Welcome Stoney Creek Campers! Are you ready to embark on an epic journey across the diverse landscapes of Australia? Look no further than your ultimate guide for Quick Trips From Every Capital City (and Stoney Creek Showroom) – part 1. From the bustling streets of Brisbane to the laid-back vibes of Canberra, we’ve got you covered. Buckle up and get ready to discover breathtaking national parks, hidden gems, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-time explorer, our blog is here to provide you with valuable tips, insights, and inspiration for your next adventure. So grab your gear, pack your sense of wonder, and let’s hit the road together!


  1. Noosa Northshore Beach Campground

Coming in just under 2 hours from Brisbane’s northern suburbs is this little-known oasis.  Noosa Northshore Beach Campground comes with everything you could ask for, toilets, showers, laundries, camp kitchens, fridges, the list goes on and on. With sites for everything from a swag to a caravan, you can take the whole crew with you. As the name states, this picturesque location is situated along the beachfront with access to the double-island point ferry, 24/7 access to the beach, walking tracks and popular fishing spots.

  1. Darlington Park

Darlington Park is a little gem approximately 1.5 hours south of Brisbane near Beaudesert. This family-friendly campground borders the meandering Albert River. It is a pet-friendly location, so the fur kids can come too! There are no showers (but it does have full toilet facilities) and no potable water available; it is, however, only a short drive to the shops in Beaudesert to pick up any supplies.

This unique location has very affordable camping and stunning views, with a few activities, such as bird feeding, available for the kids.


  1. Knorrit Flat Riverside Retreat

This private campsite is truly breathtaking. Nestled in a valley surrounded by spectacular mountains, this well-maintained campsite is located approximately 2 hours from Newcastle and even features fire pits on each site. All sites are unpowered with stunning views across the Nowendoc River for all to enjoy. Some attractions around the area to visit while staying include Ellenborough Falls and numerous National Parks.

  1. Sandbar & Bushland Holiday Park

With close proximity to the quaint town of Smiths Lake, Sandbar & Bushland Holiday Park has it all. This picturesque location is jam-packed full of activities for the little ones to enjoy. From walks along Cellito Beach to strolls through the nearby eucalypt forest or even wandering into town for a bite to eat, you won’t be disappointed.

A range of sites is available, from cabins to powered and unpowered sites. The grounds also offer access to town water, BBQs, laundries and bathrooms.


  1. Old Bara Campground

Located just outside Mudgee, the Old Bara Campground does not disappoint! With acres on offer rather than the standard square meterage sites, what more could you want?   

Each campsite has a designated fire pit with bags of firewood available to purchase on-site. Old Barra’s campsites truly do range from camping by a creek to those a bit farther afield with views of the entire valley. As this is a working cattle property, you won’t find your standard facilities, but it more than makes up for this with the serenity. Potable water is also available for purchase.

  1. Bonnie Vale Campground

What a view! This campground has it all;

Riverside views ✅

Toilets ✅

Showers ✅

National Park Hiking Tracks ✅

Hire stations for water sports ✅

Located on the southern end of Sydney, this renowned camping area has been designed for families. With activities galore and sizes to suit everyone, you can truly get out of the hustle and bustle of city life while relaxing at one with nature.


  1. Honeysuckle Campground

This historic camping location is truly unique. With activities available for campers of all ages, what’s not to love? From the Australian Alps Walking Track, where you can see the Honeysuckle Space Tracking Station, to birdwatching, picnics and mountain bike tracks. Some of the facilities at this campground include picnic tables, pit toilets, a communal firepit and gas BBQs.   

  1. Blue Water Holes Campground

Located in the picturesque Kosciusko National Park, Blue Water Holes Campground is accessible from November to May due to all inroads being closed throughout the winter period.

As a remote campground, you must come prepared to free camp and become one with nature (that means you need to come prepared with water/food/waste management etc.), but the effort is 100% worth it for the scenery and peace. Hike the Clarke or Nichols Gorges before relaxing in some of Australia’s most pristine waterholes. This spot is a must over the summer!

Stay tuned for part 2 where we cover the last of the east coast and start making our way West. Is your favourite quick escape missing from this list? Let us know – we are always eager to find new spots. Send them through to marketing@stoneycreekcampers.com.au