The best camping near Barron Gorge National Park

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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

7 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · QLD
100 acres on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, North Queenslands food bowl. Spacious campsites are beside or near a massive dam that attracts a great variety of bird life and the amazing sunsets are different each day. 🌅 Three private spots are available a few short meters from the edge of a large dam with another completely secluded site amongst the bushland. Bird watchers dream with the constant residents and seasonal birds flying in for the dam. Swim, kayak, catch and release fish, throw in a RedClaw pot or hunt for mussel clams. Do some hiking or 4 wheel driving around the hundred acres with our 4 wheel driving tracks. Farm Animal Feeding is available where campers can chat with the menagerie of animals we have on the farm such as Clydesdale horses, camels, sheep, cows, chickens, buffalo, peafowl, ducks and friendly geese. We are 10mins from Dimbulah or 20mins to Mareeba with their many attractions. We can tell you all about the many attractions and activities this area has to offer. Please Note: Only one campsite is accessible by 2WD. 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. Sorry no motorbikes or ATV’s. 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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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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Rusty Pheasant RV Retreat

11 sites · RVs20 acres · Biboohra, QLD
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. 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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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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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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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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Rainforest Retreat Hideaway

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Kuranda, QLD
A secluded and private getaway from the grind of daily responsibilities. Quiet and tranquil, we hope you feel recharged and relaxed. So close to Kuranda Heritage Markets, local waterfalls, swimming holes, Barron river and many tourist attractions. Nothing is too difficult to accommodate. You can borrow kayaks and bikes to explore our beautiful surrounds. We have edible gardens you are welcome to. A seasonal creek at the bottom of our property and protected rainforest to explore. If you want a stay that's quiet and away from other campers then our property is for you. We have an outdoor hot water bath/shower and composting toilet. As well as a caravan kitchen to utilise should you wish. Sorry No pets as we have native wildlife.
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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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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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Tropical Woopen Creek Camping

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Woopen Creek, QLD
You will have access to our beautiful peaceful surroundings, with adequate shelter under some lovely big trees park your camper or pitch a swag. We also have a nice running creek that you can take a cooling down soak in or just enjoy watching our many wild life that are present throughout the creek, fish , eels and turtles. It's truly a very private and relaxing spot to chill out and enjoy camping for a few days or whatever suits your needs while passing the area. Plenty of fantastic swimming holes nearby including Josephine falls and Babinda boulders very popular spots for tourist and the locals. Site 1 right down on the creek large grass flat space big enough for two families to set up camp. The creek runs around the outside so there are a number of viewing points to see the wildlife mentioned above. A set of solar lights hang over the firepit area allowing for more light while cooking on our wonderful swinging hotplate BBQ. Site 2 Our newer spot work in progress not so ideal for camper trailers. your situated under our tree line away from the main creek but still with your own small dirt track down to the creek. A smaller paver firepit, plenty fine for sitting around an open fire while watching the stars at night. So please check by internal message before confirming your booking that way we can confirm a spot while discussing your needs to ensure you have a clear view of your camping area. Onsite we have our shared outhouse porta toilet which is positioned in the middle of both camping areas for everyone's convenience. Take note of our extras available when confirming your booking. Please follow us on instagram - tropicalwoopencreekcamping
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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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The best camping near Barron Gorge National Park guide

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Embark on an adventure through Barron Gorge National Park, a tropical haven of steep gorges and cascading waterfalls. Explore the lush rainforest canopy from elevated boardwalks, marvel at the mighty Barron Falls, or glide above the treetops on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. While camping is not available within the park, nearby Speewah Conservation Park offers camping facilities.

When to go

The best time to visit Barron Gorge National Park is during the dry season from May to October, when the weather is cooler and less humid. The wet season, from November to April, can bring heavy rains and cyclones, making some areas inaccessible and reducing visibility of the falls.

Know before you go

  • Check park alerts for any closures or warnings, including crocodile sightings, before your visit.
  • Ensure you have a good level of fitness for the walking tracks, which can be steep and uneven.
  • Wear sturdy footwear and carry plenty of water, especially in the hotter months.
  • Be mindful of the park's natural environment; take trash with you and stay on designated paths.
  • Respect the cultural significance of the park to the Traditional Owners, the Djabugay people.

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