Bladensburg National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Adventure into the Outback—where national parks and Outback events are star attractions!

Why not steer away from the beaten (coastal) track when choosing your next family holiday destination? Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Be inspired: Wild wild west—wildlife experiences in an Outback park!

‘Go west, young man, go west. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds’. Such good advice, and many of us are taking it! Our outback parks are a-buzz during the dry season (winter and spring). Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Bough Shed Waterhole camping area

Camp beside Surprise Creek, and see wallaroos, red kangaroos and abundant birdlife at the permanent Bough Shed waterhole on a dirt/grass surface.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Scenic drive

Camping area features: camp beside Surprise Creek, and see wallaroos, red kangaroos and abundant birdlife at the permanent Bough Shed Waterhole.

Location: 12km south of park boundary, along the Route of the River Gum tourist drive.

Access: high clearance 4WD is recommended year round. However the camping area may be reached in dry weather by conventional vehicles with high clearance.

Number of sites: open areas without separately defined sites.

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

Camp site surface: dirt/grass, may be boggy in wet weather.

Facilities: wheelchair accessible toilets.

Open fires: permitted, except when fire prohibitions or fire bans are in place. Bring your own clean-cut fire wood. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed, except for medical reasons (conditions apply).

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit, reliable torch, vehicle spares and sufficient fuel. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available; satellite phones and UHF radios recommended.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bladensburg safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.