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Gap Creek Retreat

· Cooktown, Queensland
10 acres hosted by Amos D.
3 Vehicle/Tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
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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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42 Ratings · 34 reviews
Genevieve C.recommends
May 31, 2024
Site 3. Gentle Slope
Great spot to stop for the night with a toilet and shower.
Jeff W.recommends
May 5, 2024
Site 3. Gentle Slope
What a beautiful location! We camped in site 3, which is right up the back of the property. You could hear a pin drop it was so quiet! Woke up to cows on the other side of the fence, which my 5yr old son LOVED! The river out the front has changed alot from the pictures since cyclone Jasper, but was still VERY beautiful. The water was nice and cool. No crocs either, which was nice! Amos the host was very friendly, and hospitable. The amenities were spotless and well looked after. It was awesome to be able to have our dog there also. She loved swimming in the river too! All in all, were already talking about our next visit. This was just what we needed!
Jared P.recommends
November 5, 2023
Site 3. Gentle Slope
Very peaceful place to stay, host was great. Family loved it, as did our dog. Highly recommend.
Benjamin W.recommends
October 22, 2023
Site 3. Gentle Slope
Tropical Farm Stay Paradise
This is a beautiful piece of property and Amos is a wonderful host. The March Flies at this time of year are pretty wild, but to be expected, and thankfully diurnal. The campsites are wonderfully maintained and clean with water and limited firewood available onsite. There is little to no phone reception, but possibly internet access. The disconnect from technology is refreshing and grounding. The grounds are populated with various tropical fruit trees and plants including dragonfruit, pepper, vanilla, purple star apples, lychees and mangoes among other things, although these are all seasonal and not fruiting all year. It still makes for a great backdrop. Be prepared for a rough creek crossing to enter the property - Amos has it signed as 4wd only. We managed with a stock D-Max 4wd towing a regular (not off-road) camper trailer. We had an amazing time on our stay, would love to stay again and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Amos!!
Nikki B.recommends
October 9, 2023
Site 2. Gental Slope
Absolute magic spot! Thank you Amos for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We wish we could have stayed longer! Fletcher 🐶 also enjoyed his stay making camp dog buddies with your little dog. Highly recommend a swim in the river to all that visit 🙂 Amenities were spotless! Stunning gardens, wildlife and serenity ✨️ perfect combo that made us feel well rested after a big travel day. Thanks again!
Harrison E.recommends
September 10, 2023
Site 3. Gentle Slope
Loved staying here, was a really good stay with green grass. The amenities were very clean, lovely hot shower. The cows were very friendly and allowed us to give them a pat! Loved the walk down to the creek and also the walk through the fruit trees!
Cooktown, Queensland, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Kuku-yalanji First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Amos D.

Joined in December 2021
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