The best camping near Kuranda 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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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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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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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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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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Wallaby Nights

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Cairns, QLD
Our 4 acre property is located a convenient 10 minutes south of the Cairns CBD. The Cairns region has so much to offer. Head out to one of the eateries overlooking the water or chill out on the promenade with its free swimming pool. Take a scenic tour up the mountain to Kuranda and check out their iconic markets. Go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef or enjoy a boat cruise to an island. The campsite features a large flat grassy area with great access for 2WDs and all types of camping vehicles from caravans to campervans and motorhomes. Plenty of room to turn your vehicle around and a lockable gate means your campsite is secure. We welcome self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower and drinking water. Our front paddock is visited nightly by lots and lots as wallabies. We have fantastic sunrises and sunsets here. You’ll really love the great views we have towards the east and west. We only take one booking per day/night so you won't be staying in a crowded environment. No campfires or pets please.
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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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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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Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park

158 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Tinaroo, QLD
Sprawled across more than 17 acres and surrounded by lush, native bushland, Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park has a brand new all abilities Splash Pad and Accessible Pool. It is just a stone’s throw from stunning Lake Tinaroo – the heart of adventure on the Atherton Tableland. Indulge in one of the park’s coveted Waterview Villas, opt for the convenience of a Pool-Side Unit, park the van up for a no-fuss stopover or revel in the simplicity of pitching a tent – you can do it all at Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park.
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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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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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Miallo Lakehouse Hipcamp

6 sites · RVs38 acres · Mossman, QLD
Miallo Lakehouse is situated on a private farm allocated along a beautiful rainforest stream that is perfect for swimming and relaxing. The location is perfect as a base camp to explore this fantastic region, just 8 minutes from Mossman, 20 minutes from Port Douglas, and 20 minutes from the Daintree. Sites are located by the stream and are well-shaded in the afternoon and morning, but with enough sunny space to charge solar panels. Adjacent to the campsites are horse and cattle paddocks, where you'll see our animals grazing. All campers need to be self-contained with their own camp toilet. There is however water available. Well-behaved pets are welcome too!
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The best camping near Kuranda National Park guide

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Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests of Kuranda National Park, a treasure trove of natural beauty and adventure. Explore the scenic Black Mountain Road, marvel at the imposing Black Mountain, and venture along the historic Bump Track. Witness the majestic southern cassowary and the elusive Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo in their natural habitat, and embrace the thrill of mountain biking through this World Heritage-listed wonderland.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Kuranda National Park is during the cooler, drier months from May to September. Enjoy warm weather with reduced humidity and comfortable temperatures around 26°C. The wet season, from December to April, brings heavy rainfall and potential cyclones, making some areas inaccessible.

Know before you go

  • Check park alerts for temporary closures due to weather events or maintenance.
  • Stay on designated tracks to protect the environment and ensure your safety.
  • Be prepared for the tropical climate with water, sun protection, and insect repellent.
  • Remember, domestic animals are not permitted in the park.
  • Respect the habitat of the southern cassowary and other wildlife by keeping a safe distance.

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