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Top 3 Winter Camping Spots in Queensland

Winter Camping

There’s nothing quite like winter camping in your RV, motorhome or caravan for warming the cockles of your heart.

Waking up to the sounds of nature, cooking a hot breakfast and clutching a fresh cup of coffee as your breath steams in the air; outdoor cooking stoves, hot casseroles cooked in the coals, evenings sitting around the campfire, wrapped up warm, toasting marshmallows – these are all the things that create beautiful memories for us and our kids if you’re travelling as a family.

So if you are ready to pack up your RV, motorhome or caravan for a wonderful winter camping trip, here are three of the best camping spots in Queensland for you to explore.

1 – Winter camping at Thunderbird Park Camping

Located on Tamborine Mountain in SE QLD, Thunderbird Park offers over 112 hectares of crystal clear rock pools, towering rainforests and plenty of adventures for the kids.

Enjoy the zip line, treetop challenge, fossicking, horse riding, laser skirmishes, volleyball, tennis and mini golf, bird feeding and leisurely swims in the rock pools (if it’s not too cold!). Check out the Rainforest Restaurant and the Terrace Kiosk (try their awesome wood-fired pizzas!) or simply use the well-equipped communal camp kitchen or even better – cook your own winter meal in your own fire pit (available at every RV, motorhome or caravan campsite). You can also bring your family dog!

All amenities are high quality (shower blocks, flushing toilets, electric BBQ grills). Off-peak rates for an RV, motorhome or caravan is $36 for a powered site, $46 during peak times, and dogs are $15 each.

2 – Winter camping at Charlie Moreland Camping

Located in the Imbil State Forest at Kenilworth, this picturesque winter camping ground is just a 2 hours’ drive from Brisbane. Surrounded by native pine plantations and open forests, this back to nature, rustic camping ground allows you to park your RV, motorhome or caravan anywhere in the open grassed areas.

If you want to get away from the daily grind, then this is the spot for you! The campsite has water taps, flushing toilets, picnic tables and BBQs. There’s a paddock for campers who bring their own horses, firepits for those who want to enjoy open-air cooking and marshmallows in the evening (bring your own firewood), and a pay phone at the ranger’s office. There is no mobile coverage, no showers or rubbish bins and you are not allowed generators, so this is really a get-back-to-nature winter camping trip!

Enjoy bushwalking along defined tracks, swimming in Little Yabba Creek (bring your kayaks) or just hanging out around the camp, relaxing around the firepit. Since this is a State Forest, dogs are not allowed and you need to obtain a camping permit.

3 – Winter camping at Bigriggen Camping & Caravan Park

Located in Rathdowney, just past Beaudesert in SE QLD, Bigriggen Camping & Caravan Park is a pet-friendly winter camping ground with extra-large grassy sites for your RV, motorhome or caravan. If you want a camping ground where the kids can take off on their bikes, go for a swim in the river, catch a fish and learn about the local wildlife, even enjoy the numerous walking tracks in the area, then this is the spot for your family.

You can light your evening fires in the open fire pits, cook your freshly caught fish on the hot coals, and finish the evening with a cold beer! The site offers rubbish bins, a dump site, hot showers (you need a $1 coin), flushing toilets, and drinking water. You are also allowed to use generators. Winter camping rates are $32 for two adults at a powered site, $15 for each additional adult and $8 for each child.

Send us an email or call us on 07 5356 5000 for great prices on a brand new RV, motorhome or caravan for your next winter camping adventure.