinking water and BBQ’s plus it is pet friendly.

There are toilets available plus a dump point on site.

The max stay is 3 nights.

Be aware the campground is located close to the busy M1 Pacific Motorway.

We recommend visiting the nearby Beenleigh Rum Distillery. Tours of the distillery are available also.

Check out all of the awesome spots for: Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

One of 16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns - Hugh Muntz Park
Hugh Muntz Park Beenleigh – 1 of 16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns

2. Lawnton Showgrounds, Lawnton Brisbane

The Lawnton Showgrounds are located in the Pine Rivers region on Brisbane Northside.

Ok, the Showgrounds are not free and at $25 a night why is it in this list?

For a major city offering fantastic facilities such as available here it is the Best Stopover when you have to stay in Brisbane. It is simply excellent low cost value.

All sites are powered and have water for just $25 a night and you can stay up to 21 nights.

There are 2 toilet blocks, a good camp kitchen, dump point and it is pet friendly.

Lawnton train station is within walking distance to catch a train for appointments in the city plus BCF, Bunnings, Supercheap Auto and the Lawnton Swimming Pool are also only a short stroll away.

We recommend taking a look around the Lawnton Markets which are on each Saturday morning to enjoy a great Bacon & Egg burger and drink plus find a bargain.

Read about: 21 Best Things to do in and around Brisbane

The Lawnton Showgrounds in Brisbane
Lawnton Showgrounds

3. Cooroy RV Stopover, Sunshine Coast

A perfect spot to stay when visiting the Sunshine Coast, only 20 minutes drive to Noosa.

The Cooroy RV Stopover is a low cost camp and offers an excellent place to stay with good level grassy grounds.

Drinking water is available plus bins and a dump point are in place.

The Cooroy RV Stopover is also pet friendly.

You will need to be self contained meaning toilet on board plus holding tanks for black and grey water.

Maximum stay is 72 hours.

We recommend walking Noosa National Park and explore its incredible beauty and if reasonably fit, take a walk to the top of Mount Coolum during your stay.

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

16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns - Cooroy RV Stopover
Cooroy RV Stopover

4. Tiaro Memorial Park, Tiaro

Just 27kms south of Maryborough is the fabulous Tiaro Memorial Park Free Camp. It’s only small however there are toilets and hot showers available.

It is also pet friendly.

We found this a great spot for an overnighter. Tiaro is only 59kms to Hervey Bay, the gateway to the spectacular Fraser Island.

Read all about: Everything to See and Do on Fraser Island

Tairo Memorial Park is a great free camp between Brisbane and Cairns
Tiaro Memorial Park

5. Hervey Bay Free 48 Rest Stop, Hervey Bay

Behind the Hervey Bay Information Centre is a good 48 hour Rest Stop. You do need to be self contained.

There are no facilities except a dump point which is locked, access is by a key at the Information Centre desk.

It is just 5 minutes from town and all the features of Hervey Bay.

While in Hervey Bay take a Whale Watching tour and don’t miss the opportunity to see the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.

Read more: Our Trip from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg

16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns - Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay Free Rest Stop

6. Hinkler Lions Park, Bundaberg

Hinkler Lions Park named after the famous pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler, whose birth place is Bundaberg, is the perfect spot for an overnight stay for self-contained vehicles.

Located opposite the airport and just over 5km from the heart of Bundaberg, this free RV stop provides toilets, drinking water, picnic tables and a Dump Point. It is also pet friendly.

Bundaberg is fast becoming the Drinks Capital of Australia. It is home to the famous Bundaberg Rum Factory, The Bundaberg Barrel, Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, Kalki Moon and Bargara Brewing Company.

While in town be sure to head to the Hinkler Aviation Centre and Tinaberries.

Check out: Why Bundaberg is definitely worth visiting

Hinkler Lions Park
Hinkler Lions Park, Bundaberg

7. Boynedale Bush Camp, Lake Awoonga

Lake Awoonga is just 30kms from Gladstone in Queensland and the Boynedale Bush Camp is set overlooking the lake.

A few years ago millions of Barrimundi fingerling were released in to the Lake along with some Mangrove Jack and with Red Claw also available it can be a great place to go fishing and camping.

There are toilets available however no power, no water and no bins.

Dogs are discouraged as there is a lot of surrounding wildlife.

Read more: Free Camps and Caravan Parks

The Boyndedale Bush Camp at Lake Awoonga is just one of 16 Great Queensland Free Camps
Boynedale Bush Camp, Lake Awoonga

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre.

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

8. Calliope River Rest Area, near Gladstone

The Calliope River Free Camps are located on both sides of the Calliope River and are a very popular overnight place to stay for travelers.

It is one of our most frequented of the 16 Great Queensland Free Camps.

There are toilets available and fires are allowed. Pets are permitted also.

It is just a 20 minute drive to Gladstone from the Campgrounds.

Check out all of : Our Best Free Camps in Australia

Calliope River Rest Area - One of 16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns
Calliope River Rest Area – One of the favourites in our 16 Great Queensland Free Camps

9. Kershaw Gardens Free Camp, Rockhampton

The Kershaw Gardens Free Camp is a simple space on the edge of parklands in Rockhampton.

It is well located and within easy walking distance to Coles, Kmart, Chemists, Camping Stores and lots more.

The Free camp is available for 48 hour stay. There are no facilities and you must be self contained.

The Rockhampton Council have been fantastic and fought to keep this Free Camping space for travelers for the benefit of all businesses in Rockhampton and we acknowledge this and thank the Council for their wisdom and courage.

While in Rockhampton we recommend visiting the spectacular region of Yeppoon.

Read about: 11 Awesome Things to See and Do in Yeppoon

Free camping area at Kershaw Gardens - 16 Great Queensland Free Camps
Kershaw Gardens Free Camp

10. Carmila Beach Campground, Carmila

100 kms south of Mackay is the ocean front Carmila Beach Camping Ground.

Previously a Free place to stay it is now $12.50 per vehicle a night.

There are toilets, bins and a dump point available and it is pet friendly. You will need to bring your own water and please place your rubbish in the bins provided.

There is great fishing in the rivers either side of the Campground.

Watch our video of getting our Motorhome bogged in the sand at Carmila Beach.

BeachFront Camping at Carmila Beach Campground
Carmila Beach Campground

11. Notch Point, Ilbilbie

Spend 7 days with stunning views and fantastic fishing for Free at Notch Point in Queensland. It is undoubtedly the best of the 16 Great Queensland Free Camps!

Take the turnoff at Ilbilbie but it is 4WD only and the track includes tidal pools of water to navigate.

There are no facilities and you will need to take all your provisions with you.

It is pet friendly but before letting your dog go swimming there’s plenty of signs regarding sharks and possible salt water crocodiles.

View our YouTube video: Getting into Notch Point, Queensland’s Best Free Camp

Stunning Notch Point

12. RV Park Proserpine & Peter Faust Dam Proserpine

There are now 2 Free Camping options at Proserpine thanks to a progressive local Council and both are excellent options.

The Peter Faust Dam Camping at Lake Proserpine opened in October 2019 and provides a 72 hour stay for Free. It is accessible for rigs of all sizes.

The views are some of the best out of the 16 Great Queensland Free Camps.

There are toilets and showers plus it is pet friendly.

Back in town is the RV Park Proserpine which offers 48 hour Free camping for Self Contained RV’s.

Drinking Water is available plus there are bins and a dump point.

It is also pet friendly.

Proserpine is the gateway to the phenominal Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. We highly recommend the Ocean Rafting Tour and the Atlantic Clipper Day Tour

Book your Ocean Rafting Tour here>

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Peter Faust Dam Proserpine

13. Toomulla Beach Rest Area, north of Townsville

Just 40kms north from Townsville is the Toomulla Beach Rest Area.

Toilets, BBQ’s and bins are available and it is pet friendly.

This is an excellent free camp however remember to bring your insect repellent as there are mangroves nearby so midges and mosquitos are always possible.

Read more: Winning the War against Midges or Sand Flies

16 Great Queensland Free Camps - Toomulla Beach Rest Area
Toomulla Beach Rest Area

14. TYTO RV Park, Ingham

The TYTO RV Park isn’t Free but it is just $10 per vehicle and with such beautiful surroundings it sure is worth it.

Register and pay at the Information Centre next door. Given it is located on wetlands there is a strict no grey water on the ground rule.

The TYTO RV Park is a maximum 48 hour stay.

It is pet friendly and water, toilets, bins and a dump point are all available.

While staying at TYTO RV Park in Ingham do the day trip to the amazing Wallaman Falls.

Read all about how: Wallaman Falls has the Wow Factor

TYTO RV Park Ingham
TYTO RV Park Ingham

15. Babinda Rotary Park, Babinda

The Babinda Rotary Park Rest Area is one of the great Queensland Free camps as it is beside the river and offers toilets, drinking water and $2 hot showers.

Maximum stay is 72 hours.

There is also another free camp nearby at beautiful Babinda Boulders.

Babinda is less than an hours drive to Cairns.

Read all about: Driving north of Townsville to Cairns

Babinda Boulders Free Camp - one of 16 great Queensland Free Camps
Swimming at Babinda Boulders

16. Greenpatch Reserve, Gordonvale Cairns

The Greenpatch Reserve is located in Gordonvale besides the Mulgrave River just 23kms from Cairns CBD.

This Free camp is very popular and provides toilets and $1 hot showers. Bins are also available.

It is located near the highway so can be noisy.

Maximum length of stay is 72 hours.

Read all about the Things to See and Do in Cairns plus don’t miss a Day trip to Fitzroy Island.

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A day trip to Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island Cairns

Check out: Things to See and Do in Cairns

A couple of tips for Free camping

  • Arrive between 9am and 1pm just after others have left for their next adventures. By mid afternoon most Free Camps tend to get busy with other travellers arriving to set up camp.

If you turn up early you have a much better chance at securing a site and a better spot.

  • Don’t just leave with your own rubbish but clean up the immediate space around you.

If we all commit to being responsible for leaving our space cleaner than when we arrived then in no time we will all be staying in a clean environment.

Read more: Everything you need to know to go Free Camping

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There are so many free camps but these 16 Great Queensland Free Camps from Brisbane to Cairns are our favourites in our home state. Let us know in the comments below if you have stayed at any others that you rate highly.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
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