Birds on Barron Guesthouses and Campground is situated on 100 acres on the beautiful Barron River just 8 km North of Mareeba and in close proximity to the Mareeba Wetlands and Golden Drop Winery.
They offer a clean, safe and comfortable haven for guests requiring a unique non-formal stay with spacious and private campsites. Powered sites are minimal and self-contained camping vehicles/vans are preferred. The property also offers some lovely safe swimming holes and freshwater fishing.
Amenities are available to campers at an added cost, there is a communal fire pit for guests to enjoy with plenty of wood to collect on the property. You are also welcome to explore the orchard which provides some tasty seasonal treats.
Birdlife is prolific with plenty of accessible country to explore. The Barron River boasts clear running water year-round which provides a great place to cool off on hot days. Horses and cattle share the paddocks, so it’s not uncommon to be visited by a curious horse while relaxing under your annexe and enjoying the afternoon breezes.
They also offer guest house style accommodation with well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and television areas that are shared with other guests, for those needing a break from the RV or if you want to meet up with friends and family who don’t have an RV.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Highway 1 approaching Mareeba travel straight ahead onto Mulligan Highway (Route 81), continue straight on at the roundabout and after a further 6.5km turn right into McGrath Road, keep immediately left and continue for 1km to the property on the right.
Please attend office on arrival between 7am – 7pm If unattended or outside office hours drive in find a spot then send a quick text to the number provided informing of your arrival and someone will come find you in the morning.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Fees is from $10/night per couple for self-sufficient campers and $15/night per couple with amenities.
From $88.00 per night guest house bedroom.
Please call ahead for bookings at the number provided.
Birds on Barron promote a ‘no party’ policy on the property with music/noise to be kept to appropriate levels for everyone’s peace and enjoyment. Excessive alcohol consumption or disturbance to other guests will not be tolerated.
THING TO DO
Groceries can be purchased at the local Coles, IGA or be sure to ask your hosts about nearby farm gate stalls.
Handy to Birds on Barron is a local cash and fuel store which sells papers, drinks, ice creams and convenience items. Biboohra Cash Store is open 7 days per week, has great fish and chips and is in walking distance from the campgrounds.
Birds on Barron is ideal as a home base for travellers to explore Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Herberton Historical Village, The waterfalls way, Chillagoe, Kuranda and local attractions which are abundant.