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Camping in Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park

Do not feed lace monitors or any other native animals, and keep food and rubbish secure on the goanna poles provided. Photo: Lyall Naylor.

Do not feed lace monitors or any other native animals, and keep food and rubbish secure on the goanna poles provided. Photo: Lyall Naylor.

Camp within Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park at Noah Beach camping area. The camping area is in coastal lowland forest adjacent to Noah Beach.

Camping permits are required and fees apply—sites must be booked and paid for before travelling to the camping area. Your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

Noah Beach camping area is closed throughout the wet season every year from the first Sunday after New Years Day, reopening Good Friday. These dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions, and the camping area may also be closed after heavy rain. Observe road closures and restrictions, as penalties can apply. Check park alerts and with Department of Transport and Main Roads for local road conditions. The Bureau of Meteorology provides updated weather reports.

The maximum length of stay at this camping area is seven consecutive nights. The camping area does not cater for caravans or larger style campervans—see the table below for detailed site information.

Noah Creek is a 1km walk south along the beach from the camping area. Crocodiles may be present, so stay away from the water's edge and be croc wise at all times.

Lace monitors (goannas) are often seen patrolling the camping area for food scraps. Do not feed these or any other native animals, and keep food and rubbish secure on the goanna poles provided. Feeding wildlife can cause unnatural population increases, illness and aggressive behaviour.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Noah Beach camping area

Camp at Noah Beach camping area, near the mouth of Noah Creek, Queensland. Courtesy of Tourism Queensland.

Camp at Noah Beach camping area, near the mouth of Noah Creek, Queensland. Courtesy of Tourism Queensland.

Camping area features: 50m from the beach beneath the forest canopy, which gives protection from both the sea breeze and the harsh sun. Situated between reef and rainforest, it is central for exploration of Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park.

Location: 25km north of the Daintree ferry and 8km south of Cape Tribulation village.

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles and boat. Due to overhanging trees and tight turns, it is not accessible for caravans, large or high campervans or buses.

Number of sites: 15 numbered sites.

Site Vehicle type Tent pad^ Capacity (people) Carpark area* (length x width) Shade
1 Car/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Short and wide
(6.0m x 5.0m)
Shady
2 Car and trailer/2 x cars 2 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
8 Long and wide
(8.0m x 5.5m)
Partly shady
3 Campervan only No tent pad 4 Long and narrow
(8.0m x 3.5m)
Shady
4 Car and trailer/2 x cars 1 large
(5.7m x 3.8m)
6 Long and wide
(7.6m x 5.0m)
Shady
5 Car/campervan 2 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
8 Long and narrow
(8.0mx 4.3m)
Partly shady
6 Car and trailer/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Short and wide
(6.0m x 6.0m)
Partly shady
7 Car/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Long and narrow
(7.5m x 3.8m)
Partly shady
8 Car and trailer/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Long and wide
(7.5m x 4.5m)
Shady
9 Car/campervan 1 large
(5.7m x 3.8m)
4 Short and wide
(5.0m x 4.6m)
Shady
10 Campervan only No tent pad 4 Long and narrow
(7.0m x 4.3m)
Partly shady
11 Campervan only No tent pad 4 Long and wide
(10.0m x 6.5m)
Partly shady
12 Car 1 large
(5.8m x 3.8m)
1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
12 Short and narrow
(6.0m x 3.5m)
Shady
13 Car and trailer/2 x cars 2 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
8 Long and wide
(7.5m x 7.0m)
Shady
14 Car and trailer/2 x cars 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
6 Long and wide
(9.0m x 8.0m)
Partly Shady
15 Car and trailer/2 x cars 1 large
(7.7m x 5.7m)
8 Long and wide
(8.0m x 6.7m)
Partly shady

^ Tent pad: there are bollards between tent pads and car parks. Check that your tent will fit on the tent pads provided before booking a site. 

*Carpark area: 
Long: car and trailer can remain attached or camper trailer can be extended.
Wide: a car and trailer can park side by side.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, camper trailers and small campervans. Camp sites are not suitable for large or high campervans due to low overhanging trees and tight turns.

Camp site surface: sand or compacted tent pads.

Facilities: tap water, which should be treated before drinking, and biocycle toilets.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, gas or fuel stove, rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone. Camp sites must be booked and paid for before arriving at the camping area. Advance bookings are recommended for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Last updated
24 February 2015