I’ve been asked before – where to camp near Brisbane?
So – here’s some place’s we’ve been as a family and why we like them!
Charlie Moreland National Park
Rating: 4.5 out of 5!
This is a really good camp site, and my family loves it.
It’s natural rainforest, and you have toilets. No showers though. So you can take a solar shower or swim in the creek. There’s some lovely walks – and a gold mine if you’re really keen to walk up and over to Broolumba Creek.
There’s also a really good creek for swimming and there was a rope swing for a while.
Be warned it does get cold there though – my friend went in July and it went to -4c which was pretty cold.
Why I like it? It’s secluded, it’s close, and it’s really cheap! And it still feels like forest. I’ve been 4 or 5 times and I’ll go again.
What would make it better? A shower with hot water!
Take: your own Firewood. There are fire rings there, and picnic tables available in the day-use area for cooking. And a Solar Shower!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5!
Brooloo Park this is the furthest away – but it is also really private and nice. We’ve been there at Easter time and there’s only a few people there (only 7 campsites)
It is more expensive at $50/vehicle / night – and there are only very basic toilet amenities (not flushing).
Why I like it? It’s very secluded. Only 7 campsites on the property – and that means you don’t see anyone else the whole weekend. I think I heard in the distance someone playing guitar, once. At Easter. The most popular camping time ever. And no-one around? Perfect.
What would make it better? Perhaps a little platform around the toilet so that your feet don’t get wet in the dew.
Lake Somerset Park
Rating: 3.5 pepper pots
This is really quite good and close to Brisbane. Whilst a little more pricey than the national forest, it does have Hot Showers, a camp kitchen and all sorts
of amenites. you can even pay extra for powered site – this is basically a caravan park. It has putt-putt golf, and they had a special on where we got a game free for every night we stayed. Really fun.
Why I like it? It’s great for kids – they ride around the park all day on their bikes & meet other friends.
What would make it better? A sandy shore! Pickup the broken glass. And it feels a little commercial – but still fun.
Neurum Creek Bush Resort
Rating: 3 pepper pots
This is a really great beginner’s campground. It has hot showers and toilets, and flat areas for camping.
Why I like it? It’s still out in the forest & it’s pretty. The creek is great for swimming!
What would make it better? It gets really crowded and the toilets do smell a bit as they are long-drops. Perhaps some ventilation in the toilets?
Where are your favourite camping spots? Get out amongst it!