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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Visit nearby attractions such as Australian Age of Dinosaurs, John Flynn Place Museum & historic Qantas hanger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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’.
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.
Without a doubt Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park location in one of Australia’s finest with nearby beach, panoramic ocean views and excellent fishing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A property brimming with life surrounded by shady trees, lots of wildlife and peaceful surrounds.
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.