If you’re looking for some of the best camping, Sunshine Coast QLD has then you’re in for a real treat as there are so many amazing spots to choose from!

There are Sunshine Coast holiday parks with all the facilities you could ever need, to the best beach camping Sunshine Coast offers with some gorgeous secluded spots, as well tranquil locations among the trees if you prefer the camping Sunshine Coast hinterland sites.

If you’re looking for some Sunshine Coast camping sites for your next adventure, then this is the perfect article for you.  Thanks to the wonderful members from our FB group Queensland Camping, we’ve put together this guide which includes 20 of the top Sunshine Coast campsites.

In this guide, we’ve included a range of best campsites Sunshine Coast offers, including some great Sunshine Coast tourist parks as well as hinterland and beachfront campsites.

So let’s get into it and check out some of the best camping sites Sunshine Coast has!

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Best Camping Sunshine Coast QLD Map

Below is a map of all the best camping grounds Sunshine Coast QLD has, which are in this guide.  Zoom in and out for a better view of the camp sites Sunshine Coast!

Keep reading below for further details of all these Sunshine Coast camping grounds.

20 of the Best Sunshine Coast Camping Sites 

In no particular order, below are our picks for the best camping spots Sunshine Coast has.  We’ve split these Sunshine Coast camp sites up into holiday parks, beach camping and bush / hinterland camping.

Best Sunshine Coast Holiday Parks

Check out below some of the best holiday and caravan parks near Sunshine Coast. 

Cotton Tree, Maroochydore

Without a doubt one of the best caravan parks, Sunshine Coast Qld offers is Cotton Tree.  Located on the calm waters of the Maroochydore River, Cotton Tree Holiday Park is a great spot, particularly for young families.

In terms of camping near Sunshine Coast, this is a favourite of ours. We love it because the kids can safely swim, boogie board and kayak in the calm waters, as well as the option of going around the bend to the surf.

Cotton Tree Holiday Park has 93 powered and 29 non powered sites as well as a range of cabins available.  Sites are small and your neighbour will be close, but the stunning location more than makes up for it.

There are plenty of amenities at Cotton Tree camping ground for an easy camping experience.  There are several toilets, warm showers as well as a camp kitchen and kiosk for basic grocery items.

So if you’re after tent or caravan sites, Sunshine Coast offers which are just perfect for families and surrounded by plenty of amenities, Cotton Tree Holiday Park is a good option. 

Location: Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree

Price: From $53 for 2 people per night, additional people are $10 each.

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Ingenia Holidays Rivershore, Maroochy River

Ingenia Holidays Rivershore on the Maroochy River is perfect for those looking for Sunshine Coast camp grounds which offer a glamping experience.   However as well as fancy safari tents, you can also pitch a tent or bring your van too.

Ingenia Holidays Rivershore Resort offers some great facilities for those that love to camp in style.  There is plenty to do for the kids include waterslides, swimming pools, jumping pillow, playground, and mini golf.  Other amenities on site include three camp kitchens, BBQ areas, restaurant, bar, kiosk, fire pits, laundry, toilets, and showers as well as a boat ramp and pontoon for launching a kayak or SUP.

There are 15 safari tents on site which are amazing and come highly recommended.  These tents offer the 5 star camping experience with a king size bed, kitchenette, ensuite and river views from private balconies.  If glamping isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of powered sites for vans and tents at this campsite, Sunshine Coast.

For pet owners, you’ll also be pleased to know that this is one of the dog friendly camping Sunshine Coast sites.

Location: 99 David Low Way, Diddillibah

Price: From $44 per night 

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Coolum Beach Holiday Park

Another one of the awesome family holiday parks, Sunshine Coast offers is the Coolum Beach Holiday Park.  This holiday park is in such a great location, located right on the patrolled surf of Coolum Beach – perfect beachfront camping Sunshine Coast offers and across the road from a range of shops and cafes.

Accommodation options include powered sites as well as 6 cabins.  There are also great sites just steps away from the beach and some sites are dog friendly. Amenities on site include a modern camp kitchen, toilets, hot showers, laundry, and kiosk.

For campers after one of the beachfront caravan parks, Sunshine Coast offers, Coolum Beach Holiday Park is a good one to consider.  One of the great campgrounds Sunshine Coast has right on the beach. 

Location: 1827 David Low Way, Coolum Beach

Price: From $53 for 2 people per night, additional people are $10 each.

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Best Beach Camping Sunshine Coast 

If you prefer to camp close to the beach, below we’ve listed some of the best beachfront camping Sunshine Coast has which aren’t holiday parks.

Bribie Island

When it comes to beach camping areas, Sunshine Coast has some great options and there are several on Bribie Island to choose from.  These campsites are simply perfect for a beach camping trip, however you will need a 4WD to access them and others are only accessible by boat.

Most of Bribie Island is National Park and camping sites include Poverty Creek, Ocean Beach, Lime Pocket, Mission Point and Gallagher Point.  Some of these camping sites offer no facilities at all, while others have basic amenities such as toilets and cold showers.

While you’re camping at Bribie Island, there is plenty to do.  Enjoy water sports in the Pumicestone Passage, go swimming, kayaking or fishing.  There is also plenty of walking tracks to enjoy too.

For campers looking for remote and secluded camping spots, Sunshine Coast has, Bribie Island won’t disappoint – National Park camping Sunshine Coast at it’s best!

Location: Bribie Island

Price: $7 per person per night, plus 4WD permits are $53.65 for one week

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Noosa North Shore Beach Campground, Noosa

Noosa North Shore is an excellent spot for those wanting one of the camp grounds Sunshine Coast has with complete beachfront.

Given you’re right on the beach at these Noosa camping grounds, here you can spend your days, swimming, surfing, and fishing as well as bushwalking and exploring the nearby Coloured Sands.  If you do intend to go swimming here, just note that the beach is not patrolled.

These Noosa campgrounds have 40 powered sites and 45 unpowered sites.  All these Noosa camping sites are scattered around the trees, with a stunning beachfront.  There are good amenities on hand including 3 toilet and shower blocks (coin operated), camp kitchen (with fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and BBQs), laundry and a small kiosk.

A range of native wildlife live around the campgrounds, so keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, goannas and birds.

If going to sleep to the sound of the waves crashing and waking to stunning views of the ocean sounds like your idea of the perfect campground – then Noosa North Shore is the ideal spot for your next camping trip.  Certainly one of the gorgeous Noosa camping areas available, and some of the best beach camping QLD offers.

Location: 240 Wilderness Track, Noosa North Shore

Price: From $38 per night 

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Teewah Beach – Cooloola Recreation Area

Teewah Beach

While technically part of the Wide Bay Region and not the Sunshine Coast, we couldn’t leave Teewah Beach out of our places to camp Sunshine Coast guide.   You’ll need a 4WD drive to access Teewah Beach which is in the Cooloola Recreation Area often simply referred to as Double Island Point.  Located in the Great Sandy National Park, Sunshine Coast beach camping doesn’t get more stunning than this and it’s perfect for those wanting a secluded beach camping experience.

Teewah Beach is the only area in the Cooloola Recreation Area where beach camping is allowed.   Here you can spend your days swimming in the pristine water, kayaking, surfing, and fishing.  You can also explore the nearby Double Island Point Lighthouse walk for amazing views.

There are no facilities at Teewah Beach; this includes no toilets, no showers and no drinking water.  There are however some rubbish bins in the area and fires are permitted.

To reach Teewah Beach, you will need to take the ferry across the Noosa River and drive up the beach from Noosa North Shore or drive down from Rainbow Beach in the north.  You’ll also need a 4WD permit which can be purchased from the Queensland National Parks website for $13.95 per day or $35.50 per week.

Location: Beach Access, Cooloola

Price: $7 per person per night or $28 per family. 

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Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area

Inskip Camping

Just north of Cooloola Recreation Area is the Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area, which is just across the water from K’gari (Fraser Island).  This is an excellent alternative to Double Island Point, particularly for those that don’t have a 4WD as there are a few campsites that are accessible for 2WD.

There are 4 different camping areas to choose along Inskip point.  SS Dorrigo and MV Sarawak sites are accessible for all cars while Natone and MV Beagle are accessible by 4WD only.  The campsites are in behind the foredunes just metres away from the beach; some even have some great ocean views.  There are no defined camping sites and all areas are based on a first in first served basis.

Facilities at all campsites are limited to only compost toilets.  Drinking water is not available, although if you run out, you can refill your containers at nearby Clarkson Drive at Rainbow Beach.  There is however an iceman that tours the area frequently who as well as sells ice, also sells newspapers, ice cream, milk and bread.  Campfires are also permitted.

Of course at Inskip Point campers will enjoy swimming in pristine water (please note that these beaches are not patrolled), fishing, boating, kayaking as well as exploring nearby Rainbow Beach, K’gari, and Tin Can Bay.  Plus being a peninsular, you also have the option of both a surf beach or the more sheltered Pelican Bay. The nature adventure-land at your fingertips make these some of the best camping area Sunshine Coast has.

Dogs can camp with you at Inskip Point; however they are not allowed in vehicles while driving along the beaches in the Cooloola Recreation Area, so if you intend on going out and about during the day it may be best to leave your dog at home.

Read our full guide to camping at Inskip Point here.

Location: Inskip Avenue, Inskip

Price: $7 per person per night or $28 per family. 

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Log Dump Camp

While the name of this campsite doesn’t sound appealing, I can assure you this is a lovely secluded spot located on the edge of Kauri Creek in the Tuan State Forest.  This is gorgeous Sunshine Coast creek camping on the water’s edge, just a short drive from the barge for K’gari.

This is a great spot to come if you have your own kayak.  There is a good chance you might spot turtles, dugongs, and dolphins while you are out.  You can of course also go swimming or fishing and explore the stunning area.

There are no powered camping sites Sunshine Coast Log Dump Camp, and the sites are not marked, so you can choose where to set up camp.  Amenities are limited here with only toilets and fire rings available.  There are no showers or drinking water available.

Location: Unnamed Road, Tuan Forest

Price: $7 per person per night or $28 per family.

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Best Camping Sunshine Coast Hinterland / Bush Sites 

If you’re after Sunshine Coast hinterland camping, check out some of these best bush camping / Sunshine Coast hinterland sites.

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat

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Neurum Creek Bush Retreat is near the D’Aguilar National Park, Lake Somerset, and Stanley River, making it a great choice if you’re after some of the national park camping, Sunshine Coast offers.  This is also another one of the pet friendly camping Sunshine Coast sites in this guide so no need to leave your best bud at home.

Activities on site include bike riding, walking tracks, swimming, and kayaking in the swimming holes and creek.  The office has a range of games available to borrow including cricket, bocce and more. You may also see a range of wildlife including more than 80 birds, butterflies, kangaroos, wallabies, and deer.

The campsite offers powered sites and facilities include campfires, toilets, free showers and a small kiosk selling essential items.

So if you’re looking for an easy getaway and some bush camping Sunshine Coast, Neurum Creek is one of the great camping locations, Sunshine Coast offers. 

Location: Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, 268 Rasmussen Rd, Neurum

Price: From $14.50 per adult and $8.50 per child – and if you bring your dog, they will be $2.50.

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Peach Trees Campground

Peach Trees Campground is part of the Jimna State Forest, located about 50kms north of Kilcoy (the nearest town).  The campgrounds stretch along the Yabba Creek and are the perfect place for campers wanting one of the river camping Sunshine Coast spots.

The sites here are not defined, so you can camp where you like on a first in first served basis.  In terms of facilities, these campgrounds only have toilets, so it is best for self sufficient campers.  There are a few picnic tables in the area as well as fire pits.

From the campgrounds, there are three different walks including the popular 700m Yabba Creek Circuit.  The kids will love this walk as you need to cross the suspension bridge which crosses the creek.  There is also a 3km and 4 km walking track too.  Other things to do in the area include swimming in the creek, exploring waterholes, bike riding and various 4WD tracks.

The site is also shared with kangaroos and wallabies in the morning and afternoon, which is a lovely site for campers and also makes this a great kid friendly camping Sunshine Coast option.

Sorry no pets allowed here.

Location: Yabba Road, Jimna

Price: $7 per person per night or $28 per family. 

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Charlie Moreland Campgrounds

An hour east of Peaches Campgrounds you’ll find Charlie Moreland Camping grounds, just 20 minutes from the town of Kenilworth.  These campgrounds are in the Imbil State Forest, close to the lovely Yabba Creek.

At this campground Sunshine Coast offers, there are no defined campsites, so you get to choose your own spot based on a first in first served basis.  Amenities on site include toilets, picnic tables, BBQs and fire pits.  They even have a horse paddock if you want to bring your horse with you.  There are no showers, drinking water or rubbish bins here.

If listening to the sounds of the birds isn’t enough, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a range of activities while camping at Charlie Moreland Campgrounds.  There are several bushwalks in the area including the 780m Fig Tree Circuit (suitable for strollers and wheelchairs), 1.5km Little Yabba Circuit, the 3.5km Piccabeen Circuit or the 8.8km Mount Allan walk.  Other things to do include swimming and kayaking in Little Yabba Creek.

The amenities and stroller-friendly bushwalk makes this suitable for family camping Sunshine Coast, plus have you seen the price? This is some cheap camping Sunshine Coast has on offer!

Sorry no dogs allowed here.

Location: Sunday Creek Rd, Kenilworth

Price: $7 per person per night or $28 per family. 

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Booloumba Creek Camping

Booloumba Creek camping grounds in the Conondale National Park is a gorgeous place for hinterland camping Sunshine Coast.  This campground is 20 minutes away from Charlie Moreland campgrounds, tucked away in the dense subtropical rainforest with waterfalls and gorgeous turquoise rock pools.  These campsites are only accessible by 4WD making is a nice secluded spot perfect for getting away from it all.

At Booloumba Creek there are three different camping areas named camping areas 1 (24 sites), 3 (20 sites) and 4 (open – up to 120 people).  Regardless of where you go, you will also need to carry your camp gear a short way from your vehicle (like 20 metres) – this is not car camping – so consider this while packing.

Facilities on site here include toilets and fire pits only.  There are no showers, drinking water or rubbish bins on site.

While you’re camping here, be sure to do the Booloumba Falls Walk which is a 3km circuit.  This walk is gorgeous taking you through the rainforest, past gorges, waterfalls and interesting rock formations.  If you’re keen, you can even swim in the falls.  There is a range of other walks in the area too as well as several gorgeous turquoise swimming holes.

This is a stunning location and well worth it for those with 4WDs.

Location: Lot 274 Booloumba Creek Rd, Cambroon

Price: $7 per person per night or $28 per family. 

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Kenilworth Homestead

A real favourite among families is camping at the Kenilworth Homestead which is along the Mary River.  It’s also super close to the town of Kenilworth, so an excellent spot for exploring the area.

There is plenty to do at this Kenilworth camping site.  The kids will love patting the farm animals, there is a BMX bike track and a large sandy beach leading into the river, making it great for swimming or kayaking.  Other amenities on site include two blocks of toilets and hot showers, additional compost toilets by the river and open fires are allowed too.

There is a range of accommodation options at the Homestead.  Campers have the option of both powered and unpowered sites or for those who want a little luxury there are Spa Rooms available.

Dogs can come and stay for those camping only.

Location: 2760 Eumundi Kenilworth Rd, Kenilworth

Price: From $36 per night for 2 adults

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Bluff Creek, Kenilworth

Another gorgeous campground in Kenilworth is Bluff Creek.  This campground is located on a 100 acre property, right alongside the beautiful Mary River and provides the perfect spot for those looking for a peaceful location among the trees.

Things to do include swimming and kayaking in the river, bike riding, fishing, local walking trails and exploring the local town.

There are no powered sites here, just large spacious non powered sites.  Amenities on site include hot showers, toilets, laundry, camp kitchen, BBQs and you’re also allowed to have open fires too.  Another great thing about Bluff Creek is that dogs are welcomed.

Location: 44 Wilcox Rd, Kenilworth

Price: $20 per adult per night $10 per child per night

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Borumba Deer Park, Imbil

Borumba Deer Park is another favourite family friendly campsite, located in the Mary Valley on the gorgeous Yabba Creek.

There is plenty to do here to keep everyone busy.  You can hire boats or kayaks for exploring the creek, swimming, fishing, there’s a playground for the kids and even mini golf.  Of course there is also plenty to explore in the area with the Mary Valley and Borumba close by.  If you’re lucky, you will also get the opportunity to see the deer that regularly visit the grounds.

Campsites available include both powered and non powered sites and for the non campers there are cabins too.  Amenities onsite include a kiosk, laundry, toilets and showers, BBQs and campfires are also allowed.

Dogs are welcome at a cost of $3 per night.

Location: 1133 Yabba Creek Rd, Imbil

Price: From $18 per adult and $9 per child per night 

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Imbil Camping Retreat

Not too far from Borumba Deer Park is Imbil Camping Retreat, another great campsite situated in the Mary Valley along the Yabba Creek.  These campgrounds offer 12 acres of gorgeous shaded parklands, which include some great secluded camping spots for those wanting a peaceful getaway.

There are some great activities here at Imbil Camping Retreat, including swimming, fishing and kayaking in the creek.  You’ll also get the opportunity to spot the resident family of platypus and turtles that live in the creek.  Plus the local town is within easy walking distance where there is a range of shops including a butcher, café and pub.

Campers can choose between powered and unpowered sites.  Amenities on site include hot showers and toilets, a camp kitchen with BBQs and campfires are allowed.  The campgrounds are also pet friendly.

Location: 5 Imbil Island Rd, Imbil

Price: From $35 per night for 2 people 

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Cedar Grove Campground

Located in the Amamoor State Forest, Cedar Grove campgrounds have large grassy open areas, beside a riverine rainforest. This is the perfect place for those looking for peaceful camping around Sunshine Coast among the trees.

There are no defined campsites, so it’s a great opportunity to find your own spacious campsite beside the creek.  Amenities on site include toilets and fire pits.  There are no showers and dogs are not permitted.

Things to do here include swimming in the waterhole as well as a range of great walking tracks close by including the 1km Rainforest Walk circuit or the longer 4.6 Cedar Grove Circuit.

For some peaceful creek camping Sunshine Coast, you can’t go past Cedar Grove Sunshine Coast Campground.

Location: Amamoor Creek Rd, Amamoor Creek

Price: $7 per person or $28 per family per night 

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Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds

Located on 50 acres of lush bushland near the Woondum National Park and Six Mile Creek, Cobb and Co Nine Mile campgrounds is a favourite family friendly spot.  This is a historical site which was the old Cobb and Co Horse Change Stables and the first stop on the stagecoach run in 1878 which travelled from Gympie to Noosa.

There is a huge number of things to do here, which explains why it’s so popular with families.  Activities include swimming and kayaking in the billabong, exploring the rock pools, a petting farm, BMX track, hayrides, train rides, horse riding, various walking tracks and playing on the pirate ship fort and flying foxes.  You might even be lucky enough to spot the resident platypus that lives in the billabong.

In terms of accommodation, there are plenty of options.  For campers, there is the option of unpowered sites which are unmarked so you can go anywhere you like to set up camp.  For those non campers, there is the option to go glamping in one of the luxury tents or a few cabins too.

Other amenities on site include a coffee bar, two camp kitchens, small kiosk, toilets, hot shower and campfires.

With all the facilities on site this is one of the perfect Sunshine Coast camping parks for those who like to camp, but also like the comforts of home, like coffee!

Location: 1484 Noosa Rd, Tandur

Price: $17 per adult and $12 per child per night

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Boreen Point Campground

Just a 30 minute drive north of Noosa is where you’ll find Boreen Point campground, located on the edge of Lake Cootharaba – the largest lake on the Noosa River.  Campsites are surrounded by lovely natural bushland where you can pitch your tent or park your van all while enjoying stunning water views.

Choose between 8 powered or multiple unpowered campsites which are located either in the bushland area or the sandy foreshore where there is a nice beach area.  This campground has excellent facilities including hot showers, toilets, drinking water, camp kitchen, BBQs, laundry and even fireplaces.  Also within walking distance is a good general store and family friendly pub.

Things to do while camping at Boreen Point including swimming, fishing, boating and kayaking.  You can bring your own boating equipment or hire kayaks and SUPs from the campgrounds.  There is also a range of walking trails nearby.

Dogs are considered on application and only for those camping in caravans or motorhomes.

For those looking for a relaxing and peaceful getaway with plenty of activities on offer, Boreen Point is a great spot to consider.

Location: 1 Esplanade, Boreen Point

Price: From $37 for 2 adults per night

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Habitat Noosa, Elander Point

Ten minutes up the road from the Boreen Point Campgrounds is Habitat Noosa.  Spread out across 65 acres of bushland, on the banks of Lake Cootharaba. This is the perfect spot for those campers who prefer a little luxury while camping.

At Habitat Noosa you’ll find a kiosk, bistro and bar, various watercraft for hire and there is even a free shuttle bus into downtown Noosa.  Here you’ll spend your days swimming or kayaking on the lake, exploring the local walking trails or taking day trips in the area including the nearby Great Sandy National Park.

Accommodation options range from your typical powered and unpowered sites, as well as 22 cabins and a range of fancy glamping tents.  Some of the fancier glamping tents have private decks, ensuite bathrooms and stunning water views.  Other amenities on site include camp kitchen, laundry, toilets, solar powered showers and open fires are allowed.

If you’re looking for stunning Sunshine beach camping with onsite facilities, check out Habitat Noosa.

Location: 204 Lake Flat Rd, Boreen Point

Price: From $35 per night for 2 people 

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Hopefully you found some great ideas for your next Sunny Coast camping trip.  We’ve also got a guide on the best campsites near Brisbane or the best Gold Coast Tourist Parks.  For the fishing enthusiasts, take a read through out guide on the best fishing / camping spots around the Sunny Coast.  

And click here if you need tips on things to do on the Sunshine!