Mackay Highlands Great Walk Mackay

Photo credit: Photo: Adam Creed © Qld Govt

Camping in Mackay Highlands Great Walk

Campers at Denham Range.

Campers at Denham Range. Photo: Queensland Government

Tranquil rainforest, community charm and dramatic landscapes make camping along this great walk unforgettable.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

There are walkers' camps at Fern Flat (Broken River), Crediton Hall, Denham Range and Moonlight Dam. All have access to toilets and water (treat before drinking).

Fern Flat is accessible only to walkers, but there are car-accessible camps at Crediton Hall and 4WD-accessible camps at Denham Range and Moonlight Dam.

Camping permits are required and fees apply.

  • Book your camp site online (except for Crediton Hall which is managed by Mackay Regional Council).
  • If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

Other accommodation

Motel-style accommodation and self-contained cabins are available in Eungella, Finch Hatton and Broken River. See tourism information links for more information.

Park-specific conditions

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • While away the days at this popular camping area sprawled along both banks of the North Kennedy River.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Denham Range camping area offers cool breezes and views from the mountain ridge.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • The Fern Flat camping area is located beside Broken River, where you may be able to spot a platypus. The nearby Broken River picnic area can be reached by conventional…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Moonlight Dam camping area is located on the edge of Moonlight Dam—a popular place for birds to drink at dusk.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.