Midway Waterhole Camp - Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP

National Park - Queensland


Camping area features: adjacent to a large permanent waterhole on the steep western bank of the Normanby River, this spot is ideal for fishing. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 4 km west of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 5.5 km north-west of Lakefield ranger base and 22.5 km south-east of Hann Crossing.

Access: the camping area can be by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access).

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum two cars and trailers (six people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt, rock and sand.

Shade: full shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. 

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

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