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Karijini Eco Retreat, Karijini National Park WA

Karijini Eco Retreat

The Karijini Eco Retreat is located in the amazing Karijini National Park in Western Australia.

This environmentally friendly retreat is nestled in bushland near to the Joffre Gorge. It combines a touch of luxury with an outback camping and glamping experience.

Karijini National Park is a bucket list destination when travelling Australia and you will absolutely amazed when you explore the magnificent gorges, waterfalls and pools, we certainly were.

Hancock Gorge Karijini National Park
Hancock Gorge Karijini National Park

Karijini Eco Retreat Camping Facilities

The Karijini Eco Retreat has a couple more facilities than the nearby Dales Gorge Campground. The added benefits of a shop and bar area are definitely a bonus for those staying at the Retreat. Plus, they are great for visitors as well.

There are 64 campsites located in Karijini Eco Retreat and all are flat and level.

All sites are unpowered and there are limited hot showers available. Generators are allowed between the hours of 4pm and 8pm.

There are no bins available, ensure you take your rubbish back out with you.

Read more about Camping in Karijini National Park: Karijini Camping

Are Pets Allowed at Karijini Eco Retreat?

As it is National Park pets are not allowed at the Karijini Eco Retreat. Our Golden Retriever MACKS stayed at a kennel in Karratha. We would recommend to try Mad Paws or finding a local pet sitter.

Read about: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Stay at Karijini Eco Retreat and do the Spider Walk
Spider Walk - Hancock Gorge in Karijini
Spider Walk

Are fires allowed?

Fires are not permitted in Karijini National Park.

There is no mobile phone coverage at Karijini National Park although reportedly Optus has switched on 3 towers and has some coverage available.

Hancock Gorge in Karijini is our favourite gorge in Australia.

Check out: Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Dales Campground is another location to camp while at Karijini National Park.

We didn’t actually stay at the Karijini Eco Retreat but stopped in for a look around.Β  While we were there we enjoyed an afternoon drink at the bar with friends.

Karijini Eco Retreat is one of two places to stay in Karijini NP

There is so much to see and do when visiting Karijini National Park. We recommend allowing 3 or 4 days at least!

It can get very hot during the summer months at Karijini National Parks. Be prepared and ensure you take plenty of water, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Resting in Karijini

When traversing Hancock Gorge there are water crossings to navigate. Wear good walking shoes and expect to get wet and enjoy a swim.

Cost to stay Karijini Eco Retreat is $20 per person per night.

Video was recorded on 7th September 2016.

Read more: Our 29 Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia

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

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Are there any other costs?

To enter Western Australia National Parks you will need an entry pass which costs $15 per vehicle. This allows you up to 12 passengers.

How to get to Karijini Eco Retreat:

Entry when via the Visitors Centre is an unsealed road and can be rough and corrugated. It is recommended only for 4WD or AWD vehicles.

If driving in 2WD or Motorhome, take it easy and you’ll make it there.

Distance from Karijini Eco Retreat to each gorge:

  • Joffre Gorge – 7.7km
  • Hancock Gorge – 10.4km
  • Weano Gorge – 10.5km
  • Dales Gorge – 44.7km
  • Hamersley Gorge – 86.1km

Check out our video review on: Dales Gorge Campground

Airing down - Karijini Eco Retreat
Letting our tyres down heading in

Things to see and do in Karijini National Park

There is so much to see and experience in the magnificent Karijini National
Park, the gorges are just spectacular!

Dales Gorge

Be sure to explore Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool at Dales Gorge.

Joffre Gorge

Joffre Gorge is close by and worth seeing however we missed it and will be back to see it next time.

Hancock Gorge

Hancock Gorge is truly stunning. Doing the Spider Walk through to Kermits Pool is a must! You will also need to decide whether to walk through the chest high water in the gorge or balance your way along the gorge wall.

Visit Kermits Pool from Karijini Eco Retreat
Kermits Pool

This leads you through to Kermits Pool, a great spot for a swim and lots of fun.

Hamersley Gorge

We are yet to visit Hamersley Gorge which is in the north-west region of Karijini. It’s another good excuse to go back πŸ™‚

Climbing up from Hancock Gorge
Climbing our way back up and out

Contact details for Karijini Eco Retreat:

Karijini Eco Retreat Website

Department Parks & Wildlife Website

Phone: 08 9286 1731
Email: reservations@karijiniecoretreat.com.au

Other great places to stay: Bayview Caravan Park Coral Bay and RAC Big 4 Exmouth

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Have you stayed at the Karijini Eco Retreat? Tell us about your Karijini Camping 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

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.

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

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

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyGΒ  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://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 lens – http://ebay.us/zWvfuIΒ  – 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/6CQOVCΒ  –  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/2ARPxToΒ  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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1770 Camping Ground, Queensland

1770 Camping Ground

If you are looking to go camping in 1770 Qld then the 1770 Camping Ground is perfectly located on Round Hill Creek with the most stunning Sunsets that you will see on Australia’s East coast.

1770 is one of the most amazing small beachside towns on the Queensland coastline.

There’s no shortage of fantastic beaches, superb fishing, swimming and did I mention spectacular sunsets?

Agnes Water is just 5 minutes away and is the furthest north in Qld where surfers can catch a wave.

With a bit of wind or swell people travel to 1770 and Agnes Water to get out their long boards and catch a wave around the Agnes Water headland.

1770 Beachfront Camping
1770 Sunset
One of the many amazing 1770 Sunsets

1770 Beach Camping

1770 Camping is limited to the 1770 Camping Ground and a Caravan Park with further Caravan Parks and Campgrounds located at Agnes Water nearby.

The 1770 Camping Ground offers a range of accommodation options.

Beachfront sites are available and come with power, a fire pit and the most magnificent views.

Beachfront sites do not have access to hook up to water or to release grey water.

1770 Camping Ground

1770 Camping Facilities

Cheaper sites are available back from the water in the 1770 Camping Ground and whilst all sites come with power you can choose to go unpowered and not use the electricity.

The Camping Ground also has a cafe and takeaway shop which provides meals and drinks plus some basic necessities.

Keep your eye out and you will see dolphins in the river and kookaburras around the campsite as we did.

1770 from above
Town of 1770

1770, like many beach places, can at times attract midges, if so apply insect repellent and cover up.

Open fire pits are available and we enjoyed a campfire at sunset with our neighbouring campers.

We didn’t use the amenities block but the toilets and showers block did looked fairly basic.

I did have phone coverage with full access to Telstra network and just 1 bar on my Vodafone.

Is the 1770 Camping Ground Dog Friendly?

The park is not dog friendly and does not allow pets.

Our first time to 1770 we had our Golden Retriever with us and were therefore unable to stay here.

1770 campfire

This is an awesome location, enjoy the video for more details.

The cost to stay at the 1770 Camping Ground was $46 per night for a powered river front site and $41 for non river front powered sites.

Update March 2021:
Beachfront sites are $50 per night and $54 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Powered sites are $45 per night and $51 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Unpowered is $40 per night and $47 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Children aged 4-15 years are $10 extra per night.
Extra Adults are $14 per night.

Our stay was 3rd June 2018

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre .

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

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1770 Camping Ground, Seventeen Seventy Qld – Contact Details:

Phone: 07 4974 9286
Website:
Facebook:
Address: 641 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770

How to get to the 1770 Camping Ground

Take Round Hill Road all the way to Agnes Water and turn left in to Captain Cook Drive to 1770.

Follow Captain Cook Drive past the LARC and around the right hand bend past the 1770 Beach Hotel and follow the road a little further to the 1770 Camping Ground on your left.

1770 LARC! Tours
LARC Tour of Bustard Head

What is there to do at 1770?

1770 LARC! Tours

While visiting 1770, be sure to go out on one of the LARC tours, they are fabulous.

A LARC is an amphibious vehicle capable of travelling over land and across water.

LARC vehicles are mostly used by the military and here in 1770 they are used to do tours of places usually very difficult to reach.

We have done the Full Day Paradise Tour which takes you right up to the Bustard Head Lighthouse and we have also taken a LARC Afternoon & Sunset tour which is amazing value and great fun.

Be sure to do the tour to the Bustard Lighthouse and race down the dunes of Middle Island.

Book all of your 1770 Tours here>

Day Trip to Lady Musgrave Island
Our day trip to Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island

Take a Day Tour to the amazing Lady Musgrave Island.

Swim with turtles and snorkel amongst the coral and fish of the Reef.

Go on the glass bottom boat to see all the marinelife and coral from above and walk around Lady Musgrave Island on a guided tour.

We did this trip and loved it, a must do when in 1770 and Agnes Water.

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are all provided so you can enjoy a great day at Lady Musgrave.

Tips: Take some Kwells seasickness tablets in case of a bumpy ride and a warm jacket for the return trip.

Book your Trip to Lady Musgrave Island here.

Sunset with the 1770 Sign

Sunset Viewing

There are a few spots to enjoy the stunning sunsets at 1770.

At the 1770 Marina there are some great spots to sit, relax and enjoy the view.

There’s seating and you can bring along a bottle of wine or a beer and enjoy.

Otherwise you can grab some fish and chips next door while you witness the extraordinary views as the sun goes down.

Sunsets silohette

From the foreshore in front of the 1770 Beach Hotel there are BBQ’s and seating or plenty of space on the beach to watch the sunset.

With some stunning boats and the river in the foreground it all makes for a magnificent photo opportunity.

1770 Sunset at the Headland

The other great spot is the 1770 Headland.

From the point you can enjoy the incredible views down the River and across the ocean and capture some memorable photos.

Fishing Charter

1770 Fishing Charter

The ocean waters of 1770 provide the most amazing reef fishing opportunity.

I chose the Hooked on 1770 Fishing Charters Half Day charter and we managed to get on to some nice fish including this nice Red.

Next time I’ll have to choose the Full Day charter which gets you out further to the deeper reefs and more time for more great fishing.

Places to Eat Out in Seventeen Seventy

Places to eat out in 1770

The 1770 Beach Hotel is a popular place to dine whether it’s for lunch or dinner.

Check out the Bar Menu or dine in the restaurant and take in the incredible views.

The 1770 Marina Cafe is a great place for breakfast or lunch.

Located in the LARC precinct at the 1770 Marina the Cafe serves gourmet breakfasts and delicious  healthy lunches and Burgers with great coffee or a selection of drinks.

You can find them at 535 Captain Cook Road 1770.

Read more about: What to do in Agnes Water and 1770

Pin – 1770 Camping

Other great places to stay in the 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 lens – https://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 lens – http://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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Best Townsville Camping Grounds to Stay

The Riverside Convention Centre run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Townsville offer one of the best Townsville Camping experiences.

In order to stay at the Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping ground, there are some requirements.

It is not a Caravan Park and therefore they have Council Permit regulations to comply with.

Also to stay at this great Townsville Camping Area you must abide by a few rules – no smoking, no alcohol, no swearing.

It is not your typical caravan park or campground and the Seventh Day Adventist School is also on the grounds.

The Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Area has quite a number of powered sites and a large unpowered area. It is suitable for all size vehicles and you can also stay in your tent.

Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping grounds

Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Facilities

There are two dated but very clean amenities blocks as well as Laundry facilities. It is only $3 per wash and there are plenty of clothes lines available.

We just use our Pegless Clothesline under our awning to hang up our washing. It is super quick to assemble and disassemble and you don’t have to rummage for pegs! They really are a game changer when it comes to hanging out your washing!

Read more on the: Pegless Clothesline – Hang out Washing easily

Riverside Cinvention Centre Townsville Camping Amenities and Laundry

Generators are allowed and there is a Dump Point available on site.

A number of taps are available therefore potable water was close to where we were camped up in the unpowered area.

The grounds are gated and access in and out by foot or vehicle is via a pin code. This added security ensures a safe and comfortable Townsville camping experience.

There is great phone coverage. We had excellent reception with both Telstra and Vodafone networks.

Note – Flying of drones in Townsville is mostly not allowed due to the airport and it being an Army base.

Dog Off Leash Area

Are pets allowed at this Townsville Camping Ground?

Pets are allowed at the Riverside Convention Centre Camping Ground and therefore you are allowed to bring your dog with you.

Just behind the Riverside Convention Centre is also a fenced Dog Off Leash Area. Simply use the same access code from the front pedestrian and vehicle gated entry for the back gate.

This great Townsville Camping Ground also backs onto the Ross River.

Cost to stay at the Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Ground

Powered Site: $30 for 2 People per night or $200 per week
Unpowered Site: $20 for 2 People per night
Powered Tent Site: $20 for 2 People per night
Unpowered Tent Site: $15 for 2 People per night

Our stay was 12th – 16th August, 2021

Townsville Camping Site

Criteria for staying at the Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Grounds

Your reasons for staying at the Riverside Convention Centre Townsville need to fall under one of the following categories:

  • Respite Accommodation for medical reasons
  • Short Term Accommodation to attend local Sporting and Music Events, Festivals, V8s
  • Education Use and Temporary Student Accommodation including home schooling travelling families
  • Religious Use – Church, Camps or Conferences
  • Emergency Accommodation for people referred from local aid agencies
  • Accommodation for Seventh Day Adventist Church Members and their families

Bookings must be made for the Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping area. Di and Jonno who are the current Managers are lovely, they are very helpful and friendly.

Simply call to check whether you meet the above criteria to stay.

Please note the Managers do not work weekends and the Office closes at midday on Fridays.

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre .

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

Ross River
Ross River right behind the Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Ground

Contact Details for Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Grounds

Phone: 07 4779 6708 or 0406 871 514
Address: Riverside Convention Centre, 55 Leopold St, Townsville, Queensland
Website:

How to get to the Riverside Convention Centre

Travelling from the North: Head south along the Bruce Highway/Townsville Road/A1. Exit onto Angus Smith Drive. Then take a slight left and merge onto Bruce Highway/University Road.

Continue to follow Bruce Highway and turn right into Leopold Street.

The Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Grounds will be on your right.

Travelling from the South: Head north-west on Bruce Highway/Edwards Street/Queen Street/A1 towards Graham Street. Use the left lane to take the slip road to Nathan Street.

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Bruce Highway/University Road. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on Bruce Highway/University Road and continue along the Bruce Highway before turning right into Leopold Street.

The Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Grounds will be on your right.

Riverside Convention Centre Townsville Camping Ground Gated Entry

Other great places to stay north and south of Townsville:

What is there to see and do in Townsville?

Here are 10 great suggestions for what there is to see and do in Townsville.

  1. Take a stroll along The Strand
  2. Swim in the stinger safe Strand Rock Pool
  3. Enjoy an icecream at Juliette’s Gelateria
  4. Catch a Cowboys Game at their new stadium
  5. Go Fishing off The Strand Jetty
  6. Visit the magnificent Magnetic Island
  7. Witness a sensational sunset from Castle Hill
  8. Cool off at the free Strand Water Park
  9. Check out the Jezzine Barracks Kissing Point Fortification
  10. Walk through the Townsville Botanical Gardens

Read more on what there is to see and do in Townsville: Top Things to do in Townsville

Pin – Best Townsville Camping – Riverside Convention Centre

Have you enjoyed staying at the any Townsville Camping grounds? We found the Riverside Convention Centre run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church the best camping ground to stay.

We also found the Seventh Day Adventist Campground in Broome a great place to stay as well!

Read more: Seventh Day Adventist Campground Broome

Tell us about your Townsville camping 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.

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 800d – https://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 lens – https://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 lens – http://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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TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking, Ingham Queensland

Ingham

The TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking at the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre is a fantastic place to stay. It backs onto the beautiful TYTO Wetlands Ingham which cover 110 Hectares.

There are walking tracks which allow you to take a stroll to see the 240 different types of birds or the resident Wallabies in the region. A TYTO Wetlands Map and details are also available at the Information Centre.

Direct views of the wetlands from our campsite at the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking area
Direct views of the TYTO Wetlands from our campsite

TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking Facilities

A potable water tap is available and there are ample bins throughout the RV park. Toilets are also available. There is a Dump Point here as well.

The TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking camping grounds are a 48 hour RV stay.  Simply register and pay at the Information Centre next to the campground.

You are required to be strictly Self-contained and absolutely no grey water can be released on to the ground. This is to protect the TYTO Wetlands. Camping is not allowed in Tents and Camper Trailers.

TYTO Wetlands right next to the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking
TYTO Wetlands Ingham Qld

Update September 2021: An advice from the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre received on 9 September 2021 regarding new rules around Grey Water. It states no buckets or drums are allowed unless they are water tight sealed. Your Grey water can only be collected within a fully sealed Grey water tank within your vehicle or by way of a portable fully sealed tank. Absolutely no water is to be released at any time.

Your Grey Water can be emptied in the Dump Point that is available on site. They do check that your Grey water is properly contained.

Use of generators is not allowed.

Are pets allowed at the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking?

The TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking is Pet friendly. Therefore dogs are allowed however you must keep them on a lead. Also you need to ensure you clean up after them.

TYTO Wetlands
TYTO RV Park, Ingham Qld

TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking Permit

A permit is required to stay in the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking area. Simply obtain a permit from the Visitor Information Centre prior to setting up. Also, you must clearly display your permit in your vehicle, at all times.

The RV Park is limited to 15 vehicles. To secure a spot we recommend that you arrive reasonably early. They also place a chain across the entry to the parking area once they close at 5pm each night, 4pm on weekends. No parking after these designated hours permitted .

The park is open from the 1st of March until the 30th of November each year.

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Sunset at TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking
Ingham sunset

This is a must stay for bird and animal lovers. The stay is picturesque and the sunsets across the wetlands are stunning.

Cost to stay at the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking area is great value at just $10 per vehicle per night.

Our stay was 21-22nd August 2017

Watch the video for more details on the beautiful RV Stay.

Contact Details for TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking:

Phone: 07 4775 4792
Address: 54 Cooper Street, Ingham, Queensland
Website: https://www.hinchinbrookway.com.au/
Email: tourism@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

How to get to the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking Area

From Townsville, head north along the A1 for 112kms and follow the signs for Bruce HIghway/Cairns/Ingham.

Turn left onto Cooper Street and in 240m you will arrive at the TYTO Self-Contrained RV Parking Area which is located behind the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre.

 7 Essentials – Tours to Experience

  1. Reefsleep in the Whitsundays is an amazing adventure. Spend the night on a pontoon sleeping in a swag on Hardy’s Reef in the Great Barrier Reef
  2. The Ocean Rafting tour from Airlie Beach is a truly fun day out. They took us to the best snorkeling places and the entire day was amazing
  3. For the best Full Day Island tour in Cairns we recommend the Fitzroy Island tour
  4. The Atlantic Clipper Full Day Sail is another fun and exciting experience in the Whitsundays. We can highly recommend doing this tour
  5. If you are on the East Coast, you can swim with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast. The tour leaves from Mooloolaba
  6. Swimming with Whale Sharks at Exmouth is also extremely popular and a great day out with the team from Eco Adventures on Lattitude 22
  7. One of Tasmania’s best tours is the Tasman Island Cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys out of Port Arthur. Three hours of cruising the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoying an up close look at hundreds of seals as well as dolphins and birdlife.

Things to see and do in and around Ingham

The Lookout Tower gives you a bird’s eye view of the TYTO Wetlands

TYTO Wetlands

The TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking area is perfectly located right alongside the TYTO Wetlands Ingham. Be sure to take a stroll through the wetlands and check out the great array of birdlife.

There’s elevated walkways and the Lookout Tower provides a bird’s eye view of the wetlands which is home to over 245 species of birds, tropical plants and native Australian wildlife.

Elevated walkways throught the TYTO Wetlands
Elevated Walkways through the TYTO Wetlands

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Wallaman Falls
Amazing Wallaman Falls

Wallaman Falls

Whilst in Ingham it’s a fantastic day trip to see Wallaman Falls.  It’s only an hour’s drive to Wallaman Falls from the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking area.

These are Australia’s largest single drop waterfall and there are fantastic views from above at the lookout or take the walk to the base of the falls for a close up experience.

Read about how: Wallaman Falls has the Wow Factor

Wallaman Falls from the Lookout

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Frosty the Big Mango Man
Adele with Frosty – The Big Mango Man

Frosty Mango

Visit the Frosty Mango for a delicious ice cream. It’s just 30 minutes to the south of the TYTO Self-Contained RV Parking area.

You can’t miss it, it’s right on the Bruce Highway. Just look for the Big Mango Man!

Frosty Mango Ice cream

Other great places to stay in the region:

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Have you stayed at the TYTO Self Contained RV Parking area and explored the magnificent TYTO Wetlands Ingham?

Safe travels

Kev and 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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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.

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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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