Poverty Creek Campground - QLD

  State Forests,Reserves


DEG: -26.998421 153.097824
DMS: 26º 59' 54.31" S 153º 05' 52.17" E
UTM: 56 J 7013736mN 509706mE
Altitude: 3.17m


Place Type

Reserves - State Forests,Reserves


52.87kms North of Brisbane - Driving 80.9 km (1 hour 26 mins)

Address & Contact

Bribie Island
Welsby QLD
Phone: 13 74 68
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Bribie Island is 65km north of Brisbane (about a 1hr drive) off the Bruce Highway and east along the Caboolture Bribie Road. It is linked to the mainland by toll-free road bridge.

Before camping in the Recreation Area, you must obtain and have displayed both a Camping Permit and a Vehicle Access Permit. Fees for Camping Permits are: "$5.60 per person per night or $22.40 per family group per night; $3.10 per person per night for students and accompanying adults on approved excursions." The Vehicle Access fee is: "1 week or less = $41.75; more than 1 week (up to 1 year) = $130.40." All fees are payable in advance, usually on-line. Rangers can issue on-the-spot fines. Don't risk it!

Poverty Creek camping area, on the usually protected western side of Bribie Island, is a designated Queensland Recreation Area. It is reached along a gravel and sand track about 7km north of White Patch (past Gallagher Point camping area and Ranger Headquarters) and offers scenic views over the Pumicestone Passage, the quiet town of Donnybrook, and the Glass House Mountains – especially at sunset. The large, level camping area has open grassed sites, plenty of shade and open forest for kids of all ages to have a game of cricket or footy, or whatever. The land was once a cattle property.

The camping area is generally accessible by all vehicles, and smaller self-contained Caravans and Camper Trailers. A short walk west to the foreshore offers views over Pumicestone Passage towards the Glass House Mountains and Donnybrook, usually spectacular at sunset.

The usual National Park rules apply (no generators, pets and firewood apply). Facilities include micro flush toilets, screened cold showers, water tap (treat before drinking), picnic tables and fireplaces. Open fires are allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only, but fuel stoves recommended. To avoid chemicals, nails, screws, bolts, etc., firewood should be untreated mill off-cuts.

It is advisable to carry water for drinking, cooking and washing; gas stoves (preferred); rubbish bags; and insect repellent. Visitors camping away from facilities are encouraged to bring portable toilets to help reduce bush toileting. The Rangers recommend using tarpaulins to protect vehicles and equipment from bat droppings. Mosquitoes and midges can create a problem, so be prepared.
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Closest Weather Station

Beerburrum at 21/09:00pm EST
Distance from Poverty Creek Campground 14.17km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Beerburrum Forest Station
Distance from Poverty Creek Campground 14.17km W
Mean Max. °C30.329.728.426.524.021.621.623.126.027.528.029.6
Mean Min. °C19.719.918.415.712.510.79.29.312.014.616.418.5
Mean Rain mm203.2202.2174.0116.7122.376.266.145.446.988.7116.9160.9

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