Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the great outdoors? There’s nothing quite like spending a few nights camping under the stars, surrounded by nature and the soothing crackle of a campfire. And if you’re looking for the ultimate camping destination, look no further than Yandina. In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey through four of our favorite campgrounds in the area – the Yandina Caravan Park, Hidden Valley Farm, Dunethin Rock Scout campground and Three Rivers campground. All of these campgrounds offer a unique experience, and we’re excited to give you a sneak peek of what to expect. So, grab your camping gear, and let’s get ready for an unforgettable evening camping under the stars in Yandina.

Yandina Caravan Park

Located on the banks of the South Maroochydore river, the Yandina Caravan Park is a beautiful and convenient place to camp, and great if you want to have a camping experience but still have a few creature comforts close by. Yandina Caravan Park has a selection of accommodation including powered sites, one bedroom cabins or two bedroom villas. The park is just a short drive from the town center and within 20 minutes of virtually anywhere on the Sunshine Coast. The park offers a range of facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including a kids wading pool, BBQ area, laundry facilities, and 24-hour staffed premises. You can lounge around the swimming pool, cook lunch and dinner in the BBQ area, or let the kids play while you relax.

How to Book

To book your stay at Yandina Caravan Park you can head over to their website, or call them on +61 754467332.

Hidden Valley Farm

Hidden Valley Farm is a working farm that offers a range of camping options for visitors. From secluded spots to large open areas for the whole extended family, this farm has something for everyone. The campgrounds are equipped with all the basic amenities, including powered sites, drinking water, flushing toilets, and hot showers. There’s also an amazing campfire area where you can gather around and enjoy the beautiful night sky. Firewood is available for purchase, and campfires are allowed only in designated pits. If you’re passionate about mountain biking or trail walking/running, you’ll be thrilled to know that Hidden Valley Farm offers direct access to the northernmost entry point for Parklands Conservation Park. This means that you can explore even more of the stunning nature that surrounds the farm. So, whether you’re looking for a challenging bike ride or a leisurely stroll through the bush, Hidden Valley Farm is the perfect base for your outdoor adventures.

How to Book

To book your stay at Hidden Valley Farm, you can head over to their website, or call them them +61432 040 751

Dunethin Rock Scout campground 

‘For those looking for an affordable camping option, Dunethin Rock Scout campground is a great choice. Located next to the picturesque Maroochy River, this campsite offers a peaceful and scenic environment. The rolling green campsites provide ample space for campers to set up their tents, and the site is well-maintained by local scouters who take great pride in its upkeep. In addition to camping, visitors can rent canoes and explore the tranquil waters of the Maroochy River. And at such an affordable price, Dunethin Rock Scout campground is an excellent choice for those on a budget or anyone looking for a simple and serene camping experience.

How to Book

To book your stay at Dunethin Rock Scout campground, you can email them at or call them on (07) 5446 6246

Three Rivers Campground

If you’re looking for a camping experience right on the river, Three Rivers is an excellent option. With 200 metres of Maroochy River frontage and three rivers meeting at the property, this is a beautiful and tranquil location to set up camp. The campsites are spacious and suitable for caravans and RVs, with access to power and water. You can enjoy all your favourite water activities straight from the site, with a small boat ramp and jetty available for use. And if you’re looking to explore the wider Sunshine Coast area, Three Rivers is conveniently located just 500 metres off the highway and only 2km from Yandina. Campfires are welcome in the firepit provided, and you can purchase firewood onsite. Just remember to bring your own toilet and take all waste and rubbish with you on departure. Plus, pets on a leash are welcome, making Three Rivers an excellent choice for a family camping trip.

How to Book

To book your stay at Three Rivers Campground, you can head over to their hipcamp page.

Things to do during your stay

Both campgrounds are conveniently located near many of the Sunshine Coast’s top attractions. The town of Yandina itself is worth exploring, with its range of shops, cafes, and restaurants. The Ginger Factory is a must-visit, offering tours, tastings, heaps to do and explore for the kids, and of course a range of ginger-based products. If you’re in town on Saturday make sure you pop by the Yandina Markets, filled with local purveyors offering everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts, there’s something for everyone. Bring the kids along for a morning of exploring and support our local community while you’re at it. For those who love the outdoors, there are many national parks and hiking trails nearby, including the aforementioned Parklands Conservation Park, Mapleton Falls National Park, Mount Ninderry, Wappa Dam, Cooloolabin Dam, Point Glorious Lookout and the Kondalilla National Park. The beaches of the Sunshine Coast are also within easy reach, with popular spots like Coolum, Maroochydore and Noosa just a short drive away.

It’s clear that Yandina has something for almost every type of camper, from those who want an amenity rich experience to those who prefer a simpler and more budget-friendly option. Whether you choose to stay at the Yandina Caravan Park, Hidden Valley Farm, Dunethin Rock Scout campground, or Three Rivers campground, you’ll be surrounded by stunning nature and have access to a range of amenities and attractions. And with so many national parks, hiking trails, and beaches nearby, you’ll never run out of things to do during your stay. So, pack your bags, grab your tent, and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in Yandina.

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