Queensland Camps & Caravan Sites

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Borumba Deer Park – QLD

We spent Mother’s Day weekend doing what I love, bush camping in the caravan. We stayed at Borumba Deer Park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It was a great park, with animals to feed, movie for the kids, 2 playgrounds,

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Paradise Country Farm Stay – QLD

We stayed at a campground behind the theme parks on the Gold Coast called Paradise Country. It’s an Australiana themed park that’s’ great for kids. You get access to the park before and after it opens to feed the animals,

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Tangalooma – QLD

A quick trip away to start the school holidays 🙂 We had a villa right on the beach with a great view, bit noisy sharing walls with the neighbours though, only other thing was they don’t hire equipment to children

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Hamilton Island – QLD

This was our first visit to Hamilton Island and we loved it! Flew direct from Brisbane and landed on the island. We caught the free bus to our Accommodation, we stayed at the Reef View hotel, and boy did it

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat – QLD

From our camp in Canungra we drove 29kms to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in Lamington National Park. There is heaps to do at O’Reilly’s, bird feeding, a short treetop walk with suspension bridges, a climbing tower, gardens, the Stinson Plane replica

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Austinville rock-pools – QLD

These rockpools on the Gold Coast can be tricky to find, they are located at 672 Austinville Rd, Austinville, QLD. There is a small carpark for around 6 cars, then a 100m walk up the road to a steep set

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Magnetic Island – QLD

We took our car on the ferry over to Magnetic Island, and left the van in storage, it’s only a short 30 minute boat trip. We stayed in a holiday apartment at Horseshoe bay while on the island, it was

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Townsville – QLD

We stayed at the BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Townsville, about 15 mins out of town, they have a jumping pillow, pool, water slides and water park. We arrived in Townsville for one night before putting our van in storage to catch

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Cardwell – QLD – Lunch stopover

A great break stop between Mission Beach and Townsville is a little town called Cardwell. It’s where the main road goes right up to the ocean, there are long van parking bays on the ocean side, and truck parking as

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Mission Beach – QLD

We stayed at Beachcomber Coconut Holiday Park Mission Beach, located right across the road from the beach, it had a great little pool and playground as well. We were lucky to arrive on a day the Lifesavers had the flags

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Port Douglas – QLD

Overall Port Douglas was totally not what I expected, was expecting more of a Noosa vibe, the main street had great shops for browsing and shopping, we picked up some second hand books. The coastline we found lacking compared to

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Dave’s Takeaway – Port Douglas

Our funniest lunch out was to “Dave’s Takeaway”, where all “Daves” get a discount and their photo on the “wall of Daves”. It’s been going for years, and the food was the best takeaway yet! You’ll find Dave’s Takeaway in

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Mossman River – North QLD

We found access to the Mossman River right beside the road, Anich’s bridge, that is safe for swimming (they have commercial tours here, always a good way to tell). We spent a few hours floating in the current and swinging

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Emmagen Creek – Daintree – QLD

There is a croc-free swimming hole right where the Bloomfield track starts called Emmagen Creek. There’s a dirt road to this area, but in good condition, not 4×4.  Once you park, go left up the creek and follow the track

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