The best camping near Frankland Group National Park

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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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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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Pamona Park, nr Gordonvale

10 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Aloomba, QLD
Our 20-acre exotic fruit farm backs onto World heritage rainforest and provides a relaxing base for which to explore the wet tropics south of Cairns. We have a beautiful freshwater swimming hole down the road, and also the Mulgrave River is very close if you want to do some fishing.The camping area is large, grassy and reasonably level, with space closer to the tree line, and space more out in the open. There is a firepit provided, and plenty of firewood around the place for you to help yourself to. We also welcome four-legged family members! We have had recent sightings of cassowary on our property so keep an eye out, you might just see one!We prefer self-contained campers, who have their own amenities, but we do have a toilet and shower up at the main house (about 50 metres away) you are welcome to use if needed. This is an unused bathroom downstairs so you will still have privacy. Access into the property is not suitable for large motorhomes. Entry will be too small for vehicles approx 8.5 metres long and 3.5 metres high.We grow exotic fruit on the property including limes, pomelos, mangosteens and more. When it's in season, you're welcome to sample some! Gordonvale is the nearest town, with a quiet historic charm, just 15 minutes drive away, while Cairns is around 25 minutes. 
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Aloomba Homestead (Tropical Qld)

1 site · RV, Tent150 acres · Aloomba, QLD
If you love fishing, campfires, birdwatching, freshwater creeks, and solitude, come and share the quietness of our 150 acre offgrid homestead and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Tropical North Queensland surrounded by world heritage rainforest, hills, creeks, the Mulgrave River, and all the flora and fauna that abound here. We catch Barramundi and Mangrove Jack at our own fishing spot where campfires are allowed (unless restrictions are in place). Our shallow freshwater creeks are refreshing to explore and, for deep water swimming and kayaking, it's only a five minute drive to Babinda Crossing. Hikers can explore our headlands or venture further to dedicated hiking trails including scaling the 922 metre high Walsh's Pyramid that's only a ten minute drive away. Birdwatchers are spoiled for choice day and night, beautiful insects are in abundance, small native marsupials and reptiles are regularly seen, and the waterways are home to a variety of tropical fish as well as the occasional crocodile in the main river. We’re a great base location for exploring the area as we’re only 15 minutes to the town of Gordonvale and less than an hour to Cairns International Airport, the Great Barrier Reef and the Atherton Tablelands. Boaties can take the ten minute drive to Deeral Boat Ramp to launch their vessel and head down the Mulgrave River to Russel Heads and out to the Great Barrier Reef and islands.
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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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Mulgrave River Camp

20 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Aloomba, QLD
Come and stay at our beautiful 200 acre farm, surrounded by the Mulgrave River and only a 10 minute boat trip to the magnificent Russell Heads. There is high tide boat ramp access and your choice of river front camping areas. Perfect spot for fishing, birdwatching, crocodile spotting and relaxing in the outdoors (follow the Host's safety advice re crocs). We are around 30 minutes south of Cairns and there is plenty of great things to see in the surrounding region with national parks, beaches and waterfalls all nearby. Campers are required to be self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Campfires are welcome but please ensure they are kept contained and you respect any fire restrictions in place. Sorry, no pets.
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Crystal Valley

2 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Woopen Creek, QLD
Quiet camping spot down by Woopen Creek, secluded and pristine. Approximately 1 acre, mowed and shaded. Fire permitted with own wood when conditions allow. Swimming hole, ( disclaimer- be sensible around water in FNQ and be croc wise) also be aware of Bullrout being native to this area. Short drive to Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls, Bramston Beach and the Tablelands. Close by are also Paronella Park, Mamu Skywalk and 45 minute drive from Cairns.
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TROPIKARMA camping & music

114 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Bramston Beach, QLD
Welcome to TROPIKARMA camping and music at Bramston Beach Rainforest. The views of the rainforest are magnificent, and the peaceful serenity is the first thing you'll feel. We welcome self-contained caravans and tents, motorhomes etc. we now have a large open field available ideal for groups of campers as well as the secluded spots listed. NEW for 2023 is our entertainment room/camp kitchen. We encourage muso's to play together here acoustically and we have a stage for some events. Musos can and will gather any day or evening of the week. We are aiming at Folk, Country and traditional music not modern, and we have a friendly regular Saturday muso jam from 10am with no fixed finish time. Any instrument and voices welcome to join in. Usually its Guitars, Ukuleles, Banjo, Harmonica and voices etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/530919777048594/?multi_permalinks=2552138081593410&ref=share Music is usually acoustic, and noise does not reach or disturb the camping areas. entertainment room is open daily from 8am to 8pm. unless we have a special event on and times can be extended. Ukuleles and accessories are for sale and introductory lesson free with every instrument. re-stringing & setting up your ukulele is also available. This beautiful property is set in 100 acres of beautiful rainforest. There is wonderful birdsong and forest walks set in lush rainforest. We grow exotic fruits in the cleared areas & there is surplus fruit seasonally for sale. We invite you to enjoy and share our rainforest setting near the ocean. Pets must be kept on a lead at all times as we have vulnerable wildlife, cassowary, wallabies etc. living here too. The cassowary do wander through the property with chicks and feed on the rainforest fruits which is one of the reasons why we strictly don't allow dogs off leash at any time here. There is an off-leash area at the beach. There are seasonal creeks with beautiful waterfalls within the property to explore. Please check your site on foot for ground condition & overhanging trees before driving in especially in the wet season, although most sites are very well drained.
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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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Bramston Beach Passion Patch Bush Camping

6 sites · Tents100 acres · Bramston Beach, QLD
We are a passionfruit farm located less than 1 km from the beautiful Bramston Beach. Situated on 100 acres part of which is World Heritage listed rainforest. There are six unique camp spots on the property featuring beach, rainforest or parkland views. Three spots are for the more adventurous and a 4WD is required ~ you won't be disappointed.This property suits self contained campers only (no toilet or shower facilities). These sites are unpowered but fresh water is available as there is a cold outdoor shower. We are children and dog friendly. Kids stay free!When you make a booking it is important to follow the directions you receive on your booking confirmation, there is poor Telstra coverage (Optus ok) and you must call 15 minutes before arrival so we can meet you at the gate.Also can you tell us the sort of camping rig you have.Thanks Ken & Eve
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The River Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent10 acres · Goldsborough, QLD
Experience the ultimate riverside camping adventure! Our property offers camp sites located right on the riverbank, with manicured lawns extending to the river's edge. It is a child-friendly swimming area, and you can also enjoy rafting and tubing down the river. Jungle Perch fishing is also available, providing you with a unique experience. You can have campfires, which is a great way to end the day with family and friends. The property is located just 45 km from Cairns, providing a perfect weekend or holiday getaway for families, couples, or friends. The beautiful scenery, fun water activities, and relaxation on the riverside will make your camping trip a memorable experience. Book your stay today and enjoy the adventure of riverside camping. Guests must be fully self-contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. No pets allowed.
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Flaggy Creek Caravan Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents260 acres · Wondecla, QLD
Flaggy creek caravan camp is set on a private 260 acre rural property at the end of an unsealed road surrounded by the peace and serenity of state forest. A highlight is a beautiful permanent creek which meanders its way through the property for approximately 1 klm and is habitat to platypus, turtles, an abundance of bird life and towering blue and rose gums. Take a dip on a hot day in one of several water holes including a large lagoon adjacent a mini waterfall surrounded by beautiful she-oaks. The space we only have 3 available campsites all with amazing views and with plenty space two being on the banks of Flaggy creek (Flaggy creek camp 1) Flaggy creek camp 2) and Bluff view, all camp sites have their own fire pit. (Fire season permitting). We do sell large crates of split firewood for $15 or you can collect your own from the property.
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The best camping near Frankland Group National Park guide

Overview

About

Embark on an adventure to Frankland Group National Park, a tropical haven off the coast of Queensland. Here, you can immerse yourself in activities like snorkelling amid vibrant coral reefs, fishing in crystal-clear waters, and walking through lush rainforests. With camping areas like High Island and Russell Island, you can wake up to the sound of gentle waves and the sight of unspoiled beaches.

Notable campgrounds

  • High Island camping area: A remote paradise offering tent camping amid a backdrop of dense rainforest and fringing reefs.
  • Russell Island camping area (Commonwealth Island): Enjoy secluded camping on a tropical island with pristine beaches and clear waters.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as the Frankland Group National Park's unique camping areas are in high demand.
  • Visit the Queensland Government's official website to check availability and make reservations.
  • Consider visiting during off-peak seasons for a better chance at snagging a reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case sites are fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Frankland Group National Park is during the dry season from May to October, when the weather is mild and conducive to outdoor activities. Avoid the wet season from November to April, as heavy rains and strong winds can hinder access and enjoyment of the park.

Know before you go

  • Check park alerts for any closures or warnings, such as crocodile sightings or marine stingers.
  • Be prepared for a remote experience; facilities are limited, so bring all necessary supplies.
  • Respect the wildlife and natural environment; take trash with you and avoid disturbing nesting birds.
  • Ensure you have a valid camping permit and be aware that campfires are not allowed in the park.
  • For safety, always stay on designated walking tracks and wear appropriate gear for snorkelling and fishing.

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