5 BEST camping spots for families in SE QLD

Are you craving an escape beyond screens and schedules? Ditch the city hum for crackling campfires and starry skies. Family camping isn’t just a budget-friendly getaway, it’s a chance to forge memories with sticky s’mores and shared adventures. So pack your tent, grab your little explorers, and check out one of these five BEST camping spots for families in SE QLD.


BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, Helensvale

With a huge waterpark, loads of activities for the kids and a fantastic range of powered and unpowered sites, BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is one of the best camping spots for families in SE QLD.

The amenities are first-rate, giving your camping experience a little more luxury. The onsite cafe is fabulous if you prefer to dine out, and dogs are welcome. There are two off-leash dog parks and plenty of bush walks and nature to explore with the pup on a leash.

Don’t want to camp? They have a fab selection of cabins, too!

Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park


Hidden Camp, Pie Creek

Surrounded by scenic mountains, a lake, and stunning bushland, Hidden Camp camping sites have all the basic amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including camp kitchens, toilets, and showers. This unique campground even boasts the title of runner-up for Best Hipcamp in Australia!

Let the kids loose on the jumping castle, race around on pedal karts, or tire themselves out on the playground.


Flinders Beach, North Stradbroke Island

Flinders Beach offers 12 stunning oceanfront camping areas in the dunes of North Stradbroke Island. You’ll need a 4×4 vehicle to access this site, and the only facilities available at Flinders Beach are composting toilets, so be sure to come prepared with everything you need for a self-sufficient camping experience.

If you don’t have a 4×4, don’t despair! Head east along the coastline to Adder Rock Camping Ground in Point Lookout instead. This campground is accessible by 2WD vehicles and offers a range of amenities, including potable water, toilets, hot showers, and undercover BBQ areas.

Flinders Beach North Stradbroke Island Stunning Beachfront Camping in Se Qld

Flinders Beach, North Stradbroke Island


BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Rivershore, Bli Bli

Located on the banks of the Maroochy River, BIG4 Rivershore offers a unique experience to new and experienced travellers, with 70 spacious powered and unpowered camping and caravan sites and 15 luxury safari tents.

There is a swimming pool with waterslides, a jumping pillow, a playground and mini golf. The onsite cafe, Driftwood, is the perfect setting to sit back, relax with a coffee or cool drink in hand, or share a yummy meal.


Crayola free preschool activities

Borumba Deer Park, Imbil

Located 10 minutes west of Imbil in Queensland, Borumba Deer Park offers families and nature lovers a peaceful escape, making it another of the best camping spots for families in SE QLD.

Choose from spacious, unpowered, or powered campsites set amongst 15 acres of shady grounds alongside Yabba Creek. For added comfort, opt for a caravan or cabin stay.

Kids will love hand-feeding the resident deer and other friendly farm animals.

Borumba Deer Park Imbil Chosen As One of the Best Camping Spots for Families in Se Qld

Borumba Deer Park, Imbil


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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