Kauri Walkers’ Camp

  • Unpowered Site

Kauri Walkers' Camp is a serene and lush retreat nestled within the heart of Cooloola Recreation Area, part of the Great Sandy National Park on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. After a long and sun-drenched day of trekking, this camp offers a welcome respite among the towering rainforest trees, an environment that is particularly remarkable for its growth on sandy soil.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Phone Reception

  • Picnic Table

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets (Composting)


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

Additional rules

1) Open fires: Prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

2) Generators: Prohibited.

Things to know

This camp, accessible only by foot, is a part of the Cooloola Great Walk, a popular trekking route. As you settle into your campsite, you'll find yourself surrounded by the cool shelter of the rainforest. Despite the heat of the day, you'll feel the temperature drop as the towering trees provide a natural canopy of shade. The camp is equipped with basic facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for walkers. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the campsite, offering spots to rest, dine, and enjoy the surroundings. Non-flush toilets are available, and tent camping is the primary accommodation option. You'll need to carry all essentials with you, including a fuel or gas stove for cooking, insect repellent, a washing-up basin, warm clothing, and wet weather gear. The campsite offers a limited capacity, with seven campsites accommodating a maximum of six people each, resulting in a total capacity of 14 people for the entire Kauri camping area. The maximum stay is one night, allowing walkers to continue their journey along the Cooloola Great Walk. Mobile phone coverage is nil.



Campers are enveloped by the awe-inspiring presence of slender piccabeen palms and majestic trees such as the blue quandong, lilly pilly, and strangler figs. The rainforest floor is a haven for various fungi species, showcasing a myriad of shapes, sizes, and colors that thrive in the moist environment.


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