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14 Beautiful Places To Go Camping Around Brisbane This Summer

All within a three hour drive from the CBD.

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1. Lamington National Park

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two hour drive.

Lamington National Park is full of breathtaking walking trails and picnic spots with a view, so you can rest assured that your days won't be boring if you camp at this ground.

2. Broken Head

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two hour drive.

Bypass the crowds of Byron Bay, and cross the state border. With exceptional beach access and neat bathroom and kitchen facilities, Broken Head really is seaside camping heaven.

3. Rainbow Beach

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Just under a three hour drive.

Rainbow Beach is a great spot to visit if you love four wheel driving. If your crew hate crowds but love adventures, jump in the car and head here immediately.

4. Girraween National Park

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Three hour drive.

Girraween National Park is ideal for those wanting to escape the clutches of technology and the hustle of city life. Take the walk up to The Sphinx and live very literally ~on the edge~ for an afternoon.

5. Wivenhoe Dam

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: An hour and 25 minutes drive.

Wivenhoe Dam is the go-to for recreational water activities with boating, fishing, and canoeing available. There are two camping areas to choose from and plenty of great barbecue sites.

6. North Stradbroke Island

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two hour drive.

With beaches that give the Whitsundays a run for their money, Stradbroke is an ideal spot for anyone who doesn't like to venture too far from the city. All sites are close to the beach, so switch off and enjoy one of Australia's prettiest places.

7. Moreton Island National Park

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two and a half hours drive.

Moreton Island is just a quick ferry ride away from Brisbane's eastern suburbs and offers multiple camping sites. What’s not to love? Just look a that water.

8. Bunya Mountains

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Three hour drive.

Camp amongst some of the world's oldest bunya pines in this rainforest haven. With diverse scenery, you can swim in waterfalls, picnic on mountains, and hike through damp forests.

9. Hastings Point

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: An hour and a half drive.

Hastings Point is another great glamping option, with first class facilities and beautiful beaches. With a creek for swimming and the beach for surfing, Hastings Point also has it's own "surfari tents" to rent so you don't have to worry about bringing anything but your swimmers.

10. Mount Barney National Park

Instagram: @visitscenicrim

Distance from Brisbane CBD: An hour and a half drive.

Mount Barney is world heritage listed and it's not hard to see why when you visit the luscious park. Hike to the peak at sunrise for a glance over the park's stunning landscape, and keep an eye out for rare plant species and Australian animals on the way.

11. Yamba

Instagram: @itsteech

Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two hour drive.

Cute coastal town, Yamba has beautiful beaches, the Clarence River, and swimming holes with rock platforms for cliff diving. The town has several great caravan parks to choose from, so is a great place to head if your travelling during the busy summer season.

12. Mount Warning Rainforest Park

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two and a half hour drive.

With waterfalls, walks, and brilliant facilities, Mount Warning Rainforest Park is perfect for the active camper. Located conveniently between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast there's no way you'll be bored here.

13. Kondalilla National Park

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two hour drive.

Located a scenic drive out of town, Montville offers complete seclusion from everyday distractions. It's also perfect for kids with plenty of wildlife to see, and waterfalls at your doorstep.

14. Noosa

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Distance from Brisbane CBD: Two hour drive.

One of Queensland's most luxurious holiday destinations is totally affordable when you team your visit with a camping trip. Noosa has three camping grounds, all of which have access to great amenities and even better natural wonders.