November 8, 2017
Pet-Friendly Caravan Parks: Cairns to Innisfail
Northern Queensland has some of the best places to stay with a pet. Here are some pet-friendly caravan parks from Cairns to Innisfail.
Lake Eacham Tourist Park
Located over one hour from Cairns, this tourist park has 5 cabins, powered sites, and a lovely shady space for unpowered camping. Located in the heart of the famous Crater Lakes District, and close to World Heritage Rainforest Walking Trails. Cats and dogs are allowed in cabins – there is a charge $10 a night for cleaning.
198 Lakes Dr, Lake Eacham 4884
T 07 4095 3730
Discovery Holiday Parks – Lake Tinaroo
Located opposite Lake Tinaroo, this holiday park allows well-behaved animals by prior arrangement to stay either on camping sites or sleep on the cabin’s verandah – conditions apply. Guests have access to a café and swimming pool. All pets must be kept leashed whilst in the park and picked up after. A refundable bond is required.
Tinaroo Falls Dam Road, Tinaroo Falls 4872
T 1300 727 044 or 07 4095 8232
NRMA Palm Cove Holiday Park
Located across from an amazing dog-friendly beach, which is off leash in some parts, this is a great place to stay in a tropical setting. Cats and dogs can stay in the park in your own caravan or RV. There are some great dog-friendly cafes and restaurants on the Esplanade to explore.
149 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 4879
T 07 4055 3824
Innot Hot Springs Leisure and Health park
Located in the centre of the small township, this place has good facilities and the local hotel is just a short walk away. A relaxing dip in the spring-fed pools in the park is most enjoyable at the end of the day. Facilities include toilets and showers, laundry (no dryers), telephone, kiosk/shop, gas refills, ice, barbecues, pool, pets OK. There are 20 powered sites, 50 unpowered sites, the park fits big motorhomes, and has onsite cabins.
Kennedy Highway, Innot Hot Springs 4872
T 07 4097 0136
NRMA Cairns Holiday Park
Set in a convenient spot close to town, this friendly park has great staff, clean amenities, free Wi-Fi, and a decent swimming pool. Small dogs, cats and birds are allowed in your own accommodation – not in the park’s cabins.
12-30 Little Street, Manunda 4870
T 07 4051 1467
Lake Placid Tourist Park
Set in a 14-acre tropical rainforest resort setting, this pet-friendly park welcomes domestic animals but conditions apply. Facilities include a shop, tourist information desk, kitchen, BBQ and swimming pool.
Lake Placid Road, Lake Placid 4878
T 07 4039 2509 or 1800 807 383
Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Park
Located near the Barron River, this beautiful rainforest village is positioned in a lovely tranquil setting. Facilities include; camp kitchen, swimming pool, Internet access, restaurant/café, booking office and kiosk. Dogs and birds are welcome.
88 Kuranda Heights Road, Kuranda 4881
T 07 4093 7316
Fishery Falls Holiday Park
Located on the Bruce Highway, 37 kilometres south of Cairns, this park has award-winning gardens, and is surrounded by luscious green mountains. Guests can choose to caravan, camp or stay in a range of accommodation. Although all small pets are welcome, they are not permitted inside park accommodation. A pub and coffee shop are within an easy stroll of the park. Guests have access to a saltwater pool and camp kitchen.
Bruce Highway, Fishery Falls 4871
T 07 4067 5283
August Moon Caravan Park
Set on 10 acres, and located on directly on the Bruce Highway south of Innisfail, this 3.5 star park welcomes all small animals. There is a saltwater pool, large camping area and sites for motorhomes. Pet-friendly features include a grassed off-leash exercise area. Pets must stay in own accommodation – not in the park’s cabins – and please keep them leashed at all times.
Bruce Highway, Innisfail 4860
T 07 4063 2211
Cowley Beach Caravan Park
Located about 8 kilometres off the Bruce Highway, 20 minutes south of Innisfail, this caravan park is ideally situated in a quiet location next to Cowley Beach. Most dogs, birds and cats are welcome in guest’s own caravan, motorhome or tent. Please keep on a leash at all times whilst in the park. The site caters for all sizes and comfort levels – small tents right up to large motorhomes.
Bambarook Road, Cowley Beach 4871
T 07 4065 4871
Kings Reef Hotel and Caravan Park
This quiet caravan park has a quite beachfront setting and offers powered sites, camping areas with large shady trees, a camp kitchen and BBQs. While pets are welcome they must remain on a lead in the park and on the beach. The resort has its own pub and a motel – but pets must stay outside!
Jacobs Road, Kurrimine Beach 4871
T 07 4065 6144
Tropical Hibiscus Caravan Park
This friendly caravan park has clean modern amenities and is well located with a pub and small shopping centre within easy reach and a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. Four-legged friends are welcome in your own caravan or tent.
2008 Tully Mission Beach Road, Mission Beach 4852
T 07 4068 8138