Hell Hole Gorge National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: © Qld Govt

Hell Hole camping area

Hell Hole camping area is situated beside Powell Creek, on a stony plateau amongst the low acacla shrub and mulga trees. Enjoy the peace and tranquility; the area is ideal for bird watching, photography and bush walking.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking

Features: open area beside Hell Hole Waterhole, the park’s largest waterhole.

Location: the camping area is approximately 7.5km south-west of the park entrance. Follow the signs and then the markers fixed to rock surfaces which help guide you safely across Powell Creek.


Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD vehicles and off-road camper trailers (only). It is not accessible for caravans; buses or motorhomes.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD; off-road camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt

Facilities: none. Bury human waste and toilet paper at least 150m away from watercourses.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply)—bring your own fire-wood. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

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

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options prior to arrival. Campers should plan their visit and obtain an e-permit in advance. Self-registration is not available.

Mobile phone coverage: not available. Use of satellite phones and UHF radios are recommended.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Hell Hole Gorge safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.