There are three camping locations in Conondale National Park, all located along Bouloomba Creek. Two camp sites are for tents only; the third camp site allows for high clearance caravans and camper vans. Do note that the Bouloomba Creek Rd access has a number of creek crossings, so is suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles only.
Camping Area 1 Features: A rainforest setting for tents only. Features toilets, cold showers, fire rings (bring your own firewood), walking tracks, a pay phone and water (not for drinking, as it is pumped from the creek, unless treated).
Camping Area 3 Features: Tent camping on individual sites in a rainforest setting. Features walking tracks, fire rings, toilets and (untreated) water.
Camping Area 4 Features: An open forest setting with plenty of room for high clearance caravans and campervans. Also suitable for tent camping beside your vehicle and for larger groups. Its facilities include (untreated) water, fire rings (bring your own firewood), toilets and walking tracks.
This 56 km challenging four day walk exhibits the rugged wilderness of the Conondale Range. Along the walk are three camping grounds, ideal for starlit overnight stays within the depths of the Conondales. Check out the Conondale Great Walk
You need to book and camping permits and fees do apply. The great news is that booking scan be made online where further information is also available.
Mapleton National Park
Camping in Mapleton National Park is a tranquil and nature-bound experience. With three camp sites beside Gheerulla Creek, facilities include barbecues, toilets and picnic tables. Open fires are allowed in barbecues only (unless there is a fire ban imposed). Do bring your own drinking water, as the creek water is unsuitable for drinking. Note that the Sunshine Coast Great Walk, mentioned below, passes through this national park, and two of its walkers’ camps are located within this park.
58km long, spend four days walking through the Blackall Range enjoying majestic waterfalls, eucalypt forests, starlit skies and local wildlife. Bush campsites are dotted along this trail, but you do need to book in advance.