Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Resources Reserve and Jardine River Resources Reserve Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

Eliot Falls access, crossing Scrubby Creek

Access to Eliot Falls camping and day-use area is via the Overland Telegraph Track and involves crossing Scrubby Creek. Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

Campground hosts needed!

The department is seeking volunteers to work as campground hosts at Eliot Falls, Heathlands Resources Reserve. Volunteers camp free in return for helping maintain the camping area facilities. Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

Captain Billy Landing camping area

Captain Billy Landing camping area is located directly beside the beach, offering opportunities for beach walking and fishing.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Fishing
Captain Billy Landing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Captain Billy Landing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: directly beside the beach, offering opportunities for beach walking and fishing.

Location: on the eastern extremity of Heathlands Resources Reserve, on the coast.

Map: Captain Billy Landing camping area map (PDF, 127.6KB)

Access: the camping area can only be reached by four-wheel-drive and off-road camper trailers. It is not accessible to caravans or conventional buses.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites, a maximum of eight vehicles and 18 people are allowed at any one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: hybrid toilet, individual and communal fire rings, picnic tables and a shelter.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in existing fireplaces only. Do not collect firewood from the national park. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, screened tents or mosquito nets, fuel stove, adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

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