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Lake Placid Tourist Park

Feel the overwhelming presence of lush tropical rainforest – just waiting to be explored at Lake Placid Tourist Park, located in Cairns. Surrounded by 14 acres of lush green rainforest, it is a haven for those adventurous by nature – and just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear waters of Lake Placid and world heritage listed Barron River Gorge National Park.

We provide accommodation options for every possible taste and budget – from our self contained bungalows to unpowered tent sites and everything in between.

You’ve arrived at the perfect destination… now all you have to do it book.

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Snap Up A Coffee At Croc Cafe


There’s a place to get a ‘seriously’ good coffee… and good news is it’s just a hop, skip and jump from your bed!  Yes, our new Croc Cafe is earning a good name amongst the local coffee aficionados – as the perfect place for a chai latte, frothy cappuccino or a green tea.  And just try and resist a fresh creamy milkshake… you just won’t be able to.

The latest addition to the Lake Placid Tourist Park, also serves fresh paninis, toasted sandwiches and a offers a selection of cakes and treats too!  Delicious!

Don’t be shy, come in and see Barb and the team at Croc Cafe. Open daily from 8am – 2pm… and serving seriously good coffee! Serious.

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Bird Watching. Bike Riding. Bushwalking: 3 Easy Ways To Enjoy Your Stay


Spot an exotic species whilst birdwatching:  Not only does Cairns and surrounds have amazing bird watching… you don’t even have to leave our Park to spot them. (Image by @frankbuschetiphotography via Instagram)

Get your green on, with a bush walk:  Our Park is set amongst 14 acres of tropical rainforest. If you’ve got two feet and a heart beat, you’re ready to explore!  (Image by @kate_duffy via Instagram)

On your bike:  We’re perfectly placed to enjoy a family ride, to local waterways, nearby rainforest or the surrounding Cairns region. Don’t forget to pack your bikes!



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What A Catch: Family Fishing in Cairns


With our pristine estuaries, fresh waterways and surrounding ocean – we are always welcoming families to Cairns who are seeking a fun family fishing adventure – and we love hearing their stories (and seeing their catches)!

From the majestic black marlin, the big barramundi or a prime-eating reef dweller from the Great Barrier Reef – it’s always great to see the kids reel in their own dinner!

Get in touch with us to learn more about local reputable fishing charters, or the local fishing hot-spots.

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The Whales Are Here


Have you ever taken the time to ‘whale watch’?  It’s by far one of the most impressive sights you will ever see.

Watching these massive, majestic creatures frolicking in the ocean as they migrate to warmer waters is absolutely breathtaking – and something the kids (and the big kids) will remember forever.

Naturally, whale season is one of our favourite times of the year in Cairns – with plenty of spectacular places to view these creatures.  Just another reason to visit Lake Placid Tourist Park.


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