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Where to camp
For a camping holiday to remember, choose from around 490 camping areas in Queensland’s parks and forests.
Make a Queensland park or forest your next camping destination. Sleep with the ocean or forest on your doorstep, and wake to the dawn chorus of birdsong. Put away your mobile phone and spend your days exploring the area's natural secrets.
There are camping opportunities to suit everyone, from remote camp sites with no facilities to well-equipped camping areas that have a perfect blend of nature and comfort. What's more, camping areas in our parks and forests don’t have electricity, so you can really 'get back to nature'.
Camping is affordable fun for everyone—just remember, you need to get a camping permit and pay your fees before setting out.
Where can I camp?
You can camp in natural surroundings in many national parks, conservation parks, forests and reserves throughout Queensland.
Formal camping areas are provided at most parks and forests where camping is allowed. The facilities provided at each camping area differ so make sure you read the detailed camping information provided for each individual park or forest.
Individual park pages provide you with important pre-visit information and park alerts keep you up-to-date with the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
Bush camping (with few or no facilities) is allowed in some parks. Bush campers must camp well away from streams, lakes, walking tracks and picnic areas.
Find out which parks offer camping opportunities in each region:
Statewide | Brisbane Region | Bundaberg Region | Capricorn Region | Fraser Coast | Gladstone Region | Gold Coast Region | Mackay Region | Outback Queensland | Southern Queensland Country | Sunshine Coast | Townsville Region | Whitsundays Region | Tropical North Queensland
How do I get permit and pay my fees?
The easiest way to get your permit and pay your fees is using our online booking system. Find out more about camping bookings and fees.
Camping permits for special groups
Certain groups may be able to request a special account—group account, school account or commercial operator account—for booking camping.