Camping spots near Brisbane that you can bring kids
The Brisbane Mums must be a bunch of adventurous and intrepid women, because the topic of the best spots to go camping with kids is one that is raised over and over again.
While I myself am not a camper, some of these places sound so accessible and fun, that even a die hard hotel/resort girl like me, may be swayed to get down and dirty at a camp site. Especially when the camp site has a swimming pool, hot showers and a roaring fire.
So here is our list of family friendly camping spots near Brisbane as recommended by the Brisbane Mums Group:
Lake Moogerah Caravan Park offers a variety of camping sites including powered and unpowered camping and caravan sites. On site facilities include a kiosk, toilets, hot showers, baby baths, laundry, camp kitchen with electric bbqs, camp fire pits, playground, boat and kayak hire and wifi.
"Moogerah camp site is about 1.5 hours from Brisbane. Kids can use bikes, small play ground, swimming in the lake. Family campsite. We went there for the last long weekend and it was great. Some sites have fire pits if you ask for one" - BMG Member
Location: Muller Park Road, Moogerah
Contact: 07 5463 0141
Nestled on the banks of the Maroochy River, Rivershore Resort is perfect for campers and even glampers. With three camp kitchens, water slides, a Kangaroo Jumper, playground and mini golf for the kids, plus kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, a pontoon and boat ramp, this is a place for everyone.
"River shore resort is on the river, sunny coast- is new... with powered sites, glamping safari tents... GREAT activities for kids (kids pool, slides, playground, etc all fenced in) plus a jumping cushion and kids movies at night!! We have been a few times with a group of around 30 )adults and kids) and management are helpful with trying to get you all next to each other. Lots of people take boats/ kayaks etc and there is a jetty and loading area inside the grounds. Oh plus a shop inside that has sugary treats/ ice cream/ newspapers... good coffee and even a cafe that does brekky/lunch/dinner. Also close from shopping like woollies. They have 2 fire pits along the river. Awesome place!!" - BMG Member
Credit: Rivershore Facebook Page
Location: 99 David Low Way, Diddillibah
Contact: 07 5458 2200
Running Creek is back to basics and beautiful. They have toilets and showers and love a campfire. They even allow your furry friend to come along with you so they don't have to stay home. Kids can ride bikes, play games, fly kites, and also visit the on site stables for some animal feeding!
Bongaree Caravan Park is just across the road from the famous Pumicestone passage, home to wildlife such as dolphins, dugongs and turtles. It is a great stepping stone to exploring Bribie Island. Activities include swimming, fishing and walking and it is right next door to a bowls club.
"Bongaree Caravan Park (on Bribie Is) has cabins, tent sites and van sites. The Park has a new camp kitchen and it's right across the water where there's BBQ facilities and play areas. All the best with your search" - BMG Member
Bordering the Mt Mee State Forest, the Neurum Creek Bush Retreat and Campground is close to close to Lake Somerset and the Stanley River, as well as the town of Woodford. Kids, and adults, can enjoy canoeing, biking, games and bush activities. They even do kids entertainment like discos, face painting and lots of other fun stuff!
With multiple locations throughout QLD, Big 4 Holiday parks always come highly recommended by families because they have all the facilities you would need for a relaxing holiday, in prime locations, and plenty of activities and facilities to keep the kids happy.
Habitat Noosa is an eco friendly campsite on on 65 acres of natural bushland. They offer onsite cabin, camping, motorhome and glamping accommodation. There are historic walks in nature, a bistro bar and tons of space for kids to run around and explore nature.
Location: Lake Flat Rd, Elanda Point
Contact: 07 5485 3165
Who doesn't love camping by the beach? Listening to the waves crashing and watching the stars twinkling. Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park is nestled between the Mudjimba Surf Beach and the Maroochy River and offers a tranquil setting. The park has all the family facilities you would need including toilets, showers, wifi, baby bath and a swimming pool.
"We just did 4 nights at Mudjimba Caravan Park opposite the beach, beautiful relaxing camp grounds that are kid & pet friendly. Kids can ride their bikes, scooters, they have a pool too and they also have heaps of activities like movie night etc." - BMG Member