Pump Hole camping area (bush camping)
This bush camping area east of the Caiwarro Homestead ruins offers no facilities, although history buffs will find some fascinating remnants of settler life in the nearby old pump and bough shed. Bring your own water, rubbish bags and firewood or a gas/fuel stove. To access Pump Hole, turn right after reaching Caiwarro Homestead from Hungerford Rd, cross the Paroo River, then turn left and follow the Paroo east until the bough shed. Turn left again and drive down to the camping area.
Who to contact: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required Camping fees: fees can be paid and permits acquired at the self-registration station
This campsite is located in Currawinya National Park
Currawinya National Park, set in rugged mulga country, protects a significant wetland system. There are 2 large lakes, Numalla and Wyara which, together with the Paroo River and its seasonal waterholes and other smaller semi-permanent lakes, are a significant bird habitat and a wildlife refuge during drought. More than 200 bird species have been recorded here – around 280 000 birds have been recorded on the lakes at one time. In this national park you can canoe and swim in the lakes, picnic on the shores of Lake Numalla and fish at sites specified by the ranger (it is an 85 km, 4WD return trip from the ranger station to the lakes). Farming relics dot the landscape, reminders of the 1860s when the area was a pastoral property.
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