Our Favorite Campgrounds in Queensland

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To make the planning of your trip to Australia easier, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite campgrounds in Queensland. While traveling Australia in our campervan, we stayed in many, many campgrounds. Some of them were “ok”, some you should definitely skip, but there were some that we really liked. They made it onto our list, because they were either very clean, in a prime location, peaceful, different (in a good way) or more than one of the above.

Putu traveling Australia and finding the best campgrounds
Putu traveling Australia and finding the best campgrounds

Recommended Apps

In order to find our favourite campgrounds, we used the app CamperMate for the best campsites in Australia.  Later on in our trip, we bought the app WikiCamps, which we wish we would have used earlier. Both apps are great. In our opinion, CamperMate is very easy to use with a good and useful selection of categories. But WikiCamps often offers campsites that CamperMate doesn’t have.

At just under 3 euros, WikiCamps is an investment that quickly pays off. And, WikiCamps also includes New Zealand, so if you plan to travel to both New Zealand AND Australia, you only have to pay once.

CamperMate is free of charge.

The Campgrounds listed below are not in any specific order.

Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay

Located 35kms south of Rockhampton and only 2.5kms off the Bruce Highway, we found the Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay and thought that we should give it a try. We had stayed too many times now directly at the Highway and were desperate for a tranquil place and a good night sleep. And found exactly that at Alkoomi Adventure Farm. What an incredible place!!

Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay - One of our Favorite Campgrounds in Queensland
Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay – One of our Favorite Campgrounds in Queensland

The friendly Aussie Family offers a great and wide open place with all amenities a traveler needs. Check out the activities like horse riding or feeding farm animals, Bushwalks, Woodfired BBQs, Motorbike Riding, Kayaking, fishing & swimming in the lake and the Chuck Wagon Wine & Cheese Sunset Tours!

If you are out of fresh seasonal fruit or eggs, you can buy it on the farm and it tastes so delicious! We had mango, peeled and cut from the owners and enjoyed it later at a lookout with ocean views.

We can highly recommend the Alkoomi Adventure Farm and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay
Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay

Permitted length of stay: no information found.

Cost: $10 per person/per night (approx. EUR 9 pP/night), unpowered site

Unpowered Site at Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay
Unpowered Site at Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay
Big and cozy camp kitchen at Alkoomi Adventure Farm
Big and cozy camp kitchen at Alkoomi Adventure Farm

Contact:

Phone:  +61 0423 216 412

Email:  stay@alkoomiadventurefarmstay.com.au

Address:  695 Old Coach Rd, Marmor QLD 4702

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Etz5xkCjTYiA3BxH9

Website: Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay

Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay - One of our Favorite Campgrounds in Queensland
Alkoomi Adventure Farm Stay – One of our Favorite Campgrounds in Queensland

Brandybottle Camping & Recreation Reserve

When you are traveling the world with your golf clubs, then you will definitely find the right campground in Brandybottle. We couldn’t believe our eyes as we read that this campground offers not only powered and unpowered sites, but also includes a green fee per stay! A campground with a golf course!! Our late arrival didn’t matter, as we were greeted very friendly and shown our camping spot. The night sky was clear, and we could see millions of stars at night. The next morning, we realized how beautiful this little gem really is. Although it had non existing greens, the golf course was fun to play. And the amenities were very clean and spacious.

Unfortunately, there is no sink to wash your dishes, but Jacky, the owner let us wash our dishes in the sink of the bar.

And even if you are not interested in golf, this campground is very well maintained and has only a few sites, so it doesn’t get too crowded.

Definitely a great hidden gem!

Camping and golf at Brandybottle Golf Club
Camping and golf at Brandybottle Golf Club

Permitted length of stay: no information found.

Cost: $11 per person/per night (approx. EUR 6,80 pP/night), unpowered site

Contact:

Phone:  +61 0423877288

Email:  https://m.me/BrandybottleCamping?fbclid=IwAR05VJmAveh-7ZN3esnbVW04X3ec98TAdTdU8BoOVTMd53n_IfCMSvuOHCw

Address:  82943 Bruce Highway, Clairview, QLD

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6TwDWzCBkqm8YyfWA

Website: Brandybottle Golf & Recreation Reserve

Welcome to Brandybottle Golf Club
Welcome to Brandybottle Golf Club

Bongaree Caravan Park

We especially liked the big camp kitchen with sitting areas inside as well as outside. The caravan park is across the beach and you have spectacular sunset views. You can even see the Glasshouse Mountains!! The amenities were clean and the location perfect for exploring Bribie Island. It is more on the pricy site, but unfortunately all caravan parks on Bribie Island are expensive.

Permitted length of stay: no information found.

Cost: Powered Sites: Peak $45.50, Shoulder $42.50, Low $35.50

Cost: Waterview powered site: Peak $49.00, Shoulder $45.50, Low $38.50

Contact:

Phone:  +61 (07) 3408 1054

Email: bongareecaravanpark@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Address: 25-47 Welsby Parade, Bongaree 4507

Location: Bribie Island

Website: Bongaree Caravan Park

Views from the Bongaree Caravan Park
Views from the Bongaree Caravan Park

Hervey Bay Information Center

This might be not the typical campground but offers a few designated sites for self-contained campers only. Hervey Bay doesn’t offer any free campgrounds than this one and with only about 5 sites, it might be hard to get a spot. Arriving early is recommended. However, since COVID-19 the toilets have been closed, but there is a dump station.

Permitted length of stay: 2 nights max.

Cost: free

Contact:

Phone:  +61 1800 811 728

Email: over website

Address: 27 Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road

Location: Hervey Bay

Website: Visit Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay Jetty
Hervey Bay Jetty

To be continued…

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