Camping with kids in the school holidays
From popular surf beaches and secluded wilderness to rainforests and idyllic lakeside escapes, the diversity of Queensland is striking. Keen for camping inspiration? Check out some of our favourite camping destinations to keep the kids entertained on the school holidays.
Camping with kids in the school holidays – beachfront bliss in Noosa
The Noosa North Shore Beach Campground is perfect for kids. Located on the north shore of the Noosa River, the campground is right on the beach and surrounded by National Park. It features a large camp kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and BBQ facilities. There are three toilet blocks located throughout the campground and a large amenities block that provides showers and laundry facilities. The site is popular with campers who love to get away from it all and enjoy fishing, surfing, bushwalking, beach walking or four-wheel driving.
Address: 240 Wilderness Track, Noosa North Shore
Camping with kids in the school holidays – lakeside at Boreen Point
Enjoy bushland camping on the shore of the largest lake on the Noosa River – Lake Cootharaba. Boreen Point Campground is located within the Lake Cootharaba Bushland Conservation and Recreation Reserve. Campers choose their own area on arrival. Lake Cootharaba has been a popular location for recreational activities such as camping, fishing and sailing for more than 70 years. The lake has a long sandy foreshore, however camping is not permitted on the beach or foreshore. You may leave boats and watercraft on the beach during your stay. To enhance your experience, kayaks are available for hire from the campground office. Boreen Point sports facilities including a sports field, BMX track and basketball practice area. A children’s playground completes the experience. Note: Boreen Point Campground is not on town water. Campers must arrange their own water supply before arrival.
Address: The Esplanade, Boreen Point
Camping with kids in the school holidays – Whitsundays tropical paradise
Set on five tropical acres, the Big4 Conway Beach Tourist Park Whitsundays is located a short drive from Airlie Beach. Popular with fishing enthusiasts and families, Conway Beach is at the mouth of the Proserpine River, renowned for its great fishing and crabbing. The park offers plenty of activities for the kids. Facilities include:
- Jumping pillows
- Pool with beach area
- Water park
- Spring toys
- Tennis court
- Basketball ring
- Train Rides on the Conway Beach Express
- Trikes for hire
Address: 10 Daniels Street, Conway Beach
Camping with kids in the school holidays – Murphy’s Creek Escape, Toowomba Range Crossing
Located near Toowomba, Murphy’s Creek Escape is a child and dog-friendly south-east Queensland camping escape with creekside picnic areas and fun for all the family. Watch dawn break on top of a canyon overlooking Murphy’s Creek Gorge and sit around a campfire with a glass of wine while toasting marshmallows. Activities include a 235m flying fox, abseiling and bushwalking. Horse riding and mountain bike riding is available around the property.
Address: 356 Thomas Road, Upper Lockyer
Camping with kids in the school holidays – Thunderbird Park
Located at Tamborine Mountain, Thunderbird Park offers a range of exciting experiences for every age group. As well as it being a picturesque camping ground, the camp site offers excellent activities, including laser skirmish, a high ropes course and plenty of walking trails. Thunderbird Park is a geologically rich oasis with an abundance of native wildlife, stretching over 112 hectares on Tamborine Mountain. Originating from the Mount Warning volcanic eruption 22 million years ago, Tamborine Mountain is located along the northern edge of the ancient caldera and aptly represents the ‘Green behind the Gold’ within the Gold Coast hinterland.
Address: Corner Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine Mountain
Camping in Queensland? Think JAWA
Are you planning a Queensland adventure with your four-legged friend? Do it in style in a JAWA. If you need new parts or accessories for your next trip, get in touch with our friendly team at JAWA Off Road Campers by calling 07 5479 6844. You can also check out our range in our Caboolture showroom and have a chat with us in person. We’d love to hear about your fun-filled family adventures. You can also share your stories on our Facebook page.
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