Freshwater (tent site) Camping Area

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The Freshwater Camping Area is a picturesque and well-equipped camping destination nestled within the Cooloola Recreation Area of the Great Sandy National Park. Situated on the Sunshine Coast, between Noosa Heads and Rainbow Beach,

Facilities & Amenities

  • Dump Station

  • Kiosk

  • Phone Reception

  • Showers (Cold)

  • Showers (Hot)

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets (Flush)

  • Wheelchair Access


  • Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers

Additional rules

1) Open fires: Prohibited

2) Generators: Prohibited

Things to know

The Freshwater Camping Area is located about 8 kilometers south of Double Island Point along Teewah Beach, or roughly 40 kilometers north of the 3rd cutting on the Noosa North Shore. It's a prime spot, offering both proximity to the beach and access to the surrounding natural beauty. The camping area provides 59 shady and sheltered sites, set amidst the scribbly gum woodland, creating a serene atmosphere for campers. These sites are not individually numbered but are well-defined, offering both privacy and comfort. There are also designated group camping areas for those camping with a larger group. Access to the Freshwater Camping Area requires a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. You can reach the camping area via Freshwater Road from Rainbow Beach Road or Teewah Beach. The camping area caters to various camping preferences, including tent camping beside a car, walk-in camping, and camper trailers with good clearance. Essential items to bring include fuel or a gas stove, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Mobile phone coverage is not available within the camping area, but there's a pay phone for communication.



Beyond enjoying the camping experience, there are various activities to engage in around the Freshwater Camping Area, such as:

1) Birdwatching: Wake up to the sounds of laughing kookaburras and other bird species.
2) Nature Exploration: Take leisurely strolls on the Freshwater Lake circuit or explore Teewah Beach.
3) Great Walks: Embark on the Cooloola Great Walk on foot or explore by 4WD along the Cooloola beach drive or Freshwater Road 4WD track.


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