Family camping

We're renowned for our stunning parks and gardens however, did you know that we have some top camping spots as well?

Here are a few for you to explore all offering different activities such as fishing, swimming, bushwalking or just a chance to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy country hospitality.

 

Top spots

 

Lake Cressbrook

This place should be on your ‘favourites’ list. Lake Cressbrook offers many activities including boating, rowing, fishing, bushwalking, sailing, camping, kayaking and canoeing. It’s a pretty 50km drive from Toowoomba and about 15 minutes from Crows Nest.

Facilities

  • numbered camp sites for tent areas with a variety of shade and sunny sites - many sites have shrub privacy borders;
  • caravan and motor home areas;
  • camp kitchen with tables, BBQ and sink, and a separate fish cleaning area;
  • rubbish bins; and
  • toilet and shower block (hot and cold showers available)

Bowenville Reserve

If you’re looking for a peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle, then Bowenville Reserve is the spot. Bowenville Reserve is located alongside Oakey Creek off the Bowenville-Norwin Road, a short 9km drive from the Warrego Highway at Bowenville.

The level camping area provides a close-to-nature experience for stays up to seven days. Have a bit of fun fishing from the shore or paddling in the waterhole.

Although the Bowenville-Norwin Road is bitumen, entry to the reserve is gravel. Areas within the reserve can become boggy after wet weather.

Facilities

  • picnic tables and shelters;
  • playground;
  • rubbish bins; and
  • toilets

Cecil Plains Caravan Park

The park features 12 fully serviced sites in the centre of town giving you easy access to explore the township.

There are powered and unpowered sites, clean and modern amenities as well as grey and black water dump points.

Cecil Plains is a great country community to visit with plenty of history.Take some time to visit the Cecil Plains Homestead, the Old Station Cemetery and enjoy a meal at the Victory Hotel.

Facilities

  • caravan and motor home areas;
  • drinking water;
  • dump point and rubbish bins;
  • laundry; and
  • toilet and shower block (hot and cold showers available)

Yarramalong Weir Reserve

Located on the banks of the Condamine River, this facility is a great place for self-contained campers who love to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush. In good seasons it’s a great spot to get out on your boat, swim and fish. The weir is situated 30km east of Millmerran on Yarramalong Road.

There are no fees to visit or camp and the maximum stay is three days.

Please bring your drinking water and firewood from home. Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Facilities

  • boat ramp;
  • camp kitchen with BBQ and tables;
  • dump point and rubbish bins;
  • rubbish bins; and
  • toilets

Jondaryan Woolshed

The Jondaryan Woolshed is closed until further notice.

The Jondaryan Woolshed is a wonderful place to visit to appreciate the history of our Region. There’s plenty to keep you occupied with activities to suit the whole family, including interesting and informative exhibits.

There are 80 powered sites available for caravans and campervans, and plenty of room for unpowered sites.

Enjoy some good Aussie tucker at the café and restaurant or make the most of the beautiful surrounds and relax in the tranquillity of the Australian bush.

Facilities

  • caravan and motor home areas;
  • power and drinking water;
  • dump point and rubbish bins;
  • cafe; and
  • toilet and shower block (hot and cold showers available)

Apex Park 

Facilities

  • shelter;
  • tables;
  • rubbish bins;
  • toilets;
  • clean water; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Boodua Reserve

Facilities

  • picnic tables;
  • rubbish bins;
  • toilets;
  • fire pit; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Cambooya Recreation Reserve

Facilities

  • clean water;
  • rubbish bins;
  • toilets;
  • playground; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Federation Park (Maclagan)

Facilities

  • shelter;
  • rubbish bins; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Federation Park (Vale View)

Facilities

  • shelter;
  • clean water
  • toilets;
  • BBQ; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Hampton Visitor Information Centre / Chapman Park

Facilities

  • clean water;
  • shelter and tables
  • rubbish bins;
  • toilets;
  • visitor information centre; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Harland Park

Facilities

  • shelter and tables; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Nobby Town Park

Facilities

  • clean water;
  • shelter and tables;
  • rubbish bins;
  • power; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Passmore Reserve

Facilities

  • shelter;
  • rubbish bins; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Ravensbourne Rest Area

Facilities

  • shelter and tables;
  • rubbish bins;
  • toilets; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Swinging Bridge Park

Swinging Bridge Park will reopen on 05 June, Covid-19 guidelines in relation to social distancing and hygiene must be followed.

Facilities

  • shelter;
  • rubbish bins;
  • BBQ;
  • power; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Walpole Park

Facilities

  • clean water;
  • rubbish bins;
  • shelter and tables; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Clifton Recreation Grounds

Facilities

  • power;
  • toilet and shower block;
  • shelter and tables;
  • rubbish and dump point; and
  • pets allowed (on leash)

Cooyar Showgrounds

Facilities

Contact the Cooyar Agricultural Society for more information.

Crows Nest Showgrounds

Facilities

Contact the Crows Nest Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Society for more information.

Goombungee Showgrounds

Facilities

Contact the Goombungee-Haden A H & P Society Inc for more information.

Millmerran Showgrounds

Facilities

Contact the Millmerran Show Society for more information.

Oakey Showgrounds

Facilities

Contact the Oakey AP & R (Show) Society for more information.

Pittsworth Showgrounds

Facilities

Contact the Pittsworth Show Society for more information.

Toowoomba Showgrounds

Facilities

Contact the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland for more information.

  • Cecil Plains Rural Retreat Caravan Park
  • Clifton Recreation Grounds
  • Pittsworth Showgrounds
  • Walpole Park, Millmerran