Dalrymple National Park Townsville

Things to do

    Camp site 1, Burdekin River camping area.

    Camp site 1, Burdekin River camping area.

    Photo credit: Queensland Government

    Camping and accommodation


    Burdekin River camping area

    Camp on the south-western bank of the Burdekin River under the gum tress at four numbered camp sites. No facilities are provided. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

    Camping permits are required for Burdekin River camping area, and fees apply.

    Access to the camping area is by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

    Other accommodation

    A range of holiday accommodation is offered in and around Charters Towers. For more information see the tourism information links.


    Dalrymple National Park is mostly undeveloped for walking, however rough trails follow the Burdekin River and Fletcher Creek. These peaceful walks allow visitors to explore the basalt flows on the park and the riverside environment.

    Longer hikes to Mount Keelbottom should only be undertaken by well-equipped, experienced bushwalkers. Walkers must be well prepared and responsible for their own safety. Remember to follow the Parks and forests walk with care guidelines.


    Cycle through Dalrymple National Park on the internal roads. Riding from the Fletcher Creek camping reserve to the Burdekin River within the park offers an easy and pleasant riding experience. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, vehicles and other cyclists.

    For more information, see cycling.

    Trail-bike riding and four-wheel-driving

    Trail bikes and four-wheel-drives are allowed on the internal roads in Dalrymple National Park. Riders and drivers must be licensed, trail-bikes and vehicles must be fully registered. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles.

    Stay on formed roads—trail-bikes and vehicles are not permitted off-road.

    For more information, see trail-bike riding and four-wheel driving.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    There are picnic shelters, tables, toilets, cold showers and wood barbecues provided at Fletcher Creek camping reserve. The Burdekin River camping area has no facilities.


    Fishing is prohibited in Fletcher and Lolworth creeks within the national park.

    Viewing wildlife

    The river bank provide excellent opportunities for viewing waterbirds, the variety of woodland plants makes the park an important refuge for native animals.

    See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about Dalrymple's diverse wildlife

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.