Henrietta Creek camping area

Camper trailer Camping fee Caravan access Disabled Fire prohibited Gas/electric barbecue No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Picnic area Picnic shelter Ranger Toilets Vehicle-based camping Lookout Swimming Walking trails

Accessible by 2WD, this grassy camping area is signposted off the Palmerston Hwy, 38 km from Innisfail. There are 3 numbered and 20 unnumbered sites. The park’s Wet Tropics’ endemics include the tiny musky rat-kangaroo, double-eyed fig-parrot and chowchilla. At Henrietta Creek there are also platypus and freshwater turtles. Golden bowerbirds, which only live at elevations above 900 m between Paluma and Cooktown, can be seen Nov–Jan in this section of the park. Bring drinking water.


How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required Camping fees: fees can be paid and permits acquired for Goldsborough Valley at the self-registration station  

This campsite is located in Wooroonooran National Park

Part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Wooroonooran National Park boasts the 2 highest mountains in Qld, including Mt Bartle Frere, along with wild rivers, spectacular waterfalls and lush rainforests, which blanket the landscape from foothills to summits. Widely regarded as one of the most scenic areas of the Wet Tropics, yet receiving few visitors, Wooroonooran is one of Qld’s best-kept secrets. The Misty Mountains Wilderness Walking Tracks pass through Wooroonooran; the campsite at Downey Creek is for hikers only. A small number of self-registration sites are available at Goldsborough Valley, but advance bookings are required for all other areas.

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