Camping in Gold Coast

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Which are the best camping spots in and near Gold Coast?

1. Binna Burra Campground, Lamington National Park- You can find the camping site of Binna Burra at Lamington National Park which is located an hour away from the city. You need to pack your tents and head straight towards the site which has facilities like a shower and toilet facilities, a washing machine, a barbeque stove which you can use to cook your dinner and other basic necessities. The site is a perfect spot for camping in Gold Coast as it is surrounded by a national park implying that you can spot several tropical birds and animals during your stay at the park.

2. The Settlement, Springbrook National Park- Pack your tents, a heavy lunch and drive to the Springbrook National Park where you would enjoy a day in the lap of nature. At the Settlement you find the best camping spots in Gold Coast and can spot several tropical birds and animals as well. The camping area has other facilities like toilets, drinking water and cooking shetler with free electric barbeques so you can even cook your dinner in the park. There are at least 11 well defined camping sites in the park with a grassed area and gravel parking bays to make camping easy.

3. Broadwater Tourist Park, Southport- Make your way to the stunning Broadwater Tourist park where you would find the best camping spots in Gold Coast. There are beautiful beaches and amazing picturesque spots that allow you to indulge in various water sports as well. The park even has an idyllic waterfront path extending from north towards the south direction. You can go on a long walk on the path, cycle down and enjoy the great outdoors. There are several secured sites available for camping with a caravan, camper trailer or tent, you can either bring your tent or pick one of your choice from the options.

4. Bigriggen Park, Scenic Rim- Start your plans of camping in Gold Coast at the Bigriggen Park which has the most spectacular scenic rim. The park has numerous spots suitable for a fun family outing day, dogs are allowed within the park so you can bring furry friends along. The park is a 90 minutes ride away from the coast and is spread over an area of 55 hectares. There are several hiking spots and much more to explore while enjoying your brief stay at the park away from city chaos.

5. Thunderbird Park, Mount Tamborine- At the thunderbird park not only you find the camping spots in Gold Coast as well as enjoy several activities arranged for kids. They would indulge in plenty of adventures like playing laser skirmishes in the jungle and tackling a high ropes course. The other courses which can boost your adrenaline rush with a thrilling ride over the Canyon Flyer and enjoy a little game on the mini golf course. The park is a subtropical rainforest spread over an area of 112 hectares, here you can try caravan camping and sleep under the star studded canopy of Tamborine Mountain.

6. Nightfall Campground, Lamington National Park- Utilise the opportunity of camping at Nightfall which is a relatively untouched pocket of the Lamington National Park. Book yourself a luxury tent and sit delicately beside the flowing stream near the Christmas Creek and rainforest. The five star glamping experience of the campground is the best experience of camping in Gold Coast. The different facilities that you can access at the park are bathtubs, authentic taste of food cooked over coals, very comfortable beds and accommodation with a direct view over the forests.

7. South Stradbroke Island- it’s one of the most beautiful islands away from the chaos of the city to offer a paradise-like atmosphere where you can camp and relax for a few hours. Bring your tent and camp it anywhere in the 1800 hectare conservation park, the most preferable spot is near the beach though. At the island even during the busy hours you won’t find much crowd around and can secure enough space for yourself. Along with enjoying beach camping in Gold Coast you can also indulge in activities like surfing, snorkelling and fishing.

8. Burleigh Beach Tourist Park- It's another very important site for beach camping in Gold Coast where you can enjoy some hours away from the chaos of the city and indulge in surfing. The eye-soothing picturesque scenery of the National Park offers oceanfront paths suitable for walking, cycling and enjoying a good time outdoors. Here, you would find enough accommodation options as well like a two and three bedroom cabin, a self-contained cabin, powered caravan sites and much more. The beach is surrounded by several attractions like a theme park, shopping centres, patrolled beaches, casinos and much more.

9. Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park- The creek is the paradise for surfing in Gold Coast which is surrounded by the Burleigh Heads National Park. Apart from being the most recommended site for surfing it’s also amongst the best spots for camping in Gold Coast. The creek has the Echo beach located in the northern side, it’s a peaceful and quiet place that would serve as the perfect site for camping. You can practise swimming, surfing, kayaking,snorkelling and other sports on the still surface of the sea.

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What facilities are there for camping on the Gold Coast?

1. The regular facilities of a washroom and drinking water are available on almost all the sites for camping in Gold Coast.

2. At some of the parks like the settlement and nightfall campground you would even find free electric barbeques which you can cook your dinner on.

3. You can easily find a cafe, an oceanfront path or a camping kitchen nearby the camping sites.

What are the tips to keep in mind while going camping in Gold Coast?

1. It’s advisable to pack all the camping essential commodities and clothes like a coral safe sunscreen, water bottle, extra pair of clothes, a towel and other such important things.

2. The cotton clothes are the most comfortable to enjoy the beach camping and take a stroll in the heat of summer on the beachfront. You must carry a swimsuit for entering into the waters or other clothes made of nylon.

3. Keep yourself hydrated while enjoying several adventurous sports during the camp.

4. Carry a small first aid kit, a powerbank to keep your phone charged and emergency cash.

5. It’s advisable to carry important documents like passport, insurance and other identity cards.

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