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Camping in Speewah Conservation Park

Speewah camping and day-use area. Photo: Julie Swartz, Queensland Government

Speewah camping and day-use area. Photo: Julie Swartz, Queensland Government

Speewah camping area offers three individual sites suitable for tents, camper trailers or campervans, plus a large communal tent area that can accommodate multiple groups. It provides a convenient base for exploring the various walking tracks of Barron Gorge National Park.

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

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Park-specific conditions

This is an e-permit camping area—all camping must be booked in advance; self-registration is no longer available. Camping is only permitted in the camping area/camp site(s) you have booked.

Speewah camping area

A gas barbecue is provided for campers. Photo: Queensland Government.

A gas barbecue is provided for campers. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: an open grassy area fringed by rainforest trees, near the Speewah trailhead for the Barron Gorge National Park long-distance walking network.

Location: 5.2km along Stoney Creek Road from the Speewah turn-off on the Kennedy Highway.

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles. It is accessible for camper trailers, campervans and small buses driven with care. It is not accessible for caravans.

Number of sites: three numbered sites plus a large communal tent area that can accommodate multiple groups.

Site number Suitable for Capacity (number of people) Site dimensions Comments
1 Two cars and trailers 10 7m x 11m Partial shade
2 Two cars and trailers or tents 10 7m x 11m Partial shade
3 Two cars and trailers or tents 10 7m x 11m Partial shade
Communal tent area Tents only 45   It is necessary to park vehicles in one of the parking areas and walk a short distance to camp.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas barbecues, flushing toilets and cold showers (toilets and showers are wheelchair accessible).

Open fires: allowed only in the fire pit in the communal tent area. Elsewhere, fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, fuel stove, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a screened tent or mosquito net. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last updated
5 November 2018