There’s nothing like the simplicity and freedom of a few days in the great outdoors.

Southern Queensland Country is just the place to slow down and immerse yourself in nature and marvel at big starry skies.

Whether you’re happy rolling out your swag beside a campfire or need all the luxuries and mod cons of the latest caravans, we’ve done the research, all you have to do is choose which of these top camping and caravan spots suit you.

 

Foxbar Falls

  • Camping/caravan – powered and unpowered sites
  • Pets allowed
  • Camp fires allowed

Newly developed campground located in Queensland’s cold country, the Granite Belt. 2.5 hours from Brisbane, and 15 minutes from StanthorpeFoxbar Falls offers a unique camping experience for families, groups, and travellers to enjoy stunning granite, bush and water surrounds in an idyllic setting.

 

Crows Nest National Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – unpowered sites
  • Amenities
  • BBQs

In Crows Nest National Park you’ll discover spectacular creek scenery, granite outcrops, a scenic waterfall and eucalypt forest remnants on the edge of the Great Dividing Range.

You can camp or park your van at the camp ground – bring wood for the barbecues, your binoculars for birdwatching and be sure to book your site early at this popular spot – the perfect place to reconnect with nature and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

 

Bunya Mountains National Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – unpowered sites (Caution: access is steep, narrow and winding!)
  • Open fire places
  • BBQs

Here you’ll discover what is thought to be the world’s largest remaining stand of bunya pine forest in Queensland’s second oldest national park, Bunya Mountains National Park.

Caravans are welcome however caution is advised as access to camping areas is steep, narrow and winding.

Camping permits and bookings are required.

There are electric barbecues and fire places (supply your own wood) at all camping locations.

 

Goomburra Section, Main Range National Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – unpowered sites
  • Amenities

Nestled in the western foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Goomburra is the perfect spot for creek-side camping, picnicking, birdwatching and walks.

Walking tracks cater to a range of fitness levels and give access to woodlands, rainforest, creeks and waterfalls and scenic lookouts.

 

Lake Broadwater Conservation Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – unpowered sites
  • Amenities

Relax and appreciate nature at the Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, featuring a natural lake surrounded by cypress pine, eucalypt and brigalow open woodland.

Pitch your tent or park your caravan beside the lake or in the bush camping area.

Fishing isn’t permitted but you can swim and launch your boat or go water skiing.

Pack your camera, binoculars or spotting scope and head off on a walk around the shoreline to spot more than 230 varieties of birds.

 

Girraween National Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – unpowered sites
  • Amenities

Bald Rock is a popular attraction on the Granite Belt and has the largest series of granite domes in Girraween National Park.

Base yourself at the Bald Rock campground to explore granite canyons, stone arches and echo points, and take a trail to Bald Rock or Little Bald rock to enjoy spectacular views back into the National Park.

Campers and caravans are welcome, bookings essential.

 

Chinchilla Weir

  • Camping
  • Caravan – powered sites
  • Pets allowed
  • Open fire places
  • Amenities

The Chinchilla Weir on the tranquil Condamine River is a pleasant and popular bush setting for fishing and bird watching, just 10 minutes from Chinchilla.

Be quick to book if you need a powered site, as these are limited.

Both dogs and fires are allowed and for those who don’t need power, camp close to the shoreline and enjoy uninterrupted views of the wildlife and activity on the water.

 

Bowenville Reserve

  • Camping
  • Caravan – unpowered sites
  • Pets allowed
  • Open fire places
  • Amenities

Popular with fisher folk, Bowenville Reserve offers a tranquil natural spot to spend a few nights.

Set on the banks of Oakey Creek, just 50 minutes’ drive from Toowoomba, the well maintained, grassed area allows plenty of space to spread out no matter how big your rig.

Bring the dog and the kids and cook up your catch in the fire pits provided.

 

Killarney Views Cabins and Caravan Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – powered sites
  • Pets allowed
  • Open fire places
  • Camp kitchen

Enjoy a night under the stars around an open fire or in the camp kitchen mingling with fellow travellers around the fireplace.

A few minutes’ drive from the heart of Killarney, and handy to Queen Mary FallsKillarney View is a well-appointed park. It’s dog-friendly and there’s plenty of room for the kids to roam.

 

Freedom Lifestyle Caravan Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – powered sites
  • Pets allowed
  • Camp kitchen
  • Playground & Pool

A quiet and convenient spot to base yourself when attending Warwick’s equestrian or motorsport events or for visiting nearby National Parks, Freedom Lifestyle is also a great family park. The Park is pet-friendly and the perfect spot to enjoy the seasons of the Southern Downs.

 

BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park

  • Caravan – powered and ensuite sites
  • Laundry
  • Amenities

BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park is the perfect choice for a family getaway. Mum and Dad can relax in the spa while watching the kids splash about in the pool or have some fun on the jumping pillow. Caravanners can choose from a shady slab site, drive-thru site or enjoy the convenience of an ensuite site. Located in the centre of town, there is a whole bunch of things to do in Toowoomba, travel with our handy getaway guide and you won’t miss a thing!

 

Yarraman Caravan Park

  • Camping
  • Caravan – powered sites
  • Open fire places
  • Camp kitchen

Peaceful Yarraman Caravan Park, close to the State Forest and just a short walk into town is the perfect weekend getaway. Take your bikes to cycle the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, go birdwatching and walking on forest trails or fishing in nearby dams.

 

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

  • Camping
  • Caravan (powered and unpowered sites)
  • Pets allowed
  • On-site restaurant

With a choice of picturesque creek-side camp or van sites, just a stone’s throw from Main Range National Park, Bestbrook Mountain Resort allows you to relax in a natural bush setting and access an authentic farm-stay style holiday. All sites are dog-friendly and accessible by caravan and car. If you’re not keen on cooking every night, you can take advantage of the licenced restaurant and bar. The kids (and big kids) can join in the animal feeding, farm activities, horse trail rides and riding lessons. Old fashioned hospitality and magnificent mountain views come standard with every stay.

 

Gleneden Family Farm

  • Camping
  • Caravan – unpowered sites
  • Pets allowed

Fifth generation farmers Rowan and Fiona Morris and their kids love to share their organic farm with visitors. Gleneden Family Farm proudly grow chemical-free meat and vegetables and happily teach these sustainable practices to interested guests. You can watch the bullock team in action, or join in a farm skills or kitchen craft workshop. Bring the tent or caravan and pitch up at one of the hillside or creekside campsites to enjoy a perfect rustic farm stay experience.