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Lawnton Showgrounds Camping, Brisbane Queensland

Lawnton Showgrounds

The Lawnton Showgrounds Camping ground is a great value location to stay when visiting Brisbane.

It is very conveniently positioned as the Lawnton Railway Station is within easy walking distance. BCF, Bunnings, Supacheap, fruit shop, butchers, and lots more local shops are all nearby.

The Lawnton Pool is just next door.

Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area
Pine Rivers Showgrounds Lawnton

Strathpine Centre Shopping Centre is an easy 5 minutes drive away.

Lawnton Showgrounds Camping Facilities

There is excellent phone coverage at the Lawnton Showgrounds Camping ground with all phone carriers. The majority of sites are powered and have water. There are toilets, showers and a dump point is also available.

On Saturdays morning the Strathpine State School run the Lawnton Showground Markets are held within the grounds and are a good spot to grab a coffee, breakfast and maybe something from the stall holders.

Lawnton Pool
Parked up at the Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area on the oval
Lawnton Showgrounds

The Grounds of the Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area are locked each night. When you book in you will be provided a key to the gates for a $25 refundable deposit.

Big Rigs are also catered for with space for Buses and all large Motorhomes.

A new camp kitchen provides BBQ’s and seating.

Just a 2 minute drive away is the Leonies Laundrette Laundromat which is open 24hrs/7days for all your washing needs.

View of the oval from the Camp Kitchen at the Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area

The Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area does get very busy and at times closes for the Pine Rivers Show or other events. Call 07 3205 2597 to ask about availability.

Are pets allowed at the Lawnton Showgrounds?

The Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area is Pet friendly and therefore dogs are allowed.

The maximum stay is 4 weeks and after a 4 week absence you are allowed to return.

Cost for camping at the Lawnton Showgrounds to stay is $25 per night for a site with power and water hook up. They are now offering non-powered sites for $20.

Our stay was February 12-15th and March 4-5th 2018 and on and off whenever we are based back in Brisbane.

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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

How to get to the Lawnton Showgrounds Camping Area:

If heading north from Brisbane take the Strathpine Road turnoff at Bald Hills off the Gympie Arterial Rd/ Highway.

Follow the road through Strathpine to Lawnton until you arrive at the Pine Rivers Showgrounds at Lawnton.

Entry to the Pine Rivers Showgrounds and Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area
Pine Rivers Showground entrance

Coming from the north into Brisbane take the Anzac Road turnoff at North Lakes and turn right heading through Kallangur.

Follow Anzac Avenue to Petrie and take the first exit from the roundabout on to Gympie Road. Follow the road to Pine Rivers Showgrounds on your left for the Lawnton Showgrounds Camping area.

Contact Details for Lawnton Showgrounds Camping Facility:

Phone: 07 3205 2597
Website

What else is there to do nearby?

Visit Redcliffe

Take a drive to Redcliffe and enjoy the seaside atmosphere.

Read all about what to see and do at Redcliffe here

Explore Brisbane

Brisbane has significant history and has many hidden secrets.

Read all about what to see and do during your stay in Brisbane.

Redcliffe's Settlement Cove Lagoon
Settlement Cove Lagoon Redcliffe

Check out these other great spots for: Camping within 2 hours of Brisbane

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Have you stayed at the Lawnton Showgrounds Camping ground at the Pine Rivers Showground? Tell us about your Lawnton Showgrounds 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. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

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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Ringers Rest RV Park, Mareeba

Ringers Rest

Ringers Rest RV Park in Mareeba is the perfect spot to base yourself when exploring all there is to see around Mareeba, Herberton and the Atherton Tablelands.

We originally booked in for 2 nights and ended up staying for a whole week!

The Caretaker Carl made a comment when we arrived – he said this place is like glue! Most people book in for a night or two and end up staying a week or more which is exactly how it was for us!

It is so relaxing and quiet at Ringers Rest as it is away from town and the traffic noise .

Wide open space at Ringers Rest

Ringers Rest RV Park is just 8.1kms from the township of Mareeba.

Set in quiet bushland on private land, this awesome secluded bush caravan park caters for people with self-contained motorhomes, caravans, campervans and campertrailers.

There’s plenty of open flat land so it is also suitable for those with self-contained big rigs and buses.

You can enjoy the bushwalk to Tinaroo Creek which runs behind the property which is great for swimming as well as ‘catch & release’ fishing. 

The wildlife is amazing, Brolgas can regularly be seen inhabiting the adjoining paddock.

Parked along the fence near the animals

We love interacting with animals on our travels so we made sure we parked up along the fence line at Ringers Rest RV Park so we could enjoy interacting and feeding the friendly cows and horses as they come to greet us right beside our Motorhome.

Wake up at dawn to the sound of the hot air balloons taking off or landing in the adjoining paddock, as people go on an amazing ride over the Atherton Tablelands.

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Hot Air balloons over Ringers Rest

What are the property amenities at the Ringers Rest RV Park?

Ringers Rest has 15 acres of fenced level land set out as a camping area for RV travellers with self-contained vehicles. Tent camping and camping in your car is not permitted.

Long drop toilets with a ramp access are available but we have our own ensuite on board so did not need to use the amenities. Non-potable channel water is available.

Important Update – From 1 May 2022, all vehicles must be fully self-contained with your own toilet, shower, washing up facilities and black water tanks on board.

Camper trailers will need to have a privacy tent for showering and toileting. Toilets are NOT to be emptied in the paddock.

Parked along the fence at Ringers Rest RV Park

A Dump Point is not available on site however there is one opposite the Mareeba Leagues Club which is just 6kms east of the township of Mareeba.

Potable Water is also available opposite the Leagues Club.

All sites are unpowered and you can choose your own site to set up camp. 

As the campground is mostly wide open land, it allows for plenty of solar. Should you need to top up your power, generators are permitted.

Ringers Rest Communal Fire Pit

There is a communal Campfire at the Ringers Rest RV Park which is the ideal spot for everyone to gather around the fire and catch up over a drink or two at Happy Hour but also for you to cook your own campfire dinner.

On Sunday nights owner Dave cooks up a damper. Dave is also known to tell a few yarns and sing a song or two which adds to the already awesome Ringers Rest experience.

We had good coverage with both Telstra and Vodafone networks during our stay at Ringers Rest.

Hot Tip – We found Mareeba Sheds & Gas to be the cheapest in all of Oz for refilling our 4kg gas bottles!

Ringers Rest at sunset

Are pets allowed at Ringers Rest RV Park?

Ringers Rest RV Park do allow pets but it is conditional to your pets good behaviour.

There is certainly plenty of space to exercise your dog and take them for a walk around the campground.

Read more: Travelling Australia with our dog MACKS

Friendly horses and cows at Ringers Rest
Horsey close up

How much does it cost to camp at Ringers Rest RV Park?

It is just $10 per site per night for 2 people to stay at Ringers Rest and $5 for an additional person. Children 14 and under stay for free.

Note – Payment must be made in cash as there are NO Eftpos facilities.

Bookings are not required. There is a caretaker on site with check in hours from 8am to 6pm.

Camping at Ringers Rest Mareeba is seasonal. The RV Park closes from 1 December and re-opens on 1 May.

Our stay was 26th July to 1 August 2021.

View our YouTube Video on our stay at Ringers Rest and our time exploring the amazing Mareeba & Atherton Tablelands region:

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Ringers Rest Entry

Contact Details for Ringers Rest RV Park:

Phone:  0402 199 577
Address: 277 Fichera Road, Mareeba, Queensland
Website:

How to get to Ringers Rest Mareeba

Turn off the National Highway 1 onto Henry Hannam Drive. Continue along Henry Hannam Drive then turn left into Lockwood Road.

Follow Lockwood Road which then turns into Fichera Road. Then the entrance to the Ringers Rest RV Park will be on your left.

Ringers Rest Entrance

Which popular attractions are close to Ringers Rest RV Park Bush Camp?

There are a number of great and interesting places to visit and things to do in the Mareeba region within close proximity to the Ringers Rest RV Park.

Mareeba Heritage Museum & Info Centre

Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre

The Mareeba Information & Heritage Centre is an interesting place to visit.

Besides it being the local Visitor’s Information Centre in the front where you can pick up , be sure to take a wander through the Heritage Centre and check out the awesome exhibits showcasing Mareeba’s fascinating history including an open air museum.

Browse through the heritage gift shop or stop in for a coffee or snack at the on-site a coffee shop.

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and 9am – 3pm on weekends. Entry is Free!

Phone: 07 4092 5674
Address: 345 Byrnes Street, Mareeba, Queensland 
Website:

Mareeba Heritage Museum Outdoor exhibits

Mareeba Drive-In

You’ll find one of the few remaining drive-in theatres in Mareeba.

There are just 17 left in all of Australia. The only other drive-ins still operational in Queensland are at Yatala, Ipswich, Charters Towers, Jericho and Ayr.

The Mareeba Drive-in was built in the 1960s and operated until it closed in 1998. Subsequently, it opened in 2002 and has a 300 car capacity.

Generally open Friday & Saturday Nights. Camping is offered on movie nights for free with the price of the movie entry fee.

Phone: 0429 056 615
Address: 5303 Kennedy Highway, Mareeba, Queensland
Website:

Tinaroo Dam

There is plenty to see and do around Tinaroo that you can really make a day of it.

First of all we drove through the township of Tinaroo then on to Tinaroo Dam and walked across the dam wall.

We then drove down to the lower level to see the huge release of water flowing from the spillway before driving around Lake Tinaroo stopping off to have lunch by the lakeside.

Lake Tinaroo is a man made lake created from the damming of the Barron River in 1958.

Address: 4 Tinaroo Lookout Road, Tinaroo, Queensland

Millaa Millaa Falls

Waterfall Circuit

Follow the 17km sealed Atherton Tablelands Waterfall circuit that begins at Teresa Creek Road just south of Millaa Millaa and check out the amazing waterfalls.

There are 6 waterfalls along the circuit and we enjoyed visiting the 3 most popular waterfalls – Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie Falls and Elinjaa Falls.

These waterfalls are 3 of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia.

Millaa Millaa is undoubtedly the most famous of them all and is a popular spot for swimming. The Millaa Millaa Falls was heritage listed in December 2005.

Spy & Camera Museum

It’s not every day you have the opportunity to check out some amazing spy cameras so we made sure we visited the very unique Spy & Camera Museum in Herberton while we based ourselves at Ringers Rest Mareeba.

Located inside Herberton’s oldest house is the world’s most unique museum boasting some of the rarest cameras in the world. Even if you are not a camera or photography enthusiast, you are bound to enjoy visiting the Spy & Camera Museum.

We found the tour really interesting to see and learn how the various spy cameras were disguised and used.

Open 6 days Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 5pm. Closed on Mondays

Phone: 07 4096 2092
Address:
49 Grace Street, Herberton, Queensland
Website:

Places to eat and drink in the Mareeba & Atherton Tablelands region

Shaylee Strawberries

Don’t miss calling into Shaylee Strawberries.

Located between Atherton and Yungaburra and a great time to visit is during the months of July through to November when the strawberries are at best.

You can pick your own strawberries, enjoy a scrumptuous strawberry ice cream and take home a bottle of their yummy strawberry jam.

Delicious home-made sweets and coffee are also available in the Cafe.

Open 9am to 4pm Monday to Sunday.

Phone: 07 4091 2962
Address:
Cnr Gillies Highway & Marks Lane, Atherton, Queensland
Website:

Gallo Dairyland

While exploring Mareeba and the Atherton Tablelands there are so many places for a bite to eat but we happily discovered where to stop in for a chocolate treat! Who doesn’t love chocolate?

We couldn’t resist stopping into Gallo Dairyland which is only around 40 minutes from Ringers Rest Mareeba and certainly worth a visit.

Not only is it worth visiting for the delicious hand crafted chocolate, artisan cheese and yummy ice cream, which we personally sampled, but you can drop in for a late breakfast, morning or afternoon snack at the Cafe.

They also have an Animal Nursery which the kids will love!

Phone: 07 4095 2388
Address:
Malanda Road, Atherton
Website:

Emerald Creek Ice Cream Flavours

Emerald Creek Ice Creamery

There’s 40 flavours to choose from at the Emerald Creek Ice Creamery so there’s no shortage  to choose from.

It just might make it that little bit harder though because there are so many flavours.

Besides their premium ice cream and sorbet they have jams, marmalade, fudge and biltong. Light lunches are also available.

Open Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri from 12pm – 4.30pm and 10am – 4.30pm on Sat & Sun. Closed Wednesdays.

Phone: 07 4093 3373
Address: 3946 Kennedy Highway, Mareeba, Queensland
Website:

Golden Drop Winery

The Mareeba district is rich in coffee and wineries. As we are not coffee drinkers, naturally we chose to visit one of the wineries!

If you are like Adele and love mango, put the Golden Drop Winery on your list of places to visit in Mareeba.

They have everything mango from Mango Wine, Mango Sparkling Wine, Mango Port, Mango Liqueur Wine to Mango Cello.

Other fruity flavours are available though.

The Cellar Door is open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm

Phone: 07 4093 2750
Address: 227 Bilwon Road, Biboohra, Queensland
Website:

Read more: Things to See and Do in Cairns

What to take with you when exploring the Mareeba & Atherton Tablelands region:

Ringers Rest Mareeba is just an hour away from Cairns. Here are a number of great places to stay in the Cairns region:

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Have you stayed at Ringers Rest RV Park?

Did you book in for 1 or 2 nights and end up staying a lot longer?

Tell us about your stay at the Ringers Rest RV Park in the comments.

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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Woody Head Camping, Bundjalung National Park, Iluka

Woody Head Campground

If you’re looking for Camping in Yamba or Iluka the Woody Head Camping ground is the perfect place to stay.

Woody Head Camping in the Bundjalung National Park is just 5kms from Iluka in NSW.

It is beachfront camping with all the amenities for an amazing stay in an idyllic location.

Woody Head Camping Ground

Where is Woody Head Camping Ground?

Woody Head is located in Bundjalung National Park near Yamba in NSW and just a few kms from Iluka.

The Woody Head Camping ground is approximately 665kms north from Sydney and 205kms to the Gold Coast just across the border in Queensland.

It is a very popular campground and gets very busy especially during peak periods.

Access to Woody Head Camping Area is fully sealed and accessible by all vehicles.

Overlooking the bay from the Woody Head Camping Ground

Woody Head Camping Ground Amenities

All sites at the Woody Head Camping ground are unpowered but all other facilities are provided.

There are toilets and hot showers available for $1 for 4 minutes at the amenities block plus there is water available to each site.

On site at the Campground are bins and there is a dump point also.

There is even a boat ramp and the boaties were catching heaps of fish during our stay.

Kangaroos freely roam the Woody Head Camping ground

Kangaroos roam around the park and they aren’t scared away by humans so you are likely to have a close up experience.

Of course, always keep in mind they are wild animals and caution should always be taken when near Kangaroos as well as not feeding them.

You will undoubtedly however get to watch them throughout the day and hopefully you may even see a joey stick his head out of his Mum’s pouch.

Beach and bay at Woody Head Camping Ground
Woody Head Camping Ground right on the beach

There’s a beautiful bay and rocks to fish from or you can go snorkelling and swim in the sheltered areas.

Fire pits are located in various positions around the large campground which has 94 campsites.

On arrival just check in at the office and book your site or the best way is to use the NSW National Parks website to check for availability and book ahead.

During our stay we had good mobile phone reception with both Telstra and Vodafone networks.

Sunset from Woody Head Camping ground
Sunset from Woody Head Camping ground

Are pets allowed?

Woody Head Campground is located in the Bundjalung National Park and therefore pets are prohibited.

We were only able to stay at the Woody Head Camping Ground as sadly we had farewelled our beautiful Golden Retriever MACKS by this time.

Read more: A Tribute to MACKS the Best Dog I’ve ever known

You will also require a NSW National Parks Vehicle Pass. Cost is $8 per day or purchase a Multi Parks annual pass for $65.

The cost to stay is $34 per night for 2 adults. Additional adults are $17 and children 5-15yo are $8.50 per night. Children 4 and under are free.

Our stay at the Woody Head Camping Ground was 22-23rd October 2018.

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.

Contact Details for Woody Head Camping:

Phone: 1300 072 757
Website:
Address: 92 Woody Head Road, Woody Head, NSW

How to get to the Woody Head Campground:

From the Pacific Highway take the Iluka turnoff north of the North Arm River in to Iluka Rd and follow it for several kms all the way to the Woody Head Camping ground turnoff on your left.

Follow Woody Head Road in to the campground and stop at the office to book yourself in.

Checking out the conditions for fishing right in front of the Woody Head Camping ground
Checking out the fishing conditions

What is there to do in and around Woody Head Campground?

Fishing and Boating

Fishing at Woody Head is a popular past time.

You can fish off the beach or the rocks with a wide variety of fish available to catch.

Better still, take your boat out for the day and access some of the best fishing opportunities in the region!

Remember in NSW, you will need a recreational fishing license before casting a line.

Alternatively jump in and go for a swim or ride your Paddle Board in the peaceful waters of the Bay.

Sensational Sunrise from the Woody Head Camping Ground
Amazing sunrise at Woody Head Campground

Experience amazing Sunrises

Wake up early and experience the amazing sunrises that are often simply extraordinary from the Woody Head Camping Ground.

Adele woke up one morning and captured some awesome pics of the sunrise behind the spray of the ocean waves!

Black Rocks

Go for a drive on the Beach in your 4WD

Bring your 4wd and take the beach entrance before heading up Ten Mile Beach to Black Rocks Camping Area.

It’s best to drive along the beach around low tide for best conditions. Road rules apply when driving on the beach.

One of the Clarence River Ferries

Iluka/Yamba Ferry

Take the Clarence River Ferry across the river for a day out walking around the beautiful town of Yamba or just take a leisurely cruise on the Clarence River, the largest river on the eastern seaboard.

We had a beautiful calm day and it was fantastic just floating up the river enjoying the wonderful scenery.

The Ferry trip took just 20-30 mins and the cost is $9.50 per adult each way.

The two Ferry’s are beautiful old timber boats and have a kiosk and bar and are also available to hire for private functions.

The Clarence River

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The magnificent views from the Pacific Hotel

Lunch in Yamba

While in Yamba, we recommend enjoying a relaxing lunch with magnificent views at the Pacific Hotel.

The sweeping full views are extraordinary and add to the experience as you enjoy a cold ale or glass of your favourite wine.

We have eaten here several times and always enjoyed our meal.

It’s a great location to relax and take in the panoramic seascape with an ice cold frothy lager.

View of the Pacific Hotel from the beach at Yamba

Things to take when exploring Illuka & Yamba

·  Insect Repellent

Other great places to stay in the region:

Black Rocks Beach
Black Rocks Campground beach

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Woody Head Camping ground

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Have you stayed at the Woody Head Camping Ground? Tell us what you like about this beautiful 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.

Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all of 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.

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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Tully Showgrounds, Tully North Queensland

Tully Showgrounds

We stayed at the Tully RV Parking Area which is part of the Tully Showgrounds in North Queensland. The best part is it’s free to stay.

This great free camping area at the Tully Showgrounds is open all year round.

Tully Showgrounds Tully RV Parking Area

Tully RV Parking Area Facilities, Tully Showgrounds

The Tully RV Parking Area is strictly for self contained vehicles only, you must be able to contain your Grey water, no buckets are allowed.

Tully Showgrounds RV Parking Area is a 48 hour stay only.

There is a Dump Point available at the front of the park. Toilets, Water and Bins are also provided.

Use of Generators and washing of vehicles is not permitted.

We had great coverage with Telstra, Vodafone and Optus.

Tully Showgrounds Campsite

Is the Tully RV Parking Area at Tully Showgrounds Pet Friendly?

Pets are allowed however they must be kept on a lead at all times and cleaned up after.

Pet owners are also to ensure that their dogs are not causing a nuisance to others in the Tully RV Parking Area.

The cost to stay at the Tully Showgrounds in the Tully RV Parking Area is Free.

Our stays have been 20th August 2017 and 10th & 11th August 2021

Contact Details for Tully RV Parking Area,Tully Showgrounds

Phone: 07 4068 2288
Address: Butler Street, Tully
Website:

Tully Showgrounds Entry

How to Organise a Permit for the Tully RV Parking Area at the Tully Showgrounds

Simply present at the Tully Information Centre close by on the Bruce Highway prior to setting up at the Tully RV Parking Area.

A permit can be obtained during opening hours of the Tully Visitor & Heritage Centre.

Should you arrive outside of opening hours, simply call 07 4068 2288 and leave a message stating your contact name and number along with your vehicle registration number.

Permits must be displayed in your vehicle and clearly visible at all times.

Tully

How to get to the Tully RV Parking Area, Tully Showgrounds

From Mission Beach

Head along the Bruce Highway for approx 27kms.  Turn right into Butler Street at the traffic lights. In 210 metres, the Tully RV Parking Area in the Tully Showgrounds will be on right.

From Cardwell

Head north west on the Bruce Highway/Victoria Street/A1 towards Scott Street. Continue along the Bruce Highway for 42.3kms.

Then turn left into Butler Street. In 230 metres, the entrance to the Tully Showgrounds and the Tully RV Parking Area will be on your right.

Big Golden Gumboot

Things to do in and around Tully

The Big Golden Gumboot

Just 2 minutes from the Tully Showgrounds is the Big Golden Gumboot.

This supersized golden gumboot symbolises the fact that Tully holds the record for one of the wettest towns in Australia. The Tully region records some of the highest levels of rainfall each year.

The Big Golden Gumboot, standing 7.9 metres tall, has graced Tully since 2003.

Read more: Big Things of Australia

Tully Gorge

From the Tully Showgrounds, it is only 40.9kms and just over 30 minute drive to the  beautiful Tully Gorge. The diverse rainforest is a great place for bushwalking and a picnic.

The Tully Falls which mainly run in wet season can only be seen by accessing the Tully Gorge National Park via Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands.

Tully River which is only 115kms long is one of Australia’s most popular sites for white water rafting but must only be attempted by those with high skill levels or under close supervision of those highly experienced.

You can take a full day white water rafting tour departing from Feluga which is just an 8 minute drive from the Tully Showgrounds.

Book your Full Day Tully White Water Rafting Adventure with Dinner here>

Mill Tours

Tully Sugar Mill Tours

The Tully Sugar Mill runs tours during the busy crushing season in the months from June to November.

There are three tours daily and the tour goes for approx 1 1/4 hours with tour times starting at 10am, 11am and 1.30pm.

Note – Mill Tours have been suspended in 2021 due to CoVid.

Sugar Mill

Other great places to stay in the region:

Pin – Tully RV Parking Area, Tully Showgrounds

Have you utilised the free Tully RV Parking Area inside the Tully Showgrounds?

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.

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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