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Camping Events To Experience

Campfire fun

As people who like to travel, we naturally want to explore; see things and do things. While it can be nice to sit and relax and enjoy your surroundings, sometimes to get the best experience, you need to immerse yourself into the local community. This helps support local communities and gives you endless great memories of experiences you otherwise would not get.

We’ve put together a list of places and events that are a must if you’re looking for an experience.

While many of these are in Queensland we have added in a few extras that are worthwhile crossing the border for. Simply click on each image for more information.

Remember: before heading off on any trip, ensure that your van is up to date with its maintenance and servicing.

* Please note that dates may vary from year to year and you should check the events websites for any special requirements.
Stanthorpe Winery

Apple & Grape Harvest Festival Stanthorpe

Held every 2 years, the Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Festival celebrates the produce harvested from the Granite Belt Region.

Australian Camp Oven Festival- Millmerran

A friendly campfire competition that has evolved into a two day cooking festival to celebrate all things Australian including camping, camp oven cooking, damper throwing, billy boiling, bush poetry, country music and bush heritage displays.

Simpson Desert Country Music

Birdsville Big Red Bash

The iconic camping based music festival set upon the backdrop of the vibrant Australian outback where you can dance along 40 meter high sand dunes and sing along with some Australian music legends. This is definitely one to add to your bucket list. Consider volunteering for a behind the scenes experience.

Birdsville Races

Can you say you’ve travelled Australia if you’ve never been to a country race meet? The Birdsville Races should be on your bucket list. We promise it is more than just a weekend of racing.

Avocado Tree

Blackbutt Avocado Festival

For lovers of avocado, experience the local produce of the South Burnett Region.

Camel

Boulia Camel Races

An iconic Australian event held annually, Boulia Camel Races are a unique experience. You will also find live entertainment, camp oven cooking, fireworks, novelty races and fun for the kids.

Broken Hill Country Music

Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash

If you were unable to make it to the Birdsville big red bash or you are looking for 2WD friendly access event then the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash is for you. The Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash is brought to you by the producers of the Birdsville Big Red Bash. It is sure to be an adventure of a life time.

Bundaberg Turtle Season

Bundaberg Turtle Season

From November to March the Loggerhead turtle hatchlings make a mad dash to the sea. Get guided tours and even a night time encounter with the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.

Charleville

Charleville Camp Oven Classic

For the love of camp cooking, this event features a number of event categories with great prizes up for grabs.

Fossils

Digging at Dawn- Richmond

For 6 months of the year you can experience the thrill of looking for your own fossils.

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Drovers Camp Festival- Camooweal

A unique outback festival that celebrates old drovers and their stories which has shaped the outback into what it is today. The festival features a street parade, races, live music, poetry and competitions.

Pumpkins

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival & the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll

If you love pumpkin, or just looking for something a little bit different to do, why not head to Goomeri, a quirky country town in the Gympie locale, hosting Australia’s only pumpkin Festival including the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll.

Country Musician

Gympie Muster

Australia’s original camping music festival that should be on your to do list. The atmosphere, the vibe, the experience, is something you can only experience, even if you aren’t a fan of country music!

Hervey Bay

Harvey Bay Whale Festival-

In an effort to encourage whale conservation, grab your sup, kayak or surfboard and paddle for a purpose.

Country Music

Hughenden Country Music Festival

The Hughenden Country Music festival is a 3 day event which includes live music, workshops, markets and raffles.

Whale

Humpback Whale Watching Season-

Generally see whales from mid July through to November. There are a number of SEQ coastal locations you can partake in a whale watching tour, including Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast- Mooloolaba and the most well known Hervey Bay.

Cowboys at Sunset

Julia Creek Dirt N Dust Festival

A weekend of fun entertainment with something for everyone. Join in the Adventure run, cheer on your favourite horse, watch the bronc & bull riders, dance the night away under the stars with live music and you can even enter the Best Butt Competition. Why not extend your stay beyond the festival weekend and enjoy an artesian bath. The artesian baths are setup in a cut out water tank so that you can soak up the views.

Sunflower Field

Kalbar Sun Flower Festival

If you’ve always wanted to run through a field of sunflowers, then here is your chance. Head to the Kalbar Sunflower Festival. With a sunflower maze, picnics, art classes, food and lots more.

Music

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival Kandanga

A jam packed 3 day weekend filled with non-stop rock blues and roots music. Set in the Mary Valley on a 100 acre private property and includes free camping.

Country Music

Music in the Mulga

A 4 day country music festival held in outback QLD on a goat & cattle station.

Camp Cooking

Outback Food, Wine & Music Festival- Longreach

Enjoy all the flavours of the outback, including food, wine, beer and music, held at the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

A celebration of food, wine and farming, showcasing not just the local Scenic Rim region’s produce but also the people behind the culinary delights.

Bundaberg Township

Taste Bundaberg

Experience the best produce the Bundaberg region has to offer, showcased in a range of fun events.

Polo

Thargo Polocrosse Carnival

The Bulloo area is packed with history for you to explore, but why not head out to Thargomindah (Thargo for short) for an action packed weekend of polocrosse – a combination of polo & lacrosse.

The Vision Outback Film Festival

You may know of Winton for the home of Waltzing Matilda, or the Dinosaur Trail and even the Qantas birthplace, but Winton is soon becoming known as the ”Hollywood in the Outback” with the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival.

Flowers

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This iconic carnival is more than just about flowers. It is a celebration of all things spring including food, wine, music and art.

Cunamulla Bore

Trail Blaze West- Cunnamulla to Mount Isa

Explore the heart of Queensland as you venture through outback communities on this trail of artistic large scale murals, that will leave you captivated by the culture, history, heritage and the people.

Windmill

Tree of Knowledge Festival

Experience the country community spirit and history with a weekend celebrating Barcaldine & the National Heritage listed Tree of Knowledge including food, music, markets, horse & goat races.