THINGS TO DO: 5 of the BEST Gold Coast camping sites

08 April 2018
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There’s so much to do on the Gold Coast. Pick one of these great camp sites as a base to explore the region and its stunning surrounds.

James Sharp Memorial Park

Beechmont Road, Canungra

Take the family for a weekend away by the edge of the Coomera River where you can fish and swim. The campsite has basic facilities so it's probably suited to the more seasoned camper, but the location is ideal for some peaceful R&R away from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast beaches.

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Flanagan Reserve

135 Flanagan Reserve Road, Barney View

‘Bush camping at its best’. A quiet spot adjacent to a river and a swimming hole make this a great spot if you are seeking some time away from the hustle and bustle. There are no powered sites and the amenities are fairly basic so this might be more suited for more (aherm!) seasoned campers. However, the location is glorious and there a bush walks aplenty so you can really get back to nature.

www.flanaganreserve.com.au

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Burleigh Beach Tourist Park

36 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

If you fancy camping a little closer to town, try Burleigh Beach Tourist Park. The site is across the road from Burleigh Beach and a short walk to Burleigh Heads with its many cafes and restaurants. It offers great amenities including a TV room and you can bring your tent, caravan or choose to stay in one of the modern villas.

www.goldcoasttouristparks.com.au

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Bigriggen Park

196 Bigriggan Road, Bigriggan

Set on 100 acres, with 55 acres of river flats for camping and the rest as surrounding hill tops and bush. The camp is bordered by the Logan River and Burnett Creek. Suitable for tents and caravans, you can choose from powered or non-powered sites. Kids can bring their bikes and set off to try and spot one of the resident platypus. Good amenities including a kiosk.

www.bigriggen.com.au

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Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

1544 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Situated on the waterfront of the Tallebudgera estuary, this is a great spot for water babies who can swim, canoe and fish to their heart’s content. It is also a short walk to the beach and the national park. You can camp, bring your caravan or stay in one of the villas. The park also has three swimming pools and a children’s playground.

www.goldcoasttouristparks.com.au

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What is your favourite camping spot on the Gold Coast?

Be sure to check out our article on the Gold Coast’s 5 best local picnic spots here.

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