Top Queensland locations to visit in a motorhome

From rainforests to sparkling beaches, Queensland offers an endless array of beautiful destinations that must be ticked off any savvy traveller’s bucket list. Whether you’re a fan of tropical islands, or you’re looking to catch a good wave on your trip, we’ve outlined our top Queensland spots that will be sure to impress.

The Sunshine Coast

Looking for an immersive subtropical holiday experience? Then the Sunshine Coast is a must visit when you’re in Queensland. Rich in diversity and complete with the best Australia has to offer, this region is full of pristine beaches, subtropical rainforests, and picturesque mountains. With a wide variety of attractions, tours, and experiences, there is so much to see and do that you’ll never get bored.

Sunshine Coast, QLD

What to do

The Sunshine Coast boasts some of the best beaches in the world, which you’ll definitely want to experience. The iconic coastline stretches for more than 100 km from the Pumicestone Passage in the south to Tin Can Bay in the north. Head to north facing Noosa and Mooloolaba for sheltered swimming beaches or Coolum and Alexandra Headland for great surf breaks.

Water adventures, such as jet skiing, offshore boating, kayaking, and surfing are abundant here! You can swim in the water by day then head down and enjoy some fresh seafood sourced from Mooloolaba by night.

Pro tip: The Spit Mooloolaba has several fish and chip shops where you can order takeaway to enjoy on the beach. The Sunshine Coast also offers a number of farm to fork experiences and a vast array of cafes and eateries to indulge in. It’s also the craft beer-brewing capital of Queensland, with more than 19 breweries in the region. You’ll want to get a taste!

Where to stay

BIG4 Holiday Park Sunshine Coast and Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park are two great options to consider when visiting the Sunshine Coast. They’re both located near all the attractions, and they have wonderful amenities.

The Gold Coast

One visit to this iconic region and you’ll keep wanting to come back for more. From beautiful beaches, theme parks and shopping to ancient rainforests and a booming culinary scene, the Gold Coast truly has it all.

What to do

Explore the lush Gold Coast hinterland and experience epic trails, quaint mountain villages as well as small-batch wineries and breweries. Enjoy the famous beach and surf scene by heading to Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach, or any other beaches from the vast selection on offer. Get your adrenaline pumping at the iconic theme parks or head to Burleigh Heads for some shopping and delicious food.

The Tropic, Gold Coast QLD

Where to stay

BIG4 Holiday Parks Gold Coast and Gold Coast Tourist Parks offer a range of sites depending on what you’re after. With central locations, you’ll have everything you need at your doorstep.

Hervey Bay and Fraser Island (K’Gari)

Fraser island, also known as K’Gari, is located just off Hervey Bay. It’s the largest sand island in the world, known as the only place where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes. When it comes to things to do and see on the island, you will be spoilt for choice.

What to do

Not only can you make the most of the incredible beaches, but you can also visit the famous rainforests, go swimming with whales, hike down the K’Gari Great Walk or paddle in the beautiful freshwater lakes.

Some other fun activities include exploring Eli Creek, where the water has been filtered by the sand for over 100 years. We also recommend delving into the ruins of Maheno Shipwreck and whale watching at Indian Head.

Maheno Shipwreck, Fraser Island (K’gari), QLD

Where to stay

To get to the island, hop on a ferry from River Heads (south of Hervey Bay). You will need to park your motorhome in a designated campground before heading over. Luckily, there are plenty available for your stay, however you must get a camping permit for all campgrounds, except privately run camping areas.

Port Douglas

A road trip to Queensland is not complete without experiencing the coastal sights of Port Douglas. This is the perfect location for those in search of a low-key, relaxing holiday amongst clear blue waters, lush rainforests, and palm-fringed golden sands.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve, QLD

What to do

A short distance away is the renowned Great Barrier Reef, which is a must visit when you’re in the area. We also recommend checking out the protected coral bay of the Low Isles, which is located only 15 km off the coast of Port Douglas.

The Daintree Rainforest, known as the oldest rainforest on earth, is only 90-minutes away. This breathtaking location offers a range of experiences to partake in, such as zipline tours, crocodile-spotting cruises, and night-time nature walks.

Lastly, Cairns is only an hour drive away and is perfect for when you would like a taste of the city before heading back into the wilderness. You can enjoy local produce, bar hop your way around town, or even swim in designated waterholes.

Where to stay

We recommend staying at BIG4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. With plenty of park facilities, activities, sites to park and more, it’s an excellent choice for families!

There’s no shortage of things to do or see in Queensland, so why not plan a trip to explore these unforgettable spots. With activities and sights to experience that the whole family will love, make this summer a memorable one by embarking on your next motorhome or campervan adventure.

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All images sourced via Tourism Australia.