Welcome Waterhole Camp - Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP

National Park - Queensland


Camping area features: on the flat above a steep bank of the Normanby River adjacent to a large waterhole. On the way to the camp site are swamps and lagoons ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park, north-west of Battle Camp Road—by road, turn off Battle Camp Road 20 km east of Old Laura Homestead and, after 2 km, follow the right-hand track 7 km to the camp site.

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

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum one car (four people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car.

Camp site surface: dirt and sand.

Shade: nil.

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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