Home Rule Rainforest Lodge & Camping

Private Campground - Queensland


Tranquil camping  just half an hour south of Cooktown. With stunning rainforest surrounds and tropical birds and wildlife to keep you company,   what more could one want?  Except maybe an extra dose of  peace and quiet, which is hard to find these days. The gravel road opens up to lush greenery and  picturesque views. We have older but tidy amenities, simple and quaint, and offer very basic accommodation.  We are located at the opening of the walk up to the  stunning Homerule  waterfalls, and our  dams, and creek are swimmable most of the year.  This property has it all for doing some good old fashioned relaxing, refreshing and restoring. 

Homerule is a great choice for seasoned travelers,  family camping, explorers and nature lovers alike. A humble, off the beaten track, bush camping experience. Our business also hosts weddings, groups, school camps, tours and events during the year.  Please check dates to plan your visit to our beautiful part of the world.

Private Quiet camping, with lots of areas to enjoy the feel of the authentic bush camping experience. The property is over 100 acres and has many beautiful spots to choose from. 

At night, spotlighting to see nocturnal wildlife is a visitors delight. Bring a strong torch to catch sight of the possums and betongs that frequent the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air and lush surrounds. See the beautiful  Ulysses butterfly, Sunbirds, Forest Kingfishers, Wallabies, Cockatoos, Possums and if you are super lucky  you may glimpse a very, very shy Platypus down by the creek. 

This is a special kind of place. Without the frills and facade, we are a down to earth, budget camping and accommodation facility, surrounded by  picturesque  views. We offer tidy grounds, large open spaces and genuine peace and quiet.  There is a large camp kitchen and a dining room area used for groups  and  cabin guests. Hot showers and toilets in separate amenity block.  We have a  coin operated washing machine at $4 a load and undercover lines. Sorry No Dryer.

Homerule is doing our best to adopt more eco conscious business practises and using more environmentally friendly products and services. We see the overall benefits of  becoming a greener business, to reflect the growing belief that it is an investment to lessen  the impact and restore the balance of such unique and sensitive  areas of land. Efforts can be made in business and as individuals to ensure it is the property is environmentally sustainable for the long term. 

Simply put, Homerule is a beautiful and unique part of the Wet Tropics in Far North Queensland.. come see for yourself...

Turn east just a few metres south of the markets. This is a stunning location with large grassy powered sites. added bonus are the beautiful waterfalls, though wear sturdy shoes, it's a good one hour hike up rugged terrain but well worth the effort. Highly recommended.
Camping Fee - Adult $10.00
Per adult, per night - from

Camping Fee - Child $5.00
Per child, per night - from