Miyumba Camping Area
Miyumba Camping Area is a tranquil and remote camping spot nestled near the banks of the Gregory River in the Riversleigh section of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Located in remote north-west Queensland, this camping area offers a serene retreat for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and wildlife lovers.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Camper Trailer
Suitable For Tents
Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers
1) Open fires: not allowed—fuel or gas stoves only.
2) Generators: not allowed.
Things to know
Miyumba Camping Area is accessible by 4WD vehicles. The camping area is situated in a remote location, so it's important to be prepared for off-road travel. This camping area provides basic facilities, including non-flush toilets. Campers can set up tents, camper trailers, or campervans. You can also camp beside your car if you prefer. While the facilities are minimal, the focus here is on a self-sufficient camping experience amidst nature. Miyumba Camping Area is relatively small and is set in open woodland near the Gregory River. Shade is limited, so be prepared for the Queensland sun. The campsites have a dirt surface. It's recommended to bring your own drinking water, a fuel or gas stove for cooking, and rubbish bags. Adequate preparation is crucial due to the remote nature of the area. Mobile phone coverage is not available at Miyumba Camping Area or Riversleigh D Site. Visitors are advised to consider bringing a UHF radio (channels one and six are local repeaters), a satellite phone, or a personal locator beacon (PLB). Mobile phone coverage is limited and unreliable in the national park.
One of the highlights of Miyumba Camping Area is its proximity to the Gregory River. Campers can take a short stroll to the river, where they can relax by the cool deep waterhole and enjoy the sight of small rapids. The area is a haven for birdwatchers, offering an opportunity to observe a diverse range of bird species as they dart down from the treetops to the water for a drink. Keep an eye out for the whistling kite's nest among the treetops surrounding the waterhole.
If you're seeking more adventure, you can drive to the nearby Riversleigh - D Site visitor area. Here, you can learn about the Riversleigh World Heritage Area and explore the fascinating Riversleigh fossil trail, which is a significant paleontological site.
Miyumba Camping Area offers a unique opportunity to sleep under a star-studded sky. In the early morning, you can witness wildlife venturing to the river's edge as they start their day, making it a memorable wildlife viewing experience.