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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!

Festival for Birds in the Daintree Rainforest

A Festival for birds and bird lovers.

The Daintree Rainforest of far north Queensland, Australia is a tropical feasting and breeding ground for endemic and migrating birds. That’s why birders  thrill at the variety of species living in this Wet Tropics region.

It’s not a real organised human festival here, but it sure sounds like one. Check out these brief videos to get a real sense of the feathered festivities.

Metallic Starlings

Metallic Starlings Festival in the Daintree
Image Credit Tims Australian Nature Pics

From September through March a large colony of Metallic Starlings nest right here in our campground. They return to the same Quandong tree every year and it sounds like one long party! Guests love the birdsong and the metallic starling antics crashing on from sunrise to sunset each day. Find out much, much more here. Numerous clutches are hatched throughout the season causing the numbers to increase dramatically. That’s why when the flock takes flight the sound is astonishing.

Daintree Rainforest Bird Watching
Image Credit Tims Australian Nature Pics

I have to acknowledge my gratitude for these splendorous images by the amazing Tim from TIMS AUSTRALIAN NATURE PICS . Tim is passionate about bird photography. Enjoy these!

 

Birds of the Daintree Rainforest

At the Daintree Rainforest Village  you can see a good range of the birds of the Wet Tropics region. Did you know that this region of far north Queensland, including the Great Barrier Reef Islands is home to  430 bird species , 13 of which are endemic.

At our camp ground in the Daintree Rainforest  mating pairs of Forest Kingfishers and Pacific Bazza are seen. At the right time of year, tick off the long  list of MUST SEE Australian birds. Double-Eyed Fig birds, Wompoo Pigeons, Yellow Breasted Sun birds,  Imperial Pigeon, Fruit Doves, Bush Stone Curlews, Lesser Sooty Owls, Orange Footed Scrub Fowl to name just a few. Oh and never forget the king of the jungle – the magnificent and prehistoric Cassowary. Cassowary FamilyThey all have their moments in our camp ground.

A World Heritage Listed Rainforest

The Daintree is the world’s oldest rainforest and because of this it became  World Heritage listed in 1988 so as to protect the ancient and magnificent biodiversity . Even though it takes up less than 0.1% of the whole country,  the Daintree Rainforest is home to over one third of Australian mammal species, 41% of our freshwater fish species and the majority of our butterfly species. With 3000 plant species it is not surprising that the Daintree is home to 20% of bird species too.

In fact, on the list of irreplaceable world heritage areas, Australia’s Daintree Rainforest comes 2nd out of 173,000.

The Pleasure of a Podcast

In conclusion, you can say that Metallic Starlings are always in festival mode. Want to hear a beautifully detailed and highly entertaining description of the Metallic Starlings of Daintree Rainforest?

Use the link to D’arcy of Daintree Podcast;  Metallic Starlings – Glittering Jetsetters.

Come camping in the tropics and Stay with us at Daintree Rainforest Village.

It takes more than a day to see the Daintree Rainforest.

 

 

 

Daintree Rainforest Daily Life. Part 1

Daintree Rainforest Daily Life.

Once upon a time, like today, there is a Little Red Post Box in Ze Jungle.Daintree Rainforest living day to day

Every day is fun and busy for the Little Red Post Box.

 

On Tuesday and Friday every week, Jack the Postman delivers all the people’s mail and parcels to the shop. He brings some newspapers for the people of Ze Jungle to read.Daintree Rainforest Daily Life
Jack collects the mail from the Little Red Post Box in Ze Jungle and takes it to the Big Smoke over the Misty Mountain and across the Crocodile River.

 


On Tuesday, every week, Dick the Big Blue Petrol Truck brings fuel for all the peoples generators and cars.
On Wednesday the Pie Man comes with all the yummy pies for the people who live in Ze Jungle.
On Thursday, the Ice Cream Truck comes with all kinds of chocolatee and vanillaree frozen treats for the good kids to eat.Daintree Daily living

 

 

Friday is fruit day, is everybody happy? Living in the Daintree RainforestNathan and Max, the Jack Russell, brings fresh fruit for the shop basket. Crazy 

 

 


Sometimes, if its raining real bad and the River gets in flood, the Jack and Dick and Pies and Ice Cream and Nathan and Max can’t get through.


The Giant White Lip Green Tree Frog likes it when it rains real bad. Daintree rainforest daily lifeHe hides inside the Little Red Post Box in Ze Jungle and waits to surprise the people with their letters and postcards and stamps and parcels.


Every day is fun and busy for the Little Red Post Box in Ze Jungle.

Geosirus, A New Daintree Rainforest Discovery.

Geosirus a pale and beautiful plant is newly discovered in the Daintree Rainforest of Far North Queensland.

The secrets of its continued existence are definitely worth reading if you have a fascination for all things humous and humorous.

 

Elizabeth Joyce, a Phd Candidate at James Cook University, Queensland, became very, shall we say intimate with Geosirus while visiting our steamy Australian rainforest. Joyce’s  has exposed a raunchy, some say scandalous, behavior among the Geosirus rhizomes, fungi and trees.

It all happens in the half light, under the soft and moist leaf beds of the rain forest floor.

See Elizabeth Joyce’s fascinating article about Geosirus, an early contender for 2019’s sexiest plant.

Discoveries in the Daintree

The steady current of new discoveries in the Daintree Rainforest is astounding. When you consider it has existed virtually unchanged for millions of years, its reasonable to think man would have found it all by now!

But no. This World Heritage listed national park continues to reveal a bounty of secrets to those who love to observe nature up close.

If you are ever fortunate enough to travel to this unique part of Australia, make sure to allow enough time.

Take your time to walk the trails, breath in the forest, dwell in the silence.

Discover more of your world.

Come and stay. You’ll need more than a day.