Relax and restore your energy
at the Crystal Waters “EcoPark” – Village Camping Area (VCA)
with powered and unpowered van and camping sites, plus bunkhouse rooms and a small cabin there are options to suit most visitors. While we try to make the visit to the EcoPark a good getaway from stresses of city living, we do provide some basic creature comforts including an amenities block with male & female toilets, hot showers and laundry, a BBQ and a covered Camp Kitchen with cooking facilities.
The Conondale General store is a 10 minute drive away, this is the perfect balance between roughing it and convenience.
Crystal Waters Village is home to around 200 people and we ask that you respect the privacy of our residents on their private lots during your visit.
While the Village Camping Area / Eco Caravan Park is surrounded by bush, there are several residences nearby and sound does travel. We ask all visitors to respect the peace & privacy of our neighbours, and noise levels must be kept down after 9pm.
Please Note: Crystal Waters is a Wildlife Sanctuary and as such we have a Policy of “No Cats or Dogs Allowed” (sorry!). We have an abundance of Kangaroos, Wallabies, other Australian native wildlife and many Bird varieties and this is an attraction to many visitors.
With plenty of space, and protection from the elements, the bunkhouse is perfect for groups of friends, large families and backpackers. The bunkhouse has a small fridge & kettle, in addition to the facilities available at the shared eating area.
A bunk bed in a shared room is only $25/person per night. There are up to 4 beds per room.
The time saved setting up a camp means you can get out and get involved with a walk or activities earlier too. Make every moment in life count!
Affordable, fun, and with beautiful walks and spots to relax nearby, the camping sites at the Eco Park are a great option for those who enjoy the relaxing bush setting, birds & wildlife and gazing into the clear night sky.
( Note: Total fire ban in summer months )
An unpowered camp site is just $12/night per person. A powered camp site is $15/night per person.
Camper Van Sites
Powered or unpowered with a nearby amenities block, and beautiful natural surroundings…. what more could you ask for?
An unpowered (standard) van site is just $12/night per person. A powered van site is $15/night per person.
Motor Home Sites
Powered Site for Motor Homes: Single person; $20 per night / couple; $30 // children under 14 are $8 extra or family $35
For those that prefer a little more privacy than tent walls provide, and aren’t quite ready to miss out on all the creature comforts. This cute cabin includes a double bed and double sofa bed, kitchenette and television. Capacity 4 people. The cabin is equipped for basic meal preparation; fridge, stove, toaster, electric kettle, crockery, cutlery, basic pots and pans etc.
The cost in the Cabin is $60/night single, $12/night per extra adult. (Children under 14 are $8; per child per night).
The Village Visitors Area Facilities
- Camp Kitchen (with fridge)
- Hot showers
- Roads are safe for Cycling/Running
- Walking Tracks
- River & dams nearby
- Car park
- Onsite Caretaker; Greg
- WiFi available by request
- Children’s play areas nearby
- Saturday mornings Coffee & Bakery
*Download our visitors guide for information on getting to Crystal Waters.
Important – Most GPS systems direct you to take Postman’s track. This is a narrow, steep and dangerous road that has cost car owners a lot of money and could cost you your life. We strongly recommend you instead take the Maleny-Kenilworth road option instead!
Please note that pets are not allowed, as even the most friendly pets can have a negative impact on our local fauna.
For more information or discuss details: Please use email where possible Email Greg at ecopark
To phone the Manager – Greg on (07) 5494 4550 and please leave a message if un-answered. (only 9.00am to 5.00pm)
* Reception hours vary. Please make sure you make contact in advance.
If the EcoPark (Village Camping Area) is unattended when you arrive, please fill out the self-registration form at the Desk near the Amenities (Toilet/shower block) and indicate if payment has been made.
* If the EcoPark (Village Camping Area) is unattended when you arrive, please fill out the self-registration form at the Desk by the Toliet block & arrangements will have been made for check-in.
– Please be aware that Crystal Waters is a Nature Reserve and NO Cats or Dogs are permitted. (sorry!)
– Hot showers, toilets, clothes washing machine & dryer are located in the amenities block in the centre of the EcoPark.
– There is no mobile phone or television reception at Crystal Waters. We can direct you to a nearby mobile reception area if you really need to stay connected to the outside world! We now have Digital TV via satellite if you have your own equipment.
– You will need to self-cater meals most of the time. There is a well-equipped camp kitchen with cookers & fridge and a BBQ.
– Breakfast, lunch & snacks will be available (only) at the monthly markets on the Village Green on the first Saturday of the month (except January).
On other Saturday mornings at the Village Green the wood-fired bakery sells fresh sourdough breads and coffee;
– and the CW Co-op Recycling Shop on The Deck (‘Treasures’) is open each Saturday between 9.30am – 12.30pm with cold drinks on sale.
– The Conondale Store & Cafe is 8km from Crystal Waters and provides basic provisions and fuel. The townships of Kenilworth & Maleny are both around 30 minutes drive away.
– On most Friday evenings, on the EcoCentre big screen, there is a movie for members of the community***, $6 entry**, visitors welcome. Good idea to inquire if you are interested. ***Doors open at 7.30pm and the film starts at 8pm.
– Walks. There are several walking tracks along the creeks, gullies & ridges within the property which you can explore – you can pick up a map at the Eco Park. Tours are also available.