Camping at Kenilworth Showgrounds is one of the best decisions we have made while travelling. It’s the largest and best we have stayed at so far. With over 200 sites, you will have no problem staying here with a large bus or a small swag, that is unless they have an event on. Best to call first just to be sure, this is a very popular camping spot.
The caretakers Erin & Tony are friendly and exceptionally helpful when needed. It’s in a prime location at the end of the small stretch of shop’s in a lovely country town. A short drive away to so many Sunshine Coast attractions.
Why Kenilworth ?
We chose Kenilworth as one of our farm-sit’s had ended and another was going to be starting soon. Kenilworth was in between the two. Planing at first to stay a couple of days which turned into three weeks. Then returning for a few more weeks as we had a wedding and medical appointments on the coast.
The large grass sites fit any size rig and you have plenty of room for your awning. You have a choice between power and water sites or un-powered.
The showgrounds has two sides. Both have toilets, showers and a dump point.
If you are here when it’s had a good amount of rain you will see the normally dry creek/river in the grounds, fill with water. This was great for me to have my first go at stand up paddle boarding, even though I did fall in!
Added Showground Bonus’s
One side of the showgrounds also has a swimming pool. At only $4, (less for pensioners) this is perfect in the summer. Next to the pool is a skate park. We stayed on the other side so didn’t actually notice these until we went for a stroll.
short stroll and your at the river, great for those hot days or to
take a picnic and enjoy the bird life.
Across the road is a dairy which sells cheese’s, moose, ice-cream, yoghurt and so much more. The onsite cafe serves coffee, cakes and fresh lunch items. This turned out to be where a few of us travelling ladies would go for lunch once a week for a few weeks ( Thank you Lel)
The Famous Kenilworth Bakery
I donut-think you will be able to stay away from here. The bakery is a two minute walk away and has a 1kg donut challenge. You would need a longer walk home to walk that off. They also sell mouth watering donuts like nuttela & custard, lemon curd, peppermint slice, golden gaytime, they even have vegan donuts to.
Parallel to the Showgrounds is a large park. As well as the kids play area you have the use of BBQ’s and seating areas.
Main Street Of Kenilworth
The Kenilworth Showgrounds is in walking distance to all the shops. They include cafe’s, grocery store, woman’s clothing, gifts, country clothing. Not forgetting the local doctor, chemist, post office, library, hairdresser, vet, hardware and servo. Last but not least the pub which serves lunch and dinner.
A Short Drive From Kenilworth
Weather you like the greens and browns of the Sunshine Coast hinterland or the Blue’s and white sandy beaches of the coast this is Location, Location, Location.
Fig tree walking track – 5 minutes
Montville – 30 minutes
Eumundi markets – 30 minutes
Maleny – 40 minutes
Ginger factory & Nut factory – 40 minutes
Noosa & Hastings street – 50 minutes
Mooloolaba – 1 hour
Kenilworth Showgrounds is a place we will return to time and time again as many other people seem to do. The price, the people and the location tick all our boxes.
Price : $20 power and water (2 people) – $15 un-powered
Water ? : Yes
Power ? : Yes
Will suit: All sized vehicles
Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
Drive time to nearby shops: WALK 1 minute
WIFI (tested with boost): Yes
Amenities : 2x shower and toilet blocks
Other : Loan a fire pit and buy wood, Skip bin, 2x dump points Swimming Pool, Skate Park, Shops at your door, Playground over the road, BBQ over the road, Close to the river, hinterland and beach drives