Camping in the Daintree
Camping in the Daintree National park is quite
restricted, and there is only one legal campsite within the park, and
the other places are on privately owned land within or near the park.
Camping in the Daintree is available at several camp grounds, most backpackers
hostels have some space for campers, and there are a few private campgrounds,
two are located near or right on unspoilt Myall Beach and one in a rainforest
setting at the Jungle Lodge.
There is also a campground for the campers that don't mind roughing
it a bit at Noah Beach, this one is owned by National Parks and there
are no showers or other facilities here, only toilets.
Here are a few choices first that can quickly and easily be booked online;
Cape Tribulation Camping was established in 2004
and caters for tents, campervans and caravans.
This camping ground has absolute beachfrontage on Myall Beach
(Cape Tribulation's central beach) with powered and unpowered
sites and all amenities needed to make camping an enjoyable
Facilities include a fully equipped camp kitchen with free BBQs,
gas cook-tops, urn with boiling water always ready for that
cuppa, hot showers, laundry, beach showers, public telephone,
kiosk/reception, cold drinks, ice and ice-creams.
This budget resort caters for backpackers and
campers only minutes from the beach in the heart of Cape Tribulation,
surrounded by the Daintree Cape Tribulation World Heritage Rainforest
Camping facilities in a pristine lush tropical setting of the
Daintree with just a short walk to the beach.
Offering you privacy and individual sites set under in magnificent
rainforest. Numerous Rainforest walks abound the camping grounds
allowing you to see the flora and fauna undisturbed.
The amenities building has hot showers and offers full amenities
along with a well equipped laundry. An under cover camp kitchen
with gas BBQ, hot plates, washing facilities, cooking utensils
etc, along with 4 wood fire places/BBQ's are complimentary for
A large wooden table in this undercover area allows for guests
to meet and swap travel stories plus observe the native wildlife
as they go about their daily activities
Myall Beach is the location of PK's Jungle Village, the Jungle Lodge
and Cape Tribulation Camping,
the last is the only that is right ON the beach.
Rainforest Village, about 14 km. north of the Daintree
river, also offers camping, and has a small supermarket and a petrol
There are also several camping areas and caravan parks
in the more southern part of the Daintree.
Mossman has a caravan park next to the olympic size swimming
pool at the northern end of town.
At Wonga Beach there is a caravan park right by the beach.
Daintree Village also has a caravan park by the river.
View over south and north Noah Beach, Cape Tribulation in the background
Camping near Cape Tribulation is also available
at the magnificently located National Parks Noah Beach campground, information
below is sourced from www.epa.qld.gov.au:
The National Parks Noah Beach campground is situated 8km
south of Cape Tribulation and has 17 campsites. It does not cater for
caravans or larger campervans as they will not fit in the sites. The
camping area may be closed after heavy rain and throughout the wet season.
Fifty metres from the beach, it is beneath the forest canopy, giving
protection from both the sea breeze and the harsh sun. Camping permits
are required and fees apply. The maximum stay is seven nights.
Some sites are for tents only, while others are specifically
designed for campervans. Toilets and tap water are provided but tap
water should be boiled prior to consumption. The toilet is a bio-cycle
system and unsuitable for disposal of foreign material or waste from
chemical disposal units. No fires are permitted so bring a fuel stove
for cooking. All rubbish must be removed. Biting insects may be present
so remember to bring insect repellent. The forest is very significant
so please do not damage any vegetation.
Noah Creek is a short 1km walk to the south along the
beach from the campground. Crocodiles may be present, so stay away from
the water's edge at all times.
Lace monitors (goannas) are often seen patrolling the
campground for food scraps. Do not feed these or any other native animals,
and keep food and rubbish secure on the goanna poles provided. Feeding
wildlife can cause unnatural population increases, illness and aggressive
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