Bluewater Campers loves seeing their owners visit the hidden gems that Australia has to offer, that is why each month we are finding some of Australia’s best kept secrets and locations for you and your family to visit with your Bluewater Camper Trailer! Whether they are caravan and camping parks with all the amenities or off the beaten track bush camping we want to uncover them all!
Hunters Gorge Camping area in the Diamantina National Park in Queensland is the epitome of bush camping. With scenery you have only dreamed of, this off-grid camping area is the perfect place for your next adventure. This camp site sits next to the Mundawerra Waterhole, which sits along the Diamantina River, and the trip to the camping area has plenty of landmarks to experience. https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/diamantina/camping/hunters-gorge
To reach the destination a high clearance 4WD is required and any caravan or camper trailer you are towing must also be able to travel off-road comfortably. It is also highly recommended that you prepare your trip and familiarise yourself with the tracks and roads as not all roads and tracks are show on GPS.
The camping area facilities allow for smaller caravan, camper trailer, roof-top tents, and ground tents in the open bush camp sites. There are also non-flush toilets within the area. It is essential that you are adequately prepared regarding water, food, and fuel. It is also highly recommended to ensure that you have a complete first aid kit, UHF, Satellite phone or some form of emergency tracking/contact means. It is also important to note that generators are not permitted in the area.
All bookings must be made online prior to arriving, using the Queensland Governments Parks and Forests website – https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/camping/bookings . A camping tag will then be sent to you that you will be required to display while camping in the area.
There are a few key points to know about the area and the time you spend there. It is important to check the weather forecast for the time you intend to visit as small amounts of rain can make roads impassable and potentially flood camp areas, there is also the chance of high winds within the camp area, so be sure to think about this before setting up.
It is integral to the flora and fauna native to the area that you not only stick to the defined walking and driving tracks but that you camp in the well-defined areas to avoid damaging the surrounding environment. Lastly, if you intend to have a campfire be sure to bring your own firewood and be sure to check that there are no fire bans during that time.
If you want to see another area that the Diamantina National Park has to offer there is another camping area – Gum Hole – this camping area is set along the banks of the Whistling Duck Creek and has plenty of shade from the iconic coolabah trees lined along this secluded oasis.
If you are looking for an off-grid destination with a lot of iconic Australian scenery to be seen, then you need to book a spot at Hunters Gorge Camping area in Diamantina National Park. If you are looking to head off on your next trip why wait, discover Australia today!