Balonne River at St George – OR, M, W, F, D, ND. Camping is below the weir at St George, just over the Bridge. Access can be a little rough in places. Several areas to camp near the river or further up. Short pleasant walk into town. Drinking water to fill up water tanks is available at the information centre; you just have to see them inside for a handle for the tap. There is also a dump point into town ask at the info centre. We found St George to be a friendly town. Rating – 4.
Cockburn Rest Area – F, N, B, T, DP, BR, D. Right on the junction of the Victoria Hwy and Northern Hwy. 40 km from Kununurra. Close to the road, some shelter, table and chairs, 24hrs stay you wouldn’t want to stay longer, only suitable for a one night stop. Rating – 2
Dunham River – T, B, BR, F, D. 18 km S of Victoria Junction on the Northern Hwy. Nice area with table chairs, shelter, great views, popular spot, may get some road noise. Rating – 3
Archers Crossing, South Side – OF, F, B, M, W, BR, D. 24 km S of Chinchilla. Turn onto Hopelands Road 26 km S of Chinchilla for 9 km to the school. Turn right at school for 2 km then right onto Archers Crossing 4 km of dirt to the camping area. Reasonable size area next to the Condamine River, mostly grass. Some tracks lead off to others areas of the river which are only suitable for small vehicles or camping. Popular with the locals on long weekends. Rating – 4
Chinchilla Weir – T, B, M, W, OR, F, D, ND, BR. 9 km SW of Chinchilla on the Chinchilla-Tara Road. Free camping for 2 days. Power available ,donation for power at the information centre. Right on the weir, may get noise from power boats. Lots of birds, shady sites, very popular spot. Tap water is brown do not drink. One area is sectioned off with bollards with a road way going through. Another grassy area seems to be the overflow area. Bit too crowded for our liking. Rating – 3.5
Judds Lagoon – T, B, F, D BR, OR, M, W. 3 km SE of Yuleba, turn W onto Forestry Rd just before the town Cemetery. It’s a largish area next to the lagoon, lot of trees and shade. Area close to the lagoon is on rather a slope. Even though it is 2km from the hwy we were surprised there was still some hwy noise at night. It’s a fairly popular spot. There is not always water in the lagoon. Rating – 4
Junction Park – T, S, B, OR, BR, D, DW. At Theodore, south end of town. Lovely spot next to the river and a large park with table, chairs and shelter. Camping is along a gravel area next to the road leading into the park, narrow area. Also as you first enter the area on grassy area. Toilets with showers $1 coin operated. They do ask for donations. We were told this area fills up from May through the winter months. Rating – 4
Fletcher Creek – F, B, BR, D, OR, M. Telstra mobile when plugged into an external aerial. 42km north of Charters Towers. 1 month limit. Has 3 camping areas. We are naming them areas 1, 2 & 3. Area 1, when heading north from Charters Towers on the left hand side, south side of river. Area 2, when heading north from Charters Towers on the right hand side, south side of river. Area 3, when heading north from Charters Towers north side of river, near toilet block.
Area 1, very large area, some prime real estate here with some great sites close to the river. Away from river there are large open areas dried grass and dust, has some trees for shade. This area is very popular get in early. Rating – 5
Area 2, people camp on either side of the road. Easy access to the river. This area was pretty full when we went through. Rating – 4.
Area 3, there is a toilet block which has an open cleared area. According to Camps Australia Wide there are showers, one assumes is in the toilet block but we didn’t go in, so can’t confirm this. This area also extends along way, it’s kind of like find a cleared spot among the long grass. There are several tracks leading off to clearings. Some people looked like they have been there a while, well over the 1 month limit and some weren’t very friendly with signs up telling people to go away. Rating – 3.
Eureka Creek – F, B, D, BR, OR. 9km W of Dimbulah on the Burke Development Road. Large area beside creek, has creek access. Some trees, mostly open area. Large enough area to get away from the road, not a busy road anyway. Little dusty. We were surprised not many came into this area, might be due to its location with it not being on a main route. Rating – 3.5
Cockatoo Creek – F, OR, T, D. On the Old Telegraph Track. Nice big camping area, several different spots. Toilet, creek to paddle in. On the north side of the creek left hand side, there is a smaller area on the right. Easily stay here for a few days and watch people crossing the creek. Rating – 5