5 incredible spots to set up camp near Brisbane

Some of Australia’s best camping spots are situated only a few hours drive from Brisbane. Whether it’s for a weekend away or a long holiday, there are so many incredible places to visit, so we thought we’d share 5 incredible spots to set up camp near Brisbane…

Green Mountain Campground, Lamington National Park

The Green Mountain Campground offers up a fantastic spot for a weekend escape. Tucked away in the Gold Coast Hinterland near Lamington National Park, the grounds offer sweeping views of the valley and access to some of the best rainforests in Queensland.

The national park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area and has an array of bushwalks, beautiful views and wildlife. There’s something for everyone, making it a great spot for any camper.

Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head

The Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park is a great spot for the whole family. Situated between Lennox Head’s Seven Mile Beach and Lake Ainsworth, it has a variety of fun-filled activities.

The lake, also called Tea Tree Lake, is known for its distinctive dark colour from the area’s Tea Trees. The oil-infused water is said to be great for your skin and can even relieve aches and pains. Sounds like the perfect place to relax!

Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island

Despite being located on an island, Cylinder beach is only a short ride on the ferry away. Situated on North Stradbroke Island, it’s a fantastic place to get away and escape the buzz of the city.

The beach is best known for its great surfing but there are fabulous views and boutique cafes, shops and restaurants close by at Point Lookout. Whether you’re a solo traveller or a whole family, Cylinder Beach is a great place to spend some time away.

Tin Can Bay

Only a couple hours drive away from Brisbane, Tin Can Bay is a great place to set up camp. The area is abundant with natural beauty and only a hop, skip and jump to the Great Sandy National Park and Rainbow Beach.

The Tin Can Bay area has a range of outdoor activities available – kayaking, cycling and fishing are all favourites amongst visitors. But if you’re really after something special, you can feed some of the local dolphins at Barnacles Dolphin Centre.

Noosa River

A short drive south of Tin Can Bay and you’ll find yourself at the spectacular Noosa River. Known for its idyllic scenery, the campsite is a popular spot for campers from all over Australia. 

Located only a few kilometre’s from the famous Hastings Street, the area is full of things to see and do. While away the hours shopping along Hastings Street or head north and see some of the local wildlife at the Great Sandy Resource Reserve.