Rocky Creek War Memorial Park

Free Camping - Queensland


The Rocky Creek War Memorial Park was established to remember those service personnel , that passed through the Atherton Tableland during World War II. Many of those that were sent to the South West Pacific theatre of war, never returned. Pause for a moment and think of this personal sacrifice.

Donations of $5/vehicle/night contribute to the maintenance of the war memorial and are greatly appreciated. Donations can be made at the Atherton Tableland Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Silo and Herberton Roads in Atherton.

Camping Conditions

  • Camping is permitted for fully self-contained vehicles only.
  • Camping in tents, cars, camper trailers and small campervans is not permitted. We have the right to move any unsuitable vehicles.
  • The camp host will provide a registration form to complete.
  • Registration is valid for 72 hours from date of signature.
  • No illegal dumping of black or greywater.
  • Use bins provided.
  • Do not use generators. The camp host may make exceptions, depending on conditions at the site.
  • No open fires.
  • Ensure dogs are always on a leash, never left unattended and their waste is collected
  • Toilets are provided for visitors to the war memorial and are open 8am–6pm.

Caretaker now onsite $5 donation per night. Self contained only, no fires or generators.

Great place, friendly caretaker, affordable base for exploring.

This is still a very large popular free camping area although a donation for the upkeep of the area is requested. Currently there was no Caretaker onsite so some of the Site Rules are being ignored which is a shame as this area is divided into 2 side for camping and the other as the WWII Memorial Site with signs requesting no camping on the Memorial side which was being ignored by some people even though there was plenty of room on the camping side. The area was the site of the largest Military Hospital in the Southern Hemisphere during WWII with a capacity of over 4000 beds. Well worth stopping to look at the Memorials even if not camping.

72 hour limit. Must be fully contained. Toilets on site. Donation for use.

This is a very large area but much of it is not totally level but acceptable. The donation box is situated near the toilet block. Basically need to be self contained except for a toilet. The area is very popular during the winter season and can be very busy. Ideal place to camp and tour the attractions on the Atherton Tablelands.
Awesome free camp for maximum 72 hour stay for self-contained campers only. No dump point. No Potable Water.

Really nice large area, some shade, 72 hours, gold coin donation and no fires. Close to Atherton, and the beautiful Tablelands and Mareeba Big Rig Friendly. Non potable water. Beautifully maintained memorial and Toilets.
Donation $5.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)