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Camping in Currawinya National Park

Camp at a waterhole beside the Paroo River. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Camp at a waterhole beside the Paroo River. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Visitors can bush camp at Ourimperee Waterhole behind the Currawinya Woolshed or at several sites on the Paroo River near Caiwarro. Alternatively, bush camp at Myninya—a semi-permanent wetland in the heart of Currawinya.

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

Park-specific conditions

  • All camping areas are closed when the Paroo River floods.
  • Do not collect firewood from the national park—penalties apply. Bring your own clean mill off-cuts or use fuel stoves instead.
  • Camping is only permitted in the defined camping area at Myninya.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Ourimperee Waterhole bush camping area

Camping area features: shady areas beside waterholes along the Paroo River, where you can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking.

Location: Ourimperee Waterhole is behind the Currawinya Woolshed approximately 46 km from the park entrance from Thargomindah or 25 km from the entrance from Hungerford.

Maps: Ourimperee Waterhole camping area (PDF, 92K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD vehicle, off-road camper trailers, off-road caravans and small off-road motorhomes and buses in dry weather only. 

Number of sites: open areas without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; off-road camper trailers; off-road caravans, small off-road motorhomes and large groups. 

Camp site surface: sand, dirt.

Facilities: cold bush showers, flushing toilets nearby at the woolshed.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) but fuel stoves recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water - at least seven litres of water per person, per day for drinking, cooking and washing. Local water is NOT suitable for drinking. Bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave. Bins are not provided. Bring your own untreated, clean mill off-cuts for firewood, or preferably bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.

Bookings: book online. If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

It is advisable to contact RACQ or phone 13 19 40 for road conditions and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather conditions one week prior to travelling.

Mobile phone coverage: Is available at the Ranger station located in Currawinya National Park.

Caiwarro Waterhole bush camping area

Camping area features: shady areas beside waterholes along the Paroo River, where you can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking.

Location: approximately 41.5 km north east of the ranger station.

Maps: Corni Paroo/Caiwarro remote camp sites (PDF, 98K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD vehicle, off-road camper trailers, off-road caravans and small off-road motorhomes and buses in dry weather only.

Number of sites: open areas without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; off-road camper trailers; off-road caravans, small off-road motorhomes.

Camp site surface: sand, dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) but fuel stoves recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water—at least seven litres of water per person, per day for drinking, cooking and washing. Local water is NOT suitable for drinking. Bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave. Bins are not provided. Bring your own untreated, clean mill off-cuts for firewood, or preferably bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.

Bookings: book online. If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

It is advisable to contact RACQ or phone 13 19 40 for road conditions and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather conditions one week prior to travelling.

Mobile phone coverage: Is available at the Ranger station located in Currawinya National Park.

Corni Paroo Waterhole bush camping area

Camping area features: shady areas beside waterholes along the Paroo River, where you can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking.

Location: approximately 35 km north east of the ranger station.

Maps: Corni Paroo/Caiwarro remote camp sites (PDF, 98K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD vehicle, off-road camper trailers, off-road caravans and small off-road motorhomes and buses in dry weather only.

Number of sites: open areas without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; off-road camper trailers; off-road caravans, small off-road motorhomes and large groups.

Camp site surface: sand, dirt.

Facilities: picnic tables, pit toilet at Caiwarro Ruins.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) but fuel stoves recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water—at least seven litres of water per person, per day for drinking, cooking and washing. Local water is NOT suitable for drinking. Bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave. Bins are not provided. Bring your own untreated, clean mill off-cuts for firewood, or preferably bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.

Bookings: book online. If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options. 

It is advisable to contact RACQ or phone 13 19 40 for road conditions and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather conditions one week prior to travelling.

Mobile phone coverage: Is available at the Ranger station located in Currawinya National Park.

Pump Hole bush camping area

Camping area features: shady areas beside waterholes along the Paroo River, where you can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking.

Location: approximately 40 km north east from the ranger station.

Maps: Corni Paroo/Caiwarro remote camp sites (PDF, 98K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD vehicle, off-road camper trailers, off-road caravans and small off-road motorhomes and buses in dry weather only.

Number of sites: open areas without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; off-road camper trailers; off-road caravans, small off-road motorhomes.

Camp site surface: sand, dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) but fuel stoves recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water—at least seven litres of water per person, per day for drinking, cooking and washing. Local water is NOT suitable for drinking. Bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave. Bins are not provided. Bring your own untreated, clean mill off-cuts for firewood, or preferably bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.

Bookings: book online. If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

It is advisable to contact RACQ or phone 13 19 40 for road conditions and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather conditions one week prior to travelling.

Mobile phone coverage: In available at the Ranger station located in Currawinya National Park.

Myninya bush camping area

Camping area features: shady areas beside a semi-permanent waterhole in the heart of Currawinya National Park, where you can relax birdwatch and bushwalk.

Location: approximately 51km north-west from the ranger station.

Maps: Myninya camping area map (PDF, 599K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD vehicle and off-road camper trailers in dry weather only.

Number of sites: unnumbered areas with separately defined sites.

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

Camp site surface: sand, dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) but fuel stoves recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water—at least seven litres of water per person, per day for drinking, cooking and washing. Local water is NOT suitable for drinking. Bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave. Bins are not provided. Bring your own untreated, clean mill off-cuts for firewood, or preferably bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.

Bookings: book online. If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

It is advisable to contact RACQ or phone 13 19 40 for road conditions and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for weather conditions one week prior to travelling.

Mobile phone coverage: Is available at the Ranger station located in Currawinya National Park.

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Last updated
2 July 2018