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Greenpatch camping ground is a free camp located 30 minutes drive south of Cairns in the town ship of Gordonvale. This camping ground has a strict maximum stay of 3 consecutive nights (72 hours) after which a person must not return to the camping area to camp within 14 days. Council workers regularly patrol the campground and may issue fines or evictions for non-compliance. Facilities include a dump point, picnic table, bins, toilets and coin-operated hot showers ($2 for 4 minutes). No power. No fires, no digging holes or removing plants, no mats/floor covering to be put down on the ground. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and dog faeces picked up and disposed of suitably. You must not dispose of your waste gray water or washing up water onto the ground. Do not litter. Generators may be used between 8am and 8pm. No loud music after 10pm. Kid Zone 10km speed limit. There is an area of grass near for campervans and tents. Caravans are to use the concreted pad towards the back (east) of the camp. Please ensure you are considerate to leave space for vehicles to enter in and out by not camping on walkways or roads, even if you arrive late at night. Secure belongings. Caravans, motorhomes and pop top campers must enter from the turnoff south of the Desmond Trannore Bridge. This is due to 2.2m hight limitation if you turn off on the Northern side of the river. Swimming is not recommended to the the presence of Saltwater Crocodiles in this area. Also be mindful of dogs swimming in the river water. The large fig trees in this location host bat colonies during certain times of year. Be aware of injured or baby bats under the large trees. Do not touch bats due to risk of rabies-like viruses. Contact 40534467 if you come across an injured or orphaned bat. For campground issues call 1300 696 427. Council recommends all visitors subscribe to Councils Disaster Dashboard to receive up to date emergency information.

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Lat: -17.099832 Lng: 145.786994

User Reviews



Closed 1st of December until 1st of May, with the council being able to close earlier depending on the conditions



What an awesome place to stop for up to 3 days. Great amenities block and plenty of room for all types of vehicles, wouldn't get in too late though as it fills up fairly quickly


Ash Pryse

It's Free!! 2 single lasses and a campervan - rolled in around 1730, parked alongside other campervans - plenty of people around, used the amenities provided (typical road side stop quality but with coin operated showers), felt safe and it was super convenient


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