Mountainous camping near Palm Cove

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Barron River Getaway at Kuranda

4 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Kuranda, QLD
Surrounded by 40,000 acres of world heritage rainforest, 15 minutes outside the village of Kuranda, you will camp next to the mighty Barron River. This place is totally private and you have access to a sandy beach where swimming is safe and completely secluded. It's a great place for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. There is a 360 degree view from the property, with nothing made by man in the way. When we purchased this property 37 years ago and built our unique home, it was denuded cattle land, and now we are surrounded by the most beautiful rainforest. We planted approximately 8000 trees.! We have 4 sites available all close to the river, and can provide water as well as access to our toilet. We are agile wallaby carers, with the rescued joeys being released back into the forest from here. After a day of kayaking or hiking or exploring the area we also offer a sunset massage (as available ) by a local masseuse who lives on the property. Watch the stars in the night sky at your own campfire.
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AU$43
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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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Hartleys Creek retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Wangetti, QLD
A beautiful property nestled between Port Douglas and Cairns. Hartleys creek runs all year round and is part of the property. It is also directly opposite the stunning Wangetti beach which is 5 kilometres long and overlooks the islands. Ten minutes to shops. 20 minutes to Port Douglas and 35 minutes to Cairns.
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AU$35
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Mirimbi Eco Retreat

14 sites · Lodging, Tents14 acres · Kamerunga, QLD
Welcome to Mirimbi Eco Retreat, a haven of natural beauty and cultural significance nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Barron Gorge National Park Walking Track Network. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of our newly installed Tiny Home, a cozy sanctuary equipped with an ensuite and kitchenette, perfect for singles or couples seeking a serene escape. Take a leisurely stroll to the enchanting Stoney Creek and marvel at the cascading Stoney Creek Falls, a picturesque setting that defines the natural splendor of Mirimbi. Our retreat is strategically located near the world-renowned Kuranda Scenic Railway, offering you a chance to embark on a journey through one of the most extraordinary rail experiences on the planet. Adventure awaits with a plethora of activities at your fingertips, from the thrill of Barron River Rafting to the excitement of Smithfield Mountain Bike Park Trail. Delight in the breathtaking Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, providing a unique perspective of the lush rainforest canopy. Conveniently situated just 15-20 minutes from Cairns International Airport, Cairns CBD, Northern Beaches, and Skyrail, Mirimbi Eco Retreat serves as the perfect gateway to countless attractions. The possibilities for exploration are endless, making your stay with us an unforgettable adventure. Please note that Mirimbi Eco Retreat is an ongoing staged development project, destined to evolve into a high-end luxury haven. While we are in development mode, our facilities cater to basic camping needs. Be aware of building materials and ongoing construction activities on the property. Exercise caution, especially with unfenced drop-offs and cliffs. We kindly request campers to take utmost care and control of pets and young children during their stay. For a limited time, we're thrilled to offer an exclusive half-price opening special—experience the magic of Mirimbi for just $250 per night. Revel in the unique cultural essence of Mirimbi, where every corner tells a story and every view is a masterpiece. Come and experience Mirimbi Eco Retreat—an oasis where nature, culture, and luxury converge in perfect harmony. Book now to seize the opportunity to be among the first to bask in the wonders of Mirimbi at an irresistible half-price opening special rate. Your eco-friendly adventure awaits!
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AU$66
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Mossman “Tati farm” stay.

10 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Miallo, QLD
Camping on a private cattle farm 7km north of Mossman at Miallo, between Daintree and Port Douglas. The property is located at the end of a road with no through traffic, its a quiet spot amongst exotic fruit trees and large lawns. A birdwatchers paradise! Plenty of flat grass areas to setup camp. A crystal clear creek runs through the property and there are stunning mountain views with waterfalls. Enjoy a campfire or sit back and enjoy the native wildlife and cattle grazing in the paddock. Firewood is available to purchase on request. There is a toilet and a shower on-site (only one shower though for all campers so get in quick), campers must be self contained and leave no trace. We are 10 min north of the famous Mossman gorge and Port Douglas is just 25 minutes South East, "where the rainforest meets the reef". There is a variety of restaurants and bars, not to mention fantastic boutique shopping. Just a short drive away you can explore the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation with an abundance of tours and day trips available. All sites accommodate 1 (one) vehicle and 1 (one) RV, motor home, caravan, campervan, camper trailer or tent per site.
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Panoramic Trails

1 site · RV, Tent89 acres · Speewah, QLD
Ultimate privacy surrounded by nature, relax by the creek or walk the bush trails. Campervans/caravans and camper trailer preferred.We currently only have the one spot (2wd able to access) we like the idea of you having your privacy so we won't be booking any other groups on at the same time. More spots will open up in the future. We are open to larger (group) bookings/events etc with some extra planning before bookings (message me :))Limited phone reception.Pet friendly (well controlled).No amenities so must have own toilet and leave no trace.Fires allowed in a designated fire pit.Follow us on instagram :) #panoramictrails
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AU$45
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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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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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K9 River Retreat

8 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Kuranda, QLD
Situated on the banks of the Barron River our 100 acre property offers seclusion, privacy, tranquility and abundant wildlife. With natural rock pools, beaches and cascades the river is great for swimming and kayaking. We have stunning views to the river from the escarpment. Our diverse land has walking tracks which enable you to explore Grass Tree Forests, Rainforest, Open Woodland and it’s many furry, feathered and scaly inhabitants. We are wildlife carers and there are many hand raised and rescued wallabies on our land. There are designated walking tracks to the river and limited 4WD vehicle access to the sandbank.
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AU$400
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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. We are walking distance to the Mossman river with wonderful swimming holes. Campfires are welcome in the fire pits provided, plenty of fire wood on site. The property is suitable for well supervised children. Guests are required to be fully self contained with their own toilet facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Well behaved pets are welcome, please ensure you clean up after them and keep them under control at all times.
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Fnq blooms

2 sites · RVs52 acres · Bartle Frere, QLD
Fnq blooms is a Tropical flower Farm. The 52 acre property is situated at the foothills of Queensland's tallest mountain, Mount Bartle Frere standing at 1622mt. Camp creek-side at FNQ Blooms, a tropical flower farm situated in the rainforest. Campers will love exploring the crystal clear creeks and waterfalls all around the area within 10 minutes drive. Our Tropical Flower Farm is a 52-acre property situated at the foothills of Mt Bartle about one hour drive south of the Cairns International Airport. We grow an extensive variety of tropical Heliconia and Ginger for use in the Australian Cut Flower market. Our farm is completely self-sustainable. We have a waterfall that generates our power through Hydroelectricity and gravity-fed water from a natural spring. Just 20 minutes from the farm is the township of Babinda.
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Leichhardt Creek Organic Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Mount Carbine, QLD
. We are not open till late May due to having to repair and fix tracks, creek crossing , fencing etc on our property due to Cyclone Jasper and the monsoon. We have a 300 acre organic property which is mainly open forest with a mile of creek frontage. Smaller caravans, tents, camper vans and rooftop tents can camp in the forest next to the creek. This is a working farm and we don't check emails every day so please book ahead. You will have to confirm what time as we have a locked gate.
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AU$10
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