Camping in Queensland - Wish list

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Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby mdewbery » Mon May 12, 2008 5:59 pm

Hi All

I'm getting in early and planning a camping trip with my gf for late this year (late Nov/early Dec).

We're looking to go anywhere up to 4 hours from the Sunshine Coast but are looking for somewhere with the following......

Water to swim in (a must!)
Somewhere we can get out of the way and have a fire (another must).
and showers/barbecue (not a must).

I'd definately prefer to not be in a caravan park and do some real camping but at this stage I'm limited to 2wd only so it cant be anywhere too out of the way...

I've had a look at the other forums and seen Inskip as an option but I'm just wondering what else is out there.

Any tips/suggestions is muchly appreciated.

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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby GypsyLady » Tue May 13, 2008 8:51 am

Inskip at that time of year will be very busy and will have plenty of sandflies.

You say you want swimming but does it have to be ocean swimming??
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby mdewbery » Tue May 13, 2008 9:27 am

No - doesn't have to be ocean swimming...but needs to be something a little more than a small creek just shallow enough to stand in....
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Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby GypsyLady » Tue May 13, 2008 9:35 am

Ok then I would suggest Island Reach at Imbil, it has creek swimming but it is quite a good size creek which heads up to a weir. Unfortunately they do not have a website but here are their contact details. You will also find more info on this place if you have a look though the posts on this forum. See post viewtopic.php?f=62&t=2344

Island Reach Camping Resort – Imbil
Contact Tony, Jim or Maryanne on Phone: 07 5484 5247
Address: 5-15 Island Rd Imbil.
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby mdewbery » Tue May 13, 2008 10:32 am

Thanks! Anyone else have any other suggestions? We are looking at camping for about 2 weeks and watch to try around 3 or 4 different sites....

I also found a website for Imbil if anyone wants to look at it - http://www.ircamping.com.au/
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby GypsyLady » Tue May 13, 2008 11:04 am

mdewbery wrote:
I also found a website for Imbil if anyone wants to look at it - http://www.ircamping.com.au/


Hey thanks, that is definitely new....
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby amanda » Tue May 13, 2008 11:06 am

Any objections to northern NSW, or does it have to be Queensland?
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby mdewbery » Tue May 13, 2008 11:15 am

NSW would be great too
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby GypsyLady » Tue May 13, 2008 11:16 am

4 hours of the sunshine coast would qualify some of northern NSW Amanda.
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby Frilly » Tue May 13, 2008 2:13 pm

Hey Micheal!

Have you thought about Booloumba Creek Camping area 1 or 3. I have camped at both and 3 is wonderful. Under 2 hours from Brisbane... very private, secluded rainforest sites with close car parks. Cold showers and toilets. Beautiful swimming hole (when there has been okay rain) and you are allowed fires but have to take your own timber. You can book online

https://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks/iapark ... a78cbf0ffa

and also see availability on there and look at the site map. As it is a national park there are no domestic animals allowed and it is tent camping only.

Hope ya have a great time wherever you decide to go!!
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby will_deness » Tue May 13, 2008 2:38 pm

Frilly wrote:Hey Micheal!

Have you thought about Booloumba Creek Camping area 1 or 3.
Or around the corner at Charlie Morland.
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby mdewbery » Tue May 13, 2008 2:39 pm

I hadn't thought of either of them before but they are both good spots! Thanks everyone!! Anymore ideas?

As I mentioned before we wanted to go to a few places in early december and so far here is a very rough itinery: 5 Days Booloumba Creek camping area
2 Days Island Reach
4 Days Inskip
4 Days Fraser Island
4 Days Agnes Waters

With school holidays starting in mid december would I be best off doing it in reverse order i.e. Agnes first then Fraser Island etc? Or are the other Sunshine Coast spots likely to be just as full come mid December?
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby mdewbery » Tue May 13, 2008 3:41 pm

Also is it possible to do Fraser Island without a 4wd - i.e. getting away with hiring a 4wd a day here or there and walking to the camp sites?

Has anyone done this????
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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby Troyk » Tue May 13, 2008 7:03 pm

G'day mdewbery,

Booloumba No 3 has limited size sites so if you have a large tent or a CT may not be good. I'd try Booloumba No 4 or Charlie Moreland.

If your tent is not too big go Number 3 as it is quite shady.

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Re: Camping in Queensland - Wish list

Postby Frilly » Tue May 13, 2008 9:03 pm

Not sure about Fraser without a 4wd... does anyone else know? I would love to go there...

Yeah Booloumba 3 has small sites however you can fit a 6 man dome there. Not CTs allowed though... nice place for a couple to go with loads of privacy...

You will love Agnes Water... getting a bit developed now though but still an amazing location... make sure you get around to Town of 1770 as well, and head up to Round Hill Head to take in the amazing views, go at sunset... one of the few places in Queensland you can see the sunset over water.
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