Camping near Mareeba

This far-northern town in the Atherton Tablelands offers access to tropical forests and waterways.

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The Billabong Kuranda

25 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents130 acres · Kuranda, QLD
The Billabong Kuranda is the perfect location for you to explore the surrounding tourism attractions of the Cairns, Kuranda and the Tablelands Region.Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape. The Billabong is a campground and events venue sitting on 180 acres of pristine rainforest. We have two gorgeous self-contained tiny homes perched right above our namesake billabong, offering seclusion and comfort, 5 minutes away from the Rainforest village Kuranda.We have the perfect spot waiting for you when you return after a day of sight seeing! Our spacious campgrounds offer plenty of shady and sunny spots perfect for your next stay.The cabins feature a mezzanine level queen bedroom, a kitchenette with microwave, toaster and fridge, a completely open living space with fold out couch for additional guests and a private deck overlooking our beautiful billabong with outdoor shower/bathtub.Easily accessible through the campground entrance, once inside our cabin you will feel totally secluded from the rest of the world: it's just you, the trees and the birds.We have and impressive amount of fire pits around the property and you are welcome to use them throughout your entire stay!Relax and enjoy, we have plenty of space to accommodate your stay.See our friendly campground manager on arrival. See you soon at The Billabong Kuranda!
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Hectic Valley Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · QLD
100 acres on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, North Queenslands food bowl. Campsites are beside or near a massive dam that attracts a great variety of bird life and enjoy amazing sunsets. Chat in the afternoons with the menagerie of animals we have on the farm such as Clydesdale horses, camels, sheep, cows, chickens, peafowl, ducks and friendly geese. Nearby tourist destinations include Chillagoe Caves, Mt Mulligan plus Mareeba those into wine, coffee and spirit tasting as well as the rich history of olden day farming. Two private spots are available a few short meters from the edge of a massive dam with another completely secluded site amongst the bushland. Bird watchers dream with the constant residents such as Pacific Black Ducks, Royal Spoon Bills, Egrets, Plumed Whistling-Ducks, Herons and Plain Turkeys plus seasonal birds flying in for a rest Black Swans, Pelicans, Jabirus, Black Cockatoos and so many more. Swim, kayak, catch and release fish, throw in a RedClaw pot or hunt for muscles clams. Do some hiking or 4 wheel driving around the hundred acres with our 4 wheel driving tracks. Please Note: Waterfront campsite is the only site accessible by 2WD with no trailer. The other campsites are 4WD access only and with off road campers/caravans only. These are self contained sites so please take your own shower and toilet facilities and take away all waste. Well behaved dogs are allowed but must be supervised at all times for the protection of the sheep, poultry, wildlife and not to be brought to the house yard. We have a wet season (December to March) and dry season (September to December) choose your ideal times to stay. For more info on us visit our website. www.hecticvalleyfarm.com.au
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All Terrain 4x4 Park Aka Low 4 Adventures

35 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Chewko, QLD
We are a group of like minded 4WD people who enjoy the great outdoors. The property provides tracks for driving, catering for different levels of experience and a large, flat area has been cleared for camping with ammenities. There is the added bonus of a seasonal creek for cooling off, scenic views and still only a one hour drive from Cairns. Mareeba is nearby for shopping essentials and the like, and places of interest such as Davies Creek and Granite Gorge are also nearby.The property is only available certain dates of the year - please check the calendar for availability or contact us if you have a special request. In the event that you have a minimum of 4 vehicles, subject to our availability we are flexible and may operate outside of our designated camp dates with notice.Dog friendly, 4 flushing toilets and a hot and a cold shower. Communal campfire pit. Mobile Phone Coverage.
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Rusty Pheasant RV Retreat

11 sites · RVs20 acres · Biboohra, QLD
*EDIT* Please Note as of 1st November we are closed for the season. We will re-open after the wet season on 1st May 2024 *Caravan and RV camping on the banks of the Barron River. Large spacious bush sites with the option of fire pit. Abundant bird life, walks and swimming. BYO canoe and we can drop you off upstream for a three hour paddle back down to your site. This campsite suits self-contained campers equipped with drinking water supply as no potable water available. It also suits campers who enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush without loud neighbours. Of course quiet campfire banter is encouraged. BYO bike and cycle along the backroads passing through eucalypt bushland, cane fields and farming, finishing with lunch at a local coffee plantation. On the way home pop into the Mango Winery to top your day off with a delicious fruity champagne. NOTE; Dogs will be considered at the discretion of Rusty Pheasant owners. Please contact us prior to making a booking to discuss. Strict rules apply. Approval is only given if the breed, age and temperament is considered appropriate. Arriving on site without approval could mean cancelation of the booking and a direction to vacate.
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Barradise

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Mareeba, QLD
We have a peaceful spot right on the edge of our dam which is stocked with Barramundi, with fish feeding every afternoon. From here it's only minutes to the centre of Mareeba, 45 minutes to Cairns and only half an hour to Lake Tinaroo which is famous for its fishing with its monster Barra. We are also close to several national parks with sensational swimming holes. You can choose to set up camp facing the back of the block looking out into the bush for complete privacy and watch the kangaroos and wallabies, or you can set up overlooking the dam and looking up the block to the back of the house. We welcome self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower. There is access to drinking water and power. Our property is nestled in a quiet location except for the birdlife, backing onto bushland with a small creek on one side and a dam full of Barra and native fish on the other. There is a big level pad to set up on right on the edge of the dam. The campsite area is 2WD accessible and there's plenty of room for all types of camping vehicles. No pets please.
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Wally's Roost

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Chewko, QLD
We are wildlife carers and have turned our property into a wildlife reserve for the animals. There is wildlife including wallabies (agile and betongs), brush tail possums and birds. A night viewing of possums and wallabies may be available. Please contact hosts to arrange this viewing.Enjoy the sunsets as you relax around the campfire. The property is surrounded by various nature reserves and attractions in the area within a 30 minute drive.(Granite Gorge Nature park, Davis creek national park and Emerald creek falls)We have three separate sites secluded from each other. One site accommodates large recreational vehicles, and is drive through, with farmland and hill views. The other two sites are situated by the creek. Please contact us before booking to discuss which site is best for your vehicle and camping set up. This campsite suits self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water supply.Your beloved pooch is most welcome to join you but required to remain within your campsite and must be restrained during the night due to the wildlife.If you would like to stay longer, we are happy to offer you a discount code (minimum 4 nights) - please contact us prior to booking.Children aged 13 years and under camp for free.Senior discounts available.
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Kelly’s Kamp

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Mareeba, QLD
We have 650m of flat grassed vacant land at the rear of our property that can occupy two caravans and two vehicles comfortably. With your own private bathroom and toilet amenities to share. Also a 7.5 KG washing machine and a dryer. Power and water connection is easy . Pets are allowed, To say thank you we give you a free coffee voucher. Very close to Mareeba town centre.
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Emerald Escape Camping

11 sites · RVs, Tents5000 acres · QLD
Offering a small number of private camp sites spread across 5000 acres of diverse landscape. From the 25 acre lake to the refreshing Emerald Creek; from your own billabong & gumtrees to being up in the escarpment with spectacular views, you are sure to find your perfect escape. Guest will have access to a composting toilet during their stay. All guests are required to take all rubbish with them and leave no trace.Ideal for solo adventurers or small to large groups. Some sites are accessible by 2WD and suitable for trailers, small caravans and campervans, others by 4WD only.- Each camp site is for one party only & 100's of meters or even kilometers away from any others. All campers have access to our big lake & creek day areas. Enjoy leisurely walks or challenging hikes, climbing, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing etc.- We are situated right next to the magnificent Emerald Falls, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Davies Creek Mountain Bike Park.- Sorry no pets.- Only one hour from Cairns international airport.
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Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park

158 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Tinaroo, QLD
Sprawled across more than 17 acres and surrounded by lush, native bushland, Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park has a brand new all abilities Splash Pad and Accessible Pool. It is just a stone’s throw from stunning Lake Tinaroo – the heart of adventure on the Atherton Tableland. Indulge in one of the park’s coveted Waterview Villas, opt for the convenience of a Pool-Side Unit, park the van up for a no-fuss stopover or revel in the simplicity of pitching a tent – you can do it all at Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park.
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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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Ben-Ellinjaa

8 sites · RVs, Tents168 acres · QLD
Please note, our rates are per vehicle per night (we cannot adjust the Hipcamp person limits, so please do not add multiple people to avoid additional costs being incurred). A beautiful 160 acre paddock that you can enjoy. Cleared slashed areas beside the river. Enjoy a river swim to cool you down during summer and go for a cold dip during winter. River is also good for fishing during the right season. Access to river is 100 metres on graded walking track. Unless you have a ‘booster ’there is no mobile coverage or internet. {enjoy the peace and solitude} Access to the property is fourteen kilometres gravel, coming off the highway. Sites are private separated from each other. Site is 300 metres from road and provides privacy. Tents and small caravans are ideal. Not suitable for highway caravans or very large vans as the access will be too rough. There are walking areas at rear of property. Be aware tropical North Queensland has paralysis ticks and we have snakes at times and visiting pigs. Water can be supplied upon request. Power generators are permitted . There may be minimal mobile service with Telstra. Campfire will only be permitted within fire pit. All campers will need to be self contained and leave no trace behind. Checkout is generally when you feel like it. Dog friendly. Site may be closed in the wet season from December to April, once monsoonal events occur
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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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Camping near Mareeba guide

Overview

The far-northern Queensland town of Mareeba is just inland from the coastal city of Cairns, in the Atherton Tablelands region. It’s surrounded by coffee plantations and tropical fruit and nut farms (macadamia, avocado, and pineapples among them), and sugar cane fields. Nearby is Granite Gorge Nature Park, home to many rock wallabies, and a bit further from town, campers can visit the tropical mountains of Kuranda, wetlands, lakes, and even the coast, which is about an hour’s drive away. There are a few campsites and caravan parks in town, as well as in the surrounding tablelands region.

Where to go

Lake Tinaroo and Danbulla National Park

Just southeast of Mareeba, the scenic dammed Lake Tinaroo is a popular spot for swimming, kayaking, sailing, picnicking, walking, and fishing (with a permit). Part of Lake Tinaroo borders the Danbulla National Park and State Forest, which is reachable by travelling down an unsealed road. There are five camping areas along this 28-kilometre road. Permits are required for camping.

Kuranda National Park

Mareeba is just south of the Kuranda National Park and broader Kuranda State Forest, a popular attraction partly due to its Kuranda Scenic Railway, which is easily accessible from Cairns. The small town of Kuranda sits between Kuranda National Park and Barron Gorge National Park, and offers various accommodation and camping options, including glamping, cabins, and interesting pod-style camping. Camping isn’t permitted in the national parks in this area, although there’s camping at the Speewah Conservation Area on the edge of Barron Gorge.

Hann Tableland National Park

The Hann Tableland National Park–a short distance northeast of Mareeba–is home to some endangered birds, and was formed to protect the forests of the Hann Tableland mountains. There are few real visitor facilities in this wilderness area, but the long-distance Bicentennial National Trail, a horse riding trail, passes through the park. Travellers who want to spot birds or venture into the wilderness of this park can camp in Mareeba and visit for the day.

When to go

Mareeba’s climate is tropical savannah, and it sits within a rainshadow so is somewhat drier and sunnier than some other nearby settlements. While nearby lower-lying coastal areas experience a tropical climate with wet/dry seasons, Mareeba sits at a relatively high altitude (417 metres), making it cooler year-round, and thus a pleasant escape from the coast when the weather’s hot. Note that floods in the wet summer season can cut off access to some towns and roads.

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