Camping around Brisbane

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:02
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I'm looking for a campsite no more than 2-3 hours away from Brisbane where you can have a camp fire, there are toilets (and maybe a shower - but could do without one) - preferrably by the water (beach or otherwise) but this is also not a priority.
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Reply By: guzzi - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:07

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:07
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Levuka,
Rover park,
4wding, general camping, showers and toilets at both.
Rover has river access.
Both about 2.5 to 3 hrs out of Brissy.
cheers
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Follow Up By: Travelling Pixie - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:37

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:37
have been to Levuka a few times and find it quite pleasant

hot showers and flushing toilets with bush-style camping and camp fires

also some 4wd tracks on the property of varying degrees
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Reply By: below sea level - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:20

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:20
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:28

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:28
Gordon Country but keep that a secret :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 09:16

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 09:16
Troll, I told you not to tell anyone!
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 09:25

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 09:25
I didn't tell anyone

I know nothing
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Reply By: Member - Dave G (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:48

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:48
Amamoor State Park north of Cooroy, and the Imbil should be great areashttp://www.epa.qld.gov.au/publications/p02544aa.pdf/Upper_Mary_Valley_parks_and_forests.pdf

http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/projects/park/index.cgi?parkid=3

Amamoor State Forest

Travel 12km west from Amamoor township along the Amamoor Creek Road to Cedar Grove camping area. Tent and caravan campsites are in open grassy areas beside riverine rainforest, tall open forest and Amamoor Creek. Wheelchair-accessible toilets and cold showers, taps, barbecues and a public phone are provided.

Eumundi amrkets on teh weekend not too far away and Noosa about 40 mins
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Reply By: matske - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:16

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:16
straddie or moreton island kick ass
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 13:20

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 13:20
Amen
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:39

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:39
Yeah Moreton is the pick EXCEPT now you need to book the site , book the Micat , no fuel any more ect ect and its not realy viable $$$ wise for a long w/end , Vehicle + trailer ,camp fees ect not much change out of $500 or so....
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Follow Up By: Dremus - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 16:09

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 16:09
The Moreton prices are out of control compared to five years ago. It is an awesome island, but it is now heaps cheaper to go to straddy or even drive all the way to Fraser.

What do people do for fuel that live over there now?
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Reply By: stevesub - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:30

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:30
Poverty Piont, Bribie Island. Next to water (Pumistone Passage), toilets, fireplaces, close enough to civilisation but far enough away to be out of it. Just over an hour to Brissy.

Alternatively the top of the main beach on Bribie where you can get a site close to the toilets. Access is at low tide only right now as the inland track is closed due to flooding - or it was last weekend. Not sure about fires at this one

Lookup the EPA web site for details

Stevesub
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:43

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:43
$100 for a beach permit + camping fees and NO fires allowed except in the designated pits at poverty . no fires at all on the Eastern beach campsites.
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Follow Up By: stevesub - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:51

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:51
Beach permit is $32.50 for a week, the $100 is actually $110 and is for 12 months.

Only giving my opinion of some camps close to Brissy close to the water. I live on Bribie and find that these camps are very popular during holidays so there are a lot of punters that are not put off by the fees.

You had no comment on the fortune it costs to get and camp on Moreton, Bribie is cheap compared to Moreton - but not as nice.

Stevesub
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 17:15

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 17:15
Stevesub , read my reply re Moreton above ,, ok so now $110 for yearly Permit [ last one I bought cost $100 in 07 ] either way be it monthly or yearly permit you still have to pay nat park camp fees on top ,, NO FIRES at all on eastern beach and fire pits at poverty point are in the bollard - tent area only ,, got a c/t or roof topper = NO fire in your own campsite ....
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 17:23

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 17:23
Oh and Stevesub ,, reread the original post , CAMPFIRE required.
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:50

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 15:50
Levuka , free firewood ,toilets , gas fired showers [free] ,, tracks are rated 1-5 ,, bush walking [1500yr old fig tree] , no trailbikes , no night driving on tracks , no hoons ,,, farm dam for fishing ,, take a shovel to clear the cow pats [is a working property]. Magic spot.
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Reply By: brizmatt - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 17:09

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 17:09
Stinson- toilets, free electric bbqs, next to creek. Cricket pitch. Great bke ridng for kids. Drive another 10ks and great rainforest to have a walk through or walk down dirt track adjacent to park through farms.

http://www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/facilities/camping.shtml
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 09:17

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 09:17
Big Riggen and Flanagans near Rathdowney, both on the Logan River.
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Reply By: Andrea11 - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 12:51

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 12:51
Goomburra Valley Campground........hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: T & J - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 16:01

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 16:01
If you like dogs patrolling your campground in muzzles. Forget GVC and go the GordonCounty.
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