Overnight

unpowered sites

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Un-powered sites of flat green grass, suitable for tents, camper vans, camper trailers and as simple stays as a swag.

powered sites

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Our powered site can accommodate small to large set up. From tents, camper trailers, campervans, to large motorhomes and caravans.

drive through sites

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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.

hot showers & toilets

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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.

Ensuite cabins

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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.

swimming pool

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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 Watching

Bird Watching

  

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.

   

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Free WiFi

fire pit

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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.

bbq's

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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

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Free WiFi to all customers of St. Helens Gardens Tourist Park. See office for terms and conditions.

on the creek

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Running all year round and a great spot to let your dogs run lead free or grab the kids and go for a kayak.

dog wash

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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

camp kitchen

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Fully functional camp kitchen with Toasters, Kettles, camp oven, fridge, cooking facilities & washing up areas.


Fun in the Sun

long term sites

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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.

   

Community Tennis courts

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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.

kayak and canoe fun

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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.

park sausage sizzles

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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.