1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Chillagoe, Mareeba
You will be camped right on the gorgeous Creek with serene natural surrounds. You can see the Chillagoe Caves, visit the old smelter and museum for a bit of history or just relax in the creek to beat the heat.
The camping area is next door to my home property so there is a little bit of noise insofar as my dogs, my water pump when showering and the occasional loud clapping chasing crows away. We are also quite near the aerodrome hence the street name so there is plane noise every now and again. Currently there is a plane leaving every morning between 6-6:30am and returning late afternoon. I am sorry as the noise is does shatter the peace as usually the peace is so complete.
It is also worth noting that there is no phone reception. You will however see a lot of wild life and have the creek pretty much to yourself. There is a shack next door, which is in sight from the camping area, built for a local lass that has since passed when her house burnt down due to her using plane fuel to cook and warm her water with. The shack is unoccupied and has a memory stone that you can view if you choose to have a meander over that way for a looksee.
The heat is a dry heat so can be a welcome respite from the coastal humidity. Chillagoe is dubbed the closest outback town to the coast as is only 3 hours from Cairns. The weir is just up the road also if you want a deeper dip and has icy cold waters. The area is very beautiful and holds a special feel. It is a true taste of Australiana.