Bartle Frere trail, Wooroonooran National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Maxime Coquard © Qld Govt

Camping on Bartle Frere

There are four camping areas along the trail: Junction camp, Western Summit camp, Eastern Summit camp and Big Rock camp. Bush camping is also allowed along any part of the trail if required. No facilities are provided. There is an evacuation hut at the Eastern Summit camp for emergency use only. It should not be relied upon for shelter. There is a small creek at Western Summit camp but no guaranteed water along the trail. Treat all water before drinking.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. All camping along the Bartle Frere trail must be pre-booked—self-registration at camping areas is not possible. Bookings are not for specific camping areas, but for the trail as a whole.

Other accommodation

There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around the towns between Townsville and Cairns and on the Atherton Tableland. These include hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, farm stays, eco-lodges, caravan parks and commercial camping areas.

For more information see the tourism information links.

Park-specific conditions

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • The Bartle Frere camping areas include rainforest, camping beside creeks and fabulous views over Innisfail and the undulating Atherton Tableland.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.