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Top Free Camps In Queensland

by Rose Foster

There are many free campsites on offer around Queensland, but knowing how to find them is the trick! Some people may assume that finding a place to stopover is a simple and inexpensive task, but this isn’t always the case. So, before you head off on your road trip or camping adventure, be sure to check out these 10 free camping sites in Queensland.

1. Bushy Parker Park, Rollingstone

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Bushy Parker Park is a nice area to rest and recuperate while traveling, equipped with everything you could need! With plenty of shade, this site is a perfect place to relax and even enjoy a refreshing swim in the creek nearby.

Located roughly 55 km north of Townsville, this spot is just stone’s throw around from a petrol station and gas station, meaning that you don’t have to travel far for a top-up or a quick supply run.

Amenities:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Access to drinking water
  • Phone reception
  • BBQ areas
  • 2WD access

2. Babinda Rotary Park, Far North Queensland

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If you’re looking to escape the heat and hideaway in a land of waterfalls, you should check out, Babinda Rotary Park. With 10 free camping sites available, this spot has plenty to offer. Located off the Bruce Highway in the Cairns region, this spot is lush with scenic views and is nearby Josephine Falls and Babinda Boulders. That’s not all, Babinda Rotary Park offers you an opportunity to explore the area with the Bartle Frere trail, an expedition that will see you ascend to Queensland’s highest peak! (so, don’t forget to bring your hiking boots).

Amenities:

  • Toilets
  • Showers (coin-operated hot showers)
  • Accommodating spaces for camping, caravans and larger motorhomes.
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Fire pits
  • Water
  • Some phone reception
  • 2wd access

3. Cumberland Mine Historic Site, Georgetown

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As the name suggests, the Cumberland Mine Historic Site is rich with history. Also, boasting great scenery, this spot is located approximately 20km west of Georgetown on the Gulf Development Road. This site offers a range of things to see, including bird-watching over the Cumberland Dam and the historic chimney of the gold-crushing plant.

Amenities:

  • Space to accommodate large motorhomes, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs.
  • Toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Shady sites

4. Fletchers Creek Campground, Charters Towers

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Enjoy some peace and quiet, in this quaint campsite. Fletchers Creek, as it’s name may indicate, is situated on the banks of a clear-flowing creek. Located in Gelobera State Forest, 42km north of Charters Towers is scenic location has a lot to offer. Visitors can enjoy the natural delights of the Dalrymple National Park, featuring beautiful hiking trails, ancient lava flows, and a range of native wildlife to see.

Amenities:

  • BBQs available
  • Showers
  • 2WD access
  • Pet-friendly

5. Eurimbula National Park, Eurimbula

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Located in the Wide Bay region, the Eurimbula National Park boasts some of the most stunning landscapes in Queensland. Situated beside the Agnes Water of the Great Barrier Reef, this spot is the perfect location for fishing and other boating activities. Also, another remarkable feature of this site is the Ganoonga Noonga, a walking track to take in all the scenic wonders this location has to offer.

Amenities:

  • Composting toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Shelter shed
  • Fire pits

6. Lloyd Jones Weir Riverside Reserve Camping Area, Barcaldine

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Located among the banks of the Alice River, Lloyd Jones Weir is a perfect spot for a peaceful stopover. Lush with shade, this site is popular among campers for its tidiness and range of facilities.

Also, visitors can make the most of the sun with a beach next to a lagoon. The lagoon has great places to sunbathe, swim and fish.

Amenities:

  • Toilet
  • BBQs available
  • Access to water
  • Mobile Reception
  • Big rig access
  • Pet-friendly

7. Bedford Weir Free Camp, Mackenzie River

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The Bedford Weir is the perfect location for those who are more on the adventurous side. This site is a man-made impoundment along the Mackenzie River-25km north of Blackwater-boasting a range of exciting activities. Visitors to this camping spot can enjoy fishing, bird-watching, water skiing, kayaking and swimming.

Perfect for families, this free camping site has many shaded areas to have a picnic and playground for the kids to enjoy.

Amenities:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Wood-fired barbecues

8. First Settlers Park, Benarkin

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Located off D’Agulier Highway in Benarkin, First Settlers Park is a great spot for families. Offering a spacious campground with a playground, this site allows for the kids to explore. With the Benarkin General Store just next door, visitors can grab a bite to eat or stock up on the essentials.

Quaint and simple, First Settlers is the perfect place to stopover and recharge better heading back out on the open road.

Amenities:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Phone reception
  • Power
  • Water
  • 2WD access

9. Lake Elphinstone Free Camping Area, Glenden

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Lake Elphinestone is an aquatic oasis, offering great places to fish, swim and even water-ski! Situated 24km southeast of Glenden, this stunning natural lake is framed by spectacular mountain views and walking trails to stretch your legs.

Amenities:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Limited phone reception
  • BBQs
  • Pet-friendly
  • 2WD access

10. Wuruma Dam, Eidsvold

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Wuruma Dam is a fisherman’s wonderland, stocked with many native fishes including Barramundi and Australian bass. Located 48km north of Eidsvold, Lake Wuruma is a great facility for both recreation and relaxation.

As the Wuruma Dam has no vessel restrictions, visitors can enjoy a range of activities on the water, such as speed boating and kayaking. 

Amenities:

  • Toilets
  • Pet-friendly
  • Limited phone reception
  • 2WD access

 

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