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Camping information

Camping information

Mount Castle Tower and Mount Stanley provide soaring views over the Boyne Valley, Lake Awoonga and Gladstone. Bush camping provides an opportunity to explore a diverse environment and wildflowers can be enjoyed in late winter and spring.

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

Park-specific conditions

There are no facilities in Castle Tower National Park and visitors must be self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies.

Access into the park is across Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) land. Permission must be obtained from the GAWB before entering or crossing their land.

Before visiting the park it is important you read:

Castle Tower bush camping area

Bush camping features: tranquil bush surrounds.

Location: Visitors can camp wherever they find a suitable site. Choose your campsite carefully to avoid damaging the vegetation.

Access: By boat across the Awoonga Dam and then by foot across Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) land. Permission must be obtained from the GAWB before entering or crossing their land.

Number of sites: Undefined

Camp sites are suitable for: small tent camping only.

Camp site surface: Dirt/grass

Facilities: None

Open fires: Prohibited, gas and/or fuel stove area only.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: All food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, remote area first aid kit, reliable torch, 9149 Calliope topographic map, compass and communications equipment. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: Unreliable. Satellite phones, UHF radios and EPIRBs recommended.

Last updated
7 August 2017