National Parks and Camping Areas


Scenic Rim Region contains more than 30,000 hectares of parkland, including National Parks and Council-controlled parks. The region also contains two dams; Lake Maroon and Lake Moogerah with a third, Wyaralong Dam. Lake Moogerah has an associated caravan park and camping ground which is a favourite with fishermen and holiday makers. These areas are a great drawcard for residents and visitors alike.

Council owns a number of camping grounds in the Scenic Rim region, some of which are managed by private operators.

To view the Camping in the Scenic Rim brochure, click here.


Parks and associated Camping Sites:


Park / Reserve Camping Sites Contact

Mount Perry Conservation Park

This area is run by the Environmental Protection Agency. No public access. No facilities.


Plunkett Conservation Park

This area is run by the EPA. Walking tracks. No facilities.


Tamborine National Park
DNP Website

No camping.

Enquiries to Dept of National Parks

Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park, Tamborine Mountain .
Caravan and camping. Privately owned, features large shaded sites, powered sites, BBQ, amenities, shop and telephone.

Ph: 5545 1468

Tamborine Mountain Caravan and Camping (at Thunderbird Park)

Privately owned, large shaded sites and BBQ.

Ph: (07) 5545 0034

Mt Chinghee National Park
No walking tracks or facilities at the national park

Andrew Drynan Park
Andrew Drynan Park is 47km from Beaudesert and 19km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road, south of Beaudesert, and Running Creek. It has an impressive backdrop formed by Mt Chinghee. The drive from Brisbane will take a couple of hours. The park is divided by Lions Road. Running Creek is a lovely flowing creek which is very inviting in summer and the park offers a great bush camp among the tall trees.

Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and swimming. BYO drinking water. Pets to be restrained. No showers -- a dip in the creek will keep you clean. Please don't use soap or detergent.

Directions: At Rathdowney, turn left into Running Creek Rd. Park located on Running Creek approximately 17km south east of Rathdowney.

Ph: (07) 5544 1281

Lamington National Park
Department of National Parks website

Green Mountains Campground
Situated on the side of a grassy sloping hill with tent and campervan sites cut into the slope. An informal dirt road rings the camp sites. All walking tracks are located within easy walking distance. The commercially managed O'Reilly's Rainforest Resort is nearby on private land. It is adjacent to the day visitor carpark at the end of Lamington National Park Rd, 200m from the QPWS information centre. Showers, toilets, cooking facilities. Bookings essential.

For bookings phone: 13 74 68

For information only, Mon-Fri, 1pm-3.30pm, phone park ranger: 5544 0634

Binna Burra Mountain Campsite

Beechmont. Powered and unpowered sites, café, toilets, on-site tents.

Ph: 1800 074 260

Stinson Park

Barbecues, new toilets, BYO drinking water, no pets. Bookings preferred.

Directions: Take Mt Lindesay Highway at Beaudesert (towards Rathdowney). At Laravale (15km) turn left into Christmas Creek Rd. Park located on Christmas Creek adjacent to Lamington National Fitness Camp, about 42km south of Beaudesert.

As campers set up their tents on Stinson Park, some may recall the heroic actions of Bernard O'Reilly and other locals in 1937 when a small commercial passenger plane crashed in thick rainforest.  The campsite in Christmas Creek Rd was the base of operations for the rescue party, who trekked 10km through the bush to save two men, still alive 10 days after their Stinson airliner "City of Brisbane" disappeared on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.

Ph: 07 5544 8008 Managed by Pet Rob Services

Mt Barney National Park
Dept of National Parks website

Yellow Pinch Reserve
This is a picnic spot/day use reserve at the base of Mt Barney. There are picnic tables, toilets, BBQs and information displays.

Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat

Only 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, drive your car, caravan or camper trailer directly onto grassy, shady camp sites with a campfire, creek frontage and spectacular mountain views!  Or choose to stay in rustic cabins, genuine Queenslander Homesteads, or try Glamping.

Situated next to World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park, when you stay with us, we will share with you local knowledge and maps on walking tracks and waterholes in the area.

Experienced and qualified Outdoor Leaders of the highest calibre take guests and visitors on adventure experiences such as rock climbing, abseiling, mountain expeditions and more.  For the kids, a range of carefully designed adventure activities are available. Mt Barney Lodge is proud to be an official Nature PlayTM provider.  See our website for our school holiday adventure activity program.

Unpowered sites only. No pets allowed.


From Mt Lindesay Highway at Rathdowney, turn right into Boonah-Rathdowney Rd, travel 8km and turn left onto Upper Logan Rd. Follow the signs to Mt Barney Lodge for 10 kms. The last 3 kms are a good quality graded gravel road.

Ph: (07) 5544 3233

Waterfall Creek Reserve
(Off Waterfall Creek Road) near Mt Barney.

Unpowered sites. Basic bush camping, BYO everything.

Waterfall Creek Information Flyer

Max 12 people per site

Book by phoning Scenic Rim Regional Council Customer Service:
Ph: (07) 5540 5111

Bigriggen Park / Bigriggen Reserve

Located only an hour and a half from both the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Bigriggen Park is far enough to "get away", yet close enough to spend less time travelling to a weekend escape. Relax and unwind amid peaceful surroundings and natural wonders just waiting to be explored.

Bigriggen Park is set on 100 acres of high hilltops and gentle river flats, surrounded by National Parks and bordered by the Logan River and Burnett Creek. There's plenty to do, including bush walking, fishing, swimming and watersports at nearby dams, exploring the Scenic Rim and more.  Bring your canoe and bicycle or relax.

Kiosk, amenities building (showers require 20c coins).  For groups, a hall with bunkrooms and dormitory accommodation has a self-catering kitchen. Large flat areas ideal for tents, caravans and motorhomes. For the safety of campers and wildlife, sorry no dogs.

Directions: From Mt Lindesay Highway, Rathdowney, turn right into Boonah-Rathdowney Rd, travel 7km and turn left into Upper Logan Rd. Travel 600m and turn right over a grid into Bigriggan Rd (gravel) then follow this 2km to Biggriggen Park. Park is located where Logan River and Burnett Creek meet, approximately 12km west of Rathdowney.

Ph: (07) 5463 6190

Bookings are required at all times via Public holiday rates apply on long weekends and public holidays

Flanagan Reserve

On the Logan River, great for swimming and fishing, lots of shade, ideal for caravans. Popular for bushwalkers. Showers, toilets, laundry tub, kitchen sink, BBQs, picnic tables and swimming. Dogs ok. No trail bikes.

Situated in the shadows of Mt Barney National Park about 45km from Beaudesert and 105km from Brisbane. Close to, but not next to, Mt Maroon, Mt Barney and Mt Lindesay, this is a popular area for bush walkers.

Directions: From Mt Lindesay Highway, Rathdowney, turn right into Boonah-Rathdowney Rd, travel 8km and turn left into Upper Logan Rd. Turn right into Flanagan Reserve Rd, Flanagan Reserve is located at the end of the road on Upper Logan River.

Ph: (07) 5544 3128

 Burgess Park

On Christmas Creek, providing ideal swimming. Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables. BYO drinking water. No showers – a dip in the creek will keep you clean. Please don't use soap or detergent. Pets to be restrained.

Managed by Wildwood Park Management, the park is 20km from Beaudesert and about 85km from Brisbane. An old Moreton Bay fig provides great shelter during summer. The grounds are covered with lush grasses and provide an ideal area, especially for caravans.

Directions: Take Mt Lindesay Highway at Beaudesert (signed Rathdowney). At Laravale (15km) turn left into Christmas Creek Rd. Park is located on Christmas Creek.

Ph: 5544 8120

 Darlington Park

In the beautiful Kerry Valley, on the Albert River. Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, sporting oval and swimming. BYO drinking water.  Onsite kiosk.

Pets to be restrained. On-site manager, Wildwood Park Management. Please book for school and public holidays.

The park is situated in the world-heritage listed Scenic Rim about 90km from Brisbane and 28km from Beaudesert on the Kerry Rd.

The river is more like a creek and ideal for youngsters. No showers - a dip in the creek will keep you clean. Please don't use soap or detergent.

For those wanting a 4WD experience, a trip up the Duck Creek Road to O'Reilly's will provide beautiful scenery and a chance to visit a world-class resort.

Darlington Park also has a Dump Point on-site.  This facility is available free to paying campers.  For the travelling public, there is a $6.00 fee applicable to standard size vans.  Any large vans, fifth-wheelers and motorhomes need to contact the manager for further information.

Directions: Take Kerry Rd at Beaudesert and follow the signs.

Ph: 5544 8120

 Sharp Park

About 3km from Canungra on the Coomera River. Toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters and paddling in the river. Solar showers for hire. Tank water. Firewood for sale. Pets to be restrained. The river at this location is more like a creek and ideal for youngsters. Park supervised by Gaye and Gary Nutley.

About 90km from Brisbane. At the foot of Beechmont, it is the springboard to the international resorts of Binna Burra and O'Reilly's. This area also offers an alternate route with spectacular scenery to the Gold Coast via Beechmont.

Directions: Through Canungra on Beaudesert-Nerang Rd, turn right at Army Camp into Beechmont Rd. Park located on Coomera River.

Ph: 0409 550 745

Lake Moogerah
Lake Moogerah was formed when Reynald's Creeks, a tributary of the Bremmer River, was dammed in 1961. The lake is located approximately 15km west of Boonah.

Lake Moogerah Caravan and Camping Park
Muller Park Rd

The caravan park offers a variety of accommodation including powered and unpowered sites as well as self contained one bedroom cabins.

Site facilities include:

 - Electric and Wood BBQs
 - Two boat ramps
 - Kiosk

Ph (07) 5463 0141

Lake Moogerah

Situated on the banks of Lake Moogerah, our site overlooks beautiful bushland and the lake. Escape the city life and come camping at one of our unpowered sites, or come 'Glamping' in bunk style cabin accommodation.

Camp Qld Lake Moogerah

Camp Qld offers unpowered camp sites and plenty of shaded areas, cabin accommodation, amenities, BBQ area and camp kitchen, activities such as our Mud Mission obstacle course, swimming, kayaking, archery and plenty of hikes around the Gorge and surrounding areas.

No pets

Directions: 170 Ski Zone Road, Lake Moogerah QLD 4309

Travelling south on the Cunningham Highway, drive through Aratula. Please take the "Lake Moogerah/Spicers Gap" Exit ONLY - Lake Moogerah Road, then onto Ski Zone Road.

Ph (07) 5543 8076