If you’re thinking about glamping in North Queensland, you’ve come to the right place. I have put together the ultimate glamping North Queensland guide to the most awesome Glamping sites!
Glamping allows you to experience the great outdoors and connect with nature with great comfort, luxury and amenities of a hotel room. If you are not into putting in the hard work for camping, then glamping is for you.
Queensland has a diverse and unique landscape depending on where you are, in particular North Queensland that includes tropical islands, sandy beaches, rainforests, wilderness trails and much more.
Top 10+ Glamping North Queensland Spots
These are the best North Queensland glamping destinations you need to add to your Glamping bucket list…
1. HAGGERSTONE ISLAND RESORT
Glamping at Haggerstone Island Resort is once in a lifetime glamping experience. The resort is situated on Haggerstone Island on the Great Barrier Reef QLD and you need to take a private charter from Cairns to get there.
The resort offers stays in individually designed huts on the beach, surrounded by palm trees and hammocks. All gourmet meals and activities such as snorkelling, spearfishing, kayaking, jet-boating are included in your stay. If you are looking for a unique beachfront glamping spot, the Haggerstone Island Resort has got to be on the top of your list.
2. KURANDA RAINFOREST CABINS
When looking for a glamping site in North Queensland, you can’t miss out on rainforest village. Staying here is the perfect way to surround yourself with some of the most ancient rainforest on the globe – while not holding back on any comfort.
Glamping at this site is in beautiful Rainforest Cabins suitable for couples and families with a bathroom, kitchen and a private patio overlooking rainforest and tropical fruit trees.
While staying at this amazing glamping site you can explore rainforest and the walking trails of the stunning Barron Gorge National Park, take Kuranda Scenic Rail and explore other areas of this unique part of Australia.
3. GILBERTON OUTBACK RETREAT
Located in Gilberton, a 6 hour drive from Cairns, this glamping site promises the most luxurious and highly-rated place to stay in the outback.
The retreat is built from local stone and timber on top of a bluff above the Gilbert River and features a cozy king size bed, self-contained kitchen and luxurious bathtub with stunning panoramic views of the Gilberton River.
There is no phone, television or WiFi, so get ready for a full digital detox. You will be an only guest at the site with kangaroos as your neighbours. All meals and activities such as 4WD Safari are included in your stay. A retreat that you’ll adore!
4. GYPSY WAGON GLAMPING IN FAR NORTH QLD
If you’ve ticked off glamping in a tent, yurt or a treehouse, why not trying glamping in a Gypsy Wagon.
Romany-style Gypsy Wagon is a part of Sweetwater Lodge located in Far North Queensland and features a comfy queen size bed, en-suite toilet, seating area, kitchenette, verandah and an outdoor area that includes hot shower, gas camping stove, kitchen bench and sink, BBQ plate, lounge area and hammock.
The Gypsy Wagon is set on stunning 160 acre property with lovely creeks, swimming areas and surrounded by mountains. Other than complete rest and relaxation, you might opt-in for bird-watching, bush walking, exploring the rainforest, or go for a Great Barrier Reef and Estuary tour.
5. SILKY OAKS LODGE
Located on the Mossman Gorge River in Tropical North Queensland, Silky Oaks Lodge is one of north Queensland’s most luxurious glamping destinations.
The lodge offers a stay in forty luxury treehouses styled with trendy furnishings and stunning views of the rainforest or Mossman River. Most treehouses are equipped with a spacious bedroom, a lounge area with daybed, luxury bathroom and a private deck with a bathtub and open air shower.
Silky Oaks Lodge offers a peaceful and secluded retreat but still close to the cafes and shops in Port Douglas.
Note: Silky Oaks Lodge is currently closed and will re-open on Oct 1 2021.
6. SEISIA HOLIDAY PARK
Located only 40km south of the tip of Cape York Peninsula, the island Seisia is the most northern community on mainland Australia. Seisia Holiday Park is located right on the beachfront and the ideal place to relax or to base yourself to further explore the Tip of Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands.
Seisia Holiday Park offers a wide range of accommodation units from A-frame cabins to cottages and from Seaview Lodges to camping sites.
A-Frame cabins and cottages sleep up to 4-6 people and are equipped with air conditioning, television, washing machine, and spacious verandas great for socializing and enjoying the view. Seaview lodges can accommodate up to 12 people and have a shared outdoor living area, kitchen, BBQ and laundry.
During your stay you can enjoy the natural beauty of the place, explore local wildlife, go fishing or try out a 4WD adventure.
7. CAPE YORK CAMPING
Situated 5 km away from “the Tip” of Cape York Australia, the Cape York Camping Punsand Bay is an ideal spot for all adventurers, beachcombers and birdwatchers.
The site offers accommodation in beachfront cabins and safari tents that can accommodate 2-4 guests. All cabins and tents offer cozy beds, a shower and a deck. Ideally located a few meters away from the beach overlooking the Torres Strait and just a short walking distance to the restaurant, bar and pool area.
While staying at this amazing glamping site you can visit a pearl farm on Roko Island, take a trip to “the Tip”, get scenic helicopter rides, explore the wildlife and many more.
8. ADELS GROVE CAMPING
Adels Grove Camping is an eco camping park located alongside Lawn Hill Creek, only 10 km away from Boodjamulla National Park. Surrounded with exotic trees, this camping site offers a great escape from daily grind to relax and recover.
Adels Grove Camping offers two types of accommodation units, including en-suited rooms and river view tents. Tents come with bed and bedding, seating area and a deck. En-suite rooms offer great comfort and are equipped with AC, a king single bed and bedding, a fridge, desk, storage space and shared deck area. Bathroom, kitchen and BBQ are shared.
During your stay you can enjoy hiking around the camp or plenty of organized tours to Boodjamulla National Park and Riversleigh Fossil Fields.
9. KEWARRA BEACH RESORT & SPA
Just 2 minutes of walk from the beach Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is a chic glamping site offering tropical retreat on a beachfront. Ideally located 20 min from Cairns Airport it is a perfect site for your stay if you’re looking to explore rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.
The resort offers accommodation in the individual beachfront bungalows overlooking beaches and surrounded with tropical gardens. Kewarra Beach Resort Cafe offers a great dining experience and serves a menu for any dietary requirements.
Beach Shack is located on the beach and serves beverages and wood fired pizzas. On-site you can also enjoy in botanical gardens, Lagoon pool with waterfalls or spend the day at the spa.
10. ROSE GUMS WILDERNESS RETREAT
This stunning resort offers a wilderness glamping experience in Cairns Highlands and Atherton Tablelands only 90 minutes of drive from Cairns Airport.
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat offers accommodation in 12 handcrafted treehouses and villa-treehouses that are fully equipped with king size beds, a kitchen, large bathrooms, wood burning place and a private balcony overlooking World Heritage mountain or rainforest views.
Depending on the size, the treehouses can accommodate up to 6 people. During your stay you can try out local hiking and cycling trails and enjoy the wildlife.
11. THALA BEACH NATURE RESERVE
Located on private property of 140 acres of native forest and access to a private beach, Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers a unique wildlife glamping experience. This secluded glamping site offers breathtaking views of the sparkling Coral Sea and is located just 10 minutes of drive from Port Douglas.
It offers accommodation in bungalows. You can choose between a Coral Sea Bungalow with stunning views on the Coral Sea and an Eucalypt Bungalow or Jungle Walk Bungalow in the heart of tropical forest.
Great spot for weddings, honeymoons or family getaways. You can enjoy plenty of walking tours, spend the day in a spa, on the beach or just enjoy stargazing while being surrounded by the sounds of the ocean and rainforest.
If you happen to stay in any of these glamping spots in North QLD, let me know how it went!
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