Bowling Green Bay National Park Townsville

Photo credit: © Qld Govt

Alligator Creek camping area, Mount Elliot

Tent camping on a dirt surface beside Alligator Creek (Mount Elliot section) visitors can relax among gum trees or go walking to explore the surrounding creek environment.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle

Campground facilities

  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
A camp site at Alligator Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

A camp site at Alligator Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: beside Alligator Creek visitors can relax among gum trees or go walking to explore the surrounding creek environment.

Location: 600m beyond the main access gate, along the banks of Alligator Creek.

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle.

Number of sites: 16 numbered sites. Up to six people per site are allowed. See table below for detailed camp site descriptions.

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

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: flushing toilets, cold showers, tap (water must be treated before drinking) and camping tables. Wheelchair-accessible camping tables are located at sites one and two. The amenities block is wheelchair accessible.

Open fires: prohibited. Bring a fuel or gas stove.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, a fuel or gas stove and insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Holiday periods are extremely popular.
Mobile phone coverage: available. A public phone is located at the camping area amenities block.

Alligator Creek camping area site information
Site no. Site type Area for tent Capacity (people) Disabled accessFacilities
1 Small campervan or tent 10m x 5m 6 Yes Wheelchair-accessible picnic table
2 Small campervan or tent 8m x 6m 6 Yes Wheelchair-accessible picnic table
3 Small campervan or tent 8m x 6m 6 No Platform table
4 Small campervan or tent 9m x 7m 6 No Picnic table
5 Small campervan or tent 8m x 5m 6 No Platform table
6 Small campervan or tent 8m x 7m 6 No None
7 Small campervan or tent 4m x 5m 6 No Picnic table
8 Small campervan or tent 14m x 7m 6 No None
9 Small campervan or tent 5m x 4m 6 No Platform table
10 Small campervan or tent 5m x 4m 6 No None
11 Small campervan or tent 5m x 4m 6 No Platform table
12 Small campervan or tent 11m x 6m 6 No Platform table
13 Small campervan or tent 10m x 7m 6 No None
14 Small campervan or tent 5m x 14m 6 No Picnic table
15 Small campervan or tent 7m x 8m 6 No Platform table
16 Small campervan or tent 7m x 9m 6 No None

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bowling Green Bay safely and camp with care.