Diamantina National Park Outback Queensland

Enjoy spectacular sunsets reflected in the Diamantina River at Hunters Gorge camping area. Photo credit: © Courtesy of Outback Pics, Longreach

Discover Diamantina’s spectacularly diverse and ancient landscape. Photo credit: © Fiona Leverington

Hunters Gorge camping area

If you're happy to brave the elements, this camping area will reward you with its captivating scenery.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Scenic drive
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing

Sitting next to Mundawerra Waterhole on the Diamantina River, Hunters Gorge camping area offers incredible opportunities for fishing and birdwatching.

On the access track to Hunters Gorge, look for the two impressive landmarks: Moses Cone, rising from the river to the east, and Mount Mary, forming the eastern side of the gorge.

As you settle in for the night, have your camera ready to capture the spectacular setting of the sun against the earth's red hues and contrasting yellow weathered sandstone ranges.

Getting there and getting around

Hunters Gorge camping area is in Diamantina National Park, south-west of Winton in South West Queensland.

The turn-off to the camping area is 10km north-west of the Ranger Base on Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road. Travel 10km north-west on Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road and then right into the signposted track. The camping area is 3.5km down this road.

  • Not all roads and tracks shown on commercially-available maps, including GPS maps, actually exist, and those that do may not be open to the public.
  • Do not trespass on private land,  leave all gates as you find them and do not enter restricted access areas.
  • A high-clearance 4WD is required to reach this site.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
  • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.

For more details see visiting safely.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Hunters Gorge camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts and local council offices for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping area features: open bush camping sites by Mundawerra Waterhole on the Diamantina River. This area is well suited to camper trailers but has few shade trees and is exposed to frequent high winds.

Location: 4km from the turn-off to Hunters Gorge signed on Springvale Road.

Access: the camping area can only be reached by 4WD and camper trailers and caravans with high clearance.

Number of sites: open area without defined sites. Camp only in the existing clear areas at least 10m away from the riverbank.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your vehicle; camper trailers. Not suitable for large caravans.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: pit toilet.

Open fires: permitted, except when fire prohibitions or fire bans are in place, bring your own clean-cut fire wood. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed, except for medical reasons (conditions apply).

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first aid kit, reliable torch, vehicle spares and sufficient fuel. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: unavailable; satellite phones and UHF radios recommended.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.