Brahminy Walkers’ Camp
The Brahminy Walkers' Camp is a remote and picturesque camping site located along the Cooloola Great Walk in the Great Sandy National Park on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It offers a unique opportunity for hikers to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Cootharaba and glimpses of the Pacific Ocean.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers
1) Open fires: Prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.
2) Generators: Prohibited.
Things to know
The camp is accessible only by foot, making it a true wilderness experience for hikers. Tent camping is the primary accommodation option, and it involves a longer walk to reach the tent sites. There are 8 camp sites at Brahminy Walkers' Camp, with a maximum group size of 6 people The total capacity of the campsite is 18 people, and the maximum stay is limited to 1 night. The campsite features cleared heathland scrub. Open fires are prohibited; only fuel or gas stoves are allowed. Essential items to bring include a fuel or gas stove, insect repellent, a washing-up basin, a ground sheet to place under your tent to prevent wear, warm clothes, and wet weather gear. Mobile phone coverage is nil, so it's essential to have alternative communication methods for emergencies.
The Brahminy Walkers' Camp is strategically located on a west-facing slope in the Cooloola sand mass, surrounded by low coastal heath and banksias, offering a serene and remote camping experience. The campsite provides stunning views of Lake Cootharaba, especially during sunset. During full moon nights, the lake's surface reflects the night sky, creating a magical atmosphere. Birdwatching enthusiasts can spot various raptors in the area, including white-bellied sea eagles, brahminy kites, ospreys, whistling kites, and occasionally, wedge-tailed eagles, soaring in the distance. The soothing sound of ocean waves crashing nearby provides a calming background as campers drift off to sleep.