Kauri Creek Camping Area

  • Unpowered Site

Situated on the shores of a serene inlet within Lake Tinaroo, the Kauri Creek Camping Area offers a tranquil retreat for outdoor enthusiasts. From water activities to exploring the natural surroundings, this centrally-located camping area provides a range of experiences for campers.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Kiosk

  • Suitable For Camper Trailer

  • Suitable For Campervans

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets (Composting)


  • Anchoring allowed

  • Campfires allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only.
2) Generators: not permitted.

Things to know

The camping area is nestled within the Danbulla State Forest, located on the central part of the Atherton Tableland. Accessible from both the western entrance (9km away) and the eastern entrance (19km away) of Danbulla Road. Accessible by conventional vehicles, bicycles, boats, canoes, and kayaks. The camping area features an open layout without separately defined sites, making it suitable for various camping setups. Campsite surface is covered with grass, providing a comfortable base for tents, camper trailers, and even large groups. Facilities include flushing toilets, and there's a shower room where campers can bring their own shower. Generators are not allowed in the camping area. Bring essential items such as drinking water, insect repellent, and firewood (if planning to have a campfire). It's recommended to purchase firewood before entering the park. Mobile phone coverage is generally available in the area.



Campers can engage in a range of activities including canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, and fishing in the tranquil waters of Lake Tinaroo. A sandy-bottomed inlet encourages swimming and exploration by canoe. For hikers, the Jungaljunal Walk offers a picturesque route. The first 600m section leads to the Kauri Creek day-use area, perfect for picnics and creek-side swims. Adventurous hikers can continue along the rest of the Jungaljungal Walk. Another option is the Regeneration Walk, leading to the Downfall Creek camping area, which also presents excellent birdwatching opportunities.


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