Campsite Description

Camooweal is located on the Barkly Highway thirteen kilometres from the Northern Territory border in north west Queensland. Camping is available along several kilometres of stock route which runs beside the beautiful Georgina River. Off road access is available to all vehicles with care during dry weather only. Camping is limited to 48 hours during the tourist season (May until Septempber). No facilities are on site but drinking water, public toilets and dump site are located in Camooweal.The birdlife here is spectacular. Over a hundred species of birds have been recorded. During the dry season, river may subside to several large billabongs. There are red claw and bream in the river but no crocodiles.

Camooweal sports one pub, three service stations, the post office and general store, police station, RACQ agent and hospital clinic. If you're sick of roughing it, Camooweal has a variety of accommodation available from hostel to motel rooms and cabins.

The last weekend of August, Camooweal is host to the annual Drovers Reunion festival held at the Drovers Camp just east of the township. The Camooweal races are held on the same weekend. The memorabilia shed and art gallery at the Drovers Camp is open to the public from May until September. Entry is free and it is highly recommended if you are interested in the history of the outback.

To get to the campsite, take the turnoff at the western end of the Georgina River bridge. Camp near the bridge to be close to the township or for privacy, continue along the dirt road past the cattleyards and after about 1.5km the road will adjoin the river.

The residents of Camooweal welcome you and hope you enjoy your stay. Make sure you stop into town to say "G'day".

Campsite Features

No Site Fees
Non 4WD Access
Dogs Allowed
Open Fires