Broadwater camping area
Endangered riparian rainforest lines the clear waters of Broadwater Creek, and open eucalypt forest dominates the visitor areas in Broadwater campground, 47 km west of Ingham and 16 km of unsealed road from the forest entrance. This is a cool and pleasant place for family camping, with a large grassy picnic area and plenty of wildlife, including the vulnerable rufous owl and the spectacular, but endangered, southern cassowary. Bring old sneakers if you want to take a dip – poisonous bullrout fish inhabit the creek. You need to treat or boil the water before use, and bring firewood. Check road conditions during the wet season (Dec–Apr), when roads may be closed temporarily, and drive carefully, as logging trucks also use access roads.
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required Road conditions: 13 1905
This campsite is located in Abergowrie State Forest
The tropical rainforests and pine plantations of Abergowrie State Forest, in the Herbert River Valley, lie about 45 km west of Ingham via Trebonne. Visitors enjoy the 1.6 km return Rainforest Walk (30 min) and the 3 km return Creek Walk (1 hr), where you can cool off in pools along Broadwater Creek near the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area boundary. Advance bookings are required for camping.
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