Hope Vale

Population 765

Nearby national parks

Fishing spots near town

Munbah 22 km

It’s predawn and Les Gibson walks down to the creek and stops. He is on his way to push some boats out into deeper water as the tide is falling rapidly. Following Les are three journalists. He stops at the creek,... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Indigenous tours - Cooktown to Cape York 24 km

Guurrbi Tours offers an award-winning tour with Willie Gordon, Nugal-warra elder, Guugu Yimithirr speaker and author, on which you will visit a series of sacred rock-art sites that you otherwise cannot see. There are... Find out more

Campsites around town

Lions Den Hotel 47 km

One of Cape York’s iconic pubs, the Lions Den offers excellent riverside camping on its spacious property with plenty of shade and natural surrounds. Powered campsites have access to an amenities block and... Find out more

Lake Emma camping area 50 km

Lake Emma is on Battle Camp Rd, approximately 32 km east of the Old Laura Homestead. Complete self-sufficiency for food, water, equipment for treating water, fuel and vehicle spare parts is essential. There is a... Find out more

Home Rule Rainforest Lodge 53 km

Camp on the riverbank at this site on the Cooktown–Bloomfield Rd in Rossville. From Cape Tribulation, drive 50 km to Bloomfield (across the Bloomfield River) and along the edge of Cedar Bay National Park to reach... Find out more

Horseshoe Lagoon camping area (bush camping) 54 km

To reach this campground for self-sufficient campers, head for Old Laura Homestead then turn onto Battle Camp Rd and travel 29 km east of Old Laura to the turn-off. Check with a ranger for current fishing restrictions... Find out more

Welcome Waterhole camping area (bush camping) 56 km

The Welcome Waterhole is about 7 km from Horseshoe Lagoon and about 6 km north of Battle Camp Rd. The turn-off from Battle Camp Rd is about 30 km east of Old Laura Homestead. Bring all self-sufficient supplies.... Find out more

East Hope Island camping area (boat-based camping) 61 km

This small sandy campground is on the western side of East Hope Island, accessible by private or commercially operated boat. Each of the 3 separate sites holds up to 4 people. There are no walking tracks on the island,... Find out more

Cedar Bay camping area (bush camping) 61 km

This campground is just east of Centre Garden at the southern end of the beach. Access is via the Home Rule or Gap Creek walking tracks, or by boat. Generators are not permitted and gas/fuel stoves are preferred. Bring... Find out more

Turtle Islands camping areas 64 km

Camping is permitted on all 3 Turtle Islands but there are no facilities and campers must be totally self-sufficient. Bring drinking water, a gas/fuel stove and rubbish bags.... Find out more

Lakeland Caravan Park 68 km

Lakeland Caravan Park is at the junction of the Mulligan Hwy and Peninsula Development Rd in the town of Lakeland, between the Laura and Normanby rivers. On site you’ll find a small internet cafe with 3... Find out more

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