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Camping information

Remote bush 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.

Bush campers should expect rugged conditions with no facilities.

Bush camping in Castle Tower National Park can be closed due to extreme weather events, planned burning operations and bushfires, please check Park alerts before you visit.

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 the park and walkers 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: camp wherever they find a suitable site. Choose your camp site carefully to avoid damaging the vegetation.

Access: walk-in bush camping only. 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: food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, remote area first aid kit, reliable torch, Map 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, PLBs and EPIRBs recommended.

Last updated
27 April 2020