The Sunshine Coast is an ultimate trip destination, known for its gorgeous beaches, scenic drives and lush national parks. If you’re planning a trip along the Sunshine Coast, we’ve put together these free campsites to stop on your way.
From quaint towns to rainforest bushwalks, we’ve found the perfect spots to stay, whether you’re travelling with the family or as a lone adventurer!
With plenty of options for free camping along the Sunshine Coast, let’s have a look at our top 5 best spots to stay with great amenities and scenic surroundings.
Kandanga RV Park is near it all: a swimming pool, bowls club, railway station, and cafés all within walking distance! The 12-site campground is located on a large grass area with lots of shade, and also features showers, BBQ’s and a fire pit. It’s also a great spot to bring along your furry friends!
Kandanga is a quaint village, surrounded by the Kandanga creek. This makes for great picnic spots, as well as lots of spots to swim. If you’re looking for something more active, make sure to check out the Anamoor Walking Trail nearby.
You can stay at this campsite for a maximum of 3 days, making it a perfect spot to stop on your trip along the Sunshine Coast, or for a weekend getaway.
If you’re looking for a camp spot to take the family, Tiaro Memorial Park is for you! This family-friendly park is located on the Fraser Coast, just off the Bruce Highway. The campsite itself offers a playground and skate rink for the kids, as well as a fitness station for those active travellers.
You also do not want to miss out on the small town of Tiaro. Tiaro is filled with lots of interesting small shops to explore during your stay. Have a look through the different cafés, gift shops and christmas cottage.
Tiaro Memorial Park is a great stop over, allowing travellers to camp up to 48hrs, and provides hot showers, fresh water, and also allows you to bring your pets.
Belli Creek Park is a great rest spot if you’re travelling up the Sunshine Coast. This bushy campground has a lot of activities to explore during your stay, perfect for either families with kids or couples.
The campsite is located near Belli Creek where the kids can splash or use your kayak. To stretch your legs, there are also some great walking tracks connected to the campground to explore that take you through the bushland and along the creek.
The campground is also only a 5 minute walk away from cafés, as well as the picturesque Belli Creek. The campground also features a spot for cooking, sheltered areas, and even a fire pit. Make sure to get in early at Belli Creek Park, since it’s a busy spot!
Little Yabba Creek Park is a beautiful free camp site, surrounded by rainforest. The pet friendly campground is located on a large grassy area that also allows fires and has BBQs.
The campground has its own walking tracks through the pleasant Fig Tree Walk, or for any travellers who love a harder hike should check out the Little Yabba Trail nearby. If you’re travelling during the warmer season, you can also cool off in the Little Yabba Creek, which is in walking distance to the campground. A short walk away will also lead you to the small town of Kenilworth, which is filled with small shops and cafés.
Little Yabba Creek Park is a great spot to stay for a night or two. Make sure to bring your own firewood and drinking water!
Located within the suburb of Harlin, Simeon Lord Park is a lovely spot to stay for an overnight rest. The rest area provides you with the necessary facilities, such as toilets, a water tank, as well as a bonus BBQ area and picnic table.
The camp spot is located along the main road of Harlin, which means you’re within walking distance to a convenience store and a pub. If you’re looking for something to do besides spending time at the grassy Simeon Lord Park, you can take a short drive to Toogoolawah to view various museums and galleries for a bit of local culture!
And – if you’re eager to stretch your legs, make sure to check out the beautiful walking trails around the Brisbane River nearby. If you’re lucky you might even spot the region’s beautiful Christmas Bells wildflower and Flannel Flower.
For anyone travelling through South Queensland, these free camping spots along the Sunshine Coast are not to be missed. Surrounded by culture and nature, each of these free campgrounds has something to offer everyone!
If you’re travelling on a budget, free camping is a perfect option to affordably see the beautiful sights of the Sunshine Coast. Pop in to your nearest Travellers Autobarn to chat to our staff about the best Campervan option for you.