Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Coochin Creek camping area is perfect for a weekend escape—bring your tent, camper trailer, caravan or motorhome! Photo credit: Tomek.Z.Genek © Queensland

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

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
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in
  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Scenic drive
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • 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 Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests on the Sunshine Coast.

By vehicle

  • The camping area is on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway (M1), with access off Roys Road via Exit 179 Bells Creek interchange.
  • If you are travelling north, take the Bells Creek exit and turn right, using the bridge to cross the Bruce Highway. If you are travelling south, turn left at the Bells Creek exit. Turn right into Roys Road and drive about 4km to the turn-off to Coochin Camping Area road.
  • The entrance to the Coochin Creek camping area is 250m along this unsealed road, on the right.

By boat

  • You can also get to the camping area by boat, from the Pumicestone Passage.
  • The day-use area is 3km up Coochin Creek from the Pumicestone Passage.
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

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.

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

Coochin Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Coochin Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

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

Location: on Roys Road, about 3km upstream from the Pumicetone Passage.

Access: the camping area is located on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway with access off Roys Road via Exit 179 Bells Creek interchange. Travelling north, take the Bells Creek exit and turn right, using the bridge to cross the Bruce Highway. Travelling south, turn left at the Bells Creek exit. Turn right into Roys Road and follow this for approximately 4km to the camping area turn off. The camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle.

Number of sites: 21 sites.

Suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; caravans; camper trailers and motorhomes. Camp sites are numbered (PDF, 330.1KB) so visitors can book a site most suitable for their tent, camper trailer, campervan or caravan.

Camp site surface: tent sites have sand surface; van sites have a gravel base—see Coochin Creek camping area map and individual camp site details (PDF, 330.1KB) .

Facilities: communal fire rings, water (water provided at the park is unsuitable for drinking) and wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Fires: preferably bring a fuel stove. Open fires are only permitted in the fire rings provided. Bring your own clean milled firewood. It is illegal to collect wood from the State forest.

Generator use: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water (water provided at the park is unsuitable for drinking), fuel stove, clean milled firewood, rubbish bags, insect repellent and sunscreen.

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

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.