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Camping along the Juwun and Jambal walks

There are a range of camping opportunities available along the Wet Tropics Great Walk from car-based camping to “hike-in” bush campsites. Facilities vary from campsite to campsite.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite.

Park-specific conditions

  • Fires are not permitted along the Juwun and Jambal walks. Fuel stoves are recommended.

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Blencoe Falls camping area

Campground features: Open woodland with separate camping areas spread out along the road.

Location: Just a short drive beyond the Blencoe Creek bridge, turn-right where signposted for most of the camping areas. Some camping areas available further along the Kirrama Range Road.

Access: The camping areas can be reached by 4WD only. It is not accessible for trailers, caravans or motorhomes.

Number of sites: A number of small, secluded, unnumbered camping areas exist just off the road adjacent to Blencoe Creek and also down tracks off the Kirrama Range Road. A few larger camping areas are also available. A separate area has been designated just for walk-in camping as well as a camping area for the Wet Tropics Great Walk.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD; walk-in camping and also large groups.

Campsite surface: Dirt and grass.

Facilities: Composting toilets.

Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans apply) but fuel stoves recommended.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, fuel stove, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter, by phone or on site at the self-registration shelter.

Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Blanket Creek bush camp

Blanket Creek bush camp. Photo:Queensland Government.

Blanket Creek bush camp. Photo:Queensland Government.

Campground features: Shady, she-oak covered bush campsite alongside the Herbert River.

Location: 10.5km along the Juwun and Jambal walking tracks.

Access: The bush camp can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Campsite surface: Dirt and grass.

Facilities: None.

Open fires: Prohibited.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, fuel stove, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Herbert River Gorge bush campsites

Campground features: Bush camping in a range of landscapes along the Herbert River.

Location: About a 26.5km stretch of the Herbert River between Blanket Creek and Orange Tree.

Access: The campsites can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: No defined sites. Camping available anywhere along the gorge between Blanket Creek and Orange Tree.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Campsite surface: Dirt and grass.

Facilities: None.

Open fires: Prohibited.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, fuel stove, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Last updated
15 September 2016