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Camping along Mackay Highlands Great Walk

Tranquil rainforest, community charm and dramatic landscapes make camping along this great walk unforgettable.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

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Crediton Hall camping area is managed by Mackay Regional Council.

Fern Flat camping area, Eungella National Park

Camping area features: camp beside Broken River, where you may be able to spot a platypus.

Location: 600 m from Broken River picnic area, which is about 5 km from Eungella township.

Access: the nearby Broken River picnic area can reached by conventional vehicles, but the campground itself can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: 6 numbered sites. Maximum 4 people per site.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only, carrying all gear (600 m from car park).

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: hybrid toilet in campground. Nearby day-use area has toilet facilities, kiosk, information centre, picnic tables and gas barbecues. All water must be treated before human consumption.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit and reliable torch. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over the counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. Nearest reception is at Sky Window day use area.

Crediton Hall camping area

Camping area features: grassy reserve around Crediton Hall.

Location: 14.7 km south-east of Eungella on Crediton Loop Road.

Access: the camping area can be reached by walkers and conventional vehicles and on foot from the Mackay Highlands Great Walk.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 24 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: water (treat before drinking), composting toilets, picnic tables.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: sufficient food and water, rubbish bags, insect repellent and sunscreen. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Crediton Hall camping area is managed by Mackay Regional Council. Campers must self-register on arrival using the self-registration envelopes available from a dispenser at the toilet block.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Denham Range camping area, Crediton State Forest

Camping area features: cool breezes and views from the mountain ridge.

Location: 38.4 km south of Eungella via Eungella Dam and Cockies Creek roads.

Access: the camping area can be reached by walkers and 4WD vehicles.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 24 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your vehicle; walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: dirt, grass.

Facilities: water (treat before drinking), composting toilets.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: sufficient food and water, rubbish bags, insect repellent and sunscreen. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over the counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Moonlight Dam camping area, Homevale National Park

Camping area features: A quiet camping area on the edge of Moonlight Dam—a popular place for birds to drink at dusk.

Location: from the Peak Downs Highway, turn west into Nebo-Glenden Road. Follow this road for 11.2 km and turn right into Turrawulla Road. From this intersection drive about 23 km, passing the Homevale-Mount Britton turn-off, to the signed right-hand turn into Moonlight Dam camping area. From this turn-off, it is 6 km to the camping area.

Access: walking or 4WD vehicles are recommended.

Number of sites: open area without defined sites (maximum 24 people)

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping; high-clearance camper trailers.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: pit toilet.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit, reliable torch. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Last updated
10 October 2017