Waking up in paradise
Whether you’re into glamping or camping, Lake Tinaroo has the facilities to make all visitors feel welcome. Located just 20 minutes drive from Atherton, the Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park has a large variety of luxury villas and sites, to suit every family’s idea of camping. It’s a spacious, clean and quite campground, that has a café and convenient shop, stocking all of your camping essentials including fuel, firewood, gas, bait and fishing gear. If you’re after an active and fun family adventure, then hire a stand-up paddle board, kayak or even a boat from the Tourist Park, and then set off for a day on the lake, which is only a hop, skip and jump from your camp site.
When the weather really warms up, Lake Tinaroo is one of the ‘go-to’ swimming destinations in Tropical North Queensland. It is especially suitable for ski boats, wakeboards and fishing. Setup a gazebo and BBQ by the water’s edge and cook a sausage or the fish you just caught. The larger camping sections are kept maintained and managed by Queensland Parks. Fong-On Bay, Downfall Creek and Platypus Campground are popular areas for large groups who enjoy water sports and looking for traditional camping. All camping areas are accessible by conventional vehicle or boat. Site booking are required in advance.
Why sleep five-star when you can lie out under a billion?
Top spots to picnic around Cairns and the tropics
Dining al-fresco is a way of life up here in the tropics and with a plethora of picture-perfect spots in our backyard, there’s no need to book into a swanky restaurant. Pack a blanket and hamper and head to one of these picnic spots in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.
5 Family-friendly camping spots near Cairns
Whether it’s time spent outdoors, the excitement of exploring a new landscape or just sleeping under the stars, my time camping as a kid has meant a desire to share similar experiences with my own children.
Great places to go camping near Cairns
Are your campsites better described as camp palaces, or do you just roll with the bare essentials? Whether you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other, lace up your hiking shoes, load up your 4WD (or hatchback) and string your fairy lights around these camping sites near Cairns.
10 waterfalls to chase on the Atherton Tablelands
Hit the famous waterfall circuit, uncover those lesser known or stretch a little further and take a dip in Australia’s widest, single-drop waterfall on the Atherton Tablelands.
Davies Creek National Park and Dinden National ParkView product
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Danbulla National Park and State ForestView product
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