Sundown National Park Southern Queensland Country

Sundown National Park is a rugged and remote wilderness on the Queensland–New South Wales border. Photo credit: Brett Roberts © Queensland Government

Camping in Sundown

Rats Castle is a 6 km return walk from Burrows Waterhole. Photo: Peter Haselgrove, Queensland Government

Rats Castle is a 6km return walk from Burrows Waterhole. Photo: Peter Haselgrove, Queensland Government

Girraween and Sundown National Parks discovery guide (PDF, 2.7MB)

Sundown provides a variety of camping experiences. Camping areas at The Broadwater and Nundubbermere Falls can be accessed by conventional vehicles, while a rough 4WD track leads to camping areas at Red Rock Gorge, Reedy Waterhole and Burrows Waterhole. All camping areas, except Red Rock Gorge, are on the Severn River.

Bush camping is permitted in all areas of the park. For your safety consult rangers about your proposed trip and to learn of park conditions or special operations such as planned burns.

Please note: camping permits are required for all nights spent in the park.

Grass and kangaroo ticks are present in the warmer months. While annoying, they normally present no serious danger. Insect repellent may assist.

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

Park-specific conditions

The maximum length of stay is 29 nights.

See frequently asked questions for more information to help you plan your camping.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • Sleep under the stars in this idyllic camping spot near The Broadwater—a large, permanent waterhole and wildlife haven.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Red Rock Gorge camping area is a small, open area surrounded by forest.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Take a journey to this large, open grassy camping area on the Severn River for a true escape to the country.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camp beside serene Severn River and be entertained by a myriad of wildlife that flock to this watery haven.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Spend the night camping at this picturesque, remote destination set high of a forested ridge above Nundubbermere Falls.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Experience a challenging remote getaway, with magnificent views, peaceful waterholes, dramatic gorges and blissful nights spent under a canopy of stars.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted