Platypus Campground - Danbulla State Forest

National Park - Queensland


All camping areas at Danbulla must be booked. Self-registration is no longer available at any of the campgrounds. Campers may occupy their booked site from 2.00 pm and must leave by 11.00 am. Dogs are not permitted in camping areas. The maximum length of stay is 21 nights. Buy firewood before entering the park. 

The Tablelands Regional Council has erected signs indicating this road is unsuitable for caravans. For any road access problems please contact the Tablelands Regional Council. 

The lake contains many submerged trees and other hidden hazards. These hazards vary as the water level in the lake changes. Vessel masters must ensure they navigate with extreme caution. 

Campground features: this joint camping and day-use area is in a hoop pine plantation that was established in 1971. Popular with anglers, this area overlooks the dam wall. 

Location: 4 km from the western entrance and 24 km from the eastern entrance of Danbulla Road.

Access: the campground can be reached by conventional vehicle or boat. Although the campground as a whole is accessible by car, it is necessary to park a short distance from camp sites. It is not possible to drive onto a camp site. 

Number of sites: 18 numbered sites. 

Camp sites are suitable for: tents, and two sites for camper trailers. 

Camp site surface: gravel.

Facilities: flushing toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues and individual fire rings.

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

Generators: not permitted. 

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. 

Mobile phone coverage: generally available.
Beautiful area with 18 numbered sites, many big enough for large motor homes. Sites are relatively level and each has its own fire pit. There are clean flushing toilets and picnic tables with wood burning bbqs. The swimming areas are easy to enter, no steep drop off.
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