Freshwater camping area provides shady, sheltered sites set amongst scribbly gum woodland about 500m inland from the beach. The camping area can be accessed by 4WDs only via Freshwater Road from Rainbow Beach Road or Teewah Beach. Vehicle access permits are required to access this camping area.
Number of sites: 59 sites (separate but not numbered), including designated group camping areas.
Suitable for: Tent camping beside a car, walk-in camping, and, camper trailers (with good clearance). Group camping site is available. Four-wheel-drive vehicles can park beside bollarded (Tent sites). (Trailer sites) provide room to reverse camper trailers or camper vans into sites.
8km south of Double Island Point along Teewah Beach or approximately 40km north of 3rd cutting on the Noosa North Shore.
Cooloola lies between the coastal towns of Noosa Heads and Rainbow Beach.
Noosa Heads is about 155km (about a 3hr drive) and Rainbow Beach is about 240km (about a 3hr drive) north of Brisbane.
Please note: GPS Coordinates are approximate and provided in most cases to get you to the entrance. Once inside the park there should be signs to the actual camp grounds. Failing this please check with National Parks for further directions.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite. Advance bookings required for holiday periods including long weekends and public holidays.
Fees for camping permits are:
$6.55 per person per night or $26.20 per family group per night.
$3.60 per person per night for students and accompanying adults on approved excursions.
FAMILY RATE. For camping fees, a family group is defined as one or two adults and accompanying children under 18, up to a total of 8 people. Children under 5 years of age are free.
Read more about CAMPING COSTS & BOOKINGS.
Water (treat before use), flushing toilets, hot and cold showers ($1 for 4mins, to help conserve water), rubbish bins and a pay phone. Free gas barbecues are provided at the nearby day-use area. There is a portable toilet waste disposal facility adjacent to the Freshwater day-use area.
Keep to defined vehicle tracks and walking trails.
Camp in designated areas to avoid damage to fragile vegetation.
Take rubbish home with you – if you carry it in, carry it out.
We are still in the process of obtaining more information about this site.
Data courtesy of: Department of National Parks, Sports & Racing Queensland