Being able to hitch up your caravan and literally take everything with you including the kitchen sink is a joy only those who have experienced it will know well.
If you’re getting a bit fed up of watching Ready, Steady, Cook reruns on TV all day while sitting at home and are thinking about hitting the road - whether it’s just for the day, an overnight stay or a week-plus - these lesser-known spots around Queensland might just be the destination you need for your much-needed getaway!
Day trips ahoy
A couple of hours north of Brisbane, Sunshine Beach is located within Noosa Heads and presents visitors with a relaxed beachside experience with plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars and quaint little shops owned and run by locals to check out. The main attraction, of course, is the long-stretching pristine white sandy beach, crystal-blue water and some pretty awesome surf breaks.
Springbrook National Park
Located in the Gold Coast hinterland is the Springbrook National Park, a World Heritage property that delivers experiences and incredible scenery alike throughout. Head off on one of the many hiking trails, hop on the back of a horse and take a ride, or walk to a waterfall to get some pics for the ‘gram.
Borumba Deer Park
Drive a couple of hours or around 170 k’s NNW from Brisbane and you’ll find the Borumba Deer Park, a great little spot where you can set up camp along the bank of Yabba Creek and take in some beautiful sights and smells of Aussie bushland. Great for fishing, bushwalks, and just taking some time away from the busy-ness of city life.
Yeah, yeah. Queenslanders all know Bundaberg. But there’s a difference between being aware of it and maybe passing through on your way to/from Noosa to spending some quality time there. Because of the 4+ hours’ travel time (more towing a van) from Brissy this errs on the side of a week-long trip, but as long as you make tracks early you should be fine.
And boy oh boy, you’ll have much more to experience while you’re visiting than throwing a few rum and cokes back (after your Bundy Rum distillery tour). Notable places to hit up include the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and the Mon Repos Regional Park to see the colony of nesting turtles.
This is one of those places that you’ve probably heard of and have been saying you’ll visit for years but haven’t. Well, now’s the perfect time! It’s quite a trek from Brisbane; we recommend doing the drive over a couple of days with an overnight stop at Yeppoon. Once there, though, you can set up your caravan somewhere along the 8-mile-long beach boasting gorgeous golden sand. Mission Beach is one of those destinations that just forces you to relax and unwind.
Water Park Creek
Just a short drive north of Yeppoon is Byfield State Forest, wherein you’ll find Water Park Creek. And while you could add this as a stop on your way to Mission Beach, it really deserves a longer stay than just one day or two. Surrounded by the best of Australia’s flora and fauna, it’s a real disconnect from whatever stresses you had prior to arrival.
Please note though, a 4WD is recommended to gain full access to surrounding tracks. Finance a new 4WD today so you don’t miss out on anything while you’re there!
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