Camping in Wooroonooran National Park

Picturesque swimming holes, rivers to kayak, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, summit trails, waterfalls, lush rainforest and wildlife – Wooroonooran National Park has it all.

At the northern end of Wooroonooran National Park there are two riverside campgrounds – Goldsborough Valley ($6 per person) and Babinda Boulders (free!). At the southern end of Wooroonooran are another two riverside campgrounds –   Henrietta Creek ($6 per person), and South Johnston ($6 per person). All but South Johnston are camper van friendly.

The easiest way to book is by phone on 13 QGOV (that’s 13 74 68). Online booking requires you to set up an account and wait for an email to activate it. I’m still waiting for my email.

Mulgrave River in Goldsborough Valley. Photo: SusannaHoszek
Mulgrave River in Goldsborough Valley. Photo: SusannaHoszek

Goldsborough Valley Campground

Located at the foot of Mount Bartle Frere (Queensland’s tallest mountain) by a bend in the Mulgrave River, this is a small grassy campground skirted by world-heritage listed rainforest. It is close to the popular swimming hole of Ross and Locke further downstream, but has great swimming right there beside the campground. You can wake up, take a few steps, and plunge in.  There are 12 campsites spread generously apart to give privacy. No pets.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • BBQs
  • Fire rings
  • picnic tables

Things to do

Rates: $6 per person per night. Book by calling 13 QGOV (that’s 13 74 68).

Tip: Never swim where there are crocodile signs. It means there has been a crocodile sighting. Ross and Locke is as far down stream as you should swim.

Kayaking the Mulgrave River. Photo: MeegGgGgieNolan
Kayaking the Mulgrave River. Photo: MeegGgGgieNolan
Mulgrave River. Photo: JadeEeEee
Mulgrave River. Photo: JadeEeEee
The Mulgrave River, Goldsborough Valley. Photo: Queensland National Parks and Wildlife
The Mulgrave River, Goldsborough Valley. Photo: Queensland National Parks and Wildlife
Goldsborough Valley, Mulgrave River. Photo: LauraFewtrell
Goldsborough Valley, Mulgrave River. Photo: LauraFewtrell
Goldsborough Campground. Photo: Queensland National Parks Services.
Goldsborough Campground. Photo: Queensland National Parks Services.

Henrietta Creek Campground

This small campground is nestled in the world-heritage listed rainforest by the banks of Henrietta Creek on a grassy clearing. It’s just off the Palmerston Highway and is withing easy reach of the Mamu Skywalk, at least three waterfalls, walking trails, look outs, and Mungalli Creek Biodynamic Dairy Farm. (Biodynamic is organic, but better!) The ten sites are spread generously across the campground, some tucked away into forest nooks, giving you privacy. An 800 metre track across Henrietta Creek leads to Gooligans Picnic Area.

Facilities

  • Compost toilets
  • Picnic tables (sheltered and unsheltered)
  • BBQs

Things to do

Rates: $6 per person per night. Book by calling 13 QGOV (that’s 13 74 68).

Henrietta Creek campsite in a leafy grotto. Photo: TravelNQ.com
Henrietta Creek campsite in a leafy grotto. Photo: TravelNQ.com
Henrietta Creek Campground. Photo: Kobusm.travellerspoint.com
Henrietta Creek Campground. Photo: Kobusm.travellerspoint.com
Henrietta Creek. Photo: FiveMileSunrise
Henrietta Creek. Photo: FiveMileSunrise

Nandroya Falls

Nandroya Falls, Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: EmilyJulka
Nandroya Falls (lower), Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: EmilyJulka
Nandroya Falls (upper falls), Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: LoveThyWalrus
Nandroya Falls (upper falls), Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: LoveThyWalrus
Nandroya Falls (lower), Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: Mitch.Cox
Nandroya Falls (lower), Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: Mitch.Cox

 Tchupala Falls

Tchupala Falls, Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: Negative_Commander
Tchupala Falls, Wooroonooran National Park. Photo: Negative_Commander

View from Mamu Tropical Skywalk

View from Mamu Skywalk, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland. Photo: Ja_Rao
View from Mamu Skywalk, Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland. Photo: Ja_Rao

All photographers have been credited with their Instagram names.

Campervan Hire in Australia

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