Redlands Coast Qld Karingal Scout Campsite

Caravan Parks and Campgrounds Redlands Coast

Out&About has found that there are two caravan parks on the mainland, namely Greenacres Caravan Park and Thorneside Mobile Home Park. Each of these has a primary focus on the long term or permanent occupants with smaller areas set aside for a small number of travellers and campers.

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Greenacres Caravan Park – 508-520 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba

  • There are a handful of very basic tourist sites that overlook a small paddock where several head of cattle – with a calf – graze. These sites are away from the permanent sites – at the end of a row.
  • Some of the sites have power and the amenities block appeared clean and tidy.
  • This park is very close to Sirromet Wines and may provide a good stop for any visit there (and a cab / Uber home) or a concert.

I found the hosts (Lesley and Glen) to be super friendly and helpful.

Directions to get into the park using what3words

Entrance to the park is off Greenfield Road at and the tourist sites are generally at

When leaving the site and turning on to Mount Cotton Road be careful of cars approaching from the right.

Phone: (07) 3206 4444

Thorneside Mobile Home Park – 43 Mond Street, Thorneside

An inspection of the Thorneside Mobile Home Park has not yet been undertaken by Out&About.

Tranquility Park – Springacre Road, Thornlands

An inspection of the Tranquility Park has not yet been undertaken by Out&About.

Karingal Campsite – Karingal Road, Mount Cotton

Here is a real dusty gem, if you’re prepared to look outside the box for a true camping experience.

Don’t expect bitumen and concrete. Don’t expect manicured lawns and gardens, nor swimming pools and swings.

What you do get is bush and lots of it. Over 300 acres to be more precise and its owned and operated by Scouts Australia, so your money goes to a good cause.

Current caretakers (at the time of writing this blog)

Here, you’re met by the current caretakers, Sharon and Mark, and they’ll find out what sort of experience you’re after and how you’re set up. You could be placed closer to the camp kitchen where some of the rental campers stay overnight (at the start anyway), or you could be placed some distance away from the others near one of the dams if you’re self-sufficient.

If you only have a standard car and a touring van, I’m sure that they will find you a suitable spot for you. High clearance cars and four-wheel drives aren’t a problem either.

This is a great park for people wanting to get away from it all, but still, be close enough to home to only spend a couple of dollars on fuel or beat the mad holiday crowd traffic. You’ll also be hosted by kangaroos, wallabies and plenty of birds.

Location the key to head somewhere else

Some travellers come here when they want a short drive in the morning to get somewhere else – such as the airport or North Stradbroke Island. Having said that, Sharon and Mark often expect to see them return soon after for another night or two – or more.

There are lots of named areas in the park and all have running town water nearby. Bush amenities are often close by if needed and, again, Sharon and Mark can point you in the right direction.

If the Redlands Coast is looking to have people stay an extra day, this place is the spot for campers who are willing, and able, to truly camp to stay weeks not just days. There are lots to explore from here and you could leave your tent / camper / caravan here while you overnight elsewhere (Including that special night in the city for a change).

Caravan Parks and Campgrounds often supply equipment

Have a chat with the hosts too if you want to have a go at camping but you have very little equipment; as they often have gear on hand that has been left behind by campers flying back overseas the next day.

This is also a good spot to take a new camper, caravan or car just to get the hang of it.

With your walking shoes on, you could walk to Sirromet Wines from here – but a cab / Uber would be best when wearing your fancies.

Directions to get into the park using what3words

Entrance to the park is off Mount Cotton Road at and the office is at

Phone: 0437 486 649

Another camp – Eprapah Scout Environment Education Centre

There is another Scouts Australia campsite at Eprapah Scout Environment Education Centre, but I have been advised that it is not currently open for camping.


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    • Note: Entry to this park is limited if travelling from the east. It is suggested that entry from the east is via the eastern end of Banfield Lane.

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