Mick Fienn Waterhole Camping Area

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Mick Fienn Waterhole camping area is a tranquil and remote camping destination situated in the heart of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), a pristine wilderness located on the southern Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. This camping area offers a unique and immersive outdoor experience, with a range of facilities and activities for nature enthusiasts and adventurers.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Kiosk

  • Suitable For Camper Trailer

  • Suitable For Tents


  • Campfires allowed

  • Generators allowed

Additional rules

1) Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
2) Generators allowed (conditions apply)

Things to know

Mick Fienn Waterhole camping area is located approximately 340 kilometers north-west of Cairns and 140 kilometers west of Cooktown, making it accessible by 4WD vehicles. The camping area is situated on the western bank of the Normanby River, offering stunning views and access to deep, permanent waterholes The sites have dirt and grass surfaces, which may vary seasonally, and some sites offer partial shade. The camping area accommodates various camping styles, including tent camping, camper trailer camping, and tent camping beside your car. Campfires are allowed at Mick Fienn Waterhole camping area, but please follow the designated fire rings and adhere to any fire bans that may be in place. Generators are permitted between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM, provided they produce noise levels of less than 65dB(A) when measured 7 meters from the generator. The self-service kiosk at this park has been decommissioned, so ensure you bring all the necessary supplies, including adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, and a fuel stove with sufficient fuel. Mobile phone coverage is not available in this remote area, so plan accordingly.



The camping area is nestled alongside the Normanby River, offering excellent opportunities for boating and fishing. You can cast lures from the riverbank or manually launch your boat (no trailers) at camp sites one and two. Explore the scenic drives in the park, taking in the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings, including the chance to spot large crocodiles in the river. Always exercise caution and be "croc-wise" in crocodile country. Spend your evenings around a campfire under the starry night sky, listening to the sounds of the park's nocturnal animals. You might even try to identify constellations.


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