Looking for the best camper trailer spots around Brisbane? With state borders still closed it is a great time to start exploring your own backyard. Luckily, living in the sunshine state means you have access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and majestic, lush rainforests on your doorstep. Here’s some inspiration for your next camping holiday around Brisbane with your camper trailer. There is something for everyone, from hiking to surfing to stunning mountainous views. So for the best quick camping getaways, under 2 hours from the CBD, check out Platinum camper’s list of best places to take your camper trailer around Brisbane.
Blue Lagoon Campgrounds - Moreton Island
Blue Lagoon campground is a beautiful location to take your camper trailer – offering beach-style camping with medium to large sites, many with great shade. All sites are marked with totems. You can easily walk to the beach and take a surf, or head over to the freshwater Blue Lagoon for some kayaking.
While Blue Lagoon campgrounds offer cold showers and have non-flush toilets, due to the remote location it is recommended you bring your own drinking water and remain relatively self-sufficient.
Clancys Camping Area - Benarkin State Forest
Clancy’s Camping area is a great bush camper trailer spot in a large open grassy area next to Emu Creek with room for up to 60 people.
With great walking trails, mountain bike trails, and you can even kayak on Emu creek – there is something for everyone in the family here.
There are flushing toilets and water available, however, it is still advisable to bring your own water. Dogs are permitted if kept on a leash. The road to the campsite is gravel but suitable for 2WD. Wood fires are allowed in constructed fireplaces – and fuel stoves are recommended.
Manna Gum Camping Area - Goomburra
One for the nature lovers out there. Manna Gum Camping area is a great place near Brisbane to take your Camper Trailer. Set up camp near Dalrymple Creek and be woken in the morning by the musical chorus of bell miner bird.
This huge camping area is well shaded and is close to a number of great walking tracks. At night, sit around the campfire with the kids spotlighting frogs, owls, phascogales, bats, wallabies, bandicoots, possums, gliders, and more!
Depending on when during the year you visit – you could even catch a glimpse of the shy red-necked pademelons feeding on the grass around camp.
The Settlement Camping Area - Springbrook National Park
The only camping area in the spectacular Springbrook National Park, the Settlement camping area is a great sport to take your camper trailer. There is a short walking track that leads to Purling Brook Falls, a must-see in the area.
This is a well-maintained campsite – with toilets, drinking water, free electric BBQ’s, however there are no showers – so it is a good idea to bring a hot water system along with you.
Neurum Creek Camping Area - D'Aguilar National Park
Forest camping at its best! Camp right beside Neurum Creek to relax in serene forest surrundings, enjoy a campfire, 4WD adventures and refreshing creek swims.
Look out for the endangered Birdwing Butterflies in one of their last natural breeding sites. Keep your eyes peeled for the nocturnal fawn-footed melomys hopping along tree branches foraging for food, and end the day by star gazing at the night sky.
While septic toilets are provided, it is recommended to bring your own drinking water, rubbish bags, and a fuel stove for cooking.
Landcruiser Mountain Park - Kingaham
Landcruiser Mountain Park is a working cattle property and Queensland’s first privately owned wilderness park designed for off-road and bush camping enthusiasts alike. Situated on a 10,000-acre site with 200km of specialty-designed 4WD trails suitable for both beginners and experienced drivers. If you are new to 4wD vehicles, this is a great place to learn new off-road driving skills.
The property is packed full of natural attractions, the headwaters of the Brisbane River, creeks, waterfalls, swimming locations, and abundant wildlife.
Get away from others, and camp anywhere on the property, or camp near one of the main 4 campgrounds, and you will have all the amenities.
This place is very popular and is rated as one of the top ten camping spots in southeast Queensland, so book early!
Somerset Park Campground - Somerset Dam
This one is for our water sports lovers. Somerset Dam is a popular choice for Camper Trailer owners as there are no restrictions on water vessels. Hire boats and kayaks, or bring your own boat and water sports equipment and take to the lake! Not into adventure sports? How about just throw in a line and catch some fish?
Campgrounds are located on grassy, powered & unpowered sites surrounded by gorgeous, natural views.
This is a very well-maintained site with BBQs, playgrounds, designated multi-use trails, Somerset Dam has something for everybody in the family!