Cumberland Chimney Historic Site

Free Camping - Queensland

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There are limited facilities at this free overnight rest area. 

Visit the Cumberland Chimney: built by Cornish masons, it is all that remains of a crushing plant, or mill, that contracted to surrounding mines to crush their gold bearing ore. The Cumberland Chimney sits next to a lagoon which was designed and built to collect water by establishing a series of earthwork channels and a dam. 


Today this lagoon is the home of bird life, which can be easily photographed. The Cumberland Chimney is approximately 19 kms along on the left hand side of the road going west towards Croydon. 


Part of the site is contaminated so care should be taken and signs observed.
CMCA User
 18/09/2019
Fantastic spot. Lots of space. We parked right beside the lagoon. Lots of birds to watch. Toilet facilities good.

CMCA User
 15/08/2016
A much improved site since my last visit. New long drop loos clean and tidy, fabulous view of the bird life and turtles in the old dam using the free telescope, a most scenic and relaxing spot.

CMCA User
 14/09/2017
This a quiet camp site, west of Georgetown. It is large, with a winding track, where you can generally find a spot. If you are there early and lucky enough, you might get a spot with a view of the lagoon. The lagoon is beautiful, with many waterlillies and lots of birdlife. Only facility is the toilet. The sunsets are amazing. Well worth a stop.

CMCA User
 27/06/2016
Small camping area but in a lovely setting. Facilities have just been updated and a telescope had been installed to watch the birds on the lagoon. It is a popular site so get in early for a good spot.

CMCA User
 06/10/2015
This is a nice spot off the road way a bit and and a historic site as well. We did not overnight but it would be an ideal site.
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