Camping and holiday parks
  • Last updated:
  • 23 Sep 2020

Council operates six holiday parks in the Sunshine Coast area. Visit the Sunshine Coast Holiday Parks website for information regarding each of these parks.

The Sunshine Coast's visitor information centres have a range of brochures and information to assist travellers.

Novel coranavirus (Covid-19) update:  Please refer to the relevant websites for the latest updates on restrictions at council holiday parks and camping and rest areas.

Camping and rest areas

There are camping and rest areas located across the Sunshine Coast where overnight camping is allowed. Camping and overnight stays are only allowed in approved locations. Penalties apply for illegal camping. 

Residents are urged to take personal responsibility for hygiene, including washing hands before and after use at public facilities including bringing hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes to use on surrounding surfaces as an extra precaution.

Camping is not permitted on public land, parks and foreshores. This includes camping in a tent, in a vehicle or on the ground. The free campsite at Obi Obi Creek crossing number 2 at Kidaman Creek (also listed as Bonney Park and Obi Obi Ck East Park) is now permanently closed. Camping is not allowed at this site. The parks are for day use only.

Coochin Creek

The Coochin Creek camping area is managed by Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. It is located four kilometres east of the Bruce Highway off Roys Road (Bruce Highway heading south from the Sunshine Coast). Turn down Roys Road and follow the signs. A permit is required and fees apply.

For more information refer to the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing website.

Jimna's Peach Trees camping area

The camping area is about four kilometres from the township of Jimna. It is at the western edge of the Upper Mary Valley forests and parks. The Jimna forests include towering hoop pine plantations, several walking tracks and a creekside camping area. A permit is required and fees apply.

For more information refer to the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing website.

Booloumba Creek camping areas

There are three camping areas at Booloumba Creek. They are located about 13 kilometres from Conondale. A permit is required and fees apply.

For more information refer to the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing website.

Main Roads rest areas

A Department of Transport and Main Roads rest area is located on Steve Irwin Way. It is just south of the Caloundra turn-off on the Bruce Highway. Overnight camping is permitted.

For more information refer to the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.

Browns Creek rest area

The Browns Creek rest area is located on the Old Bruce Highway, two kilometres north of Yandina.