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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky in my own backyard.
Published June 6th 2017
Camping in a Lost World
Christmas Creek conjures up an image of magical landscapes. It doesn't fail to deliver at Stinson Park in the heart of the Lost World Valley and with Lamington National Park as a backdrop.

Stinson Park
Stinson Park


Just south from Beaudesert the park is a perfect stop for a picnic or a wander along the creek or bush walking deep into Lamington National Park. It is also a perfect spot for those seeking a 'real' camping experience away from the more commercial and well-serviced caravan parks.

Stinson Park
Stinson Park


Ample camping is available adjacent to the creek with w/c and BBQ facilities available. It is a good base to access a number of remote bush camping areas.

Stinson Park
Fire pit


Stinson Park is a tranquil spot to enjoy camping in a natural environment and is just a 90 minute drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Stinson Park
Christmas Creek


The park lends its name and is steeped in history as the base rescue point for the famous and tragic Stinson plane crash in 1937, which claimed the lives of four as it crashed en-route from Brisbane to Sydney. It led to a dramatic rescue attempt led Bernard O'Reilly of the Lamington Guest House. Read more of the history on Wikipedia.

Stinson Park plaque
Stinson Park plaque


The nearby Christmas Creek Café provides a range of nourishing meals and drinks throughout the day and also has accommodation.

Christmas Creek Cafe
Christmas Creek Cafe


Nearby Tommerups Dairy Farm is worth a visit (bookings required) and Worendo Cottages provide perfect solitude deep in the Lost World valley.

For details on camping at the Park call 07 5544 8008 and visit the Scenic Rim Regional Council website for all camping information in the Scenic Rim.

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Why? Stinson Park @ Christmas Creek
When: All year
Phone: (07) 5544 8008
Where: Stinson Park, 2787 Christmas Creek Rd, Lamington QLD 4285
Cost: Camping fees
Your Comment
Love that area and go there often to climb the mountains in the region. Always thought The Lost World Valley was the next one up (Albert River). Not sure what each of the valleys west of the range are called. Does anyone know for sure?
by motch (score: 1|39) 17 days ago
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