where to camp alone in sth east qld?

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hi all
i just joined up today
yesterday i bought a swag, an oztrail mitchell king.. went driving yesterday to find somewhere to camp, just myself and my dog. couldnt find anywhere!
i was trying to avoid campsites,i was more wanting a spot all to myself in bush to get away from it all. was amazed i couldnt find anywhere at all.

any ideas? closer to brisbane the better but can drive a fair way. will mostly be just one night usually a sat night come back sunday so when its too far away its a bit silly.

wont always take my dog but will definitely be good to find places i can take him

thanks

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Reply By: Member - Steve M1 - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 15:46

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 15:46
Under the Story bridge maybe, bring dog and gun. Otherwise head to Stanhorpe , on the way plenty of camp sopts on the way.

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Reply By: Member - Steve M1 - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 15:49

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 15:49
Fingal Lighthouse park, near Tweed Heads. Bring dog, gun an accessory.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stanley D - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 16:08

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 16:08
A dog at Fingal Lighthouse would be an asset as a relative (who lives at Tweed) states that there are a lot of vehicle 'break-ins' whilst people are walking around the lighthouse and beach area.
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Reply By: Member - bill f (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 17:03

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 17:03
Try Inskip Point at Rainbow Beach. Dogs allowed, about $4 /night. Daughter loves it Bill
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Follow Up By: angryassdrummer - Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 17:18

Sunday, Apr 08, 2012 at 17:18
^^^ but you can drive along the eastern beach along Teerwah up to Double Island point with dogs in the car anymore...even if they dont get out. So would mean driving out the long way through Gympie.
what i dont get its ok for bogans to camp makes a mess, drive over the speed limit, have beer bottles everywhere, be rude and loud.... thats totally fine there but cant bring a well behaved dog ...crazy
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 01:50

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 01:50
unfortunately there is dog haters (and kid haters) everywhere. Im suprised none of popped up here yet!
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Reply By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 15:29

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 15:29
You expected to find somewhere to camp by yourself in the middle of the Easter holidays in SEQ? Gimme a break! Most places are booked out 12 months in advance by repeat campers. You'll need to find a friendly landowner somewhere if you want solitude.
Good luck!
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Follow Up By: angryassdrummer - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 18:04

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 18:04
^^^^ if you read my post, my point was NOT camp sites, was referring to out bush.
so maybe read the post first before saying "gimme a break"

i have zero interest in busy camp sites, i wanted to go out bush somewhere thats what i was asking
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Follow Up By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 20:10

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 20:10
Point taken. Maybe I should have put booked out, in inverted commas or said "chockers". I have lived in the Scenic Rim region for 25 years and the area is just so busy now with camping. At Easter you will find peoples properties, local govt reserves, Nat Parks, everything, every where there is a camp spot will be (would have had) people camping there. Some of the camping grounds will cter for 900-1300 campers over a long weekend. Chances are if you did find an isolated place where you could take your dog, someone else has discovered it too. Try Flanagans Reserve near Rathdowney. I'm sure they allow restrained dogs but you wont find much solitude this time of year. Managers on site. No one there during the hotter months. Great waterhole
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Reply By: KevL64 - Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 18:18

Monday, Apr 09, 2012 at 18:18
Do you have a 4WD?

Try the Condamine Gorge road near Killarney. There's a couple of spots next to the river.
Also, you could head up the end of Emu Creek road from Emu Vale, between Warwick and Killarney.

Other than that check out Camps Australia Wide 6 for ideas.

It'll be hard to find many good, quiet, free, bush camps. Most spots have been stuffed by inconsiderate pigs that party hard and leave a mess resulting in fences and no camping signs.

Most National parks are cheap and pretty quiet most weekends. Goomburra and Spicers gap are 2 that are close to Brissie, only about $5 a night and have toilets and fire places.
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Reply By: angryassdrummer - Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 16:56

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 16:56
yeah i have a 4x4
i guess the point i was trying to get across was with all the bush around the sth east i thought there would be spots, even if its just a small grass area amongst the bush that i could go and just be in nature away from people
it was the whole reason i bought the swag
i dont mind going to camping spots with mates or a partner but occasionally id like to just escape and get away from it all.. doesnt seem its really possible
i cant believe it
there are dozens of forests and national parks around.. oh well, i guess i was just wrong
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 08:28

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 08:28
there are PLACES EVERYWHERE but you really should put the effort into getting out there for a look. Fill your tanks, grab some tucker and GO!
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Reply By: angryassdrummer - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 16:59

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 16:59
i drove for 5 hours/350km sat afternoon/night looking for somewhere to put up my swag-NADA
id kill to find a little spot somewhere, within say 1.5 hours of bris, i would go there most weekends just by myself or if i could my dog too
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