6 Of The Best Beach Camping Spots Near Brisbane

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By: Carolyn Tate, ellaslist

Nov 30, 2018

When you’re out camping, getting amongst nature, there is nothing like waking up to the sound of the waves and breathing in salt air. Seaside camping is a combination of two of the greatest things about living in this grand country of ours; the great outdoors and the big blue ocean. Here are six of the best places to pitch a tent by the sea.

Bribie Island

The great thing about Bribie is the accessibility and ease to get there. The only island connected to Brisbane by bridge, Bribie Island has some tremendous camping grounds right on the sand. Some grounds are only accessible by 4WD, so make sure you do your research and be prepared before you set off on your adventure.

Website: Bribie camping 

Price: Some permits apply for camping and/or for vehicle. Check website for details.

South Stradbroke Island

Just off the coast of the GC, South Stradbroke Island boasts three camping grounds on the island. They’re all great locations to get involved in all the water sports, take in the sun and get out of the city for some star gazing. You can go alfresco or upgrade to a self-contained cabin.

Website: Gold Coast tourist parks 

Price: Unpowered tent sites start from $26 p/n

North Stradbroke Island

Load up the car, hop on a ferry and leave your troubles on the mainland - this slice of paradise is only a 50 minute trip on the ferry. Once you get there, the large island is big enough to keep you entertained, but quiet enough to feel like a holiday. There’s a bunch of different accommodation options: you can set up shop, right on the sand in a tent or swag, or you can ditch all the gear completely and stay in a fancy glamping site. All the joys of camping without the arguments over whether the tent is set up correctly.

Website: Minjerribah Camping

Price: Unpowered tent sites start from $17 p/n

Noosa North Shore

Located on the shores of gorgeous Noosa River, a short ferry ride transports you to another world. Noosa North Shore (pictured, top) is quiet sanctuary paradise made for the real nature lovers. The campground has the bare basics and is probably not for the glampers. Great for 4WDing, swimming, fishing or doing nothing at all. It’s hard to believe the natural piece of paradise is just a stone's throw from the heart of Noosa’s Hastings Street.

Where:  240 Wilderness Track, Noosa North Shore

Website: Noosa Holiday Parks 

Price: Prices start at $29 p/n for an unpowered site

Moreton Island

A short ferry ride from Redcliffe across the gorgeous Moreton Bay sends you to a stunning island full of everything you need for whatever camping adventure you seek. There are unpowered sites, cabins, glamping tents and a full-blown resort. Moreton Island offers some of the cheapest beach camping in the state at just $6.55 p/n. With five camping sites around the island, there are unpowered sites where you can rough it and be one with nature or the glamping sites at Castaways.

Website: Moreton Island Adventures 

Price: Unpowered sites start at $6.55

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Image credit: Noosa North Shore Camping/Instagram