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Coochin Creek camping area

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Coochin Creek camping area

Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (non-flush) No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access

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Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (non-flush) No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
World Heritage Area

Relax in this laid-back camping area on the banks of Coochin Creek, set amid open forest and woodlands.

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Located on the banks of Coochin Creek, enjoy fishing and canoeing when you camp at Coochin Creek camping area.
Located on the banks of Coochin Creek, enjoy fishing and canoeing when you camp at Coochin Creek camping area. © Ross Naumann
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A pleasant, flat, grassy spot on the banks of Coochin Creek, this camping area caters for a wide range of camping structures.

From the nearby creek bank, cast in your line in for bream, flathead and mangrove jack. Launch your canoe or kayak, or, if you have a small boat, launch from the boat ramp one kilometre upstream.

Coochin Creek flows into the sheltered waters of Pumicestone passage in Moreton Bay Marine Park, famed for boating and fishing opportunities. Take the boat out for the day and then return for a night of yarning around the camp fire and sleeping under the stars.

At a glance

Camping layout: Separate numbered sites
Site surface: Tent sites have dirt or grass surface. Caravan sites have a gravel base.
Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside car; Short walk to tent; camper trailer; caravan; campervan; motorhome
Facilities: camp fires allowed
Permits and fees: camping permits

Getting there and getting around

Coochin Creek camping area is in Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests on the Sunshine Coast.

By vehicle

  • The camping area is on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway (M1), with access off Roys Road via Exit 179 Bells Creek interchange.
  • If you are travelling north, take the Bells Creek exit and turn right, using the bridge to cross the Bruce Highway. If you are travelling south, turn left at the Bells Creek exit. Turn right into Roys Road and drive about 4km to the turn-off to Coochin Camping Area road.
  • The entrance to the Coochin Creek camping area is 250m along this unsealed road, on the right.

By boat

  • You can also get to the camping area by boat, from the Pumicestone Passage.
  • The day-use area is 3km up Coochin Creek from the Pumicestone Passage.
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Road conditions

Parking

There is a car park at each camp site and a small communal parking area.

Wheelchair access

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets. Assistance may be required.

When to visit

Opening hours

Coochin Creek camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Climate and weather

The Glass House Mountains area has a mild, subtropical climate. In summer, the average daily temperature ranges from 18–28°C and in winter from 11–20°C.

Permits and fees

Camping permits

Organised events

  • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
  • Mosquitoes and sandflies are prevalent in the camping area.
  • Beware bites and stings.
  • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.

Camping

  • Consider other campers by keeping your camp site small and sharing the fire rings.
  • The use of generators is not permitted.
  • Keep noise to a minimum, especially after 10pm.
  • Vacate your camp site by 11am on the last day of your booking.
  • The maximum stay is 21 nights.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Drinking water

  • Untreated tank water is available.
  • Treat all water before use.

Open fires

  • Open fires are allowed in the fire rings provided. Bring your own clean, milled firewood.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Boating and fishing

  • The creek and estuary are very shallow and only suitable for very small boats.
  • You can launch and retrieve your boats from the boat ramp, about 1km east of the day-use area.
  • Anchor off from the terraced banks as there are no fixed tie down points.
  • These waterways are tidal, so don't get caught.
  • There is a boat ramp at the end of Roys Road, about 7km east of the camping area, for deep water access to Pumicestone Passage.
  • The waters adjacent to Beerwah State Forest are in the Moreton Bay Marine Park.
  • If you're heading out on the water make sure you know your zones so you can follow the rules.
  • Fisheries regulations apply. You can obtain information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures from Fisheries Queensland.
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Around water

  • Swimming is not recommended. There are no patrolled swimming areas.
  • Sharks are common in the creek and there may also be bullrouts.
  • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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