Situated on 125 acres of native bushland, the Noosa Outdoor Education Centre is now managed by Queensland Conference and Camping Centres and available for school, church and youth group bookings. With a rich heritage hosting hundreds of camps, the property marks a serene corner of coastal Queensland.
Fifteen cabins, bunk dorms and A-frame buildings offer 140 beds, with capacity for more through tent camping sites (tents not provided). Mattresses are provided in all rooms.
These one-bedroom cabins sleep 3-5 people, depending on cabin size. 8 rooms available with Single Mattresses, Wardrobe, Ceiling fans, Tiled floor. Three of the cabins are air-conditioned.
A-Frame buildings with bedrooms containing bunk beds which will sleep up to 5 in each.
8 rooms available with Single Mattresses, Wardrobe, Ceiling fans, Tiled floor.
A-Frame buildings contain sleeping platforms which will sleep up to 16-18 in each.
4 rooms available, Single Mattresses, Electricity, Ceiling fans, Tiled floor. One is separated into a 2 x 8 configuration to give flexibility to room allocations
The Ridge Retreat is a self-contained retreat facility comprising 4 ensuite rooms (will sleep 3 in each), a kitchen/dining room and a large conference room. Each room has a ceiling fan.
The self-catering kitchen is well equipped for you to be creative with your own food!
The kitchen features two large gas ovens (six burners each), two electric ovens, one fridge/freezer, one double sink and a hand wash basin, two preparation tables, as well as a range of general smaller appliances. Campers will need to supply plates, bowls and cups.
Outside the camp kitchen, there is an undercover independent wash up station, in which many hands can make quick work of dirty dishes!
The campsite features a multi-purpose outdoor pole barn ideal for eating and group gatherings, with tables and chairs able to seat 150 plus people.
A permanent stage is situated at one end of the barn – groups will need to provide their own sound equipment. An inbuilt data projector screen is also available for use.
Lennox Hall is a recent addition to the site, and built in 2016. The hall has room for large gatherings with seating capacity for more than 300.
There is a stage equipped with sound equipment and an inbuilt data projector screen.
Situated next to the main shed is a large oval ideal for soccer, footy, cricket or other team building activities
A 15m swimming pool available for use at camps. The pool will remain locked at all times to ensure safety regulations are met, controlled by a key designated to a group leader. Adult supervision is required when using the pool.
Full-sized basketball and volleyball courts are available for use at any time. Groups will need to provide their own sporting equipment (e.g. basketballs, volleyballs, etc.) as none is stored on-site.
The campsite can host 140 people in cabin accommodation, and many more when the tent camping sites are used.
QCCC is a respected and decorated provider of innovative school and outdoor education programs. QCCC is establishing the venue for challenging Survivor and immersive Aboriginal camp experiences where self-catering is incorporated into the camp experience as a teaching experience for participants. The venue is also being established for clover-leaf style expedition programs to surrounding attractions including Mount Tinbeerwah, Noosa Trails Network, Lake Macdonald and Cooroibah.
The campsite is located at 761 McKinnon Dr, Cooroibah – a 15-minute drive from Noosa’s CBD.
If using a GPS to find the site, go via Tewantin (not ‘Old Tewantin Road’) otherwise you’ll be directed via a dirt road.
No. The campsite provides a great opportunity to disconnect from technology and get back to basics. In case of an emergency, a landline phone is available at the caretaker’s residence.
Camping groups must provide their own first aid kits when coming on-site. Basic first aid kits are in the kitchen and caretaker hut but should only be used for emergencies.
No – guests staying at our campsite can shower and use the amenities for free, as this cost is covered in the booking fees.
There is a coin-operated washing machine on-site.
Mattresses are provided. Linen and pillows are not provided.
Yes – there are two wood-fired BBQs, as well as a well-equipped indoor camp kitchen, featuring two large gas ovens (six burners each), two electric ovens, one fridge/freezer, one double sink and a hand wash basin, two preparation tables, as well as a range of general smaller appliances. You will need to supply plates, bowls and cups.
No – generators are also not permitted due to noise restrictions.
In accordance with the QLD rural fire service, fires smaller than 2×2 cubic metres are permitted at the campsite. (Conditions Permitting) Fires must be contained to designated fire areas and have approval from QCCC’s on-site caretaker. Groups are permitted to bring chopped firewood on-site, but are not allowed to bring axes.
There is not, however there is a petrol station five minutes’ drive from the campsite where you can purchase ice and refill empty gas bottles.
Tewantin Woolworths is a 10-minute drive from the campsite.
There’s no lakes or rivers suitable for fishing on-site. Noosa’s beaches are great fishing spots and located no more than a 20-minute drive from the camp grounds.
There is a dam in the camping groups which can be used for inflatable games; however, no swimming is permitted.
There is no available dump point on-site.
Because of the wildlife and bush nature of the Camping Ground, no animals or pets may be brought onto the Camping Ground, except for guide dogs and approved genuine personal assistance animals (which must be kept under the user’s control while on site).
The campsite is a 20-minute drive from Noosa’s range of beaches.