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Every Affordable Camp You Need To Know About On Brisbane’s Islands (Stradbroke, Moreton, and Bribie)

by Meri Gasem

Brisbane’s largest islands are the perfect place to explore the great outdoors, relax on the sandy beaches, spot dolphins and whales or pick some seafood to devour. Bribie is the most accessible island, while Moreton and Stradbroke are two of the world’s largest sand islands. Whether you’re looking for quiet coastal walks, beachfront camping, or snorkeling around shipwrecks, these islands have it all.

So save your bucks for some of the exciting experiences and camp at these affordable spots!

North Currigee Campground – South Stradbroke

Exceptional beachfront campground ideal for families. Pristine beach, good amenities, friendly and attentive staff. Great fishing spots, surfing available right across the island. Enjoy the nights by the free pit right on the beach, and dive into the sea just a couple of footsteps from your bed!

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Yes.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Walking Tracks; Open Fire Pits; Fishing; Swimming;
Time Limit: None.
Price: $25 per night per two people.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Main Beach Stradbroke Island

A serene destination with soft sand, lots of space, and fantastic nature views, located on the 38km long beach. Real dolphin and whale lookout at your doorstep. This is the place for an adventure-filled stay and getting in touch with nature. One vehicle and two dogs allowed per campsite, no amenities on-site, but you can access Adder Rock facilities by purchasing an amenities pass.

Showers/Toilets: None.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: No.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Dog-friendly; Walking Tracks; Open Fire Pits; Fishing; Swimming.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $10 per campsite to access Adder Rock amenities block and a 4WD permit.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Flinders Beach

Flinders Beach is a picturesque campground close to shops and services but isolated at the same time. It consists of twelve zones with 200 campsites available. You’ll find a mix of sandy and grassy sites, wildlife all around and happy dolphins throwing a show in the sea. Small freshwater creeks, wonderful lagoon, and pristine beach, a real magnet for campers. To avoid the crowds, plan on staying during the week.

Showers/Toilets: None.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Dog-friendly; Walking Tracks; 4WD Tracks; Fishing; Swimming; Boat Ramp; Fuel and Gas Available.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $20 for two people per night and a 4WD permit.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Moreton Island South Eastern Zone

Bush camp located on the eastern side of Moreton Island with 35 different sized campsites ranging from secluded to exposed. Being settled in a national park, the camp has no facilities, just raw nature and serenity – perfect if you want to hide from the world for a couple of days. The track to the camp is narrow and sandy, so if you’re towing a trailer, skip Middle Road and access it from Blue Lagoon Road.

Showers/Toilets: None.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Limited.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Generators Allowed 8 AM to 7 PM; Walking Tracks; Fishing; Swimming; Open Fire Pits.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Wrecks

The Wrecks offers 21 sheltered camping spots, and it’s accessible only by boat and 4WD. Sadly, campers and camp trailers can’t reach this lovely camp. It’s set within walking distance from the MICAT ferry drop-off, and you can camp in tents, so you don’t have to come with your vehicle. The beach here is magnificent, with soft white sand and crystal clear water.

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and cold showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Non-drinking Water; Picnic Tables; Walking Tracks; 4WD Tracks; Fishing; Swimming; WiFi; Wildlife.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $5.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ben Ewa Campground

Ben Ewa Camp is located in the valley, sheltered from the strong island winds, with 12 campsites available and shallow waters.It’s often the choice of young families with children. Situated conveniently right on the beach alongside Middle Road, this camp can be an excellent base for exploring the island!

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Non-drinking Water; 4WD Tracks; Swimming; Open Fire Pits; Dump Spot; Wildlife.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Moreton Island North West Camp Zone

Situated between Ben Ewa and Comboyuro Point, this campground offers sheltered bay waters and a good choice of 74 camping spots. Most sites are secluded, shaded, and with a beach view, and some are within walking distance of Bulwer township.

Showers/Toilets: None.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Generators Allowed 8 AM to 7 PM; 4WD Tracks; Walking Tracks; Fishing; Swimming; Open Fire Pits; Boating; Kayaking.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Comboyuro Point Camping Area

A large campground with 49 campsites of different sizes, shaded and sheltered. Even during the holidays it doesn’t feel crowded. Stop here to enjoy the shallow bay waters and beautiful calm atmosphere. It’s a walking distance to town where you can admire some historic sites.

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and cold showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Non-drinking Water; Walking Tracks; 4WD Tracks; Fishing; Swimming; Open Fire Pits; Kayaking; Dump Spot.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Blue Lagoon

Located on the island’s eastern side, the Blue Lagoon camping area offers 25 spaced-out beach-style camping sites. Most of the spots are shaded, close to the amenities, and with direct access to the beach. This camp is close to a surfing beach and the Blue Lagoon.

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and cold showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Drinking Water; Walking Tracks; 4WD Tracks; Fishing; Swimming; Open Fire Pits.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gallagher Point

Moving to Birbie Island, Gallagher Point is a small, low-key camping area on the island’s west side. There are six campsites with a view of the Glass House Mountains and the Pumicestone Passage. This is a bush camp. There are no facilities, so be self-sufficient and bring your own firewood.

Showers/Toilets: None.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: No.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: 4WD Tracks; Open Fire Pits; Wood-fired BBQ; Fishing; Swimming.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Poverty Creek

Settled at Pumicestone Passage’s shores, this campground is accessible by boat or by a 7km sandy track – for high clearance 4WD only. Wide-open space, 14 camp spots, clean amenities, and lots of wildlife everywhere you look! Just a short stroll to the beach where you can fish right off the shore.

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and cold showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Limited.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Wheelchair Accessible; Non-drinking Water; Picnic Tables; Wood-fired BBQ; Open Fire Pits; Swimming; Fishing; TV Reception; Dump Spot; Kayaking.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mission Point

The perfect hideaway camp, accessible only by boat, so ideal for an overnight stay or day picnic. There are 12 campsites suitable for tent camping only, and the nearest boat ramp is at Donnybrook. An abundance of birdlife, great walks, and rich sea life – you can even spot dugongs munching on the seagrass beds.

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and cold showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Yes.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Non-drinking Water; Fishing; Swimming; Wood-fired BBQ; Open Fire Pits; Picnic Tables; Kayaking.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lime Pocket

An isolated campground accessible only by boat during low tide; high tides can cause flooding, and then the camp is closed. It’s a bush camp only for tents, with six sites available, while the closest boat ramp is at Donnybrook. Magical sunsets, complete serenity, and superb fishing- enough to keep you fed throughout your stay.

Showers/Toilets: None.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: No.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Swimming; Fishing; Walking Tracks; Open Fire Pits; Wood-fired BBQ; Kayaking.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Ocean Beach Campsite

Camp behind the dunes at Ocean Beach at some of the 63 available camp spots. There are four different zones to choose from: Zone 1, 2,8, and 24, depending on whether you’re looking for a more secluded place or want to interact with other campers. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Fort Bribie and the remainders of mines, guns, and historical ruins.

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and cold showers.
Access: 4WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on the camp’s website.
Other Amenities: Wheelchair Accessible; Non-drinking Water; Dump Spot; 4WD Tracks; Swimming; Fishing; Wood-fired BBQ; Open Fire Pits.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $6.75 per person per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bribie Island Caravan Park

Lovely caravan park that allows camping in tents, RVs, campers, and caravans. Located just 200meters from Woorim Beach where you can enjoy surfing, fishing, or boating. Convenience stores and other shops within walking distance and an overall great location. Suitable for a couple of days when you get tired of bush camping.

Showers/Toilets: Toilets and showers.
Access: 2WD.
Phone Service: Telstra.
Booking Required: Yes, book on their website or at (07) 3408 1134.
Other Amenities: Wheelchair Accessible; Drinking Water; Power Available; Picnic Tables; BBQ Area; Playground; TV & Games Room; Camp Kitchen; Laundry; Swimming Pool; Dump Spot; WiFi; Gas Available; On-site Accommodation.
Time Limit: None.
Price: $33.30 Two people per night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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