Danbulla National Park and State Forest Tropical North Queensland

Lake Tinaroo is the heart of Danbulla National Park and State Forest. Photo credit: Karl Seelig © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: ‘Slow camping’ at Danbulla where families enjoy the ‘little things in life’

‘Because one day you will look back and realise they were big things’. Writer Kurt Vonnegut was so right. Time is fleeting and we wish we could ‘bonsai’ our kids, but before we know it, they’ve grown and flown. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Chasing volcanoes (and waterfalls) in the tropical north

They say ‘don’t go chasing waterfalls’ but we suggest you do, and volcanoes too! Photo credit: Steven Nowakowski © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Legendary fish, aquatic adrenaline and waterfront vistas—Danbulla offers all this and more!

Does the smell of sunscreen and insect spray evoke childhood memories of dangling a fishing line with Dad, bucket-washing the dishes with Mum and building a camp fire with your siblings? Photo credit: Karl Seelig © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Queensland National Parks’ best-loved camping areas

We are truly a nation of coast dwellers, so when it comes to camping holidays, where do we head? To the water, of course! Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Attractions

  • Don’t miss the chance to experience breathtaking views over the lush Mulgrave River valley and stately coastal mountain ranges.

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Lookout
  • This quaint and centrally-located picnic area is a beautiful place to stop for lunch on your day exploring this feature-packed area.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Climb the steps onto a huge granite boulder for a unique view of the pine plantation and forest canopy.

    • No toilets
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No lookout
  • Pack the esky and bring a shady marquee for a fun-filled day at this sheltered lakeside picnic area.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout
  • Picnic in the shadow of two tall chimneys—all that remain of a home built here in 1924.

    • Toilets
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No lookout