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Come spend some time camping on a sacred land! Gunnarr Campsite is open for visitors who want to expand their knowledge on Aboriginal culture. This campsite is located near Hope Vale in North Queensland.
Gunnarr Campsite got its name from the Aboriginal word “gunnarr”, meaning “crocodile.”
Gunnarr Campsite is a traditional land open to both self-drive and self-contained campers. The site has marked up areas where campers can stay, as well as functioning toilets and showers that are free to use. Campers are expected to bring their own water to the site and clean up all their rubbish.
In addition to this, the site offers cultural and bush tucker tours that will take you to lake and on country. You can also engage in activities such as birdwatching, croc spotting at night, and pig hunting arranged for you. Tag along tours are also available. Cud Murray (dinner), can be prepared for you as part of the tours.
Book your camp!
Camping - $30 per car of 4 people, additional $5 per person
Tag along - $500 per car, $250 per additional car
Cud Murray - price on request
Gunnarr Campsite will officially open this April 2020, the closing of the camp will depend on the start of the wet season. Minimum stay is one night.
You can book this experience easily with In2Culture. Simply click the ‘Book Now’ button, enter your desired date and number of people. Create your free In2Culture user account (recommended) or proceed as Guest to enter your credit card into our secure system with your booking. When the supplier confirms the booking, your credit card will be processed and you will receive a booking confirmation by email. If the supplier declines your booking you will not be charged and you will receive an email declining the booking.
The camp sites are located near Hope Vale, North Queensland. Hope Vale is about 35-minute drive from Cooktown via Endeavour Valley Rd and 4 hours from Cairns via State Route 81.
Getting there from Cairns
Take Lake St to National Route 1 in Cairns North going to Racecourse Rd in Cooktown. Follow National Route 1 to Endeavour Valley Rd. Continue Endeavour Valley Rd until you reach Hope Vale.
There is a bus departing from Cairns Railway Station and arriving at Charlotte St in Cooktown. It operates 6 times a week and the travel time takes approximately 5 hours.
Okapi Airlines operates flights from Cairns to Cooktown airport daily. The journey time takes about 45 minutes.