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Need Sunshine Coast camping suggestions!

Postby Fingerbone Bill » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:39 pm

Hi guys,

I'm going to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in November camping for three weeks. We are going to spend three days on the Gold Coast, three on Fraser Island, I am looking for suggestions on great places to camp on the Sunshine Coast, Glasshouse Mountains and anywhere else there abouts. I'm not fussed if it's National Park or caravan park as long as it is nice. I like anywhere near water that I can swim in, e.g. nice beaches, lakes, creeks or even a water hole, also a bonus if it is good spot to canoe.

I'm open to any suggestions.

Many thanks.

Phil
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Postby amanda » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:58 am

Boreen Point camping ground just north of Tewantin would be ideal - perfect for canoeing, right on the water.
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Postby garbage » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:10 pm

There are three beach front spots in Hervey Bay. Haven't camped there, but have walked through them and they are right on the beach and in a leafy area. Very nice indeed! Wish there were more parks like this in NSW!

http://www.beachfronttouristparks.com.au/
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Postby elpaulos » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:52 pm

Rainbow beach and Teewah are great spots if you have a 4wd.
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Postby ant » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:53 pm

I agree with Amanda Boreen Point is great. Don't forget Pottsville on your way through the Tweed Coast :)
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Postby Fingerbone Bill » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:41 pm

Thanks everyone for their suggestions, anyone have any thoughts on camping around the Glasshouse Mountains region.

Cheers.

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Postby Kramer » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:35 am

I have always wanted to camp around the glasshouse mountains as I hear that there are some nice 4WD tracks around there but I bet it would be cold during winter :?
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Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:37 am

Bill

There is a state forest park called Coochin Creek Camp Area in the Beerburrum Sate Forest. Beerburrum State Forest is all part of the Glasshouse Mountains.

I have camped there before, it's a great place and I highly recommend it. Here is a link to the EPA site that doesn't really give you to much info - https://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks/iapark ... AGDS030.do and a map of the camp site - http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/images/parks_ ... _creek.gif

A short drive on good gravel road off the Bruce Highway. Composting toilet but no showers. Right on Coochin Creek thats saltwater. Swmming great at the campsite and fishing great up and down the river. Boat ramp a few kilometers downstream from the camp site. Some firepits but you may need to take wood with you and often no fires at all due to fire bans. Sometimes no drinking water.

Here are a couple of photos. Been meaning to post a page on my website but never got around to it.


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Postby Kramer » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:44 am

Nice report Derek, boat ramp now you have got my attention :armsup
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Postby Fingerbone Bill » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:26 am

derek wrote:Bill

There is a state forest park called Coochin Creek Camp Area in the Beerburrum Sate Forest. Beerburrum State Forest is all part of the Glasshouse Mountains.


That looks real nice! :grin:

Thanks for the pictures too.
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