Sensible group looking for a South-East QLD camping spot for schoolies.

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 17:18
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My name is Tiffany, I am in grade 12, and as stated as my topic, I am with a sensible group looking for a camping spot in SE QLD for schoolies. We live in South Brisbane, and do not wish to travel any longer than a 4hr drive. Currently we are looking at Glenrow Station, because its out of the way, and does not seem to be terribly busy, even on holidays. However, if anyone can think of any other places that we would not be crowded by too many other campers but does not require serious 4X4 driving experience to enter, please reply.
We are a group of approx. 6, two of us are 17, two are 18, and the other two are 21. If you reply with any other camping spots, please affix they're contact address and phone number if possible.


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Reply By: CirclingVulture - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 18:12

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 18:12
If you get bored with the camping, might be a handy place to be !

It is advisable to check with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service before you set off. Either phone 1300 361 967 (within NSW) or (02) 9253 4600 or visit


Tracks in Nimbin's National Parks
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Follow Up By: CirclingVulture - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 18:46

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 18:46
Sorry you can't really camp at Nightcap National Park at Nimbin the nearest you can camp would be Border Ranges National Park
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Follow Up By: paul - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:51

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:51
Adjacent to nightcap national park is the Whian Whian state forest with a camping ground up the road from the park's waterfall. Fantastic spot. Long way from a pub though.
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Reply By: Old Soldier - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 19:47

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 19:47
Hi tiffany,

Last time I was past the road going into Glenrow Station [around April/May sometime] there was a big "CLOSED" sign on it.

I don't know if it still is, but if so, the nearby Gordon Country camping area on the way into Goomburra NP would possibly suit your purposes


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Reply By: Brad - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 19:58

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 19:58
Fraser Is. would be great.
Cost a bit to get over on the barge.
Doesn't really need any 'serious'4wding.
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Reply By: Prado Boy - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 23:12

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 23:12
G'day Tiffany,

Are you planning on attending Schoolies on the coast or are you just wanting to escape all that and enjoy a camping holiday away?

I've got stacks of good spots but it depends on what you're doing regarding attending schoolies. Let me know roughly what you're planning and I'll get back to you with some fav spots and details.

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Reply By: Gnome - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 12:54

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 12:54
Hey Pradoboy,

Yeah my friends and I are looking to escape most of civilization and just relax out bush. I always camp out with my parents, but this will obviously be the first time i've camped out by myself (with the exception of my friends).

So yes, any ideas, throw them at me!

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Reply By: The Moose - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:53

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:53
Hi Tiff
Try Barb and Toddy Kemp at Arcot station - a little further on from Stanthorpe. The tracks are from scenic to hard. The camping areas are great. Clean toilets. Reasonable rates for camping. If you want a little more comfort they have shearers quarters for rent. They'll also feed you if you so wish. Sorry haven't got the phone number on me but you can look them up on the white pages web site.
As far as I'm aware Glenrow is closed.
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