Camp Sites

Emerald Escape Camping is offering fourteen private bush camping sites spread over nearly 3000 acres on the Cairns side of Mareeba, situated between Davies Creek Falls and Emerald Falls and bordering onto the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

There are three types of sites, including five “Emerald Creek Camp Sites”, five “Lake or Billabong Camp Sites”, and three “Great Views Camp Sites”

All Campsites have toilets provided, but you need to bring everything else.

Here a quick overview of our different camp sites, sorted by their types:
IMPORTANT NOTE: this is only a rough overview, you need to check the individual camp-site pages for more info before deciding which site to use.

Emerald Creek Camp Sites:

Camp Site

Camp 2 *1

Camp 5

Camp 8

Camp 9

Camp 10

Pricing Category

High

Medium

High

Low

Medium

Site Fee includes

5-11 People *1

4 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

Access

2WD *2

4WD *3

4WD or AWD

4WD or AWD

4WD *3

Location

On creek near falls

On creek

On creek

On creek

On creek

Total flat areas

3700 sqm *1

500 sqm

250 sqm

450 sqm

700 sqm

Distance to next camp site

250m *5

200m *5

250m *5

200m *5

330m *5

Max Capacity

150 People

50 Vehicles

25 People

8 Vehicles

10 People

4 Vehicles

20 People

6 Vehicles

30 People

6 Vehicles

RV

Large *1

Medium if 4WD

Small if 4WD

Small if 4WD

Medium if 4WD

Caravan

Medium *6

Medium *7 *8

No

Medium *8

Medium *7 *8

Camping trailer

Large *6

Medium *7 *8

No

Large *8

Large *7 *8

Toilet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water

BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

Shelter

Two Covered
70 sqm decks

No

No

No

No

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Lake or Billabong Camp Sites

Camp Site

Camp 1

Camp 3

Camp 4

Camp 11

Camp 14

Pricing Category

Medium

Low

Low

Low

Medium

Site Fee includes

4 People

2 People

3 People

4 People

2 People

Access

2WD *2

`2WD

2WD

2WD

2WD *2

Location

Large Lake

Small Lake

Small Lake

Large Lake

Small Billabong

Total flat areas

500 sqm

200 sqm

300 sqm

450 sqm

500 sqm *4

Distance to next camp-site

350m *5

470m *5

220m *5

350 *5

220 *5

Max Capacity

25 People

8 Vehicles

10 People

3 Vehicles

20 People

6 Vehicles

30 People

10 Vehicles

30 People

12 Vehicles

RV

Medium

Small

Medium

Medium

Large

Caravan

Medium

No

Medium *7

Medium

Large

Camping trailer

Large

Small *7

Medium *7

Large

Large

Toilet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water

BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

BYO

Shelter

No

No

No

No

No

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Great Views Camp Sites

Camp Site

Camp 6

Camp 7

Camp 12

Pricing Category

Low

Medium

Medium

Site Fee includes

3 People

4 People

4 People

Access

4WD *3

Low range
4WD only

2WD *2

Location

Up in the escarpment

Up in the escarpment

Easy Access

Total flat areas

200 sqm

740 sqm

850 sqm

Distance to next camp-site

850m *5

850m *5

620 *5

Max Capacity

15 People

6 Vehicles

30 People

8 Vehicles

50 People

12 Vehicles

RV

Small if 4WD

Small if 4WD

Large

Caravan

Small *7 *8

No

Large

Camping trailer

Medium *7

Medium *7 *8

Large

Toilet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water

BYO

BYO

BYO

Shelter

No

No

No

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*1 Camp 2 is split into 2A and 2B, with one covered wooden deck each. Camp 2A base fee includes 5 adults, camp 2B base fee includes 7 adults, or they can be hired together for a base fee including 11 adults
*2 might require 4WD or AWD; could be cut off after very heavy rains in the wet season
*3 4WD or AWD recommended, might be accessible by 2WD in dry conditions, at own risk
*4 could expand onto 3000sqm river-flat
*5 as the crow flies
*6 no caravans permitted on Cobra road (leading to Emerald Falls road). No such restriction via Henry Hannam drive. Be aware that there is a very steep gravel road section between our gate and the lookout.
*7 at own risk, requires experienced driver to turn around
*8 high clearance required

NOTE: Please check with us first during or after extreme weather events, they may affect accessibility