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A couple sharing some orange juice in their caravan. A couple sharing some orange juice in their caravan.

Travelling with caravans, camper trailers and campervans

Camping is all about choice, so if a tent is not your style, there are still lots of options. Many camping areas within Queensland’s parks and forests cater for caravans, camper trailers and campervans. Some are accessible by 2WD vehicles; other sites are limited to high-clearance 4WD vehicles and high-clearance caravans and trailers.

Where can I stay with a caravan, camper trailer or campervan?

Search the Department of Environment and Science’s website to find out where you can stay with a caravan, camper trailer or campervan.

  • Once you’ve selected a park and camping area, make sure you check out your chosen park’s web page for details about access for different vehicles at each camping area, and camp site.
  • Park pages also include Park alerts and other up-to-date details, plus important information you need to know before you go to ensure you’re well-prepared for your holiday.
  • Remember to book in advance as many popular camping areas book out early.

Where can I dispose of portable toilet waste?

Some parks have portable toilet waste dump points, however most do not.

  • Search for dump points for portable toilet waste (black water) on local council web sites or find the closest dump point in Queensland to your location.
  • A friendly reminder—never dispose of portable toilet waste into the toilets provided in our parks and forests, as this can harm the toilets’ operating systems.

Where can I dispose of grey water?

Grey water (wastewater from your sink and shower) can cause long-term impacts on the soil if simply dumped on the ground. Camping areas do not have grey water disposal facilities—grey water needs to be disposed outside of our parks and forests.

  • Dump point facilities are the most environmentally-friendly method of disposing of wastewater from caravans, camper trailers and campervans. Throughout Queensland, there are both free and paid dump points for grey water and black water disposal.
  • If you have a fully self-contained vehicle (where your grey water is stored for later disposal) you can simply leave the park and dispose your grey water at an appropriate dump point facility outside the park or forest.
  • If you are not fully self-contained, we suggest you collect your grey water in a sealable container, such as a portable tote, for temporary storage, and carry it outside the park for later disposal in an appropriate dump point facility.

Search for dump points for grey water (and black water) on local council web sites or find the closest dump point in Queensland to your location.

Remember to book before you go!
Camping must be booked in advance.
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Last updated: 31 October 2019

Acknowledgement of Country

The Department of Environment and Science acknowledges Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land. We recognise their connection to land, sea and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Design developed by Boyd Blackman, a Butchulla and Birri Birri man, featuring the artwork of Elaine Chambers, a Koa (Guwa) and Kuku Yalanji woman.