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
  • Trail bike

Campground facilities

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

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

Set up camp on this culturally-significant land of the Traditional Owners, the Maiawali people, who have used it as a gathering place for thousands of years.

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 and leave all gates as you find them.
  • 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.

From Winton

  • Travel south from Winton on the Jundah (Lark Quarry) Road.
  • After 95km turn right onto Cork Connection Road.
  • Drive 18km and turn left onto Old Cork Mail Road
  • The park boundary is about 170km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 42km from the boundary.

From Boulia

  • Travel east from Boulia on Kennedy Development Road (Min Min Byway).
  • After 22km turn right onto Springvale Road.
  • The park boundary is about 135km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 36km from the boundary.

From Windorah

  • Travel north-west from Windorah on Diamantina Development Road.
  • After 151km, turn right onto Davenport Road.
  • The park boundary is about 150km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 31km from the boundary.

From Bedourie

  • Travel south from Bedourie on Eyre Develomental Road.
  • After 22.5km, turn left onto Diamantina Development Road.
  • Travel 50km and turn left onto Coorabulka Road.
  • After 101km, turn right onto Springvale Road (at the Corrabulka Homestead).
  • Travel 47km and turn right onto Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road.
  • The park boundary is 20km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 31.5km from the boundary.

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 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 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. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed, except for medical reasons (with the department's permission).

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.