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Free camps along cairns and cooktown
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 16:27

Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 16:27
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AlfMary are you asking a question or making a statement ?



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Reply By: Hoyks - Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 18:13

Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 18:13
If it is a question then there are some by the Annan River at the Cooktown end where you could do a spot of stealth camping.

To Cape Trib from Cairns it is all private land where you would stand out a bit, from Cape Trib to Lions Den it is rainforest and you would be hard pressed to get off the road. There are a few spots at some creek crossings that come to mind where you could roll out a swag under the NO CAMPING sign, just get going again before anyone comes through.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 22:10

Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 22:10
Go out the back of the Lion's Den. Good spot and does not cost that much.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 at 00:32

Sunday, Jun 08, 2014 at 00:32
If you are asking for campsites AlfMary, it may depend on whether you are camping out or have a self contained caravan or motorhome.

For Cairns there is free camping 60 kilometres south at Babinda with two sites.

Cooktown has a 48 hour free campsite but it is for self contained only, and furthermore units must have INBUILT grey water tanks.

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Reply By: AlfMary - Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 08:18

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 08:18
Thanks to all those who took the time to reply. I should have put my thread as a question. First timer.
We have set up our van for free camping with a de touchable grey water tank. We intend to travel up the east coast up to Cooktown next year and then take our time coming back to Wollongong.
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Follow Up By: LIFE MEMBER-snailbait - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 08:12

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 08:12
Cooktown have set up a 24 hr free camp in the town
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Follow Up By: seachange - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 18:09

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 18:09
The "free camp" in Cooktown is run by the council and you must go to the council (mon-fri office hours) they will inspect your RV to make sure it is fully self contained and give you a permit for $5 per night per vehicle and you can only stay for 48 hrs.
As for "rolling out your swag under the no camping sign" it is this behavior that spoils it for everybody, the same as dropping grey and black water "in the bush"
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Reply By: duck - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 18:45

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 18:45
Inland there,s are free camp just north of mt Molly & MT Molly has the best hamburgers
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