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Banana Smores – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. So, to help us all ‘mix it up’ and ‘up our campfire cooking game,’ try out this unique take; banana smores! 

Banana Smores

Just like traditional smores, banana smores are a sweet, late night snack that’s normally saved for dessert. However, you won’t need sticks or poles for roasting the marshmallows this time. Instead, we are going to put the whole banana in!

Ingredients:

One banana per person

100g – 200g mini marshmallows

100 – 200g chocolate (might be nice to bring extra to save some for little treats throughout the camping trip. Just take into account that it will melt if not kept cool enough).

Tin foil (enough to wrap each banana fully)

Mini biscuits or normal biscuits broken into pieces (your choice).

Method:

DON’T peel the banana. Use a knife to cut each banana open down the middle, but without cutting all the way through (turn the banana into a bun almost – open on one side but still attached on the underside).

Put biscuit pieces, marshmallows and chocolate pieces inside the banana. Don’t be afraid to squeeze as much as you can in there!

Now, wrap each banana in tin foil so it is covered. Place very close to or on top of either fire or hot coals for five minutes or so – if you open the foil to check the banana smore and decide you want the banana to ‘grill’ more and the ingredients inside to melt further, put it back into the heat for another few minutes.

Tip: Why not try different kinds of chocolate to see which one you like the best?

 

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Campfire Potatoes – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. A great dish to make are campfire potatoes! Campfire potatoes are easy, filling, nutritious and tasty – everything you could want. You can choose what ingredients to stuff the potatoes with, then wrap them in tin foil and cook away. As a bonus, they don’t require any clean up once done, making them perfect for a meal under the stars.

This recipe is based on a family of four, with each person having one campfire potato. If you have more family members or each person wants multiple potatoes, buy extra ingredients (remember, it’s better to have too much that you can use as a snack later on rather that not enough). 

Ingredients:

1 large potato per person

1 cup grated cheese

¾ cup sour cream

200g bacon or ham

4 Tbsp butter

8 tsp chives

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil Spray

+ tin foil

Method:

Spray the insides of 4 large pieces of tin foil with the spray. Pierce each potato several times all over with a fork then wrap them individually and tightly in the tin foil.

You can cook the bacon or ham by wrapping it with the potato, cooking it beforehand or cooking it separately to the potatoes at the same time.

Cook the potatoes over a fire (it should be glowing red but without flames) for roughly an hour. You can use a camping stove too, of course.

To test if they are done, pierce a knife or fork to the middle and see how easily it goes in. The potatoes are done when the fork slides in easily.

Open up the foil of each potato and cut each one open with a knife. Scoop the butter in first then divide the ingredients between each potato evenly. Eat away!

 

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Scrambled Eggs With Veg – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. Eggs are versatile, basic and yet taste so good. You can boil them, fry them, and more when camping, just as you would at home. But why not turn them into a full meal instead by mixing the veggies right in to make our scrambled eggs with veg recipe? Get your ingredients ready to whip up an uncomplicated, quick, and healthy dish. Feel free to add in or take out whatever vegetables you desire! 

Ingredients:

6 – 12 eggs

1/3 cup milk

1 large tomato, sliced

4 large mushrooms, chopped

1/3 red capsicum, chopped finely

1/3 green capsicum, chopped finely

OR 1/3 brown onion, chopped finely

Oil spray or 1 Tbsp butter

Salt and pepper

Optional: serve on toasted bread

Method:

In a bowl, mix the eggs until the mixture is smoothly blended. Stir in the milk.

Heat a pan and melt the butter (or spray on the oil). Stir in the egg mixture as well as all of the chopped vegetables. Cook until eggs are no longer running.

If you prefer well-cooked or fried vegetables, you can fry or boil them before you stir them into the eggs. 

Tip: Fry brown onion and mushrooms together in butter until browned first (they take the longest to cook). Then add other ingredients.

 

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Fluffy Campfire Pancakes – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. Pancakes are a traditional and much-loved breakfast meal. And, guess what? Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you can’t eat your favourite tasty foods! Try out our fluffy campfire pancakes recipe for a quick and easy start to the day. Instead of putting together the dry mix while you’re experiencing the outdoors, simply pre-mix it before you go camping. 

Store the dry ingredients in a ziplock bag, to mix with the wet ingredients whenever you decide to cook the pancakes. This recipe does require you to take butter, an egg or two and water to finish the batter and for cooking.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups plain flour

½ cup sugar

1/3 cup milk powder (unless you have an esky while camping to store cold items, in which case you can replace the amount of water below with milk)

4 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

½ cup – 1 cup water (depends on how thick you want the mixture)

2 eggs

Bring at least 50g butter (feel free to bring more and use it to cook every single pancake, even if the pan is non-stick, to give the pancakes extra flavour. Just know that this isn’t exactly healthy!).

Method:

Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a ziplock bag by putting them in and shaking the bag. Store away safely.

When camping, mix the wet and dry ingredients together in a bowl or bottle or whatever works best for you. Melt butter on the pan first, then cook each pancake until golden brown on both sides.

Tip: Serve with fruit such as bananas or berries for extra delicious-ness!

 

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Outdoor Adventures in North Queensland

The Wet Tropics is 80 million years older than the Amazon and covers a massive 9,000 square kilometres, including 30 national parks, and stretches from Cooktown to Townsville. It is a massive living natural wonder, and it is also a spectacular ecosystem serving home to many plants and animals, some of which aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Also boasting Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest, the Mackay Region is a nature-lovers dream location to explore. There are plenty of ways to take in the beauty of North and Far North Queensland, whether it be swimming, hiking, taking in a picnic, a gorgeous view or a short stay. With too many outdoor adventures to list here, we’ve compiled a few ‘must-do’s’ to inspire you to check out our magnificent backyard.

Walks and Hikes

Cairns and Douglas Shire Region

Kulki Walk, Cape Tribulation (easy, 10 minutes) – This walk takes you from the Kulki car park through the rainforest, onto a boardwalk to the beautiful Myall Beach.

The Arrow Tracks, Cairns (moderate, 1-5 hours) – The yellow, red, blue and green arrow tracks wind through Mount Whitfield, behind Cairns’ botanic gardens. There are stunning views along the way, some of the Cairns Airport where you can spot planes taking off and landing.

Mount Hypipamee National Park Crater Track, Tablelands (easy, 30 minutes) – This track leads to a viewing platform with incredible views looking into a volcanic pipe.

Walsh’s Pyramid (Difficult, 5-6 hours) – Hike the highest free-standing natural pyramid in the world! Standing at 922m tall, you can take on this challenging 6 km return track. Worth it for the 360-degree views at the top. Allow 5-6 hours to complete (allow for longer if you are taking kids with you.) Located 30 km south of Cairns.

Townsville Region

Djyinda Walk, Wallaman Falls (moderate, 2 hours) – Starting from the spectacular lookout of Australia’s highest sheer drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls, make your way down the mountain to the base of the falls. It’s a stunning sight to behold.

Forts Walk, Magnetic Island (moderate, 2 hours) – Take a hike up to a historic WWII fort with stunning views of the ocean and mainland at the end. It’s also an amazing location to spot koalas in the wild.

Many Peaks Track, Townsville – A long trail over challenging terrain to get a look at some spectacular scenery in Pallarenda, Townsville.
Mackay Region

Dugong-Sawmill track, Whitsunday Island (easy, 1 hour) – Stroll through the rainforest and a fairyland of mosses, lichens and fungi on this walk from Dugong Beach to Sawmill Beach.

Coral Beach track, Conway National Park (moderate, 1.5 hours) – Take a walk to the fantastic Coral Beach, enjoying glorious views across the Whitsunday Passage.

Bluewater Trail, Mackay (easy, walking time varies) – This trail will show you some of the best parts of Mackay, including the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Bluewater Lagoon and Iluka Park playground. Stop off wherever you wish and enjoy all the city has to offer.

Remember…

  • Look out for stinging trees. The heart-shaped leaves are covered in needle-like hairs causing intense and long-lasting pain.
  • Don’t go bushwalking alone. Many trails lead into areas with no mobile reception. It is a smart idea to take somebody with you, and take extra care not to let children out of your sight when hiking as a family.
  • Be wary of wildlife. Forests are often frequented by snakes, cassowaries, dingoes and more. If you do happen to run into one, keep your distance, don’t aggravate them and quietly move the opposite way.
  • Talk to children on how to treat wildlife respectfully.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, especially if you are going on a longer walk or hike. Wear comfortable, protective footwear, dress in cool but sun-safe clothes, wear a hat and always carry plenty of drinking water.
Swimming Holes and Waterfalls

Cairns and Douglas Shire Region

Babinda Boulders – Surrounded by lush rainforest; the Babinda Boulders are a popular swimming hole for people of the Cairns region.
Josephine Falls a beautiful swimming hole and falls in the Wooroonooran National Park.

Crystal Cascades, located close to Cairns – Is a local favourite secluded swimming spot. A series of small waterfalls, flowing into large pools nestled amongst large granite boulders.

Behana Gorge – A 3.2km walk through the rainforest to view one of Cairns’ best waterfalls.

Mossman Gorge – Beautiful walking tracks and crystal clear swimming in the World Heritage Listed, Daintree National Park. Experience an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of Australia’s Indigenous population and their connection to the natural environment. Located just 5km from Mossman. N.B there is no parking at the Gorge. Please park at the Mossman Gorge Centre, and purchase a ticket on the shuttle bus.

Tablelands and Surrounds

Millaa Millaa Falls – A heritage-listed plunge waterfall on the Atherton Tablelands. Take a dip in the cool waters and bring a camera… Millaa Millaa Falls are one of the most photographed in all of Australia.

Windin Falls is a spectacular waterfall in Wooroonooran National Park. The hike to the falls takes around 1 ½ hours walking at a steady space, so be sure to allow plenty of time to enjoy this natural wonder.

Lake Eacham is a lake of volcanic origin located on the Atherton Tablelands. Enjoy a dip in its clear, blue waters and take in an abundance of wildlife.

Lake Tinaroo is a large lake on the Atherton Tablelands famous for water sports and barramundi fishing. If you don’t own a boat or kayak, don’t worry. Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park have items for hire.

Nandroya Falls is a multi-drop 50 m waterfall accessible by a 6.6 km loop track.

Cassowary Coast and Surrounds

Alligator’s Nest – Got its name from a Scout group…so don’t worry – it is a giant reptile-free swimming hole in Tully, about two hours’ drive from Cairns.

Cardwell Spa Pools, between Cairns and Townsville – Enjoy soaking in the geological wonders of their blue waters. Depending on the time of day and sunlight, the chemistry of the rocks and water can vary the colour from a bright, baby blue to a more milky-blue colour. Best visited May-September.

Wallaman Falls – View Australia’s tallest single-drop waterfall located in Girringun National Park.

Townsville Region

Big Crystal Creek and Paradise Waterhole is given that name for a reason. Located about halfway between Townsville and Ingham in the Paluma Range National Park.

Little Crystal Creek, picturesque falls and swimming hole neighbouring Big Crystal Creek. Mountain water cascades under a heritage-listed 1930’s stone arch bridge.

Lake Paluma is a popular camping destination with a lake ideal for swimming just north of the town of Paluma. Has both camping and picnic facilities for a day trip or longer stay.

Mackay & The Whitsundays

Finch Hatton Gorge – Experience its wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations.

Cedar Creek Falls waterfall and swimming hole in Proserpine, north of Mackay.

Landmarks

Paronella Park, Mena Creek – One man’s dream to create a castle was opened to the public in 1935. The site of the first privately – owned hydroelectric plant. Paronella Park has received multiple Queensland tourism awards, is State and National Heritage listed and is a National Trust listed property.

Curtain Fig Tree, Yungaburra – Visit one of the largest trees in North Queensland, located on the Atherton Tablelands. Around 500 years ago, a small mammal or bird dropped the seed of a fig tree in the crown of a tree – and thanks to them, we now have the spectacular Curtain Fig Tree, measuring a gigantic 39m in circumference. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a fantasy movie (and if you really love it, you can visit its buddy the Cathedral Fig Tree nearby in Danbulla).

The Golden Gumboot – Was a prize given to the Wettest Town of Australia. Tully, claimed the prize hotly contested by Innisfail and Babinda. The 8m tall gumboot is located in the centre of Tully.

The Big Cassowary – If you want to add to your photographic collection of ‘Australia’s Big Things’ you can’t miss The Big Cassowary, located in Wongaling Beach.

Crystal CavesOne man’s dream of collecting precious rocks and minerals has been established as a shop and museum on the Atherton Tablelands.

Jezzine Barracks – A significant site for the Australian Military and Aboriginal people of the area and includes coastal boardwalks, artworks, traditional paintings and parklands.

Castle Hill landmark is a heritage-listed pink granite monolith located in the centre of Townsville. More than 2,500 locals frequent the site daily on a number of walking tracks. You can also just drive to the top for spectacular 360-degree views. Once used as a vantage point during World War II, an observation bunker sits on one corner of the Hill, reminding you of its military history.

SS Yongala is a famous shipwreck off the coast of Townsville, a favourite among divers.

The Big Mango – another ‘Big Thing’ to check off the list. You can find the 10-meter high Bowen Mango, located in its home town of Bowen at the Information Centre and why not try some delicious mango sorbet while you’re there.

Lookouts

There are numerous lookouts around the region that’ll give you stunning views over the rainforest. Check out the

Mount Alexandra Lookout in Cape Tribulation,

Henry Ross Lookout on the way to Kuranda,

Hinchinbrook Island Lookout near Ingham,

Castle Hill Lookout in Townsville,

Lion’s Lookout in Airlie Beach

Lamberts Lookout in Mackay.

Places to Picnic

Cairns Botanic Gardens, Edge Hill – If you want to experience the beautiful tropical foliage of Cairns then the Botanic Gardens are the best place to go. It’s a peaceful place that creates a wonderful atmosphere to sit and relax while enjoying your favourite picnic foods. If the kids are getting restless, there are many different gardens to explore and learn including the Gondwanan Heritage Garden and Aboriginal Plant Use Garden. There is also kilometres of paths and boardwalks to explore, the Nature Playground, the Tanks Arts Centre, the Watkins Munro Martin Conservatory for valuable and tender plants and butterflies. Plus the ground has plenty of toilets, an information centre and café.

Cairns Esplanade – You can take a walk along the foreshore and find your picnic spot, which is sure to be close to a playground or the Lagoon, a popular, free swimming pool. Muddy’s Playground is a must visit for families, there’s also Skate Plaza to check out, a bouldering park, the beach volleyball courts and multi-use court which is FREE to use. Don’t forget to BYO basketball or Volleyball. Whether taking shade under a tree or basking in the sun, the Esplanade is a great place to have a picnic with your kids and play outside.

Crystal Cascades – In the rainforest, less than a 30-minute drive from Cairns, lies the peaceful Crystal Cascades. Here, there are several small waterfalls and an abundance of swimming spots. All of these are along a track that winds slightly uphill for over a kilometre next to the creek. You can experience a relaxing picnic while listening to the birds and admiring the greenery. When you’re done you can go for a swim to cool down.

Beyond Cairns

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas – With crystal clear waters and golden sand, this beach is the ultimate tropical picnic spot. It’s perfect for a lazy day of relaxing in the sun by the beach or under the shade on the grass. You can cool down by going for a swim in the patrolled section of the water.

Pioneer Park, Thuringowa, Townsville – A popular fishing spot, Pioneer Park is located on the banks of Ross River Dam and Ross River. With both picnic and barbeque areas as well as sporting fields, the park has everything you need for a family day out. Playgrounds are available to keep the kids active and happy. Additionally, the park is not difficult to get to.

Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens, Townsville – These gardens are home to a range of wildlife and native and exotic trees. These are situated amongst large lawn areas and paved pathways (which are perfect for a stroll, walking the dog and for the kids to ride their bikes on). Set up a picnic on the grass by one of the water features. Or, use the undercover picnic tables for a relaxing family outing.

The Strand, Townsville – The strand is a thriving beach foreshore where you can choose sand or grass for your picnic spot. Both will give you a great view. There are a number of fantastic playgrounds and the popular Strand Water Park to keep the kids entertained for hours. Bring the swimmers to take a swim in the ocean or the rock pool, or just enjoy a stroll along the beach foreshore. If you want to, you can even try catching a fish from the jetty.

Beyond Townsville 

Eungella National Park, Mackay – With all the essentials right there, including toilets, barbeques, tables and walking tracks, you can have a bush picnic in the mountains of West Mackay. Sky Window and Broken River are two great places to picnic and enjoy the nature of the beautiful Eungella National Park. If you want to take it a step further and camp overnight at Broken River, keep an eye out on the river platform. You might see some platypuses and turtles! The circuit and viewing platform and at Sky Window offer a spectacular view of the park.

Cedar Creek Falls, Whitsundays – If you’re keen to have a picnic with a fantastic waterfall backdrop, Cedar Creek Falls is the way to go. Lush greenery and local residents including lizards, butterflies and more will accompany you in this gorgeous spot. It’s only a short walk from the car park and a 20-minute drive from Airlie Beach. You can cool down by having a swim in the crystal watering hole. Make sure to pack a snorkel if you want to spot the turtles!

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay – Cape Hillsborough has a great picnic area with tables, but you can also enjoy a lovely beach picnic and swim if you wish. Kangaroos are often spotted at the beach during late afternoon. Pack a picnic for this time, watch the wildlife and stick around for the sunset.

 

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32 OF NORTH QUEENSLAND’S BEST CAMPING SPOTS

One of the many beauties of North Queensland is that you don’t have to travel far to find an amazing camping spot. We are truly spoiled for choice; choose to camp on the beach and wake up to a sunrise over the ocean, sleep under the rainforest canopy in the Daintree or opt for a farm stay experience to see a different side of life. There isn’t much in life that beats going to sleep and waking up beneath the night sky in paradise. Here are some of North Queensland’s best camping spots.

Cairns and Surrounds 

1. Daintree Rainforest Village Camp in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, in the middle of the Daintree Rainforest.

2. Ellis Beach – North of Palm Cove, Ellis Beach offers a location relatively close to Cairns while not being too touristy.

3. Lake Tinaroo – A number of campsites are available around the lake. If you love watersports, you’ll love Lake Tinaroo. Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park is a great option if you don’t want to rough it too much. They also have stand up paddleboards, conoes, kayaks, peddle carts and fishing boat hire. 

4. Granite Gorge Nature Park – just 12 Kilometres from Mareeba, relax in self-contained cabins or comfortable bush camping sites and explore their trails amongst the huge boulder landscape and handfeed a wild colony of Mareeba rock wallabies

5. Eureka Creek, Dimbulah – Free camping area besides Eureka Creek.

6. Upper Davies Creek, Tablelands – Offering camping spots along Davies Creek in tall open forest, great for swimming.

7. Woodleigh Station, Ravenshoe – Sitting on the border of civilisation and the outback, camp on a working cattle farm at Woodleigh Station.

8. Undara Lava Tubes Explore a delicate ecosystem. The lava tubes were created when lava spilled through into the river many years ago, making for a spectacular sight to see now.

9. Russell Island, Frankland Islands – Bush camping is available on High and Russell Islands, both of which are part of the Frankland Islands group.

10. Babinda Boulders, Babinda – Free camping area located near the beautiful Babinda Boulders, ideal for swimming.

11. Malanda Falls – Malanda Falls Caravan Park is located right by the beautiful Malanda Falls and fringed by rainforest. 

12. King Reef Resort, Kurrimine Beach Camp in a stunning location just steps from the beautiful Kurrimine Beach.

Townsville and Surrounds

13. Wallaman Falls Camp nearby the spectacular Wallaman Falls, Australia’s highest permanent single-drop waterfall. Adjacent to Stoney Creek, which is great for swimming.

14. Crystal Creek A gorgeous camping spot in the middle of the rainforest, popular with swimming.

15. Lake Paluma Lake Paluma is a drinking water storage and offers unique opportunities in a diverse rainforest environment.

16. Balgal Beach, Rollingstone – This free beachside camping area is located next to an estuary, popular for fishing.

17. Magnetic Island – camping at Bungalow Bay Koala Village offers the perfect base to explore Magnetic Island. Spend your days snorkelling, lazing by the beach, spotting koalas or hiking.

18. Saunders Beach, Bluewater – A small beachfront camping area north of Townsville. There is a playground nearby.

19. Keelbottom Creek, Hervey Range – Camp beside a creek lined with paperbark trees, providing plenty of shade.

20. Alligator Creek – Alligator Creek has it all, from gorgeous views to swimming spots and camping, too.

21. Broadwater Creek – This camping area provides a large, open grassy setting surrounded by tall, open eucalypt forests.

Mackay and Whitsundays

22. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island Camp at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – the dreamy Whitehaven Beach, which has some of the whitest sand in the world.

23. Oh Deere Farm Stay Stay on a beautiful working cane farm and learn all about sugar cane farming.

24. Cape Palmerston – Cape Palmerston Holiday Park is adjacent to a secluded beach, providing a unique getaway isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend your time away exploring the national park.

25. St Helen’s Beach Camp on a beachfront location at the beautiful St Helen’s Beach. picnic tables, barbecues and fireplaces are available for use, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

26. Lake Elphinstone A free campground great for boating, fishing and bird watching.

27. Keswick Island Camp on a gorgeous island surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna.

28. Smalley’s Beach, Cape Hillsborough A shady campsite just a stone’s throw from the beach. Keep your eyes peeled for wallabies and kangaroos.

29. Ball Bay Camping Ground, Cape Hillsborough Offering secluded camping on a small grassy campground, with the beach close by.

30. Broken River, Eungella Camp by the gorgeous riverside. You may even be able to spot a platypus!

31. Orkabie Downs, Sarina Spend the night at a family owned working cattle farm. Give the kids a taste of the farm life by helping collect the eggs and feed the chickens, pig and sheep.

32. BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort Only a few minutes’ drive from Airlie Beach, this location offers a swimming pool, obstacle course, jumping pillow, kids’ playground and regular family friendly activities.

Camping tips

Pack for all kinds of weather. Ahh, North Queensland – a place where it can be bucketing rain, and clear blue skies ten minutes later. Bring a variety of clothes, including rain gear, jumpers and singlets.

Before you leave home, check the park alerts. Closures are sometimes in place, and weather conditions (such as lots of rain or fire risk) can make camping potentially dangerous. Check the www.parks.des.qld.gov.au website for the latest information. You can also check www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au for traffic info and www.bom.gov.au for weather info.

Leave the iPad at home. Camping is a great opportunity to reconnect with each other, ground yourself and immerse yourself in all the region has to offer – go out there and have fun!

 

Check out this camping checklist to make sure you’ve got everything prepared. 

Here’s an additional list of fun camping games to keep everyone entertained!