The 7 Best Sunshine Coast Campgrounds

The 7 Best Sunshine Coast Campgrounds
on May 7, 2018

See the best of the Sunshine Coast when you book these 7 campgrounds

There’s something magical about a motorhome trip, and when it comes to camping in Australia, the excellent weather, jaw-dropping scenery, and top-notch facilities can’t be beaten.

Queensland, in particular, has an abundance of beaches and incredible tropical rainforest to delight avid adventurers. You can pass through it on a motorhome road trip from Sydney to Cairns, or take a quick weekend away from Brisbane. Get to know the best of the northeast when you book your spot at these top 7 campgrounds on the Sunshine Coast.

A road cuts through a lush green forest on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia

1. Coochin Creek

Roughly an hour north of Brisbane, Coochin Creek is a small campsite with just 21 spots. It’s one of those places where you’ll feel miles from anywhere and can spend blissful hours swimming, fishing and boating on the creek. There aren’t many facilities at the creek, so it’s an ideal place to bring a campervan that offers a few luxuries such as cooking equipment and powerpoints so you can cook up a storm in your RV.

2. Cotton Tree Holiday Park

Can’t decide between the beach and the river for your camping spot? You don’t have to. The Cotton Tree Holiday Park is right next to the Maroochydore Beach and the Maroochy River so you’ll have the best of both worlds. There are plenty of campervan spaces, with 24 located on the absolute waterfront, so book in advance if you’re keen to wake up to the waves every morning. It’s also well-equipped with facilities such as bathrooms, BBQ pits, laundries, and WiFi, so you’ll have everything you need during your stay.

3. Boreen Point Campground

The Boreen Point Campground is right on the edge of Lake Cootharaba, offering fun in the sun on the water, as well as shaded spots under the trees where you can shelter during the midday heat. It has plenty of basic facilities, and a nearby cafe so you can treat yourself to a coffee and a snack on the shore.

4. Landsborough Pines

Escape to the hinterland at Landsborough Pines, a campground set on 9 acres of bushland, located just a few kilometres from the Australia Zoo. It’s only 15 minutes from the beaches of the coast but without the crowds and offers an on-site pool, so you won’t miss out on cooling off on hot days with a dip in the water.

5. Noosa North Shore Campsite

Waves roll up along the beach at Noosa North Shore in Australia

Image: Kgbo, CC BY-SA 4.0, from Wikimedia Commons

Hunker down right on the beachfront at the Noosa North Shore Campsite. There are a handful of powered sites and plenty of unpowered spots for your campervan, all of which are scattered about the shorefront along the beach. There is a basic amenities block, but you will need to bring your own drinking water for your stay.

6. Double Island Point

You’ll need a 4WD campervan for this one, but the extra effort of getting there will be worth it when you arrive at a secluded sandy beach with few other holidaymakers around you, and realise just why Australia is one of the best motorhome destinations in the world. This spot is all about the clear blue water, golden sand, fun surf breaks, and quiet camping area, so stock up on sunscreen and snacks and book a spot for your much needed getaway.

7. Cobb & Co Nine Mile

The Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campground is run by a family for families and is jam-packed with activities to keep the little ones entertained from morning till night. There are horse rides, flying foxes, a BMX track, a swimming area and more on-site, and plenty of facilities to keep you comfortable. Keep in mind, you’ll need to bring your own drinking water, but there is a small kiosk where you can pick up ice creams on hot days and marshmallows for those evening campfires.

Now that you know just where to go, you can start planning your Australian motorhome adventure today!