Boreen Point Campground Lakefront on Lake Cootharaba on the Noosa River, Queensland. Boreen Point is a popular camping spot and also a favourite for fishing and sailing. Boreen Point has been opened for over 70 years and most of the area is untouched and in pristine condition making this the perfect location to camp on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Whether you’re coming to Boreen Point Lakefront for the day or staying over night there is a lot to do. You can simply hire a kayak from the onsite office or bring your own with the ability to be able to leave your boat or craft on the beach during your stay. You might also want to try out some other outdoor activities such as mountain bike riding, bird watching and of course bush walking through the acres of untouched Sunshine Coast hinterland.
At just over a 2 hours to drive from Brisbane you will reach the beautiful Boreen Point Campground. It is easy to find, well signed and is accessible by a ordinary car.
There are no designated campsites and can get very busy so make sure you come early, especially if you have a large group. Be mindful it does get windy so set up accordingly.
Of course the main attraction is the lake and it is a highlight of our stay. We swam and had a paddle in the kayaks.
Overall this is a great spot to go camping and we enjoyed it.
FACILITIES AT BOREEN POINT CAMPGROUND
- Tent only areas, as well as those suitable for campervans / caravans (mostly non-powered sites)
- Shower block on site, with male and female toilets/showers, a disabled toilet/shower, and two dish washing areas. There is also a tub in the disabled toilets to do your clothes washing.
- Additional toilets brought in for the summer months
- Outdoor shower
- Power points in the shower block—great for charging phones etc.
- Two BBQ’s available for public use
- Two picnic tables
- Lots of bins available for your rubbish; emptied three times a week while we were there
- Just outside the entrance there is a playground, which was great for the kids
- BMX track, a skate bowl and a basketball court all in good condition
- Tennis court that wasn’t so great, but didn’t worry us
ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY AT BOREEN POINT CAMPGROUND
- Right outside the campground is a sailing club with a canteen, as well as a corner store. We got our daily ice from there when we needed to, but I couldn’t recommend the coffee.
- We headed into Cooroy for a day to have a bakery lunch and it was really nice. It’s only 15 minutes’ drive to the little town, with decent coffee and bakery pies, and the kids got a play in another playground.
- Lots of sailing craft were launched from the area we were in, including kite surfers, catamarans and kayaks. It was great to watch.
- For a taste of Queensland, the historic Apollonian Hotel has cool, wide verandahs, a beer garden and pig on the spit on Sundays. The burgers were awesome! You can walk there from the campsite in about 15 minutes with little kids.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STAY AT BOREEN POINT CAMPGROUND
- No dogs allowed
- BRING PEGS!! There is rock hard sand in a lot of the area, so you need something that is going to be able to breach it. Also, sand pegs for those extra little areas that happen to be soft sand.
- We didn’t get hit with bugs until the second last night when the wind was at its lowest, but make sure you bring your insect repellent. It’s probably best to use wipes as we did too, so that you don’t get hit with the spray in the wind.
- As we had everything with us, there wasn’t anything really we missed. A clothes line with that many people (two of whom were toilet training) was a godsend though.
- RUBBER MATS are a must if you want to keep the sand out of your tent.
- As the campsite is bordered by a day picnic area, you need to be mindful of drivers perhaps not doing the right thing, particularly if you have young children staying with you.