CARAVAN/CAMPER TRAILER TRIPS AND LOCATIONS TO GET A COSY GETAWAY FROM QUEENSLAND, IN QUEENSLAND
Queensland is home to many camping sites all over, but not many of them are suitable for those who want to use RVs. So let’s take a look at some camping sites which do offer amenities for the RV market, and which kind of trip you should take, as well as some things you need to think about depending on the vehicle you use.
These are five camping sites which we are featuring today:
Firstly, what is meant by “RV friendly”? This depends on the type of experience you want to have, and what type of RV you have. Arnold’s Camp Site as well as Stoney Camp Sabarah Stud, for instance, excel in other areas of a camping plan but do not have any powered camping sites, and you are not allowed to bring your own generator either. This poses a problem if you need electricity for your vehicle, but if you don’t need it, they both still have RV camping sites.
A site like Home Hill handles this differently. Located closer inland than the others, it boasts about 20 sites, about the same as Arnold’s, however, because it's on the power grid, so your RV can be sourced with power if it needs it The Gums, as well as Thunderbird Park both, also have powered options as well as unpowered options, and would also be considered fully RV friendly.
Food, food, food…
What is a camping trip without drinks and lunchies? Fortunately, most camping sites take this into account, and all featured camping sites have some sort of option for your food needs, ranging from average camping experience to full-on glamping.
Arnold’s and Stoney Camp both allow campfires which can be used for cooking food you brought from home. Home Hill has actual BBQ areas to cook and socialise at, as well as being a five-minute walk away from a shopping centre. Finally, Thunderbird Park, as well as The Gums both, have an option for a more premium package by both having restaurants, bistros and kiosks, with the latter also providing a bar.
For those interested in fishing, Arnold’s has a dam which can be fished in, as well as being close enough to Woodgate Beach, Bundaberg, Hervey bay and Buxton for saltwater fishers. The Gums also has a fishing option nearby where they offer small boats called tinnies for hire.
Drinkable water can be hit or miss with smaller and offroad sites, so find out before booking whether or not you should bring your own water, or whether there is potable water onsite or nearby.
How long you stay determines how important this is for you. RVs with toilet and showering facilities have it the best as they come with those facilities in suite. For RVs without those capabilities, you need to check ahead, but you can still have an enjoyable trip. Stoney Camp, Home Hill, The Gums, as well as Thunderbird Park all have toilet and showering facilities
Arnold’s and Stoney Camp succeed in the “away from the hustle and bustle” of the city aspect of a camping trip, as they are more remote and intimate. Arnold’s has 169 acres to explore, free firewood, and is far away from the world. You can come to be intimate with your family, or yourself alone for when you seek guidance. Stoney Camp isnt as big, but is next to Canungra Creek, and is a cattle and farming property. Reviewers describe their stay there as tranquil. This campsite is also close to Lamington and Border Ranges National Parks which have great hiking trails.
The Gums and Thunderbird park on the other hand is bigger and they are more communal. You can expect to see many people here, some with their families, and they’re more of your resort types of places. The Gums boasts amenities like canoeing, wave skis, kayaking and even mini-golf, for those who like their water-based activities. Thunderbird Park has activities like its TreeTop Challenge, which is Australia’s largest zipline. The Gums is blessed with the Tewantin and Woondum National Parks, which have beautiful hiking trails, and Thunderbird Park of course has Tamborine Mountain.
The adventure is what you make of it
What kind of camping trip you have is what you make of it. What kind of RV you have, it doesn't really matter because there are spots for all types of users, and they usually compensate for that in some way. The adventure is what you make of it.
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