Misty Mountains wilderness tracks Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

Navigation skills required

Tracks are remote and can be indistinct in places—all visitors must be experienced and carry maps and navigation equipment. Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

Encroaching vegetation

Stinging trees, lawyer vine, guinea grass and giant bramble can encroach on tracks where the canopy has been disturbed—appropriate protective clothing should be worn. Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

Walters Waterhole camping area

Walters Waterhole camping area features a large open level clearing at the junction of two sections of track, identified by a timber totem.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Walking

Camping area features: a large open level clearing at the junction of two sections of track, identified by a timber totem. If the designated clearing is overgrown, you can camp off the track in another suitable site.

Location: on Koolmoon Creek track, 3.4km from Djilgarrin trailhead and 11.9km from Cochable Creek camping area. If walking Koolmoon Creek track from the north it is 11.3km from Koolmoon Creek headwaters camping area.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 16 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none. Creek water can be obtained from Koolmoon Creek at Walters Waterhole 1.1km north along Koolmoon Creek track. Creek water should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Misty Mountains safely and camp with care.