South East Queensland off-road camping spots to explore

You’ve got an off-grid, off-road caravan for a reason… so you can take the road less travelled and explore the very best this country has to offer! And while there are many awesome places to visit, here are 5 that we know and love in South East Queensland; 

North Stradbroke Island

Beach front camping grounds on ‘Minjerribah’ North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane, South East Queensland.

Easy access island camping on idyllic North Stradbroke Island. The island is driving distance from both Brisbane & the Gold Coast, and has an abundance of activities for all ages and fitness levels. Popular with surfers, boaties and fishing enthusiasts, the island also offers scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, and bush walking. It is renowned for dolphins, turtles, manta-rays, kangaroos and koalas, and offers superb shore views of the annual humpback whale migration.

6 beachfront camping grounds offer powered and unpowered sites for tents, camper trailers and caravans, as well as 20 fully equipped cabins. For a more ‘back to nature’ camping getaway, there are also hundreds of dog-friendly campsites nestled among sand dunes overlooking the island’s iconic white sandy beaches.

More info HERE.

South East Queensland off-road camping spots to explore Vision RV
South East Queensland off-road camping spots to explore Vision RV

Sandy Cape, K’gari (Fraser Island)

Camping on K’gari (Fraser Island) is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in its natural beauty.

By day, there are crystal-clear lakes, pristine beaches and rainforest trails to explore on this World Heritage-listed island. By night, it’s hard to beat the peace and quiet under the stars.

Before you go, you’ll need to organise a permit and pick out your camping spot – but there’s a few other things to keep in mind, too, like the weather, what to pack (first aid kit etc), how to get there, checking the weather conditions, and what you want to do on the island.

For more info visit the Queensland website.

South East Queensland off-road camping spots to explore Vision RV
South East Queensland off-road camping spots to explore Vision RV

Moreton Island

There are five camp grounds and five camp zones on Moreton.

A camp ground is an allocated area (marked by totems) that is slightly in from the beach (walking distance) and has cold showers and drop toilets. There are no numbers allocated within the camping ground, it’s just first in, best dressed.

A camping zone is a bit of beach between A & B (also marked by totems) where you pick your favourite spot. There are existing areas behind the foredunes with clear 4WD access tracks. There are no facilities, bring your own portable toilets and camp showers or you are welcome to drive to the closest camp ground and use the facilities there. This is the full wilderness option. 

More info HERE. 

Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park

Long beaches backed by high sand dunes, tranquil waterways, wildflower heaths, freshwater lakes, woodlands and forests make Cooloola a popular holiday destination and a vital refuge for coastal wildlife.

Camping permits are required prior to camping at all sites and fees apply. Capacity is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment during peak periods. Rangers may visit camps during the day to check permits and answer questions.

Find a site that ticks all your camping boxes with the different zones listed HERE.

South East Queensland off-road camping spots to explore Vision RV
South East Queensland off-road camping spots to explore Vision RV

Booloumba Creek 4 Camping Area – Conondale National Park

Booloumba Creek 4 camping area is in an open forest setting without separately defined sites. Located off the Kenilworth–Maleny Road about halfway between Kenilworth and Conondale townships.

The Booloumba Creek Road access is unsealed and includes creek crossings that are accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only towing high clearance caravans and camper trailers, and high clearance four-wheel-drive campervans.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your vehicle; walk-in camping; high clearance caravans and camper trailers; high clearance four-wheel-drive campervans; large groups.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets, individual fire rings (bring your own clean-cut firewood), walking tracks.

Open fires: Allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. It is illegal to collect firewood from the park.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. 

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. 

More info HERE