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Camping at Canungra Showgrounds

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by Angela Lindsay (subscribe)
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Published May 6th 2015
This is what camping is all about
An absolute sleeping beauty of a campsite lies await right on our doorstep just waiting for an abundance of campers to arrive.

We had previously camped at Sharp Park River Bend just further up the road but it was fully booked over Easter and we had heard through the grapevine that you could camp at the Canungra Showgrounds.

Needless to say, we didn't get there over Easter with the weather the way it was but we decided to head there over the weekend.

It is easy to find just turning off the Pacific Highway into Beaudesert-Nerang Road travelling for about 25 minutes before turning into Coburg Road.

First stop is the caretaker's cottage on the right to book and pay for your site. At $28 per night for a powered site with 2 adults, 1 child and a dog it is incredibly fantastic value and a super bonus is that it is pet friendly.

Driving past the cottage heading to our campsite we were amazed at the beauty of the site. I had just thought originally that we would set up camp in the showgrounds but low and behold we headed further in and found an awesome spot under the large trees. Plenty of shade, birds singing and the soothing sounds of water could be heard from the creek below.

After putting up the camper trailer and grabbing some lunch we went exploring. All I can say is WOW, we did not realise on the next level below there are even more camp sites (unpowered) right beside the swimming hole and creek. I only wish we had brought our swimmers and tube to float around in.

There are ropes for the budding Tarzan's to swing on; room for the kids to ride their bikes, and play cricket, with plenty of space to pitch your tent and numerous fire pits to toast marshmallows on. And for the ones that just want to relax, plonk your camp chair under a tree with a good book and drift into the land of zzzz!

Amenities are good here, quite basic but just what you need with hot showers, toilets, water and an undercover eating area. $5 a bag for kindling and $10 a bag for long burn wood. Having pets here is fantastic, not having to put our dog in the kennels for the weekend. Peaches thinks it is just Christmas all curled up sleeping in the tent.

After a good night's sleep and a cooked breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon, we were all packed up, relaxed and ready for the journey home. We are already planning our next weekend away here with friends.

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Why? Relax and spend quality time with the family
When: 7 days except for show days
Phone: 07 5543 5904
Where: Canungra Showgrounds, Coburg Rd, Canungra Qld 4275
Cost: From $8 per person per night, family $25 without Power. $25 for 2 people per tent with power, $30 for family.
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