4 family friendly camping areas for your Queensland getaway
There has been a growing popularity of packing up the family and heading off to explore our great country As a result, family friendly camping sites are more and more common throughout Australia. Camping with your family can be a great way to foster friendships and get into the great outdoors, away from screens and into the fresh air. The east coast of Australia has a range of beautiful landscapes that have activities suited to both young and old alike.
4 family friendly camping sites
Below are four family friendly camping spots in Queensland. We think this selection will appeal to just about everybody.
1) Lawn Hill Gorge camping area
The Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is scenically spectacular. With freshwater springs, sandstone cliffs and lush vegetation this oasis if visually stunning. There are 7 bush walking tracks with varying lengths and difficulty. For something a bit different you can hire canoes to explore both the middle and upper gorges. Lawn Hill Creek flows all year round and attracts an abundance of wildife. Get out the binoculars and birdbook to see what you can find.
Lawn Hill Gorge camping area has only a limited number of both tent and campervan sites. The sites are nestled within this lush gorge on the upper banks of the Lawn Hill Creek. With room for only one vehicle each, means that all year round the area will be pretty quiet. A four-wheel drive is recommended as unsealed roods make access unpredictable.
2) Amity Point camping area
Located just north of Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island are powered and unpowered sites for caravans and tent users, as well as cabin and eco shack accommodation. The Amity Point camping area is a quiet location that really allows you to put your feet up and take in the spectacular sunsets.
The Amity Point camping area is a quiet location that really allows you to put your feet up.
Perfect for the family and close to the calm waters of Moreton Bay. Swimming, fishing and boating are among the activities that are ideal for this area. Getting to the island isn't hard. You can drive any conventional vehicle onto a ferry and straight off on the other side.
3) Nowranie (Caves) Waterhole campground
Located 180 kilometres northwest of Mount Isa lies this self-sufficient campground. It is perfect for those who want to really get away from their busy everyday existence. The Wiliyan-ngurru National Park is home to caves and sinkholes formed millions of years ago. Due to safety concerns, public entry to the caves is not allowed, however there is a viewing area at Great Nowranie cave.
You'll need to bring your own supplies including rubbish bags and drinking water, but for a real bonding family trip this place could be fantastic. Two short trail walks can get your family out into the bush and spending time together while also being active. There are also mountain bike and 4WD tracks to test your skills on. Four-wheel drives are recommended to access the camping area. Two-wheel drives will have some difficulty driving through the rough terrain of the National Park.
4) Mast Head Island camping area
If you're looking for any excuse to get a new boat, then look no further than boat-based camping. AAA Finance can even help you out with a boat loan. Then you can take the family to somewhere beautiful like the Mast Head Island camping area. Treat your family and enjoy this absolutely stunning location, which is a renowned turtle rookery. Turtles are some of the most incredible creatures to witness so you won't want to pass this opportunity up. Everyone will love the snorkelling and diving, as well as reef walking and a spot of bird watching too.
This camping area requires you to be fully self sufficient. Visitors will need to bring their own drinking water and gas or fuel stove. It is only open between the months of April through to October because each summer the campsite closes for regeneration. Spots are limited with only 50 persons permitted at the campsite at any one time. This means there will be plenty of space for your boat and family.
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Peter Watman has extensive finance and automotive experience having worked in both industries for over 30 years. Peter founded AAA Finance and Insurance in 2012. He leads an experienced team that provides quick and easy finance solutions along with exceptional customer service.