Old Faithful Waterhole Camp - Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP

National Park - Queensland


Camping area features: adjacent to a deep, permanent waterhole on the steep (2–3 m high) western bank of the Normanby River, this is an ideal spot for fishing or simply relaxing at a shady camp site in peaceful surrounds. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 6 km east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 16 km north of New Laura ranger base and 17 km south of Lakefield ranger base.

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

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: three numbered sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car or camper trailer (site two only).

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: all sites have shade.

Facilities: individual fire rings.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. 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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