Old Laura Homestead Camp - Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP

National Park - Queensland


Camping area features: adjacent to Old Laura Homestead and beside Battle Camp Road, making this are more suited to overnight stops than extended stays. The camping area is a short distance from the Laura River—camping is not allowed on the river.

Location: southern part of the park, adjacent to Battle Camp Road near its junction with Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 27 km north of Laura and 24 km south of New Laura ranger base. The camping area can also be reached by Battle Camp Road from the east—by road, 111 km from Cooktown.

Access: the camping area can be 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: two numbered sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: both sites have 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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