Caravan & Camp Sites

Cool Waters Holiday Park

Cool Waters Holiday Park is a four star picturesque caravan park in a quiet and convenient area of Cairns. It is centrally located 7 minutes drive from Cairns City and is handy to all tourist and city attractions. Kuranda Rail Freshwater Station is only 2 minutes drive and we are on the same road as...

Australian camping tours


Learn how to camp safely and enjoy our Australian land and culture. Experience the Australian lifestyle of the outback with Indigenous and knowledgeable Bushmen in a program designed to teach the skills required to be able to camp anywhere in Australia independently. We can help you become a compete...

The Billabong Kuranda

The Billabong Kuranda

Nestled amongst pristine tropical rainforest with an outlook to eucalypt woodlands, The Billabong Kuranda is a spectacular events venue specialising in tailor made, unique experiences that you and your guests will be talking about for years to come. Situated just outside Kuranda village, only thi...

Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns Holiday Park is the closest caravan park to the city centre. Visitors can walk along the Esplanade to the Lagoon and city centre. The park offers 2 diffeerent styles of cabins, powered, unpowered and ensuited camping and caravan sites and RV-friendly drive through sites. Facilities include a...

Camp Barrabadeen

Barrabadeen Activity Centre is located on the southern end of Lake Tinaroo and is accessed by a short drive from Tinaroo Township on the Danbulla Rd. It is a small peninsula jutting into the lake, we are entirely surrounded by Danbulla National Park and therefore is a private and safe contained bush...

Atherton Holiday Park

The North's Premier Holiday Park truly stands the test of time when you need to experience the true heart and soul of The Atherton Tablelands. Atherton Holiday Park looks out over charming rural farmland with clear views to the Seven Sisters, a cluster of ancient volcanic cinder cones, and to Queens...

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park is a well established and renowned VILLA and CABIN Park that offers various types of budget priced self catered VILLA and CABIN accommodation for the tourist, family, corporate and large group travellers when visiting the Tropical North. Cairns Sunland Leisure park is...

August Moon Caravan Park

August Moon Caravan Park

The August Moon Caravan Park Innisfail is centrally located in a marvelous sight seeing area, while staying at August Moon Caravan Park take the time to explore some of the Innisfail's beautiful attractions - all within easy traveling distance. Our peaceful friendly park is set in 10 acres of Tropi...

Granite Gorge Nature Park

Granite Gorge Nature Park

For those who are fascinated by natural marvels, the privately owned Granite Gorge Nature Park is an unforgettable spectacle. It is located just 12 km west of Mareeba on Chewko Road. Like no other place in the world this awesome landscape stretches as far as the eye can see. Volcanic activity has fo...


A breath of fresh air in the tropical far North. A short drive from picturesque Port Douglas , Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation, access to Cape York and adjacent to the richest bird life area in Australia. We have a selection of powered and unpowered sites available in our beau...

Barrier Reef Tourist Park

Barrier Reef Tourist Park

Barrier Reef Holiday Park Cairns is a modern and clean caravan park in the Cairns region that offers ensuite sites at the local Holiday Park Cairns with Cairns Cabins and Cairns Villas. The Caravan Park is only 10 minutes from the Cairns CBD. If you are travelling to Cairns with a Caravan or jus...

Fishery Falls Holiday Park

The small village of Fishery Falls is central to many attractions, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful making it the perfect park for a relaxing stay. Surrounded by green mountains and tropical gardens it is an oasis where birds and butterflies are abundant.

White Rock Leisure Park

White Rock Leisure Park is set in a pleasantly maintained tropical corner of Cairns, with nature at your feet and being well located to enjoy all the spoils of the Great Far North. Your dream of a quiet and peaceful budget holiday is at hand. We offer a myriad of different types of cabins, budget...

First City Caravilla

First City Caravilla

We are a three & half star Holiday Park, located close to everything and offering a complete range of cairns holiday accommodation styles, space, outdoor activities, tour advice and information and above all - friendly and experienced service. Shade cloth covers the entire swimming pool which means...

Ringers Rest ~ Functions Venue & Motor Home Park

Ringers Rest ~ Functions Venue & Motor Home Park

Tablelands based wedding and functions venue where you can enjoy the beauty of the Australian bush. Conveniently located inland from Cairns, yet you and your guests will feel a million miles away... NOW OPEN: Ringers Rest MOTOR HOME PARK for self-contained vehicles of all sizes

Australian Kite Surfari

Australian Kite Surfari was established to provide experienced kite surfers with the ultimate adventure. Departing from Cairns, northern beaches, Port Douglas or Mossman, between May and October, the 4 day / 3 night and 7 day / 6 night Surfaris will take you to an isolated beach between Cape Bedf...

Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is an award-wining venue set in 28 acres of gardens just 7 minutes south of the Cairns city and offers a variety of accommodation including self-contained units, deluxe and budget cabins and caravan and camping sites. Free activities available on site include Splash Wat...

Dougies Backpackers Resort

Dougies Backpackers

Dougies Backpackers Resort offers dorm rooms, private rooms, tent sites and van sites. Relax in hammocks by the pool, or take a two minute stroll to Four Mile Beach. Features include a large kitchen and communal area, licensed bar with pool table & jukebox, Internet access and friendly staff.

Mareeba Bush Stays

Mareeba Bush Stays is a privately-owned, dedicated RV & Caravan Park on the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland. Set on 150 acres of private property in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands, just 8km from the centre of Mareeba, this exceptional RV & Caravan park caters directly for self-contain...

Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park

Surrounded by some of the most ancient rainforest on the globe, the sheer purity of the air, makes this beautiful part of the world such as a soothing sanctuary for the soul. We are proud to offer our guests a peaceful multi-choice accommodation and nature park, here in the cool mountains above Cair...

Lake Placid Tourist Park

Lake Placid Tourist Park - Caravan Park Cairns

Feel the overwhelming presence of lush tropical rainforest – just waiting to be explored at Lake Placid Tourist Park, located in Cairns. Surrounded by 14 acres of lush green rainforest, it is a haven for those adventurous by nature – and just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear waters of Lake Pla...

Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park

Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park

Sun, water and one of the most beautiful holiday parks in North Queensland - what more do you need for your next holiday? Come and enjoy Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park!

Atherton Halloran's Leisure Park

Atherton Halloran's Leisure Park

Atherton Halloran's Leisure Park is a quiet peaceful relaxing park set on 6.5 acres accommodating in villas, powered sites and camping on the base of Hallorans Hill, an extinct volcano just on the edge of Atherton. You'll enjoy cool breezes with great views over Atherton and the rugged backdrop of...

BIG4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park

Big4 Crystal Cascades Holiday Park

BIG4 Cairns Crystal Cascades is the perfect destination for couples and families looking for the ultimate tropical holiday combined with a generous dash of luxury, peace and quiet. Unhurried and unspoilt, we promise a stay of utter tranquillity and relaxation. A little about our slice of PARAD...

Genazzano Retreat

Genazzano Retreat

With a focus of getting back to nature, Genazzano Retreat offers wide open spaces, lake vistas and abundant bird life. The perfect environment; for team building activities, reflection, relaxation, rest, for that special function or for just enjoying the great outdoors away from the hustle and bust...

Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows

Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows offer an indulgent choice of Holiday Accommodation set on the Coral Sea in Tropical North Queensland. With absolute beachfront, this delightful park is surrounded by beautiful palms and tranquil waters and the dramatic backdrop of the coastal ranges. Whether...

Undara Experience

Undara Lava Tubes, Undara Volcanic National Park

Only 3½ hours drive from Cairns, four hours from Townsville in Tropical North Queensland, you’ll discover a land so different in contrasts…. Undara. Undara Experience, set in pristine Savannah woodlands has been in the care of the Collins family, the original pioneers of this region in 1862. For...

Speewah Country Tavern

This charming, family friendly retreat is located just off the Kennedy Highway, nestled on the edge of lush World Heritage Rainforest and fresh water Grove Creek. The Speewah Country Tavern is the perfect escape for locals from the daily grind or the perfect base for tourists wanting to experience t...

Cairn Regional Community Development & Employment ATSI

Bilwon farms is located on the banks of the Barron River. This idyllic location is only 10 minutes from Mareeba and has a shop onsite for all your daily needs. Bilwon farm is the ideal stop if you are heading up the cape or working in the fruit picking industry for the season. We provide a range...

The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes

Tarzali Lakes Smokehouse Cafe

The Park and its natural surroundings are a place of interest for families and groups wanting to participate in activities such as platypus tours, fishing, camping and dining at the Smokehouse Cafe. If you are touring the region, please consider Tarzali Lakes as a worthy stopover that will provid...

BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park

Just minutes from the picturesque town of Innisfail, BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park is the perfect place to explore the local area and discover many nearby attractions. From our park you can experience the natural beauty of the tropics by walking along the South Johnstone River into the frie...

Breezy Belle Adventures

Breezy Belle Adventures offers you the opportunity to create your own unique ‘Glamping’ experience using our beautiful Belle style tents throughout the stunning Cairns region in Far North Queensland. To really spice up your Glamping experience we also offer a range of ever expanding adventurous acti...

About Caravan & Camp Sites For Cairns

There are excellent camping sites all over North Queensland from Cooktown to Cardwell.

Here in Cairns we have one of the most famous caravan parks in Australia.
The Cairns Coconut Caravan Resort is very popular for families and has won the best caravan park in Australia for about 3 years running. We also receive great feedback on this park from clients who are booking the Cape York safari and they can leave their campervan at the park for no cost if they stay either side of the safari at the park. The only drawback with this park is it is a 12 minute drive from the city.

However tempting it may be to have a beautiful view of the sea from your mobile little house house on wheels in Cairns city it is illegal for campervans to camp on the esplanade, in car parks and in all public parks and gardens.

However we do have many beautiful camping grounds in and around the city. It is a great idea to pre book your spot as the best ones are very very busy especially in the high season between May and November.

North Queensland also has some beautiful National Parks and camping is permitted in many of these. Where camping is permitted, camping permits are generally required. For more information please contact the Environmental Protection Agency for more information about these permits.
Sometimes permits are available at the checkin at the actual National Park camping area itself.
The rangers visit these at least daily in most cases.


Tips for Caravaning and Camping in Tropical North Queensland 

Many of the roads going into a National Park are dirt and sometimes sand. You will need to drive with caution and if you are driving a motorhome or campervan you will need to make sure you are legally allowed to drive it in these conditions as sometimes you may need a 4WD especially if there is water running across the road and tricky access.

Take a first aid kit. Make sure your camping equipment, vehicle and boat are in good working condition. The weather in this part of the country can be very changeable, so bring wet weather gear.

Take your own water supply. If unsure about the quality of the available water from creeks or lakes, boil it for at least five minutes, filter it or treat it chemically before you drink it.

Where walking tracks are provided, stay on them. Keep away from any wild animals, even seemingly harmless animals like kangaroos or possums. Avoid insect bites and stings.

In many parks it is illegal to light a fire and you will need to bring your own gas cooktop.

Creeks with stones are often extremely slippery and sometimes the creeks will have a swift hidden current especially if there is a waterfall.
Please be very careful and watch your step. Supervise your children at all times due to the many risks.

In an emergency call 000 OR from your GSM mobile phone try 112. Consider travelling with a satellite phone if there is not mobile coverage.