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Herbert River camping zone
Herbert River Gorge bush campsites are offered in a range of landscapes along the Herbert River.
- Tent camping
Camping area features: Bush camping in a range of landscapes along the Herbert River.
Location: About a 26.5km stretch of the Herbert River between Blanket Creek and Orange Tree.
Access: The camp sites can be reached on foot only.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Camping available anywhere along the gorge between Blanket Creek and Orange Tree.
Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt and grass.
Open fires: Prohibited.
Generators: Not permitted.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, fuel stove, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.
Mobile phone coverage: Not available.
Be aware that estuarine crocodiles may be encountered in waterholes, creeks and rivers along the Great Walk. Crocodiles can be dangerous. Do not take unnecessary risks and remember to Be crocwise in croc country.
Take the opportunity to observe crocodiles from a distance. Stay well back from crocodiles or croc-slide marks. If you are approached by a crocodile, move away from the animal.
- Wet season closure: Wet Tropics Great Walk, Girringun National Park 1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021