Kenilworth Showgrounds Camping

Kenilworth showgrounds camping - boy and father playing cricket at camp site

Showgrounds may not be the first place you think to stay when researching for your next family camping trip. But as we recently discovered, some showgrounds shouldn’t be overlooked. Just like Kenilworth showgrounds camping, which is situated right in the middle of town, offering everything you need for a comfortable yet affordable stay.

Kenilworth showground camping provides bathroom facilities, a great location and many nearby activities to keep everyone happy.

Please note, this blog is a summary of our experience and the facilities available when camping at Kenilworth Showgrounds (we are in no way affiliated with the venue). For enquiries please contact the showground caretaker or refer to the Kenilworth camping grounds web page.

Location of the Kenilworth Showgrounds Camping

The location of the Kenilworth showground camping is probably it’s biggest drawcard. It is situated right in the centre of Kenilworth – a lovely country town in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. There are many other camping grounds around Kenilworth but none as close to the centre of town as the showgrounds.

Here you are located right on the main street and a short walk from everything you need. Here you will find the infamous Kenilworth Country Bakery, cafes, takeaway shops, local grocer, bottle shop, gift stores and the Kenilworth Hotel.

Activities nearby

Head across the street to Kenilworth Dairies – where you can purchase local cheeses, yoghurt, mousse, ice creams and other treats. This cafe usually offers a sit down menu but is currently just doing takeaway due to COVID.

Nearby walking and biking trails are a great way to pass the time. You can set off towards the back of the campground to explore the local area.

The local swimming pool is just next door to the Kenilworth Showgrounds – providing a great place to cool off in summer months.

For families, Kenilworth features a fantastic playground at Kenilworth Town Park – also just steps from the entrance to the showgrounds. This playground features a flying fox, fenced toddlers area, slides, swings, large climbing frames and plenty of equipment for children of all ages. It has many shaded picnic tables, barbecues and toilet amenities.

Spend the morning with the kids over at the playground and enjoy a coffee from one of the local cafes. Or take on the 1 kg donut challenge – or try Australia’s first ‘coffee in a donut’ at the Kenilworth Country Bakery.

You may like to play a game of lawn bowls at the local bowls club – just around the corner on Philip Street and a ten minute walk from the showgrounds.

Camping Amenities

The showgrounds provide flushing toilets and pay-to-use showers. Very affordable, hot showers cost $1 so don’t forget your coins. The amenities are basic but clean and provide you with all you need.

Fires at Kenilworth camping showgrounds

Yes! Fires are allowed as long as it is off the ground in a fire pit or brazier. A limited number of fire pits are available for hire for $5. Firewood can be purchased and costs $15 for 20 kg – delivered to your site.

Booking and Cost of Sites

To book or enquire about a site at Kenilworth showgrounds, contact the caretaker directly on 0438 849 947 or

The cost is very affordable! Prices shown are accurate as at June 2023.

Powered Sites

  • Per night $25 up to two people
  • Extra person = $6 per night
  • Children under 14 years old are free

Unpowered Sites

  • Per night $20 up to two people
  • Extra person = $6 per night
  • Children under 14 years old are free

Kenilworth Showgrounds Caravan Park – Caravan Clubs

Caravan clubs can also stay at the Kenilworth showgrounds and hire amenities such as the kitchen, hall and dining room.

3 thoughts on “Kenilworth Showgrounds Camping”

  1. Good afternoon,
    Could I please book our 20 foot (back to drawbar) caravan from the 10th May 2023 to 16th May 2023 6 days for 2 people, thankyou.
    Would you like one day payment or payment on arrival?
    We have been before and enjoyed our stay very much.

    thankyou Pat

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