Who needs international travel? Luckily, we’ve got a heap of gorgeous, natural attractions and campsites right here in our very own backyard; and tropical Northern Queensland is undeniably one of the best places to be as the colder weather starts to kick in.
Below, we’ve listed just 7 of our favourite camping spots in Northern QLD:
1. Cape Tribulation
Whether you’ve got an RV, caravan or a good old-fashioned tent, Cape Tribulation is a camping ground fit for all outdoor enthusiasts. Offering a scenic landscape dotted with remote beaches, there’s heaps to do whether you’re keen on exploring the Daintree river, reef, rainforest, or even strolling along the sandy beach.
2. North West Island
Who could say no to an island getaway? North West Island forms part of the Capricorn Cays National Park, and offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, diving and snorkelling. If you’re not much of a water bug, you can always opt for fishing (in the authorised areas), beach walking, or exploring the Pisonia forest. With crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring some inflatables and take plenty of photographs fit for the ‘gram.
3. Babinda Boulders
Babinda Boulders is an iconic camping spot, surrounded by a lush, vibrant rainforest that looks like it just came out of a fairy tale. The sparkling swimming hole, known as The Devil’s Pool, also comes with a fascinating backstory according to Aboriginal legend. This camping spot comes with a number of facilities to make your stay more convenient, including toilets, showers, gas BBQ’s and picnic tables. And if you decide to head off on a rainforest walk, you’ll get the chance to discover some amazing lookouts over boulders and waterfalls.
4. Bartle Frere
If you’re up for a challenge, why not spend a few days and nights exploring Queensland’s largest mountain, Bartle Frere? This hiking trail is not for the faint-hearted, with a 15 km hike up to the summit and back. There are four camping areas along the trail, however, no facilities are provided. That means you’ll have to bring your own water, food, rubbish bags and gas stove (fires are also prohibited). Although it’s a long journey, it’s an experience that should be on every bushwalker’s bucket list. Reaching to the summit is definitely worth it!
5. Woodleigh Station
For those of you keen on experiencing something truly Australian, why not pay a visit to Woodleigh Cattle Station? Run as a family business, the cattle station features a gorgeous landscape, plenty of gorgeous landscape, day tours and the chance to experience the authentic country lifestyle. There’s accommodation available in the form of campsites, cabins and bunkhouses, so you can bring along family members or friends even if they aren’t too keen on pitching a tent. Moreover, the lava tubes at Undara National Park are only a short drive away!
6. Mission Beach
Mission Beach is the closest access point to the Great Barrier Reef. Having your campground so close to this natural wonder is guaranteed to blow your mind. If you hate saying goodbye to your four-legged friends before embarking on camping trips, fear not, because the caravan and camping sites are also pet-friendly! Mission Beach is just a short walk to the town centre, so all your essentials are just a couple of minutes away if you need them. Jet skis, paddle boards and kayaks are available for hire locally, giving you plenty of things to do aside from swimming, boating and fishing!
7. Munga-Thirri National Park
If you want to go completely off the grid, then enter the striking Simpson desert at Munga-Thirri National Park, an absolute must-do if you want to witness the incredible night sky like never before. The desert is home to an abundance of wildlife, including birds and nocturnal marsupials; dingoes, geckoes and camels have also been spotted out there. After rainfall, you’re in for a treat as the dormant wildflowers emerge and beautifully transform the landscape.m.
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