Dog-friendly camping in Cape Tribulation

Rainforest hiking and beach camping are primary draws to Cape Tribulation.

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Port Douglas Sea Views

5 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Craiglie, QLD
The only campsite in Port Douglas for caravans and tents :) Our land is set on 20 acres, offering powered sites for caravans and campgrounds for tents. Enjoy stunning views overlooking Port Douglas, the ocean, and Low Isles. The property is also backed by a glorious rainforest, keeping the temperature down in summer. We are just a 5-minute drive to town and the beach. For your convenience, a courtesy bus can pick you up from the front gate if you'd like. The campsite includes: - Toilets - Showers - Potable Water - Electrical Hookup - Water Hookup We allow: - Pets - Campfires For any inquiries, don't hesitate to contact us :)
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Twitcher’s Hill

2 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Julatten, QLD
Twitcher's Hill camping area is situated on a quiet road, away from noise. Guests can pitch a tent or park their accommodation and enjoy the morning chorus of birds while breakfasting with a stunning mountain view. Guests will have access to a fire pit during their stay, along with spring water, tennis court and swimming pool. We have an outdoor septic toilet and a rustic camp shower which campers will have access to throughout their stay. Telsta has coverage in this area and the closest convenience store is 14km (Nine Mile Store) or Woolworths shopping centre, Mossman 25km. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash whilst on the property as we have chooks and cattle. Our property is suitable for a quiet, relaxing, nature lovers get away, 450m above sea level at the northern most end of the Atherton Tableland, offering an ideal relaxing climate.
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Daintree RV Park

25 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Daintree, QLD
Daintree RV camp is located on picturesque 400 acre Kenadon Brahman Bull Stud Farm in the village of Daintree. The camp ground is only 300 meters from the village centre with public amenities, cafe, hotel/restaurant, river cruises, fishing trips and boat ramp. Bonus ! Stay for 2 nights from 17 September - 17 October and get a FREE Daintree Ferry return ticket to explore north of the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation (ferry return ticket value $47) Kenadon RV Park faces across Daintree River to magnificent tropical rainforest and Thornton Peak, 4th highest mountain in Queensland. The open fields offer clear vision for amazing tropical sunsets. Watch the brahman beef cattle grazing around the park. The Osborne family are pioneers in farming in Daintree going back five generations. Daintree Village is a short stroll up Dagmar Street before reaching public toilets, mail box (pick up mail from Daintree Village Hotel), Croc Xpresso Cafe (breakfast & lunch), Daintree Village Hotel (lunch & dinner), Daintree Originals (souvenirs, arts, crafts, t-shirts and tropical clothing). The CREB Track is nearby running through the heart of the Daintree Rainforest to Roaring Meg Falls and on to Wujal Wujal. Only 4x4 vehicles without trailers on this adventurous track. Also there is the Bloomfield Track running from Wujal Wujal to Cape Tribulation. A large open marquee area is provided shelter and shade between all sites. Table and chairs are provided. We welcome your pets but they will have to be on leash. Campfires are now allowed onsite in the fire pit.
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Jack's Place Daintree

6 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Cow Bay, QLD
OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND.Jack's Place is a family-owned retreat property just back from Cow Bay Beach in the Daintree Rainforest. The property has been in our family for over 40 years, being one of the first properties established in the region, named after Jack, a career railwayman & sugar mill operator, our beloved father, grandfather & great grandfather, who 'chucked' his only 'sickie' ever to get to the auction to purchase the property. The property has a lovely seasonal creek which usually flows in the wet season and can sometimes flow all the way through until June, depending on rainfall. There's a shared shed for campers to use.Plenty of lovely freshwater swimming holes in the area and we are about 1km to the beach. Can walk via bitumen road.Good access for all types of vehicles. No amenities so guests need to have everything they need including a toilet and leave no trace.Dog friendly. Campfire permitted in a designated fire pit. Plenty of wood around to gather your own.There are no crocs here but plenty of other wildlife!
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Lakeland Downs Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents12000 acres · Lakeland, QLD
We provide 10 spacious campsites next to Blackburn dam that has two rock jetties to allow fishing for barra, mangrove jack, spangled perch, eeltailed catfish and other native fish. There is also redclaw and cherapin so bring your yabbie pots. Campers have access to a modern amenities block which has flushing toilets and hot showers. There is a powered camp kitchen for communal use. There is a bush track to a creek where we allow fossickers to pan for garnet ,sapphires ,zircon and gold. Big skies that are great for stargazing and abundant birdlife in a peaceful setting provide a backdrop for your next getaway. Cattle graze the property with the occasional donkey guarding the herd as we don't kill our dingoes. There is prolific bird life and 7 types of wallabies and kangaroos as well as other wildlife in several ecosystems. The property is located about 3 hours from Cairns or 1 hour from Cooktown on a sealed road. Once you turn off the highway, access is 4.5kms on a gravel road. The town of Lakeland is just 8kms away with a hotel ,roadhouse and coffee shop. We are within an hour of Cooktown and Laura if you would like to do a daytrip to the historic towns.
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🦋 Rainforest & Tropical Gardens

13 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Mossman, QLD
Rainforest & Tropical Gardens is an alcohol, tobacco, drug free property and has sites available for camping on a private, peaceful acreage with beautiful gardens in amongst pristine rainforest. We are located just a few kms from the small town of Mossman in Far North Queensland and would suit quiet, respectful campers. Campfires are welcome in the fire pits provided, plenty of fire wood on site. The property is suitable for well supervised children. Well behaved pets are welcome, please ensure you clean up after them and keep them under control at all times. Guests are required to be fully self-contained with their own toilet facilities and must take waste with them on departure or there is a public toilet located just a couple km's away. Note: at the moment for a short time there is a portable toilet available for use on site. There are a lot of wild, ferocious, hungry turtles here, they would be very appreciative of any small donations of bread that you can afford !
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Mowbray Spring Creek Camp

9 sites · RVs3 acres · Mowbray, QLD
Located just 15 minutes from Port Douglas and 30 minutes from Palm Cove our property is the perfect base to explore all the beauty this region has to offer. We have close access to some beautiful nearby creeks and walking trails. With Four Mile beach, Spring Creek Falls, Mowbray Falls all at your door step there is endless adventures to be had. The property is right near the Mowbray National Park and the Bump Track which is a popular and memorable mountain-biking experience for those who love to ride. This 6km trail climbs from sea level to almost 400m within just a couple of kilometres, allowing riders to experience one of the biggest downhill thrills in the region. You might also like to explore further and do a day trip up to the Daintree. Your friendly host is always happy to share local knowledge so you can get the best out of your trip. Campers will need to be self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Pets are welcome but must be kept under your control at all times. Sorry, no campfires allowed.
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Scrubby Creek Trevethan Falls

7 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Rossville, QLD
Discover beautiful rainforests and open pastures at Scrubby Creek Trevethan Falls, a very special property just 30 minutes from Cooktown. We offer various grass and bush sites spread out over 160 acres, each peaceful and secluded, within walking distance of amazing natural waterfalls, the clear-running creek dotted with swimming holes, as well as established hiking trails. There is a variety of bird life and wildlife. Trevethan Falls is just a short walk away. Finish the day around your open campfire. You cut or collect your wood from around the property just contact your host Some of the sites are within walking distance of the pit toilet and shower, whereas others are for self-contained campers. Please be sure to read the descriptions carefully. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. There is also a hobby farm in operation on the property, so you may hear and see the workings of the farm as you explore. We are confident that once you discover this place, you'll return time and time again.
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Gap Creek Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Cooktown, QLD
We are a tropical fruit botanical garden started 50 years ago on the banks of Gap Creek situated on the edge of the Cedar Bay National Park Queensland. We have fruit in season, cows, chickens and ducks.It is 7km to the beach and 8km to the shop.It is also possible to hike to Cedar Bay from this location. Safe swimming in the creek. Limited mobile reception.
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River Paddock Farm

4 sites · RVs20 acres · Mossman, QLD
Miallo Creek Stay offers a beautiful grass paddock surrounded by stunning clear waters of our creek which runs all year round. Relax by the creek during the day and in the evening enjoy a campfire under the stars. You'll also get to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the mountains. The surrounding paddocks have horses, cattle, and buffalo that all love a good scratch! We only accept self-contained campers at this time, with their own toilet/shower facilities. Guests must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Campfires are permitted when fire bans are not in place, and you can purchase firewood from us. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times whilst on the property. Our property is located between Port Douglas and the Daintree, so we offer a quiet, private base between these two popular tourist spots.
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Miallo Lakehouse Hipcamp

6 sites · RVs38 acres · Mossman, QLD
Miallo Lakehouse is situated on a private farm allocated along a beautiful rainforest stream that is perfect for swimming and relaxing. The location is perfect as a base camp to explore this fantastic region, just 8 minutes from Mossman, 20 minutes from Port Douglas, and 20 minutes from the Daintree. Sites are located by the stream and are well-shaded in the afternoon and morning, but with enough sunny space to charge solar panels. Adjacent to the campsites are horse and cattle paddocks, where you'll see our animals grazing. All campers need to be self-contained with their own camp toilet. There is however water available. Well-behaved pets are welcome too!
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Ash Mossman RV site

3 sites · RVs2 acres · Mossman, QLD
We have 6 grassed sites for self contained Caravans or Motorhomes. The property adjoins Mossman cemetery and is a 2 minute drive into town/shops. It’s flat grassed land that’s secluded by trees and shrubs for privacy. Only 5min drive to Mossman Gorge. Water and Electricity provided and included in the price.
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Dog-friendly camping in Cape Tribulation guide

Overview

Stretching from the Daintree River in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north in Queensland’s Wet Tropics region, Cape Tribulation is known for its wild and remote landscapes. Boardwalks provide easy walking into dense rainforest, mangrove swamps and beaches. For a sweeping view of Cape Tribulation, take the Kulki boardwalk. Experienced hikers can tackle the six-hour Mount Sorrow ridge trail. A village offers grocery stores, cafes and a few resorts, but most people come for the walks and the isolation. The best guided walks focus on the life and culture of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji indigenous people.

Where to go

Daintree Village

The pioneer-era timber logging township of Daintree Village is 48 km south of Cape Tribulation. There’s not much to do at this quirky village, but it’s a good place to stock up on essential supplies, and it has a good pub and a couple of cafes.

Mossman Gorge

The heart of the other section of Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge is a popular swimming hole among huge granite boulders on the Mossman River. Entry is only via fee-based shuttle bus from the Mossman Gorge Centre.

Cow Bay

The Daintree Discovery Centre at Cow Bay has more than 900 metres of elevated rainforest boardwalks, a 10-metre-high aerial walkway to explore the tree canopy, and a 23-metre tower for expansive views. Self-guided audio tours are included, and visitors gain access to an informative interpretive display.

Kuranda

Kuranda is another rainforest village, best visited on the way north from Cairns. It has several wildlife attractions (including a butterfly house) and offers both Barron River cruises and rainforest walks. It’s unashamedly touristy with lots of markets and souvenir shops, but it’s a scenic stop that can be reached from Cairns via the Skyrail cableway and/or the Kuranda Scenic Rail historic train.

Mount Alexandra (Walu Wugirriga) Lookout

The Mount Alexandra (Walu Wugirriga) lookout, about 5 km from the Daintree River ferry crossing on the road to Cape Tribulation, has the best views of the coast and nearby islands.

When to go

The best months to visit Cape Tribulation are  July to November, during the “dry” season. At this time of year, toxic marine stingers are less likely to inhabit the water. December to March is hot and humid, and from February to March, campers find lots of rain. Cyclones are possible between November and April.

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