What two words go better together then fishing and camping. If you are looking for a camping and fishing spot Sunshine Coast offers or in the nearby area then read on for some great places to explore.

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The Best Camping and Fishing Spots Sunshine Coast Sites 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!

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

10 of the Best Camping and Fishing Spots Sunshine Coast Campsites 

In no particular order, below are our picks for the best fishing / camping spots Sunshine Coast has.  

Rivershore Resort

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

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, then there are also plenty of powered sites for vans and tents too.

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

If you are looking for fishing spots, then the resort has its own pontoon and a boat ramp to launch small to medium boats. If you have a larger boat, then one minute down the road is the local boat ramp.

Pet Friendly: They offer pet friendly sites

Price: Prices start from as low as $53 a night for 2 adults powered site. Prices will vary depending on day and time of year

Location: 99 David Low Way, Diddillibah, Qld

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Riverside Caravan Park Bli Bli

Located near the Maroochy River, this caravan park is a nice place to relax if you bring your tinny. Plus there is riverbank access for kayaks or opposite the park is a boat ramp that can be accessed by road/pedestrian bridge.

They offer free wifi, hot showers, opposite the park is an IGA and nearby there is a leash free area at Muller Park.

They have the lowest rates on the Sunny coast and no high season prices. They do not accept any tent bookings.

 If you are looking for another fishing option for land based fishing sunshine coast then nearby is the Bli Bli Barra Fishing Park.  

Pet Friendly: Yes, they are Pet Friendly all year round

Price: Prices start from unpowered $29 for 2 people or $38 for powered.

Location: 297 David Low Way, Bli Bli

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NRMA Lake Somerset Holiday Park

There are a few different camping options around Lake Somerset, NRMA Holiday Park being one of them.  This 45 hectare campground is on the northern shores of Lake Somerset, just a short drive from the towns of Kilcoy, Esk and Woodford just a 90 minute drive from Brisbane City.

Being located on the shores of Lake Somerset, this is a great sport for campers who love water sports such as jet skiing, tubing, swimming as well as fishing.  Other things to do include mini golf, basketball, and kids activities during the school holidays.

The holiday park offers both powered and non powered and there are also safari tents and cabins available.  Other on site amenities include a camp kitchen, BBQ areas, boat ramps, fish cleaning station, laundry, playground and a small kiosk.

If you are looking for bass fishing sunshine coast then Lake Somerset is known as the Best Bass fishing in Australia. The camping grounds include a boat ramp and fish cleaning station.

So if you’re after one of the many lake camping Brisbane options, Lake Somerset is a great choice, and the NRMA Holiday Park is one of many campgrounds in the area to choose from. 

Pet Friendly: No

Price: Prices start from unpowered $22.80 for 2 people or $28.50 for powered.  These prices will vary depending on the day and time of year

Location: 78 Kirkleagh Rd, Kilcoy

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NRMA somerset dam

NRMA somerset dam

Brooloo Park

Located on 750 acres this is a family owned and operated farm that is just 5 minutes away from the town of Imbil. They offer several exclusive eco camping spots where you will be able to enjoy your privacy.  There are also a few camping spots alongside the Coonoon Gibber Creek.  All sites can accommodate tents right through to caravans.  

They are a working farm so the children will be able to experience the number of animals they have on the property. They also offer one on one horse rides for children and trail rides for competent riders.

Brooloo Park offers a different type of fishing spots as they have a catch and release policy allowing for many campers to be able to experience the feeling of catching freshwater fish.

Pet Friendly: Yes – confirmed on their FB page

Price: $15 for budget camp areas, $20 Coonoon Gibber Creek Area, $3 per child per night from 6-14 $10 for 15yrs to 17.

Location: 104 Whelan Rd, Imbil

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Lake Borumba Caravan and Camping Grounds

This campground is located alongside Yabba Creek and is surrounded by Imbil State Forest and Yabba State forest. 

The campground offers sites for both tents and caravans.  The facilities include hot showers, camp kitchen, free kayaks and even a volleyball court. Campfires are permitted but you must bring your own fire pit and they have to be 300mm off the ground.

There are many trails for you to explore either by hiking or mountain biking as well as an abundance of wildlife. While staying at Lake Borumba Camping Grounds and in search of fishing spots then I look no further than 800 metres down the road at Borumba Dam.  The dam is stocked with Australian Bass, golden perch, Mary River cod and silver perch.

Pet Friendly: No

Price: $15 for Adults, $10 students, $7 from 5-13 and the limited power sites is $10 extra

Location: 1484 Yabba Creek Rd, Lake Borumba

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Coochin Creek

If you are looking at the best fishing spots near me in the Glasshouse Mountains area, then you need to check out Coochin Creek. This camping spot is on the banks of the Coochin creek and caters for tents through to motorhomes. There are only 21 sites which consist of sandy sites for tents or gravel sites for vans.  Open fires are permitted in the fire rings provided in the camping area. There is water available but it is not suitable for drinking.

In the nearby creek, you might throw your line in and catch either a bream, flathead, mangrove jack or catch all three. If you have a small boat there is a boat ramp one kilometre upstream. Mobile phone coverage is poor.

Pet Friendly: No

Location: Roys Rd, Coochin Creek

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Poverty Point

If you are still looking for fishing sunshine coast campsites, then Cooloola area in Tin Can Bay is one to consider.  Located on the Tin Can inlet this small undeveloped coastal camping provides you with a tranquil place to fish or just relax. It can only be accessed by 4wd, boat, canoe or kayak but it’s the perfect place for fishing, canoeing and yabby pumping. Campfires are allowed in the fire rings provided.

Pet Friendly: No

Location: Poverty Point Rd, Cooloola

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Coolum Beach Holiday Park

If you’re a north sider and looking for a great beach escape, then Coolum Beach Holiday Park is an easy drive, being just 90 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.  This holiday park is in such a great location, located right on the patrolled surf of Coolum Beach 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 an easy beach camping adventure, Coolum Beach Holiday Park is a great option, one of the best campgrounds around Brisbane.  Plus you’ll find excellent fishing all year round.

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: David Low Way, Coolum Beach

Price: Prices start from $49 a night for 2 adults or $71 for 2 adults and 2 children for a powered tent site.  Prices will vary depending on the time of year.

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Coolum Beach

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Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park

Nestled between Mudjimba Surf Beach and the Maroochy River in tranquil settings is this peaceful haven. There are excellent local fishing spots Sunshine Coast as well as walking and bike tracks. Accommodation ranges from unpowered sites to cabins. Amenities include a swimming pool with the beach approximately 200 metres from your site.

Pet Friendly: Yes on application

Location: 3-35 Cottonwood St, Mudjimba

Price: Prices start from $44 for 2 adults for unpowered or $49 for powered.  These prices will vary depending on the time of year.

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Big 4 Maroochy River

This caravan park is a fantastic fishing spot Maroochydore as its just across the road from the Maroochy River.  They even hold fishing competitions like the Cod Hole Fishing Competition. They offer camping as well as cabins. The amenities include camp kitchen, kids school holiday activities, outdoor movies, pedal carts, outdoor fire pit/campfires, pancake mornings, playground and a pool.

Pet Friendly: No

Location: 1 Diura St, Maroochydore

Price: Prices start from $56 for a powered tent site for 2 adults and 2 children. Prices will vary depending on day and time of year

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Big4 Maroochy


Hopefully you found some great ideas for your fishing/camping trip on the Sunshine Coast.  Check out our guide on other campsites around the Sunshine Coast or check out our guide on dog friendly campsites close to Brisbane here.