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Sunshine Coast - Fraser Island / K'gari region

see also:

  • marine stingers 1 Nov - 31 May
  • dingoes (wongari) - breed season March-May and there are some 100-200 on Fraser Island in around 20 packs - see Being dingo safe on Fraser Island
  • croc country is anywhere north of Gladstone but may occasional come further south
    • camp at least 50m from the water’s edge and at least 2m above the high water mark
    • limit your time at the water’s edge when collecting water and don’t use the same spot repeatedly
    • keep camp site clear of food scraps etc
  • sand flies and mosquitoes can be problematic in certain areas especially near tidal sand flats and mangrove swamps

Camping near beaches

Moreton Island

  • The Tangalooma Wrecks campground - short walk from ferry landing

North Stradbroke Island region

Bribie Island Nat Park, Caloundra

Maroochydore area

  • Cotton Tree Holiday Park on the north facing beach
    • great for young families and grey nomads
    • 93 powered and 29 non powered sites, sites are small and your neighbour will be close but at least there is a part for tents
  • Ingenia Holidays Rivershore, Maroochy River
    • glamping plus camping options
  • Mooloolaba Holiday Park
    • small CARAVAN site next to nice beach and shops - vans are crammed close together although usually able to set up an awning, and not really for tent camping - likely to be booked out

Coolum area

  • Coolum Beach Holiday Park


Inskip Peninsula, Rainbow Beach, Tuan Forest

  • 4WD access only?
    • there are a few campsites that are accessible for 2WD eg SS Dorrigo and MV Sarawak
    • others require 4WD eg. Natone and MV Beagle
    • compost toilets, no water;
    • option of both an unpatrolled surf beach or the more sheltered Pelican Bay, although sharks are common as for Fraser Island
    • secluded but need 4WD and there are no amenities
    • short drive from the barge for K’gari, lovely spot esp. if you have a kayak; toilets, no water;

Fraser Island / K'gari

  • see map
  • no mobile phone service
  • 4WD access only unless you walk in a group
  • north of Indian Head the crowds get thinner
  • the trade-off for a more central position is access to the trifecta of Fraser Island attractions. You’re near Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno Wreck along with access to the Eurong Bakery in case you need to top up any bread, milk or bait supplies.

dingo fenced camp grounds

  • Central Station camp ground - 44 sites
  • Dundubara camp area - 42 sites
  • Lake Boomanjin camping area - large open area no defined sites
  • Waddy Point Top camping area - 25 tent sites plus 6 camper trailer sites

Camping in the hinterland

australia/qld/sunshine_coast.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/22 08:38 by gary1

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