5 off the beaten track camping destinations in Queensland

If you need a little time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, why not consider a camping holiday away from it all in the wilds of Queensland? We have selected five stunning remote camping destinations in the state which offer stunning scenery and plenty of attractions to keep you busy, but for the most part, remain tourist-free throughout the year.

1. Munga-Thirri National Park, Simpson Desert

If it's solitude you are seeking, you can’t do much better than the Simpson Desert. Located around 2500 kms from Brisbane, this is surely remote, but once here, you will be greeted by rolling red dunes which border the turquoise waters of Lake Nappanerica. Caravanners will also be able to see rare pine trees and wildflowers which thrive in the inhospitable conditions. A 4x4 is required to access the more remote camping grounds in the region.

2. Riversleigh World Heritage Site, Boodjamulla National Park

Located in some of the most important Aboriginal lands in the country, camping in Boodjamulla National Park is about getting back to your roots. The campsite itself is located 100 kms from the nearest settlement and facilities are limited, so you’ll need to bring enough food and water for the duration of your stay.

Once here, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of deep gorges and sandstone ranges. Plus, you’re located in the heart of one of the most important fossil sites in the world, so you can spend the day searching for ancient dinosaur bones. There are also plenty of hiking and fishing opportunities in the park to keep you entertained.

3. Sundown National Park, South Queensland

Located on the border between Queensland and NSW, Sundown National Park is a mountainous region which offers plenty of challenging hiking trails. There are several remote campsites located in the gorges, but be warned, the roads around here are pretty badly maintained so you will need a 4x4 and a off-road caravan to access them.

4. Burrum Coast National Park

With its abundant wildlife, flowering heaths and quiet beaches, Burrum National Park is the perfect place to unwind. Campers can explore one of the many wildlife trails which crisscross the Eucalyptus forests in the mountains. While the diverse coastal habitats offer excellent fishing opportunities. A 4x4 is required to access the campsites at Kinkuna and Burrum Point.

5. Jardine River, Cape York

Located at the northernmost tip of Queensland, Cape York is only accessible by vehicle during the drier summer months. Once there, you’ll be greeted by deep gorges, stunning water pools and awesome waterfalls. The area is remote, however, so you’ll need to make sure your vehicle is well maintained and you have enough water and food for the duration of your stay.

So there you have it: five secret campgrounds in stunning destinations which offer a diverse range of activities including swimming, wildlife spotting and hiking. But best of all, because these sites are all located off the beaten track you and your family will have them mostly to yourselves.



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