Currawinya National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Sherri Tanner-McAllister © Qld Govt

Currawinya protected area doubles in size

The Queensland Government has acquired three properties adjacent to the existing Currawinya National Park, more than doubling the size of the park and increasing protection of the region’s significant natural and cultural values. The purchase of Boorara (115,000ha), Werewilka (53,000ha) and Bingara (21,000ha) will bring Currawinya National Park to a total area of around 344,000ha, and make it one of Queensland’s largest national parks.

Pump Hole camping area

Pump Hole bush camping area is located in a shady area beside waterholes along the Paroo River, where you can go swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Cultural and historic sites
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car

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

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

Maps: Corni Paroo/Caiwarro remote camp sites (PDF, 98.3KB)

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 the Department of Transport and Main Roads 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.

Visiting safely

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