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Find the Cheapest Camp Grounds in the Daintree Rainforest

Which camp ground is the cheapest in the Daintree Rainforest?

Here is your guide to find the cheapest camps sites in the Daintree Rainforest. Are you travelling to the Daintree  on a tight budget, or just want to save a few bucks? This  article shows you where to find the 3 least expensive places for your tent or caravan or campervan in the Rainforest. Compare the camp ground prices and facilities for yourself. Just remember FREE CAMPING is prohibited in the Daintree National Park and may end up costing you more money in fines.

Read on to see just how cheap it is to camp in ze  jungle. Note from author PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

  1. CHEAPEST –  Noah Beach Camping Area; from $13.30 for 2 people per nightCheapest Camp in the Daintree Rainforest

Noah Beach Camp is on Cape Tribulation Road approximately 20 km north of the Ferry over the Daintree River.

Noah Beach has the cheapest camp sites in Daintree National Park starting @ $13.30 for 2 people per night SEE ALL THEIR CAMPING RATES HERE. You can pitch a tent beneath the forest canopy at Noah’s which is Cape Tribulation’s only National Park camping area.

Camping layout: separate numbered sites.
Site surface: sand or compacted tent pads.
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside car; camper trailer and camper vans. Over hanging trees branches and tight turns mean you can’t bring caravans, buses and large or high top camper vans or motor homes here.
Facilities: a basic drop toilet is on site. No showers. No water. No rubbish bins. No camp kitchen. Strictly No Pets because it is within the National Park boundaries. Unreliable phone coverage.
Camping permits: Camping permits are required and fees apply. When you collect a permit tag, simply display the tag with your booking number at your camp site.

Park Alerts: Beware crocodiles Be croc wise in croc country

                          Beware marine stingers (jellyfish) Be marine stinger safe

                          Beware cassowaries Be cass-o-wary
 
Essentials to bring: Because Noah’s is a basic National Park camp ground you will need to bring everything with you including drinking water, gas or fuel stove, rubbish bags and insect repellent. You must also take your rubbish out of the forest with you when you leave as Noah’s has no bins. Read more about things to know before you go.
 

Wet season: (February to April)  

Noah Beach camping area, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park will close for the wet season on Monday 6 January 2020. It is anticipated to reopen on 10 April 2020, subject to weather and road conditions.

What makes Noah Beach Camp unique?

It is a very short walk to the beach

BOOK NOAH BEACH CAMPING AREA HERE NOW!

2. SECOND CHEAPEST  – Daintree Rainforest Village Camp Ground; from $25 for 2 people per night.Cheap Camping in the Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest Village is on Cape Tribulation Road approximately 14 km north of the Daintree River Ferry crossing…which makes it the halfway point between the river and the Cape.

This camp ground has always been the second cheapest place to stay, starting @ $25.00 for 2 people per night. SEE ALL THEIR CAMPING RATES HERE. This beautiful camp ground is surrounded by rainforest and central to all jungle activities and adventures.

Camping Layout; Separate and numbered sites are under shady trees, some out in the open sunshine and some up the hill for the privacy, breezes and views.

Site surface; Lawns and gravel.

Camp sites are suitable for; tents, swags, caravans, camper vans, motor homes and roof toppers. Some areas are restricted to 4 wheel drive vehicles in wet weather.

Facilities; Powered and unpowered sites, clean hot showers, awesome camp kitchen with fridge and free BBQs, abundant fresh drinking water, rubbish recycling, Optus phone coverage, pet friendly,  communal camp fire, tour desk, open spaces, tree swings, sunset views and well stocked and affordable convenience store and coin laundry on site. Fuel Station with ice, bait and gas bottle swap.

Park Alerts; Wild Cassowaries, wild dingos, goannas and butterflies frequent the park.  No crocodiles here.

Essentials to bring; Don’t worry – the shop has almost everything you need.

Wet Season;

Daintree Rainforest Village is open for camping all year round. This is the only camp ground to provide a sheltered sites option. You can set up your camp under a big  roof and sit outside while the rain pours down.

The shop is open from 7am to 6 pm seven days per week except on Christmas day.

What makes Daintree Rainforest Village unique?

The mountain views and the sheltered sites.

  BOOK DAINTREE RAINFOREST VILLAGE HERE NOW!

3. THIRD CHEAPEST   –  Lync Haven; from $28 for two people per night.Cheap Camping in the Daintree Rainforest

Lync Haven is located on Cape Tribulation Road approximately 13 kms north of the Daintree Ferry.

This camp ground is the third cheapest place to stay in the Rainforest, starting @ $28.00 for 2 people per night. SEE ALL THEIR CAMPING RATES HERE. This camp ground is next door to the Daintree Tea Farm.

Camping Layout; Separate numbered sites on flat land. 

Site surface; Lawn and concrete.

Camp sites are suitable for; Campervans, motorhomes and caravans..

Facilities; Camp kitchen with stove and fridge, showers, coin laundry, coin BBQs, tour desk, licenced cafe onsite, cabins available, kiddies playground and beautiful walking trails within the property. 

Park Alerts; Wild cassowaries and tame pythons.

Essentials to bring; If you forget anything you can probably get it at the nearby convenience store up the road.

Wet Season; 

Lync Haven camping ground and caravan park is open all year round. The onsite cafe has reduced hours during the wet season from January to May.

What makes Lync Haven unique?

Lync Haven has an onsite mini zoo which cages  birds, wallabies and reptiles…including a well fed crocodile. You can have a cafe meal next to the garden where the pythons like to sleep.

BOOK LYNC HAVEN CAMPING HERE NOW!

Is the Daintree Rainforest Affected by Bushfires?

Concern About the Impact of Bush Fires in the Daintree Rainforest

At Daintree Rainforest Village we’ve had a number of inquiries from across the globe about the impact of bush fires on our beautiful rain forest. Read on for a touching exchange between Canadian and Australian forest lovers.

“Hello there,

C….. here from Ontario, Canada.  Just wondering how the Daintree rainforest and Mossman Gorge area has fared through this fire season.

I am a travel writer and visited there a couple of years ago.   Now I am wondering how your forests are doing?  Did you experience devastating fires or was the rainy season and forest diversity enough to get you through safely?  I truly hope all is well and safe there.   Its been a very challenging season for so many of you in Australia and we, people in Canada, are very concerned.

Is it possible you could give me a little update on the state of your forest and comments regarding people coming to visit there in the near future. 

Thank you so much and blessings to you.

C……..”

What Really Happened in the Rain forest – my response

“Hello C,

Thank you for taking the time to make such a touching inquiry.  You can imagine how all Aussies have been deeply moved by the catastrophic bush fire events in every state and it is painful to recall what happened. We have been warmed and humbled by the outpouring of support from other countries, however its not over yet. 
In the Far North of Queensland dry conditions built to extreme during November and  December, therefore, all of us little rain forest dwellers were included in the country-wide fire ban. 

At home, in the rain forest, we had no bush fires. 

Our creeks dried up   we lost some eels, some rainbow fish and some freshwater crustaceans in the holes that once had water. Cassowaries and their chicks retreated into the deepest, coolest parts of the rain forest. Ancient trees began to self-mulch to protect their roots from the scorching heat. Deep, brown layers of leaf litter crunched and crumbled underfoot. Bird species that have never been seen here began to arrive and nest. We surmise that they were escaping the southern devastation.  The Coral Sea carried a thick blanket of tangy smoke to remind us of the tragedy unfolding for our western neighbors in the hinterland. At Atherton and Mareeba, fires burned too close to townships and our skies smoldered a pale orange hue for the last month of 2019. 

Long awaited rainfall came in January.

In the Wet Tropics and in the Daintree Rainforest in particular, we have been utterly blessed by recent, decent rainfall. Our wet season officially commenced on the 5th of January with 6 inches of rain in one night. I remember it clearly because I won the bet for that date.We have had regular, light falls almost every day. Last night we cached another 5 inches of heaven sent, luscious rainwater. Thunder and lightening crack and mumble through the water filled tree trunks.
The forest drinks it all up greedily, as if insatiable. Creeks engorge and run wildly out to sea to cool our beautiful coral reef. Waterholes, replete, are hosting a mayhem of corralling frogs. Majestic trees saturate and shed their heavy limbs to open light tunnels into the shadows of the forest….opening grow spaces for new trees to join the perpetual cycle of our cherished Daintree rainforest.

The Green Season is here

Heading into February 2020, the Daintree Rainforest looks and smells like Spring.
Her canopy is crowned with intoxicating blossoms for bats and birds and butterflies. New growth everywhere shoots suddenly – unexpected – in every glistening nook and cranny. Wild gingers and Fan Palms, pandanus and creeping vines are hurrying to lavish their greenness in the jungle. With heavy cloud cover and therefore dimmer light, the mushrooms and lichen throw soft bouquets across sodden logs and mossy bush trails. Due to warm temperatures and high humidity the mosquitoes are humming their familiar, green season tune. And so the path ends and begins, seemingly seamless.
Daintree Rainforest locals are overjoyed by each drop of rain that falls. Above all, we know how lucky we are to be here. We breathe this deep, green oxygen with the gratitude of people who escaped a close call while others are still dealing with fires. It’s time to review our eco footprint again. 
Thank you for the opportunity to exhale some of my recent emotions. I think we have all been traumatized by the bush fires in Australia. 
The fires had no impact on the Daintree Rainforest.  

Australia is a land of contrast

Finally, as I write, the nations Capital is experiencing severe bush fire conditions. Because we are the ultimate land of contrast, the Daintree Rainforest has commenced another wet season, untouched by bushfires. We will need a lot more rain to simply maintain the average, but at least we have some.

Make sure to come say Hello when you are next in the Daintree Rainforest of Far North Queensland, Australia.”
Wet Daintree rainrest- mushrooms sprouting everywhereGreenseason camping in the Daintree rainforestJanuary rain in the Daintree Rainforest brings color to the gardensBasket Ferns need rainfall to flourishLillies abound after rainfall in the Daintree
Kindest regards to you C….,
From
Janelle Moore
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