- Amamoor Creek camping area , Amamoor State Forest
- Borumba Deer Park , Borumba Dam
- Cedar Grove camping area , Amamoor State Forest
- Coochin Creek camping and day use area , Beerburrum State Forest
- Gheerulla camping and trail bike area , Mapleton National Park
- Glastonbury Creek camping area , Brooyar State Forest
- Harrys camping area , Great Sandy National Park
- MV Beagle camping area , Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area
- MV Sarawak camping area , Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area
- Neebs Waterhole camping area (walk-in camping) , Great Sandy National Park
- Noosa River camping area – no. 1 (boat-based camping) , Great Sandy National Park
- Noosa River Campsite 4 (Camp 4) – (boat-based camping) , Great Sandy National Park
- Peach Trees camping and day use area , Jimna State Forest
- Poverty Point camping area , Great Sandy National Park
- Wandi Waterhole camping area (bush camping) , Great Sandy National Park
Known for its riverine rainforests, hoop and bunya pine plantations and scenic walking tracks, Amamoor State Forest is 180 km north of Brisbane. Popular walks include a short path (with wheelchair access) to a platypus-viewing platform, a 1 km return rainforest walk and, for experienced hikers, the 4.6 km (4 hr) Cedar Grove trail. The forest is the traditional home of the Gubbi Gubbi, Wakka Wakka, Jinibara and Kabi Kabi peoples. The traditional owners maintain strong cultural links and strive to protect the land by sharing their culture. Advance bookings are required for all camping.
This campsite is located in Beerburrum State Forest
A 1 hr drive north of Brisbane, Coochin Creek camping area in the north-east of Beerburrum State Forest is a renowned spot for fishing and boating. It is close to the site of Campbellville, an 1880s timber town. To get here, take Roys Rd from the Bruce Hwy. Advance bookings are required for camping.
Peach Trees camping and day-use area
This is one for wildlife watchers: you can spot eastern grey kangaroos, possums and maybe even platypus near here, 45 km north-west of Kilcoy along the Kilcoy–Murgon Rd (access via Peach Trees Rd). Horses can stay overnight in the horse paddock beside Peach Trees; a registered horse trail passes through Jimna State Forest. Grassy sites are beside Yabba Creek, with a cold shower on site and drinking water from a tank (boil or treat it first). Bring your own untreated firewood.
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required
This campsite is located in Jimna State Forest
At the western edge of Upper Mary Valley, 140 km north of Brisbane and 40 km north of Kilcoy, this state forest has mountains, swimming holes and walking trails to keep visitors occupied. Bookings are required for all camping.
Gheerulla camping area
Gheerulla creekside camping area is 8 km north-east of Kenilworth, accessed 6 km north-east of Kenilworth along the Eumundi–Kenilworth Rd (4WD only). It is illegal to collect firewood from the forest, so bring your own wood for the BBQs on site, and bring your own drinking water as well.
This campsite is located in Mapleton National Park
Just over 100 km north of Brisbane, Mapleton is at the northern end of the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The area has magnificent bushwalks, picnic and day-use areas, and abseiling points. Trail-bike riders can make use of 26 km of circuits, provided you have a registered motorcycle. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk passes through Mapleton; the campsites at Thilba Thalba and Ubajee are for hikers only. Bookings are required in advance for camping.