So recently, a group of friends and I decided to head up to Lamington National Park for a night to camp ‘in the wilderness’! We only went for one night, despite the 100 odd photos that we took. The first photo above was our campsite that we booked at the official booking site. We set up tents and a tarp, and had encounters with wallabies and alpacas! Good trip? I would definitely say so!
Due to the crazy amount of photos that we took, I decided to quickly just choose some of the nicer ones to compile into a short photoblog for the QUT International Students Blog. For those who’ve always wanted to go camping, you are in luck!
#1 – Day one! We drove up to Lamington National Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon and proceeded to set up our camps.
#2 – My lovely friends having finally built up their tent. It was a funny experience, with it being my housemate, Edna’s first experience sleeping under the stars. An interesting experience that happened to me at night while I was taking out the trash, was encountering a wild wallaby sniffing around the campsite in the dark. We both froze, before the cute little thing hopped away 🙁
#3 – One of the many walks near the Green Mountains camping grounds. This walk in particular featured a magnificent tree-top walk which, apart from being free, was also terrifying for people afraid of heights (me, lol).
#4 – Treetop walk in the Booyong walk!
#5 – A truly Aussie bbq experience – BBQ for brekkie! Who can say no to that?
#6 – Campground shenanigans – Football and stuff
#7 – Second hike the next day! Somewhere near Green Mountains campgrounds too.
#8: View from the Moran Falls lookout. It took us approximately two hours to finish this hike, but along the way we saw waterfalls and little creeks, definitely worth the climb.
#9 – A two hour light hike. It was a long one but the ground is pretty even and may I even call this hike easy? However, I wouldn’t advise anyone to go off looking for shortcuts or anything… which is what my friends and I did.. and eventually we got lost for another half an hour. STAY ON TRAIL, KIDS!
#10 – Moran Falls!
#11 – Alpacas we saw when driving down Lamington!
#12 – Random beautiful view of the rolling hills and mountains.
All in all, I would say that camping at Lamington National Park was really fun, provided you go with the right people and have the right equipment. Camping at Lamington was easy enough, and I believe anyone can do it. For those who are looking to go, I would advise you to bring all your sleeping bags and hand warmers for the nights are frightfully cold!
And don’t forget to check out the awfully delightful alpacas!