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.

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.

Eliot Falls camping area

Eliot Falls camping area is nestled in woodland between Canal and Eliot creeks, close to the famed scenic Eliot and Twin falls, this popular camping area is an oasis for travellers.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Picnic tables
  • Walking
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
A tent camp site at Eliot Falls camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

A tent camp site at Eliot Falls camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

A tent camp site at Eliot Falls camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: nestled in woodland between Canal and Eliot creeks, close to the famed scenic Eliot and Twin falls, this popular camping area is an oasis for travellers.

Location: close to the northern boundary of Heathlands Resources Reserve, at the joining of Canal and Eliot creeks.

Map: Eliot Falls camping area map (PDF, 177.3KB)

Access: the camping area can only be reached by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles and off-road campervans and camper trailers. Access is not suitable for buses, caravans or low clearance vehicles. Access to Eliot Falls camping area involves a deep creek crossing at Scrubby Creek. The creek can be more than 1 metre deep in sections and driving through is only recommended for experienced four-wheel drivers.

Number of sites: 31 numbered, multi-use sites suitable for off-road campervans or camper trailers. Six commercial operator sites (numbered 1 to 6 not listed below).

Camp sites vary in size and shape. In the table below, sites that are roughly square or rectangle shaped, a length x width measurement is provided. For odd shaped camp sites, the area of frontage is provided, as well as the minimum and maximum width.

SiteCamp sizeSite dimensionsOther comments
7Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)10m x 17m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
8Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)

21m frontage, 7m min width, 14m max width

Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
9Maximum one car and trailer (four people)13m x 12m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
10Maximum one car and trailer (four people)11m x 13m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
11Maximum one car and trailer (four people)12m x 11m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
12Maximum one car and trailer (four people)9m x 9m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
13Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)14m x 8m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
14Maximum one car (six people)13m x 10m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
15Maximum three cars and trailers (eight people)15m x 14m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
16Maximum one car and trailer (four people)10m x 9m car park (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
17Maximum three cars and trailers (eight people)22m frontage, 5m min width, 10m max widthMulti-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
18Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)10m x 11m (length x width) Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
19Maximum one car and trailer (four people)13m x 15m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
20Maximum one car and trailer (four people)8m x 10m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
21Maximum one car and trailer (four people)13m x 7m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
22Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)17m frontage, 5m min width, 8m max width Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
23Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)10m x 8m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
24Maximum one car and trailer (four people)8m x 11m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
25Maximum one car and trailer (four people)8m x 9m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
26Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)6m x 11m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
27Maximum one car and trailer (four people)9.5m x 9.5m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
28Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)8.5m x 10m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
29Maximum four cars and trailers (ten people)13m x 22m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
30Maximum one car and trailer (four people)9m x 11m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans
31Maximum two cars and trailers (six people)16m x 7.5m (length x width)Multi-use. Suitable for tents, off-road camper trailers, off-road campervans

Camp sites are suitable for: tents, off-road campervans or camper trailers. Separate areas for commercial operators are provided.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: hybrid toilets, picnic tables and individual fire rings.

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, a 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.