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Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds – Luxury Camping

One long weekend recently, our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children – 8 years & 3 years), decided to try Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds.

Directions to Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Ground

The Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds are located just south of Gympie (about 10 mins) and are easy to find. The best way to get to them  is via Tandur Road. Check out on Google maps where you will find that Tandur Road meets Noosa Road. When you come to Noosa Road, turn right and you will only need to drive a very short distance to the front entrance to the camping grounds. The front entrance is clearly marked with the sign – Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds.

The trip took just over 2 hours from the northern suburbs of Brisbane (with some long weekend traffic jams along the highway to slow us down). It’s one of many GREAT Sunshine Coast camping spots, as you’ll soon find out!

Luxury Camping Option for Families

We were very excited, as we were trying their Luxury Camping option for the first time.  Previously we have camped in our pop-top caravan and also a tent, so the thought not having to take either of those was very appealing.  The set-up was basically a 2 bedroom tent, set up on a raised deck, with a carpeted floor.  It definitely had the camping feel.  Also the tent provided very comfy beds (1 queen and 2 single beds) with sheets, blankets, doonas, and pillows.  You need to bring your own towels.  There is also a bbq, table and chairs on a deck (seating for 4) and a tub with cups, plates and cutlery,  washing up liquid, and a washing up tub.

The tent has battery powered LED lights, but you would need more light to work around the camp fire at night.  Our family find it handy to each have head lights, which are useful for walking to the toilet at night and also working around the fire, whilst keeping your hands free.  Our particular site had a sand pit out the front, which our 3 year old loved.  There was a toilet a very short walk away.  The Cobb and Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds have toilets positioned all around, so there is no need to walk very far if you need to go!  The toilets were extremely clean, and the staff visited them through the day to make sure they stayed that way.  We were very impressed as we have been to other camp grounds, where the toilets were horrible by the end of the weekend.  The showers are situated up near the office (it was easier to drive up as we were a fair way away), and were also very clean.

Facitilities at Cobb & Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds

The camp ground is huge and according to the Cobb & Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds website is on 50 acres.  The weekend we were there it was fully booked, however everyone was so spread out it didn’t feel that way.  There are heaps of shady spots, with lots of grass.  Camp fires are allowed and the shop sells firewood (or you can bring your own).  Make sure you take an axe to chop up the firewood (we forgot ours!).

There is a billabong situated in the grounds suitable for swimming.  Some kayaks and surfboards are provided free to use, however if you have space it would be better if you brought your own.  There is lots of space around the billabong to explore.  The camping spots around the billabong looked lovely, with the water view and lovely shady spots.  You would need to get there quickly on a long weekend to secure those spots.

Our children loved the playground area with the highlight being a flying fox ride.  It was difficult to get them away.  There was a farmyard area with some animals for the children to visit.  They also offered horse rides which my daughter thought was fabulous!

All in all, this is a fantastic camp ground that supplied everything the average camper needs.  We loved it so much we booked the luxury camping again for Easter.  Next time, we will be taking our bikes to explores the many paths through the camp grounds.  We will all be visiting Mothar Mountain Rock Pools which are apparently less than a ten minute drive away (part of Woondum National Park).  As for the Luxury Camping, if you love the thought of pulling up, taking out your suitcase and chairs (and a few camping incidentals), and that’s all, then it’s for you.  We thoroughly recommend this wonderful place as an ideal camping destination.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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