Hanush's Waterhole Camp - Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP

National Park - Queensland

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Camping area features: adjacent to a large, permanent waterhole on the 5 m high western bank of the Normanby River. This permanent waterhole is ideal for fishing and is perfect for very large groups or families who wish to camp close together, as all sites are adjoining. 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, 8 km north of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 6.5 km north 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 and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: site one has partial shade, and sites two and three have no 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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