3 Great Camping Spots Close to Brisbane

Of course it depends what you mean by camping but for this story we will focus on some spots where you can tent, use your camper trailer or caravan/motorhome but that aren’t just your regular old caravan parks. The other limitation is we are aiming for under 90 minutes drive from Brisbane in normal traffic.

1. Neurum Creek

This site borders Mount Mee State Forest and is less than 10 mins form the quaint town of Woodford.  There you can get anything you might need but you feel away from it all at the site. The privately owned site is quite large and has a few distinct areas, it suits individuals and also groups. The location allows for activities such as canoeing, swimming, biking and trail walking. The hosts live at the retreat and host regular events for their guests.

Camping, Caravanning, Motorhome, Camper Trailer, Swag? You’re all welcome at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, stay a few days or more; or come for a day visit. Ideal relaxation retreat in which to kick back from the rush and bustle of city life.

Its even pet friendly.

Check out more at http://www.ncbr.com.au/

2. Kenilworth Homestead

This one is pushing the 90 minutes from Brisbane but its very close 🙂 … Kenilworth is a beautiful town west of The Sunshine Coast and the homestead has been accepting weekend and school holiday camping for many years. It too is dog friendly and has a range of sites along a winding river.

The facilities are basic but well looked after and there are some activities such as a bike track, canoeing and swimming in the creek and the usual camping relaxation.

There is also a large hall and dorm/cabins for hire for a special event including an amazing old chapel where many a wedding has been held. There is a camp kitchen but only for the hall.

Kenilworth Homestead is a privately run outdoor recreation, family camping and function centre, right on the bank of the beautiful Mary River and just 2km from the township of Kenilworth. Camping, Caravan, Camper, and Motor Home all are welcomed at the Homestead.

More information is available at http://kenilworthhomestead.com.au/

3. Murphy’s Creek

This site is west of Brisbane on the way to Toowoomba. In fact it also is about 90 mins away offers great camping and also on site options as well.

Activities include swimming in the inland sandy beach, a flying fox, biking, walking, BBQ’s and all the usual bush fun. IKts also a good kick off point to local attractions like the Cobb & Co museum, local art shops and even the winerys in the area.

Murphy’s Creek Escape is a picturesque camping ground offering powered, non-powered, group and remote camping on large sites within an amazing natural bush setting.

Check out the location and book at http://www.murphyscreekescape.com.au/