Inskip Point is one of the top three camp sites in Queensland, if you are packing the tent or camper – here’s a list that might help! Image Brooke Bignall with Rainbow Beach Ultimate Camping
The Cooloola Coast is THE favourite camping destination in Queensland, with the top three National Park campsites listed as Fraser Island, Inskip Point and Teewah Beach, all in our backyard. If you are planning to head off for the long weekend – here are some things to pack!
Easter Fare Pack your chocolate eggs or bunnies and candy Easter eggs. We buy the candy eggs from Pittsworth, Queensland – they are an Easter essential, and sometimes hard to source. If you are off the beaten track, you don’t want to be making a trip back to top up supplies.
Camps Australia Wide books You need to know where to go, and Camps 10 will have all the sites to choose from across Australia – free and budget priced, from National Parks and farm stays to lookouts and picnic areas – approved for camping, to give you confidence to stop. If you also like to stay in caravan and tourist parks, add to it our Caravan Parks 5 book, or buy the two in a Travel Pack, available in two sizes.
Camps Australia Wide App This App enhances the value you have from your Camps Australia Wide books. You can review sites, read other’s reviews, see more photos and read more information about the site, as well as what things we recommend you do and see in the area. We still talk to devoted readers every day, who don’t know we have one. At only $9.99 a year for all the latest info, it is a no-brainer.
A booking! Unless you choose free camping, book ahead. Easter is THE peak time for camping across Australia. Check the book or App and phone ahead. If you have pets, let them know – there are many sites which are pet friendly except in peak periods.
Leave early! The early bird may not catch the worm, but they will be able to secure a site! Easter traffic can be horrendous from a city, and you could be rewarded with that perfect spot, right by a river or view!
Easter egg hunts around the campsite are also fun if you have children with you – so bring some little foil wrapped eggs that will do the trick.
Insect repellent, sunscreen, togs? Warmer clothes for night time? Make sure it is all on one checklist. Better still, you will use that one list again and again. (Parents and carers, we would give a list to each child, so they can tick off each item, as they top up their own gear. I checked through the list with them as they added each item into their bag. Win, win!)
Marshmallows or bunny marshmallows? Make sure you check if fires are allowed at the campsite and if there are no fire restrictions, before you get the family anticipating finding the perfect cooking stick for gooey marshmallows in the flames.
Hot Cross Buns! Even though they have been out since February, bring the tasty little buns if you like them. Warm them up in some foil – or toast on the coals. Add butter, and that’s Easter breakfast, done!
(P.S. Slip Slop Slap and the rest – you don’t want your Easter bunnies to arrive home peeling and irritable. Also see our Free Campsite Checklist: ‘50 Things You MUST Have to Free Camp in Australia’, and more tips in case you are camping for the first time!)