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Outback and Gulf Country, Qld


  • this is the western half of Queensland and includes part of the Simpson Desert, Longreach, Winton, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, and the south end of the Gulf of Carpentaria which includes Karumba and Normanton


  • camping is mainly at bush camps but some with amenities are named below

Blackbraes NP

Bladensburg NP

  • Bough Shed Hole camp area

Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP

  • Lawn Hill Gorge camping area

Culgoa Floodplain NP

Currawinya NP

Diamantina NP

  • Gum Hole camping area
  • Hunters Gorge camping area

Forest Den NP

  • Four Mile Waterhole camping area

Idalia NP

Lochern NP

Mariala NP

Moorinya NP

Munga-Thirri NP

  • the largest NP in Qld and part of the Simpson Desert and Poeppel Corner of the 3 states
  • 50m high sand dunes which run for 200km
  • closed in summer due to very high temperatures

Porcupine Gorge NP

  • Pyramid campground

Thrushton NP

Welford NP

  • Little Boomerange Waterhole camping area

Other campsites

  • Adels Grove
  • Apex Riverside Park Longreach
  • Barcoo Weir
  • Birdsville Caravan Park (need to book 6 months ahead!) - 50 powered sites
  • Burke and Wills Roadhouse - 12 powered sites
  • Cameron Corner camping area
  • Charlotte Plains
  • Dajarra campground
  • Dig Tree camping area
  • Fishermans Rest camping area
  • Jericho showground camping area
  • Major Mitchell campground 45km N of Mitchell
  • Neil Turner Weir camping area
  • Oma Waterhole camping area
  • Opalton Field camping area
  • Redbank Park camping area
  • Wallam Creek camping area
  • Wilson River Reserve camping area
australia/qld/outback.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/19 23:22 by gary1

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