INCREDIBLE WINTER CAMPING DESTINATIONS IN QUEENSLAND
You may think otherwise, but for some people, winter is a great time to appreciate the beauty of nature through camping. I love it. Queensland is definitely one of the best states to go winter camping in my books, and I have a few favourite spots. Most of these campsites are found in national parks, where you can get a first-hand look at nature in the cold months. Here are some of my favourite scenic places you need to check out.
TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK
If you don’t want to go too far from Brisbane, less than an hour’s drive south of Brisbane is the Tamborine Mountain Caravan and Camping Park. The park’s campgrounds are nestled among the trees in the Tamborine Mountain’s northern valley, where you can also find a spring-fed creek nearby. Additionally, right next to it is Thunderbird Park where you can try horseback riding and other outdoor activities.
The camp has the amenities you need on a cold camping escapade. You and your companions can enjoy huddling around an open fire in designated areas around the site. The park also offers hot showers and warm deluxe safari tents that can fit up to five people.
BINNA BURRA LODGE
With panoramic views of the Numinbah Valley, Binna Burra Lodge is definitely one of the top winter camping destinations in Queensland. This camping spot is located at Lamington National Park, an hour and a half away from the city of Brisbane.
At the site, you can pitch a tent or bring your own campervan. However, in the winter, it might be a better idea to rent one of the site’s warm and cosy safari tents. All tents and drive-on sites have fire pit areas. On the other hand, safari tents have beds and mattresses, vinyl floors, tables and chairs. Each safari tent also has a dedicated fire pit.
MURPHY’S CREEK ESCAPE
Located at the foot of the Toowoomba range, Murphy’s Creek Escape is considered by some as one of the best winter camping destinations in Queensland. The campground is on a 50-acre park nestled beside a spring-fed creek. At the site, you can find rock pools, an inland beach and some fire pits, which will warm you up on chilly nights.
You and your family can do a lot of fun activities in this park. Children under 8 years old can join the kids club and enjoy indoor and outdoor activities the camp hosts. Furthermore, with the White Mountain Park right next to the site, teens and adults can go on a hike and further appreciate what nature has to offer.
BUNYA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Queensland’s second oldest national park, the Bunya Mountains National Park is a great place to visit for campers and hikers alike. There, you can find the largest stand of Bunya pine trees, along with a slew of other threatened species that the park shelters. With a rainforest that’s home to a wide array of flora and fauna, this is the perfect destination for people who want to see the beauty of nature.
LAWN HILL GORGE, BOODJAMULLA NATIONAL PARK
Found in the northwestern highlands of Queensland, many consider Boodjamulla National Park as one of the state’s most scenic destinations. Many freshwater springs that make-up Lawn Hill Creek form Lawn Hill Gorge. It’s part of an oasis that lies within an ancient sandstone formation.
At the park, you’ll have a fantastic view of the gorge and sandstone ranges.
Campgrounds are available near the banks of Lawn Hill Creek. The sites available there are more suitable for campervans and trailers, but you can also pitch a tent provided that it is next to your car.
The beauty of nature as seen in these national parks doesn’t disappear just because it’s winter. The cold season merely lets you appreciate it in a new perspective. These winter camping destinations in Queensland are just some of the places where you can appreciate Australia’s natural beauty all year round that I highly recommend.
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