Basin Hole Camping Area
The Basin Hole camping area is a tranquil and secluded camping spot located in the northern part of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), which is situated in southern Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Camper Trailer
Suitable For Tents
1) Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended.
2) Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.
Things to know
The Basin Hole camping area is accessible only by 4WD vehicles due to the rugged terrain and remote location. The park is located approximately 340km northwest of Cairns and 140km west of Cooktown. Traveling to the camping area requires careful navigation and adherence to 4WD safety guidelines. The camping area is perched above a steep bank (about 2 meters high) overlooking the tidal Jam Tin Creek. Historically, this location served as a staging post for cattle teams crossing the countryside. The area provides partial shade, making it comfortable for camping. The camping area is perched above a steep bank (about 2 meters high) overlooking the tidal Jam Tin Creek. Historically, this location served as a staging post for cattle teams crossing the countryside. The area provides partial shade, making it comfortable for camping. The camping area provides space for tent camping beside your car and for camper trailers. There is one numbered site available, which can accommodate up to two cars with trailers or six people. Basic facilities such as amenities and fresh water are not available at the Basin Hole camping area. Visitors should bring their own food, drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and necessary camping equipment. Campfires are allowed in this camping area, except when fire bans are in effect. Visitors are advised to follow fire safety guidelines. Mobile phone coverage is not available.
The proximity to Jam Tin Creek provides an excellent opportunity for fishing. Visitors can try their luck with lures or bait and may even catch a barramundi for dinner. The Basin Hole camping area is an ideal starting point for exploring the network of roads that lead to flower-covered lagoons, lakes, vast plains, and significant historical sites within Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park. The park offers scenic drives that allow visitors to appreciate the natural beauty and diverse landscapes of Cape York Peninsula.