Staying at the Worldsaway Retreat

Worldsaway Retreat

If you’re looking for a gorgeous camping location with spectacular views,  barely another person around, super modern facilities and not too far from Brisbane, then Worldsaway Retreat is the ideal spot for you.  Located on a 40 acre property in the countryside in Ocean View, Worldsaway Retreat has got to be the ultimate camping spot!  

Worldsaway Retreat is no off the grid camping site; this is where you go for luxurious camp facilities and breathtakingly beautiful views.  Think glamping but with your own tent or van although with some of the most modern and luxurious camping facilities you’ve ever seen.  Alternatively, stay in their gorgeous little cabins yet have access to all the outdoor facilities for that luxurious camping experience.

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Lake Moogerah Camping

Lake Moogerah

If you’re looking for a gorgeous place to go camping not too far from Brisbane, then why not consider Lake Moogerah.  Located in the Scenic Rim around 1.5 hours drive south west of Brisbane or just over an hour if you’re in Ipswich, Lake Moogerah is just stunning, surrounded by the spectacular Moogerah Peaks and is the ideal spot for a camping trip.

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Best Camping Sunshine Coast QLD – 20 Awesome Campsites on the Sunny Coast

If you’re looking for some of the best camping, Sunshine Coast QLD has then you’re in for a real treat as there are so many amazing spots to choose from!

There are Sunshine Coast holiday parks with all the facilities you could ever need, to the best beach camping Sunshine Coast offers with some gorgeous secluded spots, as well tranquil locations among the trees if you prefer the camping Sunshine Coast hinterland sites.

If you’re looking for some Sunshine Coast camping sites for your next adventure, then this is the perfect article for you.  Thanks to the wonderful members from our FB group Queensland Camping, we’ve put together this guide which includes 20 of the top Sunshine Coast campsites.

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Best Camping Near Brisbane – 20 Awesome Campsites within a 2 Hour Drive

While Brisbane doesn’t really have any great camping spots in the city itself, you don’t have to go far for the best camping near Brisbane.  There is excellent camping within 2 hours of Brisbane, even just 1 hour from Brisbane and you’ll find some great campsites.

If you’re looking for some inspiration of some of the best camping Brisbane has nearby; then read on!!  Thanks to the wonderful members from our Queensland Camping FB Group, we’ve put together this list which includes 20 of the best camping sites Brisbane has within a 2 hours drive.

In this best camping around Brisbane guide, we’ve included sites which are within 2 hours drive from the Brisbane CBD.  The guide includes bush camping near Brisbane, the best beach camping near Brisbane, dog friendly camping Brisbane sites as well the best family camping near Brisbane.

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The Complete Guide to the Best Camping Stove Australia 2020

Family around camp stove


Buying the best camping stove Australia has can be a tricky task, as there is a range of factors to consider.  I mean how many burners do you need, and what about BTU’s?  Are you limited on space and so need to consider the weight and size of the outdoor stove too? These are just a few of the things to consider when it comes to buying the best portable stove.

I like to consider myself a bit of a chef and so take my cooking very seriously, even when it comes to cooking on a camping trip.  I actually use both a portable gas stove and a BBQ on our camping trips.  It did, however, take me a bit of research before buying each and I have to say after years of use I’m incredibly happy with my camp cooking equipment.

However if you’re just starting to look for the best portable camping stove for your camping trips, then this will be a great guide for you.  In this camping burner guide, I’ll take you through all the different features you need to consider to purchase the right type for your camping needs.  I’ll also look at some of the top rated camp stoves currently available in Australia and compare their features closely so you might even find just what you’re after in this guide.

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Top 10 Best Camping Tips for Beginners

Family camping

I remember our very first camping trip; we had absolutely no idea where to start.  I think in fact I was put off by camping with the family for years because I really had no clue where to even begin.  I mean, I had camped as a young lad with my friends around New Zealand, but that was so different compared to camping with a young family.

Over the years, I like to think I’ve learned a thing or two to make our camping trips easier.  In fact, I’m still learning how to make things easier, and it seems we improve our camping experience with every trip.

So below, I thought I’d provide some of my best camping tips for beginners which I’ve learnt over the years.  Hopefully with these first time camping tips, you’ll be less daunted by the thought of your taking your family out on their first camping adventure.

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Top 10 Best Gold Coast Tourist Parks for Families

Kids on the Gold Coast


For a reasonably priced and easy holiday with the kids, Gold Coast tourist parks are an excellent choice.  Some of the best Gold Coast holiday park options have endless activities for the kids, including water parks, kids clubs and awesome playgrounds.

In this article, I cover some of the best caravan parks, Gold Coast offers for families.  Whether you’re pitching a tent, parking up the van or prefer the comfort of a cabin, there are some excellent camping Gold Coast options for everyone.  I’ve chosen the best Gold Coast campsites, based on the facilities they offer families.  This is not the guide for people looking for tranquil camping sites, rather families looking for a place where there are heaps of awesome activities to keep their kids busy.

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Review: Cotton Tree Camping Sunshine Coast

Cotton Tree View


We just love camping at Cotton Tree Caravan Park, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.  It had been somewhere we wanted to go for years and years, and now we’ve been a few times and still can’t wait to go again.

One of the reasons we love Cotton Tree camping so much is due to its location.  Its located right on the Maroochy River where the kids can play in calm waters, as well as ride their boogie boards, kayak and swim safely.   The banks of the Maroochy River is also a killer spot to have drinks while watching the sunset.

The other great thing about the location is just around the bend is Maroochydore Beach, which is perfect for the kids with a little more skill in the water.  We normally find the kids start off in the calmer waters and as their confidence builds they slowly move around to the beach.

Cotton Tree Holiday Park is the perfect spot for the beginner or less experienced campers as right across the road is a range of shops where you can purchase groceries or even take out.  And while the Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park itself doesn’t have too much in terms of facilities for the kids, being right on the beach is just so perfect, and there is also a playground within walking distance.

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The Complete Guide to the Best Camping Chairs Australia 2020

Lady Camping


Once you’ve got your tent and somewhere to sleep, you’re going to want to invest in one of the best camping chairs Australia has available.  You might think that sounds a bit strange, but if you’re anything like me, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in that chair, so investing in one of the most comfortable camping chairs you can afford, is money well spent.

Over the years we’ve had so many different folding camping chairs.  We tried to save money the first time we went camping and just purchased the best cheap camping chairs for sale we could find.  Sure they provided somewhere for us to sit, but after while they are pretty uncomfortable and now they are pretty much falling apart.

We then upgraded to some better quality yet still budget camp chairs for sale, but again still not that comfortable.  Last year we finally decided to invest in some pretty nice comfy camping chairs which we just love.  They’re certainly no deluxe camping chair, but they’re really comfortable.

Now with all the money we’ve spent on outdoor camping chairs over the years, we could have actually saved money by purchasing good quality fold up camping chairs from the get-go.  But you live in and learn, and I’m here to help you avoid making that mistake.

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