Six golden Queensland camping experiences

Whether you prefer a bush retreat or a beach getaway, the Gold Coast has hidden camping experiences to cater for all types of overnight stays.

Get ready to plan your next holiday as you discover some of the best camping spots in and around Australia’s favourite tourism playground.

Paradise Country Farmstay, Coomera

Family glamping at its absolute best, Paradise Country’s Farmstay on the Gold Coast is suitable for up to five people and is a unique family camping experience. Including full access to Paradise Country and Farmstay activities, this is the ultimate family farm getaway, complete with nightly campfire.

Alternatively, the luxurious eco-tents also cater to couples with the two-person glamping experience made complete by a private ensuite. Paradise Country and Paradise Country Farmstay are located  behind Warner Bros Movie World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast.  

Nightfall, Lamington National Park

In a large and relatively untouched pocket of rainforest at Lamington on the Gold Coast, Nightfall’s luxury tents sit delicately beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland’s ancient Lamington National Park rainforests.

The Nightfall glamping experience steps away from the excess and complications of modern life, redefining luxury through architect-inspired, hand-built, permanent safari tents; sumptuous home-cooked organic food and the relaxed feeling of staying with old friends. 

Balance and rejuvenation flow easily in the pared-back surrounds, the pure fresh air and the tranquillity of the forest. Heart, body and spirit are nurtured through a tonic of immersion in nature, evocative nights under the stars and the intimacy of private luxury tent accommodation. Each tent has twin bathtubs and a rotating fireplace. Nightfall is limited to only eight guests at any time, ensuring privacy, intimacy, and peace and quiet. 

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park, Biggera Waters

Recently listed in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in Australia, NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is the perfect spot for a family getaway.

A hidden slice of paradise in the heart of the Gold Coast, Treasure Island is both a holiday resort and caravan park that boasts an endless amount of family-friendly facilities and activities, multiple accommodation options, a bistro and bar and exceptional customer service. Plus, a safe environment and a supervised kids club year-round, so you can roll up and relax from the moment you arrive.

Nobby Beach Holiday Village

Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Nobby Beach Holiday Village is a Gold Coast Holiday Park that is close to all the attractions, providing the perfect affordable accommodation for your Queensland holiday. Take a bus door to door from the village to theme parks, downtown Surfers Paradise, shopping precincts or the hinterland.  

From basic studios with double beds and kitchenettes, to modern family-friendly cabins including two-bedroom villas, poolside penthouses and garden houses, the village’s family-friendly atmosphere caters for families, couples, caravan enthusiasts and groups alike.

Just a short stroll away, you’ll have fun exploring the popular Nobby Beach precinct. Dotted with alfresco cafes, shops, markets and first-class restaurants it’s a holidaymaker’s paradise. Enjoy a walk along the esplanade or surf at one of the many patrolled beaches – be as adventurous or relaxed as you like.

Secura Lifestyle North Gold Coast

Nestled amongst beautiful gardens, Secura Lifestyle North Gold Coast is conveniently positioned opposite Dreamworld and is only a short drive to Wet’n’Wild and Movie World, as well as the popular Australian Outback Spectacular.

Offering a range of affordable competitively priced pet-friendly powered caravan and camping sites, Secura is the ideal budget-friendly location to base yourself for a Gold Coast holiday.

Facilities include amenities, an undercover barbecue area, camp kitchen and a refreshing, swimming pool. 

O’Reilly’s Campground, Lamington National Park

From the beloved O’Reilly family and Rainforest Retreat comes the O'Reilly’s campground. Seventeen safari tents (two with disabled access), 24 campsites and 21 campervan sites, with powered sites available, will open as part of the new world-class eco-tourism attraction set among the rainforest of World Heritage Lamington National Park.

There’s a beautiful communal camp kitchen with stunning views overlooking the McPherson Range, a fire pit and gathering area, an amenities building and a meeting room known as The Hub with pathways and ramping to enable accessibility for all guests.

Contact RACQ Travel to start planning you next picture-perfect holiday 1300 888 449