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Camping in South East Queensland

Postby Michael Lund » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:18 pm

Hi,

I'm looking to put together a feature on some of the best camping sites in South-East Queensland for a feature for The Courier-Mail newspaper.

The range of interest is from the southern Gold Coast up to and including Fraser Island and possibly as far inland as the Bunya Mountains and Stanthorpe region (of course it can be flexible depending on camp sites). Campsites can range from the most basic to luxury in facilities.

I was wondering if any forum members would be interested in suggesting any sites for possible inclusion (or exclusion) based on their experiences. If you could e-mail a campsite name(s) and some brief details on your suggestion that would be great.

I'd also be keen to hear from any members who might have some interesting camping stories to tell, or any other useful tips, secretes and information on how to get the most out of your camping experience.

Please feel free to get in touch with your thoughts and ideas.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours

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Postby Kramer » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:21 pm

There is a large group of SE QLD campers on here I am sure they will be able to help you out, if you also do a search there is heaps of info which is also very current.
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Postby Mullie Grub Clan » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:57 pm

Hi Michael,
Ok here is a few places that we checked out about 4 weeks ago.

Bearded Dragon
Andrew Dryer Park
Mt Barney Lodge
Burgess Park
Darlington Park
Binna Burra Mountain
Stinson Park
Flanagan Reserve
Bigriggen Park

I am more than happy to report to you about the above places and a few more we have been to.
I am busy for the rest of the week but will get back to you next week regarding these as it will take some time to do the report on them all.
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Postby Troyk » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:24 pm

It seems to be posted twice.

Again my comments :grin:

Michael,

My top spots would be
Girraween
Goomburra
Lake Cressbrook
Charlie Moreland
Peach Trees
Boreen Point

I think most of these are covered in the forum. if not I am sure we can post stuff up.

The thing about camping is that its up to individual what they want to do. There are plenty of opportunities for get away camping or go to large park and have a social event.

I think the biggest change in recent years is that people are moving away from stuff cramped in a station wagon to more RV style set ups (Its not just the grey nomads). Camper Trailers and Pop Up Caravans are becoming popular, and so are some of the high price items like fridges etc. So are peoples expectations as well.

Last point, I am not sure we have too many members who just like the caravan park at the Gold Coast type holiday. Could be wrong. Found they have different views again on camping again.

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Postby Troyk » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:49 pm

Sunday Mail has a 16 page lift out on Qlds top 100 camping locations. Should be interesting. :grin:
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Postby amanda » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:30 am

Last weeks or this coming week Troy?
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:32 am

amanda wrote:Last weeks or this coming week Troy?


Coming this sunday 2 March Amanda.
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Postby J`CRUISER » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:38 pm

nice. i will have a look at that and get some ideas for the family trips away.
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Postby GypsyLady » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:12 pm

J`CRUISER wrote:nice. i will have a look at that and get some ideas for the family trips away.


Think we will all be in for that one...
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Re: Camping in South East Queensland

Postby amanda » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:15 pm

Did anyone else get their entries in to win the camper trailer in the Courier Mail lift out on the weekend?
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Re: Camping in South East Queensland

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:38 pm

amanda wrote:Did anyone else get their entries in to win the camper trailer in the Courier Mail lift out on the weekend?



Bugger, bugger I forgot about it. Hope it is still sitting on the front verandah and has not been thrown out yet....
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Re: Camping in South East Queensland

Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:05 pm

Did anyone find it any good. I thought it was a pretty poor show myself.
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Re: Camping in South East Queensland

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:08 pm

Yes i agree Derek nothing startling and really no where we didn`t already know about,there wasn`t any unusual places listed they were the common run of National Parks,tourist type places etc.
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Re: Camping in South East Queensland

Postby freerocketman1 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:35 pm

there is a positive to that as the only way people are going to find out about all the nice places is to become a member of camping.com :armsup & it also means less crowds too :***
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Re: Camping in South East Queensland

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:39 pm

Have to agree with you there rocketman,many years ago i used to go to this quiet little beach only ever a handful of people there until one HORRIBLE day they showed it on getaway,i`ve never been there since,every man and his dog know about it.
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