Lake Nuga Nuga Bush Camping Area

National Park - Queensland


Nuga Nuga National park preserves remnants of endangered bonewood Macropteranthes leichhardtii scrub and the vulnerable ooline Cadellia pentastylis, which are significant values of the Southern Brigalow Belt. 

Lake Nuga Nuga is the largest natural water body within the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt and provides valuable habitat for water birds in an otherwise arid sandstone landscape. Water lillies on the lake flower at certain times of the year and the lake is dappled with colour providing visitors with photographic opportunities. The lake completely dries up at certain times.

A bush camping area is provided adjacent to Lake Nuga Nuga. Visitors must be self-sufficient in food, water, fuel, vehicle spares and medical supplies. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.


From Roma on the Warrego Highway, turn onto Carnarvon Developmental Road and travel north 89 km to Injune. Continue north 37 km from Injune, then turn right onto Arcadia Valley Access Road. Travel 83 km on gravel road (some sections sealed) to the Lake Nuga Nuga Road turnoff.

From Rolleston, travel south-east on the Dawson Highway for 28 km and turn right at Arcadia Valley Access Road. Travel 58 km on gravel and turn right at the Lake Nuga Nuga turnoff. 

Neither route is suited to wet weather travel. The last 7 km into the national park requires caution in wet weather. 4WD vehicles recommended. 

Camping area features: a remote bush camping spot on the banks of Lake Nuga Nuga.

Location: the camping area is located near the information stand and accessed from the main road to the park, 7 km from Arcadia Valley Access Road.

Access: 4WD vehicles are recommended. It is accessible for off-road camper trailers, off-road caravans and off-road motorhomes during dry weather. 

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; off-road caravans; off-road camper trailers; off-road motorhomes and large groups.

Camp site surface: dirt. 

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply). Bring your own clean-milled firewood.

Generator use: not allowed. 

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone or purchase your permit from the self-registration stand on site.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.
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