Looking for a family get together site that catered for everyone is not as easy as you would think. We travelled from Canberra to see the rest of the family of which only some of them like camping. The compromise was to find a place that had some luxuries and this place seemed like the go. The camp ground is very well organised and had what we needed, an amenities block with functional showers and toilets, albeit a little worse for wear. I think the $2 fee for showers is a bit steep given that this place charges for camping on a nightly basis. We found a spot large enough for five families that included 5 family tents, a tarp covered common area and a camper trailer. Access to the beach was easy but swimming was an issue with the Pacific Ocean providing large swells, strong rips, and an undercurrent that really made you worry about where the kids were. The beach is not patrolled so a higher than normal vigilance is required if you have children like we have.
Overall the campground was neat and has everything you need but my only issue was that I did not like setting up on sand. With the strong winds it was a challenge keeping the fine sand out of the sleeping bags! I think next time I’ll make sure that we find a spot that is grassed. This is a personal issue and has nothing to do with the campsite. Some people like it…..I don’t.
The place was very busy when we were there but you wouldn’t know it at night as the area was very quiet and the other campers very considerate which was a really nice experience.
Fishing here was amazing with beach access on either side of the campground. Driving on the beach proved to be a lot easier than I anticipated with the sand consistently firm below the high tide mark.
Everything is so close, if you like beach driving, it’s right in front of you, if you want to 4WD through thick bushlands, then cut across the Great Sandy National Park on your way to Rainbow beach. Fishing is right in front of you or go for a walk/drive south towards the Noosa Rivermouth for some whiting. Wildlife is abundant here with no shortage of reptiles, wallabies and birdlife aplenty. There were wild turkeys that I was eyeing off for a while wondering how they could fit in my camp oven, but with no open fires allowed, I reconsidered.
This is a locked complex so only campers are allowed in. Visitors must park outside and even campers are encouraged to keep their cars outside but I can’t imagine many doing this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Revel in the abundance of natural flora and fauna in an untouched natural bushland setting at the sprawling Noosa North Shore Beachfront Campground situated on the picturesque Teewah Beach. The kids will love the short vehicle ferry trip over the Noosa River before you get to the Campground adding to the holiday adventure. The site is a popular location for travellers with a love of camping, fishing, surfing, bushwalking, beach walking or 4 wheel driving which is accessible from the "third cutting" beach access a few hundred metres north of the Campground, providing a spectacular drive up the beach which stretches from Noosa up to Double Island Point, and across to Fraser Island. Whilst the park offers a wilderness feel, it is close enough to jump back onto the vehicle ferry to the vibrant town of Noosa, home to fabulous shops, restaurants, cafes and Noosa's famous main beach. We are not on Town Water, so please make arrangements for your own water supply. Note: The toilets and showers are connected to Borewater. Noosa North Shore Campground is an absolute must for holiday makers, families and retirees looking for pristine beaches and an unspoilt location. There's plenty of room for your 5th Wheeler, or your Winnebago. ... more less