Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park Sunshine Coast

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Freshwater (trailer site) camping area

Freshwater camping area provides shady, sheltered sites set amongst scribbly gum woodland about 500m inland from the beach.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Telephone (pay phone)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Waste transfer station
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Hot showers (paid)
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive

More information may be available at Freshwater camping area

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Cooloola Recreation Area safely and camp with care.