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Top 5 Camping Spots in Townsville -Gather Around the Bonfire!

Camping is an exciting way to spend time with family and friends and enjoy nature at the same time. So, if you're planning on a camping trip in Townsville, here are five of the very best places.

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PALUMA RANGE NATIONAL PARK

How does camping at a World Heritage Area sound like? Awesome! The Paluma Range National Park is one beautiful wildlife reserve that's split into two sections, Mount Spec and Jourama Falls. However, out of these two, its only Mount Spec that provides areas for camping facilities and setting up tents. The park office is also located here. You can also bring your trailer or caravan to Paluma Range National Park. The Park is only one hour away from Townsville; therefore, if you're not feeling so bold as to roughing it with nature there are plenty of Townsville holiday apartments close by the likes of [Oaks Gateway on Palmer]

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WALLAMAN FALLS – GIRRINGUN NATIONAL PARK

Home to an array of spectacular plants and animals, this park has been untouched for thousands of years. The Wallaman Falls at the Girringun National Park is famous for being the permanent, highest, single-drop waterfall in the country, so it's bound to be a breathtaking sight! The Wallaman Falls provide a bunch of easy to moderate and difficult-level scenic treks. The park is also one of the only camping areas where you can have an open fire. However, you must collect the wood outside of the park.

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PORCUPINE GORGE NATIONAL PARK

Not so prickly as it sounds! If your perfect camping trip is something similar to the guys from Top Gear exploring through the Amazon Rainforest, then the Porcupine Gorge National Park is the ideal camping site for you. Expect plenty of exposed rocks, corrugations, and creek crossings. The Pyramid camping area here has a total of 22 sites for campervans and tents with bathroom facilities and picnic tables being available. There are also plus walking trails, lookouts, and a number of deep natural pools and creeks for a refreshing swim.

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WHITE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

The White Mountains National Park is a gorgeous reserve that's spread out across deep gorges and rugged sandstone bluffs. The park is famous as a protection site for 14 different ecosystems, ranging from heaths and grasslands to, lancewood forests, with motorbike, mountain bike, and 4WD trails everywhere. The only camping area here is the Canns Camp Creek which offers sites for trailers and tents only, as well as some of the basic facilities.

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BOWLING GREEK BAY NATIONAL PARK

Over 30 species of birds migrate from all corners of the world to the Bowling Greek Bay National Park during the summer, making it a paradise for bird watchers! You can spot these winged beauties from the many walking trails running along the park. There is only one camping area with public facilities found at the Bowling Greek Bay National Park. There are 3 areas without any facilities and several opportunities for remote camping and hiking wherever you feel is best. All of which can only be done with a permit.

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