Top 10 free campsites near Cairns, QLD
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Top 10 free campsites near Cairns, QLD

QLD Cairns

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For those camping on the cheap, here are some great campsites we found near Cairns. 

1 Green Patch

Bruce Highway, Gordonvale, Queensland
28 minutes (29.7 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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2 The Boulders Camp Site

The Boulders Rd, Babinda, Queensland
57 minutes (70.4 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
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3 Eureka Creek

65217 Burke Developmental Rd, Dimbulah, Queensland
1 hour 39 minutes (113.4 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Swimming
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4 Walsh River

Watsonville, Queensland
1 hour 46 minutes (121.5 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
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5 Irvinebank Camp Area

2656 Herberton-Petford Road, Irvinebank, Queensland
1 hour 54 minutes (133.4 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
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6 McLeod Creek

Mulligan Hwy, Mt Carbine, Queensland
1 hour 55 minutes (143.2 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
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7 Emu Creek Crossing

Herberton / Petford Road, Queensland
2 hours 39 minutes (154.7 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Swimming
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8 Sandy Tate River Free Camp

, Queensland
2 hours 46 minutes (185.4 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
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9 Chillagoe Cockatoo Hotel Motel

3 Tower St, Chillagoe, Queensland
3 hours 5 minutes (199.4 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
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10 Rocky Tate River Camp

Almaden Gingerella Rd, Barwidgi, Queensland
2 hours 59 minutes (234.7 km) drive from
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
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