Palmer Goldfield Resources Reserve Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Nick Smith © Qld Govt

Camping in Palmer Goldfield

All camping must be booked

All camping in this park must be booked in advance prior to arrival. Campers must purchase an e-permit and pay their camping fees before arriving at the camping areas—self-registration is not available and there is no mobile phone coverage on site.

To obtain an e-permit, you can:

Enjoy basic camping at the North Palmer River camping area—a remote and undeveloped bush camp on the North Palmer River. The camping area consists of two separate sections of river bank along the North Palmer River—the upper and lower sections. Camping permits are for the camping area as a whole—visitors can chose to camp at either the upper or lower section on arrival.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

Palmer Goldfield Resources Reserve is closed throughout the wet season every year from 1 December, reopening on Good Friday—roads into and on the park become impassable for extended periods and are closed to public access. These dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions, and roads may also be closed after heavy rain.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • North Palmer River camping area is located beside the North Palmer River in a remote bush setting.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)