Keen to get outdoors this weekend? Here is 3 of our favourite Queensland campsites for you to add to your must see camping list this year.
Woralie Creek - K’gari (Fraser Island)
Woralie Creek Camping Area on Fraser Island (K'gari) can be accessed directly by boat or 4WD once on the island. This location offers a serene and picturesque camping experience, perfect for those who prefer a more accessible spot on the island's west coast. This camping zone, located at the entrance of the Woralie Road 4WD track, is an excellent choice for both camping and day trips. It's particularly suitable for less-experienced drivers or those who wish to avoid beach driving.
The western beach near Woralie Creek is a fantastic spot for fishing, with common catches including whiting and flathead. The calm ocean waters on this side of the island provide a peaceful setting, and the ideal spot to enjoy the sunset.
Tips for Camping at Woralie Creek Camping Area:
- Timing: Arrive during low tide for the best experience, especially if you plan to drive on the Eastern Beach.
- Self-Sufficiency: There are no facilities, so bring everything you need, including a fridge/freezer, lighting, power, cooker, and food. Generators are allowed.
- Accommodation: Both tent camping and camper trailer camping are available.
- Wildlife Precautions: Keep food and garbage securely stored to avoid attracting dingoes, and be cautious with children, as dingoes in this remote area can be aggressive.
- Vehicle Requirements: A 4WD vehicle is essential for driving on Fraser Island.
- Toilet Facilities: Bring your own, as there are no toilets available in this camping zone.
- Pets: Pets are not permitted.
- Water: You need to bring your own water.
- Permits: Ensure you have the necessary camping and vehicle access permits from QPWS&P before setting up camp.
- Canvas fishing bag
Woralie Creek Camping Zone is at the end of Woralie Rd Western Beach, Fraser Island (K’gari), Australia. It's a great choice for those seeking a tranquil camping experience with beautiful natural surroundings and ample opportunities for fishing and beach activities.
Blaksley Camping Area - North Stradbroke Island
Blaksley Camping Area, nestled in Naree Budjong Djara National Park on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), offers a unique and secluded camping experience. This hidden gem, accessible only by boat or kayak, is a perfect escape for those looking to enjoy the tranquility of nature away from the crowds.
Location and Accessibility:
- Situated: On the western side of Minjerribah, overlooking Moreton Bay Marine Park and the bay islands.
- Access: Exclusively by boat or kayak. The nearest boat ramp is at Victoria Point on the mainland.
Camping Area Features:
- Facilities: The camping area is quite basic, with no facilities provided. Campers must be self-sufficient.
- Activities: Ideal for snorkelling, diving, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, crabbing and fishing.
- Camping Options: Suitable for tent camping, with a short walk to the tent sites.
- Environment: The area offers flat sites with shady trees, perfect for a comfortable camping setup.
- Number of Sites: There are 10 sites available, each accommodating up to six people.
- Campsite Surface: A mix of sand, dirt, and grass.
- Open Fires: Allowed in QPWS provided fire rings only, subject to conditions. Must bring your own firewood.
- Generators: Not permitted.
- Essentials to Bring: Drinking and cooking water, portable toilet, gas stoves or firewood, rubbish bags (We Recommend our Canvas trash Stash Bag) and insect repellent.
- Mobile Phone Coverage: Poor, ensuring a more disconnected and immersive nature experience.
- Bookings can be made for this site via the QPWS website.
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McLeod River - Mulligan Hwy Bridge
McLeod River - Mulligan Hwy Bridge in Queensland offers a rustic and authentic bush camping experience. This unofficial campground, located on a sandy beach next to the McLeod River, is perfect for those seeking a back-to-nature retreat. However, it's important to note that there are no facilities available, so campers need to be entirely self-sufficient.
Campers are encouraged to adopt a 'leave no trace' ethic, taking all rubbish with them to preserve the natural beauty of the area. If you don't have your own toilet facilities, it's advised to bury all waste at least 100 meters away from any water sources, and to also bury or take all toilet paper with you.
The location is situated northwest of Mt Carbine. This spot is ideal for those who enjoy the simplicity of bush camping and the tranquility of a riverside location.