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Bitter Springs Camping, Mataranka NT

Bitter Springs Cabins & Camping

Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is good accommodation at Mataranka in the NT. We are back in some warm weather and exploring this amazing region with warm Thermal Springs to swim.

Our incredible outback adventure is just beginning now.

The Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is set right on the banks of the Roper River so you can camp right beside the river in a natural bush setting and enjoy fishing for barra in the river.

This is also the gateway to the amazing Bitter Springs thermal pools where you can safely enjoy floating down in crystal clear 34 degree water.

Read all about Bitter Springs and Northern Territory here.

Bitter Springs
Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs Camping Amenities

Camping at the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is fairly informal. You can pick your own camping spot and stay hitched to your caravan if you prefer. There is plenty of space so you don’t feel like you are crammed in at all.

There are riverside unpowererd sites and powered sites with bore water on  tap. The toilets and showers, laundry and camp kitchen are basic but do the job.

Bitter Springs Camping Toilets and Showers

Campfires are allowed but only in the unpowered riverside sites.

Generators are not permitted. A dump point is located just a couple of kms away in the public park on the corner of Stuart Highway and Martin Road.

Bitter Springs Camping Kitchen

An on-site kiosk sells bread, milk, ice as well as souvenirs and some fishing gear. Be sure to try their frozen fresh locallly grown mango! They also have snorkels, masks and noodles for hire if you haven’t brought your own to use at the springs.

I have 3 bars on my Telstra phone here so reception is ok.

Bitter Springs Camping Site

Are pets allowed at Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping?

The Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping is pet friendly therefore we were able to stay there with our Golden Retriever MACKS.

Pet Friendly Bitter Springs Camping

For us 3 adults our stay at the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping was $45 per night.

Cost Update as at 2021:
Unpowered Sites – $35 per night for 2 people
Powered Sites – $40 per night for 2 people
Additional Adult – $10 per night
Children over 2yrs – $5 per night
Discounts do apply when you pay in advance -and stay for 3 or more nights – 10% off and 7 nights or more – 15%

Our stay here was July 16-17, 2016

Contact Details for Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping

Phone:  08 8975 4838
Address:  255 Martin Road, Bitter Springs, Mataranka, Northern Territory
Website: 

Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping Entrance

How to get to Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping:

From Tennant Creek, travel along the Stuart Highway and go through the township of Mataranka. Turn right into Martin Road. Travel along Martin Road for approx 2.6kms and the entry to the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping will be on your left.

Coming into Mataranka to Katherine, travel along the Stuart Highway and before the heart of town in Mataranka on the right is the school and Police Station. Turn left at the school into Martin Street. In approx 2.6kms, entry to the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping will be on the left.

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.
Mataranka Sign

Popular Attractions close to Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping

Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs is just around 500 metres from Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping. Floating down with the natural flow of the crystal turquoise water is awesome. You float down, walk back along the path and repeat as many times as you want!

The water temperature at Bitter Springs sits around the 34 degrees mark and it is very refreshing way to cool off in the Northern Territory heat.

It is a natural pool and there are some tree branches and rocks underneath the water surface. Just remember to take a pool noodle or floatie.

Bitter Springs

Mataranka Thermal Pools

The thermal pools at Mataranka are a more like a swimming pool as they are more structured with concrete formed sides. steps and surrounding decking.

None the less they are fed with natural spring water, surrounded by a lush palm forest and are within 100 metres from the Mataranka Homestead.

Water temperature of the Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs sits at a constant 34 degrees.

Mataranka Hot Springs

Nathan ‘Whippy’ Griggs

If you are ever in Mataranka, be sure to check if Nathan ‘Whippy’ Griggs is in town. Simply give the Mataranka Homestead a call like we did.

He is an amazing whip cracker and entertains the crowd most nights at the Mataranka Homestead.

His show is Free to watch but it is worth either giving a donation or buying some of his merch as it is a great night!

Nathan Whippy Griggs

We of the Never Never

Mataranka is the capital of the Never Never and home to We of the Never Never. The novel written by Jeannie Gunn is basically an account of her experiences working at Elsey Station just near Mataranka back in 1902.

Within the grounds of the Mataranka Homestead is the replica homestead made for the movie “We of the Never Never”. Entry is free to the replica homestead which is located off the carpark and open all day, every day.

Later the movie was shot on location at both Elsey Station and around Mataranka. Each day the movie is played at the Mataranka Homestead.

We of the Never Never Homestead

The Territory Manor Barra Feeding

Twice a day you can witness the Barra Feeding at The Territory Manor just down the road from the Bitter Springs Cabins and Camping. Admission is free.

We stopped in for lunch at the Territory Manor and enjoyed watching the barra being fed while we were there.

They make such a splash as the hit the surface of the water and take the food. Our son Matt actually got to experience feeding them which was great.

Barra Feeding

Pin – Bitter Springs Camping

Have you enjoyed camping in and around Bitter Springs? Tell us about your experience!

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Caravan Parks

Port Lincoln Caravan Park, South Australia

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

We had to look for a good Port Lincoln Caravan Park when MACKS our Golden Retriever got sick in Ceduna and needed urgent treatment.

We found the Port Lincoln Tourist Park the perfect place to stay.

Port Lincoln is located on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and is considered Australia’s Seafood capital.

Our site had the most amazing ocean views over Boston Bay and is just a short stroll to a small jetty where we caught plenty of squid.

Fresh Calamari was an enjoyable part of our diet here at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park Campsite

Port Lincoln Caravan Park Facilities

The Caravan Park Free Wifi is good too, which isn’t often the case with Caravan Parks.

There are several amenities blocks which are very good, although not modern, with hot showers and excellent strong water pressure.

Two excellent camp kitchens are also on site with under cover BBQ’s, fridge and TV.

The staff at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park were really friendly and great to us, remaining patient as we dealt with our sick dog.

There is also a kids playground for the boys and girls to enjoy.

A Dump point is also available.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

The Port Lincoln Caravan Park is set on a hillside and therefore some sites, including much of the unpowered section, is located on sloping grounds and may not be level.

We would recommend asking to go for a walk and choose the site that best suits you before being allocated a spot or setting up.

Stunning sunrises are the best part of the day as it rises over the ocean providing the most spectacular views.

MACKS at Port Lincoln Caravan Park
MACKS recuperating at Port Lincoln Tourist Park after her sever case of Geratric Vestibular Disease

Are pets allowed at this Port Lincoln Caravan Park?

The Port Lincoln Tourist Park is pet friendly and we stayed here whilst our dog MACKS was recovering from Geriatric Vestibular Disease.

We can also very highly recommend the Lincoln Veterinary Centre, they were superb in diagnosing and looking after MACKS.

Keep an eye out around the grounds for the Bunny Rabbits that come out to feed during the afternoon.

Read more: Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS

MACKS at Port Lincoln Vet Hospital

Cost to Stay at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park

Cost for us was $32 per night plus $10 for Matthew less the Top Tourist discount. Having stayed for a week we received 1 night free and our week stay totalled $226.80.

Update: September 2021
Powered sites range from $35 to $40 per night.
Unpowered sites are $30 a night with fantastic bay views

Our stay here was 14-22 December 2016.

Watch the video for a look at this fabulous caravan park.

Contact Details for the Port Lincoln Tourist Park

Phone: 08 8621 4444
Address: 11 Hindmarsh St, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Website:

Welcome to Port Lincoln sign

How to get to this Port Lincoln Caravan Park

From the Lincoln Highway/B100 take the Light Street exit at the roundabout. In 110 metres turn right onto Tasman Terrace.

Proceed through 2 roundabouts and continue straight on Tasman Terrace before turning left onto Hindmarsh Street.

In 150 metres turn right, then in 50 metres turn left and in 20 metres the Port Lincoln Caravan Park will be on your left.

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

  1. To plug your RV with standard 15amp in to standard residential 10amp power source you will need a converter. We love our waterproof Ampfibian and after over 4 years it’s still perfect.
  2. Most people carry a Generator for back up power. 4wd Supacentre has a good low cost and popular generator while the Yamaha 2000w is a robust yet quiet excellent performer.
  3. A 20m 15amp Power Lead will ensure you reach your power source in Caravan Parks and Campgrounds.
  4. You will want a good blue Drinking Water Hose. Your typical green garden hose is not suitable for drinking from.
  5. A 4 way tap handle will help you find water whenever you need it
Makaybe Diva Statue

Things to do in and around Portland

Makaybe Diva Statue

Makaybe Diva is the first racehorse to achieve 3 wins in the Melbourne Cup and these three wins were in consecutive years -2003, 2004 and 2005.

Add to this fabulous record, Makaybe Diva is also the only mare to ever win more than one Melbourne Cup.

 Local Port Lincoln artist Ken Martin who sculpted the bronze statue took 9 months to complete the monument which was officially unveiled in 2006.

Check out the statue of this awesome racehorse which stands proudly at the Port Lincoln waterfront.

Flinders Archway Port Lincoln

Flinders Archway

The Flinders Archway commemorates the famous navigator Matthew Flinders. After setting sail on an expedition from England Flinders first arrived on the west coast of South Australia in 1802.

He continued to explore, map and name the South Australian coastline. In 1892, Flinders named Port Lincoln in honour of his native Province.

The stone archway was erected in May 1936. and a statue of Matthew Flinders RN and his cat Trim, donated to the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum by the Lang Foundation, was unveiled in February 2017.

Axel Senross Maritime Museum

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

The Axel Stenross Maritime Museum right on the waterfront is full of restored historic vessels, marine artefacts and assorted relics. Axel, a Finnish Ships Carpenter sailed to Port Lincoln in 1927 to load grain and decided to stay.

Knowledgeable volunteers and unique interpretive displays throughout the museum tell Axel’s the amazing story.

You can also discover the lost art of wooden boat building, his original living quarters, workshops and the still operating slipway.

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9.30am – 4pm and Saturdays and Public Holidays from 1pm – 4.30pm.

Magnificent views of Port Lincoln from Winter Hill Lookout

Winter Hill Lookout

From the Winters Hill Lookout, the views of Port Lincoln, the bay and Boston Island are simply amazing.

To reach the Winters Hill Lookout, it is simply a short 5 minute drive from the Port Lincoln CBD and was easily accessible in our motorhome.

Jetty at sunset

Other great places to stay in South Australia:

Pin – Port Lincoln Caravan Park

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Denham Caravan Park, WA

Denham Seaside tourist Village

This is a beautiful seaside town within the Coral Bay region of Western Australia with excellent Denham Caravan Park accommodation.

We stayed at Denham Seaside Caravan Park which fronts on to the stunning beach overlooking the most amazing turquoise waters.

From the beach you can see across to Dirk Hartog Island, Australia’s most western location.

Views from the Denham Seaside Caravan Park

Denham Caravan Park Facilities

This Denham Caravan Park has several amenities blocks and camp kitchens also with BBQ’s.

Another great feature is a games room with pool table, table tennis plus TV, guaranteed to keep children and adults amused for hours.

The Jumping Castle is very popular with children and even some adults who still believe they are kids.

There is no pool at the Denham Seaside Caravan Park however, swimming is available at the beach out the front.

It’s a great opportunity to get some sand between your toes, put out your towel and enjoy the spectacular beach and a swim.

The foreshore of the Denham Seaside Caravan Park

Are pets allowed at this Denham Caravan Park?

The Denham Seaside Caravan Park is pet friendly and therefore dogs are permitted. We stayed with our Golden Retriever while we were there.

We had good Telstra coverage and there is Wifi for Free available with no download limit.

Watch our video below for a look around the park.

Cost to stay was $55 per night for 3 adults
Update December 2020: Powered sites are $46 a night for 2 adults off peak. Specials are currently  available to stay 3 and pay 2 or stay 7 and pay 6. There are powered and unpowered sites plus ensuite sites.

For TAWK (Travelling Australia With Kids) members children can stay for free for 2 nights.

Our stay at the Denham Caravan Park was 27th September and 2nd October 2016 during school holidays.

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Contact Details for the Denham Caravan Park

Phone: 08 9948 1242
Website
Address: 1 Stella Rowley Drive, Denham WA

Shark Bay World Heritage Area

How to get to Denham Seaside Caravan Park:

From the N.W. Coastal Highway turn in to Shark Bay Road from Hamelin Bay.

Follow Shark Bay Road all the way to Denham and turn right at the roundabout in to Knight Tce.

Try to keep your eyes on the road with the extraordinary views to your left and follow Knight Tce to the end of the road where you will come to Denham Seaside Caravan Park.

Denham is located approximately 825kms north from Perth and is about a 9 hour drive from the Capital City.

From Shark Bay to Denham simply follow Shark Bay Road.

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.

What is there to see and do in Denham?

Ocean Park is just 25kms away from the Denham Seaside Caravan Park

Ocean Park Aquarium

The Ocean Park Aquarium is a great way to see some of Australia’s most amazing marine life in their natural habitat.

Ocean Park is just 8kms south of Denham which is close to Australia’s most western point.

Guided tours run between 9am and 3.30pm and take between 45mins to 1hr.

Aquarium tours include shark feeding and discovering marine life including moral eels, stonefish, clown fish, stingrays turtles and venomous snakes.

Shell Beach

Shell Beach

Shell Beach is entirely made up of tiny shells. The shell covered beach stretches 60kms and is 7-10 metres deep in shells!

This unique beach is just 45kms south-east of Denham and definitely worth a visit.

Whalebone Bay
Whalebone Bay

Francois Peron National Park

The Francios Peron National Park has spectacular contrasting red coloured cliffs against white beaches and turquoise blue waters.

Access to the Peron Heritage Precinct is via an unsealed road and suitable for 2WD however you will only be able to access beyond the Heritage Precinct to the north in a high clearance 4WD.

Denham Camping

On the western side of the Peron Peninsula, there are four popular camping sites right on the coast just south of Denham:

  • Eagle Bluff
  • Whalebone Bay
  • Fowlers Camp
  • Goulet Bluff

We enjoyed staying at the Whalebone Bay Campground where you can camp right beside the beach, go fishing and explore the rocky headlands.

Read about our stay at:  Whalebone Bay Campground

Monkey Mia Dolphiin Encounter

Monkey Mia

Just 25kms from Denham is Monkey Mia, famous for it’s wild dolphin feeding encounters. For more than 50 years, wild Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins have visited the beach at Monkey Mia.

The dolphins are offered fish by the Parks ad Wildlife Service Officers between 7.45am and 12 noon but it is best to arrive early so you can witness the dolphin experiences.

A handful of lucky visitors are chosen from the crowds of hundreds to feed a dolphin.

Entry fees apply to enter Monkey Mia.

A Day Permit is $15.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Concession, $5.00 for Children 6 – 16 years and $35.00 for a Family of 2 Adults and 2 Children. Holiday Permits for a 4 week period are also available. Please note separate fees apply for camping.

Pin – Denham Seaside Caravan Park

Other great Caravan Parks to stay in the region:

Have you visited the Denham Seaside Caravan Park? Tell us about your visit to the stunning Shark Bay region.

Safe travels   

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Atherton Caravan Park on the Atherton Tablelands

Atherteon Big 4

Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park on the Atherton Tablelands Queensland was our Atherton Tablelands accommodation for our 1 night in town.

We only had a 1 night stay at the Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park. In typical Big 4 style the park provided very good modern amenities, big pool and excellent lush grounds.

Elevated 752 metres above sea level Atherton has considerable rainfall each year and humid subtropical climate, therefore the countryside is usually a rich green colour.

Atherton is just 81.7kms from Cairns and is just around an hour and a half drive away over the range.

Read more about all of the: Best Things to See and Do in Cairns.

Atherton Caravan Park Pool

Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park Property Amenities

The Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park is nestled among 6 acres of tropical gardens and is a haven for a variety of birds. They offer a range of accommodation including cabins, villas, a lodge as well as Powered and Unpowered sites for RVs.

Property Amenities include a Salt Water Pool and Balanese cabana and barbecue.

Atherton Caravan Park Playground Camp Kitchen

There’s also a kids adventure playground and a special area to wash down your mountain bike. The Atherton Mountain Bike Park is located directly behind this Atherton Caravan Park.

A direct link from the Caravan Park to Yabi and Baldy Mountains is handy for avid bushwalkers. Although we are yet to scale Yabi Mountain, the views of the Tablelands from the summit are apparently amazing.

We had good Telstra coverage and Vodafone and Optus were ok.

Atherton Caravan Park Campsite

Are Pets allowed at the Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park?

The Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park is pet friendly. This is one of the reasons we chose the Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park as we were travelling with our Golden Retriever MACKS at the time.

Cost for the night was $45 for 3 adults with our Big 4 membership.

Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park Cost Update as at June 2021:
Powered Sites – From $49 for 2 people and From $44 for 2 people with Big 4 Perks Membership
Unpowered Sites – From $27 of 2 people

Our stay here was June 27, 2016

A morning fog made for an interesting morning video of the park.

Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park Contact Details

Phone:  07 4091 1407
Address: 141 Herberton Road, Atherton, Queensland
Website: 

How to get to the Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park?

From Cairns, take the Bruce Highway/A1 to Gordonvale. At Gordonvale turn right onto State Route 52. At the roundabout take the first exit onto the Gillies Range Road/State Route 52.

Continue along the State Route 52 through Goldborough and Yungaburra. Turn left onto Marks Lane then turn right onto Atherton Malanda Road/State Route 25.

Turn right onto Atherton Herberton Road/State Route 25. The Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park will be on your left.

Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park

What attractions are close to the Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park?

Tinaroo Dam

Tinaroo Dam is only a 22 minute drive from the Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park. You can drive around the entire lake but the road does have a few potholes so you need to drive carefully.

Lake Tinaroo is open to swimming, boating and fishing however you do require a Stocked Impoundment Permit. A SIP can be purchased online from the Queensland Government Fisheries or a Queensland Post Office.

The lake does have a number of resident fresh water crocodiles which have been reported and known to have been in the lake for a number of years.

Millaa Milla Falls with Ferns

Millaa Millaa Falls

There are heaps of magnificent waterfalls in the Atherton region and Millaa Millaa is one not to be missed. Two of the other falls on the Waterfalls Circuit are Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls.

Millaa Millaa falls surrounded by beautiful ferns and lush rainforest are one of the most photographed falls in Australia! At times as the water cascades into the plunge pool below it looks like lace. The pristine plunge pool at the foot of the falls is a perfect place to cool off in.

Keep your eyes peeled as you may even spot a platypus in these waters. 

Millaa Millaa Falls

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Fitzroy Island

One of the great tours out of nearby Cairns is a day trip to Fitzroy Island. Cairns is just over 80kms from the Big 4 Atherton Caravan Park and it takes just 45 minutes by ferry from the Cairns.

Enjoy a fabulous day of tropical island paradise on Fitzroy Island by swimming, snorkeling, relaxing on Nudey Beach or enjoying a cocktail at the bar. It is an awesome day out!

Book your Fitzroy Island Day Trip here>

Fitzroy Island
Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island

Other great places to stay in the region:

Pin – Atherton Caravan Park

Have you stayed in any of the Atherton Caravan Parks? Tell us about your experience?

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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