Caravanning holidaymakers watching the sunset

Caravanning to the Far North

Caravanning to the Far North

What you should know and where you should go

Caravans are a great way to explore everything the South East Coast has to offer. When choosing your next travel destination by road, consider the experiences the Far North of QLD has to offer! Not to mention the beautiful warm weather, even in the cooler months!

Taking a road trip north along the coast offers travellers spectacular scenery, views and hidden stopovers with a mix of city and country all in the one holiday.

The Basics

  • Plan your itinerary and route
    • Being organised is the most important point to ensure you have an enjoyable caravanning adventure. Before you go, set out a detailed plan of what you want to see. This will ensure you have enough time to see everything and that you are venturing the roads with the best scenery. Schedule in plenty of time to relax!
  • Travel during off-peak season
    • Far North Queensland and particularly the must-see destinations surrounding Cairns are hot spots for families during the holiday season due to the family-oriented amenities and activities available. Check the school term dates on the government website before you plan your caravanning adventure here.
  • Keeping your caravan safe
    • Pack as lightly as possible for your road trip. Ease of towing and fuel efficiency is greatly affected the more load that you are carrying. Once again planning is key – knowing the kind of trip and how long it will take, the number of people that are going and the different environments you will be staying in will ensure you only pack the essentials.

Once You Reach FNQ

Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest, rumoured to be one of the oldest rainforests on the planet is about a 3 hour drive from Cairns. This rainforest is home to a unique collection of fauna, flora, fungi and native animals not experienced anywhere else in the country. Take a guided tour or choose to explore the beautifully natural surroundings all on your own.
Where to stay: Daintree Riverview Lodges and Van Park

Great Barrier Reef

An icon of the nort-east coast, the Great Barrier Reef offers visitors breathtaking scenery that can be experiened by boat, plane, helicopter or for the more adventurous, snorkelling and diving! There are many islands located throughout the reef making for great day trips leaving Cairns.
Where to stay: Cairns Holiday Park

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail

You can’t visit Far North Queensland without taking a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail. One of the most unique rail journeys in Australia passing spectacular waterfalls and straight into the Barron Gorge. Kuranda itself showcases historic and unique attractions, markets and shopping experiences.
Where to stay: Crystal Cascades Holiday Park

Orianna Lifestyle Resorts provides security for those who wish to get out and about on a great caravanning adventure. Enquire today about how your home can be well looked after while you are away!