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Noah Beach camping area

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Noah Beach camping area

Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (flush) No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
World Heritage Area

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Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (flush) No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
World Heritage Area

Pitch a tent beneath the forest canopy at Cape Tribulation's only national park camping area, near beautiful Noah Beach.

Pitch your tent at Noah Beach camping area and make it your base to explore Cape Tribulation.
Pitch your tent at Noah Beach camping area and make it your base to explore Cape Tribulation. Mike Prociv © Queensland Government
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Camp under forest canopy, protected from the stiff sea breeze and harsh sun. Wake to sound of the ocean—Noah Beach is a 50m stroll from your tent. As you laze around your camp site, look for lace monitors (tree-climbing goannas) patrolling the area for scraps. Remember not to feed them!

The camping area is a great base for your Daintree exploration, but overhanging trees and tight turns mean you can’t bring caravans, buses and large or high campervans here.

This park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity.

At a glance

Camping layout: Separate numbered sites
Site surface: Sand or compacted tent pads.
Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside car; camper trailer; campervan
Facilities:
Permits and fees: camping permits

Getting there and getting around

Noah Beach camping area is in the Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park, 100–150km north of Cairns.

  • From Cairns, drive 104km north along the Captain Cook Highway to the entrance to the Cape Tribulation section of the park at the Daintree River crossing.
  • The Daintree ferry operates 6.00am–midnight every day with a reduced service on Christmas Day and occasional breaks in service for mechanical repairs or during flooding.

  • From the Daintree ferry, drive 44km north along Cape Tribulation Road to the camping area, 5.5km south of Cape Tribulation village.

Road conditions

  • Beyond the Daintree River ferry crossing, the Cape Tribulation road is narrow and winding. Drivers should keep left and watch for wildlife, particularly cassowaries.
  • Conventional 2WD vehicle access is possible as far as Cape Tribulation, although high clearance is useful and caravans are not recommended.
  • North of Cape Tribulation the unsealed road to Bloomfield is suitable only for 4WD vehicles due to steep grades and creek crossings. The road may be closed after heavy rain.

Parking

Each camp site has a 'wide' or 'long' car park area. In a wide car park, your car and trailer can park side by side; in a long car park, your car and trailer can remain attached or camper trailer can be extended.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

The camping area is open 24hrs a day.

  • The park is open 24hrs a day but access to the Cape Tribulation section is limited by the Daintree River ferry, which operates from 6am to midnight every day with a reduced service on Christmas Day and occasional breaks in service for mechanical repairs or during flooding.

  • Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Seasonal closures

Noah Beach camping area is closed throughout the wet season every year from the first Sunday after New Years Day until Good Friday. These dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions, and the camping area may also be closed after heavy rain. Observe road closures and restrictions, as penalties can apply.

Climate and weather

The Daintree region has one of the wettest climates in Australia. During the wet season, from December to April, there are heavy and frequent downpours. Some areas receive more than 6m of rainfall annually. Maximum temperatures through the wet season range from 27–33°C, with humidity often exceeding 80 per cent. The cooler, drier months from May to September are the best time to visit. The weather is pleasantly warm with reduced humidity. Maximum temperatures average 26°C.

Permits and fees

    Organised events

    • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
  • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.

Camping

  • The maximum length of stay at this camping area is seven consecutive nights.
  • The camping area does not cater for caravans or larger style campervans.
  • The camping area may be closed after heavy rain and throughout the wet season.
  • Secure your food supplies and rubbish from goannas. Do not feed these or any native animals, and keep food and rubbish secure on the goanna poles provided.
  • Avoid creating new camp sites; always use existing camp sites.
  • Bring your camera and binoculars for viewing wildlife. A torch, preferably with a red filter to protect animals' eyes, is useful for spotlighting at night.
  • Don't dispose of foreign material or waste from chemical disposal units in the bio-cycle toilet systems.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Drinking water

  • Tap water is provided. Treat all water before use.
  • We recommend that you bring your own drinking water.

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed.

Rubbish

  • Bins are not provided. Please bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave.

Walking

  • Crocodiles are potentially dangerous and are found in the park. Be croc-wise in croc country.
  • Take care around cassowaries.These large birds can cause serious injury or death. Stay well away and never feed cassowaries. Be cass-o-wary!
  • Avoid stinging trees that are found occasionally alongside walking tracks in the park. Beware bites and stings.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.

Driving

  • Drivers should keep left and watch for wildlife, particularly cassowaries. Be cass-o-wary!

Boating and fishing

Last updated: 22 March 2018
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