There’s plenty of camping hotspots that aren’t too far of a drive from Brisbane. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city and stock up marshmallows, fly spray and get in touch with nature.

To make your life easier Travellers Autobarn has created an insider’s guide to camping around Brisbane. Where to go, what to do etc. etc. Enjoy!

Bunya Mountains

The campings grounds in the Bunya Mountains are extensive, from luxurious chalets to stock standard camping grounds for budget travellers. It’s a mountain range that forms the northern edge of the Darling Downs near Bell and Dalby, making it great place for hiking.

3 hours drive west from Brisbane


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Hastings Point

Hasting’s Point is perfect for a lazy getaway. Forget about routine, sleep in late and let the sun direct the day. Hasting’s Point is perfect for a lazy getaway that let’s scenery and salt water take priority over hiking. An easy drive from Tweed, Hasting’s Point camping grounds are perfect for avid fishers.

1.5 hours drive south from Brisbane


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Lamington National Park

It’s a pretty strict set up Lamington National Park’s got for its campers, but once you grab a permit, you’ll be well on your way to experiencing all the Australian bush has to offer. With dense, foresty bushland, that make the hiking tracks like mazes, this remorseless national park would be daunting if it wasn’t so beautiful. Protecting 20,000 hectares of rainforest, waterfalls and rocky peaks, this national park contains two sections – Binna Burra on the eastern side and Green Mountains on the western side. Don’t force yourself to pick between the two – visit both.

1.5 hours drive south from Brisbane


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Mt Barney National Park

Mt Barney National Park has open fields and mountainous views that’ll remind you how dull and bland concrete buildings and inner-city life can be. This rugged environment is part of the wild and beautiful Gondwana Rainforests, home to many rare animals, plant species and communities, and is riddled with bushwalks and bodies of water. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

1.5 hours drive south-west from Brisbane


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Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park has beautiful scenic walks with fantastic lookouts and natural swimming areas. Be warned: it can be difficult to get a campsite in high season.

3 hours drive south-west from Brisbane


Lennox Head

Lennox head is just a 20 minute drive south of Byron, half as populated, and twice and beautiful. With fantastic surfing, great outdoor cafes, and big Norther Rivers further inland, Northern Lennox Heads has got the goods for a picturesque get away. Camping options are endless –set up near the beach or pitch further inland.

2 hours drive south from Brisbane


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About the Author

Bastian Graf

Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.

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