Six Mile Waterhole Camp - Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park

National Park - Queensland


Camping area features:adjacent to a large waterhole on the steep western bank of the Laura River. Nearby are swamps and lagoons, which are ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park on the western bank of the Laura River, 3 km east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 12 km north of Old Laura Homestead and 15 km south of New Laura ranger base.

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 two cars (six people).

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

Camp site surface: dirt and sand.

Shade: partial 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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