Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Coochin Creek camping area is perfect for a weekend escape! Photo credit: © Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

Head to Coochin Creek in Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests and enjoy fishing, canoeing, camping and picnicking. Photo credit: Tomek.Z.Genek © Queensland Government

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Coochin Creek

Relax in this laid-back camping area on the banks of Coochin Creek, set amid open forest and woodlands.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing

A pleasant, flat, grassy spot on the banks of Coochin Creek, this camping area caters for a wide range of camping structures.

From the nearby creek bank, cast in your line in for bream, flathead and mangrove jack. Launch your canoe or kayak, or, if you have a small boat, launch from the boat ramp one kilometre upstream.

Coochin Creek flows into the sheltered waters of Pumicestone Passage in Moreton Bay Marine Park, famed for boating and fishing opportunities. Take the boat out for the day and then return for a night of yarning around the camp fire and sleeping under the stars.

Getting there and getting around

Coochin Creek camping area is in Beerwah State Forest on the Sunshine Coast.

Coochin Creek camping area is located on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway (M1). Take Exit 179 Bells Creek Road/Roys Road exit. At the Bells Creek Road/Roys Road junction, head east and continue following Roys Road (which turns right off Bells Creek/Roys Road) to the camping area turn off (approximately 5km).

Access is suitable for conventional vehicle and includes a short section of unsealed road approaching the camping area.

Small boats can be launched from the Coochin Creek boat ramp, 1km past the camping area (turn right when exiting the camping area). From the boat ramp the camping area is 3km upstream and the Pumicestone Passage provides opportunities to adventure in Moreton Bay Marine Park, famed for boating and fishing opportunities.

Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Wheelchair accessibility

Toilet facilities suitable for people using wheelchairs are provided (assistance may be required).

Before you visit

Opening hours

Coochin Creek camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure. Maximum length of stay is 21 days.

Before booking, read the Coochin Creek camping area map and individual camp site specifications (PDF, 3.0MB) to ensure you choose a suitable camp site for your tent, camper trailer, campervan, caravan or motor home.

  • Page 1 map shows individual camp sites and their reference number.
  • Page 2 to 4 contains detailed camp site information—site surface, size, shade, image.
  • Note your suitable camp site reference numbers to use when making your booking.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Coochin Creek camping area.

Coochin Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Features: flat, grassy area beside Coochin Creek, ideal for visitors who enjoy fishing and boating.

Location: off Roys Road on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway (M1) in Beerwah State Forest.

Access: suitable for all vehicles, trailers and caravans.

Number of sites: 19 sites.

Length of stay: Maximum length of stay is 21 days.

Suitable for: tent camping beside your car; camper trailers; campervans; caravans; and motorhomes. Camp sites are numbered (PDF, 3.0MB) so visitors can book a site most suitable for their tent, camper trailer, campervan, caravan or motor home.

Camp site surface: Tent sites have sand surface. Camper trailer, campervan, caravan and motor home sites have a gravel base. See Coochin Creek camping area map and individual camp site details (PDF, 3.0MB) .

Facilities: communal fire rings and wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Fires: preferably bring a fuel stove. Open fires are only permitted in the communal fire rings provided. Bring your own clean firewood. It is illegal to collect wood from the State forest. If there are fire bans you will need to pack a suitable fuel cooking stove—check Park Alerts.

Generator use: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water (water provided is unsuitable for drinking), fuel stove, clean firewood, rubbish bags, insect repellent to deter mosquitoes and sandflies, and sunscreen.

Bookings: book online, over the counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Beerburrum and Beerwah safely and camp with care.