Bough Shed Waterhole Camping Area

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The Bough Shed Waterhole camping area is a picturesque and remote camping spot located in a stunning natural setting in the wilderness. The Bough Shed Waterhole camping area is situated approximately 12 kilometers south of the park boundary, along the scenic Route of the River Gum tourist drive.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Kiosk

  • Suitable For Camper Trailer

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets

  • Wheelchair Access


  • Campfires allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: permitted, except when fire prohibitions or fire bans are in place. Bring your own clean-cut fire wood. Fuel stoves are recommended.

2) Generators: not allowed.

Things to know

Access to this camping area is primarily recommended for high clearance 4WD vehicles year-round. However, during dry weather conditions, it may also be accessible by 2WD vehicles with high clearance. Visitors should be prepared for potentially challenging road conditions, especially during adverse weather. The campsite surface consists of dirt and grass, which can become boggy in wet weather conditions. open areas without separately defined sites. Campfires are permitted, but visitors must adhere to specific conditions, especially during fire prohibitions or bans. It is essential to bring your own clean-cut firewood, and the use of fuel stoves is recommended. Visitors are responsible for bringing all essential supplies, including food and drinking water. Other recommended items include sturdy rubbish bags and containers, insect repellent, sun protection, a first-aid kit, a reliable torch, vehicle spares, and sufficient fuel. Proper preparation is crucial for a safe and enjoyable camping experience. Generally, mobile phone coverage is not available in this remote area. Visitors are encouraged to bring satellite phones or UHF radios for communication purposes in case of emergencies or to stay connected if needed.



Campsites are positioned alongside Surprise Creek, providing campers with a tranquil and refreshing environment. The permanent Bough Shed Waterhole nearby is a highlight, offering the opportunity to observe wallaroos, red kangaroos, and a wide variety of birdlife in their natural habitat. The open and unmarked camping areas allow for flexibility in choosing your campsite.


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