Camping in Brisbane
There are many possibilities inside Brisbane's
wilderness, you can bushwalk, hike, rock climb, abseil,
catch fishes, watch birds, the options seem limitless. Of
all these, have you ever considered to stay at the
for until the moonlight, bond with your friends in front of
fire and sleep underneath those trees with forest
soil a few centimeters below your mattress (in case if you
have any)? Brisbane's camping grounds is no other, as it
ranges from the real adventure type in state forests or
caravan parks and the more private grounds which is blessed
with facilities such as toilets and showers. Here are some
of the best places in Brisbane where you can gracefully
bring your beloved sleeping bags and tents and heartily burn
those hotdogs and marshmallows under that camp fire.
Some of the most famous sites in North Brisbane are the
Kenilworth State Forest and Lake Cootharaba. The latter has
been a popular camping ground for families, with the shallow
lake a great place for canoes and sailing boats, with hot
showers and kitchen facilities available for use.
campgrounds are the huge grassy sites close to Elanda Point,
which has been a perfect place for kangaroo watching.
Booking is not necessary for one to enter these
Located in the East of Brisbane is the North Stradbroke
Island which is more known for its shorter name, Straddle. A
large sand island adorned with pristine lakes and surfing
areas, Straddle is a popular beachfront camping site.
However, the area may not actually equate to a deserted
island theme, since just nearby are plenty of shops and
Going to Brisbane’s west are two main camping areas in the
World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park: the Spicer's
Gap Campground and the Goomburra section campgrounds. The
former features toilets and picnic tables. Boiling tap water
before drinking is extremely necessary, that what fuel
stoves are for, aside from cooking. For those who are
dreaming of a barbeque night, then go on and be disappointed
because the camping site does
not provide any so it's
important to provide your own. Be responsible! Bring your
own plastic bags where you can collect and bring your own
since bins aren't provided as well. The latter, on
the other hand, boasts an open grassy area which feature
composting toilets, tap water and barbecue area. The problem
is, you must provide your own firewood since collecting wood
in the forest is strictly prohibited or if you dare then you
face the consequences, or better yet use the fire stove
provided. Carry your rubbish with you as well.
For a more rainforest feel, then make your way to South of
Brisbane where you can enjoy the Binna Burra camping ground.
A private camping site, they provide their own tents (which
are permanently tucked in the site) -with beds and lights!
Another source of enjoyment is a cafe that will be opened in
the site soon. Much more for a more relaxing camping!