With the school holidays once again heading our way, we wanted to share with you some of the best National Parks within easy reach of Brisbane. Many allow camping and offer an online booking system to organise your campsite. Camping in Queensland’s top locations is now even easier, with better access to national parks.
Check out these links to find a National Park that allows camping and read our article ‘The Definitive Guide to Preparing for Your First School Holiday Camping Trip’.
There are 23 National Parks Brisbane has on offer:
With a wide variety of national parks to choose from there really is something for everyone and we are told that the QLD Govt is working to improve accessibility so all Queensland residents and visitors can enjoy them.
Camping is a fun and inexpensive way for families to enjoy the state’s natural beauty, but planning is essential. Are you looking for a camping venue for the school holidays? Did you know that Christmas is the busiest time of year with a quarter of the state’s annual camping trips in national parks and forests taking place over the summer school holidays? Last summer, Queensland’s parks and forests hosted more than 97,000 campers who spent nearly 312,000 nights.
Fraser Island, Inskip and Cooloola were the most popular destinations last year, hosting 50 percent of summer holiday campers.
The latest park and safety information is on the QLD Govt’s Park Alert website and families should always check ahead to ensure conditions are favourable. If you book your campsite online, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers will also be able to contact you in advance if severe weather events or natural disasters strike.
For online bookings, visit www.qld.gov.au/camping or call 13 74 68
For safety information, visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/park-alerts