Daintree National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Noah Beach camping area is nestled in coastal lowland forest behind Noah Beach. Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

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Noah Beach camping area, Cape Tribulation

Located near beautiful Noah Beach, pitch a tent beneath the forest canopy at the only national park camping area in Daintree National Park (CYPAL).

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Camping area facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
Camp at Noah Beach camping area, near the mouth of Noah Creek

Camp at Noah Beach camping area, near the mouth of Noah Creek, Queensland.

Photo credit: © Tourism Queensland

Camp under the forest canopy, protected from the stiff sea breeze and harsh sun. Wake to the sound of the ocean—Noah Beach is a 50m stroll from your tent.

Lace monitors (goannas) are often seen patrolling the camping area for food scraps. Do not feed these or any other native animals and keep food and rubbish secure on the goanna poles provided. Feeding wildlife can cause unnatural population increases, illness and aggressive behaviour.

Noah Creek is a 1km walk south along the beach from the camping area. Crocodiles may be present in any water body, so stay away from the water's edge and be Crocwise at all times.

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.

Getting there and getting around

Noah Beach camping area is in the Cape Tribulation section of Daintree National Park (CYPAL), 133km north of Cairns.

  • From the Daintree ferry, drive 28km north along Cape Tribulation Road to the camping area, 5.8km south of Cape Tribulation village.

Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park map (PDF, 346.8KB) .

Before you visit

Opening hours

The camping area is open 24 hours a day.

  • The park is open 24 hours a day but access to the Cape Tribulation section is limited by the Daintree River ferry, which operates from 5am 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 Year's 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.

Camping area features: located 50m from the beach beneath the forest canopy, it is protected from both the sea breeze and the harsh sun. Situated between reef and rainforest, it is central for exploration of Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park (CYPAL).

Location: 28km north of the Daintree ferry and 5.8km south of Cape Tribulation village.

Map: Noah Beach camping area map (PDF, 182.2KB)

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles. Due to overhanging trees and tight turns, it is not accessible for caravans, large or high campervans or buses (maximum allowable vehicle height is 3.20m, see table below for further camp site size restrictions).

Number of sites: 15 numbered sites.

Site Vehicle type Tent pad^ Capacity (people) Car park area* (length x width)Shade
1 Car/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Short and wide
(6.0m x 5.0m)
Shady
2 Car and trailer/2 x cars 2 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
8 Long and wide
(8.0m x 5.5m)
Partly shady
3 Campervan only No tent pad 4 Long and narrow
(8.0m x 3.5m)
Shady
4 Car and trailer/2 x cars 1 large
(5.7m x 3.8m)
6 Long and wide
(7.6m x 5.0m)
Shady
5 Car/campervan 2 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
8 Long and narrow
(8.0m x 4.3m)
Partly shady
6 Car and trailer/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Short and wide
(6.0m x 6.0m)
Partly shady
7 Car/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Long and narrow
(7.5m x 3.8m)
Partly shady
8 Car and trailer/campervan 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
4 Long and wide
(7.5m x 4.5m)
Shady
9 Car/campervan 1 large
(5.7m x 3.8m)
4 Short and wide
(5.0m x 4.6m)
Shady
10 Campervan only No tent pad 4 Long and narrow
(7.0m x 4.3m)
Partly shady
11 Campervan only No tent pad 4 Long and wide
(10.0m x 6.5m)
Partly shady
12 Car 1 large
(5.8m x 3.8m)
1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
12 Short and narrow
(6.0m x 3.5m)
Shady
13 Car and trailer/2 x cars 2 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
8 Long and wide
(7.5m x 7.0m)
Shady
14 Car and trailer/2 x cars 1 small
(3.8m x 3.8m)
6 Long and wide
(9.0m x 8.0m)
Partly Shady
15 Car and trailer/2 x cars 1 large
(7.7m x 5.7m)
8 Long and wide
(8.0m x 6.7m)
Partly shady

^ Tent pad: there are bollards between tent pads and car parks. Check that your tent will fit on the tent pads provided before booking a site.

*Car park area:
Long: car and trailer can remain attached or camper trailer can be extended.
Wide: a car and trailer can park side by side.

Height restriction: maximum vehicle height is 3.20m.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, camper trailers and small campervans. Camp sites are not suitable for large or high campervans due to low overhanging trees and tight turns (see height restriction above). Camp sites are shady and therefore have limited sun for charging solar panels.

Camp site surface: compacted gravel.

Facilities: composting toilets.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, gas or fuel stove, rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Camp sites must be booked and paid for before arriving at the camping area. The peak camping season is from May to September, it is recommended you book early during this period to avoid missing out, as sites are limited. The maximum length of stay at this camping area is 7 consecutive nights. Sites can be booked up to six months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Be Crocwise

Crocodiles are potentially dangerous. Never take unnecessary risks in crocodile habitat. You are responsible for your own safety, so please be Crocwise in croc country.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Daintree safely and camp with care.