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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Cabins & campsites to enjoy the tropical weather

If you’re looking to make the most out of the last few remnants of this warm weather, why not book in for a camping trip along the North Queensland coast. Camping near the beach can be super relaxing, with easy access to the ocean and the chance to be so close to nature. Check out these fantastic holiday parks and accommodation options along the coast in North Queensland and relax knowing your next camping trip will be within walking distance of sun, sand and the sea. Whether you're after complete isolation or want to be close to shops, cafes and restaurants in Cairns, there is a holiday park for you on this list!

Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows

Stay by the water, Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows - Ellis Beach
Camp or stay by the water, Ellis Beach Oceanfront Bungalows – Ellis Beach

Whether you have your camping trailer in tow or are looking for a proper cabin to stay in, Ellis Beach has plenty of options for you. Their camping and caravan sites are powered and include clean amenity blocks nearby. You’ll have a clear view of the Coral Sea whether you’re in a caravan or a tent, and full access to the swimming pool, barbecues and laundry rooms during your stay. There is even a full camp kitchen if you’re looking to cook up something a bit more sophisticated for your dinner.

If you don’t have your own camping equipment or want a holiday where you don’t have to set up and pack down a trailer full of gear, check out the cabins and bungalows available for hire. There are budget cabins if you’re looking for an affordable stay, and incredible oceanfront bungalows if you want a luxurious holiday by the sea. With private bathrooms, queen sized beds, televisions, fully equipped kitchens and ocean viewing verandahs, these bungalows are designed to give you the experience of staying by the sea without the effort of camping. Within walking distance you’ll also find the Ellis Beach Bar & Grill if you don’t feel like cooking on your holiday.
Where: Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach QLD 4879

Pandanus Tourist Park

Enjoy rainforest surroundings a short walk from the beach, Pandanus Tourist Park - Port Douglas
Enjoy rainforest surroundings a short walk from the beach, Pandanus Tourist Park – Port Douglas

The Pandanus Tourist Park is located in Port Douglas, just a short five-minute walk to the beach. Choose from powered sites, cabins and self-contained units on your stay, so you can pick the perfect holiday to suit you. The best part about this holiday park is its location; while the beach is a stone’s throw away, you’re also just a short walk from the town centre and cafes or restaurants if you’re looking for a camping trip with a side of luxury.

Hire yourself a powered site nestled into the trees and you’ll hardly believe that you’re so close to the beach with the tranquil rainforest surroundings. Set up and cook yourself up a barbecue by the refreshing pool before walking down to 4 Mile Beach to enjoy uninterrupted views of the incredible coral coastline. You’ll love your stay at the Pandanus Tourist Park for a convenient spot of camping smack bang in the middle of the beach, rainforest and town centre.
Where: 97-107 Davidson Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877

While you’re so close, why don’t you check out these incredible Daintree Rainforest restaurants

Cairns Holiday Park

Ensuite studios, Cairns Holiday Park - Cairns
Ensuite studios, Cairns Holiday Park – Cairns

What better spot to stay by the beach than in Cairns? Just a short walk away from the beach, this holiday park offers ensuite studios and lodging if you want a room to stay in, as well as camping and caravan sites for those that are roughing it. No matter which way you choose to stay, you’ll have access to the incredible modern facilities at this popular holiday park. Including an open-air camp kitchen, TV room, swimming pool and full amenities with a laundry, you’ll be more than comfortable at the Cairns Holiday Park.

Take a short walk down the road to explore the Cairns city centre with its shopping, cafes, restaurants and bars, or walk to the beach and enjoy the ocean front. These affordable accommodation options means that you’ll get state-of-the-art facilities at a reasonable price, and be super close to the biggest town in the area. You’ll even have access to free internet so you can keep updated with social media and the news on your trip. You’ll love your stay at Cairns Holiday Park if you’re after a flexible accommodation option while travelling in North Queensland.
Where: 12-30 Little Street, Manunda QLD 4870

If you’re looking for fantastic outdoor activities in Cairns to enjoy while away camping, check out this blog post!

How will you be enjoying the last few weeks of autumn? Comment and let us know!

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