We often get asked for campsite recommendations and whilst we have written previously about some favourite local spots, we are constantly discovering new and awesome places to sleep for a night or two around the Sunshine Coast. More options below – happy camping!

Habitat Noosa – Everglades Ecocamp

Located on the banks of Lake Cootharaba, Habitat Noosa is a sprawling 56-acre site in the National Park. With plenty of space to choose your spot, access to the Noosa Everglades (hire kayaks or hop on a boat trip),  a restaurant and brewery onsite you’ll be pushed to find another campsite like it. Newly opened in 2017, the facilities are spotless and well-maintained. The ground still plays host to educational groups (it used to be an Education Centre) so be aware there may be lots of children around at times. If you’re an early bird, the sunrise over the lake will not disappoint!

$33 for 2 people on an unpowered site, hot showers and flushing toilets.
Lake Flat Rd, Elanda Point QLD 4565


Imbil Camping Retreat

A truly relaxing retreat on Yabba Creek, this campsite in Imbil is green and spacious with lovely, clean facilities and friendly owners. All the unpowered sites are unmarked, so you have the freedom to choose your spot under the trees or next to the creek. Campfires are allowed in the rings provided and wood is available to buy onsite or from the little grocer / petrol station in town. A great stop if you are road-tripping around the Mary Valley region.

$25 for 2 people on an unpowered site, hot showers and flushing toilets.
3 Imbil Island Rd, Imbil QLD 4570 (our sat nav had a little trouble finding this so we mapped to nearby Mary Valley State College, Imbil and followed the signs to the campsite once there)


Coolum Beach Holiday Park

In the heart of Coolum Beach, this holiday park is a nice and easy option on the Coast, only 5 minutes from Drifters HQ. With direct access to a patrolled beach plus shops and cafes on your doorstep, the campsite is family-friendly with great facilities. Relax on the beach, take a stroll along the boardwalk, have a go at lawn bowls, enjoy a picnic in Tickle Park or a sunset drink overlooking the ocean at Coolum Surf Club – there’s plenty going on in Coolum to entertain. [image from Coolum Beach Holiday Park website]

$47 per night, hot showers and flushing toilets, free wifi.
David Low Way, Coolum Beach QLD 4573


  1. Lake Borumba Campground

This campground is in the Mary Valley region, located under a kilometre from Lake Borumba on the banks of Yabba Creek. Lots of shady trees to sleep under and peaceful swimming spots in the creek, you’re surrounded by nature so it’s perfect for a quiet weekend. Free kayaks are available (or we recommend taking inflatables to float on!) to explore the creek and there are walking tracks nearby. Campfires are allowed and wood is available from the onsite kiosk.  [image from Lake Borumba Campground Facebook page]

$20 for 2 people, hot showers and flushing toilets.
1484 Yabba Creek Rd, Lake Borumba QLD 4570


  1. Noosa River Holiday Park

On the banks of beautiful river, this holiday park is in prime position to enjoy everything Noosa has to offer. It’s a popular spot for good reason, with waterfront sites and great facilities. The campground is only two kilometres from Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach, with gourmet restaurant options and boutique shops. Head to Noosa National Park to walk the coastal track, and look out for koalas lazing in the trees. Bookings essential. [image from Noose River Holiday Park Facebook page]

$48 per night, hot showers and flushing toilets, free wifi.
4 Russell Street, Noosaville QLD 4566