Un-powered sites of flat green grass, suitable for tents, camper vans, camper trailers and as simple stays as a swag.
Our powered site can accommodate small to large set up. From tents, camper trailers, campervans, to large motorhomes and caravans.
Our Drive-through sites are perfect for the overnight stop. Drive in, stay hooked up and drive out in the morning. A popular option, so BOOK AHEAD.
Set in a nice central location within our park, we have 4 hot/cold showers & 4 toilets. Our laundry consists of 2 washers and 1 dryer - coin operated. Also attached is our dog wash which is FREE of charge.
Fully self -contained with everything you'll need for a one night stop over or a full holiday getaway. Includes: Shower, toilet, Air-conditioning, cooking facilities, crockery and cutlery, linen supplied, toaster, kettle, tea and coffee, T.V., microwave and fridge/freezer.
Our swimming pool is kept at a lovely 24oC all year round, making for the perfect temperature to cool off or work up a sweat with some laps.
Bird lovers will enjoy the bird life that comes and goes with in our park. Being right on the creek and backing onto the Clarke Ranges, birdlife is in abundance. Spend an afternoon photographing these beautiful creatures by the creek or take the 30 minute tourist drive around Camerons Pocket/Mt. Charlton area to capture bird life in lovely scenic backdrops such as Boulder Creek.
The following list of birds have been spotted within or from our park:
Lewin's Honeyeater Rufous Whistler Spangled Drongo Red Brown Finch Chestnut Breasted Mannikan Yellow Honeyeater Blackface Cuckoo Shrike Figbird Yellow Bellied Sunbird Nutmeg Mannikan Fuscous Honeyeater Little Shrike Mt. Rush Black faced Monarch Mistletoe Bird White Breasted Wood Swallow White Throated Honeyeater Osprey Speckled Monarch Leaden Fly Catcher Magpie Lark Australian Magpie Brown Honeyeater White Bellied Cuckoo Shrike Common Koel Australian Wood Duck Pacific Black Duck-Darter Dusky Honeyeater Australian Grebe Little Pied Cormorant Little Black Cormorant Great Cormorant
Little Egret Nankeen Night Heron Australian White Ibis Straw Necked Ibis Black Necked Stork Black Kite Whistling Kite Brown Bellied sea Eagle Brown Goshawk Wedge Tailed Eagle Dusky Moorhen Masked Lapwing Peaceful Dove Bar Shouldered Dove Spotted Turtle Dove Pied Imperial pigeon
Striated Pardalote Rainbow Lorikeet Scaly Breasted Lorikeet Gould's Bronze Cuckoo Channel Billed Cuckoo Pheasant Coucal White Rumped Swiftlet Blue Winged Kookaburra Forest Kingfisher Helmeted Friarbird Noisy Friarbird Little Friarbird Blue Faced Friarbird Torresian Crow Great Bowerbird Welcome Swallow Tawny Grassbird Golden Headed Cisticola Red Backed Fairy Wren Black Winged Stilt Varied Triller Australasian Figbird Grey Fantail Olive Backed Sunbird Australian Pelican Brahminy Kite Rainbow Bee-eater
Reports of a Local Emu pair also regularly visit the Calen area during the summer months.
BIRD WATCHING LISTS can be obtained at the office and PLEASE let us know if you see any species not recorded.
Being North Queensland, this fire pit gets mostly used in winter but is open all year round for those who love to cook over fire or simply watch it burn.
Two BBQ's overlooking the creek, what could be better than that. Grab some meat from our local butcher and cook up a storm.
Free WiFi to all customers of St. Helens Gardens Tourist Park. See office for terms and conditions.
Running all year round and a great spot to let your dogs run lead free or grab the kids and go for a kayak.
Pamper your pooch with a freshen up in our dog wash area, open all year and ready for your puppy to sparkle! We also have a local dog grooming lady 1 minute away. ANGEL PAWS GROOMING 0467549364
Fully functional camp kitchen with Toasters, Kettles, camp oven, fridge, cooking facilities & washing up areas.
We have sites available long term, for both the seasonal workers and those who just love this area. For more information please contact reception on (07) 49588152.
Right out our back gate is the Calen Tennis Club, which kindly open its gates to the locals and our guests. With a gold coin donation, you can enjoy a game of tennis at your leisure. Thursday nights and Sunday afternoon are social days, the bar is open and everyone is welcome.
Our creek, right at our door step, is lovely most of the year round. Kayaking, canoeing, swimming & puppy play time is all welcome and encouraged. You can access the creek higher up if you’re looking to Kayak/Canoe down, that is a lovely few hours paddling.
These great get to know you nights happen across the year and usually when the park is full. A flyer will be popped on your windscreen or handed to you in person when they are happening.