Kenilworth Camping on the River

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Kenilworth Camping on the River - sign at entrance to camp site
Kenilworth Camping on the River

Sitting alongside the Mary River, less than an hour from Noosa Heads, lies the Paulgers cattle farm, now famously known for its picturesque campsite, Kenilworth Camping on the River. This idyllic spot offers campers a serene view of the river, surrounded by the lush greenery of the Sunshine Coast region.

A rainbow behind the Mary River with 2 camp chairs on Kenilworth Camping on the River campsite
A rainbow behind the Mary River

Carry on Camping Kenilworth

The Paulgers faced years of disputes with the council to keep the campsite running and save their beloved farm. After successfully resolving their issues, they tirelessly worked to meet regulations, ensuring this beautiful campsite remains open. We’re grateful for their efforts, as Kenilworth Camping on the River is a treasure we are lucky to have.

Facilities and Amenities

The campsite offers essential facilities to make your stay comfortable:

  • Portaloos: Cleaned daily for hygiene
  • Heated Showers: Cost $1 coin
  • Potable Water: Available near the entrance
  • Firewood and Ice: For sale, as campfires are allowed, and ice is perfect for your esky
  • Curfew: Quiet time begins at 9 PM
  • Pet-Friendly: Dogs are welcome if kept on a leash
Sign for Platypus Gorge Area
Sign for Platypus Gorge Area

Highlight! Fun in the Mary River

The Mary River is ideal for kids, with various swimming holes ranging from shallow spots for paddling to mini rapids for floating through and bringing kayaks or blow-up rings to add to the water fun. Keep an eye out for sparkling gold flakes in the water, a nod to the area’s gold mining history from the 1800s, which led to the founding of Gympie.

Idyllic Camping on the Mary River in Kenilworth
Idyllic Camping on the Mary River in Kenilworth

Kid-Friendly Activities

The campsite boasts plenty of spaces for kids to enjoy:

  • Tree swings and large grassy areas: Perfect for play
  • River play and water sports: Keeping kids amused all-day
  • Searching for gold: Look for sparkles of gold in the river
  • Kenilworth town park: Swing and a slide

While weekends like Easter can be busy and sometimes noisy at Kenilworth Camping on the River, the joy of splashing in the river remains undiminished.

Things to Do in the Area

Kenilworth and its surroundings offer a range of activities for all ages:

  • Kenilworth Bakery: Enjoy delicious donuts
  • Kenilworth Dairy: Sample the local cheese
  • Hinterland Towns: Explore Montville, Maleny, and Mapleton.
  • Kondalilla Falls: Take a scenic walk
  • Mary Valley Rattler: Experience a steam train ride
  • Terrella Brewing: Sip on some amber nectar
  • Local Markets: Visit Eumundi or Yandina Markets
  • Gingerbread Factory: A fun visit for the kids
  • Scenic Drive: Kenilworth to Gympie following state route 51

Our Pick: Embrace Nature

We recommend staying on-site to truly immerse yourself in nature while the kids play in the river. Kenilworth Camping on the River offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, ensuring a memorable experience for all.