Looking for places to camp near Brisbane? Well, you’re in the right spot! All of the sites on this list are within three and a half hours drive of Brisbane.

After I did the places to camp within 3.5 hours of Sydney post I starting fielding a heap of requests from people up near Brisbane asking for the same thing.

There’s no way I can get around and review all of these places personally in the near future, so this is more about doing some of the legwork for you and making it easier for you to choose the place that suits your needs.

Use the links to go directly to the website (if they have one) for each place to check it out in further detail.

All of these places have either been recommended or they looked great to me when I was researching and I would want to head there.

I’ll try and make sure this list has a mixture of both caravan parks and free/offroad/remote camps so that there is hopefully something to suit everyone.

I’d love to hear your feedback about any of these spots and also hear about any that aren’t on the list that you think should be.

Also, feel free to leave your reviews (good or bad) in the comments below to help the next person out.

I tell you what though, you guys up north are spoilt for choice, it’s awesome!

There’s so many options close to the city that this list is going to keep on growing and growing. I can’t wait to get up there are start checking them out myself.

Remember, if you are on the hunt for places to camp close to Brisbane, or anywhere else, there are heaps of apps that can help you out. Check out handy apps for road tripping & camping for some options.


Town Place/Site Drive time from Brisbane
Tregony Bestbrook Mountain Resort 1 hour 30 minutes
Helensvale Big 4 Helensvale 45 minutes
Yamba Blue Dolphin Holiday Park Yamba 3 hours 20 minutes
Cambroon Boloumba Creek Camping Area 2 hours
Canungra Canungra Sports and Recreation Ground 1 hour
Tandur Cobb & Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds 2 hours
Barney View Flanagan Reserve Bush Camping 1 hour 35 minutes
Goomburra Gordon Country 2 hours
Stradbroke Island Straddie Camping 3 hours
Kadanga Kadanga Free Camp 2 hours
Kenilworth Kenilworth Homestead 2 hours
Kenilworth Kennilworth Showgrounds 2 hours
Mooloolabah Mooloolabah Beach Holiday Park 1 hour 20 minutes
Gold Coast Hinterland Mt Warning Rainforest Park 1 hour 45 minutes
Mullumbimby Mullumbimby Showground 1 hour 50 minutes
Neurum Creek Neurum Creek Bush Retreat 1 hour 20 minutes
Brunswick Heads North Coast Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve 1 hour 40 minutes
Rainbow Beach Rainbow Beach Holiday Park 3 hours
Whian Whian Rumery Park Campground 2 hours 30 minutes
Stanmore Running Creek Parklands 1 hour 20 minutes
Somerset Somerset Park Campground 1 hour 30 minutes
Charlwood The Gorge Camping Ground 1 hour 15 minutes
Hastings Point Tweed Coast Holiday Park Hastings Point 1 hour 30 minutes
Kingscliff Tweed Coast Holiday Park Kingscliff 1 hour 30 minutes
Witheren Witheren Heights Bush Retreat 1 hour 15 minutes
Woody Head Woody Head Campground 3 hours 10 minutes
Wooyong Wooyong Beach Holiday Park 1 hour 40 minutes
Charlwood Yarramalong Camping 1 hour 20 minutes


If you are after some ideas about what to do to keep the wee humans occupied while you set up camp then check out jobs for the kids when you’re camping 😉


Lily x


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