Koombooloomba National Park and Conservation Park Tropical North Queensland

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    There are three camping opportunities in Koombooloomba National Park and Conservation Park. Bush camp along Nitchaga Creek and Wall Creek roads in Koombooloomba National Park or in the defined bushing camping area on the waterfront. Koombooloomba Conservation Park has a camping area with defined sites and some facilities.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation on the Atherton and Evelyn tablelands. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    A Koombooloomba sooty grunter.

    A Koombooloomba sooty grunter.

    Photo credit: Tamara Vallance

    Fishing and boating

    Koombooloomba Dam is popular with water skiers and anglers. The dam is not part of the national park or conservation park. Be aware of submerged trees and other hazards and be mindful of sudden storms that can significantly reduce visibility. Fisheries regulations apply—information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures is available from Queensland Fisheries, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) places restrictions on the use of vessels with engines over 3 kW when the dam is above and below certain levels. See the MSQ notices for mariners for current information.

    Driving and bicycling

    Drive or ride Koombooloomba National Park and Conservation Park’s roads. Vehicles must be road registered. Only some roads are shown on the map and intersections may or may not be signposted. The roads to the dam and defined camping areas are accessible by conventional vehicles with high clearance. Nitchaga Creek and Wall Creek roads are accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only.