Opened in 1983 QCCC Mapleton is one of Queensland’s most desired Outdoor Education camps on the Sunshine Coast. Thousands of schools, churches, craft groups, and families have enjoyed their Mapleton camping experience in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, and the venue continues to provide high-quality accommodation, catering, and outdoor education activities to school camps, church and community groups and large conferences.
Nestled in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QCCC Mapleton is a short drive from Brisbane. Part of the Blackall Range, Mapleton is surrounded by National Parks and the world-class Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. The breathtaking rainforest camp setting, combined with the comfortable accommodation and friendly staff make Mapleton an ideal location for your Sunshine Coast school camp, retreat or conference. Our spectacular rainforest camp property makes QCCC Mapleton one of Queensland’s finest Outdoor Education classrooms.
QCCC Mapleton has 328 beds available for guests, spread across three major accommodation areas, providing choice and flexibility. All accommodation options at QCCC Mapleton enjoy reverse-cycle, split-system air conditioning
Accommodates up to 130
16 Rooms with 2 Toilet & Shower Blocks
2 Ensuite Leaders’ Rooms
Accommodates up to 100
14 Rooms with 4 Toilet & Shower Blocks
2 Ensuite Leaders’ Rooms
66 beds in cabins and dorms.
Lethem Rooms: Four 5-berth ensuite rooms (1 PWD) and two 2-berth ensuite rooms.
Lethem Cabins: 3 en-suited cabins that sleep up to 10 guests per cabin
Lethem Dorm: Large Room with Bunks and Toilets & Shower Blocks plus ensuite leaders’ room for 4 guests
Accommodates up to 8 guests
2 Leaders’ Units with shared Ensuite
QCCC Mapleton has several large meeting spaces available for groups depending on their size and program requirements. This Sunshine Coast venue flexibly caters for many formats of camps and conferences:
Please contact the Mapleton Office prior to your stay to discuss the arrangements and availability of all equipment required by your group.
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All groups at QCCC Mapleton will be fully catered for during their stay including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper. QCCC’s professional catering team serves up wholesome, nutritious meals in order to keep our guests going throughout their busy day at the centre. Most special diet options can be requested. All guests eat together in our recently-air-conditioned dining hall where food is served by experienced front-of-house staff.
Our chefs can cater for a wide variety of special diets and allergies. Group leaders must notify the Office of their group’s special dietary requirements TWO WEEKS prior to arrival. Due to the complexity of some guests’ special catering requirements, guests may be required to provide their own food, which can be stored and prepared using the fridge and microwaves in the Dining Hall.
PLEASE NOTE: QCCC Mapleton is a NUT AWARE VENUE. Please do not bring any nut products on site.
Mapleton is one of Queensland’s preeminent Outdoor Education camps. With highly qualified instructors and numerous activities to choose from, your group will be challenged in a safe and encouraging environment. We can customise a program suitable for schools, corporate retreats, family camps, or a variety of other groups that is suitable for your desired outcomes.
Click here for our Outdoor Education Activities Booklet. Some of our activities include:
Additional curriculum-based activities include:
Additional charges apply for these activities and they must be booked through the Outdoor Education office.
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Mapleton has numerous onsite activities that your group can enjoy:
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Triballink Activity Centre is an educational precinct set aside for experiential Outdoor Education focused on the cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and Environmental Sustainability. Operating out of an undercover auditorium capable of seating up to 200 people, the Triballink Centres offers amazing experiences of indigenous culture and Aboriginal learning outcomes: –
All activities can be offered in a grade-level appropriate way to meet aspects of the Australian National Curriculum. Download the Triballink Centre Information Brochure
Cancellations – A minimum charge of 85% of the quoted price is applied to all bookings cancelled less than 120 days prior to arrival.
Alcohol and Drugs – No alcohol or non-prescription drugs are to be brought or consumed on the property.
Smoking – All buildings and courtyards are designated as smoke free.
Linen – All guests must bring their own linen, including a bottom, sheet unless a linen package is purchased.
Pets – In order to protect the natural environment, no animals or pets are permitted on the property except for guide and assist dogs, in which case the office must be notified.
Fire & Safety Procedures:
– No fire or BBQ may be lit on the property without the consent of QCCC Staff.
– It is illegal to tamper with the Fire Alarm system in any way.
– Mattresses must not be removed from beds.
– Number of guests in rooms must not exceed the number of beds.
– Access to doorways must not be blocked by bags / furniture.
Noise – All sites operate under a noise curfew between 10pm and 7am.
Departure Duties – All groups are required to perform the following:
-Vacate cabins before 8:30am on departure day
– Put all tables and chairs back in meeting hall prior to departure
There is no additional charge for the sound equipment provided in each of the meeting rooms. Please contact the office for more details.
Linen packages are available starting at $32pp and require advanced notification from the group.
Please contact the QCCC Mapleton Outdoor Education Office for the most up to date Risk Management information.
Site visits are available Monday to Friday, and bookings are essential as we might be hosting other camps. Please contact the office at 07 5456 3600 to make an appointment.
QCCC Mapleton Suggested Packing List:
QCCC Mapleton Outdoor Education Activities REQUIRED Packing List:
*Please contact your group leader for a comprehensive packing list based on your group’s activities*
Please contact the office at 07 5456 3600 if you have misplaced a personal item at camp.
Our chefs can accommodate for a variety of special diets. If you have an allergy, medical condition, or special dietary requirement, please notify your group leader at least two weeks prior to your arrival.
Please note: lifestyle choice diets (i.e. paleo, sports diets, etc) may not necessarily be catered for at QCCC facilities
QCCC Mapleton has laundry facilities and vending machines that are available for guest use.
Need transport? Coach Hire is QCCC’s recommended bus company