Where are the best campsites near Brisbane?


It can be enjoyable to get out of the ratrace for campgrounds near Brisbane on the weekend – so where are the great campsites near Brisbane?

If you have suggestions on top tent camping grounds or lake campgrounds to set up a tent – share the best camping trip ideas below.


  1. Mt Barney Lodge, Barney View and Bigriggen Park, Rathdowney. Both great places for the 3 R’s – rest, relaxation and recuperate!

  2. we celebrated christmas this at “Lake camp fire” lake maroon just past Rathdowney , with the new management and the friendly atmosphere we couldnt have picked a better spot

  3. I love camping and for mine, Peachtrees in Jimna State Forest or Archer in Mt Mee State Forest are two of the best. Jimna can get crowded but Archer has only 9 campsites and pre booking is a must.

  4. Girraween National Park – about 3.5hrs SW of Brisbane. Not recommended during winter, though. Brass monkey weather out that way; sometimes it even snows!

  5. My favourite spot to date has to be Brooloo Creek.

    About 3 hours from Brisbane. Private campground – so not stacks of people!!

    Second favourite spot – Neurum Creek!

    Third favourite spot Charlie Moreland state forest – just near Kenilworth. Cheap, fun and close to Brisbane. A bit crowded though. :)