Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park

National Park - Queensland


Long beaches backed by high sand dunes, tranquil waterways, wildflower heaths, freshwater lakes, woodlands and forests make Cooloola a popular holiday destination and a vital refuge for coastal wildlife.Permits are required before setting up your camp, fees apply. Vehicle Access Permits (VAPs) are also required when traversing beaches and some inland sand tracks in the Cooloola Recreation Area.  A camping tag with booking number recorded on it must be displayed at camp sites. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Campers are permitted to camp with dogs at the nearby Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area. Be aware that domestic animals are not permitted in the Cooloola Recreation Area, unless otherwise sign-posted.

Please note: Dogs are not permitted in vehicles while traversing Cooloola’s beaches and beach access tracks on the way to Inskip.

There are a number of campsite areas here.  Please click on the website link for detailed information for each campsite.

Teewah Beach Camp - Teewah Beach camping area offers beach camping without formally defined sites.  Can be reached by 4WD only.

Freshwater Camping Area - Freshwater camping area provides shady, sheltered sites set amongst scribbly gum woodland about 500m inland from the beach. It offers formalised camping with defined sites. Can be reached by 4WD only.

Poverty Point Camping Area - Poverty Point camping area offers small, undeveloped coastal camping overlooking the tranquil, tidal waters of the Tin Can Inlet.  Can be reached by 4WD only.

Fig Tree Point camping and day-use area (upper Noosa River) -  Fig Tree Point camping area is set among open forests with some wet, closed forest types.  Camp sites provide limited shade. There is a grassed day-use area nearby and a short 500m walking track.  Can be reached by boat, canoe or walking track.

Harrys camping and day-use area (upper North River) - Harrys camping area is set among fringes of open forest and woodland. Some camp sites provide shade. Harrys camping area is only available to permit holders who have booked for Harrys. Permit holders for other areas cannot transfer to Harrys camping area. They must rebook.  Can be reached by 4WD, boat, canoe or walking.

Camp sites 1-3 (upper Noosa River) - These three camp sites are set among fringes of open forest or woodland) bordering open heathland plains to the east. All camp sites provide shade. A walking track links each camp site and continues to the Cooloola Sandpatch from camp site 3.  Can be reached by boat, canoe or walking track.

Camp sites 4-15 (along the upper Noosa River) - These remote camp sites cater for small groups wanting a more remote camping experience. Camp sites are set among fringes of open forest or woodland bordering open heathland plains to the east. Most camp sites provide shade. No camping on the riverbank itself.  Can be accessed by canoe or boat only.

Neebs and Wandi camping areas - Neebs and Wandi camping areas are set among fringes of wallum heath and woodland. All camp sites provide some shade and are close to natural waterholes, providing a picturesque camping experience.  Can be reached by walking track only.

**Please note:  each camping area has a separate entry in the Tripigy system for further details.

Team Tripigy has visited Cooloola National park many times. Theres very few places like it that offer directly on the beach camping.
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