Peninsula Caravan Park in Cooktown; good value, and lots of room

Cooktown is a town that surprised me. It’s beautiful on so many levels, and has quite a lot of things to go and see. With no plan, we rolled in, and decided to stay for a couple of days at the Peninsula Caravan Park in Cooktown after a night at Cooktown Campout.

Camped at Cooktown Peninsula Caravan Park
We spent a couple of nights at Cooktown Peninsula Caravan Park, and really liked the area

Where is the Peninsula Caravan Park in Cooktown?

You’ll find this caravan park a few minutes drive from the main street of town, not too far away from the botanical gardens. It’s actually not too far from the coastline, but is nicely protected with a heap of trees and a big hill, which stops the unforgiving south easterly winds.

Grassy Hill Lookout
The Peninsula Caravan Park is well protected from the crazy winds

What’s there?

This is a fairly typical, older caravan park with a heap of room. There’s a refurbished swimming pool as you drive in, lots of areas to camp and a new amenities block.

You drive over a couple of small timber bridges, and the unpowered area is separated from the powered area. The unpowered area has undesignated camping, meaning you just find a spot that you are happy with, and set up.

You’ll find a number of cabins here as well, with some super friendly owners, and great views.

Nice camping at the Cooktown Caravan Park
There’s a heap of space to camp, with lots of shade
Lots of shade and trees in the Cooktown Caravan Park
There’s a lot of trees and shade, but watch the limbs that can drop

Amenities at the Peninsula Caravan Park

This caravan park has all the usual caravan park amenities, including a nice pool that was very nice to cool off in.

Amenities at Cooktown
The new amenities are decent, with nothing to complain about

What does it cost?

Unpowered camping at the Peninsula Caravan Park is $32 per night for a couple, and we were let off paying for our 6 year old which would have been another $6? Per night, which was awesome.

For what you get, its pretty great value, and we were really pleased with it.

Watch our vlog

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Is it any good?

We don’t like traditional caravan parks, but this is no normal caravan park. It’s got new owners who are doing things up, but the camping here is great. There’s plenty of space to spread out, nice views, its quiet and overall we really enjoyed our stay here.

For the price, you have absolutely nothing to complain about, and we’d happily stay at the Cooktown Peninsula Caravan Park again. We had a heap of fun exploring the Cooktown area, and would certainly recommend you stopping for a couple of nights.

From here, we headed north to the stunning Cape York region, and had a ball.

Views of Isabella Falls
We had a great time around Cooktown exploring places like Isabella Falls

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