camping spots in se queensland and northern nsw

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 21:18

Member - barbara M (NSW)

Sorry for asking this question but did a search and I am obviously doing something but can anyone suggest a good camping spot in close proximity to both Brisbane and the nrth coast (Maclean) for a weekend camping that is preferably bush can have a camp fire and do some four wheel driving or touring close by
Not too crowded would be great. Thanks in advance'barb
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AnswerID: 312101   Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 22:03

Hairs (NSW) replied:

Hi Barbara,
We went up to Platypus Flat near Dorrigo about a month ago. Four lots of us traveled about 420 odd km's one Sunday
Went from Grafton At 8.00am to Nymboida up to Black Mountain, through Wild Cattle Creek State Forest to Platypus Flat. Had lunch there and then went on to the Cod Hole. Back through Cascade, Ulong, Timber Top, Glenreagh and back to Grafton.
Took about 11 hours all up. Wished we had more time. It was a bit rushed.
Platypus Flat is National park and has camp sites for tents & has toilets.

Platypus Flat.

We will go back and spend a weekend there soon it is a beautiful spot. You won't be disappointed.
There are a couple of Pics in My Gallery.

Hope this helps Barbara.
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FollowupID: 578135   Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:45

Hairs (NSW) posted:

Hi Barbra,

Just thought of another spot.
Rummery Park Camping Ground. A two k walk from Minion Falls.In the Whian Whian State forest.
I haven't been there for quite a few years.
Rummery Park Camping Ground
Use to go there a lot. There use to be endless 4wd tracks through the back of Huonbrook down the Wilsons creek to Mullumbimby.

Just another idea.
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FollowupID: 578158   Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 16:46

Steve posted:


that area around Wild Cattle Creek/Cod Hole etc, are there any decent camping spots around there?

We like to take our little hound and so are limited to State Forests

had about 2/3 hours around there earlier this year but didn't have enough time to have a good look.
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FollowupID: 578160   Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 16:59

Hairs (NSW) posted:

Hi Steve,
I believe the Cod Hole to be State Forest. Going by the maps I have.
There seem to be a make shift shade cloth area erected there and well used.
It is where the Rafters launch into the river.

I wish we had spent more time up there. Maybe after winter, the cook does not like the cold. :(

We'll go back there one day soon.
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FollowupID: 578164   Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 17:25

Steve posted:

cheers mate - I'll have a look at that next time we're up there.

Liked what I saw but didn't have time to do it justice

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AnswerID: 312139   Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 07:37

Trevor W(Brisbane) replied:

Try Camping at Tooloom Falls - Toilets there and if you have access to a Canoe ,take it.
Over the otherside of the falls track you can 4 wheel drive on all the tracks but get a good map of the Area as it is easy to get lost
Toonumbar Dam and surrouding Area is good
The Forrest Drive through that Area is also good to have a look around with Campsite in the Area
Casino Forrestry Map is the Best to get your Hands On.
Tooloom Falls is about 2 hrs from Brisbane via Mt Linsey Highway through Rathdowney
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AnswerID: 312150   Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 09:06

Member - Troll 81 (QLD) replied:


Gordon Country is just out of Warwick and very nice and would be perfect for you. There’s not that many 4x4 tracks but its bush and not that busy.
City View 4x4 park
Landcruiser Park is a old favorite of mine….good camping and 200kms of 4x4 tracks graded green, orange and red
Rover Park
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AnswerID: 312173   Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:45

Moose replied:

Rover Park (but take care re long weekends etc as can be very busy). Or Crooked Creek rest area (just up the road from RP) - it's a State Forest rest area. Free. Very small - nice creek. Plenty to do in that area. 4WDing, lots of old mining stuff, scenic driving, wineries etc.
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