Cape York Caravan Storage | 20 Places to Leave Caravan Before Cape York

Last updated on 6 May, 2023

Are you planning your road trip to Cape York and need a spot to leave your caravan in storage while you make the epic trip? There are plenty of Cape York caravan storage options available, giving you the freedom to decide your route and how far up the Cape you would like to take your caravan.

Many travellers take their caravans up the Cape York Peninsula to the tip. Many do not. Not all caravans are suitable for regularly changing road conditions up to the top of the peninsula, or similarly when we trekked it out to the stunning Nhulunbuy. Also, those planning to do the Old Telegraph Track and other remote locations (usually) do not want to be towing a caravan.

Cheap and secure caravan storage options where you can leave your caravan safely and travel to the tip are listed below. For our epic dog friendly Cape York road trip, we left our caravan at the Peninsula Hotel in Laura just before the dirt road started.

Please note that all prices and conditions stated below were correct at the time of publication. If there are any changes, let me know. Also, all storage options listed below are outside and unpowered.

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Caravan Storage Accessories

Caravan Security Devices

Securing your caravan against theft or break-ins when it is in storage may give you peace of mind. Options to consider are:

  • An anti-Theft Systems applied a caravan’s electric brakes
  • a trailer alarmed lock
  • GPS tracker and monitor via an app
  • a hitch lock and wheel clamp. 

Caravan Covers

All options for caravan storage in this post are outdoors. It may be a good idea to cover your caravan to protect it from the weather, being exposed and keep it clean. 

Cape York Caravan Storage

25 Cape York Caravan Storage Places

Caravan Storage on the Peninsula Development Road

Lakeland Caravan Park

For Cape York adventurers, Lakeland Caravan Park is conveniently right at the beginning of the Cape York Peninsula Development Road. Caravan storage is in an outdoor area. Additionally, guests can wash their vehicles on return from the Cape for a donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Storage fee: $8 per night or $40 per week

Dog Friendly: Yes

Peninsula Hotel and Campground (Laura)

Peninsula Hotel and Campground in Laura, approximately 60 kilometres up the Cape York Peninsula Development Road, is one of the last stops before the road turns to dirt. Camping is available at the back of the pub or in pub accommodation.

Caravan storage is in a fenced and locked paddock adjacent to the pub.

Storage fee: $4 per day or free if money is spent in the pub on the way up and back

Dog Friendly: Yes

Hann River Roadhouse

The Hann River Roadhouse has shaded camping by the river, food, fuel and basic supplies. There are friendly animals, including an emu for travellers to meet.

It is about 30 kilometres from Laura to Hann River Roadhouse. The road is close to 50 50 tar and dirt.

Storage fee: Camp one night and storage is free

Dog Friendly: Yes

Archer River Roadhouse

Archer River Roadhouse on the PDR has lovely bush camping, food, fuel and basic supplies. Travellers generally enjoy their stay here.

Caravans storage is on the grounds of the roadhouse.

Storage fee: Please inquire at the roadhouse.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Weipa Camping Ground

Weipa Camping Ground is in a lovely setting on the water’s edge; the sunsets out over the water are sensational. The camping sites are large, the amenities are clean and the pool is fantastic for an afternoon swim.

Some caravanners leave their caravans at Weipa, having driven the PDR but not wanting to take their vans up to the top of Cape York or if they are doing the Old Telegraph Track.

Storage fee: Caravan storage is $10 per night.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Bamaga Road

Bramwell Junction Roadhouse

Bramwell Junction Roadhouse has a camping ground next to the homestead and original cattle yards. The roadhouse also serves meals and drinks and has fuel.

Caravan storage is available. At the start of the OTT, the storage is often used by those who do the track.

Storage fee: Please contact the roadhouse

Dog Friendly: Yes

Where to leave caravan cape york

Caravan Storage on the Mulligan Highway

Palmer River Roadhouse

Storage fee: Please contact the roadhouse

Dog Friendly: Yes

Mount Carbine Caravan Park

Mt Carbine Caravan Park has a lovely bush setting and gets rave reviews from travellers.

Caravan storage is near the reception. Also, there fridge and freezers available to store food.

Storage fee: Caravan storage is based on two nights stay, then storage is free. Most guests stay one night before and one night when they return.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Caravan Storage Cairns and Surrounds

Big 4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort is a resort style caravan park with every facility and activity imaginable. There is a resort pool, water park, outdoor cinema screen, dog agility park, bouncy pillow, mini golf and more.

There is space for short term caravan and boat storage within the park’s secure grounds.

Storage fee: Nightly fee varies for storage.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Barrier Reef Tourist Park

Barrier Reef Tourist Park is a modern caravan park near Cairns with all the expected facilities. Plus, all the powered caravan sites have an ensuite.

Caravan storage is on the secure grounds of the park.

Storage fee: Caravan Storage starts at $7 per night

Dog Friendly: Yes

Caravan Storage Atherton Tablelands and Surrounds

Big 4 NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park

Big 4 NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park, set among six acres of lush tropical gardens, is a pleasant stay. The facilities and ensuite style amenities are well maintained and clean. There is a heated pool.

Caravan storage is available in the park’s compound.

Storage fee: Caravan storage is $5 per night.

Dog Friendly: Campsites only

Mareeba Bush Stays

Mareeba Bush Stays is a privately owned 12 acre campground on top of a ridge with stunning panoramic views for self contained guests. There are no marked sites. Guests decide for themselves where to set up, which means it is fantastic for anyone who loves some solitude or for groups that want to set up near each other.

Caravan storage is available.

Storage fee: Contact the park for more details

Dog Friendly: Yes

Ringers Rest RV Park

Ringers Rest RV Park is a secluded 15 acre bush campground with unpowered sites only, great for friends and family together to camp or those who want privacy. There are toilets however campers can only stay here if they have a shower and a kitchen sink. Also, strictly no ground tents or sleeping in your car.

Caravan storage is available.

Storage fee: Managers have asked to be contacted directly to be discussed.

Dog friendly: Yes

Wild River Caravan Park

Wild River Caravan Park is a rustic, peaceful country bush park with camping amongst some trees. There is an old rustic style camp kitchen and ablutions for guests. Also, for anyone not wanting to cook, they sell low cost home cooked meals to heat and eat.

Caravan storage is available.

Storage fee: Contact caravan park for details.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Caravan Storage Port Douglas and Surrounds

Big 4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park

BIG4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park is a beautiful, quiet park on the edge of town. It has well maintained and clean amenities, a large playground and a pool for guests.

Storage for caravans is next to the reception and is a popular choice by travellers heading north via the Bloomfield Track. There is an option to store some food in a fridge or freezer.

Storage fee: Caravan storage is $10 per night.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Caravan Storage Cooktown and Surrounds

Endeavour River Escape

Endeavour River Escape is a natural setting bush campground set by the Endeavour River and on the edge of Cooktown. Camping here is on spacious sites at an off grid campground with beautiful surroundings that nature lovers will particularly enjoy.

Caravan storage is available.

Storage fee: Contact the campground for details.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Endeavour Falls Tourist Park

Endeavour Falls Tourist Park has a tropical feel with lots of palm trees. It is also a pretty park on a creek, next to the beautiful Endeavour Falls, but no swimming because of crocs. There is an inground pool and dated, but clean amenities. The park has new owners, who are over time making changes and upgrades.

Storage fee: Contact park for details.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Peninsula Caravan Park

Peninsula Caravan Park is a gorgeous bush setting next to Mt. Cook National Park with large shady trees. There is a pool, a playground and clean, dated amenities.

Storage fee: $5 per day

Lions Den Hotel

The Lions Den Hotel is an eccentric historic pub with a fantastic atmosphere, crocodile free swimming holes (yay!), walls full of fun and intriguing memorabilia, food and cold beer. There are also camping sites available. Oh and no mobile phone reception – bliss!

Caravan storage is available, used by many who do the Creb or Bloomfield Tracks.

Storage fee: Please check with the hotel.

Dog Friendly: Yes

Cooktown Seafood Direct

No camping, strictly caravan storage only.

Private storage – contact Nicko 0418 643 272

Cape York Caravan Storage Map

To get a better idea where would be best for you to leave your caravan while you go up Cape York, go to the interactive Cape York Caravan Storage map. The map can also be downloaded.

Cape York caravan storage options are plentiful. You are sure to find the best place to leave your caravan (if you so choose) while you adventure up the Cape for a trip of a lifetime.

Also, please let me know of any other options available or if any options on this list are no longer available.


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