@merebear14 Ocean beach Bribie Island National Park Camping near Brisbane credit merebear14

4 Amazing Camping Spots in Moreton Bay Region's National Parks

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Want to get away from it all, reconnect with nature and do it all on the cheap? National Park camping is your answer!

You don’t need to splash all of your cash for a memorable camping holiday in our region’s beautiful national parks. Whether you are after a campground with stunning coastal scenery or a spot sheltered by pockets of subtropical rainforest, Moreton Bay Region has some of the very best national park camping areas for you and your troupe!

Pack the tent, put on your boots and hit pause at these incredibly scenic, very budget-friendly, cheap campsites near Brisbane.

@shaktibartleet Ocean beach Bribie Island National Park Camping Cheap Camping Moreton Bay Region credit shaktibartleet

Ocean Beach, Bribie Island

Wake up to the sound of waves lapping only meters from your tent and unobstructed views of the water. This beachfront campsite will have you waking up literally seaside. Go back to basics with no access to power, limited reception, and no amenities.

Ocean Beach is undoubtedly one of Moreton Bay’s most popular campgrounds with 60+ campsites atop the wind-swept white sand dunes. Only accessible via 4WD, stop along the way to enjoy a dip in the serene freshwater lagoons.

You’d be crazy not to throw the line and try for some summer and winter whiting, dart and bream.

Cost: $6.75 per person per night, or $27.00 per family per night

Permits: A camping permit must be obtained if you are staying overnight. A vehicle access permit must also be acquired before driving in the national park and recreation area. You can purchase one of these here.

Coffee fix: Sip on the delicious signature coffee blend from Little Mike’s while travelling across the island to the start of the sand track.

Eat: Before you hit the sand, fuel up on some scrumptious eats at Bribie Beach Bar & Café.

While you’re here: Explore Bribie Island Butterfly House, play a spot of golf at Bribie Island Golf Club, hit the water with Boating Planet, get your adrenaline pumping with Moreton Bay Jetski Hire & Ride or paddle Pumicestone Passage with Bribie Hire Hut & Tours.



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Archer Camp Area, D’Aguilar National Park

A scenic 90minute drive from Brisbane City will transport you to the peaceful parklands of Archer Campgrounds. This hidden gem sits in the large expanses of eucalypt woodland of D’Aguilar National Park and is only accessible by 4WD. For those in search of tranquillity with a cheeky side of adventure, this is the spot for you. With direct access to Neurum Creek and a short 20 minute drive from Rocky Hole you will sure get the best of both worlds camping here.

Facilities include toilets and fireplaces.

Cost: $6.75 per person per night, or $27.00 per family per night

Permits: A camping permit must be obtained if you are staying overnight. A vehicle access permit must also be acquired before driving in the national park and recreation area. You can purchase one of these here.

Coffee Fix: Sip on a hot coffee or cold brew among lush green foliage at Woodford Gardens Café.

Eat: Enjoy home style cooking in the quirky Braisen Hussey Café while passing through Woodford.

While you’re here: On your way to Archer Campgrounds experience a touch of Woodfordia magic on display along the Windows of Woodford Art Trail. As you drive through the country town be sure to check out the Australian Army Leopard Tank within Sale Yards Park's monument site - Woodford Memorial Park.



@kylewheeler Poverty Creek Bribie Island National Park Camping Moreton Bay Region credit kylewheeler

Poverty Creek, Bribie Island

Nestled in a secluded nook along Pumicestone Passage, this spot is completely isolated and only accessible by 4WD or boat. This is the perfect spot to channel your inner beach bum.

Poverty Creek campground provides an expansive and shady spot on the western side of the island, with stunning views across to the Glasshouse Mountains. Facilities include toilets, cold showers, picnic tables and fire pits. It is a favourite in our region for national park camping!

Top tip: Pack insect repellant.

Cost: $6.75 per person per night, or $27.00 per family per night

Permits: A camping permit must be obtained if you are staying overnight. A vehicle access permit must also be acquired before driving in the national park and recreation area. You can purchase one of these here.

Coffee Fix & Eat: This camp site is far too remote for commercial offerings.

While you’re here: Refresh with a paddle in Pumicestone Passage or follow the inland sand track to the heritage listed Fort Bribie and view the WWII naval defence fortifications.



Andrew Kingston © Queensland Government Kobble Creek National Park Camping Moreton Bay Region credit andrew kingston

Kobble Creek, D’Aguilar National Park

Swap beach retreat for a camping experience which is so remote it is only recommended for experienced bushwalkers and navigators. This hidden national park camping site is accessed only by foot and is nestled 4.7km deep in D’Aguilar National Park along the Lepidozamia track.

If you are after a remote escape where you can see even the faintest of stars, Kobble Creek is for you. There are no facilities at the campsite, so it is necessary to bring everything with you – but the complete isolation is well worth the effort.

Cost: $6.55 per person per night, or $26.20 per family per night

Coffee Fix: Stop in at Collies and Co for a quality sip of local roasters specialty coffee - Clearskin Coffee Co.

Eat: Indulge on baked treats and a menu curated with seasonal local produce at Little Tree Bake & Brew House.

While you’re here: On your way to or from the national park camping site get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Lyell Deer Sanctuary or picnic water side at Lake Samsonvale.



We hope that you enjoy your national park camping trip in our wonderful Moreton Bay Region.

Make sure you share your adventures with us on social media, using #visitmoretonbayregion and tagging us at @visitmoretonbayregion.


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