Overnighter at Lake Moogerah (QLD)


  • Escape the city!
  • Lakeside camp
  • Excellent spot for sunrise and sunset
  • Great views of Moogerah Peaks
After an especially boring day of putting off Uni work it was adventure time! A mate and I quickly got together our camping and camera gear and decided to tackle Lake Moogerah for a quick overnighter.

The hour and a half drive from Brisbane got us to the base of Lake Moogerah where we got out and soaked up the last of the warm afternoon light. We popped up the tent right beside the lake, knowing the next morning’s sunrise would be special. Having a small campfire while chatting about life, drinking coffee and listening to light music made the experience even better.

Waking up in the morning to 0 degrees and no thermals was enough to make us re-consider getting up. Nonetheless, the piercing light, the low lying fog and the landscape was something to lust over. The best part about it was we didn’t feel close to Brisbane at all… instead we felt hours and hours away; something that made the place even more memorable.

Essential gear required

  • Tent
  • Cooking Gear and Food
  • Sleeping Gear
  • Jacket and Warm Clothes
  • Good Shoes
  • Camera, Lenses and Tripod

How to get there

Moogerah Peak National Park – 100km or one and a half hours south of Brisbane past Ipswich.


  • Relaxing by the lake
  • Music
  • Campfire
  • Photography

Skill Level


Distance Covered

Camped about 50m from the car.