Find A Campsite

If hotel/motel rooms aren’t how you roll, check out these great camping locations along the drive. To ensure your trip goes as smooth as possible, remember to always call ahead for the campsite conditions and availability before arrival.

Atherton Tablelands

Genazzano Retreat & Campground


Located just one hour away from Cairns, on the banks of mighty Lake Tinaroo, is the idyllic ‘Genazzano Retreat and Campground’. The picturesque grounds of the Genazzano Retreat Campground are the perfect place to setup camp and relax and unwind.


Cost: From $22 per night
Facilities:
  • Lake frontage and boat access
  • Non-powered sites and 4 powered sites
  • Amenities Block & washing machine
  • Large undercover outdoor area & BBQs
  • Campfire area
  • Dump point

A: 739 Powley Road, Yungaburra QLD 4884
P: (07) 4095 3232
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.genazzanoretreat.com.au/campground

Note: Open from 1st March, weather permitting, phone the campground caretaker to confirm, on 0429 351 566 to November 30th

Lake Eacham Tourism Park


Just a walk from the pristine waters of Lake Eacham, enjoy the natural beauty of 10 shady acres offered by this friendly country park. Ideal for Vans, Campers, caravans, and budget accommodation tourists. Set in the heart of the Atherton Tablelands, just a one hour drive from Cairns in Tropical Far North Queensland.


Cost: Powered sites from $29 (2 people) & Unpowered sites from $24 (2 people). Extra guests are $7pp
Facilities:
  • Powered Caravan & Campervan sites
  • Shady tent sites
  • Open camp-fire
  • Well-equipped camp kitchen with gas BBQ
  • Clean amenities
  • Laundry
  • Pet friendly

A: 198 Lakes Dr, Lake Eacham QLD 4884
P: 07 4095 3730
E: [email protected]
W: https://[email protected]

Malanda Falls Caravan Park


It is located beside the beautiful Malanda Falls,which is a good swimming hole on hot days. It is surrounded by rainforest, walking tracks, and wildlife such as the rare tree kangaroo. There is an animal petting area where children can bottle feed the calves.


Cost: $20-25 for 2 people per night
Facilities:
  • Camp kitchen
  • Several BBQ's
  • Laundry facilities
  • Amenities blocks
  • Bush walks
  • Tourist information
  • Powered and unpowered sites

A: 38 Park Ave, Malanda QLD 4885
P: (07) 4096 5314
W: https://www.malandafalls.com.au

Rocky Creek Rest Area Campground


This is a very large, well shaded and grassy campground suitable for caravans. A gold coin donation is to be put into the honesty box to help maintain the area. No bookings are required. It is a fairly large campground so you shouldn’t have too many problems finding a spot except for the busiest times.


Cost: FREE
Facilities:
  • Flushing toilets
  • Fireplaces
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Wood powered BBQ's

Boulia

Boulia Caravan Park


This spacious, grassy caravan park with 40 powered sites is on the eastern banks of the Burke River, on the Diamantina Developmental Rd. In addition to caravan and camping sites, the park offers unit accommodation with ensuites, 1 self-contained cabin and laundry facilities. Bring your own firewood. Boulia is 288 km south of Mt Isa and 363 km west of Winton.


Cost: FREE - $$
Facilities:
  • Disabled access
  • Pet friendly
  • Drinking water
  • Hot showers
  • Sheltered picnic areas
  • Powered sites available
  • Toilets
  • Walking tracks

A: Winton Rd, Boulia
P: (07) 4746 3320
E: [email protected]

Boulia Racetrack Hideaway Campground


Peaceful and shady sites along western bank of Burke River approximately 4.5kms NE of Boulia. Not all sites are accessible by large rigs therefore more ideal for Campers Trailers and smaller units. There is plenty of firewood around which can be used for fires under certain conditions; please check local fire restritcions before lighting fires. Fishing and swimming activies can be carried out in the nearby river.


Cost:
Facilities:
  • No facilities onsite

Note: Proceed N from Boulia along Selwyn Road. Turn east towards race track. At the race track perimeter, veer left and travel around the northern perimeter. Follow main dirt track towards the river and choose your site.

Burketown (Permits required)

Burketown Caravan Park


Burketown Caravan Park is located at the base of the Gulf Of Carpentaria. It is an ideal location for a peaceful yet fun filled adventure. Watch the magnificent formation of Morning Glory Clouds during August to November, go fishing on the Albert River and the Gulf.


Cost: From $36 per night for 2 adults
Facilities:
  • Two amenities blocks - Male and Female toilets and showers
  • Laundry
  • Camp kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Fish cleaning area
  • Basic grocery supplies
  • Extensive range of fishing & tackle gear

A: Sloman Street, Burketown QLD 4830
P: (07) 4745 5118
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.burketowncaravanpark.net.au

Albert River Burketown Camping ground


Bush camping for self-sufficient campers is permitted on the banks of the Albert River north-east of Burketown; there are no designated sites and no facilities. The Western Gulf region of Qld has a mixture of sealed and maintained unsealed roads; checking with local authorities for road conditions is recommended. The best time to travel is during the dry season (May–Oct).


Cost: From $35 including fishing licence
Facilities:
  • No facilities onsite

Note: Contact Burketown Visitor Informaiton Centre for more information on (07) 4745 5111

Charters Towers

Fletcher Creek Camping Reserve


This camping reserve is beside Fletcher Creek, 45 km north of Charters Towers near the entrance to Dalrymple National Park; access is via Gregory Developmental Rd from the Flinders Hwy. The Charters Towers region is noted for its diverse landscapes, with rainforests in the north-east and desert plains in the south-west.


Cost: FREE
Facilities:
  • Cold showers
  • Pet friendly
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Wood fireplace
  • Swimming

P: Contact Charters Towers Regional Council on (07) 4761 5300

Charters Towers Tourist Park


With a selection of comfortable ensuite cabins, powered or powered ensuite sites, and unpowered sites perfect for campers, there is an option to suit every type of camping experience. Sit back and relax in our lovely treed surroundings and listen to the native birds in their natural habitat as they whistle their “hello” from the treetops.


Cost: From $34
Facilities:
  • Wifi available
  • Pool/spa
  • Camp kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Dog friendly

P: Contact Charters Towers Regional Council on (07) 4761 5300

Cloncurry

Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis


Visit nearby attractions such as Australian Age of Dinosaurs, John Flynn Place Museum & historic Qantas hanger.


Cost: From $28 per night
Facilities:
  • BBQ
  • Camp kitchen
  • Dump point
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Wifi
  • Swimming pool

A: Flinders Hwy, Cloncurry, QLD 4824
P: (07) 4742 2300
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/queensland/outback-queensland-cloncurry

Clem Walton Park


Clem Walton Park has spacious camping on the Corella River, it is not far from the Corella Dam. Entry is via about 3km of winding dirt road off the Barkley Highway. There is no charge for the use of this facility, so if you are staying at this site we encourage you to help keep it clean, and please visit and support the nearest town or village.


Cost: FREE
A: Barkly Highway, QLD
E: [email protected]

Wal's Camp


Turn south off the Barkly Highway at Cloncurry, 1.5 kilometres west of the Mary Kathleen Park & Museum turnoff, onto Sheaffe Street (beside the Bowling Club). Travel 1 kilometre, veer right onto Phillips Street then look for the signs.


Cost: Call for rates
Facilities:
  • Picnic tables
  • BBQ
  • Toilets
  • Fresh water
  • Showers
  • Generators allowed

A: Lot 5, Phillips St, Cloncurry QLD 4824
P: 0408 700 302

Croydon

Croydon Caravan Park


Located along the heritage walking trail, the Croydon Caravan Park offers travellers a clean and comfortable base to explore the historic town of Croydon and is close to all travellers’ needs.


Cost: From $15 per person
Facilities:
  • Powered sites available
  • Camp kitchen
  • BBQ's
  • Laundry facilities
  • Amenities blocks
  • Swimming pool
  • Wifi
  • Dump point outside of caravan park

A: 52 Brown St, Croydon QLD 4871
P: (07) 47456238
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.croydon.qld.gov.au/croydon-caravan-park

Einasleigh

Copperfield Lodge Camping and Caravan Park


This camping and caravan park is based in close proximity to the Copperfield River which runs through an ancient lava field to meet the Einasleigh River. Take advantage of this great natural playground with fishing and swimming activities. There are also great hiking options available.


Cost: From $25 per night (twin share)
Facilities:
  • Powered and unpowered camping sites
  • Caravan sites
  • Mature age guests only (18+)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Communal campfire / BBQ pit
  • Hot showers

A: Baroota Street, Einasleigh QLD 4871
P: (07) 4062 5102
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.copperfieldlodge.com/page000.html

Carpentaria Downs Einasleigh River Camping Area


Carpentaria Downs Einasleigh River Camping Area provides camping sites on either side of the road and either side of the river. There is a large waterhole on the southern side of the road in which redclaw and fish can be caught. The campsite is part of a cattle property so beware of wandering cattle.


Cost: FREE overnight camping permits
Facilities:
  • Shades area
  • Access for caravans
  • Suitable for large rigs
  • River fishing

A: Einasleigh Road, Einasleigh QLD 4871
Note: Dry river access only – check weather conditions

Forsayth

Forsyth Tourist Park


Forsayth Tourist Park is situated opposite the railway station, offering powered and unpowered shady grassed sites. The pet friendly park with good range of facilities is accessible to caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, and big rigs with area suitable for tents.


Cost: Call for rates
Facilities:
  • Amenities blocks
  • Camp kitchen and BBQ
  • Plenty of shade

A: Next to Forsayth train station
P: (07) 4062 5324
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.forsaythtouristpark.com.au

Cobbold Camping Village


Cobbold Village is located in a peaceful bush setting, awake to the sound of birds and breeze rustling through the eucalyptus trees which provide plenty of natural shade.


Cost: From $15.50pp per night
Facilities:
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Unpowered & powered sites
  • Amenities blocks
  • Laundry
  • Wood-fired BBQ/fireplace

P: (07) 4062 5470
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.cobboldgorge.com.au/accommodation/accommodation/camping-caravans-places-to-camp-north-queensland-capeyork-gulf-savannah.html

Note: Rates are valid 29 March to 31 October 2018. (Cobbold Gorge Tours and Cobbold Village is closed every wet season between November and April). Open 29 March 2018.

Georgetown

Midway Caravan Park


Midway Caravan park offers holiday makers a range of accommodation options including: caravans, camping, cabins, powered sites and unpowered site. There is something to suite all travellers looking to stop and take a time out in Georgetown.


Cost: Call for rates
Facilities:
  • BBQ
  • Hot showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry
  • Pet friendly

A: North street, Georgetown QLD
P: (07) 4062 1219

Hughenden

Allen Terry Caravan Park


This park has a AAA Tourism 31/2 star rating and offers partons pleasant surrounding with an abundance of trees, grassy grounds and full amenities.


Cost: From $10 pp per night
Facilities:
  • Laundry
  • Amenities
  • Dump point
  • Camp kitchen
  • Vehicle wash-down bay
  • Swimming pool next door (seasonal operation)

A: 2 Resolution St, Hughenden QLD 4821
P: (07) 4741 1190
E: [email protected]

Rest Easi Motel Caravan Park


Rest Easi Motel is located on Richmond Hill on the Western side of Hughenden. This quiet spacious Motel offers a clean, well-appointed double/single and family rooms. Campers and Caravans are also welcome!


Cost: Call for rates
Facilities:
  • Free Wifi
  • BBQ facilities
  • Laundry
  • Off street parking

A: 11 Richmond Hill Dr, Hughenden QLD 4821
P: (07) 4741 1633
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.resteasimotel.com

Julia Creek

Julia Creek Caravan Park


Julia Creek Caravan park is one of those friendly parks you’ll find yourself recommending to others. As soon as you drive in, you’ll feel right at home. There are ‘No strangers here, just friends you haven’t yet met’.


Cost: From $20 per night (2 adults)
Facilities:
  • 4 x Artesian Bath House’s
  • Powered and unpowered sites
  • Large grassed camping area
  • Amenities blocks
  • Free Wifi
  • Laundry
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Waste dump point available

A: Old Normanton Road, Julia Creek QLD 4823
P: (07) 4746 7108
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.jccaravanpark.com.au

Julia Creek Rest Area


This rest stop is located well off the highway, along the banks of Julia Creek (east side of town). Stop in for a rest or camp overnight with space for large caravans & motorhomes.


Cost: FREE with permit (see notes)
Facilities:
  • BBQ
  • Picnic table
  • Mobile reception
  • Shade
  • Dog friendly

A: Flinders Highway, Julia Creek
P: (07) 4746 7690
Note: Free camping permits available at Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre, 34 Burke St, Julia Creek QLD 4823

Karumba

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park


Without a doubt Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park location in one of Australia’s finest with nearby beach, panoramic ocean views and excellent fishing.


Cost:
Facilities:
  • BBQ
  • Amenities blocks
  • Laundry
  • Swimming pool
  • Park shop

P: (07) 4745 9277
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.sunsetcp.com.au

Karumba Point Holiday & Tourist Park


Karumba Point with its spectacular sea views is only a minute’s stroll away (just under 1km), providing easy access to the Tavern, beach and boat ramp.There are so many activities on offer in Karumba from fishing charters, bird watching and Bingo to Bocce.


Cost: From $28 per night
Facilities:
  • Basic groceries available at office
  • Powered and unpowered sites
  • Swimming pool
  • Amenities blocks
  • Laundry
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Fish cleaning area
  • Dump station

A: 2 Col Kitchen Drive, Karumba QLD 4891
P: (07) 4745 9306
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.karumbapoint.com.au/

Mount Isa

Mount Isa Caravan Park


Mount Isa Caravan Park and Tourist Village offers a friendly place to stay where you can enjoy what the outback has to offer. If you would like a taste of the natural Australian landscape, we can help facilitate a holiday that you and your family are sure to never forget.


Cost: From $35 per night (powered sites)
Facilities:
  • Shady trees
  • Large swimming pool
  • Children's playground
  • Wifi hotspot access
  • Camp kitchen
  • Amenities blocks
  • Laundry
  • Dump point

A: 112 Marian Street, Mt Isa QLD 4825
P: (07) 4743 3252
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.mtisacaravanpark.com.au

Discovery Parks – Mount Isa


Discovery Parks – Mt Isa is situated in Mount Isa.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the property. Enjoy a relaxing dip in the outdoor pool and cook up some snags on the BBQ.


Cost: From $28 per night
Facilities:
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Camp washing machines
  • BBQ
  • Camp kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Kiosk

A: 14 Sunset Drive Mount Isa, QLD 4825
P: 1800 786 738
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.sunsettop.com.au

Mount Surprise

O'Briens Creek Campground


This is 25 acres bush camp located 35km in from Mount Surprise North Queensland. The area is well known for gem-quality topaz, attracting visitor from all over Australia and abroad.


Cost: Call for rates
Facilities:
  • Basic toilets and showers

A: O’briens Creek Road Mount Surprise, QLD 4871
P: (07) 4062 3001
W: https://www.facebook.com/Obriens-Creek-Campground-1040725016036826/

Bedrock Village Caravan Park & Tours


Bedrock Village sites – both powered and unpowered – are spacious, shady and close to both the amenities block and camp kitchen. There are a total of 75 drive-through powered sites with easy vehicle access. Native trees provide that touch of privacy. Sites are pet-friendly.


Cost: From $12 per person
Facilities:
  • Amenities block
  • Camp kitchen
  • Nin-hole mini golf course
  • Laundry
  • Dump point
  • Campfire pit
  • Swimming pool
  • Bush walks

A: Lot 1 Garnet Street, Mount Surprise QLD 4871
P: (07) 4062 3193
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.bedrockvillage.com.au

Normanton

Leichhardt Camping Park


About 800 m from the Norman River on the Normanton–Croydon Rd (Savannah Way), 26 km east of Normanton. There are no powered sites here but campers are encouraged to bring their own generators. You need to boil or treat water before drinking. Normanton, the major commercial centre of the Carpentaria Shire, is popular with barramundi anglers. The town is about 380 km north of Cloncurry and 680 km west of Cairns.


Cost: Call for rates
Facilities:
  • Caravan access
  • Dogs allowed
  • Drinking water
  • Hot showers
  • Amenities
  • Wood fireplace
  • Fishing

A: Savannah Way
P: (07) 4745 1330
Note: Crocodile warning for this camp area

Normanton Tourist Park


An Oasis in the Tropical Gulf Savannah. Normanton Tourist Park is located in the centre of town and is walking distance to all conveniences. Normanton Tourist Park boasts the largest resort pool in the North West. We are an excellent base from which to explore the many unique activities and attractions of this beautiful area. Try your luck at barramundi fishing, take a Gulflander train trip or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.


Cost: Call for rates
Facilities:
  • 2 camp kitchens
  • BBQ's
  • Swimming pool
  • Dump point
  • 75 powered sites & 50 unpowered sites

A: 14 Brown Street Normanton, QLD
P: (07) 4745 1121
E: [email protected]
W: https://www.normantontouristpark.com.au

Richmond

Richmond Lakeview Caravan Park


The Richmond Lakeview Caravan Park is the clean, friendly outback park with the “million dollar view”.  Richmond Lakeview Caravan Park overlooks Lake Fred Tritton and caters for tourists travelling the Overlanders Way.


Cost: From $20 per night (2 adults)
Facilities:
  • Powered & unpowered camp sites
  • Amenities blocks
  • Free Wifi
  • Roadhouse opposite park
  • Disabled amenities

A: 109 Goldring St Richmond, QLD 4822
P: (07) 4741 3772
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.richmondlakeviewcarvanpark.com.au

Undara

Undara Outback Caravan Park and Camp Ground


A property brimming with life surrounded by shady trees, lots of wildlife and peaceful surrounds.


Cost: From $16 per night
Facilities:
  • Individual campfire pits/BBQ's
  • Swimming pool
  • Amenities blocks
  • Laundry

A: Undara Volcanic National Park, Savannah Way, QLD 4871
P: 07) 4097 1900
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.undara.com.au

Winton

Long Waterhole Camping Area


Self-sufficient campers can stay at this site, but be aware that there is no power, water or facilities. The camping area is reached from the Winton–Jundah Rd, about 2 km south of Winton. While you’re here, head into town to visit the Waltzing Matilda museum.


Cost: FREE
Facilities:
  • Caravan access
  • Dogs allowed
  • Swimming

A: Winton-Jundah Rd, QLD
P: (07) 4657 1466
Note: No rubbish disposal available at this site